THE TOP TRADING PLATFORMS 2021

An online trading platform allows you to buy stocks of any company you want to invest in, but if you want to buy shares in companies like Facebook(FB), Netflix(NFLX), or Apple(AAPL), you need a trading account with an online broker.

Trading platforms offer multiple features and benefits to people looking to invest and trade online. $0 stock and ETF trades are common now with every broker offering them. But when choosing a trading platform, you must examine its features and functionality to choose the one that gives the best trading experience. 

It all comes down to:

  • Trading tools
  • Market research
  • Investment options
  • Customer service
  • Education for beginners

And most importantly, the user experience and performance.

I started stock trading at the tender age of 14 when I bought my first stock at Starbucks. Today I am in my thirties and up till now I have carried out around 2500 trades. Since starting the annual stock trading reviews 11 years ago, I have personally seen and experienced the evolution of the stock market industry. The whole trading experience fascinates me, and I like to delve into every detail to further examine it.

That’s why the research process for our reviews is so detailed and time intensive. This year alone we examined and measured 250 individual factors before publishing our review. I would like a moment here to appreciate my team who has helped me through with every step of the annual review process.

“THE” TRADING PLATFORMS TO USE IN 2021

TradingHighway.com used 256 variable factors to post a review of the best online brokers 2021. They are:

  • Flatex
  • Degiro 
  • Interactive Brokers
  • Tradestation Global
  • SoFi
Flatex

Flatex is great for those who are looking for long-term investments and have a good command of German. Investing in stocks, funds, and ETFs is cheaper at flatex than at its German competitors. Also, it has extra savings and mutual fund plans for long-term investors. Because it is listed on the stock exchange, flatex’s financials are clear and transparent. It also offers high-quality educational materials.

Investing involves risk of loss. Please check and review all terms and conditions before applying.

Degiro

One of the best traders for european people is Degiro. With a very low fee and fast account opening process it is one of the top traders but no forex trading is available here. Also The trading platform is basic, but it is efficient and straightforward to use.

Investing involves risk of loss. Please check and review all terms and conditions before applying.

Interactive Brokers

Interactive Brokers has made a great effort to make their technology more appealing to the mass market which makes them one of the few brokers with the latest technological upgrades. Traders with complex strategies are happy to be part of Interactive brokers but the new traders with more of hold on investment are still a dream come true for them.

Investing involves risk of loss. Please check and review all terms and conditions before applying.

Tradestation Global

TradeStation has put a great deal of effort into making themselves more attractive to the mainstream investor, but the platform is still best suited for the active, technically-minded trader. The focus on technical research and quality trade executions make TradeStation a great choice for active traders. Also the technical tools and screeners aimed at active traders are all at or near the top of the class.

Investing involves risk of loss. Please check and review all terms and conditions before applying.

SoFI

SoFi is well-known for its loan products, especially personal loans. SoFi is geared towards beginning investors. It isn’t intended to be the best place for experienced investors who are analyzing stocks. SoFi is a great place to buy and sell stocks or cryptocurrencies but If you want to invest in options, mutual funds, or pretty much anything else, you’ll have to do it elsewhere.

Investing involves risk of loss. Please check and review all terms and conditions before applying.

OVERALL SCORE 2021

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OUR APPROACH AND PROCESS

For our annual best trading platforms review, we collected 2,816 data points over three months and used the results to rank brokers. Participation is mandatory for all the brokers included in the survey. Each participating broker completed a detailed data profile and had an annual meeting (live or web).

We have a comprehensive data validation process that has an error rate of 0.01%. each year. This gives our online readers credible and high-quality data.

TradingHighway.com has the largest database of information on the online broker industry. Our rigorous self-checks, combined with thorough research provides you the latest stock market information you can trust.