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When you have award winning trading tools and support, access to in-depth educational resources, and a full selection of investment choices – you’ll have to think of a reason not to join.

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Knowledgeable Support

We know it’s important to get professional guidance you can trust. That’s why our experienced, licensed reps are available by phone, email, online, and in-person for one-on-one support – when you need it most.

Support and guidance anytime, anywhere, any place

Powerful Tools & Platforms

Whether you’re an active trader or long-term investor our web, mobile, and downloadable platforms give you everything you need to research stocks, place trades, and manage your portfolio with access to live-streaming CNBC, real-time quotes and specialists with years of floor trading experience.

Free access to our web platform, Trade Architect, thinkorswim, and mobile apps

Comprehensive Investment Choices

Trade and invest how you want with access to a variety of investment choices. Select from equities, bonds & CDs, options, non-proprietary mutual funds, forex trading and more to diversify your portfolio.

Select from our full range of investment products

Uncompromising Value

Value shouldn’t be complicated. That’s why we make pricing simple with a flat-rate commission on all online equity trades, a variety of commission-free investments, no platform fees, no share limits or hidden fees, no trade requirements to access advanced features, and no opening deposit minimums. Please note, commissions, service fees, and exception fees still apply.

TD Ameritrade makes pricing easy

Empowering Educational Resources

Make smarter investing decisions with access to innovative educational resources ranging from individual videos and courses to customized learning curriculums from TD Ameritrade and our affiliate, Investools.

Empowering educational resources from TD Ameritrade and our education affiliate, Investools

Independent Research

Get fresh research from independent third parties like Morningstar®, S&P Capital IQ, Jaywalk, and TheStreet. Access streaming news and level II quotes, market insights, and more when you need it.

Fresh research from Morningstar®, S&P Capital IQ, and more

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Commissions, service fees and exception fees still apply. Please review our commissions and fees for details.

Access to real-time data is subject to acceptance of the exchange agreements. Professional access and fees differ. For details, see our commissions and fees.

Trades executed in multiple market lots on the same trading day are charged a single commission. Trades partially executed over multiple trading days are subject to commission charges for each trading day.

To trade commission-free ETFs, you must be enrolled in the program. Eligible ETFs purchased commission-free must be held for at least 30 days. If you sell an ETF within 30 days of being purchased commission-free, a short-term trading fee will apply.

Morningstar Associates, LLC is a registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. The commission-free ETFs selected by Morningstar Associates have been derived from a universe of ETFs made available through TD Ameritrade, a universe which does not include all ETFs available in the marketplace. Both the universe of ETFs defined by TD Ameritrade and the commission-free ETFs selected by Morningstar Associates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Morningstar Associates does not warrant this information to be accurate, complete or timely. Morningstar Associates is not responsible for any damages or losses arising from the use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Particular commission-free ETFs may not be appropriate investments for you under your circumstances, and there may be other ETFs or investment options offered by TD Ameritrade that are more suitable. Morningstar Associates may have more favorable opinions of certain ETFs which are not included in the universe of ETFs made available through TD Ameritrade. The Morningstar selections were based on qualitative factors and quantitative analysis conducted by Morningstar Associates. Neither Morningstar Associates nor Morningstar, Inc. is affiliated with TD Ameritrade and its affiliates. Morningstar, the Morningstar logo, Morningstar.com, Morningstar Tools are either trademark or service marks of Morningstar, Inc.

Amerivest Portfolios is an investment advisory service of Amerivest Investment Management, LLC (Amerivest), a registered investment advisor. Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., Amerivest Investment Management, LLC and TD Ameritrade, Inc. are both wholly owned subsidiaries of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. Amerivest is a trademark of TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. Amerivest provides nondiscretionary and discretionary advisory services for a fee. Risks applicable to any portfolio are those associated with its underlying securities. For more information, please see the  Amerivest Disclosure Brochure (ADV Part 2).

Options involve risks and are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Options trading privileges subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options  before investing in options.

The risk of loss in trading forex can be substantial. Clients must consider all relevant risk factors, including their own personal financial situation, before trading.

*Offer valid for one new Individual, Joint or IRA TD Ameritrade account opened by 9/30/14 and funded within 60 days of account opening with $2,000 or more. To receive $100 bonus, account must be funded with $25,000 or more within 60 days of account opening. To receive $300 bonus, account must be funded with $100,000 or more within 60 days of account opening. To receive $600 bonus, account must be funded with $250,000 or more within 60 days of account opening. Offer is not transferable and not valid with internal transfers, accounts using the Amerivest service, TD Ameritrade Institutional accounts, current TD Ameritrade accounts or with other offers.   Qualified commission-free Internet equity, ETF or options orders will be limited to a maximum of 500 and must execute within 60 days of account funding. Contract, exercise, and assignment fees still apply.  Limit one offer per client. Account value of the qualifying account must remain equal to, or greater than, the value after the net deposit was made (minus any losses due to trading or market volatility or margin debit balances) for 12 months, or TD Ameritrade may charge the account for the cost of the offer at its sole discretion. TD Ameritrade reserves the right to restrict or revoke this offer at any time. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business. Please allow 3-5 business days for any cash deposits to post to account. Taxes related to TD Ameritrade offers are your responsibility. Retail values totaling $600 or more during the calendar year will be included in your consolidated Form 1099. Please consult a legal or tax advisor for the most recent changes to the U.S. tax code and for rollover eligibility rules.  (Offer Code: 206) 

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 was named best brokerage firm for your IRA in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, December 2012 edition, “Hits and Misses of 2012” article.

Research provided by unaffiliated third-party sources. TD Ameritrade is not responsible for the products, services and policies of any third party.

All investments involve risks, including the loss of principal invested. Past performance of a security does not guarantee future results or success.

Market volatility, volume and system availability may delay account access and trade executions.

TD Ameritrade, Inc. and Investools, Inc. are separate but affiliated companies that are not responsible for each other's services or policies.

TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC/NFA.This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where we are not authorized to do business. TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and The Toronto-Dominion Bank. © 2014 TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.