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

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Online Brokers

Online brokers offer many of the same services that discount brokers do, though of course without physical offices. Most of the transactions they process come through their website, which may have a variety of options for you to consider. For example, some online brokers offer third-party research or other investment tools, such as portfolio monitors and price alerts if those are important to you.

While some online brokers will process phone orders, that is not their preferred method of communication. If you are comfortable working online and dealing with services over the web, this may not be an issue. However, what happens if you lose your internet connection or you happen to be somewhere your smart phone doesn’t have a signal ...

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