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stockforfun
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Has anyone known who is the best broker who can save you money for broker fee ?

I am using Scottrade . I trade everyday and it cost me from $40 to $60 per day, 5 days per week. I paid $ 300/ week for broker fee. I think it is high for penny trading.

Has anyone known the broker who charge broker fee by monthly or yearly?

Thank you for your help .

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I got choicetrade. Its a flat 5 dollar commision fee. I actually now pay 6 dollars because I got a quotetracker setup with choicetrade so I can watch streaming quotes on the same window I make my trades. I can drag any company that is streaming into my buy or sell area which is nice. I highly recomend paying the extra dollar. My trade executions are much easier since I dont have to go from one window to another. Also it allows you to trade pre and post market which is nice. Some states dont get choictrade though but Ca does. What I think is funny about choicetrade is that everytime I call it is always the same guy who answers the phone. How can he possibly answer all those calls? Choicetrade must be very small I guess.
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I guess it depends on the level of service.

Choicetrade is one of the cheapest and many people like it. But if you want any additional services you will pay for it. Its a stripped down self service brokerage. I know some that had to pull certs and they were charged $50 plus the $16.50 TA charge. Not that you may ever need any of this just an example.

Ameritrade and E-trade are pretty close to the same and if you are an active trader (30 trades a quarter, a buy is a trade and a sell is another trade) you can get a lot of extras free like level II and realtime streaming news and many other servcice. The active trade accounts are Ameritrade Apex and E-trade Pro. Trades are 10.99 and 9.99 respectively.

TradingDirect is 9.95, don't know much about them but I heard they aren't the best for penny trading. Don't know that for sure.

Lowtrades is a lot like choice trades. Cheap but no frills with the same problems as choicetrades.

mytradz.com is 7.95 pre trade. Don't know much about them but have heard a few complaints

Izone is $5 trade and is a no frills service offered by Ameritrade. No phone support, everything has to be done online.

TDW is now apart of Ameritrade now.

Well I hope this helps a little. Just add .com and you can research them for yourself

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I use choicetrade.com - so far so good.

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What is a level II?
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you can see what MM's are posting for Bid/Ask & Lot sizes...helps you decide which way to "bet"

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If your going to play the market in short term, either by swing trades or daytrading then level II is a absolute must. You can never tell when to sell without it during a run. It makes the difference between making money sometimes and holding it to long and losing it. It can also show when to sell because its dropping. Here is a delayed one that Allstocks offers. Just click on depth/LII to see what level II looks like. Just remember this one is 15 minutes behind and isn't a great help in a run situation. Only realtime Level II will help there.

http://www.allstocks.com/level2quotesotcbb.html


You really should look at it when the market is open. so you can see how MM's will line up on one side or the other. But you can type in like GZFX and it will show the last screen shot Friday before close.

[ November 26, 2005, 00:31: Message edited by: Ric ]

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SCOTTRADE!!

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We have been using Scottrade for a few months now ($7 trades for regular stocks plus a 1/2% add-on for OTC stocks). Recently we switched over to MB Trading, which has "regular" stocks at $0.01 for the first 500, $0.005 after that, and $8.95 commissions for any OTC stocks (any qty).

Quick comparison :
Type........Qty.......Scottrade....MBT
Regular.....200........$7..........$2
Regular.....500........$7..........$5
Regular.....1,000......$7..........$7.50
OTC........10,000......$7.50.......$8.95
OTC.......100,000......$12.........$8.95
(OTC rates based on share price of $0.01)

So it depends on what types of stocks and how many you trade as to which broker would suit you better.

Cheers,
Mike

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I'll stick to Choicetrade... no hidden or unecessary fee's... all other things can be found for free on the Net...

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