Annual Review Historical Rankings
Since 2011, the research team at StockBrokers.com has conducted thorough annual broker reviews. Each year the data points assessed increases and the broker roster changes. New awards recipients, new best in class winners, and new star ratings are assessed to the firms included.
You can read more about How We Test for these reviews. In addition, you can see each individual annual review by clicking on the associated link provided.
The 2021 Annual Review assessed 11 online brokers on 256 variables across 7 categories. Note: Due to the pandemic and extensive market volatility, Customer Service was not scored as a main category.
The 2020 Annual Review assessed 15 online brokers on 236 variables across 8 categories.
The 2019 Annual Review assessed 16 online brokers on 284 variables across 9 categories.
The 2018 Annual Review assessed 13 online brokers on 292 variables across 10 categories.
2018 Robo Rankings
The 2018 Annual Robo Review assessed 8 robo-advisors on 22 variables across 3 categories.
The 2017 Annual Review assessed 16 online brokers on 308 variables across 10 categories.
2017 Robo Rankings
The 2017 Annual Robo Review assessed 8 robo-advisors across 4 categories.
Read the 2016 Annual Review, which assessed 13 online brokers on 295 variables across 10 categories.
Read the 2015 Annual Review, which assessed 15 online brokers on 272 variables across 9 categories.
Read the 2014 Annual Review, which assessed 17 online brokers on 266 variables across 8 categories.
Read the 2013 Annual Review, which assessed 17 online brokers on 283 variables across 8 categories.
Read the 2012 Annual Review, which assessed 24 online brokers across 8 categories.
Read the 2011 Annual Review, which assessed 23 brokers on 7 categories.
2011 Forex Rankings
About the Author
Blain Reinkensmeyer As Head of Research at StockBrokers.com, Blain Reinkensmeyer has 20 years of trading experience with over 1,000 trades placed during that time. Referenced as a leading expert on the US online brokerage industry, Blain has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Fast Company, among others.