Personal Finance Review: Scottrade

I’ve used Scottrade for several years because of the ease and the $7 trades. I was disappointed this weekend while looking up some simple symbols for stocks. For example, I typed in Lexington Corporate Properties Trust and Scottrade came up with no symbols and worse-no suggestions. This happened a few more time and then I went over to Google finance. I typed in the same words and as I was typing in Lexington-Google was already homing in on the symbol. It was actually very impressive and helpful. Google finance was also very adept at proving symbols for ADR’s-something Scottrade could not even come close to duplicating. Scottrade also does not provide dividend reinvestment-another pain! But they do have those $7 trades and pretty easy to use but their search is for symbols is terrible.

Steve Mertz
Stock Symbol Search Master!

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