Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 42

Thread: Online brokers

  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 79,328, Level: 87
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 822
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    twojman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Clive
    Posts
    4,482
    Points
    79,328
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 29
    Given: 50

    Online brokers

    So who does everyone use and who do you recommend?

    Right now I am leaning towards Scottrade.com.



  2. #2
    POOTMFS
    Points: 89,451, Level: 93
    Level completed: 6%, Points required for next Level: 1,799
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    7,785
    Points
    89,451
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Online brokers

    Do they accept CF credits?



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 32,778, Level: 55
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 272
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    4VR4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    3,468
    Points
    32,778
    Level
    55
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Online brokers

    I know a lot of people who use Ameritrade.



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 79,328, Level: 87
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 822
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    twojman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Clive
    Posts
    4,482
    Points
    79,328
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 29
    Given: 50

    Re: Online brokers

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderdave View Post
    Do they accept CF credits?

    LMFAO!!



  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 28,247, Level: 51
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 403
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,232
    Points
    28,247
    Level
    51
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Exclamation Re: Online brokers

    I have been happy with Scottrade.com for a couple years now. If I invest in Mutual Funds I typically go straight to Vanguard.com and do it direct. However, I've been only been in money markets and bonds for 6-months now letting everyone else lose their money in the stock market. I'm expecting the market to look attractive again sometime during the 2nd half of 2008.


    King James

  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 33,951, Level: 56
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 299
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    scottie33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    2,557
    Points
    33,951
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 0

    Re: Online brokers

    My uncle struck it rich in the Mutual Funds and is living super wealthy. Safe way to go with he money. Can I ask what Mutual Funds you are investd in?



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 452,757, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,740
    Points
    452,757
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 278
    Given: 39

    Re: Online brokers

    I use Ameritrade, I have used E-trade in the past, but I liked Ameritrade a little better. They had a better no load automatic deposit fund setup for me.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 28,247, Level: 51
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 403
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,232
    Points
    28,247
    Level
    51
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Online brokers

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    My uncle struck it rich in the Mutual Funds and is living super wealthy. Safe way to go with he money. Can I ask what Mutual Funds you are investd in?

    I'm primarily in money markets and bond mutual funds right now. However, I do have a good chunk of money in an Agriculture Mutul Fund and an Ag Exchange Traded Fund as the Ag market should be a bull market for at least 3 - 5 years until we see what happens to Ethanol and if the Emerging 2nd and 3rd world countries continue to demand our commodities. Another place to look into is Energy Mutual Funds (although they exploded in 2007 and probably don't have much steam left for 2008 in my opinion). Funds that invest in Canada are also attractive at the moment. I wouldn't touch domestic stocks for awhile. If you use Yahoo finance ETF or Mutual Fund finder you can look up funds in all the areas I mentioned above.

    Everyone thinks you can't time the market, which in general I agree with. However, there are definate uptrends and downtrends which the average investor like us can take advantage of, as well as industry specific investments. For the average Joe, I'd recommend sticking $X amount a month into a group of mutual funds and leave it alone for 30 years. But, if you like to read up on different industries, study history and recognize trends, there is some money to be made in the world of mutual funds.


    Last edited by jamesfnb; 01-02-2008 at 11:20 PM. Reason: oops
    King James

  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 33,951, Level: 56
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 299
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    scottie33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    2,557
    Points
    33,951
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 0

    Re: Online brokers

    i'm lookin into some low price stocks or maybe even some penny stocks. Anyone got their eye on a couple stocks right now? I was looking at csco, jdsu, and a couple other technology companies.

    Anybody wanna list a couple that they currently have, or are thinking about purchasing stock in?



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 33,951, Level: 56
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 299
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    scottie33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    2,557
    Points
    33,951
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 0

    Re: Online brokers

    I guess thats prolly some confidential information.



  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 452,757, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,740
    Points
    452,757
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 278
    Given: 39

    Re: Online brokers

    Penny stocks or real stocks?

    I do mostly mutual funds and then only buy stocks in companys I personally like. Right now I own Costco and Target as my only two majorly held companies. But with the way my wife shops, I am making most of the money she spends back in dividends.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 33,951, Level: 56
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 299
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    scottie33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    2,557
    Points
    33,951
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 0

    Re: Online brokers

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Penny stocks or real stocks?

    I do mostly mutual funds and then only buy stocks in companys I personally like. Right now I own Costco and Target as my only two majorly held companies. But with the way my wife shops, I am making most of the money she spends back in dividends.
    I hear that's what a lot of people base their stock buying on, whether or not they like to shop there or spend a bunch of money there knowing its going to help their stock.



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 452,757, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,740
    Points
    452,757
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 278
    Given: 39

    Re: Online brokers

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    I hear that's what a lot of people base their stock buying on, whether or not they like to shop there or spend a bunch of money there knowing its going to help their stock.
    All my actual money I want to grow is in mutual funds because lets face it, these guys have forgotten more than I will ever know about it.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 33,951, Level: 56
    Level completed: 76%, Points required for next Level: 299
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    scottie33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    2,557
    Points
    33,951
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 10
    Given: 0

    Re: Online brokers

    Target is damn near their 52 week low, do you look to buy during their 52 week low?



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 452,757, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,740
    Points
    452,757
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 278
    Given: 39

    Re: Online brokers

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    Target is damn near their 52 week low, do you look to buy during their 52 week low?

    That is what I did, but I did it 4 years ago, so they are still twice what they were then. If you believe long term in that company buying at a low point is good.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM