Looking to open a trading account not tied to my current 401k and retirement accounts. No large sums just 5k to start and simply buying company stocks I have an interest in. I only expect to conduct a few trades per month on average.
Keys for me are low trade cost, no account maintenance fees and a good iPhone and/or iPad app for trading. This is the best comparison resource I've found so far Barron's
I'm looking at Scottrade, Etrade and TD Ameritrade...any others? Any to avoid?
Any experience with the iPhone/iPad apps? I can't get a read on who has the best one...
Thanks for the advice.