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TD Ameritrade Adds Free ETF Trades

Commission-free trades offer applies to 100 ETFs


The battle for ETF investors just went from hot to hotter. This week, TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) became the latest brokerage firm to offer commission-free online ETF trades.

The new offer will apply to 100 preselected ETFs for TD’s customers that hold the respective funds longer than 30 calendar days; otherwise the standard commission rate of $9.99 will apply.

TD Ameritrade joins other companies like Charles Schwab, Fidelity and Vanguard that also offer their own versions of commission-free ETF trading. 

Charles Schwab allows free online ETF trading to its brokerage clients for Schwab ETFs, Fidelity offers zero-cost online trades for 25 iShares funds and Vanguard brokerage makes a similar commission-free offer for its Vanguard-branded ETFs.

Many investors and financial professionals are using ETFs in their investment portfolios because they understand the difficulty in consistently beating market indexes over the long term. As a result, ETFs are gaining more prominence on the investment landscape.

ETFs are low-cost index funds that are bought and sold like individual stocks.

At the end of September, there was $888.38 billion invested in U.S. listed ETFs.

TD Ameritrade’s ETF/ETN Commission-Free List

iShares Barclays Aggregate Bond (NYSE: AGG)
iShares Barclays Intermediate Credit Bond (NYSE: CIU)
iShares Barclays Intermediate Govt/Credit Bond (NYSE: GVI)
iShares Barclays MBS Bond (NYSE: MBB)
iShares Barclays TIPS Bond (NYSE: TIP)
iShares Barclays 1-3 Yr Treasury Bond (NYSE: SHY)
iShares Barclays 1-3 Yr Credit Bond (NYSE: CSJ)
iShares Barclays 3-7 Yr Treasury Bond Fund (NYSE: IEI)
iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treasury Bond Fund (NYSE: TLT)
iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corp Bond (NYSE: LQD)
iShares FTSE/Xinhua China (NYSE: FXI)
iShares MSCI ACWI Index (NYSE: ACWI)
iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex-Japan (NYSE: AAXJ)
iShares MSCI BRIC Index (NYSE: BKF)
iShares MSCI EAFE Growth Index (NYSE: EFG)
iShares MSCI EAFE Value Index (NYSE: EFV)
iShares MSCI EAFE Small Cap (NYSE: SCZ)
iShares MSCI Australia (NYSE: EWA)
iShares MSCI Brazil (NYSE: EWZ)
iShares MSCI Canada (NYSE: EWC)
iShares MSCI France (NYSE:EWQ)
iShares MSCI Japan (NYSE:EWJ)
iShares MSCI Spain (NYSE: EWP)
iShares MSCI United Kingdom (NYSE: EWU)
iShares S&P Aggressive Allocation (NYSE: AOA)
iShares S&P Conservative Allocation (NYSE: AOK)
iShares S&P Growth Allocation (NYSE: AOR)
iShares S&P Moderate Allocation (NYSE: AOM)
iShares S&P 500 (NYSE: IVV)
iShares S&P 500 Value (NYSE: IVE)
iShares S&P Mid Cap 400 (NYSE: IJH)
iShares S&P Small Cap (NYSE: IJR)
iShares S&P Small Cap 600 Value (NYSE: IJS)
iShares S&P National AMT-Free Munibond (NYSE: MUB)
iShares S&P Latin America (NYSE: ILF)
iShares S&P Global 100 (NYSE: IOO)
iShares Russell 1000 (NYSE: IWB)
iShares Russell 1000 Growth (NYSE: IWF)
iShares Russell 1000 Value (NYSE: IWD)
iShares Russell 2000 Growth (NYSE: IWO)
iShares Russell 2000 Value (NYSE: IWN)
iShares Russell 3000 (NYSE: IWV)
iShares Russell Mid Cap Value (NYSE: IWS)
iShares Russell Mid Cap Growth (NYSE: IWP)
iShares Russell Micro Cap (NYSE: IWC)

SPDR Barclays Capital Intl Treasury Bond (NYSE: BWX)
SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bond (NYSE: JNK)
SPDR DB Intl Govt Inflation Protected (NYSE: WIP)
SPDR Dow Jones Global Real Estate (NYSE: RWO)
SPDR Dow Jones Intl Real Estate (NYSE: RWX)
SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 (NYSE: FEZ)
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital Munibond (NYSE:TFI)
SPDR Nuveen Barclays Capital Short Term (NYSE: SHM)
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap (NYSE: EWX)
SPDR S&P Emerging Europe (NYSE: GUR)

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (NYSE: VIG)
Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (NYSE: VYM)
Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE: VWO)
Vanguard European ETF (NYSE: VGK)
Vanguard Europe Pacific ETF (NYSE: VEA)
Vanguard Extended Market ETF (NYSE: VXF)
Vanguard Growth ETF (NYSE: VUG)
Vanguard Value ETF (NYSE: VTV)
Vanguard Mega-Cap 300 Growth (NYSE: MGK)
Vanguard Mid Cap ETF (NYSE: VO)
Vanguard Mid Cap Growth ETF (NYSE: VOT)
Vanguard Mid Cap Value ETF (NYSE: VOE)
Vanguard Small Cap ETF (NYSE: VB)
Vanguard Small Cap Growth ETF (NYSE: VBK)
Vanguard Small Cap Value ETF (NYSE: VBR)
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (NYSE: VEU)
Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small Cap (NYSE: VSS)
Vanguard Intermediate Term Bond ETF (NYSE: BIV)
Vanguard Intermediate Term Corporate Bond (NYSE: VCIT)
Vanguard Intermediate Term Government Bond (NYSE: VGIT)
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond (NYSE: VCLT)
Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond (NYSE: VGLT)
Vanguard Long-Term Bond ETF (NYSE: BLV)
Vanguard Short-Term Bond ETF (NYSE: BSV)
Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond (NYSE: VCSH)
Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond (NYSE: VGSH)
Vanguard Mortgage Backed Securities ETF (NYSE: VMBS)
Vanguard Extd Duration Treasury ETF (NYSE: EDV)
Vanguard Total US Bond Market ETF (NYSE: BND)
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSE: VTI)
Vanguard Total World Stock Market (NYSE: VT)

Barclays GEMS Index ETN (NYSE: JEM)
PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSE: DBC)
PowerShares DB Commodity Long ETN (NYSE: DPU)
PowerShares DB Oil (NYSE: DBO)
iPath DJ-UBS Commodity Index ETN (NYSE: DJP)
iPath Optimized Currency Carry ETN (NYSE: ICI)
Market Vectors Intermediate Munibond (NYSE: ITM)
Market Vectors Russia (NYSE: RSX)
WisdomTree India Earnings (NYSE: EPI

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