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Old 10-23-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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Who using what and why. or if you know of a better site/way to purchase stocks.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I use Charles Schwab, they have a number of offices if I want to talk with someone in person. The help desks have been good, and trades are only $12.95. I think they have good research on the website as well. Been happy with them for more than 10 years.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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I use and love Scottrade. $7 bucks a trade!
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:58 PM
 
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Who using what and why. or if you know of a better site/way to purchase stocks.
I use Fidelity. I have never had any major issues with them and all the minor ones were promptly and professionally resolved when I brought it to their attention. I also know many people who use Schwab and they all seem happy.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: West, Southwest, East & Northeast
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Multiple accounts with Scottrade for many years.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I use E-trade.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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I've used E-Trade and TD Ameritrade, my favorite hands down is TD Ameritrade. Great customer service, good and free trading tools.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Which is the best if you are working with only $1000? These $13 trades are getting old.

I think that $7 scotttrade thing is if you have bigger money invested?
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: The Pacific NW.
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I think that $7 scotttrade thing is if you have bigger money invested?
No, it's $7 regardless of amount.
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Old 01-10-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Which is the best if you are working with only $1000? These $13 trades are getting old.

I think that $7 scotttrade thing is if you have bigger money invested?
You should not be investing in stock if you only have $1,000.

All of your profit will be eaten by your commission.

Wait until you have 2k.
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