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E*TRADE

Online Stock Trades
$9.99
Details
Brokerage Cash Account
$500
Brokerage Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement
$0
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades

TD Ameritrade

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders $9.99
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $34.99
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders $44.99
Cash Account
$0
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
$0
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades

ShareBuilder

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders
$6.95
Automatic Investments
$1.00-$3.95
Details
Phone Trades
Market/Limit Orders $19.95
Cash Account
No Minimum Required
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
No Minimum Required
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades

Fidelity

Online Stock Trades
Market/Limit Orders as low as $7.95
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Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders as low as $12.95
Details
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders as low as $32.95
Details
Brokerage Cash Account
$2,500
Brokerage Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement
$2,500
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades

thinkorswim

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders $9.99
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $34.99
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders $44.99
Cash Account
$0
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
$0
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades

Charles Schwab

Online Trades
Start at $7.00
Details
Touchtone Phone
$32.00
Details
Broker Assisted
$32.00
Details
Cash Account
$1,000
Details
Margin Account
$1,000
Details
Retirement Account
$1,000
Details
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades

OptionsHouse

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders
$4.75
Automatic Investments
Market/Limit Orders
$4.75
Phone Trades
Market/Limit Orders $4.75
Cash Account
No Minimum Required
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
No Minimum Required
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades

Scottrade

Online trades
Market/Limit Orders $7
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $17
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders $27
Cash Account
$500
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
$500
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades

Interactive Brokers

Online Trades
1/2 penny per share
Details
Touchtone Phone
$30 per order
Broker Assisted
1 penny per share
Details
Cash Account
$10,000
Details
Margin Account
$10,000
Details
Retirement Account
$5,000
Details
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades

Loyal3

Online Trades
$0.00
Details
Cash Account
No Minimum Required
Details
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
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- If customer signs up for electronic statements and confirms. ($25 otherwise)
- TD Ameritrade clients have access to foreign securities via exchanges in the United States and Canada. We currently do not trade on any other world exchanges.
- Excludes SEP-IRAs, SIMPLE-IRAs, Self-Employed 401(k)s, BDAs, Keoghs, Non-Prototype Retirement Accounts and HSAs.
- Minimum equity account balance requirement. Margin trading involves risk and is not suitable for all investors. Assess your financial circumstances and risk tolerance prior to trading on margin. Margin credit is extended by National Financial Services, Member NYSE, SIPC.
- Minimum account balance waived for monthly contributions of at least $200 per month (does not apply to SEP-IRA or SIMPLE IRA accounts).
- Information as of 04/27/2012. Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., Member SIPC
- System availability and response times are subject to market conditions and mobile connection limitations. Requires a wireless signal or mobile connection.
- International investments are subject to additional risks such as currency fluctuation, political instability and the potential for illiquid markets.
- Options carry a high level of risk and are not suitable for all investors. Certain requirements must be met to trade options through Schwab. Please read the options disclosure document titled "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options."
- All broker-assisted and automated phone trades are subject to service charges
- There are no fees to open or maintain your account. Other charges may apply. See the Charles Schwab Pricing Guide for Individual Investors ("the Guide") and any amendments to the Guide for comprehensive details on fees.
- Barron's, March 10, 2012, 17th annual survey, "Cut the Cord", by Theresa W. Carey. © 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Overall ratings (on a five-star scale) based on Trade Experience & Tech, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service & Education and Costs. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Detailed information on our policies and the risks associated with options can be found in the Scottrade Options Application and Agreement, Brokerage Account Agreement, and by downloading the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options and Supplements (PDF) from The Options Clearing Corporation, or by requesting a copy from a Scottrade branch office. Supporting documentation for any claims will be supplied upon request.
- IPOs require a $350 minimum cash balance.Stocks available are limited, transactions are by batch trading, and purchases limited to $10,000 per IPO and $2,500 per non-IPO stock per month. click

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