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TD Ameritrade Awarded Highest Rating of 4 1/2 Stars; Named Best for Novices Four Consecutive Years and Best for Long-Term Investing for Three Consecutive Years

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TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE:AMTD) today is pleased to announce that its brokerage subsidiary TD Ameritrade, Inc. (“TD Ameritrade”), has been named “Best for Novices,” and “Best for Long-Term Investing,” by Barron’s 2015 online broker survey, published in its Mar. 9, 2015 issue.

The annual study surveyed the capabilities of 18 online brokers in eight categories from the perspective of the wealthy, active trader: Trading Experience & Technology, Usability, Mobile, Range of Offerings, Research Amenities, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service & Education, and Costs. TD Ameritrade received an overall rating of 4 1/2 stars (out of a possible 5 stars) and received the highest individual firm point total in the Customer Service & Education, Research Amenities and Range of Offerings categories.*

The study also ranked brokers in six sub-categories, naming a “Best” in each. TD Ameritrade received top billing in:

The broker was also named one of the top five best in three other sub-categories: Best for Frequent Traders, Best for In-Person Service and Best for Options Traders.

“TD Ameritrade’s mission statement centers around always striving to be better for our clients,” said Steve Quirk, senior vice president of the trader group, TD Ameritrade. “Our teams have worked hard to earn the high rankings we’ve received in almost every single category. Today’s investor is dynamic and we’re proud to be recognized for our offerings for so many types of client needs. Client service is what drives everything we do.”

These accolades are just the latest in a series of third-party acknowledgements for TD Ameritrade’s offerings in 2015. recently named TD Ameritrade the #1 overall broker. For more information on this and other accolades, please visit

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* TD Ameritrade was evaluated against 17 others in the 2015 Barron’s Online Broker Review, March 7, 2015, and was awarded the highest star rating (4.5) overall (shared with 2 others). The firm was ranked 1st in the categories “Best for Long-Term Investing” and “Best for Novices.” TD Ameritrade was also awarded the highest star ratings (4.5) in “Best for Options Traders” (shared with 2 others) and (4) in “Best for In-Person Service” (shared with 4 others). Also received 4 stars in “Best for Frequent Traders”. Star ratings are out of a possible 5. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones L.P. All rights reserved.

About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade’s (NYSE:AMTD) technology, people and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them decide how – bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 39 years. An official sponsor of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, as well as an official sponsor of the National Football League, TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services.

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