Dmitriy Fomichenko, President, Sense Financial
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Most brokerage firms require a minimum amount to start investing, but there are ones that have 0 minimum requirements. However, with a small amount of funds, commission fee would likely eat up any return you may earn if you trade frequently. Plus, it is hard to build a diversified portfolio with limited funds. You may want to look into exchange traded funds (ETF) as a low cost way to have a low risk, diversified investment. Some firms offer commission-free ETF, which can help you get started.
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