To be able to buy or sell stocks and shares or any other form of assets, you need to have a broker. The broker will execute your orders to buy or sell with the relevant exchange. However, every broker is different and offers different services for different prices.

When I first started investing, one of the hardest things to get my head around was the brokers.

What is important?
Available assets?
Commissions price?
Data and research?
Customer service quality?
Look and feel of the platform?
Charting software and indicators?

Rightly or wrongly I have ended up having several brokers which I use for different purposes. See below some posts on the brokers and platforms that I use and why I use them. I’m not recommending these over other brokers, just simply sharing what I use, why I use them and what I have found with them.