StockBrokers.com is committed to the highest ethical standards and reviews services independently. Advertiser Disclosure

Firstrade vs Just2Trade 2019

Is Firstrade better than Just2Trade? After scoring brokers on over 4,000 data points for our 2019 review, Firstrade (67.1%) is better than Just2Trade (47.55%).

Firstrade

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.

Just2Trade

$2.50 Stock Trades
Just2Trade is a discount brokerage offering low-cost stock trades and an easy to use trading platform, Just2Trade+. Unfortunately, Just2Trade provides little to no research tools and a very low-quality customer experience that, overall, is not worth the cost savings.Read full review.

Overall Rating

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Overall 3.5 2.5
Firstrade Review Just2Trade Review

Trading Fees

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Minimum Deposit $0.00 $2,500.00
Stock Trade Fee (per trade) $0.00 $2.50
ETF Trade Fee $0.00 $2.50
Options Base Fee $0.00 $2.50
Options Per Contract Fee $0.00 $0.50
Mutual Fund Trade Fee $0.00 $12.50
Broker Assisted Trades Fee $19.95 $22.50
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5
Winner check_circle

Margin Rates

Feature Firstrade
Open Account
Just2Trade
Under $24,999.99 9.00% 8.00%
$25,000.00 to $49,999.99 8.75% 7.50%
$50,000.00 to $99,999.99 8.25% 7.25%
$100,000.00 to $249,999.99 7.75% 6.50%
$250,000.00 to $499,999.99 7.50% 6.00%
$500,000.00 to $999,999.99 5.60% 6.00%
Above $1,000,000.00 5.00% 5.75%
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5
Winner check_circle

Account Fees

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
IRA Annual Fee $0.00 $50.00
IRA Closure Fee $0.00 $75.00
Returned ACH Fee $50.00 $50.00
Returned Wire Fee $50.00 $25.00
Stock Certificate Processing Fee $300.00 N/A
Stock Certificate Delivery Fee $300.00 $20.00
Paper Statement Fee $5.00 $5.00
Paper Confirmation Fee $3.00 $3.00
Domestic Wire Fee $30.00 $30.00
International Wire Fee $50.00 $60.00
Commissions & Fees 4 3.5

Investment Options

Feature Firstrade 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 all 0
Mutual Funds (No Load)
10746 3000
Mutual Funds (Total)
19036 3000
Bonds (US Treasury)
Yes No
Bonds (Corporate)
Yes No
Bonds (Municipal)
Yes No
Advisor Services
No No
International Trading
No Yes
Offering of Investments 3.5 2.5
Winner check_circle

Order Types

Feature Firstrade 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
Yes No
Order Type - OTO
Yes No
Order Type - OTOCO
No No
Offering of Investments 3.5 2.5
Winner check_circle

Trading Platforms

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Desktop Platform (Windows)
No Yes
Desktop Platform (Mac)
No No
Web Platform
Yes Yes
Paper Trading
No Yes
Trade Journal
No No
Watch Lists - Total Fields
47 18
Heat Mapping
Yes No
Platforms & Tools 2 2.5
Winner check_circle

Charting Features

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Charting - Trade Off Chart
No No
Charting - Indicators / Studies
58 92
Charting - Drawing Tools
8 29
Charting - Historical Trades
No No
Charting - Corporate Events
Yes No
Charting - Automated Analysis
No No
Charting - Save Profiles
No No
Charting - Study Customizations
6 4
Charting - Custom Studies
No No
Platforms & Tools 2 2.5
Winner check_circle

Day Trading

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Stock Alerts - Basic Fields
Yes No
Stock Alerts - Advanced Fields
No No
Streaming Time & Sales
No 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
No Yes
Level 2 Quotes - Options
No No
Trade Ideas - Backtesting
No No
Short Locator
No No
Order Liquidity Rebates
No No
Winner check_circle

Mobile Trading Apps

Feature Firstrade 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
Yes No
Trading - Option Rolling
No No
Touch / Face ID
Yes No
Winner check_circle

Mobile App Features

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Watch List Syncing
Yes No
Stock Alerts
No No
Charting - After Hours
No No
Charting - Drawing
No No
Charting - Study Customizations
Yes No
Heatmapping
No No
Stream Live TV
No No
Barcode Lookup
No No
Mobile Trading 3.5 2.5
Winner check_circle

Research Overview

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Research - Stocks
Yes Yes
Research - ETFs
Yes No
Research - Mutual Funds
Yes No
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBB
Yes No
Research - Fixed Income
Yes No
Screener - Stocks
Yes No
Screener - ETFs
Yes No
Screener - Mutual Funds
Yes No
Screener - Options
No No
Screener - Bonds
Yes No
Misc - Portfolio Builder
No No
Misc - Portfolio Allocation
Yes No
Research 4 1
Winner check_circle

Stock Research

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Stock Research - Reports
1 0
Stock Research - Earnings
Yes Yes
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 Yes
Stock Research - Cash Flows
Yes Yes
Stock Research - News
Yes Yes
Stock Research - ESG
No No
Research 4 1
Winner check_circle

ETF Research

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
ETFs - Strategy Overview
Yes No
ETFs - Top 10 Holdings
Yes No
ETFs - Sector Exposure
Yes No
ETFs - Risk Analysis
Yes No
ETFs - Performance Analysis
Yes No
ETFs - Ratings
Yes No
ETFs - Morningstar StyleMap
Yes No
ETFs - Reports
Yes No
Research 4 1
Winner check_circle

Mutual Fund Research

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
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 No
Mutual Funds - Asset Allocation
Yes No
Mutual Funds - Sector Allocation
Yes No
Mutual Funds - Country Allocation
Yes No
Mutual Funds - StyleMap
Yes No
Mutual Funds - 3rd Party Ratings
Yes No
Research 4 1
Winner check_circle

Options Trading

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Option Chains - Streaming
No Yes
Option Chains - Total Columns
8 22
Option Chains - Greeks
5 5
Option Chains - Quick Analysis
No Yes
Option Analysis - P&L Charts
No Yes
Option Probability Analysis
No Yes
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 2.5
Winner check_circle

Beginners

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Has Education - Stocks
Yes 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
Yes No
Paper Trading
No Yes
Videos
Yes No
Webinars (Monthly Avg)
6 0
Webinars (Archived)
Yes No
Live Seminars
No No
Progress Tracking
No No
Interactive Learning - Quizzes
No No
Investor Magazine
No No
Education 3 0.5
Winner check_circle

Banking

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Retail Locations
1 0
Member FDIC
No No
Checking Accounts
Yes No
Savings Accounts
No No
Credit Cards
No No
Debit Cards
Yes No
Mortgage Loans
No No
No Fee Banking
No No
Banking 2 0.5
Winner check_circle

Overall

Feature Firstrade Just2Trade
Firstrade Review Just2Trade Review
Overall 3.5 2.5
Winner check_circle

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 Firstrade 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, with its regular stock trades costing $2.50, is more expensive than Firstrade's rate of $0 per trade. For options trading, Just2Trade has a base fee of $2.50, and Firstrade a base fee of $0. Each option contract then costs $0.50 at Just2Trade and $0 at Firstrade. 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. Just2Trade provides its clients with Stock Trading, Options Trading, Mutual Funds and Futures Trading while Firstrade provides clients access to Stock Trading, Options Trading and Mutual Funds. Looking at mutual funds, Just2Trade trails Firstrade by 9,603 total mutual funds, with Firstrade offering 12603 and Just2Trade offering 3000.

Trading access aside, by comparing popular features and functionality, we can break down relevant differences between both brokers. Just2Trade has virtual trading, Firstrade doesn't. Taking a look at mobile trading, Just2Trade 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. Clients can have Checking Accounts and Debit Cards at Firstrade while customers at Just2Trade can have none of these.

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

Firstrade 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.

arrow_drop_upBack to top