Compare Robinhood vs Zerodha


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

Robinhood vs Zerodha
overall rating
4.5
4.2
overall pros
  • Free US stock and ETF trading
  • Great mobile and web trading platforms
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Low fees
  • Great trading platforms
  • Solid research
overall cons
  • Limited product range
  • Weak customer support
  • Few educational materials
  • Slow account opening process
  • Only Indian market covered
  • No investor protection
fees
5.0
  • Commission-free US stock and ETF trading
  • No fee for deposit or withdrawal
  • Transparent fee structure
4.7
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees / Free stock trading
  • Account opening and maintenance charges
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Available only for US clients
  • No IRA accounts offered
1.8
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Only Indian citizens accepted
deposit and withdrawal
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
2.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
5.0
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
desktop trading platform
markets and products
1.1
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Crypto
2.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
3.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Fees charged for many research tools
customer service
1.5
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
1.5
  • Quality educational texts
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • 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
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the US stock market Traders and investors (including beginners) focusing on the Indian market and looking for low fees
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