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Top Reasons to Trade Up to Zacks Trade

Our low trading costs are just the beginning. See the other reasons why our clients chose Zacks Trade.

Stock and Option Trades from $3. Margin Rates Starting at 5.7%

Zacks Trade trading costs are among the lowest in the industry.1 That means you can potentially save a lot per year in commission and margin interest costs compared to your other broker.

Zacks Trade Comparison

Based on 100 US Stock Trades per year (of a stock above $1 per share), 300 shares traded per trade and a $10,000 margin debit balance.

Broker

Zacks Trade

Charles Schwab

Fidelity

TD Ameritrade

E*Trade

Vanguard

Cost/trade

$0.01/share ($3 min.)

$4.95

$4.95

$6.95

$6.95

First 25 Trades: $7
Subsequent: $20

Margin Rate

5.7%

9.575%

9.575%

10.50%

10.75%

9.50%

Annual Cost

$870
$1,452.50
$1,452.50
$1,745
$1,770
$2,625

How much you save

N/A

$582.50

$582.50

$875

$900

$1,755

Powerful Trading Platforms

Choose the cutting edge platform that suits your investment needs. You’ll get a feature-rich advanced trading workstation that can optimize your trading speed and efficiency.

Versatile Mobile Trading Options

If you prefer to trade on the go, Zacks Trade has you covered. Enter and manage orders, view executions, and monitor your portfolio, account balances and more all from your mobile device.

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International Trading

Trade globally from one account on over 91 exchanges in 19 countries. Stay connected with access to global market data 24 hours a day.

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Price Execution

We utilize a proprietary order routing system that continuously searches and reroutes to the best available prices for stocks and options. It has resulted in better price improvement vs. the industry averages.5 *Online trading has inherent risks due to system response times and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, and other factors. An investor should understand these and additional risks before trading.

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Security

We take account security and protection very seriously. From cutting edge encryption technology to multiple login protections, we take every precaution to ensure your assets are safe and your account is secure.

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1. Zacks Trade's margin rate starts at 5.7% compared to Charles Schwab (rate starting at 9.575%), E*Trade (rate starting at 10.75%), Fidelity (rate starting at 9.575%), TD Ameritrade (rate starting at 10.50%) and Vanguard (rate starting at 9.50%). Zacks Trade commissions for stocks start at $0.01 per share with a $3.00 minimum and start lower compared to Charles Schwab ($4.95 per trade), E*TRADE ($6.95 per trade), Fidelity ($4.95 per trade), TD Ameritrade ($6.95 per trade) and Vanguard ($7 for first 25 trades, subsequent $20). Zacks Trade commissions for options start at $3.00 for your first contract plus $0.75 any additional contract and are lower compared to Charles Schwab ($4.95 base + $0.65 per contract), E*TRADE ($6.95 base + $0.75 per contract), Fidelity ($4.95 base + $0.65 per contract), TD Ameritrade ($6.95 base + $0.75 per contract) and Vanguard ($7 base + $1.00 per contract). Competitor margin rates and commission data obtained from published websites as of 11/09/2018 are believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. Some of the brokers may reduce margin interest rates depending on account activity or margin debit balances. Comparisons do not include competitor discounts or promotions.

2. Zacks Trade's online equity trade cost for US Stocks priced above S1 compared to competitor’s published online equity trade costs as of 9/24/2018. Cost comparison excludes competitor promotions, or additional services depending on account activity or margin debit balances.

3. Zacks Trade's margin debit rate on a $10,000 balance compared to competitor’s published online margin rates as of 9/24/2018. Margin comparison excludes competitor promotions, or additional services depending on account activity or margin debit balances.

4. Actual cost comparison based on 100 US Stock trades priced above $1 per year plus the cost of a $10,000 margin debit balance versus competitor published rates as of 9/24/2018. Cost comparison excludes competitor promotions, or additional services depending on account activity or margin debit balances.

5. Based on independent measurements, the Transaction Auditing Group, Inc., (TAG), a third-party provider of transaction analysis, has determined that Zacks Trade's U.S. stock and options price executions were significantly better than the industry's during the first half of 2017. U.S. stocks per 100 shares received a $0.31 overall price improvement vs. the industry average of $0.26. U.S. options per contract received a $0.86 overall price improvement vs. the industry average of $0.66. European stocks per 100 shares received a 0.53 EUR overall price improvement vs. the industry average of -0.25 EUR. The TAG analysis for US stocks included all market orders of 100 shares or more up to 10,000 shares. The analysis for US options included all market order sizes in US options and includes exchange rebates received by clients under IB's cost-plus pricing structure. The TAG analysis of orders routed to exchanges in Europe included all orders routed for execution during regular trading hours including all market and marketable limit orders and orders near the market (orders having a limit price within one-tenth of a Euro from the quote price at time of order receipt) on stocks listed on the included exchanges, weighted by the volume executed on each exchange. The exchanges for European stocks are XETRA, EURONEXT, CHI-X, WIENER BORSE, TURQUOISE, LONDON and NASDAQ OMX. Net $ Improvement per Share Definition: ((# of Price Improved Shares * Price Improvement Amount) - (# of Price Disimproved Shares * Price Disimprovement Amount)) / Total Number of Executed Shares.