Online stock trading

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    Online stock trading

    In the past, I used Etrade but they were charging me for inactivity. Any opinions on Scottrade or Ameritrade?



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    Re: Online stock trading

    I use ING sharebuilder


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    Re: Online stock trading

    I'm surprised you were charged for inactivity.

    I have a Roth and 401K at E*trade and have never been charged to the best of my knowledge.


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    Re: Online stock trading

    I use tradeking...cheapest fees I could find.



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    Re: Online stock trading

    I like ameritrade. Good tools, fast trades, and they are pretty cheap. Never paid them a cent in account fees, just trade fees, and I do not trade much at all.


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    Re: Online stock trading

    I use Charles Schwab. The fees are 12.95/trade (which is higher than most online brokerages) but they were about the only ones the reinvested dividends without a fee or even reinvested dividends. I have been extremely pleased with their service when I have called. They have answered a lot of questions for me.



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    I'm a big fan of Scottrade. I didn't do so well on my first few investments, and have yet to re-fund the account to a larger amount, but I've used them for two years and have yet to get a non-trade related fee. I also get interest on my balance.



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    Re: Online stock trading

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    I'm surprised you were charged for inactivity.

    I have a Roth and 401K at E*trade and have never been charged to the best of my knowledge.
    Retirement accounts often aren't subject to some of the fees that a taxable account faces.



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    Another vote for Scottrade here.


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    Re: Online stock trading

    Ameritrade here



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    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    I'm surprised you were charged for inactivity.

    I have a Roth and 401K at E*trade and have never been charged to the best of my knowledge.
    E*trade sent me a letter a couple of months ago indicating that they would be begin charging maintenance fees for accounts that did not make a certain number of trades and that did not maintain certain minimum balance. From what I can tell, I meet the requirements, and haven't been charged anything...yet...


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    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    I use ING sharebuilder

    this^^^



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    Ameritrade. They have terrific customer service if you ever need it or have questions about anything. I used Etrade previously.



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    I use Wells Fargo Investments Online. 100 free trades a year but you need to keep a certain account balance.



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    Ameritrade. They love the Cubs.


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