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Online Brokerage Fee Schedule Analysis — Made Easy!

<center>A brokerage firm can bleed you dry with fees if you aren't careful! (Complete photo credits are located at the bottom of this page.)</center>
A brokerage firm can bleed you dry with fees if you aren’t careful! (Complete photo credits are located at the bottom of this page.)

Welcome to the second installment of Earl’s step-by-step guide to selecting an online brokerage firm!  In this article, we’ll discuss the methods that online discount brokers employ to wrestle your hard earned money from you, wax philosophical about the relationship between brokerage firms and personal investors, and learn a handy little procedure for determining which firms offer the most cost-efficient services according to your personal investment strategy.  Moreover, I have constructed a table of values for your convenience, which includes some top online brokerage fee comparisons, located at the end of the page. (Isn’t that just swell?)

Right, then!  Let’s get to it:

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