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Understanding Brokerage Firms

Investors have many options when it comes to choosing a brokerage firm and account. Firms range from expensive and heavily involved to more hands-off and affordable. Firms that provide investment consultations, offer advice and handle transactions will typically charge high fees for their services, while low-cost options — such as online accounts — offer only a secure interface in which investors can conduct their own transactions.

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