Every investor is used to logging into their broker's website to place a stock or option trade. Alongside regular website trading, most online brokers also offer clients access to either or both web based and desktop platforms.
Before selecting a broker based on its platform support, make sure to see our list of the best brokers for platforms and tools. Also, read the full broker review to make sure there are no extra monthly charges or minimums required for monthly access. Sometimes brokers will charge a monthly fee is a certain portfolio balance or number of trades are not made. This is especially true for desktop based trade platforms.
A breakdown of which online brokers offer web platforms and desktop platforms is as follows:
Published on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 .