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MBTrading Review 2016




MB Trading Pricing


  • Stocks/ETFs: $4.95 per trade
  • OR $0.0075 per share with a $4.95 minimum per trade (proprietary order routing through MBTX system)
  • Executions on foreign stock exchange: $4.95 + 0.01 per share
  • Options: $0.95 per contract (1-10 contracts), $0.60 per contract (11-100 contracts), $0.35 per contract (101-249 contracts)
  • Mutual funds: $9.95
  • Bonds Corporate/Listed: $1 per bond ($10 minimum, $250 maximum charge)
  • Bond Treasuries: free
  • Bonds Allocation: $25


MB Trading Advantages


  • Good pricing
  • Great trading tools
  • No additional ECN fees, exchange fees
  • Great charts


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Etrade Review



Etrade Pricing


  • $9.99 per stock/etf trade ($7.99 if making 150+ trades per quarter)
  • Options: $9.99 plus $0.75/contract ($7.99 + $0.75 if making 150+ trades per quarter)
  • Mutual Funds: $19.99
  • Futures contracts: $2.99 per contract, per side + fees
  • Forex: markup or markdown will be included in the prices quoted
  • Bonds: $1 per bond (minimum $10, maximum $250)


Etrade Advantages


  • Great trading platform
  • Good research tools
  • Suggestions for stock picks matching your investing strategy
  • Access to foreign stock exchanges
  • Low investment to open an account - $500 to begin investing, $2,000 allows you to open a margin account


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Fidelity Review


Fidelity Pricing


  • Stocks/ETFs: $7.95 per trade
  • Options: $7.95 + $0.75 per contract
  • Mutual Funds: $49.95 or $75 per buy transaction for no-load mutual funds; sell transactions are free if fund held over 60 days ($49.95 otherwise)


Fidelity Advantages


  • No account maintenance or inactivity fees (except for some IRA accounts)
  • Excellent customer service
  • Over 180 local branches
  • Free dividend reinvestments
  • Best selection of independent investment research
  • Access to foreign stock exchanges
  • 2% of Fidelity Rewards American Express card purchases can be deposited into the investment account


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Charles Schwab review



Charles Schwab Pricing


  • Stocks/ETFs: $8.95 per trade
  • Options: $8.95 + $0.75 per contract
  • Mutual funds: $76 to buy, $0 to sell for no-load mutual funds
  • CDs, Corporate Bonds, Municipal Bonds, Government Agencies, Zero-Coupon Treasuries, including STRIPS and Mortgage-Backed Securities: $1 per bond, $10 minimum, $250 maximum


Charles Schwab Advantages


  • No account maintenance or inactivity fees
  • Knowledgeable and courteous customer service
  • Over 300 local branches
  • Free dividend reinvestments
  • No IRA fees (setup, annual, termination)
  • Free guidance and investment advice for accounts with a minimum balance of $25,000
  • Low minimum deposit requirement of $1,000 to open most accounts


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USAA Brokerage Review


USAA Pricing


  • Stocks/ETFs: $8.95 for Gold members and $5.95 for Platinum members per trade
  • Options: $8.95 + $0.75 per contract for Gold members and $5.95 + $0.75 per contract for Platinum members
  • Mutual Funds: $45
  • U.S. Treasury Securities at Auction: $45
  • All Listed Corporate Bonds: $25 + $3 per bond


USAA Advantages


  • Stock and ETF commissions for Platinum members are competitive with most online brokers
  • No-fee IRA accounts
  • Very few fees compared to other brokerages
  • No account maintenance, inactivity, or hidden fees
  • A wide selection of NTF mutual funds
  • Members who are eligible (Military members, veterans, and their families) can access comprehensive banking services such as checking accounts, credit and debit cards, free ATM use, insurance, mortgages, auto loans, and a multitude of shopping discounts.
  • Excellent mobile phone apps for most phone types


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This article was updated on 5/12/2016.










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