Best online stock brokers 2019

  • Hargreaves Lansdown — A FTSE100 company, Hargreaves Lansdown charges a 0.45% fee for the first £250,000 invested, 0.25% for investments between £250,000 and £1 million and 0.1% charge for investment in excess of £1 million. They have access to numerous fund, ETFs and other options.
  • Vanguard Online — charges 0.15% fee, capped at £375 a year. They focus on passive investments, whereas Hargreaves Lansdown have both active and passive investments.
  • Charles Stanley Direct — similar to Hargreaves Lansdown. Charges 0.35% on smaller accounts per year.
  • Interactive Brokers — A cheap option, however they are based in the US, so US estate taxes may apply.
  • Saxo Bank — Cheaper than Internaxx on smaller accounts, but more expensive on larger accounts.
  • Internaxx (formerly TD Direct) — The flat fees are `a killer` on smaller accounts, but a steal on larger accounts.
  • Vanguard Online — Just like the UK, Vanguard have a platform for US residents.
  • Fidelity and TD Ameritrade- two other low cost investment platforms.
  • Living in mainland Europe
  • Degiro fees are low, often less than $1 to trade.
  • Do I always invest when I have money, or try to market time`?
  • Have I ever tried to get rich rich?
  • Did I panic during the last financial crisis, Trump’s election or Brexit?
  • Have I ever stock picked?
  • Have I read investment books on subjects like index funds?
  • Do I always read the financial media and panic?
  • Do I know that nobody can predict markets, stock price direction and so on?

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