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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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Service

As of October 10, 2019 TD Ameritrade E*TRADE Schwab Fidelity
Local representatives available 24/7 by phone and email
Support via phone, email, online chat, social media, and at local branches
Number of branches 275+ 30 300+ 170+

Tools & Platforms

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

Education

TD Ameritrade E*TRADE Schwab Fidelity
Access to customized, interactive learning tools No No No

Pricing & Costs

TD Ameritrade E*TRADE Schwab Fidelity
Online equity trades $0 $0 $0 $0
Minimum opening deposit $0 $500 $0 $0
Access to real-time streaming quotes Free Conditions apply Free Free
Access to Level II quotes Free Conditions apply Platform conditions apply Free

Products

TD Ameritrade E*TRADE Schwab Fidelity
Number of commission-free ETFs 2,300+ 2,000+ 2,000+ 500+
Forex trading Yes (100+ currency pairs) Yes (56 currency pairs) No No
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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