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TD Ameritrade

Leading online broker.

Headquarters:
200 South 108th Avenue
Omaha, NEĀ 68154
Employees: 5,771
CEO: Fred Tomczyk
Stock Symbol: AMTD

Website: http://www.amtd.com

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TD Ameritrade is a leading online brokerage. The company was formed with the 2006 merger of Ameritrade and the brokerage division TD Waterhouse USA from TD Bank Financial Group of Canada.

Customers can buy and sell stocks online for $9.99 per trade. Options trading, bonds, currency trading and mutual fund purchases are also offered. Trading is also offered in the United Kingdom.

The company reported 6.3 million total accounts at the end of 2014 and average of 457,243 trades per day.

In fiscal 2014, the company reported record revenues of $3.1 billion and net income of $787 million.

TDAmeritrade said client assets reached a record $672 billion at the end of 2014.

History

1971 - The Company is established as a local investment banking firm.

1975 - First Omaha Securities, Inc., later named First National Brokerage Services, Inc. and then Accutrade, Inc., opens its doors as a retail discount stockbrokerage firm.

May ­ Deregulation of the brokerage industry. Negotiated commissions become available to individual investors. J. Joe Ricketts and his partners start one of the first firms to offer negotiated commissions - later to become known as discount brokerage.

1983 - AmeriTrade Clearing, Inc. (formerly AmeriTrade, Inc.) is established as a clearing broker.

1987 - The Company becomes TransTerra Co., the holding company for AmeriTrade Clearing and the Company's discount brokerages.

1988 - Accutrade introduces touch-tone telephone trading.

1994 - Aufhauser is the first brokerage firm to offer Internet trading via its WealthWEB® (August 1994). Company launches Ceres Securities, Inc.

1995 - Accutrade offers trading via a portable communication device. Company acquires K. Aufhauser & Company, Inc.

October ­ The Company acquires All American

1996 - November ­ TransTerra Co. becomes Ameritrade Holding Corporation.

May ­ The Company launches eBroker, a trade name and division of All American Brokers, Inc., an Internet-only broker.

January ­ Accutrade launches Accutrade for Windows, the first online investing system that permits individual investors to engage in program investing and basket trading.

 
1997 - March ­ Ameritrade's IPO opens with an initial price of $15 per share (split adjusted: $1.25).

February ­ Ameritrade Holding Corporation files its registration statement with the SEC with respect to its initial public offering (IPO).

October ­ Ameritrade Holding launches Ameritrade, Inc., incorporating the most popular features of Aufhauser, Ceres, and eBroker in one firm and offering breakthrough pricing of $8 Internet trades.

2001 - July ­ Agreement to acquire National Discount Brokers Corporation is announced.

2005 - June - Ameritrade announces it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TD Waterhouse.

2006 - January - Ameritrade shareholders approve the proposed acquisition of TD Waterhouse. The transaction closes, combining two complementary organizations to create TD AMERITRADE.

2009 - January - TDAmeritrade acquires ThinkorSwim, an online brokerage and education community, for $606 million.

2011 - Company launches Trade Architect, a streaming web-based trading platform.

Benefits

TD Ameritrade offers a competitive compensation package and an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, performance-based Bonus program, PTO, 401K, tuition assistance and more.

Updated January 21, 2015