By Michael N., Branch Manager and Guest Blogger
Last month I went to The MoneyShow event in San Francisco to work at our Scottrade booth. If you’ve never attended, the three-day event is jammed-packed with sessions on just about any investing topic from stocks and mutual funds, to buy-and-hold strategies. The event also gives participants the opportunity to check out the types of trading tools and resources financial service companies provide.
We had hundreds of people visit our booth each day to learn more about Scottrade and what we offer. Here are some of the top questions they asked at the event:
Q. How are Scottrade’s trading tools unique?
A. No matter your skill level you’ll find our trading tools easy to use, informative and customizable. We have everything you need to help you invest and trade on your own, from stock screeners to comprehensive research and analysis tools. But, in my opinion what truly makes our trading tools unique is that they are born from client feedback. Listening to what our clients want and incorporating their suggestions, allows us to deliver better trading experiences and tools.
Q. What kind of education does Scottrade have and how much does it cost?
A. We provide numerous ways for you to learn how to trade and invest on your own, and it’s all free. You can learn at your pace, your own way, either online or in-person. Through our Knowledge Center, on-demand videos, webinars and local branch seminars you can learn everything from the how-to basics to technical analysis and options trading.
Q. Does Scottrade have a branch in my area?
A. We have more than 500 branch offices nationwide, with friendly and knowledgeable stockbrokers who can help you open an account or learn more about our online trading tools and services. To find out if there is a branch near you, simply call 800-619-7283 and your call will be automatically routed to your nearest office or visit the Scottrade branch locator.
Q. What sets Scottrade apart from its competitors?
A. Many people know us for our low commissions and straightforward fees, but if you ask our clients, they will often tell you that our personal service is what truly sets us apart. My clients appreciate when I take the time to answer their questions or call to let them know about new features, educational opportunities or special offers. Having that level of service, along with great value makes a difference, and we do it because we care about doing what’s right for our clients. Find out for yourself how we stack up to our competitors by reviewing our comparison of brokers.
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Michael N. has been with Scottrade since January 2007 and is the branch manager in Union City, Calif.