TD Ameritrade vs Scottrade Review

Review conducted by and last updated on 2/19/2014

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TD Ameritrade vs Scottrade 2014 review compares Scottrade vs TD Ameritrade. Compare Scottrade and TD Ameritrade trade commissions, fees and overall broker ratings by using the chart above. Is Scottrade or TD Ameritrade a better online broker? The staff breaks down all the key broker features, rates, and commissions charged to clients to determine the best broker.

There is a $2.99 difference in the per trade stock price for TD Ameritrade and Scottrade. Scottrade's per trade stock price of $7.00 is a little less than TD Ameritrade's per trade stock price of $9.99.

The TD Ameritrade's "Overall" rating of 5 stars is a slight advantage over Scottrade's "Overall" rating of 4 stars.

Both Scottrade and TD Ameritrade have an iPhone App for mobile trading. An iPad app for mobile trading on the popular tablet is available for Scottrade and TD Ameritrade to download on iTunes.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 11/01/2014 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The 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 top 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.

Options are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Options trading privileges subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options ( before investing in options. Offer valid for one new Individual, Joint or IRA TD Ameritrade account opened by 12/31/2014 and funded within 30 days of account opening with $2,000 or more. To receive $100 bonus, account must be funded with $25,000 or more within 30 days of initial minimum funding. To receive $300 bonus, account must be funded with $100,000 or more within 30 days of initial minimum funding. To receive $600 bonus, account must be funded with $250,000 or more within 30 days of initial minimum funding. Please allow 3-5 business days for any cash deposits to post to account. Offer is not transferable and not valid with internal transfers, accounts using the Amerivest service, TD Ameritrade Institutional accounts, and current TD Ameritrade accounts or with other offers. Qualified commission-free Internet equity, ETF or options orders will be limited to a maximum of 250 and must execute within 90 days of account funding. Contract, exercise, and assignment fees still apply. Limit one offer per client. Account must remain open with minimum funding required for participating in the offer for 9 months, or TD Ameritrade may charge the account for the cost of the cash awarded to the account. TD Ameritrade reserves the right to restrict or revoke this offer at any time. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business. Please allow 3-5 business days for any cash deposits to post to account. Taxes related to TD Ameritrade offers are your responsibility. Retail values totaling $600 or more during the calendar year will be included in your consolidated Form 1099. TD Ameritrade Inc., member FINRA/SIPC/NFA.. TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. © 2014 TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Square Logo