Emirates NBD Securities vs TradeZero

Emirates NBD Securities vs TradeZero Comparison Table 2024
Emirates NBD Securities TradeZero
2.9

Emirates NBD Securities is #35 in our broker rankings.

2.6

TradeZero is #35 in our broker rankings.

United States Flag Traders from US accepted
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Emirates NBD is a Dubai-based broker, established in 1963. The brand services 20+ million customers in over 13 countries and is recongized as a leading financial services provider in the UAE with AED 800+ billion in assets. Retail investors can speculate on four major markets including the Abu Dubai Securities Exchange (ADX).

TradeZero is a stock and ETF broker established in the Bahamas in 2015. Though the global entity is regulated offshore, the US subsidiary is overseen by FINRA with SIPC registration. The powerful proprietary trading software makes it a popular choice for active day traders.

Comment by Reviewer
"Traders who want a reliable MENA brokerage with a choice of trading platforms and backing from an established bank should check out Emirates NBD." "We recommend TradeZero for active stock traders looking for zero commissions, powerful software and extended hours trading."
Pros
  • The company is licensed by the Central Bank of the UAE and the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA)
  • A convenient daily trading programme can be used to automate mutual fund investments with a minimum trade value of AED 8
  • Transparent pricing model with commission fees by exchange outlined plus a useful commission calculator
  • THARAA' loyalty program with tiered membership status and rewards for every completed transaction
  • A good choice of trading platforms with mobile app compatibility, plus telephone order execution
  • Customer support is available 24/7 via phone, email or online chat bot
  • Leveraged trading options available
  • ZeroPro provides access to advanced charting features, instant alerts, customizable hotkeys and, for an extra monthly fee, OTC Level 2 markets
  • High intraday leverage up to 1:6 for global accounts with balances of $2,499+ and up to 1:4 for US clients
  • Four in-house platforms including a proprietary mobile app with real-time data streaming
  • Simple pricing structure; free or paid stock and options orders (eligibility requirements apply)
  • On-demand tutorial videos and live stream market insights
  • The US entity is registered with the FINRA and SIPC
  • Innovative solution to mark unused locates for credit
  • Pre-market and post-market trading hours
Cons
  • Trading focused on the MENA region with limited global exposure
  • An Emirates NBD banking account is needed to deposit and withdraw
  • A AED 3000 minimum must be maintained across bank accounts
  • Slim investment offering with no forex trading
  • Mobile app navigation trails the best brokers
  • There is no demo account for new clients
  • There is limited education for beginners
  • Slow sign up process
  • TradeZero only facilitates trading US stocks, with UK, EU and other international markets unavailable
  • High deposit and withdrawal fees; $50 for outgoing and $25 for incoming (waived if over $500)
  • The TradeZero global entity has weaker regulatory oversight from the SCB of the Bahamas
  • A $59 monthly fee applies to the ZeroPro and ZeroWeb terminals
  • Customer support is available 24/7 with a responsive live chat
Awards
  • Nasdaq Dubai's Retail Broker of the Month Award for April 202
  • Nasdaq Dubai's Retail Broker of the Month Award for February 2022
  • Nasdaq Dubai's Retail Broker of the Month Award for December 2021
  • 5-Stars DFM Brokers Excellence Rating certification for the year 2020
  • Nasdaq Dubai's Retail Broker of the Month Award for June 2020
  • Nasdaq Dubai's Retail Broker of the Month Award for April 2019
  • Nasdaq Dubai's Retail Broker of the Month Award for February 2018
Instruments
Stocks Stocks, ETFs, Options
Demo Account
No No
Minimum Deposit
$0 $200
Trading Platforms
  • Own
  • Own
Payment Methods
Minimum Trade
$0 $1
Regulator
SCA SCB, FINRA
Margin Trading
Yes Yes
Margin Rate
8%
STP Account
No No
ECN Account
No No
DMA Account
Yes No
MAM Account
No No
PAMM Account
No No
LAMM Account
No No
Demat Account
No No
AI / Machine Learning
No No
Robo Advisor
No No
Negative Balance Protection
No No
Market Maker
No No
P2P Trading
No No
Spot Trading
Yes Yes
Mobile Apps
iOS & Android iOS & Android
Copy Trading
No No
Social Trading
No No
VPS Hosting
No No
Tournaments
No No
Demo Competitions
No No
Ethical Investing
No No
Custodial Account
No No
Guaranteed Stop Loss
No No
Islamic Account
Yes No
Account Currencies
  • USD
  • AED
  • SAR
  • USD
Stock Exchanges
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