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.
Moomoo is an SEC-regulated app-based investment platform that offers a straightforward and affordable way to invest in Chinese, Hong Kong, Singaporean, Australian and US stocks, ETFs and other assets. Margin trading is available and the brand offers a zero-deposit account as well as several bonuses.
Get up to 15 free stocks worth up to $2000
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"We recommend TradeZero for active stock traders looking for zero commissions, powerful software and extended hours trading."
"Moomoo is an excellent choice for new and intermediate stock traders who want to build a diverse investment portfolio. What really stands out is the broker's user-friendly app and the low trading fees."
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
It is reassuring that Moomoo holds licenses with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), among others
It's also a Member of FINRA and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), adding another level of security for prospective clients
The ‘Moomoo Token’ generates dynamic passwords for transaction security - a unique and helpful safety feature
Moomoo's analytics and insights are impressive and detailed compared to other brands
There is no minimum deposit requirement which is excellent news for beginners
The broker offers access to extended pre-market trading hours
Moomoo has reduced options contract fees from $0.65 to $0
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
There is no negative balance protection, which is a common safety feature at top-tier-regulated brokers
It's a shame that there is no 2 factor authentication (2FA), despite the other security features on offer
There is no phone or live chat support - common options at most other brokers