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Merrill Edge vs Lightspeed Trading Review

Brandon Reinkensmeyer

Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer


Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Merrill Edge vs Lightspeed Trading

StockBrokers.com 2016 review compares Lightspeed Trading vs Merrill Edge. Compare Lightspeed Trading and Merrill Edge trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the chart above. Is Lightspeed Trading or Merrill Edge 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 significant price difference of $3.95 per stock trade between Merrill Edge and Lightspeed Trading. Merrill Edge's per trade stock price of 6.95 is significantly higher than Lightspeed Trading's per trade stock price of 3.00.

There is a large difference between Merrill Edge's "Overall" rating of 5 stars and Lightspeed Trading's "Overall" rating of 3 stars.

Only Merrill Edge has an iPad app for tablet trading while Lightspeed Trading does not support the device at this time. You can find the app in the iTunes app store. Only Merrill Edge has an iPhone app for mobile trading while Lightspeed Trading does not.

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Overall
Commissions & Fees
Offering of Investments
Platform & Tools
Research
Customer Service
Mobile Trading
Ease of Use
Education
Order Execution
Banking
Flat-fee Trade Plan*
Per-Share Trade Plan
Mutual Fund Trade Fee*
Options Trade Base
Options Per Contract
Options Exercise Fee
Options Assignment Fee
Broker Assisted Trades
Minimum Deposit
Stock Trading
Options Trading
Mutual Funds
FOREX Trading
Futures Trading
Desktop Based Platform
Web Based Platform
Virtual Trading
No Minimum Deposit
No Inactivity Fees
No-Fee IRAs
Commission Free ETFs
Mutual Funds (No Load)
Mutual Funds (Total)
# of Easy to Borrow Stocks
Retail Locations
iPhone App
iPad App
Android App
Android Tablet App
Mobile Site
Checking Accounts
Savings Accounts
Credit Card Accounts
Debit Card Accounts
Mortgage Loans
No Fee Banking
Under $25k
$25k - $49k
$50k - $99k
$100k - $249k
$250k - $499k
$500k - $999k
Above $1,000,000
Merrill Edge
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$6.95
N/A
$19.95
$6.95
$0.75
$6.95
$6.95
$29.95
$0.00
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
0
2764
7649
3793
2161
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
8.88%
7.75%
7.75%
6.38%
6.38%
6.13%
5.50%
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$4.50
$0.006
N/A
$0.00
$0.60
$15.00
$15.00
$25.00
$5,000.00
 
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
 
0
0
0
5500
0
 
No
No
No
No
Yes
 
No
No
No
No
No
No
 
6.00%
6.00%
5.00%
5.00%
4.25%
3.75%
3.50%

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.

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