Long time watcher, but first post!
I've been looking around for a while, and there seems to be quite a lot of fees involved with trading NYSE listed companies via a broker here, and a bit of hassle trading them via say optionsexpress optionshouse etc.
My current plan was to invest in BRK-B via optionshouse, but then I did a comparison between BRK-B and iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) and there wasn't really much difference.
Is there benefit in going direct to the NYSE with the hassel, fees, exchange rate fees etc, then going with various ETFs?
I know I've listed stocks above, but my comparison is primarily around direct vs ETFs