Is Firstrade better than TD Ameritrade? Based on over 4,000 data points from our 2019 annual broker review, TD Ameritrade (86.98%) is better than Firstrade (67.1%).
Best for Overall and Beginners
Rated our #1 online broker in 2019, TD Ameritrade charges $0 per trade and offers the largest variety of trading tools through its desktop-based thinkorswim and Mobile Trader platforms. It also ranks #1, alongside its Best in Class rating, for numerous other categories including Beginners, Trading Platforms and Tools, Customer Service, and Education, among others.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.