You get what you pay for. Professional NASDAQ market makers often provide incentives to discount brokers for order flow. That means most of us may not get the best deal on a stock's price, even if the trading commission is dirt cheap. Stock market success comes with a price. Besides, most online investors are better off sitting on their choices, not playing internet roulette.
Thom Calandra on Marketwatch Weekend (10/10/99)I've come to the conclusion that using a financial professional to help you invest is like getting open-heart surgery from a starving lion . . . Is it easier for an investor to pick one good mutual fund out of 7,000 choices than one good stock out of 10,000 choices?
Scott Adams in Unleashed Greed $$ from Barron's (10/11/99)
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