Slow execution for OTC stocks, not as fast as Etrade or Interactive Brokers fills.
If having access to 24/7 customer support by phone and email is important to you, then TD Ameritrade has you covered, when it comes to support the bottom line is that for a full-service broker, great customer service is expected, and TD Ameritrade delivers, regardless of the communication avenue. Overall rating 4/5
TD Ameritrade is best for:
-Platform (TOS) ThinkorSwim, Free to use for life once opened an account $0 minimum
The biggest Advantage using TD Ameritrade:
No minimum opening deposit, you can fund an account with $10 and use there thinkorswim platform real-time data, and their mobile app for free. There’s no inactivity fees, if you like the broker your trading with but dislike the platform simply do what I do, use thinkorswim for market data, charts etc, they also have the best mobile app I personally use it to create my watchlists and study chart history. I don’t recommend trading with TD Ameritrade but if you’re looking for a platform to use you won’t regret opening an account and using thinkorswim.
I fell in love with the thinkorswim platform and the TD Ameritrade mobile app a few years ago, TD Ameritrade by far has the best mobile app, I use it daily to create watchlist, and study charts. I’ve made 100s of trades on my iphone and have not experienced any problems. I don’t recommend trading with them, I only recommend using their platform for data, charts etc, then trade on another broker. It’s a huge disadvantage to not have quick executions and you will rarely find opportunities to short sell stocks using TD Ameritrade.
TD Ameritrade allows you to trade 60 days using their paper trading account which is funded with $100,000 of paper money, you will rarely be able to short and there’s a 15-minute delay in market data. If you want to try it out, click here.