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$4.95 online equity trades
+ award‑winning full service
+ a Satisfaction Guarantee

Low costs and great service shouldn’t be a tradeoff.

Schwab ranked by J.D. Power “Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms, Two Years in a Row.” More accolades

Pricing: No one is lower than Schwab among E*TRADE, Fidelity, Scottrade, TD Ameritrade, or Vanguard

Schwab E*TRADE Fidelity Scottrade TD Ameritrade Vanguard
Standard online equity trades
$4.951
$6.95
$4.95
$6.95
$6.95
$7.00–$20.00 depending on number of trades
Options per contract, plus base commission
$0.65
$0.75
$0.65
$0.70
$0.75
$1.00
Account service fees
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$20.00
Automated Investing (robo-advice) with no advisory fees or commissions
No
No
No
No
No
View pricing disclosures

Plus the lowest cost market cap index mutual funds with no minimums3

Schwab Funds Fidelity Funds Vanguard Funds
Lowest cost market cap index mutual funds with no minimums
Yes
No
No
Everyone pays the same, no matter how much you invest
Yes
No
No
Annual expenses for a $3,000 investment in an S&P 500® index mutual fund
0.03%

SWPPX

3x more expensive

0.09%

FUSEX

4x more expensive

0.14%

VFINX

See more cost differences

View disclosures about fund expenses

Choice: 200+ commission-free ETFs4 and thousands of no-load, no-transaction-fee mutual funds5

Schwab E*TRADE Fidelity Scottrade TD Ameritrade Vanguard
200+ commission-free ETFs
Yes4
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
4,000+ no-load, no-transaction-fee mutual funds
Yes5
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Schwab rated #1 for ETF choices by Investor’s Business Daily, 2017
Yes*
No
No
No
No
No
View disclosures about choice

Service: Award-winning service + a Satisfaction Guarantee6

Schwab E*TRADE Fidelity Scottrade TD Ameritrade Vanguard
Satisfaction Guarantee
Yes6
No
No
No
No
No
300+ branch locations
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
24/7 customer service
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Schwab rated #1 for customer service by Investor’s Business Daily
Yes*

(5 years in a row)

No
No
No
No
No
Learn more about our Satisfaction Guarantee

Trading: Advanced trading tools and high-quality execution

Schwab E*TRADE Fidelity Scottrade TD Ameritrade Vanguard
Platforms and support teams specialized for traders
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Exclusive daily live content
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Quality order executions—average savings per order4
$10.08 savings7
Not publicly available
$10.28 savings
$8.87 savings
Not publicly available
Not publicly available
Average execution speed
0.19 seconds7
Not publicly available
0.277 seconds
0.08 seconds
Not publicly available
Not publicly available
Price improvement (%)
95.7%7
Not publicly available
90.82%
97.2%
Not publicly available
Not publicly available
Schwab rated #1 for site performance by Investor’s Business Daily, 2017
Yes*

(2 years in a row)

No
No
No
No
No
Schwab rated #1 for trade reliability by Investor’s Business Daily, 2017
Yes*
No
No
No
No
No
Schwab named a top online broker for research tools by Investor’s Business Daily, 2017
Yes*
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
View disclosure about trading execution

Don’t just take our word for it. Schwab is respected by our clients and within the industry.*

  • J.D. Power

    Ranked by J.D. Power “Highest in Full Service Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms Two Years in a Row.”

  • Investor’s Business Daily® 2017 Best Online Brokers
    • #1 Customer Service
    • #1 ETF Choices
    • #1 Site Performance
    • #1 Trade Reliability
    • Top Online Broker for Research Tools
  • Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies® 2017

    Schwab selected as one of the FORTUNE Top 50 "World's Most Admired Companies," 2017

  • Barron’s 2017 Best Online Brokers

    Schwab rated a Top Online Broker in Barron's survey of the Best Online Brokers 5 years in a row.

  • 4.3

    Star Rating

    Among 991 client reviews as of 8/30/17

    Schwab One® Brokerage Account

    89% of clients who submitted published reviews would recommend this account to a friend.

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