Online Trading Guides

Using a proprietary scoring methodology, StockBrokers.com continually tests and analyzes online brokerages, collecting thousands of data points and writing thousands of words of research. From stock trading to options trading, active trading, investing for beginners, and more, our team has accumulated a wealth of knowledge.

To help investors find the right broker for their needs, it's important to read individual brokerage reviews as well as educational guides. Our in-depth guides cover a variety of investing-related and broker-related topics. Each guide is also centered around educating retail investors on the topic they are interested in. Below you will find a listing of all investment guides we current offer on the site.

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Best Stock Brokers for 2024

Every online stock broker is unique. Deciding which one is right for you comes down to differences in the overall trading experience. Here's a look at the best online brokers and platforms available today.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      June 28, 2024

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Best Stock Trading Apps of 2024

To find the best app for stock trading, our research had us comparing live trading apps side by side. We collected data across more than 25 different features.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      July 01, 2024

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Best Stock Trading Platforms for Beginners of 2024

To find the best trading platform for beginner investors, we tested and scored 18 trading platforms, focusing on features that are essential for new investors.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      July 01, 2024

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StockBrokers.com 2024 Annual Awards

18 brokers competed for the StockBrokers.com Annual Awards. See the winners here.

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Best Brokers for Penny Stock Trading of 2024

To help investors find the best brokers for penny stocks trading, we compared the pricing and trading platforms of 17 brokers.

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Best Futures Trading Platforms of 2024

To find the best futures trading platform, we compared pricing and the platforms themselves, including trading tools, research, usability, and available order types. Here are our picks.

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Best Day Trading Platforms of 2024

To find the best day trading platform, we focused on both web and desktop platforms and assessed each platform across 55 different features.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

Best Options Trading Platforms & Brokers

We tested and scored 17 different trading platforms. Here are the best options trading platforms, based on multiple variables and live trading.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

Best IRA Accounts of 2024

We reviewed and rated 17 top online brokers and focused on their fees and available retirement account options.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

Best Crypto Trading Platforms of 2024

Here's a breakdown of some of the best crypto brokers for U.S. residents. We focused on traditional brokerages headquartered and regulated in the U.S.

Steven Hatzakis

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Best Brokers for Order Execution of 2024

Our research finds that Fidelity offers the best order execution quality for everyday investors, while Interactive Brokers offers the best order execution quality for professionals.

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Best Bank Brokerages of 2024

To determine which online brokerage offers the best bank-broker experience, we explored the availability and quality of cash management tools.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

Best Brokerage Firms for High Net Worth Individuals of 2024

The best brokerage firms for high net worth households have extensive and consolidated reporting, a wide range of account types, and a rich palette of investing options to manage risk. Here are our top picks for those with over $1 million of liquid, investable assets.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

Best US Forex Brokers of 2024

Looking for the best forex brokers? StockBrokers.com analysts review the best online stock brokers for forex trading.

Steven Hatzakis

Best DAS Trader Pro Brokers of 2024

The best stock brokers for DAS Trader Pro. DAS Trader Pro is a desktop and mobile trading platform built for professional direct-access trading.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

Online Broker Features & Fees Glossary

StockBrokers.com tracks over 4,000 online broker data points. Here we've summarized 21 of the most common brokerage features and fees to help everyday investors.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

International Guides

Historical Awards

Recently Updated Guides

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Best Brokerage Firms for High Net Worth Individuals of 2024

The best brokerage firms for high net worth households have extensive and consolidated reporting, a wide range of account types, and a rich palette of investing options to manage risk. Here are our top picks for those with over $1 million of liquid, investable assets.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      March 28, 2024

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Best Paper Trading Platforms of 2024

Paper trading, or virtual trading, lets you experiment in stock trading without risking money. Our top picks for brokers with paper trading require no minimum deposit nor charge ongoing fees to practice.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      March 25, 2024

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Best Futures Trading Platforms of 2024

To find the best futures trading platform, we compared pricing and the platforms themselves, including trading tools, research, usability, and available order types. Here are our picks.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      March 21, 2024

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Best Bank Brokerages of 2024

To determine which online brokerage offers the best bank-broker experience, we explored the availability and quality of cash management tools.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      March 20, 2024

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Best Brokers for Penny Stock Trading of 2024

To help investors find the best brokers for penny stocks trading, we compared the pricing and trading platforms of 17 brokers.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      March 19, 2024

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Best DAS Trader Pro Brokers of 2024

The best stock brokers for DAS Trader Pro. DAS Trader Pro is a desktop and mobile trading platform built for professional direct-access trading.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      March 18, 2024

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Best Brokers for Free Stock Trading of 2024

We scored 17 online brokers that offer free trading, breaking down miscellaneous account fees and researching each firm's order execution practices. These are our top picks for free stock trading.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      March 18, 2024

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Best IRA Accounts of 2024

We reviewed and rated 17 top online brokers and focused on their fees and available retirement account options.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      March 14, 2024

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Best Forex Brokers in Canada for 2024

This guide ranks the all-around top Canada forex trading platforms. To make our top picks, we personally tested each broker’s platforms and tools, compared fees, and verified regulatory status. Four clear winners rose to the top.

Steven Hatzakis      March 08, 2024

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Online Broker Features & Fees Glossary

StockBrokers.com tracks over 4,000 online broker data points. Here we've summarized 21 of the most common brokerage features and fees to help everyday investors.

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT      March 08, 2024

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Compare the best online stockbrokers in the U.S. and get a side-by-side look at each broker’s fees, apps, trading tools, investments, platforms, ratings, and more.

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