Firstrade Ranked in Top Ten of Barron's Annual Online Broker Ratings

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Barron's 12th Annual Survey of the Best Online Brokers, once again named Firstrade Securities, the award- winning online brokerage firm, in its yearly ranking of online brokerage firms.

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Barron's 12th Annual Survey of the Best Online Brokers, once again named Firstrade Securities, the award- winning online brokerage firm, in its yearly ranking of online brokerage firms.

Ranked in eight different categories including trade technology, range of offerings, customer service and costs, Firstrade received high ratings, continuing its ongoing high accolades in the online brokerage industry.

"Once again, Firstrade ranks among the highest of online brokerage firms, explains founder and President John Liu. "It is our high quality of services and low cost of trading that sets us apart from our competitors."

Last year, 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. 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.

Firstrade has consistently been recognized among online brokers for its high level of service, varied product offerings and low cost to the investor. For example, in 2006, Kiplinger Personal Finance named Firstrade the "Clear Winner" in the Mutual Funds Category and the "Top Clean-Hands Firm" in the Online Brokerage Industry. SmartMoney has named Firstrade "the Best Deal" among online discount brokerages.

About Firstrade

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. Firstrade offers stock trades at the highly competitive rate of $6.95 each. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.firstrade.com.

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