Chapter 6. Finding a Broker That Fits and Choosing a Service Level

Too many beginning commodity traders focus on trading platforms, margins, and commission when it comes to choosing brokers to service their accounts. Unfortunately, the quality of information provided, such as newsletters and educational material, comes in at a distant third. Worse yet, most traders never even consider inquiring about the hours their broker is available to answer questions, place trades, or provide quotes; further, their ability to do so efficiently and effectively. Believe it or not, these aspects are critical even for those who enter their orders online without the help of a full-service broker.

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