Best online brokers for 2012

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine compares 10 discount brokerages on a half-dozen criteria, weighted to reflect the investors' interests.

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May 15, 2013 6:32PM
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icvector great broker and the reason I like them is there good live support and no deposite bonus.

http://icvector.com/

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Mar 20, 2013 11:28AM
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Hi thanks for sharing this informative and valuable post. To search a best online broker
 is a very difficult task and your post must help us to find a better person.
http://www.utcbroker.com/

 
Dec 19, 2012 10:25AM
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In response to the person who thinks annuities are piecemeal. You might want to read up on Fixed annuities before making a comment like you did.  Social Security is an annuity but fixes annuities from insurance companies are by safer and yield higher returns.  Read first then make comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov 22, 2012 11:48PM
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Schwab does have a live chat. Email and customer service have always been highly rated for me .
Nov 21, 2012 3:39AM
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You  should have included TradeKing, now owned by Zack's. I've had 5 years of good experiences with them., and never a phone wait.
Nov 21, 2012 1:43AM
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LOL..."investors"?!?  Nice try Kiplinger (aka - sell side junk pusher).  Here's a chart of your "retail investors":   (whoops, was I not supposed to expose the truth?  After all, that's not good for suckering the bag holders for bull traps now is it?)

EDIT: MSN DELETED MY CHART LINK.  IT'S ON THE FED RESERVE SITE AND SHOWS MASSIVE RETAIL MUTUAL FUND OUTFLOWS SINCE 2009.

Nov 21, 2012 12:44AM
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Buy and hold gold, silver and other metals. Stay away from the stock market unless you are a pro. The fix is in for the small fry and the uneducated.
Nov 20, 2012 10:38PM
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What a joke. Top ratings about financial people from financial people. Neither has one iota of credibility and an extraordinary level of criminality.
Nov 20, 2012 10:22PM
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I think that Obamacare is a scam. If people think it's for our benefit, they're so naive. It's for the insurance companies to rack up more of our money without giving us services. They couldn't wait to FORCE THE 50% UNINSURED to give them their money. Most of us are uninsured because we pay for the services out of our own pocket when and if we need them. Generally we don't need them because we actually take care of ourselves. The last time I went to a doctor for an illness was NEVER!  I eat right, get plenty of rest, exercise, and take supplements. By the way. The other reason I don't have insurance is because I can't afford it.  Now I'll have to pay a fine, which I can't afford either. The next thing we know, they'll take our homes or throw us in jail if we don't pay. Or like in Russia where they tied up each limb of a man to a horse and had the horses take off, splitting the man in pieces for not paying twelve dollars in taxes. That's where we're headed folks. "May the odds ever be in your favor."
Nov 20, 2012 10:03PM
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Dump It All! 12/12/21 Is A Month Away! Or Short It All! Buy Back Jan 1st!
Nov 20, 2012 9:46PM
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Not a single mention of DRIP investing! Sharebuilder offers it FREE!. If you don't know what it is you need to learn. No; I am not a Cap One/ Sharebuilder employee. As far as all this fluff ie. "Smartphone access/apps" etc; don't want or need it. Sharebuilder offers me all the info I need- online trading at a reasonable price and NO FLUFF! BTW- I do not "Tweety" or "Wastebook"!
Nov 20, 2012 6:02PM
Nov 17, 2012 4:12PM
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I am very surprised that more investors don't take the best and safest route to avoid the mess of the stock market.  For those that want the best of anything buy annuities and do it before Obama goes after that vehicle.
Nov 17, 2012 1:28PM
Nov 17, 2012 7:55AM
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Although there may be many out there to choose from, unless one has hundreds of thousands to invest, they really dont give a crap about the small investors.  I can say this because I have solicited info from two in the  last two weeks and as of yet have not heard back from either.

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