Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 2
Hi DQ...

I would love to hear any comments on Fido, TD Ameritrade, or Charles Schwab in particular...

I use Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Scottrade and Fidelity. If I had to consolidate down to one, I'd use Schwab. Their customer service is knowledgeable and outstanding, I've never had any trouble with them, they offer everything I need. Their fees are a little higher across the board, but they offer a complete package I'm happy with. I like Scottrade because it's cheap and their customer service is decent. I'm happier dinking and dunking my way into positions over time with them at $7 a trade... but their options for portfolio cash are dismal and their options trading is limited (i.e. can't write puts or probably do a few other things you might be interested in), so they don't offer the complete package in my opinion. At $7 a trade though, they serve a purpose. TD Ameritrade is fine... I just like Schwab a little better. I've never been that happy with Fido, but it's mainly their interface I don't like. I've never had any functional problems. This week I didn't do a lot, but I did close out a position to raise a little cash, and my trades on TD Ameritrade and Schwab went through quickly and without a hitch.

Hope that helps a little.
Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.