Connect to Your Favorite Broker

Market Gear connects through various APIs to several major US stock brokers. Whether you already have an account with one or need to open an account to get started, you can connect your account with ease and be up and trading in no time at all. Some of them even have virtual accounts to practice trading.

  • Brokers
  • Stock Commissions
  • ETF Commissions
  • Options Base Fee
  • Options Cost per Contract
  • Special Offers on Options Contracts
  • Virtual Accounts?
  • Charges Regulatory Fees
  • OTC Stock Trades
  • Free
  • Free
  • Free
  • $0.65
  • None
  • No
  • Yes
  • $6.95 per trade
  • Free
  • Free
  • Free
  • $0.40
  • $50/month max*
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • $7.00 per trade
  • Free
  • Free
  • Free
  • $0.65
  • $0.50/contract over 30**
  • No
  • Yes
  • $6.95 per trade
  • Free
  • Free
  • Free
  • $0.50
  • None
  • No
  • Yes
  • $4.95 plus $0.01/share
  • Free
  • Free
  • Free
  • $0.35(Free with $10/mo subscription)
  • No Contract cost with $10/mo subscription
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No

*ChoiceTrade offers options trading with no base fee and $0.40 per contract, with a monthly maximum of $50. After $50 in contract fees, any additional trades are free. Effectively, all accounts pay for only their first 125 contracts per month.

**eTrade offers options trading with no base fee and $0.65 per contract for 0-29 contracts per month. For 30 or more contracts in a month, the fee is $0.50 per contract.