Whether you are actively trading or investing for the long term, TD Ameritrade's platforms are filled with innovative tools and features to give you everything you need to make smarter, more informed decisions. No matter which platform you choose, you can research stocks, place trades, and manage your portfolio with knowledge backed by live-streaming CNBC, real-time quotes and specialists with years of experience.
Get access to stocks, bonds & CDs, options, non-proprietary mutual funds, futures, forex, commission-free ETFs*, and more to stay diversified and ready to take advantage of a wider range of opportunities.
Knowledge is your most valuable asset. That's why TD Ameritrade built a one-of-its kind AI-powered experience designed to help you grow as an investor with content tailored to your own personal investing goals and needs.
How you make money
Stock price appreciation and dividends. TD Ameritrade makes it easy to trade in stocks, options, ETFs, mutual funds, bonds, and CDS.
How TD Ameritrade makes money
TD Ameritrade charges $0.00 commission for stock, ETF, and options trades, but they do charge $0.65 contract fee. They offer additional products like managed portfolios or the option for broker-assisted trading, which they charge additional fees for.
Is it safe?
TD Ameritrade is one of the largest brokerage firms in the US. Founded in 1971, they now have over 11 million clients, with over $1 trillion in assets under management and process an average of 500,000 trades per day.