Categories: Online Brokerages

There's more to choosing a broker than commissions

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on March 09

I have a short piece in this week's BW magazine comparing the no-commisssion trading offers of Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Zecco.com. It's important to emphasize that stock trading...

Online brokers struggled yesterday, but not E*Trade

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on February 28

(Updated March 2 with Vanguard comment) The good folks at Gomez, Inc., a market research and consulting firm, forwarded some of their data about the performance of online brokerage web...

Will E*Trade kick off a race to offer more foreign trading?

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on February 20

E*Trade announced today that they'd soon let their online customers trade shares directly in six foreign markets at reasonable commission rates (though higher than the rock-bottom rates for trading U.S....

Will Trade for Cash

Posted by: Adrienne Carter on December 21

I'm a buy and hold investor. Although I annually rebalance my 401(k) accounts and tweak my investment choices, I rarely make a move in my taxable account. In fact,...

The Beauty of a Bargain

Posted by: Adrienne Carter on January 23

If I’ve learned nothing else from my mother, it’s how to appreciate a good bargain. Now usually her lessons come in handy for finding a designer handbag for a fraction...

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Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ben Steverman focuses on the latest moves in financial markets and emerging trends in stocks, bonds, and funds, always with an eye toward giving readers a better understanding of the sometimes confusing and often chaotic world of money. Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt will also provide his take on companies’ finances and the markets. Voted one of the “Top 100 Finance Blogs” in 2007.

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