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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 Logo
Options-
Xpress

OptionsXpress Logo
TradeKing Group
TradeKing Logo
Scottrade
Scottrade Logo
trade
MONSTER

trade Monster Logo
ShareBuilder
ShareBuilder Logo
MB Trading
MB<br />Trading Logo
ETRADE
TD Ameritrade
Options
House
Options
Xpress
TradeKingScottradetrade
MONSTER
ShareBuilderMB
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 , Trader at Reink Media Group, LLC and was last updated on 2014-09-15.
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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CommissionsStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar
Tools & ResearchStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar
Customer ServiceStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStarStar
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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