ETFs Made Easier

If you’ve stayed away from ETFs because they sound complicated, now is the time to see how we make ETF trading easier. ETFs are essentially a basket of investments that:

  • Trade like stocks
  • Have the diversity of a mutual fund
  • Can be traded at TD Ameritrade without commission on over 100+ ETFs

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Three Reasons to Choose TD Ameritrade for ETF Trading

  1. Over 100+ Commission-free ETFs - Access our curated selection of commission-free ETFs selected exclusively by Morningstar Associates. We offer the healthiest list, based on higher average assets, higher average daily volume, and more Morningstar-rated ETFs.

  2. ETF Knowledge Center - Leverage the ETF Knowledge Center and arm yourself with greater information and education on ETFs. Explore video tutorials, articles, and announcements on a range of topics, from ETF basics to in-depth subjects like accessing commodities, risks associated with leveraging, and measuring ETF liquidity.

  3. Powerful Trading Platforms - Trade Architect® and thinkorswim® help you to seize opportunities with real-time ETF quotes, market insight and streaming news to give you new trading ideas.


Why Choose TD Ameritrade for ETF Trading?

TD AmeritradeE*TradeSchwabFidelityVanguard

Commission-Free ETFs**

101

112

198

84

67

Independent, Third-Party Recommendation

Selected by Morningstar Associates, LLC

No

No

No

No

% of ETFs on List with a Morningstar Rating1

89%

58%

55%

67%

96%

Average Daily Volume (3 mo.)2

2.7M

0.2M

0.14M

1.1M

0.8M

% ETFs With Less Than $100 Million in Assets3

2%

60%

39%

13%

4%

Average ETF Assets Under Management4

$7.8B

$0.4B

$0.5B

$4.4B

$6.5B

Average Expense Ratio5

0.29%

0.67%

0.48%

0.29%

0.13%

ETF Issuers

iShares, Powershares, SPDR®, Vanguard and more

DB-X, Global X, WisdomTree

Schwab, State Street, SPDR ETFs, Guggenheim Investments, PowerShares, PIMCO, ProShares and more.

Fidelity, iShares

Vanguard

Metric data as of April 17, 2015

**Number of ETFs as of April 17, 2015

Platforms and Resources for Efficient ETF Trading

Objective third-party research is great, but it may not mean much without exemplary trading tools like those on the TD Ameritrade web platform and the more advanced thinkorswim platform. At TD Ameritrade, you don't have to choose one great feature over another - it's all here.

 

TD Ameritrade has powerful trading platforms and comprehensive education resources to help you trade ETFs.

ETF Market Center with Commission-Free ETFs Selected by Morningstar Associates

The ETF Market Center is your one-stop shop for tools and commentary, ETF screeners, and much more. You’ll find the technical analysis and objective fundamental research tools to select ETFs for your portfolio. Easily place your ETF trades through our intuitive Web Platform.

Dive in to ETF Trading with Elite Tools

For serious ETF traders that seek the most robust, sophisticated and advanced trading tools, thinkorswim has everything in one place. From comprehensive charting to market monitors to beta weighting, you’ll get all the features you need. Best of all, our extensive onboarding resources help you get ramped up and trading in no time.

More Features That Put You in ControlView All Tools and Platforms

TD Ameritrade Trade Architect trading platform is visually intuitive and easy to use.

Trade Architect is customizable and features streaming data, charting, and more.

The thinkorswim platform from TD Ameritrade offers advanced tools for the sophisticated trader.

The thinkorswim platform features comprehensive ETF charting packages and exclusive P&L charts.

The TD Ameritrade mobile trading platform allows you to manage your account and trade on-the-go.

Use Mobile Trading to make ETF trades from your mobile device. Trade with the leader in mobile trades.