Established in 1985, Firstrade began as a discount brokerage firm serving the local community. Achieving steady and organic growth, the company caught sight of the benefits to be gained from tapping into the capabilities of the Internet. Truly a pioneer in online trading, Firstrade.com was launched in 1997 joining only a handful of other online stock brokerages on the web.
Firstrade's commitment as an online discount broker to offer the most for the least struck a chord with investors. Firstrade.com grew rapidly, providing self-directed investors with fast order execution, excellent customer service, and exceptional site performance. Major industry publications including Barron's, Forbes, and Smart Money have all rated Firstrade as one of the best online brokers for consecutive years.
Firstrade continues to pursue its belief infundamental value in a low cost brokerage service and investment services with higher standards. In 2005, Firstrade was named the "Best Deal" in the online discount broker category by Smart Money Magazine and continued the streak in 2006 when Kiplinger's Magazine called Firstrade the "Clear Winner in the Mutual Funds Category" and "Top Clean-Hands Firm". The newly redesigned Firstrade website, built from the ground up using the latest technology, offers many new and exciting possibilities for their customers. Firstrade believe it difficult to find other online brokers that offers as many products and services while offering such low commissions.
Products and Services
Choose from a wide array of stock market investing opportunities. Trade stocks listed on the NYSE and AMEX, the Nasdaq Stock Market, or the Over-the-Counter (OTC) markets such as the OTC Bulletin Board or Pink Sheets.
Use a multitude of option strategies to hedge your investments or to speculate. Options strategies combined with stock market investing offer such versatility that almost any kind of objective can be achieved using the right option strategy.
With over 10,000 mutual funds to choose from, you're sure to find one that meets your online investment needs. Use Firstrade's Fund Screener to narrow your search for the right fund.
Exchange Traded Funds
Each ETF is a basket of securities that is designed to generally track an index - broad stock or bond market, stock industry sector, or international stock - yet trades like a single stock.
Diversify your online investing portfolio and receive a steady rate of return with fixed income investments such as Corporate or Municipal Bonds, Treasuries, CDs, or Agency Bonds.
When investing in stocks that pay dividends, why not let those dividends automatically buy more shares of that same stock? This way you build your online investing portfolio at no expense to yourself and accumulate capital over the long-term using dollar cost averaging.
Firstrade Securities Inc.
133-25 37th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-9:00pm (ET)
Sat, 10:00am-2:00pm (ET)
Availability of Firstrade CFD accounts, derivatives trading facilities, futures, traded options should be checked at site together with current status of stock broking and share dealing services, private banking or wealth management, check at the Firstrade website or Firstrade by phone.
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Visit the Firstrade website at http://www.firstrade.com