Scottrade vs. Options Xpress

the only problem i have with scottrade is their research and screening tools are not better than other online tools that are free. by simp20 on In my opinion Scottrade is one of the most fair and helpful discount brokerages i have ever songcat.ml research and all the help they give for beginners is probably the best features they have. It was also nice that they have a branch in my .

I use there old charting system which is ending in about 35 days. Scottrade gets points for offering a platform suitable for every kind of trader.

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Then, in , it was the Scottrade Center. And this week, with the infuriating news about Scottrade and the jobs being lost in St. Louis, a reality is: There will be another name change.

Perhaps the best available from any online broker, the app includes advanced features like stock and ETF screeners, options chain filters, educational videos, real-time quotes, charts and CNBC Video on Demand. It does its best to mimic a desktop platform and mostly succeeds. Scottrade gets points for offering a platform suitable for every kind of trader. The site also offers a Morningstar-powered tool that reviews client portfolios to identify imbalances, then serves up investment suggestions to tip the scales back in the right direction.

New or beginner investors may appreciate chatting with an expert in person, which is one reason why Scottrade landed on our list of best brokers for beginners. They excel in different areas. Advanced traders and ETF investors are likely to prefer E-Trade, while Scottrade is a very strong match for beginner investors. NerdWallet adheres to strict standards of editorial integrity to help you make decisions with confidence. Some of the products we feature are from partners. We adhere to strict standards of editorial integrity.

Some of the products we feature are from our partners. Eastern; Saturday and Sunday 9 a. Open a Scottrade account. Open an E-Trade account. Option Commissions Chart online orders. They seem slow to answer the phone when you have a question. I use there old charting system which is ending in about 35 days. I have become accustomed to it and don't look forward to the change, but it should be for the better. I am limited to watching 20 stocks at a time and only 4 charts with their current system and you can have more on your screen with the new one.

I think it was 5 charts maximum. I don't usually get a better price when selling as compared to Zecco where I almost always do better.

A few years ago I purchased a stock not a round lot and ended up buying one share. I did not have the AON all or nothing box checked and learned my lesson on that one. The trades have sometimes gone through very rapidly and at other times it seems to take forever. I don't know if it was because of high volume or a problem from them. I guess I would say they are about average and would not be afraid to trade with them.

The tools are not bad. They give explanation to some charts too.