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  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxRobinhood
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxSoFi Invest
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  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxTD Ameritrade
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxTradeStation
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Overall Rating E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Overall 5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars
Commissions & Fees 4.5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars
Investment Options 4.5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars
Platforms & Tools 4.5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars
Mobile Trading Apps 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars
Research 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars
Customer Service 4.0/5 Stars 4/5 Stars
Education 5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars
Ease Of Use 5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars
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Broker Screenshots E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
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Trading Fees E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Minimum Deposit $0.00 $0.00
Stock Trades $0.00 $0.00
Penny Stock Fees (OTC) info $6.95 info $0.00
Mutual Fund Trade Fee $0.00 $14.95
Options (Per Contract) $0.65 $0.65
Futures (Per Contract) $1.50 $0.85
Broker Assisted Trade Fee $25 $30
Margin Rates E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Margin Rate Under $25,000 14.2% info 7.83% info
Margin Rate $25,000 to $49,999.99 13.7% 7.83% info
Margin Rate $50,000 to $99,999.99 13.2% 7.83% info
Margin Rate $100,000 to $249,999.99 12.7% 7.83% info
Margin Rate $250,000 to $499,999.99 12.2% 7.83% info
Margin Rate $500,000 to $999,999.99 Varies info 7.83% info
Margin Rate Above $1,000,000 Varies info 7.83% info
Account Fees E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
IRA Annual Fee $0.00 $0.00
IRA Closure Fee $0.00 $0.00
Account Transfer Out (Partial) info $0.00 $0.00
Account Transfer Out (Full) info $75.00 $0.00
Options Exercise Fee $0.00 $0.00
Options Assignment Fee $0.00 $0.00
Investment Options E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Stock Trading info Yes Yes
Margin Trading Yes Yes
Fractional Shares info No Yes
OTC Stocks info Yes Yes
Options Trading info Yes Yes
Complex Options Max Legs info 4 6
Futures Trading info Yes Yes
Forex Trading info No Yes
Crypto Trading info No Yes
Crypto Trading - Total Coins info 0 4
Mutual Funds (No Load) info 6486 10988
Mutual Funds (Total) info 7242 11456
Bonds (US Treasury) info Yes Yes
Bonds (Corporate) info Yes Yes
Bonds (Municipal) info Yes Yes
Traditional IRAs info Yes Yes
Roth IRAs info Yes Yes
Advisor Services info Yes No
International Countries (Stocks) info 0 33
Order Types E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Order Type - Market info Yes Yes
Order Type - Limit info Yes Yes
Order Type - After Hours info Yes Yes
Order Type - Stop info Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop info Yes Yes
Order Type - OCO info Yes Yes
Order Type - OTO info Yes Yes
Order Type - Broker Assisted info Yes Yes
Beginners E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Education (Stocks) info Yes Yes
Education (ETFs) info Yes Yes
Education (Options) info Yes Yes
Education (Mutual Funds) info Yes Yes
Education (Bonds) info Yes Yes
Education (Retirement) info Yes Yes
Retirement Calculator info Yes Yes
Investor Dictionary info Yes Yes
Paper Trading info Yes Yes
Videos info Yes Yes
Webinars info Yes Yes
Webinars (Archived) info Yes Yes
Progress Tracking info No Yes
Interactive Learning - Quizzes info No Yes
Stock Trading Apps E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
iPhone App info Yes Yes
Android App info Yes Yes
Apple Watch App info Yes Yes
Trading - Stocks info Yes Yes
Trading - After-Hours info Yes Yes
Trading - Simple Options info Yes Yes
Trading - Complex Options info Yes Yes
Order Ticket RT Quotes info Yes Yes
Order Ticket SRT Quotes info Yes Yes
Stock App Features E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Market Movers (Top Gainers) info Yes Yes
Stream Live TV info Yes Yes
Videos on Demand info No Yes
Stock Alerts info Yes Yes
Option Chains Viewable info Yes Yes
Watch List (Real-time) info Yes Yes
Watch List (Streaming) info Yes Yes
Watch Lists - Create & Manage info Yes Yes
Watch Lists - Column Customization info Yes Yes
Watch Lists - Total Fields info 43 659
Stock App Charting E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Charting - After-Hours info Yes Yes
Charting - Can Turn Horizontally info Yes Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames info Yes Yes
Charting - Technical Studies info 107 97
Charting - Study Customizations info Yes Yes
Charting - Stock Comparisons info Yes No
Trading Platforms E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Active Trading Platform info Power E*TRADE Trader Workstation (TWS)
Desktop Trading Platform info No Yes
Desktop Platform (Mac) info No Yes
Web Trading Platform info Yes Yes
Paper Trading info Yes Yes
Trade Journal info No Yes
Watch Lists - Total Fields info 43 659
Stock Chart Features E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Charting - Adjust Trades on Chart info Yes Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies info 121 155
Charting - Drawing Tools info 37 85
Charting - Notes info Yes Yes
Charting - Index Overlays info Yes Yes
Charting - Historical Trades info Yes Yes
Charting - Corporate Events info Yes Yes
Charting - Custom Date Range info Yes Yes
Charting - Custom Time Bars info No Yes
Charting - Automated Analysis info Yes Yes
Charting - Save Profiles info Yes Yes
Trade Ideas - Technical Analysis info Yes Yes
Charting - Study Customizations info 8 6
Charting - Custom Studies info No No
Day Trading E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Streaming Time & Sales info Yes Yes
Streaming TV info Yes Yes
Direct Market Routing - Stocks info Yes Yes
Ladder Trading info No Yes
Trade Hot Keys info Yes Yes
Level 2 Quotes - Stocks info Yes info Yes
Trade Ideas - Backtesting info No Yes
Trade Ideas - Backtesting Adv info No Yes
Short Locator info No Yes
Order Liquidity Rebates info No Yes
Research Overview E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Research - Stocks info Yes Yes
Research - ETFs info Yes Yes
Research - Mutual Funds info Yes Yes
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBB info Yes Yes
Research - Bonds info Yes Yes
Screener - Stocks info Yes Yes
Screener - ETFs info Yes Yes
Screener - Mutual Funds info Yes Yes
Screener - Bonds info Yes Yes
Misc - Portfolio Allocation info Yes Yes
Stock Research E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Stock Research - PDF Reports info 8 17 info
Stock Research - Earnings info Yes Yes
Stock Research - Insiders info Yes Yes
Stock Research - Social info Yes Yes
Stock Research - News info Yes Yes
Stock Research - ESG info No Yes
Stock Research - SEC Filings info Yes Yes
ETF Research E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
ETFs - Strategy Overview info Yes Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Inception Date info Yes Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Expense Ratio info Yes Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Net Assets info Yes Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Total Holdings info Yes Yes
ETFs - Top 10 Holdings info Yes Yes
ETFs - Sector Exposure info Yes Yes
ETFs - Risk Analysis info Yes Yes
ETFs - Ratings info Yes Yes
ETFs - Morningstar StyleMap info Yes Yes
ETFs - PDF Reports info Yes Yes
Mutual Fund Research E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Mutual Funds - Strategy Overview info Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - Performance Chart info No Yes
Mutual Funds - Performance Analysis info Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - Prospectus info Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - 3rd Party Ratings info Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - Fees Breakdown info Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - Top 10 Holdings info Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - Asset Allocation info Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - Sector Allocation info Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - Country Allocation info Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - StyleMap info Yes Yes
Options Trading E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Option Chains - Basic View info Yes Yes
Option Chains - Strategy View info Yes Yes
Option Chains - Streaming info Yes Yes
Option Chains - Total Columns info 32 38
Option Chains - Greeks info 5 12
Option Chains - Quick Analysis info Yes Yes
Option Analysis - P&L Charts info Yes Yes
Option Probability Analysis info Yes Yes
Option Probability Analysis Adv info Yes Yes
Option Positions - Greeks info Yes Yes
Option Positions - Greeks Streaming info Yes Yes
Option Positions - Adv Analysis info Yes Yes
Option Positions - Rolling info Yes Yes
Option Positions - Grouping info Yes Yes
Banking E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Bank (Member FDIC) info Yes No
Checking Accounts info Yes No
Savings Accounts info Yes No
Credit Cards info Yes No
Debit Cards info Yes Yes
Mortgage Loans info Yes No
Customer Service E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Phone Support (Prospect Customers) info Yes Yes
Phone Support (Current Customers) info Yes Yes
Email Support info Yes Yes
Live Chat (Prospect Customers) info No No
Live Chat (Current Customers) info Yes Yes
24/7 Support info Yes No
Overall E*TRADE Interactive Brokers Charles Schwab
Overall 5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars
Commissions & Fees 4.5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars
Investment Options 4.5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars
Platforms & Tools 4.5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars
Mobile Trading Apps 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars
Research 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars
Education 5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars
Ease Of Use 5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars
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