New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2007
Firstrade Securities, the online brokerage firm, garnered significant accolades from the nation's leading financial publications in the past 12 months, for its low prices on stock, mutual funds and options trading services.
In fact, a number of these publications ranked Firstrade services higher than many of their larger and better known competitors, continuing a steady stream of top ratings over the past few years.
In Smart Money, Firstrade was ranked 2nd overall among discount brokers for its "efficient stock and bond trading" and received four stars for its investment products, banking amenities and customer service.
Last year, Firstrade was ranked 4th in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, in the $50,000 assets category and 6th place in the $500,000 asset account ranking, besting its larger competitors. Kiplinger's stated that "… with efficient bond trading and improved accounting software that's integrated into the platform, Firstrade has all the tools most online investors will need. Firstrade impressed us with prompt informative responses to our email and phone queries. The clear winner in this category (mutual funds) is Firstrade"
In the 2006 BusinessWeek Web Broker Stackup, Firstrade also was rated highly among a number of key areas that are important to investors.
"These accolades are expert validation for our highly competitive services and demonstrate continued leadership in our industry," says Firstrade founder and President, John Liu. "Firstrade's $6.95 flat rate for online equity orders, as well as our other value driven products and services are still setting new standards and gaining popularity with our customers. We look forward to continued growth and success in the new year."
Founded in 1985, Firstrade is a pioneer in online trading and leads the brokerage industry with a combination of low costs and a high level of customer service for the value-driven investment portfolio containing stocks, bonds, mutual funds and options. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.firstrade.com.