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Old 09-19-2019, 09:13 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Go with Fidelity, they also have good training options.

Consider a PT job to cover your expenses and invest 100% of your FT job.

Learn an investment plan. Stick with it.

Diversify

Find an older mentor. Listen to them, act as appropriate to your objectives.

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Old 09-19-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Fidelity is better than Vanguard. Sometime I can’t even put on a trade at Vanguard, their software is so bad for IPad.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard are all about the same. The one thing I am picky about is the web site each has - how usable is it, can I easily get done what I want get done? For instance I have done lots of wire transfers in the past and want to do that easily myself. And lastly how good is the help from them with taxes or other legal issues which will come up. So I recommend you try to use each of the big three and see which web site you like the most.

Each of the big three has its own investment products. I have always liked Vanguard's funds so I tend to buy those. But I dislike their web site so I use Schwab as my custodian. You don't have to host your investments at the company you buy them from, although it might be a little cheaper to do so.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard are all about the same. The one thing I am picky about is the web site each has - how usable is it, can I easily get done what I want get done? For instance I have done lots of wire transfers in the past and want to do that easily myself. And lastly how good is the help from them with taxes or other legal issues which will come up. So I recommend you try to use each of the big three and see which web site you like the most.

Each of the big three has its own investment products. I have always liked Vanguard's funds so I tend to buy those. But I dislike their web site so I use Schwab as my custodian. You don't have to host your investments at the company you buy them from, although it might be a little cheaper to do so.
I dislike Vanguard so I won’t do business with them ,but that’s me
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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Yes, Fidelity is great. I've used them for 15 years. Not one problem.
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:47 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Fidelity, Schwab, Vanguard are all about the same. The one thing I am picky about is the web site each has - how usable is it, can I easily get done what I want get done?
For those who care about no-fee investing apps, I would say Fidelity is, by far, the best. Vanguard’s app is ‘old-school’.
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:10 PM
 
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For those who care about no-fee investing apps, I would say Fidelity is, by far, the best. Vanguard’s app is ‘old-school’.
I can't imagine being concerned about the app - if the company has a good website, and is otherwise what you are looking for. But then I would never do any trading using my phone, either.
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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I can't imagine being concerned about the app - if the company has a good website, and is otherwise what you are looking for. But then I would never do any trading using my phone, either.
I use my iPad all the time
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Old 09-21-2019, 03:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I can't imagine being concerned about the app - if the company has a good website, and is otherwise what you are looking for.
All of the major banks and investment firms have apps; however, no one states you have to use it. That said, apps don’t need an internet connection whereas websites use web servers making them slower and (sometimes) less reliable. There are several other advantages as well i.e. instant personalized content tailored for you, fingerprint scanning, increased user friendliness and personalized security, time savings, interactive engagement allowing for immediate push notifications, etc. etc. Same with simple banking - who logs into a website anymore or drives to the bank to make a deposit?

That being said (per the thread to the OP) - Fidelity is a solid, reputable choice for beginners (even if you don’t use the app). Be sure to read and research as much as you can prior to making a final decision.
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:16 PM
 
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How about we brag about the 401keg plan .....in 2008 collecting empty bottles and cans returned more than most stocks did
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