As of 2015, both NerdWallet and The Simple Dollar rank Scottrade at the top of their respective lists for its pricing, services and features. According to these sites, Scottrade excels in customer service and offers many different options for a wide range of clients.
Another online broker to make both publications' lists is TD Ameritrade. The Simple Dollar considers TD Ameritrade the best online broker for developing traders. NerdWallet also notes TD Ameritrade's quantity and variety of commission-free exchange-traded funds, as well as its customer service and affordable, quality research. Other online brokers to make the publications' lists are eTrade, TradeKing and OptionsHouse.