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That should be Fool with a capital F! It used to be that you would need to compare fees and such between brokers, but most discount brokers now offer fee-free trading. I have a money market savings account with Capital One (originally it was an ING Orange Direct account) and the bank hasn't harmed me, so that's a positive, but I haven't used their brokerage or other deposit services.

You can find a page comparing a number of Discount Brokers here:

There's also a page on how to size up a broker here:

Don't be taken in by fancy trading platforms, which are designed for active traders. As a long term buy-and-hold investor, focus on features such as ease of use, research resources, fees and availability of support.

Who would encourage you to test drive the investing platforms provided by the brokers to make sure they feel intuitive and meet your needs...


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