Online Broker Comparison

At Scottrade, we believe knowledge builds confidence. That's why we invite you to compare our products, services and fees with our competition. 

  •   E*Trade

    Pricing - Online Trades

    $6.95*

    $6.95**

    Minimum Initial Deposit

    $2,500

    There are no minimums for opening IRAs and Coverdell ESAs

    $500

    Account Maintenance Fees

    $0

    $0

    Pricing - Options

    $6.95+$0.70
    per contract

    $6.95 + $0.75
    per contract

    Real-Time Streaming Quotes

    Free
    (for non-professionals)******

    Free
    (for non-professionals)******

    Number of Mutual Funds

    13,000+

    9,000+

    Number of Branch Offices Nationwide

    495

    30

  •   Fidelity

    Pricing - Online Trades

    $6.95*

    $4.95

    Minimum Initial Deposit

    $2,500

    $2,500***

    Account Maintenance Fees

    $0

    $0

    Pricing - Options

    $6.95+$0.70
    per contract

    $4.95 + $0.65
    per contract

    Real-Time Streaming Quotes

    Free
    (for non-professionals)******

    Platform conditions apply

    Number of Mutual Funds

    13,000+

    10,000+

    Number of Branch Offices Nationwide

    495

    185+

  •   Charles Schwab

    Pricing - Online Trades

    $6.95*

    $4.95

    Minimum Initial Deposit

    $2,500

    $1,000*****

    Account Maintenance Fees

    $0

    $0

    Pricing - Options

    $6.95+$0.70
    per contract

    $4.95 + $0.65
    per contract

    Real-Time Streaming Quotes

    Free
    (for non-professionals)******

    Free
    (for non-professionals)******

    Number of Mutual Funds

    13,000+

    14,500+

    Number of Branch Offices Nationwide

    495

    325+

  •   TD Ameritrade

    Pricing - Online Trades

    $6.95*

    $6.95

    Minimum Initial Deposit

    $2,500

    $0 ($2,000 for Margin/Options)****

    Account Maintenance Fees

    $0

    $0

    Pricing - Options

    $6.95+$0.70
    per contract

    $6.95 + $0.75
    per contract

    Real-Time Streaming Quotes

    Free
    (for non-professionals)******

    Free
    (for non-professionals)******

    Number of Mutual Funds

    13,000+

    13,000+

    Number of Branch Offices Nationwide

    495

    100+

Broker Comparison information for competitors was obtained on March 14, 2017 from publicly available resources and believed to be accurate as of the acquisition date, but is not guaranteed. Some of the firms listed above may reduce or waive commissions or fees, depending on account activity or total account value.
Scottrade, E*Trade, TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab and Fidelity are not affiliated.

* Online market and limit equity orders are just $6.95 for stocks priced $1 and above. For stocks priced under $1, add 1/2% of the principal value to the commissions shown. Some foreign and pink sheet stocks must be traded with broker assistance for a $32 commission. Commissions are charged on a per order basis. Limit orders executed over multiple days and orders modified after a partial execution on the same day will be treated as separate orders for commission calculation purposes. The quarterly account maintenance fees imposed by other brokers may be waived if your account meets minimum balance and/or trading requirements.

**Commissions for stock and options trades are $6.95 with a 75¢ fee per options contract. Lower fees may be available for active traders executing at least 30 stock or options trades per quarter. To continue receiving a lower commission, you must continue to execute at least 30 equity or options trades by the end of the following quarter.

*** The Fidelity Account®

**** The minimum initial deposit may change based on the account type, or it may be modified by special promotional offers. A $2,000 minimum deposit is required to be considered for a margin account or options privileges. 

***** $1,000 minimum can be waived when customers agree to transfer $100 monthly to their Charles Schwab brokerage account using Schwab MoneyLink.

****** Professional designation based on account type or holder as defined by the exchanges. Scottrade deems account designation based on subscriber status