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Direct Stock Purchase Plan (DSPP) Review

I bought a lot of individual stocks in recent years in my brokerage accounts, mostly with Scottrade. In addition to stocks purchased here and there though some of the widely used online stock brokerage firms, I also added two stocks, ExxonMobile (NYSE:XOM) and Boston Properties (NYSE:BXP), to my regular purchase list, all through Direct Stock […]

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Scottrade Flexible Dividend Reinvestment Program Review

This time last year, I wrote that Scottrade, a discount online stock brokerage that I have been using since 2001, was about to launch its own free dividend reinvestment program. I was really excited when I first heard that the program might be available in the fall of 2012 because that’s what I have been […]

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Stocks Transfer from Scottrade to TradeKing Completed

Partially. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that Scottrade, my long-time stock broker is about to launch its own flexible dividend reinvestment program, which the brokerage firm says will be different from the traditional dividend reinvestment program (DRIP) that automatically reinvest dividends after they have been received without investors’ intervention. In fact, none of […]

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Free Google Nexus Tablet from OptionsHouse

Online discount broker OptionsHouse is currently running a promotion which will give away Google Nexus Tablet for free to new customers when certain conditions are met. In order to get the free Google Nexus Tablet, you will need to satisfy the following requirements: Open an OptionsHouse brokerage account using promo code FIRE during the promotional […]

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Scottrade Bank Review: Best Discount Broker with Bank Account

I have been a Scottrade customer for years and whenever I need to add fund to my brokerage account, I use an external bank account linked to the Scottrade brokerage account to transfer money before buying stocks (see my post on how to fund Scottrade brokerage account). It is quite convenient actually, though the system […]

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Charles Schwab Launches ETF OneSource, Offering 105 Commission Free ETFs

It looks like buying ETFs without commission is getting a lot easier these days. Late last week, Charles Schwab, the brokerage firm that introduced no-transaction fee mutual fund supermarket 20 years ago, announced the creation of the equivlant of ETF supermarket, called Schwab ETF OneSource. The online ETF trading platform allows Schwab customers to buy […]

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Move Brokerage Account from Scottrade to TradeKing?

No, I haven’t done anything yet, but I am seriously considering making the move. I have been a loyal Scottrade customer for more than a decade. In the past, I have said plenty of good things about the broker here, such as its customer service, trading platform, and the instant deposit feature that lets me […]

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Open Vanguard Brokerage Account

Do you have a regular, non-retirement brokerage account with Vanguard? If you do, do yo still remember the account opening process? I just opened my first Vanguard non-retirement brokerage account and I found the whole process wasn’t straightforward and the experience wasn’t a pleasant one. Yes, I have been a vanguard customer for more than […]

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