I've been trading stocks for about 20 years, I still remember the days around the millennium when I visited the bank office in person to place a stock buy or sell order.
Not so long away, me too - I was on the searches for the best online discount broker.
My online searches found Degiro and Interactive Brokers.
Back when I was looking to open my account, Interactive Brokers asked for a minimum deposit of USD 10,000, which I didn't have at that moment.
And then a blog reader pointed to the Lynx Broker. Actually, I'm using Lynx Broker to this day. As Lynx Broker is affiliated to Interactive Brokers (they use the same TWS platform) - when friends and family asking for recommendation, I just skip the Lynx part (sorry, for that, this is still great broker platform, just the commission fee for the US securities is a bit high, though are very cheap for European securities) - and point straight to the Interactive Brokers, nowadays you can open an account without a minimum capital, and fees are low (some qualify for free)
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Recently Sebastian contacted me and asked could I give some advice on a platform/broker to use for stock options trading in Georgia
I am French, living also in Georgia.
I am interested in stock option trading as well, I'd like to get started but from Georgia, I haven't found the proper broker for that.
I would be interested to know which platform you use from Georgia and / or your advice on which on to use.
And we could meet one day in Tbilisi, working generally on Terminal coworking space (axis tower near Vake park).
and I shout back:
For options trading, I'm using Dutch Lynx broker (which is a partner of Interactive Brokers).
There is no broker in Georgia I know about offering decent commissions and options trading, the only one I could think about is Galt and Taggart, but not sure they offer options.
Anyhow, as a user of Interactive Brokers I would recommend stick with IBKR.
In case you are looking for a low commission broker - think Interactive Brokers