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Baidu.com to Conduct 10:1 Forward Stock Split

I usually don’t buy stocks that cost a lot of money to get a share, those priced in hundreds of dollars, because I always like to own more shares. In late 2008 and early 2009, I bought probably a few thousands of shares of stocks when they were really, really cheap. However, among dozens of […]

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Vanguard Now Offers Commission Free Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard, the mutual fund giant, has followed the lead of Charles Schwab and Fidelity to reduce trading cost for its customers and offer commission free trade of its own ETFs. Early this year, both Charles Schwab and Fidelity announced plans to lower equity trade commissions with Fidelity going a little bit further to offer customers […]

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Withdraw Money from Brokerage Account

Early this week, I mentioned in one of my posts that I am in the process of transferring money out of Scottrade account. Since it’s the first time for me to withdraw money, I had to set up checking writing and apply for a Visa check card so I can use them whenever I want […]

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How To Withdraw Money From Scottrade Account

I just realized that I have never taken any money out of my Scottrade account, in nearly 9 years since becoming a customer in 2001. All I did in the past was adding more and more funds into the account and buying more and more stocks. As I mentioned before Scottrade is my primary stock […]

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Invest in Platinum with ETF Platinum Trust

More than two years ago, I had a post on why there’s no exchange-traded fund (ETF) for Platinum when the price of the metal was soaring. Back then, the explanation¬†was, the scarceness of platinum made it difficult to form a GLD (SPDR Gold Trust)¬†like fund that’s backed by the physical metal without driving up the […]

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Trading Stocks on the Go

I don’t trade a lot, but there were occasions in the past when I did want to make a trade, the work environment either prohibited me from trading right away or made it inconvenient to do so. In those cases, it would be nice if I could trade without relying on the internet at work […]

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TradeKing Introduced Strategy Builder Stock Screening Tool

Online discount broker TradeKing recently introduced to its customers a new stock screener, called Strategy Builder, provided by Recognia. If you are already using TradeKing, you can find the new Strategy Builder in your account under Tools. Since Strategy Builder is a stock screening tool, what it does is help investors identify which stocks to […]

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optionsXpress 5 Free Trades for a New IRA Account

Here’s another broker promotion for new IRA account. Online broker optionsXpress is offering 5 commission free trades for a new IRA or rollover IRA account. Eligible IRA accounts include Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, Rollover IRA, and SEP-IRA. If you open an account with optionsXpress before April 15th, 2010, which is the tax deadline, with at […]

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