Compare Online Brokers

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, 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 2015 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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TD Ameritrade

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TradeKing Group
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Capital One Investing
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MB Trading
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TD Ameritrade
TradeKing Scottrade ShareBuilder MB
* – 2015 broker review included 15 brokers with ratings in ten categories: commissions & fees, ease of use, platforms & tools, research, customer service, offering of investments, investor education, banking, and mobile trading. This guide was written by , Trader at Reink Media Group, LLC and was last updated on 2015-06-30.
Trade Commissions $9.99 $9.99 $4.95 $9.95 $4.95 $7.00 $6.95 $4.95
Options Trade Base $9.99 $9.99 $4.95 $0.00 $4.95 $7.00 $6.95 $0.00
Options Per Contract $0.75 $0.75 $0.50 $1.50 $0.65 $1.25 $0.75 $0.95
Broker Assisted $54.99 $44.99 $4.95 $9.95 $4.95 $27.00 $19.95 $4.95
Minimum Deposit $500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2500.00 $0.00 $1,000.00
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Tools & Research StarStarStarStar StarStarStarStar StarStarStarStar StarStarStar StarStarStar StarStarStarStar StarStarStar StarStarStar
Customer Service StarStarStarStar StarStarStarStar StarStarStar StarStarStarStar StarStarStarStar StarStarStarStar StarStarStarStar StarStarStar 2014 Review* Recommendations
Discounted Trading Yes Yes
Customer Service Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Platforms & Tools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Options Traders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Active Traders Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tools & Extras
Trader Community Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Trading Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
International Trading Yes Yes Yes Yes

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