Best Broker for Stock Trading Platform and Research

How we picked the companies to evaluate:

NerdWallet reviewed 17 online brokerages, a mix of established firms with the greatest market share and younger companies. Some of these are NerdWallet partners; some are not.

How we chose the winner:

NerdWallet evaluated each provider across the weighted criteria below to determine the winner for platform and research:
  • Trading platform (40%).
  • Access to research and data (e.g., third-party analyst reports, company financial data) (40%).
  • Mobile app (10%).
  • Tradable securities (10%).

How we verified our data:

NerdWallet writers sent detailed questions to all reviewed companies. NerdWallet writers and editors also confirmed fees, rates, policies and other key features on each company's website.