Re: Best Online Stockbroker?

Hara Ra (
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 23:26:23 -0800

There is one use for a stockbroker I don't expect to find online. That's to keep watch on my portfolio regarding the antics of the companies whose stock I own, like tender offers, splits, and just the occasional strange rumor. My broker calls me now and then (about 1-2 times per year) on things like this which don't usually get to me in time otherwise. As a buy and hold kind of person, this is a useful service.

>Does anyone have strong preferences or opinions about online stockbrokers?
>I've gotten far enough ahead to open a brokerage account again, but have
>never dealt with the online variety. I'm more the buy and hold type, so
>absolute rock bottom commission structure is not necessary, if it is
>outweighed by other considerations.
>Steve Van Sickle

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