Online Broker Reviews reviews many of the online brokers available today. Our stock broker reviews cover those brokers that support stocks, options, ETFs, mutual funds, IRA's, 401ks, bonds, and similar investments. There are various stock brokers that also support forex, futures and commodity trading which will be noted under the "Trade Types" section within each review.

Our goal is to provide the most in depth online broker reviews so clients can find the best brokerage for their investing needs. Each year our team of traders test and assess the stock brokers on over 295 variables which formulates their star ratings for various categories, as well as the scoring for the annual review. A full list of all online brokers currently reviews are listed below. Choose a broker to be taken to their stock broker review on the site.

How We Test

Our mission at is to provide accurate and widespread data for every online broker we track. As of February, 2016, is home to the largest independent database on the web covering the US online brokerage industry. In our 2016 Review, we assessed 295 separate variables across ten core categories for each broker.

With this data, we were able to thoroughly evaluate each broker and provide visitors with accurate and easy to interpret star ratings for topics ranging from Commissions & Fees to Customer Service. Alongside star ratings, data are displayed within each broker’s review page and are also integrated into research tools such as the Compare Tool and Screener Tool.

Learn More About How We Test

  • Commissions & Fees 15.5% (29 total variables)
  • Offering of Investments 15.5% (42 total variables)
  • Platforms & Tools 15.5% (52 total variables)
  • Research 15.5% (50 total variables)
  • Customer Service 10% (26 total variables)
  • Mobile Trading 10% (48 total variables)
  • Ease of Use 10% (7 total variables)
  • Education 6% (20 total variables)
  • Order Execution 2% (8 total variables)
  • Banking

If there is an online broker review you think we missed that is not included above please let us know.