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Charles Schwab vs Just2Trade Review

Brandon Reinkensmeyer

Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer


Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Using data from the StockBrokers.com 2017 Broker Rankings, we can compare Charles Schwab vs Just2Trade to determine which broker is better for you. Our database includes thousands of data points on everything from research to trading tools. Let's take a closer look at Charles Schwab and Just2Trade.

First we will break down the commission charges of both brokers for placing stock and options trades. Charles Schwab charges $4.95 per stock trade which is $2.45 more than Just2Trade which charges clients $2.50 per trade. For options trading, Charles Schwab has a base fee of $4.95, and Just2Trade a base fee of $2.50. Each contract then costs $0.65 at Charles Schwab and $0.50 at Just2Trade for a difference in price of $0.15 per contract. Note that flat rate trading is not available everywhere though, so it is important to read the complete commission notes for each broker to know the full breakdown (go to any stock broker review page, then scroll down to the "Commission Notes" section).

Trading fees aside, having access to trade what you want is also an important consideration. Both Charles Schwab and Just2Trade support Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading. As far as mutual funds go, Just2Trade trails Charles Schwab by 2,165.00 total funds, with Charles Schwab offering 5165 and Just2Trade offering 3000. And, commission free ETFs deserve a mention, with Just2Trade falling behind Charles Schwab, offering 0 commission free etfs compared to Charles Schwab's 229.

Finally, by looking at the most popular features and offerings of each broker, we can really see the differences between the two. Just2Trade has virtual trading, Charles Schwab doesn't. For mobile trading, Just2Trade supports the iPhone App and Android App while Charles Schwab supports the iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Online banking is also used by many clients, and multiple brokerages provide these services. Clients can have Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans at Charles Schwab while clients at Just2Trade can have none of these. All things considered, when it comes to platform tools, research, and trading via smartphone, Charles Schwab posted awards for Best in Class - Platforms & Tools and Best in Class - Research in 2014, while Just2Trade found itself with none of these.

Overall, Charles Schwab boasts 4.50 stars versus Just2Trade's 2.50 stars.
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Overall
Commissions & Fees
Offering of Investments
Platforms & Tools
Research
Customer Service
Mobile Trading
Ease of Use
Education
Order Execution
Banking
Stock Trade Fee (flat)
Options Base Fee
Options Per Contract Fee
Mutual Fund Trade Fee
Broker Assisted Trades Fee
Minimum Deposit
No Inactivity Fees
No Fee IRAs
Stock Trading
Options Trading
Mutual Funds
Forex Trading
Futures Trading
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Web Platform
Virtual Trading
Charting - Drawing Tools
Charting - Indicators / Studies
Option Chains - Total Columns
Watch Lists - Total Fields
iPhone App
iPad App
Android App
Android Tablet App
Apple Watch App
Trading - After-Hours
Trading - Mutual Funds
Trading - Conditional Orders
Trading - Simple Options
Trading - Complex Options
Commission Free ETFs
Mutual Funds (No Load)
Mutual Funds (Total)
# of Easy to Borrow Stocks
Retail Locations
Under $24,999.99
$25,000.00 to $49,999.99
$50,000.00 to $99,999.99
$100,000.00 to $249,999.99
$250,000.00 to $499,999.99
Above $1,000,000.00
$500,000.00 to $999,999.99
Checking Accounts
Savings Accounts
Credit Cards
Debit Cards
Mortgage Loans
No Fee Banking
Charles Schwab
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Charles Schwab Review
 
4.5
3.5
4.5
4.5
5
4
4
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
 
$4.95
$4.95
$0.65
$76.00
$25.00
$1,000.00
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
15
40
34
94
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
 
229
5165
5165
5975
300
 
8.50%
8.00%
7.00%
6.88%
6.75%
6.25%
6.75%
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Just2Trade
Just2Trade Review
 
2.5
4.5
2.5
1.5
1
3.5
2
2.5
0.5
1
0.5
 
$2.50
$2.50
$0.50
$12.50
$22.50
$2,500.00
Yes
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
 
No
Yes
Yes
11
92
22
18
 
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
 
No
No
No
Yes
No
 
0
3000
3000
3400
0
 
7.00%
6.50%
6.25%
5.50%
5.50%
4.75%
5.00%
 
No
No
No
No
No
No

All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 2/20/2017 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. The StockBrokers.com staff is constantly working with its online broker representatives to obtain the latest pricing data. If you believe any data listed above is inaccurate, please contact us using the link at the bottom of this page. For stock trade rates, advertised pricing is for a standard order size of 500 shares of stock priced at $30 per share. For options orders, an options regulatory fee per contract may apply.

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