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Reviews of the Top 10 US Online Stock Trading Websites

Welcome to our reviews of the Best US Online Stock Trading Websites of 2016. Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each us online stock trading website, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.


Editor's Top 10 Buying Guide
 
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OptionsHouse has established itself as one of the best value online stock trading platforms out there. The team work hard to continuously improve the trading experience for users, while special offers like "Trade Commission Free for 90 Days" are certainly hard to beat. Beyond that, the rates for making trades are also very reasonable, especially considering that few competitors can match the tools and research on offer by OptionsHouse....

» Read the Full Review of OptionsHouse.com

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In the world of stock trading a second or two can make all the difference between you getting a huge return on your money and losing it all. Traditionally you would call up your broker and tell him to do the buying and selling for you, but you could waste precious seconds getting through. With online trading you can react to market conditions almost instantly and make sure you...

» Read the Full Review of OptionsXpress.com

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E*Trade is one of the oldest online trading services in existence and has shown many of the newer services how to do business. It offers absolutely everything that an advanced trader could need and caters well enough for new investors too. The tools on offer are top quality and professionally designed while the research is in-depth enough for the most serious of investors. E*Trade caters best for those who...

» Read the Full Review of eTrade.com

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Fidelity is a well known name in the investment world and, as might be expected, it offers an excellent online trading platform. The range of tools for those who know what they are doing is very impressive and the research available is top quality. If you aren't so confident playing the markets, then there is also plenty of opportunity to learn the ropes and get advice from professional investors....

» Read the Full Review of Fidelity.com

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ScotTrade has been in the investments business since 1980 so it knows what it's doing when it comes to looking after your money. However, if you want to execute your own ideas and strategies with the expert advice ScotTrade can provide as backup, then taking advantage of their online trading platform could be an excellent decision. It does everything an experienced investor could want as well as catering to...

» Read the Full Review of ScotTrade.com

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Charles Schwab is one of the world's most respected securities companies and as such offers an excellent online trading platform to help customers manage their money effectively. With expert advice and a range of tools ranging from simple, easy access right up to professional grade, there is as much or as little help as you need. Combined with a wide range of investment types to pick from, Charles Schwab...

» Read the Full Review of Schwab.com

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TD Ameritrade is a well respected investments company with expert knowledge of bonds and fixed income investments. Their online trading platform is top quality and provides all the tools a serious investor needs to make the most of the financial markets. There is also expert advice always on hand from the seasoned professionals should you want a second opinion on any investment ideas. TD Ameritrade offers a wide variety...

» Read the Full Review of TDAmeritrade.com

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TradeKing is a very low cost, but still high quality online trading platform. Unlike some of the companies in this category TradeKing is a completely online based company and doesn't have any customer offices in the real world, which is probably why they can keep prices so low. It's also easy to see where TradeKing have cut a few other corners to be able to offer some of the...

» Read the Full Review of TradeKing.com

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ChoiceTrade is a low cost online trading platform that gives you all the tools you need to start investing in the world's financial markets. It does assume a bit of knowledge about trading so is probably best suited to experienced investors who know what they are doing, but still provides a basic trading platform for newcomers. Being wholly online you can't expect quite as much support as you might...

» Read the Full Review of ChoiceTrade.com

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FirstTrade is a well designed online trading platform that prices itself at the cheaper end of the market. Even though opting for the cheaper platforms can often mean sacrificing some functionality or quality, we think FirstTrade provides an excellent level of service and good quality tools. Very advanced investors may demand more power and functionality, but most people should find everything they need. To help you find your next...

» Read the Full Review of Firstrade.com

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Latest User Reviews

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Zero customer service
User Review of Choice Trade by Aidan on 17 October 2013

Have an account with them. Online customer service is NEVER working
Have emailed them numerous times over
The last week and no response
They are a joke



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Merrill Edge Customer Service Represent Lack Business Acumen
User Review of Merrill Edge by James R on 10 October 2013

I wrote them a letter and I received a form letter from Merrill Edge Pennington, NJ signed by **. At the end of the letter was the useless 800 number to Jacksonville, FL. So I did a bit of investigating... (Read the full review)



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Sometimes the "Express" is a slow freight train.
User Review of OptionsXpress by Doji on 29 May 2013

I have been trying for several months to open an account with Options Express. This journey started with completing an online application. For identification I responded to all the out-of-the-picket questions. Then the clock started ticking. A couple of weeks... (Read the full review)



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Best broker with the best prices
User Review of Sogo Trade by Bill Mason on 08 April 2013

I tried SogoTrade for the low prices a few years ago, but the Customer Service was pretty lax and they had other issues. However, I was recently on the lookout for a new brokerage to try (about 7-8 months ago)... (Read the full review)



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Don't trust Merrill Edge
User Review of Merrill Edge by Daniel on 15 May 2012

*****READ THIS BEFORE ENTRUSTING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY WITH MERRILL EDGE***** -POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE -NUMEROUS MISTAKES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES -PLACED ON HOLD FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME -2 MONTHS WAIT TIME TO CASH OUT FUNDS FROM ACCOUNT I will never... (Read the full review)



 



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