Category: 2. Broker for Beginner

Cash App

Square’s Cash App has seen its active user base more than triple over the past two years to 24 million people, and the payments platform recently rolled out to its clients the ability to buy and sell stocks. Cash App Investing is still a very new brokerage option, having...
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Robinhood

Top Takeaways for 2020 After spending five months testing 15 of the best online brokers for our 10th Annual Review, here are our top findings on Robinhood: Robinhood’s mobile app is intuitively designed and is our top pick for usability in 2020. Also, thanks to a thorough offering of new investor education, Robinhood...
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Charles Schwab

Founded in 1973, Charles Schwab is a full-service brokerage with over $3 trillion in total client assets. As a low-cost leader offering $0 stock trades, Charles Schwab provides investors excellent stock research, quality trade tools, and professional planning for the future. Top Takeaways for 2020 After spending five months...
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Fidelity

Fidelity is a value-driven online broker offering $0 stock trades, industry-leading research, excellent trading tools, an easy-to-use mobile app, and comprehensive retirement services. Serving over 30 million customers, Fidelity is a winner for everyday investors. Top Takeaways for 2020 After spending five months testing 15 of the best online brokers for...
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E*TRADE

Founded in 1982 as one of the first online brokerages in the United States, E*TRADE understands what investors need to succeed in the market. E*TRADE highlights include $0 trades, two excellent mobile apps, and the Power E*TRADE platform, which is great for options trading. Top Takeaways for 2020 After...
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Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade delivers the ultimate package for investors, including $0 trades, fantastic trading platforms, excellent market research, industry-leading education for beginners, and reliable customer service. This outstanding all-round experience makes TD Ameritrade our top overall broker in 2020. Top Takeaways for 2020 After spending five months testing 15 of...
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Charles Schwab Review Pros, Cons and How It Compares

Pros & Cons Pros Two platforms with no minimum or fees. Above-average mobile app. Extensive research. Large fund selection. Commission-free stock, options and ETF trades. Cons Low default cash sweep rate. Compare to Other Advisors NerdWallet rating  NerdWallet rating  NerdWallet rating  OPEN ACCOUNT OPEN ACCOUNT OPEN ACCOUNT FEES$0per trade...
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Ally Invest Review Pros, Cons and How It Compares

Pros & Cons Pros Commission-free trades on eligible U.S. stocks, options and ETFs. No account minimum. Strong web-based platform. Robust research and tools. Cons No no-transaction-fee mutual funds. No branches. Compare to Other Advisors NerdWallet rating  NerdWallet rating  NerdWallet rating  OPEN ACCOUNT OPEN ACCOUNT OPEN ACCOUNT FEES$0per trade FEES$0per...
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Vanguard Review 2020: Pros, Cons and How It Compares

Pros & Cons Pros Large mutual fund selection. Commission-free stock, options and ETF trades. Leader in low-cost funds. Helpful customer support. Cons Basic trading platform only. Limited research and data. Compare to Other Advisors NerdWallet rating  NerdWallet rating  NerdWallet rating  OPEN ACCOUNT OPEN ACCOUNT OPEN ACCOUNT FEES$0per trade FEES$0per...
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Chase You Invest Trade Review Pros, Cons and How It Compares

Pros & Cons Pros Easy-to-use platform. $0 commissions. App connects all Chase accounts. No account minimum. Cons Limited tools and research. Portfolio Builder tool requires $2,500 balance. Compare to Similar Brokers NerdWallet rating  NerdWallet rating  NerdWallet rating  OPEN ACCOUNT OPEN ACCOUNT OPEN ACCOUNT FEES$0per trade FEES$0per trade FEES$0.01per share...
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