Firstrade Securities Inc.

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About this app

One Platform, Unlimited Opportunities
Firstrade offers all the investment products you need - Invest in Stocks/ETFs, Options, Mutual Funds, and now, Crypto.

Put your money into your investments, not fees.
- $0 Commission Trades on Stocks/ETFs, Options and Mutual Funds
- $0 Options Contract Fees
- No Deposit Minimums, No Inactivity Fees

Brokerage Account
Sign-up for a brokerage account to invest in a wide selection of asset types, including stocks/ETFs, options, and cryptocurrencies.
No-Fee IRA Account
Save taxes now or later and grow your retirement savings with a Traditional, Roth or Rollover IRA.

37 popular coins to trade, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Cardano, with more coins added regularly.
$1 minimum to buy, sell and hold crypto
Crypto trading is available around the clock, 7 days a week. 
Trade with instant buying power
Real-time quotes, profiles, historical charts and live news

- Get free stocks when you open & fund a Firstrade brokerage account and when you refer friends to Firstrade.

- Real-time market data and event calendars
- Advanced charts can be converted to landscape mode with indicator overlays
- Single and complex options strategies available
- Discover investing opportunities with premium research provided by Morningstar, OptionsPlay,, Zacks & more.
- Extended-hours trading for equities from 8am – 8pm ET
- Available on mobile, iPad and web platforms.
- Complete control over multiple accounts

Our customer support representatives are ready to assist you via phone and email. Kiplinger’s pick for “Customer Service” in 2021. 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 and mutual funds 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.

Crypto trading on Firstrade platforms is served by Firstrade Crypto LLC and offered through APEX Crypto. 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. Cryptocurrencies are not securities and are not FDIC or SIPC insured. Crypto trading involves substantial risk of loss and there can be significant volatility in the price of cryptocurrencies. The value of cryptocurrencies may fluctuate, and, as a result, clients may lose more than their original investment. Crypto trading involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for every investor, 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
Jun 7, 2022

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6.79K reviews
April 18, 2022
I like Firstrade. But the mobile app is buggy, difficult to use and lacks features. Many of the shortcomings seem easy to solve. Like a link to sign in using biometrics from the regular login page. So it appears nobody is paying much attention to the app. Update: They modified the app and made it WORSE. Now you can't see how the markets are trending.
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Maria Conceicao
May 26, 2022
The option order page is horrendous. I cannot refresh the price on the order page. Always had to resort to going 1 step back to refresh the page for all strikes. I am either late for the move, or got a horrendous fill since I am flying blind on the order page. If I choose trade option, I just can't do sell to close or buy to close. Always had to go back to my holdings page. Overall it is horrendous for intraday trade and scalping.
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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

Bug fixes & usability enhancements.