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Coinbase vs TD Ameritrade FX Review

Steven Hatzakis

Published by Steven Hatzakis


Friday, July 13th, 2018

To find the top fx brokers, the team here at ForexBrokers.com collected over 6,000 data points during a seven month review of the forex industry. In this fx broker comparison, we will compare Coinbase vs TD Ameritrade FX.

To assess both of these forex brokers, we will begin with cost. Comparing two fx brokers on cost is not easy. First, not every broker publicizes their average spreads. And, for the brokers that do publish their data, the formulas used to calculate average spreads can vary. Furthermore, the currency pair you are trading can impact cost, as well as the execution policies of the broker. Dealing desk or no dealing desk? The list goes on and on. To make comparing cost easy, we have a star rating that takes everything into account. TD Ameritrade FX is a better option with a 4.00 star rating over Coinbase's 2.50 star rating.

Next to commissions and fees, regulation and currency availability are important to take into consideration. You want to trust and have confidence the forex broker you choose. TD Ameritrade FX is regulated in a major hub, while Coinbase is not. TD Ameritrade FX is a publicly traded company, Coinbase isn't. And, when it comes to total currency pairs available to trade, a quick comparison is helpful. Coinbase trails TD Ameritrade FX by 77 total currency pairs (for example, EUR/USD), with TD Ameritrade FX offering 77 and Coinbase offering .

To round out our comparison of Coinbase vs TD Ameritrade FX, let's look at the tools and features most used by forex traders. For trading platforms, traders are all familiar with MetaTrader. Neither Coinbase and TD Ameritrade FX offer Meta Trader. With a platform picked out, looking at charts is a must so they should be of high-quality. As part of our research, we count the number of drawing tools and total technical indicators available. TD Ameritrade FX offers its clients access to 20 charting tools while Coinbase has charting tools, a difference of 20. TD Ameritrade FX boasts an offering of 377 different indicators (for example, moving averages) compared to Coinbase's available indicators.

Overall, TD Ameritrade FX boasts 4.50 stars versus Coinbase's 3.50 stars. And, when it comes to individual category awards, TD Ameritrade FX was rated Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2018, while Coinbase was rated none of these.
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Overall
Offering of Investments
Commissions & Fees
Platform & Tools
Customer Service
Research
Mobile Trading
Education
Trust Score
Year Founded
Publicly-Traded Company (Listed)
Regulated in Major Hub
Regulated in Emerging Hub
CFTC Registered (USA)
FCA Regulated (UK)
FINMA Authorised (Switzerland)
ASIC Authorised (Australia)
MAS Authorised (Singapore)
IIROC Authorised (Canada)
SFC Authorised (Hong Kong)
FSA Authorised (Japan)
CySEC Authorised (Cyprus)
FMA Authorised (New Zealand)
Forex: Spot Trading
Currency Pairs (Total Forex pairs)
CFDs - Total Offered
Cryptocurrency traded as actual
Cryptocurrency traded as CFD
All-in Cost EUR/USD - Active
Average Spread EUR/USD - Standard
Active Trader or Premium/VIP
Proprietary
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
MetaTrader4 (MT4)
MetaTrader5 (MT5)
cTrader
Currenex
ZuluTrade
MirrorTrader
Virtual Trading (Demo)
Watchlists - Total Fields
Alerts - Basic Fields
Charting - Trade From Chart
Charts can be saved
Charting - Drawing Tools (Total)
Charting - Indicators / Studies (Total)
Charting - Drawings Autosave
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Android App
Apple iOS App
Forex News
Alerts - Basic Fields
Alerts Delivery - Push Notifications
Watch List
Watch List Syncing
Charting - Technical Studies/Indicators
Charting - Draw Trend Lines
Daily Market Commentary
Forex News (Top-Tier Sources)
AutoChartist
Trading Central (Recognia)
Delkos Research
Acuity Trading
Social Trading / Copy-Trading
Social Sentiment - Currency Pairs
Client Webinars
Client Webinars (Archived)
Videos - Beginner Trading Videos
Economic Calendar
Calendar Includes Forecasts
Economic News Sentiment
Trade Ideas - Backtesting
GBPUSD (or USDGBP)
USDJPY (or JPYUSD)
EURUSD (or USDEUR)
USDCHF (or CHFUSD)
USDCAD (or CADUSD)
NZDUSD (or USDNZD)
AUDUSD (or USDAUD)
USDCNH (or CNHUSD)
USDSGD (or SGDUSD)
USDMXN (or MXNUSD)
USDNOK (or NOKUSD)
USDSEK (or SEKUSD)
USDTRY (or TRYUSD)
USDZAR (or ZARUSD)
USDDKK (or DKKUSD)
USDBRL (or BRLUSD)
Minimum Initial Deposit
Bank Wire (Deposit/Withdraw)
Visa/Mastercard (Credit/Debit)
PayPal (Deposit/Withdraw)
Skrill (Deposit/Withdraw)
UnionPay (Deposit/Withdraw)
Coinbase
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TD Ameritrade FX
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