SpeedTrader is an online stock broker based in New York. Founded in 1999, the brokerage provides direct access trading software to experienced stock traders, with over 25 routing options. The broker is authorized by FINRA and SIPC, providing robust client protection.
TradeZero is a stock and ETF broker established in the Bahamas in 2015. Though the global entity is regulated offshore, the US subsidiary is overseen by FINRA with SIPC registration. The powerful proprietary trading software makes it a popular choice for active day traders.
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"SpeedTrader will suit experienced and active day traders looking for very low fees and advanced platforms, in exchange for a $30,000 minimum deposit."
"We recommend TradeZero for active stock traders looking for zero commissions, powerful software and extended hours trading."
Access a range of US stocks, options, bonds and mutual funds, plus extended hours trading available from 4am to 8pm EST
Two powerful platforms with level 1 price data, live news streams, advanced charting and more
Heavily regulated in the US by FINRA, plus SIPC compensation coverage up to $500,000
Competitive fees at $0.0009 per share and $0.25 per options contract
Reliable 24/7 customer support via live chat, telephone and email
Multiple routing options
Short selling aids
ZeroPro provides access to advanced charting features, instant alerts, customizable hotkeys and, for an extra monthly fee, OTC Level 2 markets
High intraday leverage up to 1:6 for global accounts with balances of $2,499+ and up to 1:4 for US clients
Four in-house platforms including a proprietary mobile app with real-time data streaming
Simple pricing structure; free or paid stock and options orders (eligibility requirements apply)
On-demand tutorial videos and live stream market insights
The US entity is registered with the FINRA and SIPC
Innovative solution to mark unused locates for credit
Pre-market and post-market trading hours
Only US stocks available, with no forex, commodities or cryptos
Not suitable for beginners with a $30,000 minimum deposit
Mobile trading is limited to iPhone and iPad users
Demo account valid for 14 days only
$30 inactivity fee every quarter
$35 withdrawal fee
TradeZero only facilitates trading US stocks, with UK, EU and other international markets unavailable
High deposit and withdrawal fees; $50 for outgoing and $25 for incoming (waived if over $500)
The TradeZero global entity has weaker regulatory oversight from the SCB of the Bahamas
A $59 monthly fee applies to the ZeroPro and ZeroWeb terminals
Customer support is available 24/7 with a responsive live chat