Jim asked in Business & FinanceInvesting · 6 years ago

What is the best stock trading website for small investors these days?

I want to invest about $4000. I remember Scott Trade and Sharebuilder having low fees, but that was years ago. I don't know what is available these days. I guess trading fees and getting the best prices when buying/selling are the two major considerations. I don't really care about ease of use... I like Yahoo Finance.

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  • 6 years ago
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    it really depends upon what stocks/other you wish to trade- on a largely Western offerings and less foreign stocks,holdings or adrs. If you largely would like to trade major American and european stocks, than sharebuilder can be the site for you. It is 6.95 a trade. Compared to scott trade which is 7 dollars a trade, scott trade offers a array of options in viewing specifics on equities and strange ones of how your platform is performing with lots of ratings for things.

    IMO - rating charts and stars mean nothing without the actual metrics and balance sheets and performance historical records to examine in detail. while I know both offer, data for analysis of a stock or fund- I like that sharebuilder isn't full of alot of flashy screens where you have to figure out what you're looking at and less at what you're looking for. Scottrade is annoying in this respect- but if you costomize the screens or care for that you can keep track of things well enough- and it can be easier a platform to work with than sharebuilders where one has to flip though various screens to look at valuation, returns, growth, etc.

    If you want specific foreign stock check to see if it come up in a seach on sharebuilder- there are plenty not available through them- also there are limited funds available than scottrade.

    Scottrade for foreign holdings and domestic, internationals at 7 a trade or sharebuilder at 6.95 a trade - mainly domestic offerings like PG, GE etc, you will find things like sanfi aventis and british canandian and spanish banks like santander- you won't find things like dubai holdings or kpmg.

    I'd go with scott trade for the platform - despite the price difference, the lag delay in realtime trade execution is annoying on both - and there is always that 2 cent accomidation to the ask buy price to each site behouvement. If you're computer illiterate use sharebuilder- but their options are the worst part of their platform. Always buy and sell with restraints set up!

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

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    The best strategy, if you do have experience type of return on a penny stock, is to sell the stock quickly.

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  • 6 years ago

    Yest thats true, even i was trading with the help of Scott Trade and Sharebuilder.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 6 years ago

    Here is a really good comparison of some of the most popular online brokers: https://www.scottrade.com/online-brokerage/online-...

    It shows a breakdown of all the major fees and minimum investment requirements. If you are interested, if you choose scottrade, use the referral code: LZFO3267 and you will get three free trades.

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  • David
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    Thinkorswim and TDAmeritrade have a lot to offer.

    There are many comparison charts for online brokers, plus look in Barron's or other papers:






    http://simulator.investopedia.com/#axzz1fc83KRM5 (simulator, and finance terms and definitions)




    You can also type in the Search Y! Answers box at the top of this screen for “how to invest,” and get lots of answers.

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  • 6 years ago

    by far, www.aiforecasts.com

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