How To Trade Our Research

How To Trade Our Research

If you don’t already have a brokerage account, you’ll need one before taking advantage of our recommendations. There are a number of different brokers that you can choose from. But to help get you started, we’ve listed some of the most popular brokerages below. You’ll find a quick description of their fees and links to open your account. Just remember that this list is just for information purposes to get you started. We don’t recommend one broker over another, and it’s up to you to figure out which broker best meets your needs.

Ally –

Commissions: $4.95 per trade*
Account Minimum: None
*Add one cent per share for stocks under $2.00

Charles Schwab –

Commissions: $4.95 per trade
Account Minimum: $1,000.00

Choice Trade –

Commissions: $5.00 per trade*
Account Minimum: None**
*Add $2.00 per trade for Bulletin Board and OTC markets.
**$500.00 minimum cash balance required for Bulletin Board and OTC stocks

E*Trade –

Commissions: $6.95 per trade
Account Minimum: $500.00

Fidelity –

Commissions: $4.95 per trade
Account Minimum: $2,500.00

Firstrade –

Commissions: $2.95 per trade*
Account Minimum: None
*Add $0.0005 per share for stocks under $1.00

Just2Trade –

Commissions: $2.50 per trade*
Account Minimum: $2,500.00
*Add $0.003 per share for stocks under $1.00. Minimum commission $2.50, max $5.50

PennTrade –

Commissions: $19.95 per trade*
Account Minimum: $1,500.00
*$34.95 per trade for OTCBB and Pink Sheets stocks

Robinhood* –

Commissions: Free**
Account Minimum: None
*Need to download the app
**Has advertisements

Scottrade –

Commissions: $6.95 per trade*
Account Minimum: $2,500.00
*For stocks priced under $1, Scottrade charges an additional fee of 0.5% of the total principal in addition to the $6.95 flat commission

TD Ameritrade –

Commissions: $6.95 per trade
Account Minimum: None

Trading Direct –

Commissions: $10.95 per trade*
Account Minimum: $500.00

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