TD Ameritrade


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Award-winning investing experience is now commission-free

Our award-winning investing experience, now commission-free

Introducing $0 commissions on online U.S. exchange-listed stock, ETF, and option trades. Options contract fee is $0.65, with no assignment or exercise fees.

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As of October 10, 2019TD AmeritradeE*TRADESchwabFidelity
Local representatives available 24/7 by phone and email
Support via phone, email, online chat, social media, and at local branches
Number of branches275+30300+170+

Tools & Platforms

TD AmeritradeE*TRADESchwabFidelity
Access to all trading platformsFreeFreeFreeRequires 36 trades per year
Access to real-time streaming quotesFree (for non-professionals)Conditions applyFree (for non-professionals)Free (for non-professionals)
Access to Level II quotes Free (for non-professionals)Conditions apply Conditions apply Free (for non-professionals)
Qualified investors can use options and futures to manage risk within an IRA Yes No NoNo
Charting packages with over 400 technical indicators, drawing tools Yes (thinkorswim® platform)NoNoNo
Virtual, practice trading in historical and current markets Yes (paperMoney®, thinkOnDemandTM, & Mobile Trader app)NoNoNo
Ability to trade equities, complex options, futures, options on futures and forex trades via mobile Yes (TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader)Yes (excluding forex)NoNo
Access to CNBC and CNBC International Yes (thinkorswim platform)NoCNBC TV Only No
Access to live audio from the trading pits Yes (thinkorswim platform)NoNoNo
Create pre-defined covered call strategies that automatically roll forward*Yes (StrategyRoller®)NoNoNo
Express portfolio risk in terms of volatility compared to a benchmark like the S&P 500 Yes (Beta Weighting on the thinkorswim platform)NoNoNo
Speak with former floor traders with hundreds of years of combined trading experience YesNoNoNo


TD AmeritradeE*TRADESchwabFidelity
Access to customized, interactive learning tools NoNoNo

Pricing & Costs

TD AmeritradeE*TRADESchwabFidelity
Online equity trades$0$0$0$0
Minimum opening deposit$0$500$0$0
Access to real-time streaming quotes FreeConditions applyFreeFree
Access to Level II quotes FreeConditions apply Platform conditions apply Free


TD AmeritradeE*TRADESchwabFidelity
Number of commission-free ETFs2,300+2,000+2,000+500+
Forex tradingYes (100+ currency pairs)Yes (56 currency pairs)NoNo
Wide array of investment products including:Yes (ETFs, bonds, mutual funds, options, futures, options on futures, and forex)Yes (ETFs, stocks, mutual funds, bonds, options, futures, and forex)Yes (ETFs, futures, bonds, forex, mutual funds, options, and options on futures)Yes (ETFs, mutual funds, bonds, options, and stocks)

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