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Compare IG vs Tradestation


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how IG stacks up against Tradestation!

IG vs Tradestation
overall rating
4.5 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Easy-to-use web trading platform
  • Helpful and reliable customer service
  • Great deposit and withdrawal tools
  • Great mobile trading platform
  • Wide range of reserach tools
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • High trading fees
  • Limited product portfolio
  • Limited research tools
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • No forex
  • Bad customer service
fees
2 stars
  • Low financing rate
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High trading fees
  • Inactivity fee
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • More fee structures you can choose from
  • High non-trading fees
account opening
4 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • No minimum deposit for bank transfer
  • The sales team is quite pushy, prompting you regularly to fund your account
4 stars
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Slow account opening
deposit and withdrawal
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • Several account base currencies
  • User-friendly
  • Not transparent on available base currencies
2 stars
  • No deposit fee
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • Not user-friendly
  • High withdrawal fee (for non-US clients $35 /tansaction)
web trading platform
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • No clear fee report available
  • No price alerts
mobile trading platform
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
desktop trading platform
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3 stars
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
markets and products
3 stars
  • Forex
  • Options
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Equities for UK clients
  • Robo-advisory type of service in the UK
2 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
3 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Good quality news flow
  • User-friendly
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
4 stars
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Good quality news flow
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
5 stars
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
3 stars
  • Live chat
  • Relevant and fast telephone support
  • Practically no email support
  • No 24/7
education
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • Easy to understand
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Regulated by top-tier regulators, like FCA
  • No negative balance protection
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Parent company listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Traders with any experience level aiming for a great and easy-to-use trading platform Traders wanting great research tools and preferring the US markets