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Online broker reviews for 2016. Ratings and rankings for U.S. discount stock brokerage firms investing and trading accounts.


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Scottrade Review
Stocks, ETFs: $7

Mutual Funds: $17

Options: $7 plus
$1.25 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • CDs
  • Munis
  • ETFs
  • International Stocks


Scottrade
Review
TradeKing Review
Stocks, ETFs: $4.95

Mutual Funds: $9.95

Options: $4.95 plus
$0.65 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • Forex
  • CDs
  • ETFs
4.5-star brokerage firm rating

TradeKing
Review
TDAmeritrade review
Stocks, ETFs: $9.99

Mutual Funds: $49.99

Options: $9.99 plus
$0.75 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • ETFs
  • Futures
  • Forex


TD Ameritrade
Review
Optionshouse Review
Stocks, ETFs: $4.95

Mutual Funds: $20

Options: $4.95 plus $0.50 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • ETFs


Optionshouse
Review
Etrade Review
Stocks, ETFs: $9.99

Mutual Funds: $19.99

Options: $9.99 plus
$0.75 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • Futures
  • ETFs


Etrade
Review
Charles Schwab Review
Stocks, ETFs: $8.95

Mutual Funds: $76 to buy
$0 to sell

Options: $8.95 plus
$0.75 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • CDs
  • Annuities
  • ETFs
4-star brokerage firm rating

Charles Schwab
Review
OptionsXpress review
Stocks, ETFs: $8.95

Mutual Funds: $9.95

Options: $14.95
(1 - 10 contracts)
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • Futures
  • ETFs
4-star brokerage firm rating

OptionsXpress by
Charles Schwab
Review
Fidelity Review
Stocks, ETFs: $7.95

Mutual Funds: $49.95 ($75 for some funds)

Options: $7.95 plus
$0.75 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • CDs
  • Annuities
  • ETFs
  • International Stocks
4-star brokerage firm rating

Fidelity
Review
USAA Brokerage Review
Stocks, ETFs: $5.95 - $8.95

Mutual Funds: $45 minimum

Options: $5.95 or $8.95 plus
$0.75 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • Annuities
  • ETFs


USAA Brokerage
Review
TradeStation review 2016
Stocks, ETFs: $4.99 - $9.99

Mutual Funds: $14.95

Options: $1 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • Futures
  • ETFs
  • Forex


TradeStation
Review
Motif investing review
Stocks, ETFs: $4.95

Mutual Funds: N/A

Options: NA
  • Stocks
  • ETFs


Motif Investing
Review
Capital One Investing Review
Stocks, ETFs: $6.95

Mutual Funds: $19.95

Options: $6.95 plus
$0.75 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • ETFs


Capital One Investing
Review
Firstrade Review
Stocks, ETFs: $6.95

Mutual Funds: $9.95

Options: $6.95 plus
$0.75 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • CDs
  • ETFs


Firstrade
Review
Merrill Edge review
Stocks, ETFs: $6.95

Mutual Funds: $19.95

Options: $6.95 plus
$0.75 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • Futures
  • CDs
  • Annuities
  • International Stocks
  • ETFs


Merrill Edge
Review
Interactive Brokers review 2016
Stocks, ETFs: $0.005 per share
with $1 minimum

Mutual Funds: $14.95

Options: $0.70 per contract
plus exchange fees
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • Futures
  • Forex
  • ETFs
  • International Stocks
3-star brokerage firm rating

Interactive Brokers
Review
Cobra Trading review
Stocks, ETFs: $5

Mutual Funds: NA

Options: $5 plus
$0.95 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • ETFs
3-star brokerage firm rating

Cobra Trading
Review
Lightspeed Trading Review
Stocks, ETFs: $4.50

Mutual Funds: NA

Options: $0.60 per contract
plus exchange fees
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Bonds
  • ETFs
3-star brokerage firm rating

Lightspeed
Review
ChoiceTrade Review
Stocks, ETFs: $5

Mutual Funds: $25

Options: $0.99 per contact
$8.95 minimum
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • ETFs
3-star brokerage firm rating

ChoiceTrade
Review
WellsTrade review
Stocks, ETFs: $8.95

Mutual Funds: $35

Options: $9.95 plus
$1 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • ETFs
3-star brokerage firm rating

WellsTrade
Review
Vanguard review
Stocks, ETFs: $7 - $20

Mutual Funds: $8 - $35

Options: $30 plus
$1.50 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • CDs
  • ETFs
  • International Stocks
  • Insurance
  • Commercial paper
3-star brokerage firm rating

Vanguard
Review
SogoTrade review
Stocks, ETFs: $5

Mutual Funds: N/A

Options: $5 plus
$0.50 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • ETFs
3-star brokerage firm rating

SogoTrade
Review
Kapitall review
Stocks, ETFs: $7.95

Mutual Funds: NA

Options: NA
  • Stocks
  • ETFs
2-star brokerage firm rating

Kapitall
Review
TradingBlock review
Stocks, ETFs: $7.50

Mutual Funds: $20

Options: $7.50 plus
$0.75 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • ETFs
3-star brokerage firm rating

Trading Block
Review
Muriel Siebert review
Stocks, ETFs: $14.95+

Mutual Funds: $35

Options: $34 - $370
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • International Stocks
  • ETFs


Muriel Siebert
Review
SpeedTrader Review
Stocks, ETFs: $6.95

Mutual Funds: NA

Options: $2.50 plus
$1 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • ETFs
2-star brokerage firm rating

SpeedTrader
Review
Just2trade review

Stocks, ETFs: $2.50

Mutual Funds: $12

Options: $2.50 plus
$0.50 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • ETFs
  • International Stocks
1-star brokerage firm rating

Just2trade
Review

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About our online brokerage reviews, ratings and rankings


Note: most brokerage firms listed on our website do not accept account applications from non-U.S. citizens and residents. If you are one of them, read this.

When compiling online brokerage firm ratings, we considered and compared the following parameters: investment commissions and brokerage fees, customer service, usability of trading tools, presence of an online trader community and educational resources about investing, various additional free services, range of products to invest, and research amenities.

Every discount stock broker targeting do-it-yourself (DIY) investors has its strengths and weaknesses, and might not be right for your specific needs. Please take a time to read online brokerage firm reviews, to see if a particular company is a good fit for you.

Some online brokers allow new clients to open an account with no initial cash deposit (a.k.a. $0 minimum to open account) and do not charge for closing regular brokerage account. We advise to take advantage of these opportunities to open few brokerage accounts, try them out, and choose the one(s) you like more. This will allow you to make more precise decision about where to invest your money. This idea usually only works for non-IRA accounts, since many brokers charge IRA account closing fee anywhere from $20 to $125 (see fee schedule in broker reviews).

On our website you could find online brokerage reviews for the following brokerage firms: Ameriprise, TD Ameritrade, Chase, Charles Schwab, Choicetrade, Etrade, Fidelity Investments, Firstrade, Interactive Brokers, Just2trade, LightSpeed Trading, MB Trading, Merrill Edge, Merrill Lynch, Motif Investing, Muriel Siebert, Optionshouse, Optionsxpress, Scottrade, Capital One Sharebuilder, Sogotrade, Speedtrader, Thinkorswim, Tradeking, Trademonster, Trading Block, Tradestation, USAA Brokerage, Vanguard, Wells Fargo's Wellstrade, Zecco. All of them are members of US regulation agencies: SIPC (FDIC insurance equivalent) and/or FINRA.

You could also add your own online broker review, comment, leave feedback or ask a question at the end of the each article for all the companies listed above. When reading user reviews, keep in mind that customers who had a negative experience with a company are more likely to go and post a review than a vast majority of satisfied clients.

If you would like for us to review an online investing or trading website not listed above, please send us a message.

The stock broker ratings, reviews and rankings provided on this website are our own opinion unless specified otherwise. Information was partially updated in January of 2016 and is subject to change at any time.
Updated on 2/10/2016.
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