Online Trading Firm Place Trade Named One of the Top 10 Online Brokers by Barron’s Magazine

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Online trading firm recognized for excelling in Trading Experience, Technology, Usability, Portfolio Analysis, Featured Reports, Customer Service and Education.

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Barron's says Place Trade's online trading offers full-service brokerage offerings, "at a surprisingly low price,” and “a great deal of personalized service.”

We are particularly proud to be named one of the top ten overall best online trading firms by such a highly respected publication.

Barron's magazine awarded online trading firm Place Trade Financial, Inc. (Member FINRA, SIPC),, a rating of 4 stars in its annual review of online brokerage firms. Place Trade also ranked in the top 10 of Barron’s 2012 list of Top Online Trading Firms.

Place Trade was ranked above many of the most recognized firms in the industry. Barron’s specifically noted that Place Trade excels in the following categories: Trading Experience and Technology, Usability, Portfolio Analysis and Reports, Customer Service and Education.

In addition to being one of the top online trading firms, Barron’s wrote that “customers can also access the full-service brokerage offerings as well at a surprisingly low price,” and that Place Trade offers “a great deal of personalized service.”

“I am honored to have Place Trade included in Barron’s list of top online brokers,” said Sarah M. Place, President and CEO of Place Trade Financial. “We are particularly proud to be named one of the top ten overall best online trading firms by such a highly respected publication. The competition in the online trading industry is intense. It has always been our goal to offer the best investment experience for our full service clients. We are working hard to also bring the very best trading experience to our online trading clients. This validates our efforts.”

“We are thankful to our clients who continually place their trust in us and for our employees’ contribution. Our employees played an important part in achieving this honor. We commend them for providing excellent customer service,” said Place.    

How Barron’s evaluated the firms:
Barron’s evaluated 27 firms, focusing on what they have to offer for wealthy, active traders. These firms were evaluated across eight categories. They looked at what can be traded online, how the tools work together across platforms, the design and capabilities of mobile platforms, educational offerings and customer service. They also looked at the nuts and bolts of placing and executing a trade. Barron’s examined costs too, looking at factors such as stock and options commissions, platform or maintenance fees, margin debt and charges for transferring an account.

Barron's 17th annual ranking of online brokers was featured in the March 12, 2012 issue in a Special Report entitled Barron’s Best Online Brokers – Cut the Cord.

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About Place Trade Financial, Inc.:
Place Trade Financial, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC (, is a global full service, discount brokerage firm with online trading. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC; Place Trade is currently celebrating ten years in the Triangle. Place Trade offers trading in over 100 market centers, spanning 19 countries, trading in several major languages and offering state of the art trading platforms for experienced online traders as well as professional traders, independent registered representatives, business and individual investors.

Clients can choose to work with an experienced financial advisor, trade online or enjoy the flexibility of using both services. Place Trade offers a full suite of financial products and services including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, 401(k) rollovers, retirement planning, college planning, wealth management, extensive trading tools, unbiased third party research, deep discount commissions, the lowest margin rates and more. Place Trade is a Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) registered firm as well.

Place Trade has been featured on,,, SmartMoney and more.

Open a free online trading account today by filling out our simple application at Or, call 1-800-50-PLACE to speak with an experienced account executive and get a free full service financial review.

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Anneliese Curtis
Place Trade Financial

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