Investing in the stock market can be a great way to achieve financial goals. With stock trading accessible online, without the use of a middle man, the ways to invest have increased greatly over the years as more companies have been formed to accommodate demand.
Scottrade has been operating for over 25 years and is a front runner in stock brokerage companies. Scottrade provides investors with stock trading tools, and trading at $7 per transaction.
Founded in 1973, Charles Schwab has been operating in the investment world for over 35 years. Among services to potential investors are investment guidance and portfolio planning. Since financial advisors are available to customers who prefer a more hands-on approach, the stock trading fee is a little higher at $12.95 per trade to accommodate advisors commission.
E-Trade has been in business for over 25 years. E-Trade offers potential investors access to a selection of diversified and integrated portfolios and charges a low stock transaction fee of $9.95 per trade.
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