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Finding The Right Online Stock Broker

Finding The Right Online Stock Broker

How To Find A Broker That Works For You

The online stock market is a good moneymaking playground to join these days, but oftentimes it may seem all too chaotic and confusing, especially to those who are new to it. With too many options to consider, making decisions about buying and selling shares in this arena can be a challenge. Finding a good online broker to help you make the right choices can just be as difficult.

In choosing an online stock broker, be sure to consider a few of these very important factors that may help you determine whether a broker can truly help you achieve success in trading.


Take note that all brokers charge commission fees for making the actual purchase or sale of shares of stock. This includes the discount online brokers like eTrade, Scottrade, ING Sharebuilder, and others. You will most likely be charged with a commission fee twice – first when you buy a stock, and second when you sell that same stock.

Aside from the commission fee, you will often be required to open a trading account with a minimum initial deposit, and this can range from 0 to around ,000. But if the balance in your account is less than the minimum, then your broker may charge a monthly or quarterly fee that may range from around to or higher per payment.

At the time of this writing I believe ING Sharebuilder is still offering no minimum balance and no incactivity fees either. Some brokerage firms and brokers will charge an incactivity fee for less active trading accounts.


Every online broker has a set of tools and features that will be integrated in your trading account. Some trading accounts may even offer you additional features, but sometimes, these may cost you extra. Find a broker that offers you features that you believe will benefit your trading transactions, as well as your budget.

An application called the streamer, which includes tools for streaming charts, and streaming data should usually be included in your account. This allows you to see behaviors in the stock market, such as the latest real time prices.

There are even streamers that can simplify the process by directly allowing you to buy and sell stocks without having to open other websites. Such features can be very helpful in making trades.


It also wouldn’t hurt if you choose an online broker that is more popular and known. In this way, you would be able to review their performance in the market through checking out reviews and hearing what other people have to say.

There is a huge chance that when a broker has achieved popularity, that it performs quite well in the market. Aside from this, popularity may also indicate experience in trading. Of course, you would certainly prefer to get help from a trader that has sufficient knowledge and experience in the industry.

Remember to first and foremost consider your needs as a trader and whether or not the broker you decide to use will be able to meet these needs. Financial factors, services, knowledge and experience in the online trading market are very vital for you to garner success in this arena.

Choosing a stockbroker for online trading may certainly be difficult and even overwhelming at times. But as long as you take in mind the important factors mentioned above, then you just might be able to find the right broker that can be of valuable help to you.

Here is a list of reputable discount online brokers to help get you started in your search for the online broker that is right for you:

Scottrade –

ING Sharebuilder –

TD Waterhouse –

eTrade –

Ameritrade –

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Michael Budd is webmaster and chief financial officer for Stock Market Bot. Articles, tips, free ebooks and software for investing can be found at

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Finding High Return Investments Before Others Do, Angel Investing

Finding High Return Investments Before Others Do, Angel Investing

Everyone knows that investing in ventures that make one’s money grow is an excellent means of securing one’s future. What escapes many investors is the understanding that powerful opportunities exist online which have the ability to greatly increase returns. Many of which have the ability to greatly outperform investments touted by the big firms.
Knowing they exist but not knowing quite how to find them is the reason for much frustration for investors seeking such opportunities.
However today, it is easier than ever. When you know where to look.

In this Internet age, search engines have been tools utilized to locate all types of information. So I thought, why not use search engines to look for viable investment opportunities as well. I was really surprised at what I found in my exploration of this concept. Sure, I know readers of this article are thinking. The Internet has been used for investment information from the beginning. I know that.

On this journey, however, I avoided searching for the investing related terms millions of other investors search for. I essentially tried to get off of the beaten path. I avoided terms such as; AMERITRADE, Ameritrade, TDAMERITRADE, TD Waterhouse, Online Trading, Online Stock Trading, Online Investing, Online Trading Services, Stock Trading, Buy Stock, Trade Stock, Stocks, Stock Market Trading, Online Trades, Investing, Investment, Investments, Online Investment, Stock Investing, Mutual Funds, IRA, Roth IRA, Online Trading Tools, Option Trading, Broker Services, Online Broker, Online Stock Broker, Online Brokerage, Stock Market, Active Investing, Active Trading, and Online Stock Research.

I attempted to look for those investment opportunities that I knew had to be slipping under investor radar. I searched words like “Invention needs manufacturer”, “invention needs investors”, “Invention needs funds” and “Invention seeks funding”. Initially, I thought it strange that the results I was finding existed on sites like, and a less known website called Thinking that this was too easy, I investigated it further to determine whether this was just some quacks with an “underwater basket weaving gadget” or whether they were legitimate investment opportunities that had merit.

I was actually pleasantly surprised to find that the opportunities were legitimate ventures that if funded and managed well could easily become the next big thing. Two opportunities that really stick out in my opinion are two investment opportunities that I found clearly listed on The inventor makes a compelling case.

Investment Opportunity 1


Investment Opportunity 1 (investment info)


Investment Opportunity 2


There is a diverse assortment of investment opportunities but I chose to highlight these two because they clearly represent an extraordinary range of investment opportunities that exist online.


The name of the investing game is “high returns”. Excellent opportunities exist for those investors that would like to add powerful additions to their portfolios. Angel investors looking for the next big thing need only change the keywords they use to search for it.

The author, Bob Winston, has 15 years business experience and has had the opportunity to use and review multiple online businesses and strategies. You can read more about avoiding the money trap of music downloads at

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