I'm looking to open an online account. Could any of you fine people help direct me to the best online brokerage company? What are some hidden costs involved? Does one open an account with a debit card or is it necessary to mail a check to open the account? I own AGNC through an ira, but would like to open an online account for easier and cheaper trading. Thanks. FOXY.
You can get a 2% cash back credit card at Fidelity and for streaming quotes & charts, Active Trader Pro if you call to get it activated. A launch button then appears on the portfolio summary tab. I like it better than TD Ameritrade's Trade Architect but it does not yet have the real-time CNBC TV window. So until they do, I just run both simultaneously.