Compare tastyworks vs TD Ameritrade


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

tastyworks vs TD Ameritrade
overall rating
4.7
4.9
overall pros
  • Low trading fees
  • Great educational materials
  • Good research tools
  • Low trading fees (free stock and ETF trading)
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • Limited product selection
  • Few deposit and withdrawal options
  • No demo account
  • You can trade only on US markets
  • Accounts mostly limited to US residents
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
fees
4.5
  • Low trading fees
  • Low stock and ETF fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Withdrawal fee for bank (wire) transfers
4.3
  • Low trading fees
  • Low non-trading fees
  • Free stocks and ETFs
  • High fund fees
account opening
5.0
  • Fast
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
3.6
  • Fully digital
  • No minimum deposit
  • Many account types
deposit and withdrawal
1.9
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Free ACH withdrawals in the US
  • Credit/Debit card not available
  • Only one account base currency
  • High fee for wire withdrawals
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
3.4
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • Two-step (safer) authentication for certain functions
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Not suited for beginners
4.3
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
mobile trading platform
4.2
  • User-friendly
  • Touch/Face ID login
  • Order confirmation
  • No price alerts
4.8
  • User-friendly
  • Two-step (safer) login
  • Good variety of order types
desktop trading platform
3.9
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Price alerts
  • Not suited for beginners
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
2.6
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Futures
4.0
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
  • Crypto
research
5.0
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Quality news flow
  • Limited fundamental data
4.8
  • Good interactive chart
  • Trading ideas
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • No live chat
  • No 24/7 support
4.0
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
education
4.5
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
5.0
  • Demo account
  • Trading platform tutorial
  • Educational videos
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Financial information is publicly available
  • No negative balance protection
  • Does not hold a banking license
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Majority of clients belong to a top-tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • No negative balance protection
recommended for Options and futures traders focusing on US markets Investors and traders looking for solid research and a well-equipped desktop trading platform
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