Trey asked in Business & FinanceInvesting · 1 decade ago

My grandpa wants to get into online stock trading,what are soe things he needs to know???

he barely knows anything about computers but is very expirienced in the stock market.What are some good online brokers to use??so far I like the etrade and scottrade.I always see them advertise on T.V. and they look legit.

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  • 1 decade ago
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  • 1 decade ago

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  • trader
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I used to use E-Trade but switched to TD-Ameritrade to get lower transaction fees. I like their trade triggers. I can set the values at night and they will execute per the rules when I am at work. I do not need to be in front of a computer to get the better trade deals. Lots of on-line help is available and the human support is great too. There are many books out there about trading stocks using technical analysis. This takes some time, but is easy to learn. There are also web sites where you can trade with free money so he can apply the techniques. remember that it is easier to loose money in the market than to make money. Additionally, every trader needs to shed the old sayings "buy and hold" and "buy low sell high". He need to learn to invest with the lowest risk of loss and sell to keep losses low. If you follow this, the profits will come. As always with any investing, only invest what you can afford to loose.

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  • 4 years ago

    Zeeco - $0 minimum - $0 commisions Scottrade - $500 minimum - $7 trades. I never used Zeeco. I want to but I just don't know yet. I currently use scottrade.

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  • 3 years ago

    What Are Soe

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  • He needs to know how to use a computer lol

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    he needs to know how much money he can afford to lose.

    remind him of P.T.Barnum's saying about a fool and his money.

    Grandpa needs to hold his money fro real emergencies.

    Source(s): foreclosure server , saw this movie
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