2016 has arrived, and with it comes the sixth annual StockBrokers.com review.
The process of conducting the annual broker review begins in August each year and continues for six months, ultimately wrapping up with publication in February. Over this period, hundreds of hours are spent testing broker platforms, websites, tools, and customer support. It’s a journey.
Taking the time to dive deep, way beyond the marketing fluff and pretty homepages is what puts StockBrokers.com’s annual Broker Review head and shoulders above similar reviews by other publications. As investors and traders ourselves, we can relate to all of your requirements and queries; furthermore, thanks to our industry prowess, we understand where true value lies.
Looking at this year’s 2016 Review, there were 295 variables, a record over last year’s 272, spread across 10 categories (no other publication, print or web, eclipses even 100 total variables). One of these categories, Order Execution, is new and we are extremely pleased to incorporate it, thanks to the help of the KOR Group.
As far as participation goes, 13 brokers volunteered to subject themselves to our thorough assessment. Compared to last year, SogoTrade was a newcomer, MB Trading was acquired by TradeKing, optionsXpress was reviewed as one broker under parent Charles Schwab, and Interactive Brokers bowed out as a participant.
In total, StockBrokers.com now offers over 30,000 words of research available across the site.
To narrow down to a broker best suited to you, start with the “Best in Class” category lists below where you can see recommended brokers based on the aspects that matter most to you. Then, head over to the comparison tool and compare several of the recommended brokers side by side. Star ratings, commission rates, and popular functionality are all included.
To finalize your choice, read a full-length review and explore the details of the customer experience. Confidence in navigating the markets starts with confidence in where your portfolio is being held and the tools you use to trade.
Since our inception back in 2011, StockBrokers.com has helped over two million investors research and compare online brokers. In 2016, our goal is simple: to help you find the right broker for your personal needs.
Here’s to us as investors and our success in 2016,
Co-Founder & Head of Research