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Firstrade vs Chase You Invest Trade 2019

Blain Reinkensmeyer

The StockBrokers.com annual review (9 years running) takes six months to complete and produces over 30,000 words of research each year. Here's how we test.

Is Chase You Invest Trade better than Firstrade? After scoring brokers on over 4,000 data points for our 2019 review, Firstrade (67.1%) is better than Chase You Invest Trade (35.77%). While Firstrade lacks a feature-rich platform, the broker offers commission-free trading, maintains a clean website, and offers its customers the basics to maintain a long-term portfolio.

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Overall Rating

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Overall 3.5 2.5
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Trading Fees

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Minimum Deposit $0.00 $0.00
Stock Trade Fee (per trade) $0.00 $2.95
ETF Trade Fee $0.00 $2.95
Options Base Fee $0.00 N/A
Options Per Contract Fee $0.00 N/A
Mutual Fund Trade Fee $0.00 $0.00
Broker Assisted Trades Fee $19.95 $25.00
Commissions & Fees 4 4.5
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Margin Rates

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Under $24,999.99 9.50% N/A
$25,000.00 to $49,999.99 9.00% N/A
$50,000.00 to $99,999.99 8.50% N/A
$100,000.00 to $249,999.99 8.00% N/A
$250,000.00 to $499,999.99 7.75% N/A
$500,000.00 to $999,999.99 6.00% N/A
Above $1,000,000.00 5.25% N/A
Commissions & Fees 4 4.5
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Account Fees

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
IRA Annual Fee 0 0
IRA Closure Fee 0 75
Returned ACH Fee 50 N/A
Returned Wire Fee 50 N/A
Stock Certificate Processing Fee 300 N/A
Stock Certificate Delivery Fee 300 N/A
Paper Statement Fee 5 6
Paper Confirmation Fee 3 N/A
Domestic Wire Fee 30 30
International Wire Fee 50 30
Commissions & Fees 4 4.5

Investment Options

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Stock Trading
Yes Yes
OTCBB / Pink Sheets
Yes No
Options Trading
Yes No
Complex Options Max Legs
2 0
Futures Trading
No No
Forex Trading
No No
Commission-Free ETFs all 0
Mutual Funds (No Load)
5234 2700
Mutual Funds (Total)
12603 2700
Bonds (US Treasury)
Yes Yes
Bonds (Corporate)
Yes Yes
Bonds (Municipal)
Yes Yes
Advisor Services
No Yes
International Trading
No No
Offering of Investments 3.5 2
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Order Types

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Order Type - Market
Yes Yes
Order Type - Limit
Yes Yes
Order Type - Stop
Yes Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop
Yes No
Order Type - Contingent
Yes No
Order Type - MultiContingent
Yes No
Order Type - OCO
Yes No
Order Type - OTO
Yes No
Order Type - OTOCO
No No
Offering of Investments 3.5 2
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Trading Platforms

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No No
Desktop Platform (Mac)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Paper Trading
No No
Trade Journal
No No
Watch Lists - Total Fields
13 4
Two-Factor Authentication Login
No No
Heat Mapping
Yes No
Platforms & Tools 2 1
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Charting Features

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Charting - Trade Off Chart
No No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
58 21
Charting - Drawing Tools
5 0
Charting - Historical Trades
No No
Charting - Corporate Events
Yes Yes
Charting - Automated Analysis
No No
Charting - Save Profiles
No No
Charting - Study Customizations
6 0
Charting - Custom Studies
No No
Platforms & Tools 2 1
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Day Trading

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Stock Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes No
Stock Alerts - Advanced Fields
No No
Streaming Time & Sales
No No
Streaming TV
No No
Direct Market Routing - Stocks
No No
Direct Market Routing - Options
No No
Ladder Trading
No No
Trade Hot Keys
No No
Level 2 Quotes - Stocks
No No
Level 2 Quotes - Options
No No
Trade Ideas - Backtesting
No No
Short Locator
No No
Client Liquidity Rebates
No No
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Mobile Trading Apps

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
iPhone App
Yes Yes
Android App
Yes Yes
Apple Watch App
No No
Trading - Stocks
Yes Yes
Trading - After-Hours
Yes No
Trading - Conditional Orders
No No
Trading - Mutual Funds
No Yes
Trading - Simple Options
Yes No
Trading - Complex Options
No No
Trading - Option Rolling
No No
Touch / Face ID
Yes Yes
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Mobile App Features

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Watch List Syncing
Yes No
Stock Alerts - Basic Fields
No No
Stock Alerts - Advanced Fields
No No
Charting - After Hours
No No
Charting - Drawing
No No
Charting - Study Customizations
Yes No
Customizable Homescreen
No No
Heatmapping
No No
Stream Live TV
No No
Barcode Lookup
No No
Mobile Trading 3.5 2
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Research Overview

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Research - Stocks
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes Yes
Research - Mutual Funds
Yes Yes
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBB
Yes No
Research - Fixed Income
Yes No
Research - Futures
No No
Research - Forex
No No
Screener - Stocks
Yes Yes
Screener - ETFs
Yes Yes
Screener - Mutual Funds
Yes Yes
Screener - Options
No No
Screener - Bonds
Yes No
Misc - Portfolio Builder
No No
Misc - Portfolio Allocation
Yes Yes
Research 4 2.5
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Stock Research

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Stock Research - Reports
1 1
Stock Research - Earnings
Yes No
Stock Research - Insiders
Yes No
Stock Research - Metric Comp
Yes No
Stock Research - SEC Filings
Yes No
Stock Research - Social
No No
Stock Research - Balance Sheet
Yes No
Stock Research - Cash Flows
Yes No
Stock Research - News
Yes Yes
Stock Research - ESG
No No
Research 4 2.5
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ETF Research

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
ETFs - Strategy Overview
Yes No
ETFs - Top 10 Holdings
Yes Yes
ETFs - Sector Exposure
Yes Yes
ETFs - Risk Analysis
Yes No
ETFs - Performance Analysis
Yes No
ETFs - Ratings
Yes No
ETFs - Morningstar StyleMap
Yes Yes
ETFs - Reports
Yes No
Research 4 2.5
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Mutual Fund Research

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Mutual Funds - Strategy Overview
Yes No
Mutual Funds - Prospectus
Yes No
Mutual Funds - Reports
No No
Mutual Funds - Fees Breakdown
Yes No
Mutual Funds - Top 10 Holdings
Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - Asset Allocation
Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - Sector Allocation
Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - Country Allocation
Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - StyleMap
Yes Yes
Mutual Funds - 3rd Party Ratings
Yes No
Research 4 2.5
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Options Trading

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Option Chains - Streaming
No No
Option Chains - Total Columns
8 3
Option Chains - Greeks
5 0
Option Chains - Quick Analysis
No No
Option Analysis - P&L Charts
No No
Option Probability Analysis
No No
Option Probability Analysis Adv
No No
Option Positions - Greeks
No No
Option Positions - Adv Analysis
No No
Option Positions - Rolling
Yes No
Option Positions - Grouping
No No
Platforms & Tools 2 1
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Beginners

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Has Education - Stocks
Yes Yes
Has Education - ETFs
No No
Has Education - Options
Yes No
Has Education - Mutual Funds
No No
Has Education - Fixed Income
No No
Has Education - Retirement
Yes Yes
Paper Trading
No No
Videos
Yes Yes
Webinars (Monthly Avg)
5 0
Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Live Seminars
No No
Progress Tracking
No No
Interactive Learning - Quizzes
No No
Investor Magazine
No No
Education 3 2.5
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Banking

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Retail Locations
2 5000
Member FDIC
No Yes
Checking Accounts
Yes Yes
Savings Accounts
No Yes
Credit Cards
No Yes
Debit Cards
Yes Yes
Mortgage Loans
No Yes
No Fee Banking
No No
Banking 2 5
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Overall

Feature Firstrade Chase You Invest Trade
Firstrade Review Chase You Invest Trade Review
Overall 3.5 2.5
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Comparing brokers side by side is no easy task. For our annual broker review, we assess over a dozen brokers on hundreds of different variables to find the best online broker. Yielding a database of over 4,000 data points, let's compare Chase You Invest Trade vs Firstrade.

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the online broker commission rates for placing regular stock and options trades. Chase You Invest Trade charges $2.95 per stock trade which is $2.95 more than Firstrade which charges customers $0 per trade. With options, the base fee is $N/A for both Chase You Invest Trade and Firstrade. Option contracts at both of the brokerages are the same at $N/A each. It's important to note that not all brokers charge a flat fee per trade. Thus, it is important to read the full commission notes for each broker, which we include with each online broker review.

Next to commission rates, being able to trade what you want is important. Chase You Invest Trade provides its clients with Stock Trading and Mutual Funds while Firstrade provides clients access to Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds. Looking at mutual funds, Chase You Invest Trade trails Firstrade by 9,903 total mutual funds, with Firstrade offering 12603 and Chase You Invest Trade offering 2700.

Trading access aside, by comparing popular features and functionality, we can break down relevant differences between both brokers. Neither broker offers virtual trading. Taking a look at mobile trading, Chase You Invest Trade offers the iPhone App and Android App while Firstrade offers the iPhone App, iPad App and Android App. Not to be left out, online banking is also a nice benefit for many investors, and some brokerages provide these services to clients. Checking Accounts and Debit Cards are available to clients of Firstrade while Chase You Invest Trade offers customers Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans.

Overall, between Chase You Invest Trade and Firstrade, Firstrade is the winner.

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All pricing data was obtained from a published web site as of 02/18/2019 and is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. 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.

*INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: NOT A DEPOSIT · NOT FDIC INSURED · NO BANK GUARANTEE · MAY LOSE VALUE

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