How to choose a suitable broker - questions to vet them?

Dec 10, 2008
Hi all,
There was a very good survey on another forum about the best brokerages. Naturally, opinions were split.

Is there a list of questions that anyone has put together to vet their chosen brokerage? That would be very useful ;-)

I've no idea how brokerages work in terms of commissions, whether they will work to a minimum return per month (%.)

My concerns with any brokerage service is their motivation to both make money for themselves without being reckless with my money - striking that balance is crucial.

Any guidance appreciated.