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To avoid financial problems, it is important to invest savings carefully to increase passive income. Investing in stocks and cryptocurrency wisely can help multiply the savings so that the investor can afford to retire early. For investing in shares, cryptocurrencies or other products, it is necessary to choose the right broker. There are a large number of brokers available, and they differ in the fees which they charge. Some of the factors which traders should consider while choosing an affordable Hong Kong broker are listed. The right broker should be chosen based on traders specific requirements and interests.

Type of brokerage

At present a large number of securities are traded at stock exchanges and other exchanges. The trader should first decide the securities in which he is interested in trading. Most of the traders in Hong Kong are interested in trading stocks listed in the Hong Kong stock exchange. Additionally some traders are also interested in trading United States stocks. In the last decade, trading in cryptocurrencies has also become popular. So while choosing the broker, it is advisable to check if the securities are available for trading, and then choose the right broker. Most traders prefer to have only one broker for all their securities.

Fees charged

Typically a broker will charge a fee for every purchase or sale of security and may also charge an annual fee. Many of the traders have a limited budget, so they wish to reduce the expenses for purchasing and selling shares, to maximize their profit. Some of the brokers are charging zero fees for Hong Kong stock purchases and sales, while a few brokers are also offering free U.S share purchases. In other cases, the fees are clearly specified. The brokerages charging fees may also offer additional facilities, so it is advisable to compare the terms and conditions before taking a decision.

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Deposit

To attract more traders, some of the brokers are not specifying initial deposits while more well established brokers will others will specify a minimum deposit ranging from Hong Kong $1 to $25000. Additionally a few of the brokerages are also offering free shares of reputed US companies like AMD, Qcom, Twitter, Apple to traders who open their account with them. Many of the investors are spending some time researching the company, so the brokerage will often give the traders free access to research data for some time initially as a promotional offer.

Reviews

In addition to fees, it is also important to check the review of the broker before making a decision, especially if the trader is interested in intra-day trading.The share prices often fluctuate during the day, and traders want their order executed at the earliest. If there is a problem with the software or server for the broker, the order will not be executed, which could result in losses. Hence it is advisable to check customer reviews of the broker before selecting a broker for opening the account. In a few cases, the low cost broker may not offer good customer service, so should be avoided.

 

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