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Investors who trade individual stocks and advanced securities like options are looking for exposure to specific companies or trading strategies.

Mutual funds and ETFs are typically best suited to investing for long-term goals that are at least 5 years away, like retirement, a far-off home purchase or college.

Beginners and long term investors often look to get exposure to whole markets and don't have a preference on which type of securities to trade.

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TD Ameritrade

TD Ameritrade

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Top research; two powerful trade platforms; educational content

Commissions

$0

per trade

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None

no promotion available at this time

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Merrill Edge

Merrill Edge

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Breadth of research; strong educational offerings

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$0

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Up to $600

cash credit with qualifying deposit

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E*TRADE

E*TRADE

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Large selection; low fees

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$0

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None

no promotion available at this time

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