Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Blog of the Week: Lloyd's Investment Blog

Shopping for Kid-Friendly Growth: "Hey, Dad. Where's the Next McDonald's?"

How should a 10-year old kid invest $500? After spending the past year in CDs at our local WAMU earning 4% interest (in case you are wondering, we exercised the bump-up options), my kids are gearing up to make their first stock investments. We are planning to open up custodial accounts at Sharebuilder, since the company has no minimum balance requirement and offers attractive, rock-bottom commissions of just $4 per trade.

On its Website, Sharebuilder provides a list of the most popular 50 stocks that its customers buy. Among the household names that every kid has heard of are...



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