Compare Stake vs TradeStation Global


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

Stake vs TradeStation Global
overall rating
4.4
4.6
overall pros
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Wide range of products
  • Fast customer service
overall cons
  • Basic product portfolio
  • Limited availability of customer service
  • Lack of educational tools
  • Only bank transfer allowed for deposit and withdrawal
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited education materials
fees
4.8
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Withdrawal fee
3.7
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • High fund fees
  • High CFD fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
2.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • $1,000 minimum deposit required for desktop platform
  • Not user-friendly
deposit and withdrawal
3.7
  • Credit/Debit card available for AU, NZ customers
  • Only one account base currency
  • $2 withdrawal fee
3.5
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • No charge for the first withdrawal each month.
  • Credit/Debit card not available
web trading platform
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
3.5
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • User interface is a bit complex
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Overly complicated installation
markets and products
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
research
3.3
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Live market data
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Some research tools available only for premium account holders
4.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • Limited fundamental data
customer service
0.4
  • Fast response time
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
0.5
  • Easy to understand
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
2.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • No educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Beginners and investors looking for free US stocks/ETFs and a simple, easy to use trading platform Traders and investors looking for low fees and a wide selection of products
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