Compare Stake vs Zacks Trade


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

Stake vs Zacks Trade
overall rating
4.3
4.6
overall pros
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • Low fees
  • Extensive stock and ETF selection
  • Great customer service.
overall cons
  • Basic product portfolio
  • Limited availability of customer service
  • Lack of educational tools
  • Complex desktop platform and research tools
  • Slow and complicated account opening
  • Limited educational tools
fees
4.8
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Withdrawal fee
4.3
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low margin rates
  • High fund fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
2.8
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • 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
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • 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
4.5
  • 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
  • Alerts only through chatbot
desktop trading platform
3.0
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Too complex for beginners
markets and products
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
3.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
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
3.5
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Not user-friendly
customer service
0.4
  • Fast response time
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.3
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
education
0.5
  • Easy to understand
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
2.5
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • No general education videos
  • No webinars
  • 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
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
recommended for Beginners looking for free trading and a simple, easy to use trading platform Traders and investors looking for comprehensive research tools, wide product selection, and low fees
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