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Annual Review Historical Rankings

Blain Reinkensmeyer

Written by Blain Reinkensmeyer

September 02, 2022

Since 2011, the research team at 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.

2022 Rankings

The 2022 Annual Review assessed 15 online brokers on 205 variables across 8 categories. 2022 final rankings overall

2021 Rankings

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. 2021 overall ranking

2020 Rankings

The 2020 Annual Review assessed 15 online brokers on 236 variables across 8 categories. 2020 overall ranking

2019 Rankings

The 2019 Annual Review assessed 16 online brokers on 284 variables across 9 categories. 2019 overall ranking

2018 Rankings

The 2018 Annual Review assessed 13 online brokers on 292 variables across 10 categories. 2018 overall ranking

2018 Robo Rankings

The 2018 Annual Robo Review assessed 8 robo-advisors on 22 variables across 3 categories. 2018 overall robo advisors ranking

2017 Rankings

The 2017 Annual Review assessed 16 online brokers on 308 variables across 10 categories. 2017 overall ranking

2017 Robo Rankings

The 2017 Annual Robo Review assessed 8 robo-advisors across 4 categories. 2017 overall robo advisors ranking

2016 Rankings

The 2016 Annual Review assessed 13 online brokers on 295 variables across 10 categories. 2016 overall ranking

2015 Rankings

The 2015 Annual Review which assessed 15 online brokers on 272 variables across 9 categories. 2015 overall ranking

2014 Rankings

The 2014 Annual Review which assessed 17 online brokers on 266 variables across 8 categories. 2014 overall ranking

2013 Rankings

The 2013 Annual Review assessed 17 online brokers on 283 variables across 8 categories. 2013 overall ranking

2012 Rankings

The 2012 Annual Review which assessed 24 online brokers across 8 categories. 2012 overall ranking

2011 Rankings

The 2011 Annual Review assessed 23 brokers on 7 categories. 2011 overall ranking

2011 Forex Rankings

See our latest forex broker rankings and reviews at our sister site, 2011 forex brokers overall ranking

About the Author

Blain Reinkensmeyer
Blain Reinkensmeyer

Blain Reinkensmeyer has 20 years of trading experience with over 2,500 trades placed during that time. He heads research for all U.S.-based brokerages on and is respected by executives as the leading expert covering the online broker industry. Blain’s insights have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune, among other media outlets.