Is Firstrade better than Interactive Brokers? After scoring brokers on over 4,000 data points for our 2019 review, Interactive Brokers (80.99%) is better than Firstrade (67.1%).
Best For Professionals - Open Account
Exclusive Offer: New clients that open an account today receive a special margin rate
While Interactive Brokers does offer a $0 trading account type (IBKR Lite), the broker is best known for its professional traders accounts (IBKR Pro), where Interactive Brokers offers per-share pricing ($.005 per share with a $1 minimum per trade), and charges up to $20 per month between two minimum activity fees. Traders who can meet its $100,000 minimum deposit for margin trading are rewarded with an industry-leading commissions schedule, margin rates, and full support for international trading.Read full review.
Great For Chinese Americans - Open Account
Special Offer: Commission-Free Trading on 700+ ETFs
Founded in 1985, Firstrade has a long history of providing value for its customers. Known for its easy-to-use website, Firstrade offers $0 stock and options trading. Firstrade offers Morningstar research; however, its trading platform struggles to stand out against industry leaders. Read full review.