Compare Halifax vs TradeStation Global


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Halifax stacks up against TradeStation Global!

Halifax vs TradeStation Global
overall rating
4.0
4.6
overall pros
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Good options for deposits and withdrawals
  • Quick and easy account opening
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Wide range of products
  • Fast customer service
overall cons
  • High stock trading fees
  • Limited web-based platform
  • No mobile or desktop platforms
  • Only bank transfer allowed for deposit and withdrawal
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited education materials
fees
2.2
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
3.7
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • High fund fees
  • High CFD fees
account opening
4.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Not user-friendly
  • Only for UK residents
2.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • $1,000 minimum deposit required for desktop platform
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
3.8
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Only one account base currency
  • Slow withdrawal - over 3 days
  • Electronic wallets not available
3.5
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • No charge for the first withdrawal each month.
  • Credit/Debit card not available
web trading platform
3.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No research capabilities in the portal
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
3.5
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • User interface is a bit complex
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Overly complicated installation
markets and products
3.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Investment Trusts
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
research
3.5
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Research tools not integrated into web trading platform
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • Limited fundamental data
customer service
3.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
  • No response to email
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • No educational videos
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • All clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Beginners and long-term investors Traders and investors looking for low fees and a wide selection of products
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