Compare Stock Brokers

Broker Commission Schedule Account Minimums Account Features Tools / Research

TD Ameritrade

Special Offer
Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders $6.95
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 ExchangesFootnote number 1
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
TD Ameritrade Mobile:
Trade at the drop of a hat with the leader in mobile trading.
Details
Exceptional Value:
Learn about TD Ameritrade’s managed portfolio and automatic fee rebate.
Details
Support when you need it:
Help online 24/7 and at your local branch
Details

Fidelity

Special Offer
Online Stock Trades
Market/Limit Orders as low as $4.95
Details
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
$2,500Footnote number 2
Brokerage Margin Account
$2,000Footnote number 3
Retirement
$2,500Footnote number 4
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
Trading Tools at Fidelity:
Sophisticated platforms and tools help you trade how you want, wherever you are.
Details
Stock Research:
Easier access to the insights needed to make informed investment decisions.
Details

Schwab

Special Offer
Online trades
Market/Limit Orders $4.95
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $9.95 ($4.95 + $5.00 phone fee)
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders $Electronic Commission, plus $25
Cash Account
$1,000
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
$1,000
  • Stock Trading, ETF & Options
  • Trade Ideas
  • Expert Insight & Research
  • One-on-One Consultation
  • Robust Trading Tools
  • Real-Time Streaming Market Data
  • Educational Resources
  • Dedicated Support
Idea Hub
Quickly generate trade ideas based on specific goals and screening criteria, updated throughout the trading day.
Details
Trade & Probability Calculator
Gauge the potential investment risks and reward of an order before placing the trade with this sophisticated options calculator.
Details
All-In-One Trade Ticket
Quickly react to market conditions by buying or selling up to four different options simultaneously.
Details
Walk Limit
Eliminate the time-consuming process of manually modifying limit orders when trying to get the most favorable fill price between the bid and the ask.
Details
Schwab Proprietary Research
Access stock ratings, fundamental research, custom screeners, and more.
Details
Schwab Equity Ratings ®
Get a report and clear A-B-C-D-F grades with Schwab Equity Ratings, used to indicate Schwab’s long-term outlook on over 3,000 US-traded stocks.
Details

Ally Invest

Special Offer
Online Trades
Market/Limit Order: $4.95Footnote number 5
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Order: Not available
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Order: $20 + regular commission
Cash Account
No Minimum
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
No Minimum
  • Mobile Trading
  • Options Footnote number 6
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Broker Assisted Trades
  • Powerful Tools and Platform
  • Free Educational Resources
  • Real-time Streaming Market Data
  • 24/7 Customer Support
Ally Mobile App
Access your account and trade at any time from our mobile app. Details
Powerful Tools & Platform
Utilize customizable charts and tools to help you analyze trades and track performance. Details
Dedicated Customer Support
Our licensed brokers provide great service 24/7 with short hold times, fas email responses and online chat. Details

Capital One Investing

Special Offer
Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders $6.95
Details
Automatic Investments
Market/Limit Orders $3.95
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
Free ETF Portfolio Builder:
Create a diversified portfolio based on your goals and investing style
Details
Research Reports:
Find the stocks, ETF's or mutual funds for your investment strategy with 8 powerful tools.
Details

Interactive Brokers

Special Offer
Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders 1/2 penny per share
Details
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $30 per order
Details
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders 1 penny per share
Details
Cash Account
$10,000
Details
Margin Account
$10,000
Details
Retirement Account
$5000
Details
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
MobileTWS:
Trade stocks, options, futures, futures options and forex worldwide from your phone.
Details
Stock Yield Enhancement Program:
Earn extra income on the fully-paid shares of stock held in your account.
Details
Margin Rates::
Below 2%
Details
Footnote number 1 - 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.
Footnote number 2 - Excludes SEP-IRAs, SIMPLE-IRAs, Self-Employed 401(k)s, BDAs, Keoghs, Non-Prototype Retirement Accounts and HSAs.
Footnote number 3 - 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.
Footnote number 4 - Minimum account balance waived for monthly contributions of at least $200 per month (does not apply to SEP-IRA or SIMPLE IRA accounts).
Footnote number 5 - Ally Invest adds 1 cent per share on the entire order for stocks priced less than $2.00.
Footnote number 6 - Investing involves risk. For options, review the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options brochure (PDF) before you begin trading options. Options investors may lose the entire amount of their investment in a relatively short period of time.

Fool Disclosure

Note: Offers may be valid in the US only. The information and links on this page are provided for your convenience only. Compare online brokers and find out how to invest your money the best way you can. Our handy discount brokerage comparison chart shows you where to invest and includes great promotional offers. The Motley Fool is not a registered broker-dealer and does not endorse or recommend the services of any brokerage company. The information and services that can be accessed through these links are provided by the individual brokerage companies, not The Motley Fool. The brokerage company you select is solely responsible for its services to you, the user. The Motley Fool shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your use of a brokerage company's services. Please read our disclaimer.


Getting Started with Brokers


Opening an Account



Broker-Related Articles