If or when you decide that you would like to manage a portion of your investments directly, knowing where to begin or even what your options are can feel like a daunting task. Like belly button fuzz, choosing an online discount broker is not something many people generally think about unless they have to deal with it. When it comes to actually choosing from a field of over 15 different discount brokerages, many people would rather choose navel gazing than surfing through the dozens of financial information websites as a far less painful exercise.
In this week’s series we’ll take a look at where you can go online to find out about discount brokerages, what points to consider about when choosing the right discount brokerage firm for you, and one of the most important features that most potential customers look at when choosing a discount brokerage – price.
In the meantime, if you haven’t signed up to be a member of Sparx Trading, now would be a great time to do so, as you will have full free access to our brokerage reviews and comparisons (available here ) which we reference in this series. To register for Sparx you can click here .