Talk about your executions! No sooner had E*Trade
FleetBoston had to go. Bank of America
We've come a long way, Fool!
It was tricky for a while there, but a steady flight back into stocks coupled with a growing online populace have discount brokers back in vogue. This is reflected clearly in the stock performance of dot-com specialists like Ameritrade
Our Broker Center has been a key part of our site through it all. We view empowering the individual investor as a worthy cause, and discount brokers play a role. That it's E*Trade going into the index is especially cool. Leading discount broker Charles Schwab
E*Trade promotion to the big index is an endorsement for online brokers everywhere. The thrifty and self-sufficient have been heard.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz has used online discount brokers since 1991. He likes the sector's chances but he does not own shares in any companies mentioned in this story.