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TD Ameritrade Review

January 25, 2023

TD Ameritrade delivers $0 trades, fantastic trading platforms, excellent market research, industry-leading education for beginners and reliable customer service. This outstanding all-around experience makes TD Ameritrade one of our top overall brokers in 2023, in which it placed among Best in Class in several categories including options trading and best for beginners. Note: Charles Schwab purchased TDA in October 2020.

TD Ameritrade
5/5 Stars Overall
  • Minimum Deposit: $0.00
  • Stock Trades: $0.00
  • Options (Per Contract): $0.65
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Pros & Cons

thumb_up_off_alt Pros

  • Whether you’re a novice buying stock on your phone or a professional trader with six screens on your desk, TD Ameritrade has the platform for you.
  • A wealth of third-party research and reliable in-house content.
  • Educational content covers all levels and every way people prefer to learn.

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  • Though TD Ameritrade provides superior client service, other brokers have friendlier design and writing.
  • TDA doesn’t offer fractional shares or crypto.
  • Schwab’s acquisition creates uncertainty about what the combined broker will look like once the TDA integration is complete. Schwab tells us TDA’s thinkorswim trading platform will continue to be available (and hooray for that).

Overall summary

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Overall 5/5 Stars
Investment Options 5/5 Stars
Commissions & Fees 4.5/5 Stars
Mobile Trading Apps 5/5 Stars
Platforms & Tools 5/5 Stars
Research 5/5 Stars
Customer Service 4.5/5 Stars
Education 5/5 Stars
Ease Of Use 5/5 Stars

TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab

Fellow broker Charles Schwab acquired TD Ameritrade in October 2020 and estimated the integration of the two companies would take up to 36 months. Our review reflects our unbiased views on TD Ameritrade as a stand-alone brokerage.

Investment options

TD Ameritrade provides everything one might expect of a full-service brokerage, from stock trading to retirement guidance. All account types are supported. Also offered are both futures and forex trading (read our TD Ameritrade forex review on our sister site, ForexBrokers.com).

Drawbacks include a lack of fractional shares and international trading; TD Ameritrade customers can only trade U.S. and Canadian-listed securities.

Cryptocurrency: Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin are not available to trade at TD Ameritrade.

Retirement services: TD Ameritrade offers no-fee traditional, Roth and rollover IRAs, and is among our picks for best IRA providers.

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Stock Trading Yes
Margin Trading Yes
OTCBB / Pink Sheets Yes
Options Trading Yes
Complex Options Max Legs 4
Bonds (US Treasury) Yes
Futures Trading Yes
Forex Trading Yes
Mutual Funds (Total) 5876
Advisor Services Yes
Crypto Trading No
Crypto Trading - Total Coins 0
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Commissions and fees

Thanks to a pricing war in October 2019, TD Ameritrade, like a number of online brokers, slashed its $6.95 stock and ETF trades rate down to $0. Options trades cost just $0.65 per contract.

Penny stocks: Despite $0 stock and ETF trades, there is still a $6.95 flat-rate fee for trading penny stocks.

Mutual funds: Most mutual funds at TD Ameritrade cost $49.95 to buy and $0 to sell; there are some exceptions that cost $74.95 to buy. There is no commission charge for NTF (no transaction fee) funds. Note, however, NTF funds that are held 180 days or less before being sold may be charged a short-term redemption fee of $49.99.

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Minimum Deposit $0.00
Stock Trades $0.00
Penny Stock Fees (OTCCB) $6.95
ETF Trade Fee $0.00
Options (Base Fee) $0.00
Options (Per Contract) $0.65
Options Exercise Fee $0.00
Options Assignment Fee $0.00
Futures (Per Contract) $2.25
Mutual Fund Trade Fee Varies
Broker Assisted Trade Fee $25
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Mobile trading apps

TD Ameritrade offers two different smartphone apps: TD Ameritrade Mobile, designed for casual investors; and thinkorswim Mobile, for the feature-hungry active trader. Both apps are excellent.

Ease of use: While both apps are feature-rich and great for trading, there is a bit of a learning curve to how much you can do. Being able to customize charts and option chains is great, but makes these apps a little bit more challenging to use. TD Ameritrade Mobile is easier to use than thinkorswim mobile and has more analyst research.

Ask Ted: If you are tired of waiting for live agents or frustrated with useless chatbot answers, TD Ameritrade’s chatbot, Ask Ted, is the best in the business. Ted returns relevant results quickly and he’s… it’s available throughout TDA.

TD Ameritrade Mobile: TD Ameritrade Mobile features a customizable dashboard. Navigating the app is seamless and includes all the features an investor might want. Watch lists sync with your account and are streaming and fully customizable. Meanwhile, stock quotes include price alerts, news, and clean (and fully-featured) charting, and third-party ratings are accompanied by PDF research reports. Placing trades is a breeze.


TD Ameritrade Mobile. Press play for a demo.


thinkorswim Mobile: thinkorswim Mobile won our Best Trader App this year, moving up a spot from 2022 to take the crown. Upon login, you are taken straight into your watch lists, which sync with the thinkorswim desktop and web version. In fact, the app mirrors the thinkorswim desktop throughout. Charting includes all 400+ indicators from the desktop platform, and chart preferences sync in the cloud. Orders and alerts management is fluid, and there is easy access to Trader TV, which includes the TD Ameritrade Network and CNBC.


TD Ameritrade's feature-rich thinkorswim app.


TD Ameritrade Mobile app gallery

TD Ameritrade thinkorswim app gallery

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes
Apple Watch App Yes
Stock Alerts Yes
Charting - After-Hours Yes
Charting - Technical Studies 400
Charting - Study Customizations Yes
Watch List (Streaming) Yes
Watch Lists - Create & Manage Yes
Watch Lists - Column Customization Yes

Other trading platforms and tools

Whether you are day trading, options trading or futures trading, thinkorswim desktop is a winner. For casual investors, TD Ameritrade’s latest platform addition, thinkorswim web, is great.

thinkorswim desktop charting: thinkorswim’s charting capabilities are so advanced they are rivaled only by TradeStation. A few clicks of the mouse will have dozens of charts streaming real-time data. Even the pickiest trader will be satisfied with the 400+ technical studies available, which is the most in the industry.

thinkorswim desktop trading tools: thinkorswim is home to an impressive array of tools. Highlights include paper trading, performing advanced earnings analysis, plotting economic (FRED) data, charting social sentiment, backtesting with thinkOnDemand, and even replaying historical markets tick-by-tick. TD Ameritrade also allows traders to create and conduct real-time stock scans, share charts and workspace layouts, and perform advanced options analysis. The rabbit hole goes as deep as any trader's imagination cares to go. It's a remarkable offering of choices that will set your mind spinning – in a good way.

thinkorswim desktop Earnings Analysis: If you trade on expected earnings, the thinkorswim Earnings Analysis tool is a favorite for planning ahead for earnings releases and assessing each company's results afterward. It plots price action and volatility before and after previous releases, and pulls data from Wall Street analysts and crowd-sourced ratings from Estimize to plot EPS estimate ranges alongside actual results. The whole experience brings clarity with much less noise.

thinkorswim web: Compared to thinkorswim desktop, thinkorswim web gives traders an easy way to quickly manage their account while accessing essential trading features. For example, headlines stream from top-tier providers such as Dow Jones Newswire and charts come with 30 indicators.

thinkorswim web trading tools: While thinkorswim web appears simple on the surface, there are a handful of advanced functions underneath the hood. For example, you can place multi-legged options orders and choose from five default strategies, all from within the same trading window within charts. And when you create an order, it is saved on the same page as the ticker symbol, so if you switch views to another symbol and then come back, the order is still there until you execute or delete it.

TD Ameritrade thinkorswim desktop gallery

TD Ameritrade thinkorswim web gallery

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Active Trading Platform thinkorswim
Desktop Trading Platform Yes
Desktop Platform (Mac) Yes
Web Trading Platform Yes
Paper Trading Yes
Trade Journal Yes
Watch Lists - Total Fields 514
Charting - Indicators / Studies 429
Charting - Drawing Tools 24
Charting - Study Customizations 9
Charting - Save Profiles Yes
Trade Ideas - Technical Analysis Yes
Streaming Time & Sales Yes
Trade Ideas - Backtesting Yes
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Research

Thanks to the TD Ameritrade Network and a unique lineup of tools, TD Ameritrade offers investors a substantial research offering.

Stock research: TD Ameritrade shines in stock research, offering a wide range of options. ResearchTeam reports consolidate third-party research into a single ranking, stock scanners in thinkorswim can be customized, Market Edge provides insight into technical analysis, and a host of webcasts and research articles add to the robust offering.

TV network and video: The TD Ameritrade Network, TD Ameritrade's live streaming financial network, broadcasts live every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern and includes an excellent mix of market analysis and trader education. Schwab is the only other online broker to offer live broadcasting during market hours. TD Ameritrade also provides streaming TV from CNBC for the U.S., Europe, and Asia trading sessions.

Market commentary: TD Ameritrade provides written daily market commentary and analysis through the Ticker Tape portal. Content is widespread, covering day-to-day markets as well as general finance, savings, retirement, and trader education. Together with the Ticker Tape, TD Ameritrade publishes thinkMoney, a quarterly print (and digital) magazine, which focuses entirely on education. The bottom line is that for stock and options trading, TD Ameritrade is a standout. For long-term investing and retirement-related content, we prefer Fidelity Viewpoints and Schwab Insights.

Social sentiment: Social sentiment data is available within thinkorswim that tracks the number of times a symbol was mentioned on Twitter and includes rankings. For example, if you pull up a chart of Tesla (TSLA), you can see the social sentiment displayed on the chart, including the percentage of negative, neutral, and positive mentions.

Community features: On thinkorswim, traders can utilize chat rooms, share trade ideas through myTrade and see the trades shared by others from within the Trade Fees section. When we visited a couple of chat rooms, we found them relatively quiet compared to the deluge of investor posts that can be found in the feeds of eToro and Webull.

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Research - Stocks Yes
Stock Research - ESG No
Stock Research - PDF Reports 6
Screener - Stocks Yes
Research - ETFs Yes
Screener - ETFs Yes
Research - Mutual Funds Yes
Screener - Mutual Funds Yes
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBB Yes
Research - Bonds Yes

Education

There is no better broker for learning the basics of the stock market than TD Ameritrade. Excellent education makes it an easy winner for beginners.

Learning center: Organized into courses with quizzes, over 200 videos are available, which all include progress tracking. Also provided each month are hundreds of webinars and educational sessions, and education is also broadcast through the TD Ameritrade Network.

TD Ameritrade publishes its own magazine, thinkMoney, and blog on the Ticker Tape. Finally, the thinkorswim Learning Center provides advanced education on all things technical analysis related, including coding custom indicators.

Podcasts and other media: I found the six episodes in the Talking Green podcast to be excellent, with insights into behavioral finance to help you improve your relationship with money. In addition, TD Ameritrade has several YouTube channels, including one dedicated to its Trader Talks series with over 1,000 archived webcasts.

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Education (Stocks) Yes
Education (ETFs) Yes
Education (Options) Yes
Education (Mutual Funds) Yes
Education (Bonds) Yes
Education (Retirement) Yes
Paper Trading Yes
Videos Yes
Webinars Yes
Webinars (Archived) Yes
Progress Tracking Yes
Interactive Learning - Quizzes Yes
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Customer service

To score Customer Service, StockBrokers.com partners with customer experience research firm Confero to conduct phone tests from locations throughout the United States. For our 2023 Broker Review, 168 customer service tests were conducted over six weeks, with wait times logged for each call.

Customer service representatives were asked for assistance or details in several areas of broker services, including account opening, trading tools, apps, rollovers, active trading, and more. Here are the results for TD Ameritrade, which took our top award for customer service in our 2023 annual review.

  • Average Connection Time: <1 minute
  • Average Net Promoter Score: 9.7 / 10
  • Average Professionalism Score: 8.9 / 10
  • Overall Score: 9.3 / 10
  • Ranking: 1st of 14 brokers

Banking services

TD Ameritrade provides essential banking services to customers online and through retail service centers across the United States.

Like its closest competitors, TD Ameritrade offers mobile check deposit, online bill pay, and ATM fee reimbursement. TD Ameritrade also offers cash management accounts with FDIC-insurance protection.

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Bank (Member FDIC) No
Checking Accounts Yes
Savings Accounts No
Credit Cards Yes
Debit Cards Yes
Mortgage Loans No

Final thoughts

TD Ameritrade is a technology-focused company that understands its customers and delivers a high-quality client experience. Especially with $0 stock and ETF trades, any investor or trader, new or seasoned, will find TD Ameritrade fulfills their needs. Here are our three top takeaways for the broker for 2023.

  1. TD Ameritrade is our top pick for beginners in 2023, thanks to industry-leading education and research, an easy-to-use website and a separate mobile app built specifically for everyday investors.
  2. Through the top-ranked thinkorswim trading platform, which comes in desktop, browser, and mobile flavors, TD Ameritrade delivers excellence for all active traders, including day traders, options traders, and futures traders.
  3. TD Ameritrade’s breadth of tools and content will satisfy the needs of almost every investor.

Best Broker Guides

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Is TD Ameritrade good?

TD Ameritrade is an excellent choice for investors and traders. It’s one of the largest brokerages in America, with over $6 trillion in customer assets, and is trusted by over 28 million customers.

TD Ameritrade delivers the best stock trading app for beginners and is our top choice in 2023. Charles Schwab’s acquisition of TD Ameritrade has further strengthened the brand’s position as a market leader.

Is TD Ameritrade trustworthy?

TD Ameritrade is trustworthy, as is its new corporate parent, Charles Schwab, which bought the company in October 2020. Your U.S. brokerage account is protected in the very unlikely event of TDA becoming insolvent by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation to the limits of $500,000 per customer, including a maximum of $250,000 cash. The firm has secured additional third-party coverage for accounts that exceed SIPC limits. This coverage doesn’t protect against investment losses.

Is TD Ameritrade good for beginners?

TD Ameritrade is our top choice for beginner investors. The mobile app is easy to use and there is no minimum investment requirement to open a TD Ameritrade account. The broker’s educational and research content are top-notch. For example, we observed a trading class webinar and the instructor greeted several participants by name.

How much money do you need to open a TD Ameritrade account?

TD Ameritrade does not charge to open an account and there are no account minimums and inactivity fees. There is a $2,000 minimum account balance requirement for margin and options trading.

Does TD Ameritrade charge a monthly fee?

While there are generally no fees for maintaining your TD Ameritrade account — regardless of balance — there are certain service fees that you may incur depending on how you set up your account.

For example, there is a $2 fee for monthly paper statements for accounts with less than $10,000 in liquidation value, but the fee is waived if you opt for electronic statements instead.

Can you lose money on TD Ameritrade?

As with all brokers, you can lose money at TD Ameritrade because investment prices fluctuate and, sometimes, they can fluctuate the wrong way. Your investing results will be far more affected by your knowledge, self-discipline, and time in the market.

About TD Ameritrade

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, TD Ameritrade was founded in 1975 as one of the first online brokerages in the United States. In 2019, Charles Schwab announced it was acquiring TD Ameritrade in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $26 billion. At the time of closing in 2020, the combined company housed roughly $6 trillion in assets and 28 million brokerage accounts.

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2023 Review methodology

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For the StockBrokers.com 13th Annual Review published in January 2023, a total of 3,332 data points were collected over three months and used to score 17 top brokers. This makes StockBrokers.com home to the largest independent database on the web covering the online broker industry.

As part of our annual review process, all brokers had the opportunity to provide updates and key milestones and complete an in-depth data profile, which we hand-checked for accuracy. Brokers also were offered the opportunity to provide executive time for an annual update meeting.

Our rigorous data validation process yields an error rate of less than .001% each year, providing site visitors quality data they can trust. Learn more about how we test.

TD Ameritrade 2023 results

For the StockBrokers.com 2023 Review, all U.S. equity brokers we reviewed were assessed on 196 different variables across eight areas: Commissions & Fees, Investment Options, Platforms & Tools, Research, Mobile Trading, Education, Ease of Use, and Overall.

StockBrokers.com also presented “Best in Class” awards to brokers for additional categories Beginners, Options Trading, Futures Trading, Active Trading, IRA Accounts, Investor Community, Penny Stock Trading, Banking Services and Customer Service. A “Best in Class” designation means finishing in the top five brokers for that category.

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Primary categories

TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade Overall Commissions & Fees Research Platforms & Tools Mobile Trading Apps Investment Options Education Ease of Use
Rating 5/5 Stars 4.5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars 5/5 Stars
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Streak #1 12
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Best in Class Streak 12 3 12 12 11 9 7 7

Secondary categories

TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade Active Trading Banking Services Beginners Customer Service Futures Trading Investor Community IRA Accounts Options Trading Penny Stocks
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Streak #1 2
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Best in Class Streak 12 11 2 4 4 13

Industry Awards

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TD Ameritrade fees and features data

The data collection efforts at StockBrokers.com are unmatched in the industry. The following tables show a deeper dive into the offerings available at this broker. You can also compare its offerings side-by-side with those of other brokers using our Comparison Tool.

In addition to meticulous annual data collection by our in-house analyst, every broker that participates in our review is afforded the opportunity to complete an in-depth data profile. We then audit each data point to ensure its accuracy.

Trading fees

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Minimum Deposit $0.00
Stock Trades $0.00
Mutual Fund Trade Fee Varies
Options (Base Fee) $0.00
Options (Per Contract) $0.65
Futures (Per Contract) $2.25
Broker Assisted Trade Fee $25

Account fees

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
IRA Annual Fee $0.00
IRA Closure Fee $0.00
Account Transfer Out (Partial) $0.00
Account Transfer Out (Full) $75.00
Options Exercise Fee $0.00
Options Assignment Fee $0.00

Margin rates

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Margin Rate Under $25,000 12.50%
Margin Rate $25,000 to $49,999.99 12.00%
Margin Rate $50,000 to $99,999.99 11.00%
Margin Rate $100,000 to $249,999.99 10.75%
Margin Rate $250,000 to $499,999.99 10.50%
Margin Rate $500,000 to $999,999.99 Varies
Margin Rate Above $1,000,000 Varies

Investment options

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Stock Trading Yes
Margin Trading Yes
Fractional Shares No
OTCBB / Pink Sheets Yes
Options Trading Yes
Complex Options Max Legs 4
Futures Trading Yes
Forex Trading Yes
Crypto Trading No
Crypto Trading - Total Coins 0
Mutual Funds (No Load) 3698
Mutual Funds (Total) 5876
Bonds (US Treasury) Yes
Bonds (Corporate) Yes
Bonds (Municipal) Yes
Advisor Services Yes
International Countries (Stocks) 0
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Order types

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Order Type - Market Yes
Order Type - Limit Yes
Order Type - After Hours Yes
Order Type - Stop Yes
Order Type - Trailing Stop Yes
Order Type - OCO Yes
Order Type - OTO Yes
Order Type - Broker Assisted Yes

Beginners

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Education (Stocks) Yes
Education (ETFs) Yes
Education (Options) Yes
Education (Mutual Funds) Yes
Education (Bonds) Yes
Education (Retirement) Yes
Retirement Calculator Yes
Investor Dictionary Yes
Paper Trading Yes
Videos Yes
Webinars Yes
Webinars (Archived) Yes
Progress Tracking Yes
Interactive Learning - Quizzes Yes
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Stock trading apps

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
iPhone App Yes
Android App Yes
Apple Watch App Yes
Trading - Stocks Yes
Trading - After-Hours Yes
Trading - Simple Options Yes
Trading - Complex Options Yes
Order Ticket RT Quotes Yes
Order Ticket SRT Quotes Yes

Stock app features

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Market Movers (Top Gainers) Yes
Stream Live TV Yes
Videos on Demand Yes
Stock Alerts Yes
Option Chains Viewable Yes
Watch List (Real-time) Yes
Watch List (Streaming) Yes
Watch Lists - Create & Manage Yes
Watch Lists - Column Customization Yes
Watch Lists - Total Fields 514

Stock app charting

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Charting - After-Hours Yes
Charting - Can Turn Horizontally Yes
Charting - Multiple Time Frames Yes
Charting - Technical Studies 400
Charting - Study Customizations Yes
Charting - Stock Comparisons Yes

Trading platforms overview

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Active Trading Platform thinkorswim
Desktop Trading Platform Yes
Desktop Platform (Mac) Yes
Web Trading Platform Yes
Paper Trading Yes
Trade Journal Yes
Watch Lists - Total Fields 514

Trading platform stock chart features

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Charting - Adjust Trades on Chart Yes
Charting - Indicators / Studies 429
Charting - Drawing Tools 24
Charting - Notes Yes
Charting - Index Overlays Yes
Charting - Historical Trades Yes
Charting - Corporate Events Yes
Charting - Custom Date Range Yes
Charting - Custom Time Bars Yes
Charting - Automated Analysis Yes
Charting - Save Profiles Yes
Trade Ideas - Technical Analysis Yes
Charting - Study Customizations 9
Charting - Custom Studies Yes
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Day trading features

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Streaming Time & Sales Yes
Streaming TV Yes
Direct Market Routing - Stocks Yes
Ladder Trading Yes
Trade Hot Keys Yes
Level 2 Quotes - Stocks Yes
Trade Ideas - Backtesting Yes
Trade Ideas - Backtesting Adv Yes
Short Locator No
Order Liquidity Rebates No

Investment research overview

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Research - Stocks Yes
Research - ETFs Yes
Research - Mutual Funds Yes
Research - Pink Sheets / OTCBB Yes
Research - Bonds Yes
Screener - Stocks Yes
Screener - ETFs Yes
Screener - Mutual Funds Yes
Screener - Bonds Yes
Misc - Portfolio Allocation Yes

Stock research features

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Stock Research - PDF Reports 6
Stock Research - Earnings Yes
Stock Research - Insiders Yes
Stock Research - Social Yes
Stock Research - News Yes
Stock Research - ESG No
Stock Research - SEC Filings Yes

ETF research features

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
ETFs - Strategy Overview Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Inception Date Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Expense Ratio Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Net Assets Yes
ETF Fund Facts - Total Holdings No
ETFs - Top 10 Holdings Yes
ETFs - Sector Exposure Yes
ETFs - Risk Analysis Yes
ETFs - Ratings Yes
ETFs - Morningstar StyleMap Yes
ETFs - PDF Reports Yes
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Mutual fund research features

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Mutual Funds - Strategy Overview Yes
Mutual Funds - Performance Chart Yes
Mutual Funds - Performance Analysis Yes
Mutual Funds - Prospectus Yes
Mutual Funds - 3rd Party Ratings Yes
Mutual Funds - Fees Breakdown Yes
Mutual Funds - Top 10 Holdings Yes
Mutual Funds - Asset Allocation Yes
Mutual Funds - Sector Allocation Yes
Mutual Funds - Country Allocation No
Mutual Funds - StyleMap Yes
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Options trading overview

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Option Chains - Basic View Yes
Option Chains - Strategy View Yes
Option Chains - Streaming Yes
Option Chains - Total Columns 35
Option Chains - Greeks 5
Option Chains - Quick Analysis Yes
Option Analysis - P&L Charts Yes
Option Probability Analysis Yes
Option Probability Analysis Adv Yes
Option Positions - Greeks Yes
Option Positions - Greeks Streaming Yes
Option Positions - Adv Analysis Yes
Option Positions - Rolling Yes
Option Positions - Grouping Yes
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Banking features

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Bank (Member FDIC) No
Checking Accounts Yes
Savings Accounts No
Credit Cards Yes
Debit Cards Yes
Mortgage Loans No

Customer service options

Feature TD Ameritrade logoTD Ameritrade
Phone Support (Prospect Customers) Yes
Phone Support (Current Customers) Yes
Email Support Yes
Live Chat (Prospect Customers) Yes
Live Chat (Current Customers) Yes
24/7 Support Yes

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About the Editorial Team

Sam Levine, CFA, CMT
Sam Levine, CFA, CMT

Sam Levine is a longtime writer, investor and educator with nearly three decades of experience in the investing industry. His specialty is making even the most complicated investing concepts easy to understand for beginning and intermediate investors. He holds two of the most widely recognized certifications in the investment management industry, the Chartered Financial Analyst and the Chartered Market Technician designations. Previously, he was a contributing editor at BetterInvesting Magazine and a contributor to The Penny Hoarder and other media outlets.


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 StockBrokers.com 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.


Carolyn Kimball
Carolyn Kimball

Carolyn Kimball is managing editor for Reink Media and the lead editor for the StockBrokers.com Annual Review. Carolyn has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at major media outlets including NerdWallet, the Los Angeles Times and the San Jose Mercury News. She specializes in coverage of personal financial products and services, wielding her editing skills to clarify complex (some might say befuddling) topics to help consumers make informed decisions about their money.


Steven Hatzakis
Steven Hatzakis

Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research for ForexBrokers.com. Steven previously served as an Editor for Finance Magnates, where he authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. Steven is an active fintech and crypto industry researcher and advises blockchain companies at the board level. Over the past 20 years, Steven has held numerous positions within the international forex markets, from writing to consulting to serving as a registered commodity futures representative.


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