Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
StockBrokers.com 2016 review compares Firstrade vs Scottrade. Compare Firstrade and Scottrade trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the chart above. Is Firstrade or Scottrade 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.
Firstrade ($6.95) has a slight per trade stock price advantage over Scottrade ($7.00). This marginal difference of $0.05 should be taken into consideration by very high volume traders.
The "Overall" ratings for Scottrade and Firstrade are equally matched at 4 stars.
Only Scottrade 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 Firstrade and Scottrade have an iPhone App for mobile trading.
All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 2/20/2017 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.