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    stocks help!!

    im tryin to invest in some stocks.. but im not sure what website i should use.. anyone have any input on it?


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    Re: stocks help!!

    I like Scottrade. The trades are cheap, and I like the layout. I've lost my *** doing that, but the website is nice



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    Re: stocks help!!

    Unless you are able to create a diversified group of stock purchases of at least 20 companies, you are setting yor self up for some pretty high risk. If you can't get +20 stocks then you should probably got the mutual fund route. Boring, yes...less potential bang, yes..., much less risk/reward, yes...


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    Quote Originally Posted by cdekovic View Post
    Unless you are able to create a diversified group of stock purchases of at least 20 companies, you are setting yor self up for some pretty high risk. If you can't get +20 stocks then you should probably got the mutual fund route. Boring, yes...less potential bang, yes..., much less risk/reward, yes...
    Depends......isn't that what 401K's are for? I went in with $500 and a "it's better than taking it to Prairie Meadows" attitude. I went for the big bang, and invested in experimental drug companies. Obviously you can tell from my above post that it is high risk/ high reward, but that was my intention going in.



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    Re: stocks help!!

    im looking at spendin around 250 in stocks.. one of the stocks would be around 300 shares


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: stocks help!!

    but thats not sayin i will spend more


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    It all Depends on Your Purpose

    If you are asking about online brokerage website- I use Schwab & Fidelity. With trades at under $15 with most websites- cost is the least of the issues.

    I would visit different websites to see what type of content they provide. Most sites like Schwab & Fidelity provide thousands of no-load mutual funds to choose. They also have stock screeners that you can set criteria and identify potential stocks you would be interested.

    My dad got me turned on to Value Line. Their website offers free company analyses on DOW stocks & many libraries will have the printed book of all companies they analyze- well into the thousands.

    A poster above mentioned mutual funds to stay diversified- I would also add ETF's (exchange traded funds). The longer I invest the more convinced I am becoming that most managers of actively managed mutual funds are doing no better than index funds. With mutual funds I would definitely check out the fund managers length of service in managing the fund & their recent track record.

    What you plan on doing with the money will dictate the types of investment vehicles you choose & the riskiness.


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    Re: stocks help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    im looking at spendin around 250 in stocks.. one of the stocks would be around 300 shares
    You're going to spend $250 to buy 300 shares of stock?



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    Re: stocks help!!

    no... its only going to cost about 70bucks for 300 shares..but im looking at about 5 different stocks altogether


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: stocks help!!

    Scottrade, Valueline, Ameritrade. Why spend $70 bucks for trade when you can spend $10-15 unless you are trying to buy access to their moribund datatbase of inside info.

    AVOID eTRADE - THEY HAVE $$$ PROBLEMS and may go down the tubes.


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    Re: stocks help!!

    a guy here said buyandhold.com does anyone know anything about it?


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

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    Re: stocks help!!

    You're buying stock that is selling for 20 cents/share? Prepare to lose all your money. There is usually a valid reason that stocks trade at levels like that, they are about to go bankrupt or they are scams. But $700 might be a cheap education about that realm. Good luck.

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoore_23 View Post
    no... its only going to cost about 70bucks for 300 shares..but im looking at about 5 different stocks altogether


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    Re: stocks help!!

    i use TD Ameritrade with a portion of my 401K and it is easy to use, fairly inexpensive and has research.



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    Re: stocks help!!

    Make sure that whoever you use they don't have a policy of charging you if you don't trade enough in a given year. Etrade did this to me so I dumped them. I'm glad to see them go under.



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