Pros: A wide range of products that can be traded. StreetSmart Pro, Schwab's direct access software platform, offers some terrific filtering tools and the ability to enter conditional orders and some complex options. Schwab has many offices around the country, a plus for those who want face-to-face contact. Live-education events are well-run.
Cons: The Website is feeling dated, and navigation gets more difficult as new features seem to be tacked on rather than incorporated into the structure.