Firstrade: Invest & Trade

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About this app

One Platform, Unlimited Opportunities.
Firstrade offers all the investment products you need, all commission-free - Invest in Stocks/ETFs, Options, Crypto, Mutual Funds, and Fixed Income.
ZERO Commission trades on Stocks/ETFs, Options and Mutual Funds
ZERO Options contract fees. Trade Options easily and securely
No minimum deposit requirement for Brokerage and IRA Accounts
No inactivity Fees

38 popular coins to trade.
Buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano and more.
$1 minimum to buy or sell cryptocurrency.
Buy Bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies in fractionalized amounts!
Buy cryptocurrency 24/7.
Real-time quotes, profiles, historical charts & news.­
Brokerage Account
Sign-up for a brokerage account & invest in a wide selection of asset types, including stocks/ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies.

No-Fee Individual IRA Account & Roth IRAs
Grow your retirement savings with a Traditional, Roth or Rollover IRA.
Real-time market data and event calendars
Make smarter options trades with rolling options.
View key metrics with the options analytics tool: Greeks, IV, Max Profit/Loss & Breakeven.
Track price movements with custom price alerts
Advanced charts can be converted to landscape mode with indicator overlays to track stocks
Discover investing opportunities with premium research provided by Morningstar, OptionsPlay, & Zacks.
Extended-hours trading for equities from 8am – 8pm ET
Available on mobile, iPad and desktop.
Create an Individual Brokerage Account on Firstrade to start your equities, mutual funds, stocks, securities, and cryptocurrency trading journey today! House all your investments under one roof and diversify your stocks, options & crypto investments.
Our customer support representatives are ready to assist you via phone and email. We protect your personal information through the use of advanced encryption and cybersecurity technologies. Firstrade Securities, Inc. has been a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) since 1985. Securities in your account are insured by SIPC for up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for claims for cash).
Firstrade Securities Inc. offers free trades for stocks/ETFs, options, mutual funds, and a mutual funds tracker via mobile app or online. Relevant SEC & FINRA or other fees may still apply. Please see Firstrade’s Pricing and Fee Schedule at to learn more.

No content in the Firstrade App shall be considered a recommendation or solicitation for the purchase or sale of securities, options or other investment products, and all information provided is for reference only.
Securities products and services offered by Firstrade Securities Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC, are not insured by the FDIC and are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the principal invested.
Cryptocurrency trading is provided by Apex Crypto LLC. Apex Crypto is not a registered broker-dealer or a member of SIPC or FINRA. Cryptocurrencies are not securities and are not FDIC or SIPC insured. Apex Crypto is licensed to engage in virtual currency business activity by the New York State Department of Financial Services. Cryptocurrency execution and custody services are provided by Apex Crypto LLC (NMLS ID 1828849) through a software licensing agreement between Apex Crypto LLC and Firstrade Crypto LLC. Please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved before trading: Not all coins provided by Apex Crypto LLC are available to New York residents.

System response and account access times may vary due to a variety of factors, including trading volumes, market conditions, system performance, and other factors.
Updated on
Apr 25, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Financial info and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

7.81K reviews
A Google user
November 7, 2019
My main concern with the app is that it frequently freezes and I have to log off and log back in to keep using it. Other issues include the inability to trade stock or options or see news, reviews, etc. when not specifically touching the time series plot. It would be nice to have all features when selecting stock symbol. Also, lack of broad or tailored financial news. I often have to go to other sites to find out why the market is down.
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Matthew Davis
September 1, 2021
So far, the trading is fast, but that is if the app opens. Currently, it keeps saying I have no internet, but I am at home with a full strength WiFi and all my other apps recognize the signal. Its really frustrating when you can't trade and want to on your phone. I even restarted the app multiple times, even Un-installed and re-installed. Still no luck. Come on First Trade.
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Firstrade Securities
October 27, 2021
Hi, can you please update to our latest release. Please contact us at if the issue persists. Thanks.
Steve Shen
October 10, 2020
Very easy to mistype an option order. First of all you can't add an option contract to watchlist, so you have to go through 3 or 4 clicks to arrive at the specific contract each time (and sometimes mis-click) . And then it's really easy to forget to switch to sell side. In this app "BUY" IS SELECTED BY DEFAULT for option orders!!! I have used other trading apps, and they make the buy/sell as the button you have to click to enter an order. It's much better to NOT have a default for buy/sell.
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Firstrade Securities
October 26, 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to inform you that the ability to set the default transaction type on your device is available on the current store version! Simply head to the Account tab and tap on Trading Preferences item---you'll be able to configure the default you would like for transaction type and order type on that screen. Enjoy!

What's new

-New option analysis feature lets you get insights into the risk and reward potential of your option strategy before you place an order.

-View key metrics at-a-glance: Max Profit, Breakeven, Max Loss, the Greeks and Implied Volatility