Compare Stake vs TD Ameritrade


Online brokers compared for fees, trading platforms, safety and more. See how Stake stacks up against TD Ameritrade!

Stake vs TD Ameritrade
overall rating
4.4
4.9
overall pros
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • Fast and fully digital account opening
  • Easy-to-use trading platforms
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • Basic product portfolio
  • Limited availability of customer service
  • Lack of educational tools
  • You can trade only on US markets
  • Accounts mostly limited to US residents
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
fees
4.8
  • Free stock and ETF trading
  • No inactivity fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Withdrawal fee
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • High fund fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • Low minimum deposit
3.6
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
deposit and withdrawal
3.7
  • Credit/Debit card available for AU, NZ customers
  • Only one account base currency
  • $2 withdrawal fee
2.2
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • High withdrawal fee for wire transfers
web trading platform
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No price alerts
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
3.6
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No two-step (safer) login
  • No price alerts
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
desktop trading platform
4.5
  • User-friendly
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Good variety of order types
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safer) login
markets and products
1.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
4.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
research
3.3
  • Data on asset fundamentals
  • User-friendly
  • Live market data
  • Limited interactive charting
  • No/limited set of analytic tools
  • Some research tools available only for premium account holders
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
0.4
  • Fast response time
  • No phone support
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
education
0.5
  • Easy to understand
  • No demo account
  • No trading platform tutorial videos
  • No educational videos
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Beginners and investors looking for free US stocks/ETFs and a simple, easy to use trading platform Investors and traders looking for solid research and a well-equipped desktop trading platform
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