Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer
Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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.
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.