If you are relatively new to the stock market, you may already be aware there aren’t many definitive road signs or absolute tips to get you started off in the right direction.
Consequently, newbie investors tend to find themselves in over their head at the beginning of their stock market “adventure,” and may even be scared away by some of the terminology and contradictory recommendations tossed their way from the news, friends, family, and work associates.
Get Some Help
Because it can be challenging to break into the world of stock trading (not necessarily financially, but emotionally), working with a stockbroker or financial advisor can be one of the wisest decisions that you make – particularly in the beginning. A qualified (licensed), professional broker has the experience to patiently communicate the investment “language” and help you make informed decisions.
The Right Broker
While looking for the best stockbroker to help you on your way, there are some preliminary considerations you’ll need to take into account.
Among the most important when choosing a broker is his/her history, how long the individual has been in business, education (and at what college), and specific degrees and certifications.
When you are interviewing potential brokers, ask questions regarding how much time he/she sets aside for clients, how much of a retainer is required, what are the commission rates, and whether this person will be available via the phone, email, or instant messaging when needed.
Chances are you can gain a very good idea of the individual’s communication style before you become a customer. Anyone who, for example, dodges your calls and emails prior to having their hands on your money will almost surely do the same after your money’s in their hands.
Family and Friends
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