Compare E* Trade vs. TD Ameritrade Online Stock Trading

What’s the difference between E* Trade Online Stock Trading and TD Ameritrade Online Stock Trading? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
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E* Trade
8.4 / 10 - Excellent
#3 in Online Stock Trading
TD Ameritrade
9.0 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Online Stock Trading
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Key Facts
  • $9.99 trades
  • Local branches across the US
  • Retirement planning
  • Asset protection services
  • FINRA/ SIPC
  • Training tools
  • 24 hour support
  • Commodity trading (gold, silver)
  • No minimums to open an account
  • $9.99 per trade
  • In-depth analysis
  • Free and extensive data research
  • Two trading platforms to choose from
  • 24/7 phone support
ConsumersAdvocate.org Ratings
8.4 / 10 - Excellent
10/10
Investment Products
3/10
Fees and Costs
9/10
Trading Tools
10/10
Account Information
9/10
Financial Services
10/10
Mobile Tools
8/10
Customer Support
9.0 / 10 - Excellent
9/10
Investment Products
10/10
Fees and Costs
9/10
Trading Tools
10/10
Account Information
9/10
Financial Services
8/10
Mobile Tools
8/10
Customer Support
Final Verdict

TD Ameritrade Online Stock Trading has a higher overall rating than E* Trade Online Stock Trading. TD Ameritrade scores better than E* Trade across: Fees and Costs. However, E* Trade scores better on Investment Products, and Mobile Tools. Both companies score similarly on Trading Tools, Account Information, Financial Services, and Customer Support.