As a newbie I'm looking for a broker. I'm with Commsec at the moment but am looking for other suggestions.
Here's what springs to mind that I need - any suggestions for additional criteria? I aspire to end-of-day trading eventually so the more features the better:
* straight-through processing
* ability to place stops - as many types as possible - and to adjust the stops
* really good charting - I see Etrade & Commsec have "Pro" packages, are they good or need more?
* some sort of paper trading would be good
* portfolio management
Of course, I don't want to pay anything for it!
That's all so far. Suggestions/constructive comments appreciated!