Compare Online Brokers

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Investors searching for a new broker should compare online brokers to find the best trade platform that suits their needs. Below we have a full comparison chart with ten of the top rated online stock brokers: TD Ameritrade, ETRADE, TradeKing, Scottrade, OptionsHouse, OptionsXpress, ShareBuilder, tradeMONSTER, and MB Trading.

The below broker ratings chart makes it easy to compare and find a new online broker. While most investors simply seek out low trade commissions it is important to note that trading tools, research, and customer service are also very important when comparing brokers.

This comparison table incorporates data from the StockBrokers.com 2014 Online Broker Review which I highly recommend reading through in conjunction with this chart. Please also refer to my stock brokerage guide here on the site for help, and feel free to email me if you have any specific broker questions.

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ETRADE Etrade Logo
TD Ameritrade
TD Ameritrade Logo
Options- House OptionsHouse LogoOptions- Xpress OptionsXpress LogoTradeKing Group TradeKing LogoScottrade Scottrade Logotrade MONSTER trade Monster LogoShareBuilder ShareBuilder LogoMB Trading MB<br />Trading Logo
ETRADE
TD Ameritrade
Options HouseOptions XpressTradeKingScottradetrade MONSTERShareBuilderMB Trading
* - StockBrokers.com 2014 broker review included 17 brokers with ratings in eight categories: commissions & fees, ease of use, platforms & tools, research, customer service, offering of investments, investor education, and mobile trading. This guide was written by Blain Reinkensmeyer and was last updated on 2014-03-27.
Fees
Trade Commissions$9.99$9.99$4.75$9.95$4.95$7.00$4.95$6.95$4.95
Options Trade Base$9.99$9.99$8.50$0.00$4.95$7.00$7.50$6.95$0.00
Options Per Contract$0.75$0.75$0.15$1.50$0.65$1.25$0.50$0.75$0.95
Broker Assisted$54.99$44.99$4.75$9.95$4.95$27.00$7.50$19.95$4.95
Minimum Deposit$500.00$0.00$1,000.00$0.00$0.00$500.00$0.00$0.00$1,000.00
Ratings
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CommissionsStar StarStar StarStar Star Star StarStar StarStar Star Star StarStar Star StarStar Star StarStar Star StarStar Star Star Star
Tools & ResearchStar Star Star StarStar Star Star StarStar Star StarStar Star StarStar Star StarStar Star Star StarStar Star Star StarStar Star StarStar Star Star
Customer ServiceStar Star Star StarStar Star Star StarStar Star StarStar Star Star StarStar Star Star StarStar Star Star StarStar Star StarStar Star Star StarStar Star Star
StockBrokers.com 2014 Review* Recommendations
Discounted TradingYesYes
Customer ServiceYesYesYesYesYesYes
Platforms & ToolsYesYesYesYesYes
Options TradersYesYesYesYesYesYes
Active TradersYesYes
Tools & Extras
Trader CommunityYesYesYesYesYesYes
Virtual TradingYesYesYesYesYesYes
International TradingYesYesYesYesYes
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