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Old 01-12-2012, 09:31 PM
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What online brokerage do you use?

Just curious. I haven't played the market in years but thinking of giving it a go. I used to use etrade back in the day and I wasn't too pleased with them at the time. To be fair, it was back in 2004 or so maybe they've improved.

Any suggestions guys?
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:06 PM
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I've used etrade before - didn't like it.

Recently tried scottrade - didn't like it.

Scottrade gave me 3 "free" trades. Ha. The fine print said they have to be used in 6 months of account activation. Only got 1 free trade because my stock took over 6 months to reach my target. Boo.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:00 PM
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scottrade.. $7 trades.. cant beat it.. no inactvity fees or anyting. will reinvest dividends for free
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:01 PM
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TD Ameritrade-havent done a a ton of trading in recent years, but no complaints.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:27 PM
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TD Ameritrade-havent done a a ton of trading in recent years, but no complaints.
Agree TD is Fine also used E Trade no problems with either
If i had to pick one i prefer TD I Like there Trade architect
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:50 PM
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Scottrade....I don't have one single complaint.

My local office is excellent.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:23 PM
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I use ING Sharebuilder

It's good for people who aren't looking to invest huge $$$... there is no $500 minimum deposit..

traditional trade fees are $10 compared to the $7 you get everywhere else unless you pay $24 a month for their premium account. that sucks. if you set up automatic investments it's much cheaper

I'm always looking for people who want to sign up recommend me and we both get a few free trades and a bonus I believe

Sorry if this breaks forum rules for whatever reason but if someone is wanting to start a small portfolio... you may as well get a bonus...
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:57 AM
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Thanks for the imput guys. I've been checking out the various brokerages and I'm leaning towards going with Scottrade, Just seems like a godo fit for me. I'll look into ING sharebuiklder when I have a chance and whichever I decide I'll make sure I put in a referral for someone that way one of you guys can benefit.

Thanks again...
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:44 PM
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anyone from canada use TD ?
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:46 AM
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I use Schwab for banking and my portfolio and have for many years with no problems at all.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:25 PM
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I use Schwab and USAA for banking and investments. No problems with either.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:26 PM
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Me too.. I've been with Schwab for a long time without a complaint.
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:48 PM
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Schwab is definitely my go to broker. I'm a tax professional and they definitely do the best job of all the brokerages when it comes to 1099s and gain/loss reporting.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:03 PM
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:41 AM
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I also use schwab
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:05 PM
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Sogotrade

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:21 PM
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anyone from canada use TD ?
Yup, I pay 9.99 a trade, they re-did their website and it's better now, I'm sure other sites already do this but it shows you % gains/losses, and +/- money made on the stocks you own, 4/5 of my Cdn stocks are in the green, 6/7 of my US stocks are in the red, heh.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:02 AM
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All depends if your going to "trade" or "invest". And if trading of swing trading or day trading, these two things are night and day from investing. Investing it doesnt really matter, more on stability, Schwab Ameritrade Etrade all fine.

For daytrading and if your wanting tools, AMeritrades Think or Swim, InteractiveBrokers, Tradestation. Schwab has dropped commissions to almost compete with them... if you trade enough you can name your comm.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:53 AM
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Vanguard has an individual brokerage account now, it's not too bad, depends on how much you have in your portfolio in regards to how much they charge you to trade. I use TD, nothing special, no complaints... I just tried Vanguard recently, they have a free divident re-investment program so that's nice. Plus they let you trade their ETF's free which is a plus.
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Old 12-25-2015, 05:15 PM
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td ameritrade
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:38 PM
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Anyone ever use trade King or options house, or any of the more options focused ones? I like scottrade and their elite platform is nice but the options commissions are pretty steep.
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Old 01-10-2016, 10:50 AM
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I have Wells Fargo account..it is straightforward but there are cheaper options

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Old 06-17-2016, 09:19 PM
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scottrade.. $7 trades.. cant beat it.. no inactvity fees or anyting. will reinvest dividends for free
I have moved over to Scottrade because of these exact reasons.

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Old 07-04-2016, 03:59 PM
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Generic Trade because there is no account minimum there
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:39 PM
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