Every month we review some of the top trading and investing services on the web. We’ll cover everything from brokers to robo-advisors to advanced trading platforms. To date, we’ve reviewed over 100 different services and we continue to find new platforms that surprise us.

Today, we’re going to highlight a few of the most unique platforms we’ve tested this month. There are a lot of similar services out there, so when we find a service that stands out, it usually means they add a very unique twist or proprietary feature. Let’s get started.


Bookmap is a unique market data analysis software. On first glance, it may seem similar to other charting and data platforms, but the company provides some revolutionary features. You can read our full review here to learn more.

Swell Investing

Robo-advisors have grown increasingly popular over the last few years. It can be difficult to differentiate between these advisory services, but Swell Investing definitely stands out. Swell helps investors put their money into socially responsible companies. The platform features most of the tools you’d expect from a robo-advisor, with the added benefit of “impact” investing.

Trading 212

Trading 212 is a UK-based broker that offers free commissions on a range of asset classes (stocks, forex, CFD’s, etc.). They stand to compete with brokerages like Robinhood and Webull, however the broker does not cater to US clients at the moment.


Acorns has quickly risen to fame as one of the most unique investing apps. The platform operates similar to a robo-advisor with a unique twist. Acorns automatically rounds up your purchases and invests the difference. If you were to buy a meal for $8.50, Acorns would round the purchase up to $9.00 and automatically invest the $0.50 difference for you.



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