Proudly serving investors since 1985, Firstrade provides a full investment product line right from your smartphone. Redesigned for both new and experienced investors, the new Firstrade app replicates the functionality of our desktop platform. Firstrade is the only online brokerage to offer commission-free trading for all stocks, options, ETFs and mutual funds. Firstrade offers the best deal for options investors with $0 contract fees and no exercise or assignment fees for options.
• Redesigned from the ground up
• Complete control over multiple accounts
• All products and services consolidated in one account
• Ability to instantly review portfolio dashboard
• Real-time market data and news feed
• Transfer funds to and from your banking institution
• Access to financial research, data and event calendars
• Charts can be converted to landscape mode with indicator overlays
• All single and complex options strategies available
• Ability to open a no-fee IRA account
• Two-year account history available
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 https://www.firstrade.com/content/en-us/pricing to learn more.
Investing involves risk and past performance is no guarantee of future results. While diversification may help spread risk, it does not assure a profit or protect against loss. You can always loss money when you invest. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing.
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.
System response and account access times may vary due to a variety of factors, including trading volumes, market conditions, system performance, and other factors.
We bring you the following new features in this release:
- Positions can now be grouped by asset type (stocks, options, mutual funds, etc. each arranged alphabetically within the group) or alphabetically (with stocks grouped with the related options)
- Volume column added to the Positions list
- You can now pull-to-refresh the Account Value/Balance/Portfolio view when it's expanded.
Also, we addressed some issues, including:
- Some Top Lists not displaying properly
- Occasional issues loading positions for some users
- Order status execution price display issue for some users
- Other performance and usability improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Pretty good app but it has some issues.
I like this app a lot but there are a few things that make it unusable for me. First, whenever I open the app 50% of the time it actually lets me login and 50% of the time it says network connection error even after multiple attempts. Second, is in the recent update they took away the option to see how much I’ve made all time from a stock which is something that I really liked about the app before. Another thing I wish they didn't change in the update was the overall layout. I liked the layout before and now it seems like its less user friendly. Unless it gets some kind of new update I'm just going to switch over to E*TRADE.
Developer Response ,
Hi! Thanks for bringing the issues to our attention and we are sorry to hear about your experience and will alert our team about logon. The new update to the Positions screen does retain the gain/loss info; instead of moving to different tabs, you now simply swipe horizontally to reveal the gain/loss data along with changes in the position's market value and other data points.
We would love to hear about the layout and get your suggestion on how we can make the it better. Please email us at email@example.com. Thanks for your feedback.
App Does Not Work
I am updating my review as it is 9:53 AM eastern standard time and my app is not working due to some network error!!! I am very grateful that I did not hold any positions from last night as I could be losing serious Money right now!!! This is the second time this has occurred and it always happens right when the market opens. Why would you be doing updates when the market is open?!!!! Very frustrated and am going elsewhere!
I like the new design however in the updated app, when looking at the options chain, the price of the underlying stock is no longer always visible at the top of screen but is rather located in various places as you scroll down. Please make the stock price always visible no matter how far you scroll down the options chain as it was in the previous version. Also, it would be nice if we could see both calls and puts simultaneously as you can on other platforms such as Ameritrade. Finally, if there was a way to see the previous closing price for each option that would be helpful as well Thanks! Will update review when changes are made!
Developer Response ,
Hi! We really appreciate that you took the time to provide these suggestions--they will be sent to our team to make the app easier to use. Thank you.
Atrocious Option Platform
You guys deserve a 5 star rating for look, feel, free trades, more advanced orders than Robinhood.. but this app is flat out dangerous to trade options with. Prices are off, portfolio prices are off.. until you can figure out how to be a real broker, no one should trade options here. I sent a scathing email to the service dept with multiple images comparing ThinkOrSwim live prices in the time and sales window and the last price in my portfolio was $.60 off.. if you option trade... that’s.. that’s just beyond terrible. FIX THIS NOW.. I’d move all my money here if you can update option prices while looking at it, and update the last price shown in the portfolio.. how do you even launch a product and not update this for months?? Are you trying to steal people’s money?? FIX THIS PLEASE... your app could be the best so easily, and you could pull huge share from Robinhood by doing so...
UPDATE: moved from 1 star to 2 just on the fact the dev team responded to this review.. cmon! You can do this!
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your feedback. We apologize for the issue you experienced and will work with our data partners to address any issues quickly.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.