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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
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
overall pros
  • Low options trading fees
  • Great education materials
  • Very good customer service
  • Solid research and education
  • Superb desktop trading platform
  • Great customer support
overall cons
  • Only US options, futures, and stocks
  • Can be intimidating for beginners
  • Trading platforms have some bugs
  • High trading fees
  • No credit/debit cards and electronic wallets for money transfer
  • Only US markets covered
fees
4 stars
  • Low trading fees
  • No inactivity fee
  • Transparent fee structure
  • Withdrawal fee
  • High financing rate
3 stars
  • No withdrawal fee
  • No inactivity fee
  • High trading fees
  • High financing rate
account opening
4 stars
  • Fully digital account opening
  • No minimum account balance
  • User-friendly
  • Can take 3 business days
3 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Many account types
  • No minimum account balance for US clients
  • Not fully digital
deposit and withdrawal
2 stars
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • High withdrawal fee
  • Only one account base currency
2 stars
  • Free withdrawal
  • No deposit fee
  • User-friendly
  • Credit/Debit card deposit and withdrawal not available
  • Only one account base currency
web trading platform
4 stars
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • Great options trading panel with embedded strategies
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Can be intimidating for beginners
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Clear fee report
  • Good search function
  • No two-step (safe) login
  • Limited customizability (for workspace)
mobile trading platform
4 stars
  • Two-step (safe) login
  • Good search function
  • Good variety of order types
  • No price alerts
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Good search function
  • Price alerts
  • No two-step (safe) login
desktop trading platform
4 stars
  • Clear fee report
  • Price alerts
  • Looks nice
  • Limited customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • No two-step (safe) login
5 stars
  • Clear fee report
  • Good customizability (for charts, workspace)
  • Trading support functions
  • Great learning materials
  • No two-step (safe) login
markets and products
1 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Options
  • Futures
3 stars
  • Stock
  • ETF
  • Forex
  • Fund
  • Bond
  • Options
  • Futures
research
4 stars
  • User-friendly
  • Very enjoyable and relevant videos
  • Great overviews for option trading
  • Options focused
  • Limited fundamental data
  • Limited chart analysis tools
5 stars
  • Good interactive chart
  • Analyst recommendations for stocks, bonds, etc.
  • Data on asset fundamentals
customer service
5 stars
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
  • Relevant answers
  • Only in English
  • Only 24/5
5 stars
  • Phone support
  • Live chat
  • Fast response time
education
5 stars
  • Educational videos
  • Easy to understand
  • Good production quality
  • No demo account
5 stars
  • Trading platform tutorial videos
  • Educational videos
  • paperMoney trading simulation/demo account
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Started by well-known industry experts
  • No negative balance protection
  • Not listed on stock exchange
  • Financial information is not publicly available
  • Regulated by top tier financial authority
  • High level of investor protection
  • Banking background
  • Additional insurance coverage
  • No negative balance protection
  • No investor protection in case of futures, forex
recommended for Price sensitive equity and option traders focusing on the US Investors and traders looking for solid research and well-equipped desktop trading platform