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Barrons Broker Survey 2019 Ranking

Blain Reinkensmeyer

Published by Blain Reinkensmeyer


Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

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Below are the final rankings from the Barron’s 2019 Best Online Brokers Ranking. The Barron's annual broker survey assessed 14 brokerages across six categories: Trading Platform, Usability, Mobile, Research/Education/News/Information, International Offerings, Retirement/Dividend-Related Services.

They use a point-based system that is weighted by category groups, resulting in an overall ranking by star ratings. There were two brokers who opted not to participate for 2019, Vanguard and Firstrade respectively. The final ranking (Source):

Barron's Broker Survey 2019 Results

  • Interactive Brokers - 4.5 Stars
  • Fidelity - 4.5 Stars
  • E*TRADE - 4 Stars
  • TD Ameritrade - 4 Stars
  • Merrill Edge - 4 Stars
  • Charles Schwab - 3.5 Stars
  • TradeStation - 3.5 Stars
  • tastyworks - 3 Stars
  • Ally Invest - 3 Stars
  • eOption - 2.5 Stars
  • SogoTrade - 2.5 Stars
  • AutoShares - 2.5 Stars
  • Just2Trade - 2 Stars
  • TradingBlock - 2 Stars
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1 Interactive Brokers Logo
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2 Fidelity Investments Logo
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3 E*TRADE Logo
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4 TD Ameritrade Logo
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5 Merrill Edge Logo
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6 Charles Schwab Logo
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7 TradeStation Logo
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8 Ally Invest Logo
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9 SogoTrade Logo
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10 Just2Trade Logo
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