Compare Plus500 vs Robinhood


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Plus500 stacks up against Robinhood!

Plus500 vs Robinhood
overall rating
4.4
4.5
overall pros
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Great account opening
  • Quick and helpful customer support
  • Free US stock and ETF trading
  • Great mobile and web trading platforms
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
overall cons
  • Limited product range, only CFDs
  • Mediocre research tools
  • Average CFD fees
  • Limited product range
  • Weak customer support
  • Few educational materials
fees
3.0
  • Free withdrawal
  • Inactivity fee charged only if you don't log into the platform
  • Average CFD fees
5.0
  • Commission-free US stock and ETF trading
  • No fee for deposit or withdrawal
  • Transparent fee structure
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only for US clients
  • No IRA accounts offered
deposit and withdrawal
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
2.3
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Cash management service
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Depositing larger amounts on Robinhood Gold takes longer
  • Wire withdrawal is pricey
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability for workspace
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.9
  • CFD
1.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Crypto
research
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Market analysis
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
customer service
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
1.5
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
3.5
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • Educational articles
  • No webinars
  • Materials are not well-structured
1.5
  • Quality educational texts
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the US stock market
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