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About Place Trade Financial, Inc.

Place Trade® is a global full service, discount brokerage firm offering both online trading and trustworthy financial guidance. Investing through our firm allows you to trade in your choice of over 100 market centers, 24 countries, 22 currencies, 12 languages and a wide range of investment securities all through one account. Clients may access market data 24 hours a day and six days a week to stay connected to all global markets. Our unique structure allows us to offer clients as much or as little assistance as is desired.


For Individuals, Business and Institutional Clients who are looking for Investment Advice:

We offer experienced full-service financial consultants to help you with a wide range of products and services including stocks, ETFs, options, extensive fixed income products, thousands of mutual funds, individual and business retirement plans (including the ability to partner with your payroll provider plan), ESOPs, voluntary group benefits and much more! 

Our team is experienced and prepared to assist you with the advice that fits all of your investment planning needs while offering some of the lowest trading commissions and lowest margin rates of any national full-service brokerage firm. Call us today at 1-800-50- PLACE or 1-919-719-7200 if you are searching for an investing partner who truly has your best interests in mind.

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See why Barron's Magazine awarded Place Trade 4 1/2 Stars and a Top 3 ranking in their special report of the Best Online Brokers. In addition to receiving high marks from Barron's in:

  • Trading experience & Tech 
  • Portfolio Analysis & Reports 
  • Customer service & Education, 
  • Usability & Low cost

Place Trade offers multiple state of the art highly customizable trading platforms, access to over 100 market centers worldwide, trading in your choice of languages and currencies as well as extensive option trading, stock yield enhancement, rebates on spreads/dark pools, VERIFIED price improvements, ultra-low margin rates and so much more.

(API) or our for FIX CTCI connections:

Place Trade provides alternatives for clients who prefer to access the Place Trade trading system using their own front end. Use our Place Trade Application Programming Interface (API) or our for FIX CTCI connections.


Place Trade clients benefit from some of the lowest stock, bond and option commissions in the online, discount broker or full-service industry. Compare our rates to other national firms and see why more people say that Place Trade truly is the smart place to trade.

 At Place Trade we offer some of the lowest full-service commission schedules and lowest margin rates of all the major national brokerage firms.  Whether you are a proud do-it-yourself or you are in need of a competent financial quarterback to assist you with your investments, our team is here to help. Join us and find out why investors worldwide say that Place Trade Financial is the smart place to invest in your financial future.

Choose Place Trade for maximum flexibility, low cost and all of the tools that you need to succeed!   

With over two decades of experience in the financial industry, combined with careful consideration and regard for our clients, Place Trade was created as a result of our commitment to investor independence and our continuing commitment to providing excellent investment advice. Place Trade is proud of its traditional values and as always we will treat you with the utmost integrity, loyalty and respect.

By meeting the changing needs of our customers, Place Trade Financial provides independent investors with the ability to make their own decisions and trade on a discount basis while simultaneously having access to an experienced financial professional when they need occasional investment advice. Place Trade also offers a Wealth Management program for those investors in need of full-time professional investment management.

Place Trade appeals to clients with various investment goals by offering a range of products and services including stocksoptionsmutual fundsETFsextensive fixed income securities, and Traditional IRAs as well as Roth IRAs. Additional services include Wealth Management, college and retirement planning401(k) rolloversbusiness retirement plans and more.

We look forward to a longstanding relationship that allows client flexibility, control and diversification of products and services alongside a significant reduction in costs. We are confident that Place Trade Financial, Inc. will assist you in meeting your financial objectives.


 Barron's awarded Place Trade® with 4.5 Stars and a Top 3 overall ranking on their Best Online Brokers Review for two years straight!



Learn more about our founder and CEO, Sarah M. Place.


Place Trade is a registered trademark owned by Place Trade Financial, Inc.




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