Compare TD Ameritrade vs Zerodha


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

TD Ameritrade vs Zerodha
overall rating
4.9
4.2
overall pros
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
  • Low fees
  • Great trading platforms
  • Solid research
overall cons
  • You can trade only on US markets
  • Accounts mostly limited to US residents
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
  • Slow account opening process
  • Only Indian market covered
  • No investor protection
fees
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • High fund fees
4.8
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • Account opening and maintenance charges
account opening
3.6
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
1.8
  • No minimum deposit
  • Slow
  • Not fully digital
  • Only Indian citizens accepted
deposit and withdrawal
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
2.8
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Good variety of order types
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
desktop trading platform
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
4.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
2.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Fees charged for many research tools
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
3.9
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
3.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • No demo account
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • No investor protection
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
recommended for Investors and traders looking for solid research and a well-equipped desktop trading platform Traders and investors (including beginners) focusing on the Indian market and looking for low fees
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