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TD Ameritrade gives the average investor the best stock trading value for the money. They have a competitive flat-rate fee for trading stocks, and the website is very easy to navigate. You also get free access to streaming quotes, 3rd party analysis, 24/7 account support, and free access to knowledgeable trading specialists.

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Trade Station has an impressive history, a strong trading platform, and a wide range of trading services. This company is geared more for the active investor, with affordable per-trade charges especially for those that trade at least 10 times a month. Their website is easy to use, and setting up an account is a smooth process. Trade Station makes a great choice for those investors that regularly trade shares every month.

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Scottrade is a well-known online stock broker currently servicing a large number of online investors. We like the customer service team and the low flat rate fee structure they offer. Although they require a minimum deposit, we feel it's manageable for most investors.

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While Options Xpress is an expert with options trading, you can also trade stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETF's as well. And with no minimum deposit, getting started is easy.

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Charles Schwab is a full service online stock broker that should be able to meet almost all your investment needs - but it comes at a price. A stock trade is nearly three times that of our highest rated online stock broker. Also, the minimum deposit to begin trading is $2,500.

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Sogo Trade is a low budget online stock broker with average performance. The website is generally easy to navigate and more than we expected but the investment tools they provide are limited and have room for improvement.

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Sure Trader's reputation of questionable customer service pushes them towards the bottom of our list. Their services are limited to equities, options and ETF's and the website provides no helpful research tools or company analysis information.

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Options House has been in business for just a few years and has had some success, but they're limited in both customer service and security types offered.

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Online Stock Brokers

Recently many people have run from the stock market licking their wounds and panicked by the size of their retirement plan. But at the same time, many others are cashing in on some great opportunities. For those looking to buy and sell stocks, without significant expense, online stock brokers can be the ultimate answer.

Besides significant cost savings, another great advantage to executing your own transactions is that you can avoid the time and energy necessary to deal with "professional" stock brokers. Many of these individuals try to convince you to buy or sell stocks, because they earn a commission every time you make a transaction. With online stock brokers, you never have to talk to any salesmen.

There are many online stock brokers to choose from. However, before buying your piece of Microsoft or IBM you should consider a number of key factors. Some of these include:

  • Fees. Does the online stock broker charge a flat fee or a percentage of the total amount purchased What's it going to cost to sell the shares when the time comes
  • Information. Getting quick and informative stock information is imperative for those searching for the right pick. What information does the online stock broker provide for free
  • Customer Service. How do people feel about the service they are getting Is the online stock broker timely and helpful when you're in need of their assistance has reviewed and ranked the best online stock brokers available today. We hope this information helps you choose your next online stock broker!

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End of an era as Hong Kong stock trading floor set to close

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall. The bourse's operator, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, says it will close the trading hall by the end ...

Published:  Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:15:00 GMT

A Stock Market Panic Like 1987 Could Happen Again

Portfolio insurance was often described as a form of program trading: It would cause the automatic selling of stock futures when prices fell and, indirectly, set off the selling of stocks themselves. That would protect the seller but exacerbate the price ...

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:25:00 GMT

3 Signs You Should Sell This 17-Bagger Stock

The result: The stock price grew much faster than might be expected or warranted. Consider that the stock is currently trading at an astounding 3.2 times sales and 6.7 times book value. That's not unheard of for a high-growth stock, especially one that was ...

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:12:00 GMT

Why General Electric Stock Dropped, Then Bounced Back, on Friday

So why did all of the above leave GE stock trading higher at day's end Friday than it closed at before the bad news broke I guess it's possible investors had thought the news would have been even worse...but I don't really see how that could have been ...

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:17:00 GMT

Wall Street pros recall "˜sheer panic' of October 1987 stock-market crash

The October 1987 stock-market crash that holds the record for the deepest one-day percentage drop still evokes memories of its carnage 30 years later. The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.20% plunged into a bear market in a lone trading session on Oct. 19 that year ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:06:00 GMT

MARKET SNAPSHOT: What Could Derail The Stock-market Rally Watch Profit Margins

The U.S. stock market feels as though it is made out of Teflon ... Friday closed at a record for the 49th time this year at 2,575.21, has sailed through 350 trading days without a 3% pullback, rising weeks and months on end to a 15% gain since the start ...

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 04:09:00 GMT

Black Monday 1987: Memories of the stock market's worst day

More: Dow tops 23,000 for first time as stock market rally gains speed Then just eight years ... system used to broadcast market updates to the firm's thousands of brokers. I had been very bullish ... since the market bottom in 1982, so it was like ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:00:00 GMT

John Arnold: Market too complex for any one person to predict

Algorithmic trading has "definitely damped volatility ... The billionaire investor said he is not able to predict the direction of the general stock market, interest rates or currencies. The market "systems are so complex that they overwhelm the ability ...

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:06:00 GMT

Wall Street Now and Then, the Stock Market Crash of 1987

Cars no longer drive up and down the streets of Wall and Broad, at least not around the NEw York Stock Exchange, JPMorgan Chase & Co ... way but in the metaphorical sense, as well, as new trading technologies and fail-safes presented themselves.

Published:  Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:10:00 GMT

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