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SogoTrade vs Cobra Trading 2019

Blain Reinkensmeyer

The StockBrokers.com annual review (9 years running) takes six months to complete and produces over 30,000 words of research each year. Here's how we test.

Is SogoTrade better than Cobra Trading? After scoring brokers in nine separate categories for our 2019 review, SogoTrade (57.71%) is better than Cobra Trading (49.66%). In today’s low-cost world, where big brands also offer trades for less than $5, SogoTrade struggles to compete.

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Overall Rating

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Overall 3 2.5
SogoTrade Review Cobra Trading Review

Trading Fees

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Minimum Deposit $500.00 $30,000.00
Stock Trade Fee (per trade) $4.88 N/A
ETF Trade Fee $4.88 N/A
Options Base Fee $4.88 N/A
Options Per Contract Fee $0.50 $0.50
Mutual Fund Trade Fee $25.00 $25.00
Broker Assisted Trades Fee $25.00 $0.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3
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Margin Rates

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Under $24,999.99 10.75% 5.25%
$25,000.00 to $49,999.99 9.75% 5.25%
$50,000.00 to $99,999.99 8.75% 5.25%
$100,000.00 to $249,999.99 7.50% 5.25%
$250,000.00 to $499,999.99 7.00% 5.25%
$500,000.00 to $999,999.99 6.50% 5.25%
Above $1,000,000.00 6.00% 5.25%
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3
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Account Fees

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
IRA Annual Fee 35 35
IRA Closure Fee 60 95
Returned ACH Fee 30 25
Returned Wire Fee 30 25
Stock Certificate Processing Fee N/A N/A
Stock Certificate Delivery Fee N/A N/A
Paper Statement Fee 10 2
Paper Confirmation Fee 5 3
Domestic Wire Fee 25 20
International Wire Fee 50 50
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3

Investment Options

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Stock Trading
Yes Yes
OTCBB / Pink Sheets
Yes Yes
Options Trading
Yes Yes
Complex Options Max Legs
5 4
Futures Trading
No Yes
Forex Trading
No Yes
Commission-Free ETFs 0 0
Mutual Funds (No Load)
9964 0
Mutual Funds (Total)
11784 0
Bonds (US Treasury)
No No
Bonds (Corporate)
No No
Bonds (Municipal)
No No
Advisor Services
No No
International Trading
No No
Offering of Investments 2.5 3
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Order Types

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Order Type - Market
Yes Yes
Order Type - Limit
Yes Yes
Order Type - Stop
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes Yes
Order Type - Contingent
No No
Order Type - MultiContingent
No No
Order Type - OCO
No Yes
Order Type - OTO
No No
Order Type - OTOCO
No No
Offering of Investments 2.5 3
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Trading Platforms

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Desktop Platform (Mac)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Paper Trading
Yes Yes
Trade Journal
No No
Watch Lists - Total Fields
49 30
Two-Factor Authentication Login
No No
Heat Mapping
Yes No
Platforms & Tools 3 3
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Charting Features

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Charting - Trade Off Chart
No Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies
52 36
Charting - Drawing Tools
12 9
Charting - Historical Trades
No No
Charting - Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Automated Analysis
No No
Charting - Save Profiles
No Yes
Charting - Study Customizations
4 8
Charting - Custom Studies
No No
Platforms & Tools 3 3
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Day Trading

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Stock Alerts - Basic Fields
No Yes
Stock Alerts - Advanced Fields
No Yes
Streaming Time & Sales
Yes Yes
Streaming TV
No No
Direct Market Routing - Stocks
No Yes
Direct Market Routing - Options
No Yes
Ladder Trading
No Yes
Trade Hot Keys
No Yes
Level 2 Quotes - Stocks
No Yes
Level 2 Quotes - Options
No Yes
Trade Ideas - Backtesting
No No
Short Locator
No Yes
Client Liquidity Rebates
No Yes
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Mobile Trading Apps

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple Watch App
Yes No
Trading - Stocks
Yes Yes
Trading - After-Hours
Yes Yes
Trading - Conditional Orders
No No
Trading - Mutual Funds
No No
Trading - Simple Options
Yes Yes
Trading - Complex Options
Yes No
Trading - Option Rolling
No No
Touch / Face ID
Yes No
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Mobile App Features

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Watch List Syncing
No No
Stock Alerts - Basic Fields
No No
Stock Alerts - Advanced Fields
No No
Charting - After Hours
No Yes
Charting - Drawing
No No
Charting - Study Customizations
No No
Customizable Homescreen
No No
Heatmapping
No No
Stream Live TV
No No
Barcode Lookup
No No
Mobile Trading 3 3
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Research Overview

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Research - Stocks
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Mutual Funds
No No
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBB
No No
Research - Fixed Income
No No
Research - Futures
No No
Research - Forex
No No
Screener - Stocks
Yes No
Screener - ETFs
Yes No
Screener - Mutual Funds
No No
Screener - Options
No No
Screener - Bonds
No No
Misc - Portfolio Builder
Yes No
Misc - Portfolio Allocation
No No
Research 2 1
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Stock Research

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Stock Research - Reports
1 0
Stock Research - Earnings
No No
Stock Research - Insiders
No No
Stock Research - Metric Comp
No No
Stock Research - SEC Filings
Yes No
Stock Research - Social
No No
Stock Research - Balance Sheet
Yes No
Stock Research - Cash Flows
No No
Stock Research - News
Yes Yes
Stock Research - ESG
No No
Research 2 1
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ETF Research

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
ETFs - Strategy Overview
Yes No
ETFs - Top 10 Holdings
Yes No
ETFs - Sector Exposure
No No
ETFs - Risk Analysis
No No
ETFs - Performance Analysis
Yes No
ETFs - Ratings
No No
ETFs - Morningstar StyleMap
No No
ETFs - Reports
No No
Research 2 1
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Mutual Fund Research

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Mutual Funds - Strategy Overview
No No
Mutual Funds - Prospectus
No No
Mutual Funds - Reports
No No
Mutual Funds - Fees Breakdown
No No
Mutual Funds - Top 10 Holdings
No No
Mutual Funds - Asset Allocation
No No
Mutual Funds - Sector Allocation
No No
Mutual Funds - Country Allocation
No No
Mutual Funds - StyleMap
No No
Mutual Funds - 3rd Party Ratings
No No
Research 2 1
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Options Trading

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Option Chains - Streaming
Yes Yes
Option Chains - Total Columns
22 17
Option Chains - Greeks
5 0
Option Chains - Quick Analysis
Yes No
Option Analysis - P&L Charts
Yes No
Option Probability Analysis
Yes No
Option Probability Analysis Adv
Yes No
Option Positions - Greeks
Yes No
Option Positions - Adv Analysis
Yes No
Option Positions - Rolling
Yes No
Option Positions - Grouping
No No
Platforms & Tools 3 3
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Beginners

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Has Education - Stocks
Yes No
Has Education - ETFs
Yes No
Has Education - Options
Yes No
Has Education - Mutual Funds
No No
Has Education - Fixed Income
No No
Has Education - Retirement
No No
Paper Trading
Yes Yes
Videos
No No
Webinars (Monthly Avg)
0 0
Webinars (Archived)
No No
Live Seminars
No No
Progress Tracking
No No
Interactive Learning - Quizzes
No No
Investor Magazine
No No
Education 2 0.5
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Banking

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
Retail Locations
0 0
Member FDIC
No No
Checking Accounts
No No
Savings Accounts
No No
Credit Cards
No No
Debit Cards
No No
Mortgage Loans
No No
No Fee Banking
No No
Banking 0.5 0.5
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Overall

Feature SogoTrade Cobra Trading
SogoTrade Review Cobra Trading Review
Overall 3 2.5
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Using data from our latest annual broker review which tested more than a dozen different online brokers over six months, we can compare Cobra Trading vs SogoTrade to determine which broker is best. Let's dive in.

First, we will break down the commission charges of both brokers for placing stock and options trades. SogoTrade charges $4.88 per stock trade which is $4.88 more than Cobra Trading which charges customers $0 (the broker charges a per share rate instead) per trade. With options, the base fees charged are $N/A (Cobra Trading) and $4.88 (SogoTrade). Option contracts at both of the brokerages are the same at $0.50 each. Instead of flat rate fees, several brokers charge a per-share fee instead. For a complete review of trading charges, read our full online broker reviews.

Next, investors want to make sure they can trade the investment vehicle they want. SogoTrade supports Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds while Cobra Trading supports Stock Trading, Options Trading, Forex Trading and Futures Trading. As far as mutual funds go, SogoTrade offers its clients access to 11784 different mutual funds while Cobra Trading has 0 available funds, a difference of 11,784.

Finally, by comparing the each broker's website and platform features, we can surface interesting differences. Both Cobra Trading and SogoTrade offer virtual trading. For mobile trading, Cobra Trading offer clients access to an iPhone App and Android App while SogoTrade has an iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Online banking is also used by many customers, and multiple full-service brokerages provide these services. Unfortunately, Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans are not available at Cobra Trading or SogoTrade .

Overall, between Cobra Trading and SogoTrade, SogoTrade is the winner.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 02/18/2019 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. For stock trade rates, advertised pricing is for a standard order size of 500 shares of stock priced at $30 per share. For options orders, an options regulatory fee per contract may apply.

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