Interactive Brokers vs TD Ameritrade

Updated 15th July 2021

Interactive Brokers
TD Ameritrade
Overview
Description
Advanced trading platform for experienced traders. Access to global markets.Trade shares, ETFs, and options on the US markets with no commission.
Basics
Account Funding Options
Bank transferACAT, cheque, bank transfer
Advisory Services
YesYes
Apps
Android, iOSAndroid, iOS
Minimum Deposit
$100.00$0.00
Minimum Trade
$0No minimum trade required
Regulator
ASIC, FCA, CFTC, FINRA, MAS, SECASIC, FCA, CFTC, FINRA, MAS, SEC
Signup Bonus Gift
NoneNone
Trading
Copy Trading
NoYes
Crypto Trading
NoYes
cTrader Trading
NoNo
ETF Trading
YesYes
Forex Trading
YesYes
Fractional Share Trading
YesNo
Futures Trading
YesYes
International Markets Trading
YesNo
MetaTrader 4 Trading
NoNo
MetaTrader 5 Trading
NoNo
Mutual Funds Trading
YesYes
Options Trading
YesYes
OTCBB / Pink Sheets
YesYes
Paper Trading
YesYes
Penny Share Trading
YesYes
Social Trading
NoNo
Share Trading
YesYes
Tradable Assets
Bonds, ETFs, Futures, Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Options, Shares, Spot currencies, US spot goldBonds, Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin futures), ETFs, Fixed Income, Forex, Futures, Mutual Funds, Options, Shares
Tradable Markets
ASX, KSE, LSE, NASDAQ, NYSE, TSE, XETRA and moreNASDAQ, NYSE
Fees
Broker Assisted Trades Fee
N/A$25.00
Brokerage Fee
$0.00$0.00
Domestic Wire Transfer Fee
N/A$25.00
ETF Trade Fee
$0.00$0.00
Funds Withdrawal Fee (Partial)
$0.00$0.00
Funds Withdrawal Fee (Full)
$0.00$75.00
International Wire Transfer Fee
N/AN/A
Mutual Fund Trade Fee
$15.00$0.00
Options (Base Fee)
N/A$0.00
Options (Per Contract Fee)
N/A$0.65
Paper Confirmation Fee
N/AN/A
Paper Statement Fee
N/AN/A
Returned Wire Fee
N/AN/A
Spread
N/AN/A
Stock Certificate Delivery Fee
N/A$0.00
Stock Certificate Processing Fee
N/A$500.00
Stock Trade Fee
N/A$0.00
Order types
Order Type (Contingent)
YesYes
Order Type (Limit)
YesYes
Order Type (Market)
YesYes
Order Type (One Cancels The Other)
YesYes
Order Type (One Triggers and One Cancels The Other)
N/AYes
Order Type (One Triggers The Other)
N/AYes
Order Type (Stop)
YesYes
Order Type (Trailing Stop)
YesYes
Customer service
Email Support
YesYes
Live Chat Support
NoNo
Phone Support
YesYes