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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD) today is pleased to announce that its brokerage subsidiary TD Ameritrade, Inc. (“TD Ameritrade”), has been named “Best for Novices” and “Best for Long-term Investing” by
Barron’s 2013 online broker survey, published in its Mar. 9, 2013 issue.
The annual study surveyed the capabilities of 24 online brokers in eight categories from the perspective of the wealthy, active trader: Trading Experience & Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service & Education, and Costs. TD Ameritrade received an overall rating of 4 stars (out of a possible 5 stars) and received the highest point total in the
Range of Offerings and
Customer Service &
The study also ranked brokers in six sub-categories, naming a “best” in each. TD Ameritrade received top billing in:
The broker was also named one of the top five best in three other sub-categories:
Best for Frequent Traders,
Best for In-Person Service and
Best for Options Traders.
“Investors today come in all shapes and sizes, whether you’re just starting out or an experienced trader, and we cover the whole gamut very well,” said Steve Quirk, senior vice president of TD Ameritrade’s Trader Group. “We’re not just interested in providing our clients with innovative, cutting edge technology. All of our offerings are coupled with comprehensive education and best-in-class service as well. We want our clients to be successful in every stage of their financial journey. While we’re never satisfied, these results show that we’re working extremely hard for our clients and that our offering has broad appeal for today’s investors.”