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Old 04-11-2013, 04:46 PM
 
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Scottrade...or Fidelity...

Which of these companies do you like the best and why if I may ask?
I would put this up as a poll but I dont know how..

I am interested in buying some stock, not a whole lot so a friend suggested looking at some of these online companies, any help is appreciated since I dont know anything about it.
We already have a 401K and a couple of IRA's...this would just be something I would like to do in addition to those funds

Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:04 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Scottrade...or Fidelity...
Which of these companies do you like the best and why if I may ask?
e-trade cause the tv ads are cool


Best of E Trade Baby - Funniest ad ever!!! - YouTube
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:24 AM
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Location: Florida
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Fidelity because they have great service at their Investor Centers, nearby my home.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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www.just2trade.com if all you want is low trading fees..it's $2.50 only!!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I've used Ameritrade for 10 years, thus far, good service.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I'm with Fidelity for my trading account.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Scottrade...or Fidelity...

Which of these companies do you like the best and why if I may ask?
I would put this up as a poll but I dont know how..

I am interested in buying some stock, not a whole lot so a friend suggested looking at some of these online companies, any help is appreciated since I dont know anything about it.
We already have a 401K and a couple of IRA's...this would just be something I would like to do in addition to those funds

Thanks for your help!
I have accounts at Fidelity and E*Trade and they're both fine for simple equities trading. I don't have accounts at Ameritrade or Scottrade because I don't like their bond capabilities.

Where are your IRA accounts located (I assume you don't control the location of the 401k account)? Might make sense to consolidate them with the new account you're considering. Note that you can get various bonuses for moving money into brokerage accounts (last time I looked - Fidelity was miles/points or free trades - E*Trade was cash). Robyn
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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E trade has been great. 9.99$ trades
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Scottrade...or Fidelity...

Which of these companies do you like the best and why if I may ask?
I would put this up as a poll but I dont know how..

I am interested in buying some stock, not a whole lot so a friend suggested looking at some of these online companies, any help is appreciated since I dont know anything about it.
We already have a 401K and a couple of IRA's...this would just be something I would like to do in addition to those funds

Thanks for your help!
I have Ameritrade. No complaints, but lately I have neen using Fidelity more, because my 401K is with them, and I like the screens which show the summary of all your investments (401K, IRA, Stocks etc)
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Scottrade...or Fidelity...

Which of these companies do you like the best and why if I may ask?
I would put this up as a poll but I dont know how..

I am interested in buying some stock, not a whole lot so a friend suggested looking at some of these online companies, any help is appreciated since I dont know anything about it.
We already have a 401K and a couple of IRA's...this would just be something I would like to do in addition to those funds

Thanks for your help!
If your doing simple stocks/ETF's/mutual funds and other equities I would recommend Scottrade as its only 7$ a trade and its layout is very good for equities. Compared to TD Ameritrade youll save 295$ per 100 trades or 50 complete transactions.
Now I do agree with someone else though that Scottrade isn't the best for bonds. I don't know about options cause I tend to avoid those kind of investments.
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