Many brokers once again showed strong signs of growth, improving key areas such as Customer Service alongside Platforms & Tools.
Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
StockBrokers.com, an industry-leading source for online brokers, has published its 2014 Online Broker Review. The review is a culmination of a year’s worth of research on 17 different brokers. StockBrokers.com’s team spent hundreds of hours utilizing, testing and reviewing these brokers to provide self-directed retail traders with in-depth analysis. Investors of all experience levels can use this valuable information to better determine which online brokers suit their needs and trading style.
The 2014 Online Broker Review covers brokers on the StockBrokers.com site and can be found at http://www.stockbrokers.com/2014-online-broker-review.html. Brokers were assessed on 266 different variables across eight core areas, including: Commissions & Fees, Ease-of-Use, Platforms & Tools, Research, Customer Service, Offering of Investments, Education and Mobile Trading.
Then, utilizing the research from these eight areas, the brokers were ranked in 12 separate categories. They include: Overall, Commissions & Fees, Ease-of-Use, Platforms & Tools, Research, Customer Service, Offering of Investments, Education, Mobile Trading, Options Trading, Active Trading and New Investors. Alongside category ‘Best in Class’ winners, there were 17 individual Industry Awards given out.
Blain Reinkensmeyer, head of broker research, stated, "2013 was a fantastic year for the industry thanks to a healthy stock market and a strong increase in DARTs. Many brokers once again showed strong signs of growth, improving key areas such as Customer Service alongside Platforms & Tools. Options enhancements were a focal point for a variety of brokers and new comer to our Review, Merrill Edge, showed us why it is a great option for investors."
The complete review, results for each category, and an overall rankings chart can be found at: http://www.stockbrokers.com/2014-online-broker-review.html.
StockBrokers.com, an industry-leading source for online brokers, is wholly owned by Reink Media Group. A Michigan based company founded in 2009, Reink Media Group owns and operates multiple finance based websites. The organization strives to provide pertinent resources, tools, and education for successful self-directed investing. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.reinkmedia.com.