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Barrons Broker Review 2015

Brandon Reinkensmeyer

Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer


Monday, February 15th, 2016

Below are the final rankings from Barron's 2015 Best Online Brokers review. The Barron's annual broker review assessed 18 brokerages across multiple categories including: trading technology, usability, mobile, range of offerings, research amenities, portfolio analysis and reports, customer service/education/security, and trade costs.

They then rate the brokers with stars for each category and overall rating. In addition, they rank the brokers in order. There were some newcomers to their review for 2015 and they also eliminated all brokerages using a white labeled version of Interactive Brokers' platform.




1 Interactive Brokers Logo
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Trade on over 100 market centers in 24 countries - Learn More

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2 OptionsHouse Logo
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Trade Commission-Free For A Full 90 Days! - Learn More

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3 TD Ameritrade Logo
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Trade free for 90 days + get up to $600 - Learn More

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4 TradeStation Securities Logo
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Save 20% on commissions through December 2016. Learn More

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5 Fidelity Investments Logo
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Get 300 commission-free trades and 2 years to use them - Learn More

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6 Merrill Edge Logo
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Invest in a new account and get up to $600 - Learn More

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7 optionsXpress Logo
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This broker does not currently have a special offer.

8 E*TRADE Logo
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Trade Free for 60 Days & Get Up to $600. Join E*TRADE Today! - Learn More

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9 TradeKing Logo
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Get up to $2,000 in commission credit - Learn More

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10 Charles Schwab Logo
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Earn 500 commission-free online trades with Schwab Trading Services. Know More

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11 Scottrade Logo
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Access to over 500 retail locations - Learn More

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12 Lightspeed Trading Logo
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Get our cheapest pricing yet .002/share or $2/trade or .22/contract! Learn More

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13 SogoTrade Logo
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This broker does not currently have a special offer.

14 Firstrade Logo
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Trade free for 30 days + get up to $2500 - Learn More

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15 Capital One Investing Logo
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Get up to a $600 bonus when you fund your new account - Learn More

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