NASDAQ II quotes. Real-time quotes and trades from $10.
Accutrade $30 per trade up to 1000 shares. Online trading requires
free proprietary software. Also mutual funds and options
trading. Margin rate is 1-2% above the brokerage call rate.
$5000 minimum account balance. One notable feature is the
ability to place trades at a future time when specific
conditions are met. Compatible with Sharp’s Zaurus PDA.
AFTrader $9.95 per trade, Wireless trading at no extra charge, free
news alerts, free premium research, no fee IRA’s and free
unlimited real-time quotes.
Express Brokerage $14.95/trade for up to 3000 shares.
Also mutual funds trading. No minimum account balance. News,
quotes, alerts, company research, S&P MarketScope, and
Comtex are included.
Schwab Allows you to buy and sell stocks, mutual
funds, options, and Treasuries. $30 trades up to 1000
shares, or 3 cents a share for more than 1000 shares. They
also offer 50 real-time quotes per trade, plus research from
Credit Suisse First Boston and Hambrecht and Quist for
$30/month. $5000 minimum account balance.
$9/trade for market orders for 1000 to 5000 shares, 1 cent
per share additional over 5000 shares. $19/trade for limit
orders. Also options. 100 free real time quotes per day.
No-fee IRAs. $5000 minimum opening balance.
$10 Nasdaq and NYSE trades. Unlimited real time quotes. 1
minute order execution or it’s free. Also, you can set price
limits for your stocks and they’ll email you when the
conditions are met. $2000 minimum account balance.
Brokerage Direct $15/trade. Also mutual funds,
options, and bond trading (including Treasuries). Fee-based
package adds research from Morgan Stanley, news, real time
quotes, and portfolio management. Margin rate is 0.75 to
2.5% above the brokerage call rate. $2000 minimum account
Direct $20/trade for up to 1000 shares. Also options,
bonds and mutual funds. No minimum account balance.
Excellent information package, including S&P MarketScope,
Zacks analyst recommendations, 100 real time stock and
option quotes per trade, Reuters market news, and Lipper
mutual fund research. Also, research from Donaldson Lufkin
Jenrette. Integration with pagers and handhelds.
$15/trade (first 3 trades are free). Best rate on options:
$1.75/contract with a $15 minimum. Real-time quotes when
ordering. Margin rate is 0.5 to 1% above the brokerage call
rate. $1000 minimum account balance, $2000 for margin
$15/trade for up to 5000 shares on market orders of listed
stocks, $20 for unlisted stocks and limit orders up to 5000
shares. Includes portfolio tracking system (with alerts),
current market data, and candlestick charts and other
technical analysis tools. Real-time quotes $30/month. Also
options and bonds. $5 to talk to a live broker. Margin rate:
1.75-2.25% over brokerage call rate. $1000 minimum account
balance, $2000 for margin accounts. The site also includes a
trading demo so you can see how everything works. Some
access to IPOs at the offering price.
InvestorLine $25/trade for market orders. From the Bank of Montreal.
Also mutual funds.
InvesTrade $8/trade for stocks. Automated touch-tone phone trading
at the same price. Options trading is $1.75/contract, $15
White & Co Commissions start at $12/trade. Free real-time quotes
with an account. Also mutual funds. $5000 minimum account
Oxford Commissions start at $14.50/trade. Unlimited real time
quotes. Also mutual funds, bonds, and options trading. $2000
minimum account balance. Customers receive free Internet
access as long as they keep the minimum balance in the
Investments A brokerage company which offers Internet based dealing
service in FX, Futures, Options and Stocks for both
institutional and private investors.
and Reilly $15/trade for market orders, or $20 for limit orders.
Also options trading. No minimum account balance. Two
ways to trade, including one with the aid of a broker.
Regal $20 for Nasdaq trades of 1000 or more shares, $25 below
1000 shares, and $29 for listed trades up to 5000 shares.
Unlimited real time quotes. No minimum account balance.
Every tenth trade is free. Margin rate is 0.5% above the
brokerage call rate.
Schwab Allows you to buy and sell stocks, mutual funds,
options, and Treasuries. $30 trades up to 1000 shares, or 3
cents a share for more than 1000 shares. They also offer 50
real-time quotes per trade, plus research from Credit Suisse
First Boston and Hambrecht and Quist for $30/month. $5000
minimum account balance.
ScoTTrade $7/trade for market orders, $12/trade for limit orders.
100 real time quotes per trade. $2,000 account
minimum. Also options trading.
ShareBuilder Buy and sell stocks in dollar amounts. No account or
investment minimums. Only $2 per transaction.
Street Electronica From Winston Rodgers & Otalvaro, a full-service
firm. Commissions start at $15/trade. Also bonds and
options. $10,000 minimum account balance.
Wang Commissions start at $5/trade. Text is in Chinese or
webBroker $12/trade up to 5,000 shares. Free real-time quotes,
charts, news, S&P reports, and Zacks earnings estimates.
Also mutual funds. 24-hour access to a live broker.
Street Securities $15/trade. Nasdaq trades of 1000 or more shares are
commission-free. Ten second executions and one minute email
confirmations. Streaming real-time portfolio management.