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Elijah

Posted on 10 Apr 2020

Hello, I am 19 years old and just about to start investing. My plan is to buy stocks with 4-5k that I have saved and hold for a term of about 5 years. Which brokerage account is suitable?

Im considering Saxo and poems but im open to other suggestions. Any LaoJiao please help. The inactivity fee of saxo is quite high, and that means im forced to make a transaction with a minimum fee of 15? every quarter. seems a waste to me since i want to hold long term. Not sure about the inactivity fee of poems. the minimum trading fee is quite substantial to me. Wonder if any of yall that started investing with a small amount faced this problem or not. Any advise would help

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Use Interactive Brokers as their commission is the lowest at USD 1. In addition, when you buy or sell options, there is no commission, and when the options are exercised, no commission as well.

They also offer free 1 x withdrawal per month and USD 25 thereafter.

The monthly statements provided by Interactive Brokers are also very useful for tracking your transactions, portfolio growth, dividends received etc. You can even lend out your shares to get paid by short sellers borrowing your shares since you intend to hold them for about 5 years.

I was using TD Ameritrade for many years until I was introduced to Interactive Brokers and have shifted everything over ever since.​​​

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Jesslyn

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Posted on 09 Jan 2021

You can check out td ameritrade. No fees but account opening take very long, my friend say take more than 4 months now. Alternative will be tiger broker, faster process

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I think it depends on which markets you want access to.

If you only need US market access, TD Ameri...

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