Monthly Archives: January 2011

ING Sharebuilder in retrospect

Online brokerages and trading companies are something that has interested me for some time now. After all, if I am going to avail of the services of a brokerage. Why pay any more than I have to? With ING Sharebuilder, the costs of using an online brokerage drop considerably and it lifts all conventional barriers to investing that some others might consider being in place. The problem with most online brokerages I looked at was the minimum investment. Frankly said it was a stumbling block. I was not willing to put in $500 as a minimum. It’s not that I didn’t have it; I just wasn’t keen to put that much in, to begin with. What if I were buying into a dud?

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