Investing Basics: Selecting your Broker-Dealer

Before making a securities investment, you must decide which brokerage firm – also referred to as a broker/dealer – and sales representative – also referred to as a stockbroker, account executive, or registered representative – to use.   Before making these decisions you should: Think through your financial goals and objectives.               Talk with potential sales representatives at several firms. Meet them face to face and ask each sales representative about his or her investment […]

Debunking Myths about Investing

There are common myths about investing that can often scare off any investor. Many investors wonder whether or not investing in stocks is worth it, but it is important to keep a realistic view of the stock market as one which can either increase or decrease your net worth. Regardless of the real issues, common myths often arise. Here are five of those myths. Myth #1 – It’s hard to get started in investing. Experts only. One of the biggest […]