Which broker for most secure cash-only long-term investing & worldwide access?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by Ghost of Cutten, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Ok let's say for just a long-term investing account, no margin, and definitely not holding stock in "street name", but instead directly owned under the customer's name, which brokers are best for this and offer the most worldwide access?

    I'm basically looking for a firm that does plain vanilla stuff only, no margin accounts, mom & pop investors galore, very unlikely to go broke, but which covers as many stock markets worldwide as possible. Also a major bonus if they offer brokerage for bonds. Cost is an issue but not critical, as long as it's not a ripoff.
  2. If you really want mom & pop, take a look at http://www.raymondjames.com/ and http://www.edwardjones.com/