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Advisors and Brokers

When you have a medical problem, you don’t go to a mechanic—you visit your doctor. When you need investment advice or want to purchase or sell stock you want to deal with a professional. So how do you find one?

An investment adviser is an individual or a firm who advises clients about securities to purchase.

  • Purchases may include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or exchange traded funds.
  • Fees paid to investment advisors may very, it could be an hourly fee, a fixed fee, commissions, or a percentage of the assets managed.

A stock broker is a registered professional who makes trades on behalf of their clients in exchange for fees or commissions.