Compare Swissquote vs Tradestation


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

Swissquote vs Tradestation
overall rating
4.7
4.7
overall pros
  • Access to many markets and products
  • No inactivity fee
  • Rock-solid background
  • Great web and mobile trading platform
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • High-quality educational tools
overall cons
  • High trading fees
  • Confusing trading platform selection
  • Some research tools are not free
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • No forex trading
  • Poor customer service
fees
2.3
  • Low forex fees
  • Low fund fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High bond fees
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Multiple fee structures to choose from
  • High non-trading fees
  • Withdrawal fee
account opening
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for trading account
  • Technical difficulties
  • Forex and robo-advisor accounts have high minimum
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • $500 minimum deposit
  • Multiple base currencies only for futures accounts
deposit and withdrawal
4.1
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • Several account base currencies for forex account
  • Credit/Debit card withdrawal not available
1.8
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal - within 3 days
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High withdrawal fee
web trading platform
4.2
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Available in several languages
  • Account login and search function bugs
  • Easy to get lost among functions
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
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
  • Limited search functions
desktop trading platform
2.5
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Poor design
markets and products
4.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Themes trading
2.5
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
3.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
  • News flow in 3 languages at the same time
  • Recommendations are not structured
4.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Many add-on research tools are not free
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat answers are not always satisfactory
2.3
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat doesn't work
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
  • Parent company listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Affluent investors who value safety and are OK with higher fees Traders focusing on US markets and buy-and-hold investing
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