Why Trust Us

StockTrader.com was founded with the mantra “for traders, by traders.” The site's founder and lead writer, Blain Reinkensmeyer, has placed thousands of trades across more than two decades of navigating the markets.

Honest, unbiased content delving into the deepest realms of self-directed investing is part of the site's DNA. From sharing the truth about day trading for a living to helping investors set up trading journals the right way, StockTrader.com has proudly served millions of visitors since its inception as StockTradingToGo.com way back in 2007.

Today StockTrader.com is a deeply researched and highly actionable source of practical trading information. Here’s what makes us a trustworthy resource for your own trading journey.

We are experts

Our team consists of seasoned professionals who are highly regarded in their fields and dedicated to upholding the highest standards of journalism and research. Combined, the StockTrader.com core team represents more than 100 years of industry experience. Our writers are also sought-after sources in the world of personal finance, and have been quoted by major media outlets and consulted for their expertise. Read more about Blain Reinkensmeyer, Steven Hatzakis, Chris McKhann and Sam Levine.

We are unbiased

Independence is paramount to our mission. There is no “pay to play” here. Financial service providers cannot pay us to alter a review, modify an opinion, or inflate a star rating, and our tools do not require private, personal information to be shared. Our editorial decisions are, and always have been, independent and impartial. Our editorial team operates strictly independently of our advertising team in order to maintain objectivity.

Our guiding principle: people before profits.

We are thorough

We pride ourselves on analyzing products using strict, proprietary testing methods and collecting insightful data to draw comparisons. Our reviews and comparisons are the result of hundreds of hours of research and testing, and our data is validated by in-house analysts.

We are a Certified B Corp

Certified B Corporations are for-profit companies legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on all stakeholders. B Corps must meet the high, independently verified standards of social and environmental performance and public transparency with a legal commitment to making a positive impact on the planet and its people.

Reink Media Group earned its B Corp certification in October 2022 after undergoing a rigorous in-depth review of the effect of the company’s operations and business model on its workers, community, customers, and the environment by B Lab, a nonprofit network that certifies B Corporations. Reink Media Group and all of our domains will go through the assessment and verification process every three years to maintain our B Corp certification.

Reink Media’s B Corp Impact report is publicly available on bcorporation.net where readers can compare B Corp scores against the performance of mainstream businesses.

About Reink Media Group

StockTrader.com is but one constellation in the greater financial universe of Reink Media Group. Our other sites include StockBrokers.com, StockBrokers.com UK, ForexBrokers.com, BrokerNotes.co, and investor.com.

Reink Media Group helps millions of consumers and individual investors each year. People from across the globe trust our research to help them find the best financial products and services. Whether we are helping you find a broker, a financial advisor, a new credit card or a new savings account — or you want to learn more about stock trading — Reink Media Group will always put people before profits to help you make the right choice for you.

We call ourselves RMG. Here’s a bit more about us:

  • We’re dedicated to our readers. 38,711,471 users (and counting) have been helped across our domains.
  • We believe green is good. Our company is fueled by 100% green energy.
  • We have a mantra: People before profits.
  • We have a mission: To make the world a safer place for investing while sustaining an ethical, environmentally conscious approach.
  • We are a Certified B Corp: We (and all of our domains) meet the high, independently verified standards of social and environmental performance and public transparency.

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