J.P. Morgan Self-Directed Investing
Basic data of broker
Recommended for Beginners and long-term investors
Recommended for Beginners and buy-and-hold investors focusing on the US stock market
Low non-trading fees, but high trading fees.
Low trading and non-trading fees, low stock and ETF fees
Stock and ETF fees
Deposit and withdrawal
May require proof of residency at a UK address for the last 3 years, for trading of US investments a special W-8BEN form for tax purposes
Proof of identity: SSN and national ID / passport / driver's license Proof of residency: bank statement / utility bill
Markets and products
$500,000 (securities up to $500,000, cash up to $250,000)
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