OptionsHouse Rates Going Up!

Et Tu OptionsHouse?

For anyone new to investing I always recommended OptionsHouse for their quick trade executions and and their low trade commissions. Having used ShareBuilder, Scottrade, Vangaurd, Fidelity, WellsTrade, OptionsHouse and Zecco, I found OptionsHouse a better choice for a frugal investor. Zecco seemed like a good option when they were offering 10 free trades a month […]

January 11, 2011 17
BPT BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty 1 Year Performance Chart MoneyCone-1

Unconventional Income From Uncommon Stocks – Royalty Trusts

This is part I of the series, Unconventional Income From Uncommon Stocks. The series is meant to be an absolute beginner’s introduction to uncommon stocks. The focus of this post is on Royalty Trusts. Investing For Income The national average for interest on your savings account is about 0.17%. How would you like to get […]

December 26, 2010 27
WellsTrade ACAT fees

HOWTO Transfer Out Of WellsTrade Without ACAT Fees

ACAT fees are fees you pay when you switch brokers to transfer your assets from one broker to another. Some brokers, to get your business, will reimburse ACAT fees to a certain extent – usually $50 or $75 and most ACAT fees are in that range…except one. WellsTrade. WellsTrade has one one the highest ACAT […]

December 20, 2010 13
Buy Visa and Mastercard now?

Visa And MasterCard Plunge 10% On Debit Card Fee Cap

Late afternoon yesterday, both Visa and Mastercard, two of the world’s largest payment networks, plunged more than 10% on the proposed debit card interchange fee cap. Visa, which was trading at over $79.16, fell to $67.19 and MasterCard fell to $223.49 from a high of $253.35. So what is an Interchange fee? Say you shop […]

December 17, 2010 10

Switching brokers? What you need to know to avoid getting hit with fees!

So you’ve been thinking of switching your online broker. But how does this work? What happens to the stocks you hold? Do you have to sell and re-purchase them? Are there fees involved? Taxes? How to transfer stocks from one broker to another? If you’ve never switched a broker before, fear not. It isn’t that […]

July 5, 2010 5

Banc of America Brokerage…Brought to you by Carl’s Jr?!

Banc of America recently started offering 30 free trades per month for certain class of investors. I was going through the site… here, take a look! I can understand if Merrill Lynch was a separate entity. Merrill Lynch is a owned by Bank of America. Do they have to say ‘Powered by Merrill Lynch’ after […]

June 19, 2010 3
A review of wells trade 2011

What I love about WellsTrade

I recently signed up for WellsTrade with PMA checking. If you have more than 25K, I think the deal Wells Trade offers is hard to beat. Here’s a short list of things I like: Instant money transfers When I was Fidelity, before I could make a trade, I have to initiate a money transfer, wait […]

June 4, 2010 6

One portfolio manager to rule them all!

If you have multiple brokerages, the most frustrating part is that you don’t have a consolidated view of all your holdings.  Of course you could use a service like Yahoo Finance or Google’s portfolio, but then you have to manually enter everything.  No free service exists that can pull information from other brokers and present […]

June 3, 2010 6

How you can profit from this market crash

On thursday by 2.48 pm, Dow had dropped 998 points, its largest intraday drop in history! No one knows what caused it. Was it a computer glitch? Human error? Goldman Sachs? While they are still figuring out who is to blame, the investors got spooked. The Dow recovered briefly but the next day witnessed a […]

May 8, 2010 15
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