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

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

#1 Broker Overall ranking by Investor’s Business Daily. More accolades

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

pricing features Schwab E*TRADE Fidelity TD Ameritrade Vanguard
Standard online equity trades
$4.951
$6.95
$4.95
$6.95
$7.00–$20.00*
Options per contract, plus base commission
$0.65
$0.75
$0.65
$0.75
$1.00
Futures per contract2
$
$1.50
N/A
$2.25
N/A
Account service fees
$0
$0
$0
$0
$20.00

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

choice features Schwab E*TRADE Fidelity TD Ameritrade Vanguard
commission-free ETFs
Yes4
No
No
No
Yes
4,000+ no-load, no-transaction-fee mutual funds
Yes5
Yes
No
Yes
No

Service: Convenient access + a Satisfaction Guarantee6

service features Schwab E*TRADE Fidelity TD Ameritrade Vanguard
Satisfaction Guarantee
Yes6
No
No
No
No
300+ branch locations
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
24/7 customer service
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Trading: Specialized platforms, tools, and education

trading features Schwab E*TRADE Fidelity TD Ameritrade Vanguard
Platforms and support teams specialized for traders
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Exclusive daily live educational content
Yes
No
No
Yes
No

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

  • 4.0

    Star Rating

    Among 652 reviews as of 11/31/2018

    Schwab One® Brokerage Account

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

  • IBD

    Schwab ranked #1 Broker Overall in the 2019 Investor’s Business Daily Best of the Online Brokers Survey. Schwab also ranked #1 in the Customer Service, Low-Cost/Free ETF Trading, and Trade Reliability categories.

  • Best Overall

    Schwab ranked "Best in Class“ overall in 2019 by StockBrokers.com. Schwab also ranked “Best in Class” in the Customer Service, Research, Platforms & Tools, Education, Offering of Investments, and Banking categories.

  • Most Admired

    Schwab was selected as one of the Top 50 companies on the 2019 'World's Most Admired Companies®' list. Schwab also ranked #1 for Innovation in Key Attributes of Reputation within the Securities and Asset Management category.

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