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.
This release brings the following new features to your trading experience.
- Set your preferred on-device transaction or order type defaults for stock and single-leg options orders
- Ability to enable the send order button on the device to place stock and single-leg options orders without previewing orders (recommended for advanced users only)
You can now request margin or options trading from the app.
Other usability enhancements and performance 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.
The App for option trader
GREAT APP. The UI design is so intuitive and ease to use. Love the new horizontal scrolling design for position & watchlist screen, it’s now so convenient to view each column of data by scrolling left or right instead of switching screens. “Tapping bid & ask to add legs to basket” on option chain is brilliant and making complex options trading so much easier. I also love the new way of closing complex options positions. The app can list out all available combinations so that I can just pick the one I want to close. And the “Quick Edit” function is the best. I am the kind of option trader who need to edit complex open order couple times, this “Quick Edit” makes editing complex options open order effortless. However, I hope you guys can add IV, Greeks and Roll Forward feature for the option trading sooner than later.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.