Compare Plus500 vs TD Ameritrade


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

Plus500 vs TD Ameritrade
overall rating
4.4
4.8
overall pros
  • Easy-to-use platform
  • Low trading fees
  • Listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio, only CFDs & forex
  • Minimal research tools
  • Mid-range educational section
  • You can trade only in the US markets
  • Slow and not fully digital account opening
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
fees
3.6
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • High fund fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
2.9
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
  • Not fully digital
deposit and withdrawal
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Five withdrawals per month free
2.2
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee for wire transfers
web trading platform
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good variety of order types
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.9
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
4.4
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
desktop trading platform
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
1.9
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
3.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
2.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • No trading ideas
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/poor quality news flow
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
5.0
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
5.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
education
1.5
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • Only few and basic educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Negative balance protection
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform and a great user experience Investors and traders looking for solid research and a well-equipped desktop trading platform
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