Kevin Voigt is a former staff writer for NerdWallet covering investing. He previously was a reporter with The Wall Street Journal and business producer for CNN.com in Hong Kong, where he was based for nearly two decades.
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Best Brokers for Penny Stock Trading
Penny stocks are low-priced securities that trade for less than $5 a share. Not all brokers offer them, and those that do may charge higher fees.
7 Popular Vanguard Index Funds: What They Are and How to Invest
Vanguard index funds kicked off the passive-investing revolution, in which investors try to meet rather than beat market moves for long-term gains.
E*TRADE Core Portfolios Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
E*TRADE's robo-advisor brings low expense ratios and specialty portfolio choices. The platform offers extensive educational tools and financial planning services. It will especially appeal to existing E*TRADE customers.
SoFi Automated Investing Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
SoFi Automated Investing's range of low-cost ETFs and free management make it an attractive option for cost-conscious investors.
Fidelity Investments Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
Fidelity is one of the most well-rounded brokerages available today, with no commissions on stock or ETF trades and a selection of no-expense-ratio index funds suited to both beginner and active investors.
Vanguard Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
Vanguard's low-cost model and large fund selection make the broker a good choice for long-term investors, but the firm lacks the kind of robust trading platform active traders require.
E*TRADE Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
E*TRADE excels even outside of its $0 commissions, with superb educational resources, portfolio-building tools and a large mutual fund selection.
Robinhood vs. Stash: 2023 Comparison
Robinhood offers free trading and appeals more to active investors, while Stash offers far more educational content and the option for a managed portfolio.
Wealthfront vs. Vanguard Personal Advisor Services: Which Is Right for You?
Wealthfront and Vanguard Personal Advisor Services have multiple differences. Perhaps the biggest: Wealthfront is a digital advisor, while Vanguard offers access to human advisors.
Best Online Stock Brokers for Beginners
Our list of the best stock brokers for beginners cuts through the noise and offers a curated selection of brokers with low fees, low account minimums and helpful educational resources.
Best Online Brokers for Stock Trading
In our analysis, 11 online brokers stood out as the best for stock trading due to their low fees, strong trading platforms and quality customer support.
Ally Invest Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
One of the best low-cost brokers, Ally Invest does it all — and it's especially good for active traders.
5 Stock Market Strategies for Beginners
Start by opening an IRA, then expand your investments using index funds and ETFs, and invest no more than 10% of your portfolio in company stocks.
Annuity vs. IRA: Which Is Best for My Retirement?
An IRA is an investment account where you build retirement savings. An annuity is a type of insurance where you pay premiums to get guaranteed returns later.