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Compare Plus500 vs TradeStation Global


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

Plus500 vs TradeStation Global
overall rating
4.4 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Easy to use platform
  • Low spreads
  • Listed on AIM section of the London Stock Exchange
  • Low trading fees
  • Wide range of products
  • Fast and relevant customer service
overall cons
  • Limited product portfolio, only CFDs
  • High financing rates
  • Minimal research tools
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • Complicated account opening
  • Under-developed web trading platform
fees
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • Inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
  • Financing rate calculation is non-transparent
4 stars
  • Low financing rate
  • Withdrawal fee
  • $10 inactivity fee
account opening
5 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
2 stars
  • Fully digital account opening
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Not user-friendly
  • Slow account opening, 1-2 days
  • Minimum account balance is $5,000
deposit and withdrawal
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Five withdrawal per month is free
2 stars
  • Several account base currencies
  • No charge for the first withdrawal every month.
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • Slow funding and withdrawal - over 3 days
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Available in several languages
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
2 stars
  • Clear fee report
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Difficult to set the alerts
mobile trading platform
5 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
4 stars
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Innovative functions (i.e. Chatbot)
  • Not user-friendly
desktop trading platform
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3 stars
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • No clear fee report available
  • Poor search function
markets and products
2 stars
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
5 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
1 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • No analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • No fundamental data available
  • No/Poor quality news flow
3 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Good quality news flow
  • No analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Limited fundamental data
customer service
5 stars
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • 24/7 availability
  • No phone support
4 stars
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7
education
2 stars
  • Demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
0 stars
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Parent company listed on stock exchange
recommended for Experienced traders looking for an easy-to-use platform, with great user experience. Traders looking for low fees and a lot of products