The best brokerage firm

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by fogut, May 22, 2008.

  1. fogut


    Which is the best brokerage firm for the combination of day and swing trading ? I am considering the following factors in no particular order :
    1) Commission
    2) Features (Stock charting service, Research sources)
    3) Customer service
    4) Order execution
    5) Overall ease of using the website

    Thanks, in advance.
  2. bstay


    I'll recommend checking out I have used E*TRADE and DatekOnline (now TD but find these web-based brokers impossible to daytrade and commissions are high.

    TradeStation has extensive online video tutorials, and a nice Simulator Mode to participate live in the markets.

  3. Surdo


    If you need extensive hand holding by a live person, I would stay away from TradeStation, you might turn blue waiting for a live person to pick up.
  4. bstay


    just realized he has asked the same question about brokers several times ..... :confused:
  5. check out Noble trading...they say they have a platform for

    both...but whatever you choose make sure you get a direct

    access platform for day trading!. Im sick of some d-bag coming on

    ET and being like oh scottrade or some broker isnt good for day

    trading....YA, cuz they're not a direct access broker!. Well good

  6. Fidelity.

    No waiting, courteus, knowledgeable staff. Good website. The only downside is a half decent day trading platform.