has only been around since December 2005, and they’ve wasted no time carving out a reputation as a serious power player in the discount broker niche. They have recently been setting the pace for innovation in the online broker space, and late last year they merged with another leader in the social trading sphere, Zecco Trading. They have also recently expanded their already formidable free education resources, including video tutorials, live webinars, iPhone and Android apps, and options playbook for all levels of traders.
What they offer: Ultra-low commissions, top rated customer service (Smart Money, The Wall Street Journal magazine ranked them #1 as of June last year). TradeKing is known for it’s slick trading platform, great research tools, mobile trading access, and arguably the best options trading tools around. Also, they now offer 50 currency pairs, and the ability to trade gold and silver in real time.