Plynk Invest is an SEC-regulated mobile investment platform that provides zero-commission trading from $1 in a wide selection of stocks and ETFs. Plynk also provides a platform to buy and hold a range of cryptocurrencies.
TD Ameritrade is a leading discount brokerage offering a vast range of instruments including forex, stocks, futures, options and crypto. The company has nearly 40 years of experience and authorization from the SEC, FINRA and CFTC. Trading takes place via its well-known thinkorswim platform, which offers sophisticated tools and features including stock screeners and calculators.
$10 Sign-Up Bonus
Comment by Reviewer
"Plynk will suit casual investors who want to make spare cash work for them by making streamlined, low-fee investments."
"Traders who want access to a huge range of stocks from a reputable broker with low fees should consider TD Ameritrade. On the downside, we miss access to the familiar MetaTrader 4 software."
Easy-to-use app with no complex analysis features or terminology
Wealth of educational resources suitable for beginners
Commission-free stocks, ETFs and mutual funds
iOS and Android (APK) downloadable app
Low minimum deposit of $0
Regulated by SEC and FINRA
$10 to $20 sign up bonus
Advanced order types, including OCO and brackets
Automated trading capabilities, including robo-advisors
Several trading platforms including proprietary award-winning software
TD Ameritrade provides rich in-depth research and educational resources
Extended 24/7 trading hours allow for international access to the markets
The broker facilitates automatic syncing between desktop and mobile trading platforms
There is access to over 350 technical studies, 20 drawing tools and 8 Fibonacci tools
Active chat rooms to share ideas and communicate with thousands of experienced traders
The Economic Data tool allows access to a range of data about the health of global economies
Management Services and Essential Portfolios. Reviews of which show high levels of customer satisfaction
Portfolio margin gives some users increased leverage by basing margin requirements on total portfolio risk
Limited features for experienced investors
Forex, futures, and options trading not available
No live chat service or contact phone number
No desktop or webtrader compatibility
Limited deposit and withdrawal methods
Available to US citizens only
Bank wire transfer fees
No demo account
CFD trading not available
No MT4 or MT5 integration
Fractional shares are not offered
No direct cryptocurrency trading
Broker-assisted trade commissions are around $25
Stringent margin maintenance requirements and high fees
New traders may be overwhelmed by the vast amount of information and tools available
Best Broker for Beginners 2022 - Investopedia Best Online Broker Awards
Best Online Broker for Stock Trading Platform and Research 2022 - NerdWallet's Best-Of Awards
#1 Platform & Tools, #1 Active Trading, #1 Options Trading, #1 Customer Service, and #1 Phone Support 2022 - StockBrokers.com Online Broker Review
Stocks, ETFs, Mutual Funds, Cryptos
Stocks, Futures, E-minis, Options, Forex, Crypto, ETFs, Volatility Index
Trade 70+ forex pairs including majors, minors or exotics via the desktop, mobile or webtrader app with no commission and 1:2 leverage. The choice of currencies is wider than most forex brokers.
TD Ameritrade offers currency trading via Android and iOS mobile and tablet apps. Users can speculate on over 75 currency pairs with low fees and advanced trading tools. Deposit funds and manage accounts in a few clicks.
Invest in BTC, LTC, BCH and ETH with low fees from $0.50 via Plynk's iOS and Android mobile app. On the negative side, the selection of cryptos does not match rivals with no emerging tokens and coins.
Gain exposure to cryptocurrency markets through OTC crypto trusts, mutual funds and ETFs and Bitcoin futures. This offers portfolio diversification opportunities and trading vehicles beyond standard crypto CFDs.