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Compare TD Ameritrade vs XTB


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

TD Ameritrade vs XTB
overall rating
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Solid research and education
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
  • Fast deposit and withdrawal
  • Fast and user-friendly account opening
  • Good research tools
overall cons
  • High trading fees
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
  • Only US markets covered
  • Limited product portfolio, mostly CFD and FX
  • Sales team can be pushy
  • No 24/7 customer support
fees
3 stars
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High financing rate
4 stars
  • Low non-trading fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
account opening
3 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Many account types
  • No minimum account balance for US clients
  • Not fully digital
5 stars
  • Fast account opening
  • Fully digital account opening
  • User-friendly
  • Sales team pushy
deposit and withdrawal
2 stars
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • Only one account base currency
5 stars
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal
  • Quick funding and withdrawal -within 3 days
  • User-friendly
  • High fees for electronic wallet deposits
web trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited customizability (for workspace)
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited order types
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safe) login
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited order types
desktop trading platform
5 stars
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safe) login
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good search function
  • Limited order types
  • No two-step (safe) login
markets and products
3 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
2 stars
  • CFD
  • Crypto
  • Real stocks and ETFs for European clients except for UK and Hungary
research
5 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
4 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • User-friendly
  • Good set of analytical tools
  • No fundamental data available
customer service
5 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
5 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Relevant answers
  • Slow support for e-mail
  • 24/5 availability
education
5 stars
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • paperMoney trading simulation/demo account
5 stars
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Additional insurance coverage
  • No negative balance protection
  • No investor protection in case of futures, forex
  • Listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Regulated by financial authorities
recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research and well-equipped desktop trading platform Forex and CFD traders looking for great funding and withdrawal processes and research tools