Best investment companies for US traders. Top rated online stock brokerage firms.

 


Best Online Brokers: Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade Review

4.5-star brokerage firm rating

  • Stocks & ETFs: $6.95
  • Options: $6.95 + $0.75 per contract
  • Mutual Funds: $49.99

Minimum to open: $0 for a cash account, $2,000 for an IRA.

Trade free for 60 days + get up to $600.

 


Best Online Brokers: Ally Invest

TradeKing brokerage firm rating

  • Stocks & ETFs: $4.95
  • Options: $4.95 + $0.65 per contract or $3.95 + $0.50 per contract for high net worth or active traders
  • Mutual Funds: $9.95

Minimum to open: $0 for a cash account, $0 for an IRA.

Get a $200 cash bonus or $500 in commission-free trades.

 


Best Online Brokers: Motif Investing

Motif Investing Review

Motif Investing reating

  • Motif (up to 30 Stocks/ETFs) $9.95 per trade
  • Stocks & ETFs within Motif: $4.95 per stock/ETF
  • Stocks & ETFs outside Motif: $4.95 per stock/ETF

Minimum to open: $0 for a cash account, $250 minimum investment.

Join Motif Investing.

 


Best Online Brokers: thinkorswim

Thinkorswim Review

4.5-star brokerage firm rating

  • Stocks & ETFs: $6.95
  • Options: $6.95 + $0.75 per contract
  • No-Load Mutual Funds: $49.99

Minimum to open: $0 for a cash account, $2,000 for an IRA.

Trade free for 60 days + Get up to $600.

 


Best Online Brokers: TradeStation

TradeStation Review

4-star brokerage firm rating

  • Stocks & ETFs: $5 per trade
  • Options: $0.50
  • Mutual Funds: $14.95

Minimum to open: $5,000 for non-daytraders; $25,000 for daytraders; $5,500 for IRA accounts.

Get $5 per trade stock and ETF commissions. $4 per trade for IRAs.

 


Best Online Brokers: Scottrade

Scottrade Review

Scottrade brokerage firm rating

  • Stocks & ETFs: $6.95
  • Options: $6.95 + $0.70 per contract
  • Mutual Funds: $17

Minimum to open: $2,500 for a cash account, $0 for an IRA.

In late October 2016, TD Ameritrade announced an agreement to acquire Scottrade. TD's purchase of Scottrade is expected to close in the second half of fiscal 2017. Meanwhile, both brokerage houses continue offering the highest possible brokerage services to their customers.

Scottrade

 


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