Top Online Stock Trading Sites
Listed below are some of the more popular online stock trading sites along with their standard price per trade and some basic info. If you are looking to trade stocks online you may want to try more than one site to test the waters and see what works best for you.
Optionshouse has relatively simple web interface and the lowest cost per trade among the leading online stock brokers.
Not far behind OptionsHouse at $4.95 per trade, TradeKing is another highly rated online broker with low priced trades. TradeKing is known for providing solid research tools making them a popular site.
Another leading online broker Scottrade has relatively low cost per trade pricing and is popular because of their strong customer service, reputation and trading tools.
One of the most well-known names in the space, Schwab trades run $8.95. Schwab is known for top notch, 24/7 support, a plethora of investment tools and is a trusted name in the space.
While at the high end of this list, E*Trade allows users to conduct trades for under $10. With great research tools, easy to use web and mobile interfaces and access to all kinds of advice, E*Trade remains popular among online traders.
TD Ameritrade $9.99
Another leader in the online trading space, Ameritrade is known for a very user friendly site with access to objective, third party research and professional guidance.
When choosing an online stock trading site, please note that cheaper is not always better and what may be right for you may not be right for someone else. Many of the sites out there will give you some number of free trades or a 60 day free trade period so that you can check out their platform and see if you like it.