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ETF Trading

Diversify with ETF trading. Select from 100+ commission-free ETFs.

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Jump-start your ETF trading with our curated selection of 100+ commission-free ETFs independently selected by Morningstar Associates, LLC. It’s like having a shortcut to help you find the right ETF to fit your strategy. Visit our helpful ETF Knowledge Center to learn about the basics or find information on more in-depth topics. And enjoy access to advanced trading platforms, powerful tools, educational resources, and the help of our trading specialists. Everything you need to trade ETFs–all in one place.

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 Investment Management. 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**101133228


Independent, Third-Party RecommendationSelected by Morningstar Investment ManagementNoNo


% of ETFs on List with a Morningstar Rating189%56%56%


Average Daily Volume (3 mo.)22.89M0.26M0.20M


% ETFs With Less Than $100 Million in Assets32%63%46%


Average ETF Assets Under Management4$7.74B$0.48B$0.54B


Average Expense Ratio50.290.620.46


ETF IssuersiShares, Powershares, SPDR®, Vanguard and moreDB-X, Global X, WisdomTreeSchwab, State Street, SPDR ETFs, Guggenheim Investments, PowerShares, PIMCO, ProShares and more.

Fidelity, iShares


Metric data as of February11, 2016

**Number of ETFs as of March 14, 2017

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.

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.

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