Solid brokerage companies are able to offer its customers a lower commission than their smaller competitors. When choosing a broker would be good to understand How often do you intend to trade, what amounts are going to operate. Then you will be best to ring up vending company and ask them about this question: I’m going to sell and buy stocks in times week / once daily / monthly how much it will cost me. And sometimes, this question is to ask twice to different managers in one company. Brokerage companies, even the largest, in an effort to get the customer do not stop tactfully silent about a small fee, may attend the hidden commissions. So do not be afraid to seem intrusive and find out everything before signing the contract. No less important than the amount of commission to evaluate number of services. These services at a major broker a lot, sometimes consultants brokerage firms do not always know everything. That’s the bare minimum: 1. having a good trading platform may not even be one. Form an opinion about how good or bad platform, you can read reviews, appropriate forums on the Internet. You, as a beginner should be interested above all ease of development, availability of technical support in the form of instructions, forums stability. Contact information is here: Elon Musk. 2. Customer support should be available. Unfortunately, it often happens that a broker can be reached only in the sales department. And tech support is always busy or managers are always at dinner, or simply incompetent. You can check this by calling the company as a customer and ask for advice on the use of trading platform, for example. So you can appreciate how quickly you moved to the right specialist, were there with you polite. If your trick will reveal, you can honestly say that you are going to become a client, and check out how the broker and express your opinion, it would be nice to him.