TD Ameritrade Named Best for Novices and Long-Term Investing

TD Ameritrade Named Best for Novices and Long-Term Investing

Annual Barron's Online Broker Survey names TD Ameritrade #1 in multiple categories

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYS: AMTD) today is pleased to announce that its brokerage subsidiary TD Ameritrade, Inc. ("TD Ameritrade"), has been named "Best for Novices" and "Best for Long-term Investing" by Barron's 2013 online broker survey, published in its Mar. 9, 2013 issue.

The annual study surveyed the capabilities of 24 online brokers in eight categories from the perspective of the wealthy, active trader: Trading Experience & Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service & Education, and Costs. TD Ameritrade received an overall rating of 4 stars (out of a possible 5 stars) and received the highest point total in the Research Amenities, Range of Offerings and Customer Service & Education categories.*

The study also ranked brokers in six sub-categories, naming a "best" in each. TD Ameritrade received top billing in:

The broker was also named one of the top five best in three other sub-categories: Best for Frequent Traders, Best for In-Person Service and Best for Options Traders.

"Investors today come in all shapes and sizes, whether you're just starting out or an experienced trader, and we cover the whole gamut very well," said Steve Quirk, senior vice president of TD Ameritrade's Trader Group. "We're not just interested in providing our clients with innovative, cutting edge technology. All of our offerings are coupled with comprehensive education and best-in-class service as well. We want our clients to be successful in every stage of their financial journey. While we're never satisfied, these results show that we're working extremely hard for our clients and that our offering has broad appeal for today's investors."

These accolades are just the latest in a series of third-party acknowledgements for TD Ameritrade's offerings in 2013. In recent months Investor's Business Daily named TD Ameritrade's thinkorwim® platform "Best Options Trading Platform" and "Best Mobile Platform," and named TD Ameritrade the #1 overall broker. For more information on these and other accolades, please visit

And, for the latest news and information about TD Ameritrade and thinkorswim, follow the Company on Twitter, @TDAmeritradePR.

*TD Ameritrade was evaluated against 23 others in the 2013 Barron's Online-Broker review, Mar. 9, 2013, and was named "Best for Novices" and "Best for Long-Term Investing". TD Ameritrade earned the highest score in the categories of "Range of Offerings", "Research Amenities" (tied with two other firms) and "Customer Service & Education" (tied with two other firms). Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Co., L.P. All rights reserved.


About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade's (NYS: AMTD) technology, people and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them decide how - bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 36 years. TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services. Please visit TD Ameritrade's newsroom or for more information.

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