About BrokerNotes.co

BrokerNotes is powered by a dynamic team of writers, researchers, content strategists, data analysts, editors, traders, and investors. We are obsessed with creating the best finance content on the internet, and we are dedicated to helping our readers make great choices for their money.

Our mission is to make the world of investing easier to understand and to simplify the process of finding, comparing, and choosing reputable online brokers. Our team works to accomplish that mission by helping our readers answer the following two questions:

How do I invest my money?

We aren’t consultants, and we won’t pick investments for you. So, what do we do? We leverage our decades of experience in the finance industry to conduct research and create world-class educational content. BrokerNotes covers some of the most complex subjects in the world of trading and investing.

Who can I trust with my investments?

Not every player in the finance industry is trustworthy, and not every company that offers brokerage services has your best interests at heart. At BrokerNotes, we are on your side.

To help you choose the best online broker for your needs, BrokerNotes’ thoughtfully designed comparison tool allows you to compare each broker’s most important features, side-by-side, featuring some of the biggest names in the industry.

The BrokerNotes team has two mottos; always read the fine print, and always choose a broker that is well-regulated and highly trusted.

We’ve partnered with our sister site, ForexBrokers.com, to provide you with the most rigorous data-based evaluations of forex brokers in the business, and we licensed ForexBrokers.com’s proprietary Trust Score algorithm so that you can be sure you are choosing a regulated, dependable broker.

How it all works

Our content is unbiased, and our opinions can’t be purchased. We’ll never recommend that you use an unlicensed or unregulated broker, and we’ll never accept compensation from a broker to boost their rating (or their Trust Score).

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But if that’s the case, how do we keep the lights on? We’re actually more than happy to talk about How We Make Money.

Meet the team

Here at BrokerNotes, our team is passionate about the finance industry and devoted to the pursuit of our mission. We draw from a deep well of talent and we benefit from decades of collective expertise, so we love bragging about our team and talking about why you should trust us. There’s a reason our coverage is so well-respected in the industry.

BrokerNotes was founded in 2014 by Marcus Taylor, founder and CEO of Venture Harbor, a venture studio in Oxford that develops innovative online tools & technology across a range of sectors.

BrokerNotes was acquired by Reink Media Group in 2021.

At BrokerNotes, our team of extraordinary people are passionate about helping consumers, and dedicated to fulfilling our mission. We benefit from decades of collective expertise, and we’re proud of having some of the best writers, editors, data analysts, and content strategists in the business. There’s a reason our coverage is so well-respected in the industry. Get to know our team:

Steven Hatzakis
Lead Writer, BrokerNotes.co | ForexBrokers.com
Global Director of Online Broker Research, BrokerNotes.co | ForexBrokers.com

Steven is the Lead Writer and Director of Research at BrokerNotes since 2021, and at ForexBrokers.com since 2016.

Steven has been gathering accolades and credentials in the finance industry for over 20 years. He’s served as a registered commodity futures representative for both domestic and internationally regulated brokerages, and he’s held a Series III license in the U.S. as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) for over ten years.

He’s published over 1,000 articles covering the forex industry, and he has been writing about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency for almost ten years. Steven continues to contribute to open-source technology, consumer education, and self-regulatory initiatives. Read more about Steven.

Joey Shadeck
Content Strategist, BrokerNotes.co | ForexBrokers.com
SEO & Research Analyst, BrokerNotes.co | ForexBrokers.com

Joey is the Content Strategist and Research Analyst at BrokerNotes. He has nearly ten years of experience in the finance industry, and he uses his expertise to obtain and verify data, conduct research, and analyze and validate our content. He has been an active trader and investor for close to ten years, and holds dual degrees in Finance and Marketing from Oakland University.

John Bringans
Editor, BrokerNotes.co | ForexBrokers.com

John is the Editor of BrokerNotes.co and ForexBrokers.com. An experienced media professional, John brings over six years of experience in key leadership roles at newsroom outlets.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University, and has a fast growing knowledge base of the financial services industry.

John helps ensure that articles are accurate, clear, and concise, while assisting the research and editorials team in the production of content across Reink Media Group domains.

Blain Reinkensmeyer
Co-founder, Partner | Reink Media Group

Blain is Co-founder and Partner at Reink Media Group. Blain is widely respected as a leading expert on the U.S. online brokerage industry, and remains the Director of Research at StockBrokers.com. Over his career as a trader and expert voice on the investment industry, Blain has drawn inspiration from his conversations with everyday traders and industry leaders alike, and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Chicago Tribune, among others.

About Reink Media Group

BrokerNotes is but one constellation in the greater financial universe of Reink Media Group. Check out some of our other sites: ForexBrokers.com, StockBrokers.com, and investor.com.

Reink Media Group helps millions of traders each year. People from all over the world trust our research to help them find the best financial products and services. Whether we are helping you find a broker, a financial advisor, a new credit card, or a new savings account, Reink Media Group will always put people before profits to make sure you end up with the right choice for what you need.

We call ourselves RMG. Here’s a bit more about us:

  • Dedicated to our readers. 38,711,471 users (and counting) helped across our domains.
  • Green is good. Our company is fueled by 100% green energy.
  • We have a mantra: People before profits.
  • We have a mission: To make the world a safer place for investing while sustaining an ethical, environmentally conscious approach.