How Brokers are Rated

The Top5Stockbrokers team analyse and rigorously review brokers in the industry so you don’t have to. The team evaluate a list of no less than 57 items but some key points include:

  • Quality of Customer Service – Do they have an easy to use Help section? Do they have easy to find contact information? Is the information clear, including hours of operation, country codes etc.? Do they offer a variety of customer support methods – e.g. Email, Phone, Chat, Mail? Are they quick to respond? Do they offer good service? Are they polite? Are they knowledgeable?
  • Ease of use and User Interface – Websites are defined by their interface; it’s what makes them attractive to use, and it’s no different within the investment sector. Finding a site that looks good and is easy to use is crucial for a positive investment experience.
  • Cashier – Is there a good selection of banking methods? Is the site secure? Is it easy to deposit funds? Are withdrawals processed quickly? Start to finish, is it an easy and quick process?

Plus many many more…

5 Interesting Stock Market Facts

  1. The term blue chip is a prestigious nickname reserved for companies that trade high on the stock market and are nationally known, the name comes from the highest value poker chip, which is blue.
  2. One share entitles the owner of that share to literally a share in the ownership of the company.
  3. Amazon reached nearly a 100% gain at it’s highest point in 2018, finishing the year 49% up!
  4. The start of every trading day on the New York Stock Exchange starts with the ringing of an actual bell at 9:30, this has been happening since 1903.
  5. In 1972, a meeting of 24 of the largest merchants resulted in the creation of the market, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). They would meet outside on Wall Street to trade stocks.