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ChoiceTrade vs Just2Trade 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 ChoiceTrade better than Just2Trade? After scoring brokers on over 4,000 data points for our 2019 review, Just2Trade (47.55%) is better than ChoiceTrade (45.72%). Just2Trade offers discounted trades, but comprises the client experience across the board, cutting corners whenever possible and delivering a poor overall client experience not worth the cost savings.

Overall Rating

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Overall 2.5 2.5
ChoiceTrade Review Just2Trade Review

Trading Fees

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Minimum Deposit $0.00 $2,500.00
Stock Trade Fee (per trade) $0.00 $2.50
Options Base Fee $5.00 $2.50
Options Per Contract Fee $0.15 $0.50
Mutual Fund Trade Fee N/A $12.50
Broker Assisted Trades Fee $30.00 $22.50
IRA Annual Fee $50.00 $50.00
IRA Closure Fee $50.00 $75.00
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3.5
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Margin Rates

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Under $24,999.99 8.25% 8.00%
$25,000.00 to $49,999.99 8.25% 7.50%
$50,000.00 to $99,999.99 8.25% 7.25%
$100,000.00 to $249,999.99 8.25% 6.50%
$250,000.00 to $499,999.99 8.25% 6.00%
$500,000.00 to $999,999.99 8.25% 6.00%
Above $1,000,000.00 8.25% 5.75%
Commissions & Fees 3.5 3.5
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Trading Platforms

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Desktop Platform (Windows)
Yes Yes
Desktop Platform (Mac)
Yes No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Paper Trading
Yes Yes
Trade Journal
No No
Watch Lists - Total Fields
4 18
Two-Factor Authentication Login
No No
Heat Mapping
No No
Platforms & Tools 2 2.5
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Charting Features

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Charting - Trade Off Chart
No No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
20 92
Charting - Drawing Tools
0 29
Charting - Historical Trades
No No
Charting - Corporate Events
No No
Charting - Automated Analysis
Yes No
Charting - Save Profiles
No No
Charting - Study Customizations
1 4
Charting - Custom Studies
No No
Platforms & Tools 2 2.5
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Day Trading

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Stock Alerts - Basic Fields
No No
Stock Alerts - Advanced Fields
No No
Streaming Time & Sales
Yes Yes
Streaming TV
No No
Direct Market Routing - Stocks
No Yes
Direct Market Routing - Options
No No
Ladder Trading
No No
Trade Hot Keys
No No
Level 2 Quotes - Stocks
Yes Yes
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

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
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 No
Trading - Simple Options
Yes Yes
Trading - Complex Options
No No
Trading - Option Rolling
No No
Touch / Face ID
No No
Watch List Syncing
Yes No
Stock Alerts - Basic Fields
No No
Stock Alerts - Advanced Fields
No No
Charting - After Hours
Yes No
Charting - Drawing
No No
Charting - Study Customizations
No No
Customizable Homescreen
No No
Heatmapping
No No
Stream Live TV
No No
Barcode Lookup
No No
Mobile Trading 2 2.5
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Research Overview

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Research - Stocks
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Mutual Funds
No No
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBB
Yes No
Research - Fixed Income
Yes No
Research - Futures
No No
Research - Forex
No No
Screener - Stocks
No No
Screener - ETFs
No No
Screener - Mutual Funds
No No
Screener - Options
No No
Screener - Bonds
No No
Misc - Portfolio Builder
No No
Misc - Portfolio Allocation
No No
Research 1.5 1
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Stock Research

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Stock Research - Reports
0 0
Stock Research - Earnings
Yes Yes
Stock Research - Insiders
Yes No
Stock Research - Metric Comp
No No
Stock Research - SEC Filings
Yes No
Stock Research - Social
No No
Stock Research - Balance Sheet
Yes Yes
Stock Research - Cash Flows
Yes Yes
Stock Research - News
Yes Yes
Stock Research - ESG
No No
Research 1.5 1
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Fund Research

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
ETFs - Strategy Overview
Yes No
ETFs - Top 10 Holdings
No No
ETFs - Sector Exposure
No No
ETFs - Risk Analysis
No No
ETFs - Performance Analysis
No No
ETFs - Ratings
No No
ETFs - Morningstar StyleMap
No No
ETFs - Reports
No No
Mutual Funds - Strategy Overview
No No
Mutual Funds - Prospectus
No No
Mutual Funds - Reports
No No
Mutual Funds - Fees Breakdown
No No
Mutual Funds - Top 10 Holdings
No No
Mutual Funds - Asset Allocation
No No
Mutual Funds - Sector Allocation
No No
Mutual Funds - Country Allocation
No No
Mutual Funds - StyleMap
No No
Mutual Funds - 3rd Party Ratings
No No
Research 1.5 1
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Options Trading

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Option Chains - Streaming
Yes Yes
Option Chains - Total Columns
11 22
Option Chains - Greeks
1 5
Option Chains - Quick Analysis
Yes Yes
Option Analysis - P&L Charts
Yes Yes
Option Probability Analysis
Yes Yes
Option Probability Analysis Adv
No No
Option Positions - Greeks
No No
Option Positions - Adv Analysis
No No
Option Positions - Rolling
No No
Option Positions - Grouping
Yes No
Platforms & Tools 2 2.5
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Investments

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Stock Trading
Yes Yes
OTCBB / Pink Sheets
Yes Yes
Options Trading
Yes Yes
Complex Options Max Legs
4 2
Futures Trading
No Yes
Forex Trading
No No
Commission-Free ETFs 0 0
Mutual Funds (No Load)
0 3000
Mutual Funds (Total)
0 3000
Bonds (US Treasury)
No No
Bonds (Corporate)
No No
Bonds (Municipal)
No No
Advisor Services
No No
International Trading
No Yes
Offering of Investments 2 2.5
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Order Types

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
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
No No
Order Type - OTO
No No
Order Type - OTOCO
No No
Offering of Investments 2 2.5
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Beginners

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Has Education - Stocks
No No
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
No No
Paper Trading
Yes Yes
Videos
No No
Webinars (Monthly Avg)
0 0
Webinars (Archived)
No No
Live Seminars
No No
Progress Tracking
No No
Interactive Learning - Quizzes
No No
Investor Magazine
No No
Education 1 0.5
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Banking

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
Retail Locations
0 0
Member FDIC
No No
Checking Accounts
No No
Savings Accounts
No No
Credit Cards
No No
Debit Cards
No No
Mortgage Loans
No No
No Fee Banking
No No
Banking 0.5 0.5
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Overall

Feature ChoiceTrade Just2Trade
ChoiceTrade Review Just2Trade Review
Overall 2.5 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 ChoiceTrade vs Just2Trade.

To start this comparison, first, we will take a look at the online broker commission rates for placing regular stock and options trades. Just2Trade charges $2.50 per stock trade which is $2.50 more than ChoiceTrade which charges customers $0 per trade. With options, the base fees charged are $5.00 (ChoiceTrade) and $2.50 (Just2Trade). ChoiceTrade's per contract rate of $0.15 is less than Just2Trade which charges $0.50. 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. ChoiceTrade offers clients Stock Trading and Options Trading while Just2Trade offers Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading. Looking at mutual funds, Just2Trade offers its clients access to 3000 different mutual funds while ChoiceTrade has 0 available funds, a difference of 3,000.

Trading access aside, by comparing popular features and functionality, we can break down relevant differences between both brokers. ChoiceTrade alongside Just2Trade offer virtual trading. Taking a look at mobile trading, ChoiceTrade along with Just2Trade both support the iPhone 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. Unfortunately, Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Debit Cards, Credit Cards and Mortgage Loans are not available at ChoiceTrade or Just2Trade .

Overall, between ChoiceTrade and Just2Trade, Just2Trade is the winner.

ChoiceTrade Review
Just2Trade Review


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.

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