TD Ameritrade is an online broker that offers services common and preferred stock, futures, ETFs, option trades, mutual funds, margin lending, and cash management services. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is the owner of TD Ameritrade Inc.
TD Ameritrade traces its roots to the small investment banking firm First Omaha Securities Inc. founded in 1960. Ameritrade Clearing Inc. was established as a clearing broker in 1983.
In 1997 Ameritrade went public, trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol AMTD.
In 2006 Ameritrade Holding Corporation acquired TD Waterhouse USA and renamed itself TD Ameritrade.
The company has grown rapidly through acquisitions to become the 746th largest U.S. firm.
Today TD Ameritrade provides brokerage and related financial services to investors online and through 100 nationwide branches and 4,000 independent investment advisors.
The company is #780 on the Fortune 1000, has 9,183 employees, and had $5.45 billion in revenue in 2018.