Online stock brokers

There is a lot of online brokers that self-directed investors can use for buying and selling blue chip stocks. Following list presents few good examples of such brokers.


E-Trade Financial Corporation is an online discount stock brokerage company. Securities to trade: stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Website:, Finra BrokerCheck for E*TRADE:聽鈥mmary/29106

TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade is an online broker. Securities to trade: stocks, futures, ETFs, option trades, mutual funds. Website: Finra BrokerCheck for TD Ameritrade:聽鈥ummary/7870


Scottrade is a discount brokerage firm. Its CEO has been Rodger O. Riney since 1980.聽Website: Finra BrokerCheck for Scottrade:聽鈥ummary/8206

Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is a financial services corporation and discount brokerage. Securities to trade: mutual funds, stocks, etc. Website: Finra BrokerCheck for Fidelity:聽鈥ummary/7784

Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation is a brokerage and banking company. Schwab serves 9.3聽million client brokerage accounts, with $2.40聽trillion in assets (as of June 2014). Securities to trade: stocks, ETFs etc. Website:聽


The Vanguard Group is an investment management company Securities to trade: mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), stocks, CDs, bonds. Website:聽

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley is a financial services corporation and online brokerage. Website:聽


TradeKing is a discount online brokerage firm. Securities to trade: stocks, options, bonds, ETFs, forex, and mutual funds. Website: Finra BrokerCheck for TradeKing:聽鈥mary/136131


Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) is an online broker. Securities to trade: margin forex trading, contract for difference (CFDs) on major indices and commodities. Website:聽

For comparison of online brokerages please see the list on Wikipedia. This comparison includes Capital One Investing, Charles Schwab, E-Trade, Fidelity, Firstrade, Interactive Brokers, Lightspeed, Web Trader, Merrill Edge, OptionsXpress, Robinhood Markets, Scottrade, SogoTrade, TD Ameritrade, thinkorswim, TradeKing, TradeStation, USAA, Vanguard, WellsTrade and Zions Direct.