6 of the Best Beginner Brokerage Accounts

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When you're looking to get into investing, opening a brokerage account is the first step — or maybe the second or third, after you’ve done plenty of research — you'll need to take to get started. A brokerage is the company (or, these days, the online platform) that facilitates your trading transactions, particularly buying and selling stocks. Trading stocks that are listed on the major exchanges nearly always requires a brokerage’s oversight, so you’ll need to pick one. And, of course, you’ll want to pick the right one. What’s a beginning investor to do?

Today, there are many great brokerages to choose from. So how do you decide which to go with? We’ve prepped an overview of some of the best brokerage accounts for beginners, all of which you can set up in minutes right from your own computer. As an added bonus, 0% commission trading and no account minimums are perks of all of the brokerages you'll find on the list.