Compare Swissquote vs TD Ameritrade


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

Swissquote vs TD Ameritrade
overall rating
4.7
4.9
overall pros
  • Access to many markets and products
  • No inactivity fee
  • Rock-solid background
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • High trading fees
  • Confusing trading platform selection
  • Some research tools are not free
  • You can trade only on US markets
  • Accounts mostly limited to US residents
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
fees
2.3
  • 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)
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • High fund fees
account opening
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for trading account
  • Long wait times
  • Forex and robo-advisor accounts have high minimum
3.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
deposit and withdrawal
4.1
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • Several account base currencies
  • Swiss entity charges withdrawal and deposit fees
2.2
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • High withdrawal fee for wire transfers
web trading platform
4.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • Easy to get lost among functions
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No advanced search filters
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
desktop trading platform
3.3
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Poor design
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Themes trading
  • Robo-advisory
3.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
  • Recommendations are not structured
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
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
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • 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
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees Investors and traders looking for solid research and a well-equipped desktop trading platform
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