Online Trading Firm Place Trade Financial Named One of the Top 3 Online Brokers by Barron’s Magazine

Full service brokerage and deep discount online trading firm receives high honors and named to Best Online Brokers 2013. Place Trade was recognized for excelling in Online Trading Experience, Technology, Usability, Mobile, Portfolio Analysis, Featured Reports, Research Amenities, Range of Offerings, Customer Service and Education. Named for Lowest Monthly Cost and Best for Frequent Traders.

Raleigh, NC, May 15, 2013 --( Sarah M. Place, President and CEO of Place Trade Financial, Inc., [Member FINRA, SIPC],, a global full service, discount broker and online trading firm, announced that the firm has been honored by one of the world’s most prestigious financial magazines for the second year in a row. Barron’s Magazine awarded Place Trade with 4 ½ Stars (out of a possible 5 stars) and ranked the firm as number three overall in their annual ranking of the Best Online Brokers. Of the 24 online trading firms honored in the 2013 special report, Place Trade was one of only three firms that received the highest overall rating of 4 ½ stars.

Place Trade debuted on Barron’s internationally recognized list of the Best Online Brokers in the number nine position in March 2012 earning an overall 4 Star rating amongst 27 of the world’s best online brokers.

Barron’s Best Online Brokers 2013 – Awards & Accolades for Place Trade:

Overall: 4 ½ Stars, Rank: #3

Place Trade received highest marks for the following:

Trading Experience & Technology 4.7 Stars
Usability 4.6 Stars
Mobile 4.6 Stars
Range of Offerings 4.1 Stars
Research Amenities 4.7 Stars
Portfolio Analysis & Reports 4.2 Stars
Customer Service and Education 4.7 Stars

Best for Frequent Traders:
Barron’s further awarded Place Trade with top rankings in two additional categories. Under the category entitled “And Who Best Suits Your Specific Needs?” Tied with TD Ameritrade (think or swim), Place Trade received 4 stars and ranked among the top five firms named “Best for Frequent Traders.”

Frequent Trader’s Lowest Monthly Cost:
In the category entitled “Don’t Want to Spend a Lot?” Place Trade was ranked among the top 5 best firms with the lowest cost under “Frequent Trader’s Monthly Cost.”

“What we like most about Place Trade is that its friendly, attentive service complements IB’s [its trading] platform,” said Theresa W. Carey, in her article entitled “Back Online!” in which she reviewed Barron’s Best Online Brokers.

“We are extremely proud to receive such prestigious honors from Barron’s and to be included amongst the world’s leading online trading firms,” said Place. “While we continue to offer full service financial advice for traditional long term [individual and business] investors, we have worked hard to insure that we offer all of our clients the most flexibility in trading styles, superior technology and best execution along with the best pricing, products and services available on the street today.”

“In addition, we are grateful to Barron’s for including Place Trade in their clearly unbiased comprehensive analysis of the best online trading firms. Barron’s insistence on straightforward, extensive research and unbiased analysis continues to be a testament as to why they are considered one of the most respected financial news sources in the world today,” Place added.

About Barron’s Magazine:
Barron's ( is America's premier financial weekly, renowned for its market-moving stories. Published by Dow Jones & co. since 1921, it reaches an influential audience of senior executives, powerful institutional investors, affluent individual investors and leading financial professionals.

About Place Trade Financial, Inc.:
Place Trade Financial, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC (, is a global full service, discount brokerage firm with award winning online trading. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC; Place Trade is currently celebrating twelve years in the Triangle. Place Trade offers trading in over 100 market centers, spanning 19 countries. Trading is available in several major languages and 14+ currencies.

Place Trade offers full service financial advice as well as online trading. Clients include individual investors, businesses, professional traders, mutual fund and hedge fund managers, independent registered representatives and more. Clients can choose to work with an experienced financial advisor or trade online. Place Trade offers a full suite of financial products and services including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options, 401(k) rollovers, retirement planning, college planning, wealth management, extensive trading tools, unbiased third party research and more. Place Trade is a Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) registered firm as well.

Place Trade has been featured on, Barron’s Magazine, Forbes Magazine, SmartMoney – The Wall Street Journal Magazine and more.

Place Trade is on Facebook at and on Twitter @PlaceTrade or

Open a free account to trade stocks online today by filling out our simple application at or by calling Place Trade at 1-919-719-7200 for personal assistance.
Place Trade Financial, Inc.
Annneliese Curtis