TradeStation vs Optimus Futures

TradeStation vs Optimus Futures Comparison Table 2024
TradeStation Optimus Futures
3.5

TradeStation is #13 in our CFD broker rankings.

Not Yet Rated

Optimus Futures is #35 in our broker rankings.

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TradeStation is a popular, SEC-regulated broker offering stock, CFD and futures trading through powerful proprietary trading platforms. Available assets vary by region, with CFD trading available on the global branch. The US-based broker has different pricing methods split to cater for active day traders, or longer term stock holders.

Optimus Futures is an introducing broker partnering with numerous FCM services. It offers hundred of global assets across 40+ trading platforms.

Comment by Reviewer
"TradeStation is a secure, tried-and-tested broker for stock traders who want a powerful, flexible platform. The $500 minimum deposit makes this broker a better fit for experienced traders."
Pros
  • Reputable brand with oversight from top US regulators
  • Powerful trading platform with desktop, webtrader and mobile app
  • Support for third-party platform add-ons
  • Fast and responsive customer service
  • Quick, straightforward account setup
  • Competitive commissions on US stocks
Cons
  • Limited ETF options with no commission-free ETFs
  • Expensive subscription fees for many add-ons
  • Pricing disadvantages less active traders
  • Limited free data and in-depth research
Instruments
CFDs, Forex, Stocks, Futures, Commodities Futures, options
Demo Account
Yes Yes
Minimum Deposit
$500 $500
Trading Platforms
  • MT4
  • MT4
  • MT5
Payment Methods
Minimum Trade
Min lot size will vary Variable
Regulator
SEC CFTC, NFA
Margin Trading
No Yes
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
No Yes
Mobile Apps
iOS, Android and Windows Yes (iOS & Android)
Auto Trading
Expert Advisors (EAs) on MetaTrader
Copy Trading
No Yes
Copy Trading Platform
Copy trading services are available across some of the broker's extensive range of platforms.
Social Trading
No No
Trade Signals
None
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
No No
Account Currencies
  • USD
  • EUR
  • GBP
  • CAD
  • AUD
  • JPY
  • CHF
  • USD
  • EUR
  • GBP
Stock Exchanges
Commodities
CFD Trading
Trade CFDs on popular asset classes, including forex and stocks. FX CFD commissions are competitive at 0.6 basis points while for shares it's a minimum of $3 per order. CFD trading not offered
Leverage
1:20
FTSE Spread
N/A
GBPUSD Spread
N/A
Oil Spread
0.06 pips
Stocks Spread
0.2% Var
Forex Trading
Speculate on 26 currencies including majors. Top-tier liquidity is available from 17 of the biggest forex dealing banks, alongside dynamic order management and low commissions. Offers 80+ spot forex pairs to US traders, plus futures from multiple global exchanges, including ICE, ASX and Eurex
GBPUSD Spread
Variable Variable
EURUSD Spread
Variable Variable
EURGBP Spread
Variable Variable
Assets
26 Varies with provider
Cryptocurrency
Crypto trading not offered Optimus Futures offer micro Bitcoin futures with competitive rates.
Spread
Variable
Coins
  • BTC
Crypto Lending
No No
Crypto Mining
No No
Crypto Staking
Yes No
Auto Market Maker
No No
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