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Firstrade vs Just2Trade Review

Brandon Reinkensmeyer

Published by Brandon Reinkensmeyer


Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Using data from the StockBrokers.com 2017 Broker Rankings, we can compare Firstrade 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 Firstrade and Just2Trade.

First we will break down the commission charges of both brokers for placing stock and options trades. Firstrade, with its regular stock trades costing $4.95, is more expensive than Just2Trade's rate of $2.50 per trade. For options trading, Firstrade has a base fee of $4.95, and Just2Trade a base fee of $2.50. At a difference of $0.15 per contract, Just2Trade's per contract rate of $0.50 is less than Firstrade which charges $0.65. 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. Just2Trade supports Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading while Firstrade supports Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds. As far as mutual funds go, Firstrade offers its clients access to 12191 different mutual funds while Just2Trade has 3000 available funds, a difference of 9,191.00. And, commission free ETFs deserve a mention, Firstrade offers 12 versus Just2Trade's total of 0.

Finally, by looking at the most popular features and offerings of each broker, we can really see the differences between the two. Just2Trade offers virtual trading while Firstrade does not. For mobile trading, Both Firstrade and Just2Trade offer clients access to an iPhone App and Android App. Online banking is also used by many clients, and multiple brokerages provide these services. Clients can have Checking Accounts and Debit Cards at Firstrade while clients at Just2Trade can have none of these. All things considered, when it comes to platform tools, research, and trading via smartphone, Both Firstrade and Just2Trade found themselves without awards for Best in Class - Platforms & Tools, Best in Class - Research and Best in Class - Mobile Trading in 2014.

Overall, Firstrade takes the upper hand with 3.50 stars over Just2Trade's 2.50 stars.
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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
Firstrade
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Firstrade Review
 
3.5
3.5
3.5
2
4
4
3.5
4.5
3
1.5
2
 
$4.95
$4.95
$0.65
$9.95
$19.95
$0.00
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
 
No
Yes
No
5
58
8
57
 
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
 
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
 
12
4928
12191
4200
2
 
7.75%
7.50%
7.00%
6.50%
6.00%
4.50%
5.00%
 
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
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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