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TD Ameritrade was ranked #1 out of 17 online brokers evaluated in the StockBrokers.com Online Broker Review 2014. TD Ameritrade was rated #1 overall and was also rated #1 or Best in Class (within top 5) in several categories, including “Platforms & Tools,” “Customer Service,” “Education,” “New Investors,” “Research,” “Mobile Trading,” “Options Trading,” and “Active Trading.” The thinkorswim platform was again recognized as the Best Desktop Platform. Read the full article.
TD Ameritrade was evaluated against 19 others in the 2014 Barron's Online Broker Review, March 15, 2014, and was awarded 4.5 stars overall (along with 3 others). The firm was ranked 1st in the categories “Best for Long-Term Investing” and “Best for Novices.” TD Ameritrade was also among those listed in the categories “Best for Frequent Traders” (ranked 4th), “Best for Options Traders” (ranked 2nd), and “Best for In-Person Service” (ranked 5th). Star ratings are out of a possible 5. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones, L.P. All rights reserved.
TD Ameritrade ranked #3 of 10 Discount (Online) Brokers in SmartMoney magazine's Annual Broker Survey in the publication's June 2012 issue. TD Ameritrade was also awarded a five-star rating (the highest available) in the Banking Services category along with four other firms, a five-star rating in the Trading Tools category along with two other firms, and a five-star rating in the Research category along with three other firms. SmartMoney is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Options are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to option trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Option trading privileges subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before investing in options.
Futures and futures option trading is speculative and is not suitable for all investors. Please read the Risk Disclosure for Futures and Options prior to trading futures products. Futures trading privileges subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Futures accounts are not protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).
Option, futures, and/or forex trading privileges subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Not all account owners will qualify.
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