NinjaTrader vs Qtrade Direct Investing compared

Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how NinjaTrader stacks up against Qtrade Direct Investing!

NinjaTrader
Qtrade Direct Investing

Last update of dataNov 2022

NinjaTrader

NinjaTrader is a US-based software company that has an excellent desktop application for advanced users, particularly futures traders. NinjaTrader is an NFA-registered company and an introducing broker of brokers like Phillip Capital and Dorman Trading.

Recommended for active traders focusing on futures.

Qtrade Direct Investing

Qtrade is a Canadian stockbroker regulated by the top-tier IIROC.

Recommended for investors, including beginners, who focus on the Canadian and US markets.

NinjaTrader's service is on par with Qtrade Direct Investing's and a comparison of their fees shows that NinjaTrader's fees are lower than Qtrade Direct Investing's.

Account opening takes somewhat more effort at NinjaTrader compared to Qtrade Direct Investing, deposit and withdrawal processes are more complicated at NinjaTrader, while customer service quality is much better than Qtrade Direct Investing's.

Our experts rated the trading platform of NinjaTrader as somewhat better than the platform of Qtrade Direct Investing, found that clients have access to slightly less markets and products with NinjaTrader, while Qtrade Direct Investing provides less useful research and education.

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Basic data of broker

Overall Score
4.4

Recommended for Active traders focusing on futures

Best broker for futures

Overall Score
4.1

Recommended for Investors, including beginners, who focus on the Canadian and US markets

Country of origin

USA

Country of origin

Canada

Fees

Fees score
4.4
Fees score
3.2
Fees summary

Low trading, but high non-trading fees

Fees summary

Low trading and non-trading fees

Stock and ETF fees

Forex fees

Fund fees

Bond fees

Options fees

Futures fees

CFD fees

Non-trading fees

Deposit and withdrawal

Deposit and withdrawal score
1.6
Deposit and withdrawal score
3.0
Number of base currencies

3

Number of base currencies

2

Deposit type

Withdrawal type

Account opening

Account opening score
3.5
Account opening score
4.2
Account opening fully online
Account opening fully online
Minimum deposit
*

$400

*
Minimum deposit
*

$0

*
Time to open account

>3 days

Time to open account

1-3 days

Required documents

Proof of identity: national ID / passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill / driver's license / credit card statement

Required documents

Social Insurance Number, Government ID, Proof of Income, Investment e-Statements

Trading platform

Web platform score
-
Web platform score
3.5
Mobile platform score
-
Mobile platform score
3.0
Desktop platform score
4.8
Desktop platform score
-

Markets and products

Markets and products score
1.9
Markets and products score
2.9
Stocks
Stocks
Fractional shares
Fractional shares
ETFs
ETFs
Forex
*
*
Forex
Funds
Funds
Bonds
Bonds
Options
*
*
Options
Futures
Futures
Crypto
*
*
Crypto
CFDs
CFDs

Research, education

Research score
4.8
Research score
3.0
Charting quality

Great

Charting quality

Poor

Education score
5.0
Education score
4.0
Demo account
Demo account

Customer service

Customer service score
5.0
Customer service score
2.3
Phone
Phone
Live chat
Live chat
Email
Email
24/7 availability
24/7 availability

Security

Investor protection amount

No protection

Investor protection amount

CAD 1 million

Banking background
Banking background
Listed on stock exchange
Listed on stock exchange
Foundation date

2003

Foundation date

2000

Country of regulation

USA

Country of regulation

Canada

NinjaTrader

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

Qtrade Direct Investing

For detailed information and hands-on experience, read our review of this broker.

*Data marked with an asterisk contain additional info, expand the relevant sections below to see details.

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