Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured, Posts |

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By Jason Zweig and Anne Tergesen | Jan. 10, 2018 12:08 p.m. ET




Investors who seek advice from discount brokerage firms might assume the counsel they get is impartial, given how these firms have rejected the old Wall Street model of working on commissions.

In fact, advisers at some of the biggest discount brokerage firms make more money if they steer clients toward more-expensive products, according to disclosures from the firms and people who used to work at them. That means customers could end up with investment products and services that are costlier than they need….




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The Wall Street Journal,








Other resources:


Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor




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