Compare Swissquote vs tastyworks


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

Swissquote vs tastyworks
overall rating
4.5
4.7
overall pros
  • Access to many markets and products
  • No inactivity fee
  • Rock-solid background
  • Low trading fees
  • Great educational materials
  • Good research tools
overall cons
  • High trading fees
  • Confusing trading platform selection
  • Some research tools are not free
  • Limited product selection
  • Few deposit and withdrawal options
  • No demo account
fees
1.6
  • Low fund fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Low financing rate
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High bond fees
  • Withdrawal fee at Swissquote (CH)
4.5
  • Low trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Withdrawal fee for bank (wire) transfers
account opening
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for trading account
  • Long wait times
  • Forex and robo-advisor accounts have high minimum
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
4.1
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Several account base currencies
  • Swiss entity charges withdrawal and deposit fees
1.9
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free ACH withdrawals in the US
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • High fee for wire withdrawals
web trading platform
4.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Easy to get lost among functions
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • Two-step (safer) authentication for certain functions
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Not suited for beginners
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No advanced search filters
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No price alerts
desktop trading platform
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
3.9
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • Not suited for beginners
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Themes trading
  • Robo-advisory
2.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Futures
research
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
  • Recommendations are not structured
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
customer service
4.4
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Email answers are not always relevant
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
4.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • Banking background
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • 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 Affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees Options and futures traders focusing on US markets
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