I have always wanted to buy stocks on-line, but I was just so darn confused as to how to do it.
I initially signed up at another on-line trading service, but after reading the fine print I called up and canceled my account. I looked into my options and found that not only would sharebuilder allow me to buy the stock that I wanted immediately, but I did not have to wait for the funds to clear because sharebuilder is owned by ING & I have an Electric Orange ING checking account.
I purchased the shares first thing Monday morning. It was simple and only cost a flat rate of $9.95. It was so easy and I got so excited that I purchased more stock later that day.
I am excited to be able to play around with the stock market on-line via sharebuilder. I don't admit to knowing very much about buying stocks which is kind of evident in the fact that the stock I selected is getting delisted from NASDAQ next week, but it was a fun experiment and an easy first step into investing.
Better luck next time for me....I hope!