When someone starts trading, investing, or both, one of the most important and yet least focused on part of the process is finding the right broker to handle their trades. The chances of you finding a broker correct for your trading and investing is high. There are many brokers that cater to all styles of trading and investing.
Topics to think about when choosing a broker include but are not limited to price per trade, transaction speed, access to different markets, accessibility to human brokers, account limits, fee structures, and other issues that pertain to you. You should first have an answer to all of these questions before choosing a broker.
As an example, Sell The Call and Trading Futures ETF Options accounts have found that Optionsxpress is best for their trading.
Make sure and take the time to research which broker is best for your situation. Beware of deals from brokers. Sometimes getting the immediate financial benefit is not worth the long term cost. Choosing a broker not suited to your needs can and will hurt your trading performance in the end. Choosing the proper broker will at least not hurt your results and could possibly enhance your results.