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Posted by Vince Jacobs (5½ years ago)

Tradeking Promo

Went ahead and took advantage of Tradeking's transfer promotion today. I had be looking for a new brokerage after getting tired of the high commissions from the company that formerly had my business. F****** Greece is making me nervous though. But I'm planning to bet big on a bounce back on solar.

I will, however, withhold my rating for Tradeking until after a month or so. But yeah, again, the promo worked for me just fine.

Pros:
  • cheap commissions
  • lots of features for a trader like myself
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    Posted by Joseph (7½ years ago)

    I wanted to look for another brokerage since I was using OptionsXpress and was getting an oddball "Insufficient Intra-day Buying Power" message. Apparently your buying power is limited to your buying power at the beginning of the day if you are using a cash account and not margin. I never use margin for stocks but come on this is silly. Plus their commissions are like $15 a trade. After some research I've decided on Tradeking. I will update once my account is fully open and everything working.

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    Posted by frank (9½ years ago)

    mmmmm this looks like a tempting offer- $4.95 a trade. I currently use Ameritrade which is $9.95 per trade. Compared to TDAmeritrade, Tradeking also seems to have really low margin rates of only 5%. If you have over $100K Ameritrade gives you a better money market yield (you'll have to call them up and ask for it) at 2%. It looks like Tradeking gives 1.12% currently. Also if you have Apex level with TDAmeritrade you do get perks such as free wire transfers whereas Tradeking doesn't seem to have that. There's my little TradeKing vs. TDAmeritrade- now should I transfer my account or not???

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    Posted by Gerber (6½ years ago)

    Great overall service and site that can't be beat! Will recommend to all my peers!

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    Posted by James Moore (7½ years ago)

    I have been very satisfied with the TradeKing service overall. They have been very helpful and quick to respond when I had questions. I'm new to stock trading, and thus far I've been impressed with the number of helpful hints and tools provided to me on the site. The only thing stopping me from giving it a 5-star rating is that today I'm having trouble accessing the site. I'm a computer technician, and have the know-how to verify that it's actually their site, and not my service provider or my several computers that are acting up. Today the site is giving me a lot of time-out errors and making it very difficult to trade. I've been using the service for two months now, and this is the first time I've been disappointed in any way.

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    Personally I haven't had any problems with accessing Tradeking.com and I've used them for a little while now. But hopefully they upgrade their servers so it doesn't happen again.

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    Posted by todd godfrey (7½ years ago)

    TradeKing rocks! E-trade milks you dry with fees. Keep more money with TradeKing!

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    Posted by Sam (8 years ago)

    Excellent website, very streamlined. It's sleek, fast, and they have excellent customer service. Plus the commissions are very cheap.

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    Posted by Roger G. (8 years ago)

    I switched from another brokerage about 6 weeks ago and so far I've been really impressed. My trades execute quickly. Sometimes when I make big trades with my old brokerage it gets held up. One time my order even got "stuck" where I couldn't even cancel it. I haven't encountered such a problem with Tradeking yet. Good service so far.

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    Posted by iluvoptions (8½ years ago)

    my old brokerage charged me $100 for transferring away from them to tradeking, but tk was cool enough to reimburse me for that. after using the tradking platform for a month now i can see it's by far the best one i've used. it's really intuitive and responsive. unless they screw up majorly i'm going to be a tradeking customer for a long while.

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    Posted by paulcfrias (8½ years ago)

    phone customer care: 5 stars

    online use: so simple a 15 year old can learn how to use this

    Value: no one can beat their prices. and the quality makes it hard to believe when you pair it with the prices.

    Overall: why didn't you guys have this up and running years ago.

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    Posted by Beau (8½ years ago)

    I'm an options trader, and I can list all the pros and cons of Trade King but overall it's been great for me. I don't think I will be switching any time soon.

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    Posted by Ben (8½ years ago)

    This is the best brokerage, I've tried all over and this is the place!

    It's also so cheap! Who can argue with that price?!

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    Posted by TK (9 years ago)

    I've had my TradeKing account for a year and I like it. The trades are cheap- half the price of Ameritrade, plus they go through fast. I trade some options and their research tools are very helpful in that arena. The only downside is that they don't have physical location branches where you can visit, but I've never found the need to.

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    Posted by D. Peterson (9 years ago)

    Switched from TDAmeritrade to Zecco a year ago. Just tried TradeKing and love it so much better. Great tools, especially for options. And it winds up being just as cheap. Love that broker assisted trades by phone are still only $4.95! Love TradeKing.

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    Posted by Ben Travis (9½ years ago)

    I use Tradeking and it's very solid. The trades are cheap and the performance is fast. I'm a novice to trading options contracts but these guys make things pretty simple. One thing to watch out for is that ACH transfers takes a while to clear, so don't be expecting to starting trading the day after you initiate the money transfer.

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    Posted by Anthony Pinnegar (7½ years ago)

    I am new to trading any form. Trade king made my decision to invest in the market an easy one. The ease of making a trade the online live help really made me more comfortable. Any problems or confusion some one is there with the answers. Best of all the price of making a trade really impressed me. Wish me some beginner luck people.

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    Posted by andy (7½ years ago)

    good services. fast trade. very good

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    Posted by Nway Mon (7½ years ago)

    I want to open my new account with tradeking. I want the promotions code

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    Posted by Sam Johnston (7½ years ago)

    Great site. Easy trades and great commission pricing.

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    Posted by Calvin Golden (8 years ago)

    Cool graphics and cheapest commision, kinda time consuming with all the info requested.

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    Posted by john darling (8 years ago)

    Smooth transactions; easy to implement trades; good customer service; good pricing

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    Posted by JIM (8½ years ago)

    Cool, I like the cheaper trades nd the ease of account set up!!

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    Posted by venky (8½ years ago)

    i've been using them for a long time,very neat service. i like there level 4...

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    Posted by F. S. (8½ years ago)

    As an options trader looking for lower commissions I did some research and discovered TradeKing. I switched immediately because they offered to pay my transfer fees away from my old brokerage. It's been a great decision. If you're trading options I definitely look into these guys. Good service too- they got back and answered my questions really quickly. A+.

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    Posted by Ed (8½ years ago)

    Great customer service over the telephone. They explained everything I needed to know and to do to set up my account!

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    Posted by W.L. (8½ years ago)

    I've used Tradking for about a year now and haven't had any problems. Granted my portfolio has taken a big whopping but guess what I'm still buying with new cash. This market will turn around and three to five years down the road hopefully I'll make off pretty well. Anyways props to Tradeking and their solid site and good customer service.

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    Posted by Vince (8½ years ago)

    It's priced right..plain and simple.

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    Posted by Chris (8½ years ago)

    I just attempted to take a tour of your platform but the streaming video was of power quality I could barely understand what your product offers, despite the fact that am using DSL.

    So is this a sign of service I should expect?

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    Posted by David65 (9 years ago)

    I heard a lot of positive reviews on Tradking, so I decided to take a plunge and also take advantage of their $50 promotion which ends at the end of the month. So far I'm pleased with the website and haven't encountered any problems yet. We will see in a few months as I make more trades.

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    Posted by HTS (9 years ago)

    I have tried many brokerages and Tradeking in my opinion is the best one. Fast executions, cheap trades, and responsive customer service- thanks guys. Now if only this market would perk up.

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    Posted by Judy (9 years ago)

    ( warning )))Tradeking cost me alot of money. they allowed me to buy stock but would not let me sell it. when I went to sell, the order was rejected. It took me 3 days to unload MGM by that time I had lose over a dollar a share. when I called Tradeking and told them to sell my stocks they would not sell them and the stock was falling.It took about 45 min. of pleading with them to sell my stock before they finally did.

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    Posted by harry m. (9 years ago)

    opened an account with the $50 promo. the site has all the features you'd expect from a full fledged online brokerage site. will be getting my daughter to open an account there too to take advantage of this historical dip in the stock market.

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    Posted by StokedTrader (9 years ago)

    Kaching! Trade King must be my good luck charm brokerage. Opened an account last week, funded it, bought some stocks on Friday- it was fast and easy. Made 15% in one day today! Man this rocks!!! And yeah, I already sold- waiting for another buying opportunity. Thx guys!

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    Posted by amit (9 years ago)

    I like it ver much and like its secure website. ver good

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    Posted by chipper (9 years ago)

    tradeking is the best brokerage i've ever used, bar none. easy to use website, great discounted commission rates, and friendly CSR department. they don't even charge extra for broker-aided trades. i recommend traders give it a shot. it's a good company.

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    Posted by Tommy (9 years ago)

    TradeKing is the brokerage to be if you like to trade options. Much better than Zecco. In fact I would avoid Zecco at all cost if you're a professional trader.

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    Posted by Daniel Figueroa (8 years ago)

    I heard from my family this trade company is great. I will be signing in soon. 4 stars

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    Comments on Previous TradeKing Promotions/Offers

    6 years ago, Kendal wrote:

    Thanks for the promotion as I was looking to switch from Schwab anyways. Now if only Washington can develop some common sense and get their act together, we might see a stock rally yet.


    6 years ago, T. Olson wrote:

    With the current bloodbath in the markets I am aiming to put some money in stocks. Thanks for the Tradeking $100 promotion. The link worked like a charm for me.


    6 years ago, Stay Zen wrote:

    I had to go for this deal. Really must get in on the huge drop in the markets recently. I don't have much money to invest but this is going to beat leaving my $3000 in the bank even if I don't purchase any stock. I will though.


    6 years ago, Mike wrote:

    nice promo had to jump on it. didn't have to enter any code, however.


    6 years ago, Bill wrote:

    Nice worked great thanks- even got them to pay for my brokerage transfer fees.


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