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Best Investment Companies: Top 10 Rated Online Investing Firms in 2014


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4.5-star brokerage firm rating

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

4.5-star brokerage firm rating




Stocks, ETFs: $4.95

Mutual Funds: $9.95

Options: $4.95 plus
$0.65 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • Forex
  • CDs
  • ETFs
TradeKing
Review

4.5-star brokerage firm rating

OptionsXpress review


Stocks, ETFs: $8.95

Mutual Funds: $9.95

Options: $14.95
(1 - 10 contracts)
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • Furures
  • ETFs
OptionsXpress
Review

4-star brokerage firm rating

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

4-star brokerage firm rating

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

4-star brokerage firm rating

Thinkorswim 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
Thinkorswim
Review

4-star brokerage firm rating

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
  • International Stocks
  • Margin Loans
  • Insurance
Charles Schwab
Review

4-star brokerage firm rating

Fidelity review


Stocks, ETFs: $7.95

Mutual Funds: $75

Options: $7.95 plus
$0.75 per contract
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • CDs
  • Annuities
  • ETFs
  • Money Market Funds
  • International Stocks
Fidelity
Review

4-star brokerage firm rating

Optionshouse Review


Stocks, ETFs: $4.75

Mutual Funds: $9.95

Options: up to five contracts for $5,
each additional contract $1
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Bonds
  • ETFs
Optionshouse
Review

3-star brokerage firm rating

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
Review


Best investment companies: top 10 rated online investing firms


List above displays our top 10 highest rated investment firms in 2014 for individual investors. There you could see the online investing companies ratings (highest possible is 5-star), links to brokerage websites (logo picture), commissions on stocks, ETFs, no-load mutual funds, and options trades, investment products offered by the firms as well as the links to complete companies reviews (which contain new client promotional sign up offers).

Each company has its strengths and weaknesses, and not every firm is right for a particular customer. We encourage you to take a time to read the reviews, to see if a specific firm is a good fit for you.

Some of these top 10 investment companies allow opening account with no initial deposit requirement ($0 down) and no obligation: take this opportunity to open few brokerage accounts, and see first-hand which one you like more.

All of the brokerage firms in the list above do not charge account maintenance fees for non-IRA accounts. Some of the companies have IRA fees and we suggest you check our Fees pages for a complete information (links to them are available on our brokerage Reviews pages). TradeKing is the only broker in this list that in rare cases charges account inactivity fee.

The top investment companies are not shy to offer new customers promotional deals and incentives for opening a new non-IRA or even IRA account: anything from reimbursing account transfer fees charged by an old broker, free trades for a period of time (usually one or two months), and up to significant cash bonuses (where amount of bonus often depends on the amount of initial deposit). Definitely take advantage of these offers!
This article was updated on 5/1/2014.





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