The Most-Overlooked Broker Promotions and Perks

You can get free trades and research tools with most brokerage accounts. These eight other broker promotions and perks help the major players stand out.

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If you're an investor looking for a deal, it's hard to go wrong with an online brokerage these days. Virtually all of firms in our brokerage rankings offer free trades on stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), along with ample research and tools to help investors make educated financial decisions.

With so many reasonably priced offerings, however, investors might gravitate toward firms that offer a few additional features and freebies to sweeten the pot.

Here, we look at some of the most-overlooked broker promotions and perks.

Ryan Ermey
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Ryan joined Kiplinger in the fall of 2013. He writes and fact-checks stories that appear in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and on He previously interned for the CBS Evening News investigative team and worked as a copy editor and features columnist at the GW Hatchet. He holds a BA in English and creative writing from George Washington University.