Compare NinjaTrader vs RBC Direct Investing


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

NinjaTrader vs RBC Direct Investing
overall rating
4.4
4.1
overall pros
  • Low trading fees
  • Great platform and research
  • Quality educational materials
  • Quick, relevant customer service
  • Easy account opening in some cases
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • High withdrawal fee
  • No mobile app and desktop is only on Windows
  • Only futures and options on futures
  • Only US and Canadian markets covered
  • Lack of withdrawal/deposit options
  • Outdated mobile trading platform
fees
4.2
  • Low trading fees
  • Transparent fee structure
  • High withdrawal fee
3.4
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No mutual fund trading fee
  • Quarterly account fee
  • High Non-RBC Client Withdrawal Fee
account opening
3.8
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Slow
3.9
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • No minimum deposit
  • Account opening is a bit complicated for non-RBC bank account holders
deposit and withdrawal
1.6
  • No deposit fee
  • Quick withdrawal, less than 1 business day
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
2.4
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Less withdrawal and deposit options if not a client of RBC bank.
web trading platform
2.9
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
0.7
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Not user-friendly
  • No price alerts
  • Bugs
desktop trading platform
4.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Many great tools for technical analysis
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Available only on Windows
markets and products
1.8
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
2.3
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
research
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No trading ideas
3.8
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • News are quite basic
  • Basic charting tools
customer service
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
4.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • High-quality help guide
4.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No webinars
  • Top-tier financial regulation
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Active traders focusing on futures Investors, including beginners, who focus on the Canadian and US markets
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