Founded in 2014, Tiger Brokers is a stocks and securities broker based in China, offering 350+ products on a proprietary trading terminal. The broker is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) among others, and is listed on NASDAQ. As of 2021, the broker has 2 million account holders with an annual trading volume of $404.3+ billion.
TD Ameritrade is a leading discount brokerage offering a vast range of instruments including forex, stocks, futures, options and crypto. The company has nearly 40 years of experience and authorization from the SEC, FINRA and CFTC. Trading takes place via its well-known thinkorswim platform, which offers sophisticated tools and features including stock screeners and calculators.
Comment by Reviewer
"Based on my experience, Tiger Brokers is an excellent choice for dedicated stock traders looking to trade US, Asian and Australian shares, as well as options, futures, warrants and interest rates. It’s also great for anyone looking for explore an innovative proprietary trading platform."
"Traders who want access to a huge range of stocks from a reputable broker with low fees should consider TD Ameritrade. On the downside, we miss access to the familiar MetaTrader 4 software."
I’m satisfied with the brokers strong industry reputation, with multiple awards, custodian backing (including from Interactive Brokers and DBS bank), and its appointed listing on the NASDAQ
I think Tiger Brokers competes well with similar brands when it comes to market coverage, with an excellent range of stocks and funds from US and Pacific exchanges
I appreciate that there’s no minimum deposit to get started on the powerful trading terminal, which is accessible via a stable desktop app or mobile device
I also appreciate that the broker supports fee-free deposits via bank wire and Wise, in a range of currencies including HKD, USD, AUD and EUR
I feel relatively safe registering with this broker since it holds reputable licenses with multiple bodies including the SEC, FINRA and MAS
There’s a free demo account available for those who want to browse the platform’s features before committing real funds
I found several customer service options, including a live chat, telephone number, WhatsApp and email
Advanced order types, including OCO and brackets
Automated trading capabilities, including robo-advisors
Several trading platforms including proprietary award-winning software
TD Ameritrade provides rich in-depth research and educational resources
Extended 24/7 trading hours allow for international access to the markets
The broker facilitates automatic syncing between desktop and mobile trading platforms
There is access to over 350 technical studies, 20 drawing tools and 8 Fibonacci tools
Active chat rooms to share ideas and communicate with thousands of experienced traders
The Economic Data tool allows access to a range of data about the health of global economies
Management Services and Essential Portfolios. Reviews of which show high levels of customer satisfaction
Portfolio margin gives some users increased leverage by basing margin requirements on total portfolio risk
I think some traders may feel restricted by the single proprietary platform offering, with no access to popular third-party stock trading terminals like MetaTrader 4
Compared to traditional brokers, there’s limited account funding methods which may be a drawback for traders used to depositing via e-wallets
Compared to some other brokers, I think the range of educational resources and market analysis tools is lacking a little
I’m a little disappointed that there’s no EMEA market access which would serve a wider cohort of investors
CFD trading not available
No MT4 or MT5 integration
Fractional shares are not offered
No direct cryptocurrency trading
Broker-assisted trade commissions are around $25
Stringent margin maintenance requirements and high fees
New traders may be overwhelmed by the vast amount of information and tools available
Best Broker for Beginners 2022 - Investopedia Best Online Broker Awards
Best Online Broker for Stock Trading Platform and Research 2022 - NerdWallet's Best-Of Awards
#1 Platform & Tools, #1 Active Trading, #1 Options Trading, #1 Customer Service, and #1 Phone Support 2022 - StockBrokers.com Online Broker Review
Trade 70+ forex pairs including majors, minors or exotics via the desktop, mobile or webtrader app with no commission and 1:2 leverage. The choice of currencies is wider than most forex brokers.
TD Ameritrade offers currency trading via Android and iOS mobile and tablet apps. Users can speculate on over 75 currency pairs with low fees and advanced trading tools. Deposit funds and manage accounts in a few clicks.
Crypto trading not offered
Gain exposure to cryptocurrency markets through OTC crypto trusts, mutual funds and ETFs and Bitcoin futures. This offers portfolio diversification opportunities and trading vehicles beyond standard crypto CFDs.