What's a good site for buying/selling stocks over the web?

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  1. Drew Bethel

    Drew Bethel Screenwriter

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    Looking for something obviously cheap but also reliable. And not daunting for a beginner. The big ones that come to mind are Etrade and Ameritrade. Any experience (good or bad) with these or other sites? Thanks.
     
  2. ben hunt

    ben hunt Stunt Coordinator

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    yeah I work for etrade...
    www.etrade.com
    I work in the banking dept so I can't help you out with stocks.
     
  3. sean_dietz

    sean_dietz Agent

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    I have my online account through Scottrade.
    Min opening w/ $500 and $7 internet trades.
    It has all the realtime quote screens/charts/graphs
    that are typical. Decent research is available.
    Sean
     
  4. Danny R

    Danny R Supporting Actor

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    I've had no problems with Ameritrade. $8 trades that are very fast. I think other brokers have cheaper rates now, but at the time I set it up Ameritrade was cheapest.

    I've sent and received money through them via check and wire, and always the transfers were processed the day they said it would be.

    Regarding stock purchases: I'm loving this down economy. I'm really pumping up my stock purchases now. There are a number of really good companies out there with no debt that are certain to weather an extended down economy. Its like a bargain basement sale for the long term investor. I wouldn't recommend buying now however if you are a short term investor. I have a feeling that more bad news is on the way.
     
  5. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Stunt Coordinator

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    Screw the stock market

     

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