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Firstrade lowers its Stocks, ETFs, and Options Trade Commissions

Posted on February 15, 2017

Today Firstrade (read our full review) has announced it is reducing equity, ETF, and option trade commissions for all clients, effective immediately. The move to reduce trade commissions comes less than two weeks after Charles Schwab lowered its own commission rates.

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Charles Schwab Sets Record Low Trade Commissions and Fund Fees

Posted on February 3, 2017

As part of its 2017 Winter Business Update, Charles Schwab announced that effective immediately, regular equity trades would be reduced from $8.95 to $6.95. Options trades were also reduced from $8.95 + $.75 per contract to $6.95 + $.70 per contract. Less mutual funds trades, Charles Schwab is now less expense than all three of its core competitors.

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Online Brokers Fourth Quarter Earnings Review

Posted on February 2, 2017 takes a look at the fourth quarter earnings reports of the four publicly-traded brokers. We take a look at each company individually as well as an overview of the sector as a whole.

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fx-logo Beta Launches

Posted on December 14, 2016 has officially launched into public BETA!

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Schwab Launches Gain / Loss Analyzer Tool for Traders

Posted on December 13, 2016

The latest innovation from Charles Schwab is targeted at all casual and active traders. A brand new Gain/Loss Analyzer tool launched late last week with a goal of analyzing trade history to relay relevant performance metrics.

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