Which brokerage do you use?

Discussion in 'Finance, Investing & Economy' started by YankBastard, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. YankBastard

    YankBastard Na Na Na Na NANANANAAA!

    Jun 18, 2005
    Estados Unidos
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thinking about Tradeking as they got great reviews.
  2. Alan S

    Alan S Member

    Jun 1, 2001
    Palo Alto, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Charles Schwab.

    I even recently move my bank account to Charles Schwab bank from Bank of America, since CS wasn't part the of the mortgage lending.
  3. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I think it really depends on what you are looking for, and how active you plan on trading. Id you arent going to be that active, I wouldnt worry about the small discrepancies with commissions.

    Also, do you want to be able to build your own strategies and have a network that offers ideas?

    I think it really just depends on feel, and preferences on features. Try out demos of a bunch of them, IMO.

    Fidelity, TdAmeritrade, Schwab are both well regarded. TdAmeritrade offers a more advanced platform "thinkorswim" that is supposedly pretty good.

    Personally, I trade actively intraday, with custom built strategies. I use an automated strategy that was created with Tradestation, and use a clearing firm that allows alot of intraday leverage. But that isnt what the usual retail investor needs.
  4. Sakuragi

    Sakuragi Member+

    Mar 23, 2005
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
  5. CplDaniel

    CplDaniel Member

    Jul 2, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    TD Ameritrade - very satisfied
  6. lolo23

    lolo23 New Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vanguard, indexing.

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