Originally Posted by persian54
I beg to differ.
If you have 25k in there, you get 30 trades free per month on Merrill Lynch
and after that its only $5 per trade.
Can't really beat that..
It's also an epic waste of money leaving $25k in an account generating essentially 0% interest just to get 30 free trades (~$300 value, giving you a grand 1.2% yearly interest on your deposit).
You're better off finding a higher interest-yielding account or money market fund and making your trades via a 3rd party like ameritrade.