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.