Get Started Investing / 1. Broker Basics: Fundamentals of Brokers

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The most common question we are asked is 'what broker should I use?"

So, we've teamed up with Superhero to help answer this question, once and for all!

Broker Basics with Superhero is a 3-part series, with questions crowdsourced from the Equity Mates Community.

We’ll be covering: 

  • Fundamentals of Brokers
  • Choosing the right broker for you
  • Making a trade and managing your portfolio.


This is going to be your one-stop shop for ALL of your broker questions. We’ve brought in an expert from Superhero to help us through it all.

In this episode, we cover:

  • What is a broker and where they fit in the financial landscape
  • How brokers have changed over the years and what options are available today
  • The basics of opening and operating a brokerage account
  • Finish with a chat about how safe brokers are
  • Plus, much more!


Thanks to Superhero for supporting this series. Superhero offers $5 brokerage and $0 brokerage on ETFs.

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