Compare TradeStation vs Vantage FX


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

TradeStation vs Vantage FX
overall rating
4.6
4.4
overall pros
  • Great web and mobile trading platform
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • High-quality educational tools
  • Low fees
  • Super fast account opening
  • Seamless deposit and withdrawal
overall cons
  • Not user-friendly deposit and withdrawal
  • No forex trading
  • Mediocre customer service
  • Limited product selection
  • Customer service could be improved
  • Investor protection only in the UK
fees
4.2
  • Low trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees / Free stock trading
  • Multiple fee structures to choose from
  • Withdrawal fee
4.2
  • Low forex fees
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High financing rate
  • High stock CFD fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • User-friendly
  • Only USD accounts (unless you trade futures)
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
deposit and withdrawal
2.3
  • No deposit fee
  • Deposit and withdrawal in cryptocurrencies
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • High fee for wire withdrawal
  • Only USD accounts (unless you trade futures)
4.5
  • Credit/Debit card available
  • No deposit fee
  • Quick deposit and withdrawal
  • International bank withdrawals (after the first one in each month) have a high fee
web trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
2.8
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
  • Poor design
mobile trading platform
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Limited search functions
3.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good search function
  • No price alerts
  • No Touch/Face ID login
desktop trading platform
2.5
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Not user-friendly
  • Poor search function
  • Poor design
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
2.8
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Fund
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
1.6
  • Forex
  • CFD
  • Crypto
research
4.3
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • Many add-on research tools are not free
4.3
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Limited interactive charting
  • Most tools are available only with $1,000 minimum account balance
customer service
2.5
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • No 24/7 support
2.8
  • Live chat available
  • Relevant answers on the phone
  • No 24/7 support
  • Mediocre email support
education
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Webinars
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • Parent company listed on stock exchange
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Investor protection only in the UK
recommended for Traders focusing on US markets and buy-and-hold investing Forex and CFD traders familiar with the MetaTrader trading platforms
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