Compare Swissquote vs TradeStation Global


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

Swissquote vs TradeStation Global
overall rating
4.7
4.6
overall pros
  • Access to many markets and products
  • No inactivity fee
  • Rock-solid background
  • Low trading fees
  • Wide range of products
  • Fast and relevant customer service
overall cons
  • High trading fees
  • Confusing trading platform selection
  • Some research tools are not free
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • Complicated account opening
  • Limited education materials
fees
2.3
  • Low forex fees
  • Low fund fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High stock and ETF fees
  • High bond fees
4.1
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • High fund fees
account opening
4.0
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit for trading account
  • Technical difficulties
  • Forex and robo-advisor accounts have high minimum
2.8
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Minimum deposit is higher than $500
  • Not user-friendly
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
2.5
  • No deposit fee
  • Several account base currencies
  • No charge for the first withdrawal every month.
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Not user-friendly
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
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Difficult to set the alerts
mobile trading platform
4.7
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No advanced search filters
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
4.9
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Themes trading
5.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Warrants
  • Structured Products
  • Indices
  • Metals
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
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Limited fundamental data
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • No 24/7 support
  • Live chat answers are not always satisfactory
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
1.8
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • No 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
  • 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 Traders and investors looking for low fees and a wide selection of products
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