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November 02, 2022

Use the online brokerage comparison tool to compare over 150 different account features and fees across Ally Invest, Charles Schwab, Chase You Invest Trade, eToro, E*TRADE, Fidelity, Firstrade, Interactive Brokers, Lightspeed, Merrill Edge, Robinhood, SpeedTrader, TD Ameritrade, TradeStation, Tradier, Vanguard, and Webull. Compare trading commissions, account fees, trading platforms and tools, stock research functionality, mobile stock apps, beginner investor education, and current special offers.

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Overall RatingTD Ameritrade
Overall5 Stars
Commissions & Fees4.5 Stars
Investment Options5 Stars
Platforms & Tools5 Stars
Mobile Trading Apps5 Stars
Research5 Stars
Customer Service4.5 Stars
Education5 Stars
Ease Of Use5 Stars
ReviewTD Ameritrade Review
Trading FeesTD Ameritrade
Minimum Deposit$0.00
Stock Trades$0.00
Penny Stock Fees (OTCCB)$6.95
Mutual Fund Trade FeeVaries
Options (Base Fee)$0.00
Options (Per Contract)$0.65
Futures (Per Contract)$2.25
Broker Assisted Trade Fee$25
Margin RatesTD Ameritrade
Margin Rate Under $24,999.9912.50%
Margin Rate $25,000.00 to $49,999.9912.00%
Margin Rate $50,000.00 to $99,999.9911.00%
Margin Rate $100,000.00 to $249,999.9910.75%
Margin Rate $250,000.00 to $499,999.9910.50%
Margin Rate $500,000.00 to $999,999.99N/A
Margin Rate Above $1,000,000.00N/A
Account FeesTD Ameritrade
IRA Annual Fee$0.00
IRA Closure Fee$0.00
Account Transfer Out (Partial)$0.00
Account Transfer Out (Full)$75.00
Options Exercise Fee$0.00
Options Assignment Fee$0.00
Investment OptionsTD Ameritrade
Stock TradingYes
Margin TradingYes
Fractional SharesNo
OTCBB / Pink SheetsYes
Options TradingYes
Complex Options Max Legs4
Futures TradingYes
Forex TradingYes
Crypto TradingNo
Crypto Trading - Total Coins0
Mutual Funds (No Load)3698
Mutual Funds (Total)5876
Bonds (US Treasury)Yes
Bonds (Corporate)Yes
Bonds (Municipal)Yes
Advisor ServicesYes
International Countries (Stocks)0
Order TypesTD Ameritrade
Order Type - MarketYes
Order Type - LimitYes
Order Type - After HoursYes
Order Type - StopYes
Order Type - Trailing StopYes
Order Type - OCOYes
Order Type - OTOYes
Order Type - Broker AssistedYes
BeginnersTD Ameritrade
Education (Stocks)Yes
Education (ETFs)Yes
Education (Options)Yes
Education (Mutual Funds)Yes
Education (Bonds)Yes
Education (Retirement)Yes
Retirement CalculatorYes
Investor DictionaryYes
Paper TradingYes
Webinars (Archived)Yes
Progress TrackingYes
Interactive Learning - QuizzesYes
Stock Trading AppsTD Ameritrade
iPhone AppYes
Android AppYes
Apple Watch AppYes
Trading - StocksYes
Trading - After-HoursYes
Trading - Simple OptionsYes
Trading - Complex OptionsYes
Order Ticket RT QuotesYes
Order Ticket SRT QuotesYes
Stock App FeaturesTD Ameritrade
Market Movers (Top Gainers)Yes
Stream Live TVYes
Videos on DemandYes
Stock AlertsYes
Option Chains ViewableYes
Watch List (Real-time)Yes
Watch List (Streaming)Yes
Watch Lists - Create & ManageYes
Watch Lists - Column CustomizationYes
Watch Lists - Total Fields514
Stock App ChartingTD Ameritrade
Charting - After-HoursYes
Charting - Can Turn HorizontallyYes
Charting - Multiple Time FramesYes
Charting - Technical Studies400
Charting - Study CustomizationsYes
Charting - Stock ComparisonsYes
Trading PlatformsTD Ameritrade
Active Trading Platformthinkorswim
Desktop Trading PlatformYes
Desktop Platform (Mac)Yes
Web Trading PlatformYes
Paper TradingYes
Trade JournalYes
Watch Lists - Total Fields514
Stock Chart FeaturesTD Ameritrade
Charting - Adjust Trades on ChartYes
Charting - Indicators / Studies429
Charting - Drawing Tools24
Charting - NotesYes
Charting - Index OverlaysYes
Charting - Historical TradesYes
Charting - Corporate EventsYes
Charting - Custom Date RangeYes
Charting - Custom Time BarsYes
Charting - Automated AnalysisYes
Charting - Save ProfilesYes
Trade Ideas - Technical AnalysisYes
Charting - Study Customizations9
Charting - Custom StudiesYes
Day TradingTD Ameritrade
Streaming Time & SalesYes
Streaming TVYes
Direct Market Routing - StocksYes
Ladder TradingYes
Trade Hot KeysYes
Level 2 Quotes - StocksYes
Trade Ideas - BacktestingYes
Trade Ideas - Backtesting AdvYes
Short LocatorNo
Order Liquidity RebatesNo
Research OverviewTD Ameritrade
Research - StocksYes
Research - ETFsYes
Research - Mutual FundsYes
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBBYes
Research - BondsYes
Screener - StocksYes
Screener - ETFsYes
Screener - Mutual FundsYes
Screener - BondsYes
Misc - Portfolio AllocationYes
Stock ResearchTD Ameritrade
Stock Research - PDF Reports6
Stock Research - EarningsYes
Stock Research - InsidersYes
Stock Research - SocialYes
Stock Research - NewsYes
Stock Research - ESGNo
Stock Research - SEC FilingsYes
ETF ResearchTD Ameritrade
ETFs - Strategy OverviewYes
ETF Fund Facts - Inception DateYes
ETF Fund Facts - Expense RatioYes
ETF Fund Facts - Net AssetsYes
ETF Fund Facts - Total HoldingsNo
ETFs - Top 10 HoldingsYes
ETFs - Sector ExposureYes
ETFs - Risk AnalysisYes
ETFs - RatingsYes
ETFs - Morningstar StyleMapYes
ETFs - PDF ReportsYes
Mutual Fund ResearchTD Ameritrade
Mutual Funds - Strategy OverviewYes
Mutual Funds - Performance ChartYes
Mutual Funds - Performance AnalysisYes
Mutual Funds - ProspectusYes
Mutual Funds - 3rd Party RatingsYes
Mutual Funds - Fees BreakdownYes
Mutual Funds - Top 10 HoldingsYes
Mutual Funds - Asset AllocationYes
Mutual Funds - Sector AllocationYes
Mutual Funds - Country AllocationNo
Mutual Funds - StyleMapYes
Options TradingTD Ameritrade
Option Chains - Basic ViewYes
Option Chains - Strategy ViewYes
Option Chains - StreamingYes
Option Chains - Total Columns35
Option Chains - Greeks5
Option Chains - Quick AnalysisYes
Option Analysis - P&L ChartsYes
Option Probability AnalysisYes
Option Probability Analysis AdvYes
Option Positions - GreeksYes
Option Positions - Greeks StreamingYes
Option Positions - Adv AnalysisYes
Option Positions - RollingYes
Option Positions - GroupingYes
BankingTD Ameritrade
Bank (Member FDIC)No
Checking AccountsYes
Savings AccountsNo
Credit CardsYes
Debit CardsYes
Mortgage LoansNo
Customer ServiceTD Ameritrade
Phone Support (Prospect Customers)Yes
Phone Support (Current Customers)Yes
Email SupportYes
Live Chat (Prospect Customers)Yes
Live Chat (Current Customers)Yes
24/7 SupportYes
OverallTD Ameritrade
Overall5 Stars
Commissions & Fees4.5 Stars
Investment Options5 Stars
Platforms & Tools5 Stars
Mobile Trading Apps5 Stars
Research5 Stars
Education5 Stars
Ease Of Use5 Stars
ReviewTD Ameritrade Review
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  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxCharles Schwab
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxE*TRADE
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxeToro
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxFidelity
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxFirstrade
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxInteractive Brokers
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxJ.P. Morgan Self-Directed Investing
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxMerrill Edge
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxRobinhood
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxSofi Invest
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxTD Ameritrade
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxTradeStation
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxTradier
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxVanguard
  • check_box_outline_blankcheck_boxWebull
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