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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track by Ken Little

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Chapter

9

Getting Started with a Stockbroker

In This Chapter

Learning the three types of stock brokerage firms

Opening a brokerage account

Learning the important stock market orders

Keeping investing expenses low

Having regulators that protect investors

This book is about long-term investing in stocks, not trading stocks on a frequent basis. Still, you will need a stockbroker to execute your orders to buy or sell. Navigating the world of stockbrokers can be confusing. There are several types of stockbrokerage firms offering a variety of services—some provide extensive help and recommendations while others simply process your order with no help or guidance on what you buy or sell. Hybrid companies offer a range of financial and broker ...

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