UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (4) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: joelcorley Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 50177  
Subject: Re: Kiplingers broker ratings Date: 4/23/2013 1:29 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 1

You wrote, Here[sic] me out guys. I have a fair idea about the brokers now. But, I don't understand how Fidelity, which is best only for mutual funds, landed at the second stop.

Again, this is a 6-month old thread. If you want to be heard, start a new thread.

BTW, the word here is an adverb that is usually defined as "in or at this place". Using the word here makes your first statement a fragment and nonsensical to boot. The word you wanted was hear, which is a verb that means "to perceive or apprehend by the ear".

As for Fidelity, I'm not sure why you say it's best for mutual funds. However, Fidelity has a very broad range of offerings at competitive pricing and offers some of the best research tools out there. Among other things, their bond / fixed income offerings are first-rate. However, the website can be a pain to navigate.

I have my own reasons for not liking Fidelity though. It's mainly because they make arbitrary decisions to restrict the purchase of securities they deem too risky for their customers. In one particular case they restricted my access to a preferred that they were generally ignorant about; but that I knew a good deal about. (It was a trust preferred and the trust was originally formed by Lehman's. The trust was backed by non-Lehman debt and from my research I knew it would be held separate from the Lehman bankruptcy. But apparently neither the market nor Fidelity understood this.) My current employer uses them for retirement & stock benefits; but I've been reluctant to use for other transactions since this incident.

- Joel
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (4) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


Post of the Day:
Value Hounds

Medallion Financial: TAXI!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.