#1 for Long-Term Investing and #1 for Novices

In Barron’s 2014 Online Broker Review, we were recognized as the best online broker for Long-Term Investing and Novices. In addition, our experienced, licensed representatives and superlative trading platforms helped us tie for top star ratings in Best for In-Person Service and Best for Options Traders.

Barron’s 2013 Online Broker Review

One of the Best in Trading Tools and Research

TD Ameritrade was recognized as one of the top three discount brokerage firms in SmartMoney’s 2012 review of online brokers. Offering innovative tools and technology, a broad range of research, and robust banking services – we earned the highest possible rating for Trading Tools, Research, and Banking Services.

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SmartMoney's 2011 Online Broker Review

#1 Overall Broker


Reviewed against 16 other online brokers, TD Ameritrade was recognized as a leader in Platforms & Tools, Customer Service, Education, and New Investors – helping us earn the top spot with an overall rating of 4.5 stars.
The thinkorswim platform was recognized as the Best Desktop Platform.  TD Ameritrade was also named one of the top five best in six other categories: Research, Ease of Use, Offering of Investments, Mobile Trading, Active Trading and Options Trading – placing first or within the top five in eleven of the Review’s 12 categories.

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StockBrokers.com 2013 Review

Best Broker for Your IRA

TD Ameritrade was recognized by Kiplinger’s in December 2012 as the best brokerage firm for your IRA—one with a wide range of investment choices and no annual fee or minimum to open an account.

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Kiplinger's 2012 review chooses TD Ameritrade as the best brokerage firm for your IRA.

Best Broker for ETFs

TD Ameritrade was recognized by Kiplinger’s in December 2013 as the best broker for ETFs — offering a broad exposure to domestic and international indexes with 100+ commission-free exchange-traded funds.

Kiplinger's chose TD Ameritrade as the best broker for ETFs in December 2013.

Top Overall Customer Experience

TD Ameritrade was named to Investor’s Business Daily’s Best Online Brokers list for 2013 and recognized in Top Overall Customer Experience.

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Best Broker for First-Time Investors

TD Ameritrade was named in the top 3 Best Brokerage Firms for Investors Today and was recognized as the Best Broker for First-Time Investors by InvestorPlace in December 2013.

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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.

TD Ameritrade was ranked #1 out of 17 online brokers evaluated in the StockBrokers.com Online Broker Review 2013. Read full article.

TD Ameritrade was named best brokerage firm for your IRA in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, December 2012 edition, “Hits and Misses of 2012” article. TD Ameritrade was recognized for its wide range of investment choices and no annual fee or minimum to open an account. Commissions, service fees, and exception fees still apply.

TD Ameritrade was named best brokerage firm for ETFs in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, December 2013 edition, “The Best Issue”.

In a December 2013 study by Investor’s Business Daily, TD Ameritrade ranked in the top three for the ‘Top Overall Customer Experience’ category. TD Ameritrade also ranked in the top three in the categories of: “Equity Trading Tools”, “Research Tools”, “Investment Research”, “Portfolio Analysis/Reports”, “Educational Resources”, “Options Trading Platform”. TD Ameritrade ranked in the top five in the categories of: “ETF Choices”, “Mobile Platform/Trading”, “Tax Preparation Tools”.  Read Full Review.

TD Ameritrade was named Best Broker for First-Time Investors and one of the three Best Brokerage Firms for Investor’s Today in InvestorPlace, December 9, 2013 edition.

TD Ameritrade shared recognition with four other firms in Investor’s Business Daily’s Best Online Brokers Review December 2, 2013 edition. Read Full Review

TD Ameritrade was named Best Broker for First-Time Investors and one of the Best Brokerage Firms for Investor’s Today in InvestorPlace, December 9, 2013 edition.

ETFs can entail risks similar to direct stock ownership, including market, sector, or industry risks. Some ETFs may involve international risk, currency risk, commodity risk, and interest rate risk. Trading prices may not reflect the net asset value of the underlying securities. Commission fees typically apply.

To trade commission-free ETFs, you must be enrolled in the program. If you sell an eligible ETF within 30 days of it being purchased commission-free, a short-term trading fee will apply.  ETFs can entail risks similar to direct stock ownership, including market, sector, or industry risks. Some ETFs may involve international risk, currency risk, commodity risk, and interest rate risk. Trading prices may not reflect the net asset value of the underlying securities.

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