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ShareBuilder

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders
$6.95
Automatic Investments
$1.00-$3.95
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Phone Trades
Market/Limit Orders $19.95
Cash Account
No Minimum Required
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
No Minimum Required
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment

OptionsHouse

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders
$4.75
Automatic Investments
Market/Limit Orders
$4.75
Phone Trades
Market/Limit Orders
$4.75
Cash Account
No Minimum Required
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
No Minimum Required
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Broker Assisted Trades

Scottrade

Online trades
Market/Limit Orders $7
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $32
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders $32
Cash Account
$2,500
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
$0
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options 2
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades

Merrill Edge

Online trades
Market/Limit Orders $6.95
Details
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $32.50
Details
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders $29.95
Details
Cash Account
$0
Details
Margin Account
$2,000
Details
Retirement Account
$0
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  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
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ShareBuilder

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders
$6.95
Automatic Investments
$1.00-$3.95
Details
Phone Trades
Market/Limit Orders $19.95
Cash Account
No Minimum Required
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
No Minimum Required
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
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OptionsHouse

Online Trades
Market/Limit Orders
$4.75
Automatic Investments
Market/Limit Orders
$4.75
Phone Trades
Market/Limit Orders
$4.75
Cash Account
No Minimum Required
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
No Minimum Required
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Broker Assisted Trades
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Scottrade

Online trades
Market/Limit Orders $7
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $32
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders $32
Cash Account
$2,500
Margin Account
$2,000
Retirement Account
$0
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Global Trading on Foreign Exchanges
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
Scottrade® Mobile App
Our mobile app offers online research, trading and banking in a sleek, intuitive design.
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Easy-Access Online Banking
Enjoy real-time transfers to and from your Scottrade® brokerage account and refunds on most ATM withdrawals nationwide.
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Full Suite of Investment Products
Access stocks, ETFs competitive margin loan rates, option products, 14,500+ mutual funds, CDs, bonds and more.
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In-Depth Research Tools
Get access to stock, ETF, and mutual fund screeners, independent analyst reports from Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones and S&P, a comprehensive market calendar and more.
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Merrill Edge

Online trades
Market/Limit Orders $6.95
Details
Touchtone Phone
Market/Limit Orders $32.50
Details
Broker Assisted
Market/Limit Orders $29.95
Details
Cash Account
$0
Details
Margin Account
$2,000
Details
Retirement Account
$0
Details
  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Trading
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Dividend Reinvestment
  • Local Offices
  • Broker Assisted Trades
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  1. TD Ameritrade clients have access to foreign securities via exchanges in the United States and Canada. We currently do not trade on any other world exchanges.
  2. Barron’s, March 10, 2012, 17th annual survey, "Cut the Cord", by Theresa W. Carey. © 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Overall ratings (on a five-star scale) based on Trade Experience & Tech, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service & Education and Costs. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  3. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Detailed information on our policies and the risks associated with options can be found in the Scottrade Options Application and Agreement, Brokerage Account Agreement, and by downloading the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options and Supplements (PDF) from The Options Clearing Corporation, or by requesting a copy from a Scottrade branch office. Supporting documentation for any claims will be supplied upon request.

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