If you decide to work with a stock broker, here are some traits to watch out for:
- Experience: The longer a stock broker has been working, the more he or she is likely to know about the market.
- Availability: Some stock brokers work full time, and others trade as a side job. Look for someone who is going to be accessible when you need them.
- Helpfulness: If you need help making decisions about your stocks, make sure you find a broker who will provide objective advice.