Top Online Trading Brokers

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Top Online Trading Brokers

Key Takeaways

  • Some of the top online trading brokers are Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab, Vanguard, Merrill Edge, Etrade, TD Ameritrade, Interactive Brokers, Robinhood, among others.

Introduction

We have provided a list of the top 50 online trading brokers alongside the requested details for each broker in the attached spreadsheet.

Selected Findings

TD Ameritrade

  • TD Ameritrade has 11 million customers and over $1 trillion in assets under management.
  • According to Investopedia, "although all of TD Ameritrade’s platforms offer free charts, the brokerage firm also offers daily market reports as well as fee-based research. TradeWise Advisors, Inc., TD Ameritrade's affiliated advisory service, offers option trade strategy recommendations directly to your inbox for $20 per month. In addition to the free Market Edge reports TD Ameritrade offers, you can choose to subscribe to two levels of premium Market Edge subscriptions. The first premium tier, at $9.99 per month, offers real-time reports and commentary. The second tier, at $19.99 per month, offers full access to Market Edge's platform: research, screeners, commentary, and tools."


Research Strategy

To provide the requested information, we searched through industry sources such as Trader Union, Trading Platforms, Broker Choser, StockBrockers, Day TradingTop 10 Stock Broker, among many more. We found multiple precompiled lists and reviews of the top online trading brokers from these sources. We then leveraged a mix of sources such as company websites, annual reports, social media platforms, and news sources to rank the trading brokers by assets under management, number of users, and relevance, as available on the public domain.

We prioritized online brokers based in the US. Once we exhausted this category, we expanded our geographic scope to include Europe and the rest of the world. Most of the online trading brokers analyzed here provide their customers with third-party research free of charge. Others charge a fee or require customers to upgrade their subscription to get access to third-party research, tools, and software.

We have provided the most relevant contact person for business potential/partnership inquiries whenever we could. We have provided titles such as Partnership Services Manager, Head of Partnership, and Head of Brokerage Products and Services. In cases where such titles could not be found, we have provided names of the leadership team available in the public domain.

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