How to Begin: Who to Choose for a Retail Broker?

Posted on Jun 4 2015 - 4:00pm by Sharpe Trade

We began our How to Begin series with this article.

The “How to Begin” playlist on YouTube can be found at this link.

We continue on from our last post on this topic that you can find here

When examining a broker or service to begin placing paper-trades, the next very logical and natural question is:  “Well, who should I choose for a retail broker?  Who is the ‘best’ broker?

We’d discuss that topic, which includes trading styles, different brokers, the changing nature of the brokerage business, high-frequency trading, and commissions … in the following “How to Begin” video …

(After the following video, we continue the series of ‘How to Begin’ in this next entry .…)

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. NewLife June 4, 2015 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    What a coincidence. Just a few hours ago I opened a new account and transferred the majority of my positions and cash.

    I felt I needed lower commissions, but also need decent charts, and someone suggested I use Think Or Swim for charting, the free etf’s etc, and Interactive Brokers for short term trades since the per-share commissions cost less for small positions. Having both works well for the charts too since Interactive Brokers has, in my limited experience, the worst platform possible. Even worse charts than Forex on Oanda, and that’s saying a lot.

    • Dan Shy June 4, 2015 at 6:14 pm - Reply

      Heyya mate,

      Talk about synchronicity. 🙂 Yeah … I forgot to mention Interactive Brokers. Their commissions can’t be beat. But that platform. It seriously looks like something that was designed for an Atari 2600 game. If that.

      It’s just …

      Awful …


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