stock brokers

Could Your Next Stockbroker Be a Credit Union?

Credit unions, with their favorable interest rates and low fees, can be good alternatives to big commercial banks. But if you're an investor looking for a one-stop shop, you may shun them for their lack of online stock trading services. Well, don't: Many now offer online brokerage accounts, too.

The 'Unlucky' Way to Double Your Investment Returns

What if you could increase your investment returns more than 200% by simply understanding the role of luck versus skill in investing? Several recent studies have shown how, and if ever there was information the securities industry didn't want you to have, this is it.

Why Broker Regulation Matters to Investors

Forget corporate bailouts for a second. The way the government regulates the people who help you manage your money will have a bigger impact on you than any other reform before Congress. At stake are the fees advisers charge as well as whether they have the responsibility to act in your best interest.

Can New Index Beat a Chimp's Stock Picks?

Lusha the Russian chimp's stock picks have outperformed 94% of the country's investment funds. Inspired by Lusha, DailyFinance' Daniel Solin has created a benchmark stock index based on the letters of his last name. We'll track it over time to see if it beats expert brokers and fund managers.

A Broker's Nightmare? An Educated Investor

Want to invest wisely? Understand your goals and determine whether increasing your risk through more aggressive exposure is worth the upside. Advisers will focus on other things like market predictions and stock picking. Why? Because an educated investor wouldn't need them if they concentrated on what matters.