Firstrade vs TD Ameritrade 2013 Review
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|Flat-Fee Trade Plan*||$9.99||$6.95|
|Per-Share Trade Plan||N/A||N/A|
|Mutual Fund Trade Fee*||$49.99||$9.95|
|Options Trade Base||$9.99||$6.95|
|Options Per Contract||$0.75||$0.75|
|Options Exercise Fee||$19.99||$16.95|
|Options Assignment Fee||$19.99||$16.95|
|Broker Assisted Trades||$44.99||$26.95|
2013 Review Ratings
|Commissions & Fees|
|Platform & Tools|
|Ease of Use|
|No Minimum Deposit|
|No Maintenance Fees|
|Online Trader Community|
|Credit Card Accounts|
|Debit Card Accounts|
|$25k to $49k||8.75%||7.75%|
|$50k to $99k||8.50%||7.50%|
|$100k to $249k||7.25%||6.75%|
|$250k to $499k||7.00%||6.25%|
|$500k to $999k||7.00%||5.50%|
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TD Ameritrade vs Firstrade
StockBrokers.com 2013 review compares Firstrade vs TD Ameritrade. Compare Firstrade and TD Ameritrade trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the chart above. Is Firstrade or TD Ameritrade 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.
TD Ameritrade was rated #1 overall in the StockBrokers.com 2012 Broker Review along with numerous Best in Class awards. Their ideal client includes all investors and traders as their 5 star, 24/7 customer support amongst other factors easily outweighs their higher equity commission pricing. Trade Architect and thinkorswim provide outstanding platforms and tools for active and professional investors, with thinkorswim receiving Best Overall Trading Platform in 2012. TD Ameritrade has one of largest selection of commission free ETFs, one of the many attributes that makes them a top brokerage over many other great competitors.
There is a significant price difference of $3.04 per stock trade between TD Ameritrade and Firstrade. TD Ameritrade's per trade stock price of 9.99 is significantly higher than Firstrade's per trade stock price of 6.95.
There is a large difference between TD Ameritrade's "Overall" rating of 5 stars and Firstrade's "Overall" rating of 3 stars.
Only TD Ameritrade 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 TD Ameritrade have an iPhone App for mobile trading.