TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation today announced that total client assets topped $500 billion for the first time ever in Februrary. That's up 14% from a year earlier but it's still just a quarter of the $2 trillion in client assets held at Charles Schwab.
“Over the last five years, in the midst of difficult market and economic conditions, our client assets are up over 60 percent, as we have gathered more than $170 billion in net new client assets,” Fred Tomczyk, president and chief executive officer said in a press release.
Curiously, the average of 386,000 client trades per day in February 2013 was down 6% from February 2012. A recent update from Schwab for the month of January showed an 8% gain in the number of trades.