When you invest in a stock, you become one of the owners of a corporation. Stocks represent ownership shares, also known as equity shares. Whether you make or lose money on a stock depends on the success or failure of the company, which type of stock you own, and what’s going on in the stock market overall and other factors. Stocks and stock mutual funds often can be an important component of a diversified investment portfolio. Learn more about different types of stocks and how to assess whether a given stock is right for you.

Our equity trading desk has arrangements with member firms of all exchanges to ensure timely and favorable executions in listed stock. Our customer’s orders are routed to the exchange or dealer where the best execution can occur as determined by the national best bid and offer. We are constantly advancing our technological systems to provide our customers with the best service and prices. We strive to participate in the type of initial public offerings, (IPO’s) that interest out clients.

For more information on stocks:  http://www.finra.org/investors/stocks and   http://finra-markets.morningstar.com/MarketData/EquityOptions/default.jsp