Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
StockBrokers.com 2016 review compares Charles Schwab vs Firstrade. Compare Charles Schwab and Firstrade trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the chart above. Is Charles Schwab or Firstrade a better online broker? The StockBrokers.com staff breaks down all the key broker features, rates, and commissions charged to clients to determine the best broker.
There is a $2.00 difference in the per trade stock price for Charles Schwab and Firstrade. Firstrade's per trade stock price of $6.95 is a little less than Charles Schwab's per trade stock price of $8.95.
The Charles Schwab's "Overall" rating of 5 stars is a slight advantage over Firstrade's "Overall" rating of 4 stars.
Only Charles Schwab has an iPad app for tablet trading while Firstrade does not support the device at this time. You can find the app in the iTunes app store. Both Charles Schwab and Firstrade have an iPhone App for mobile trading.
All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 2/16/2016 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The StockBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest pricing data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page. For stock trade rates, advertised pricing is for a standard order size of 500 shares of stock priced at $30 per share. For options orders, an options regulatory fee per contract may apply.