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
  • Great account opening
  • Quick and helpful customer support
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • Limited product range, only CFDs
  • Mediocre research tools
  • Average CFD fees
  • You can trade only on US markets
  • Accounts mostly limited to US residents
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
fees
3.0
  • Free withdrawal
  • Inactivity fee charged only if you don't log into the platform
  • Average CFD fees
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
3.6
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
deposit and withdrawal
5.0
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
2.2
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • High withdrawal fee for wire transfers
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability for workspace
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
desktop trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
1.9
  • CFD
4.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
research
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Market analysis
  • 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
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
education
3.5
  • Demo account
  • Educational videos
  • Educational articles
  • No webinars
  • Materials are not well-structured
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • 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
  • 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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