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On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 .



Please note: Zecco officially merged with TradeKing in 2012. The two brokers continue to remain independent while the sites, clients, services, etc. are being merged. See our sneak peek of the new platform.

Zecco is an online broker that offers free stock trades to its client base of over 400,000 investors. Known for being a discount broker, Zecco also provides low cost options trades and Forex trading for its customers. Through its free ZeccoShare community they allow their members to share online trades and investment ideas with other traders.

Our Zecco review provides trade platform screenshots, detailed commissions information, and online broker ratings.
Blain Reinkensmeyer

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Blain has been involved in the markets for over 12 years, heading equity broker research and reviews. His personal blog,, provides to-the-point daily market recaps to over 17,000 subscribers.

Commission Notes

Trade Commissions Breakdown

$4.95 Stock Trade Fee (flat)*
N/A Stock Trade Fee (per share)*
$4.95 Options Base Fee*
$0.65 Options Per Contract Fee*
N/A Options Exercise Fee
N/A Options Assignment Fee
$10.00 Mutual Fund Trade Fee
$19.99 Broker Assisted Trades Fee
$0.00 Minimum Deposit

Margin Rates

0.00% Under $24,999.99
0.00% $25,000.00 to 49,999.99
0.00% $50,000.00 to $99,999.99
0.00% $100,000.00 to $249,999.99
0.00% $250,000.00 to $499,999.99
0.00% $500,000.00 to $999,999.99
0.00% Above $1,000,000.00

Miscellaneous Fees

N/A Bond Trade Fee
N/A Treasury Trade Fee
$0.00 CD Trade Fee
N/A IVR Trade Fee
N/A IRA Annual Fee
N/A IRA Closure FEe
N/A Forced Margin Sellout Fee
N/A Returned ACH Fee
N/A Returned Wire Fee
N/A Stock Certificate Processing Fee
N/A Stock Certificate Delivery Fee
N/A Paper Statement Fee
N/A Paper Confirmation Fee
N/A Domestic Wire Fee
N/A International Wire Fee

Broker Ratings

Commissions & Fees
Ease of Use
Platforms & Tools
Customer Service
Mobile Trading
Offering of Investments

Broker Awards

Offering of Investments

Yes Stock Trading
Yes Options Trading
Yes Mutual Funds
Yes Forex Trading
Futures Trading
OTCBB / Pink Sheets
After Hours Trading
N/A Commission Free ETFs
N/A Retail Locations
N/A Mutual Funds (Load)
N/A Mutual Funds (No Load)
Mutual Funds (NTF)
Mutual Funds (Total)
0 Complex Options Max Legs
0 Clearing Firm
Yes No Inactivity Fees
Yes No Minimum Deposit
No Fee IRAs
Broker Assisted Trades


Mutual Funds Research
Pink Sheets / OTCBB Research
Fixed Income Research
Global Market Overview
Equity Research - SEC Filings
ETF Research - Top 10 Holdings
ETF Research - 3rd Party Reports
Fund Research - Strategy Overview
Fund Research - 3rd Party Reports
Fund Research - Fees Breakdown
Fund Research - 3rd Party Ratings
Screener - Stocks
Screener - ETFs
Screener - Funds
Screener - Options
Screener - Bonds


Checking Accounts
Savings Accounts
Credit Cards
Debit Cards
Mortgage Loans
Retail Locations
No Fee Banking
Mobile Check Deposit
ATM Fee Reimbursement

Customer Service

Yes Phone Support
Yes Email Support
Live Chat (prospect clients)
Live Chat (current clients)
24/7 Support

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Best in Class New Investors

Mobile Trading

Yes iPhone App
iPad App
Yes Android App
Mobile Site

Platforms & Tools

Virtual Trading
Web Platform
Desktop Platform
Mac Platform
Trade Ideas - Backtesting
Trade Hot Keys
Streaming Time & Sales
Level 2 Quotes - Stocks
Streaming CNBC TV
Sitewide Real-time Quotes
Watchlist Streaming Real-time Quotes
Options - Chains Basic View
Options - Chains Spreads View
Options - Chains Greeks Viewable

Active Trading

Internalizes Trades
Receives Payment for Order Flow
Direct Market Routing (Stocks)
Client Liquidity Rebates
# of Easy to Borrow Stocks


Investor Dictionary
Live Seminars
Yes Community Forums

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