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To become a better investors, you need to put together a winning team that includes a strong brokerage company in your corner. But how can you pick the right broker for your needs?

In the following video, Fool contributor and personal finance expert Dan Caplinger discusses the things to consider in choosing a broker. With so much riding on your choice, it's important to look beyond stock commissions to get a sense of the true costs that you'll pay for your portfolio. In addition, by evaluating research and other services that each broker offers, you can simplify your own finances by consolidating accounts at one broker if you want.

Commission-free ETFs are a key part of brokers' offerings. To learn more about a few ETFs that have great promise for delivering profits to shareholders, check out The Motley Fool's special free report, "3 ETFs Set to Soar." Just click here to access it now.


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Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on Fool.com. With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

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