The Biggest Stock Brokerage Firms in the US (SCHW, ETFC)

There are five major stock brokerage houses in the United States, often referred to as the “big five brokerages.” Each of these firms, Scottrade, Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, E-Trade and TD Ameritrade, comprise the top five in terms of customers and assets.


Scottrade is a privately owned retail brokerage and is often classified as a “discount brokerage.” According to the company’s March 31, 2015…