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Minimize your Trading Costs with Place Trade®

*Stock Minimum $1.50, Stock Commissions are "All-in" for Smart Routed orders.  *Options Minimum $1.50, No Base Fee, Simple $0.75 Per Contract  (Exchange fees are passed through directly to you with no mark-up or payment to Place Trade®.)


Why do the Smartest Traders choose Place Trade?

Consistently proven Best Execution is just one more reason!  We search for the best firm stock, option and combination prices available at the time of your order.  In addition, we seek to execute your order immediately (electronically).  We do not imply that you get best execution because we offer lightning fast executions ~ we do our best to actually give you the best executions ~ lightning fast!  Here are just a few more reasons to switch your account to Place Trade today:

Barron's Best Online Brokers - Awarded 4 Stars

Low Cost Trading & Investing

Superior State of the Art Technology

Best Execution Verified Price Improvement - View Execution Price Comparison (below)

Easy Access to Experienced Financial Consultants for Full Service Advice When you need it, technology when you don't!

Global Offerings - Trade in over 100 Market Centers / Exchanges, 19+ countries around the globe, 14+ languages and 9+ currencies all from one account! 

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Execution Price Comparison*

Net Dollar Price Improvement vs. National Best Bid/Offer2      Significantly better than the industry average in 2012       Independent Third Party Verification      


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PT Advantage

US Stocks     

(per 100 shares)

$0.72 $0.31 $0.41

US Options

(per contract)

$0.86 $0.62 $0.24

European Stocks

(per 100 shares)

€0.37 €-1.39 €1.76

The Smartest Traders know the difference between being told that they are getting lightning fast executions and actually getting the best execution. Verified!

Using IB SmartRoutingSM technology we;

  • search for the best firm stock, option, and combination prices available at the time of your order, 

  • seek to immediately execute your order electronically and

  • we have independent third party verification to back up the stats - No fluff, just the facts!  

*The statistics speak for themselves. Based on independent measurements, the Transaction Auditing Group, Inc., (TAG), a third-party provider of transaction analysis, has determined that our clearing firm's US stock and options price executions and European stock1 price executions continued to be significantly better than the industry2 during the second half of 2012.




Barron’s Best Online Brokers ~ 4.5 Stars 

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Barron’s awarded Place Trade with an overall 4.5 Star rating in the Barron's Best Online Brokers annual review!

Criteria included Trading Experience and Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Report, Customer Service & Education, and Costs. Cut the Cord - March 12, 2013. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc.




Stock Commissions for Asia-Pacific Markets      Stock Commissions for European Markets      Stock Commissions for North American Markets

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In addition to extremely low commissions and margin rates Place Trade clients receive the benefit of proven price improvement via IB SmartRoutingSM verified by The Transaction Auditing Group, Inc. (TAG).

Broker-assisted and Full Service Orders start at only $15. Contact an advisor at 1-800-50-PLACE for our full service commission rates. 

Fine Print:

*Rates were obtained on January 2, 2013 from each firm's website. Some of the firms listed may have additional fees and some firms may reduce or waive commissions or fees, depending on account activity or total account value. Supporting documentation for any claims and statistical information will be provided upon request.

[1] Place Trade calculates the interest charged on margin loans using the applicable rates for each interest rate tier listed on its website. For additional information on margin loan rates, see index.php/why-place-trade/reasons-to-choose-pt/low-cost/very-low-margin-rates

[2] For additional information regarding Best Execution please see index.php/low-cost-trading-investing/verified-best-execution and review the following information courtesy of our clearing firm (Interactive Brokers [IB]).

Net $ Improvement per Share Definition 

((# of Price Improved Shares * Price Improvement Amount) - (# of Price Disimproved Shares * Price Disimprovement Amount))
Total Number of Executed Shares

The TAG analysis for US stocks included all market orders of 100 shares or more up to 10,000 shares. The analysis for US options included all market order sizes in US options and includes exchange rebates received by customers under IB's cost-plus pricing structure. The TAG analysis of orders routed to exchanges in Europe included all orders routed for execution during regular trading hours including all market and marketable limit orders and orders near the market (orders having a limit price within one-tenth of a Euro from the quote price at time of order receipt) on stocks listed on the included exchanges, weighted by the volume executed on each exchange. The exchanges for European stocks are XETRA, EURONEXT, CHI-X, WIENER BORSE, TURQUOISE, LONDON and NASDAQ OMX.

Source:  The Transaction Auditing Group (TAG). Industry as a whole for the referenced periods according to TAG. 

About TAG
Since 1996, TAG has been the leader in independent Best Execution analysis throughout the US and now, Europe. Its products offer comprehensive assessment of execution quality for equities and options, utilizing massive real time market data and archival capabilities with proprietary measurement tools to create standardized and custom reports. TAG provides business intelligence to gain market share, differentiate from competitors, and validate performance. 

For more information visit The Transaction Auditing Group, Inc. (TAG), an independent company, is not affiliated with Place Trade Financial or our clearing firm (Interactive Brokers). The statistics provided by TAG are from sources believed to be reliable, but TAG makes no representation as to the completeness or fitness for any particular purpose. Information produced by TAG is copyrighted and any unauthorized use, duplication, redistribution or disclosure is prohibited.


Any trading symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray a recommendation.

Place Trade Financial, Inc. is a member of FINRASIPC.

Please check out our Margin Trading page, or view our rates for online Bond and Options trading.





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