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I need to find a modern app/company that does Forex/stocks and low fees? [closed]

I currently use interactive brokers because they 1) have the lowest commission around and 2) allow me to trade forex. However - on the technology side they are stuck in 1998. It is really ...
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How does Fidelity make money off me?

I have an IRA account with Fidelity which I use to buy a handful of Fidelity mutual funds. Since they are Fidelity mutual funds, Fidelity does not charge commission on them. So how then does ...
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Do I owe a finders fee to my tenant's broker if they didn't bring me the referral?

I am currently using a broker to help me find new tenants for my rental home. Currently, she has only advertised the home on Craig's list. However, at an open house that she was hosting for another ...
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Freelance site with lowest commission fees? [closed]

I got a gig from one of the company via email & interviews and they made me a good offer. They want me to start this collaboration via Elance and when I looked at the fees/charges on Elance I ...
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If I join a prop trading firm, will I enjoy low commissions

I often hear that professional traders pay negligible (<1 cent ) commission per trade. Is this true? Does this mean that if I open up an account with a prop trading firm in Toronto and put up ...
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Does the ETF ticker price include its expense ratio?

When I look at an ETF ticker price, does the price already include the management expense ratio? Or will I get hit by the ratio when I try to sell? a.k.a if ETF X has a 100$ price with expense ratio= ...
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ING commission to withdraw cash from ATM in Bangkok

What are the extra charges to withdraw cash from an ATM in Bangkok? For example if I want to withdraw 1000€. How much ING will charge me?
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In what ways is IEX different than a typical dark pool or a typical exchange?

In his recent best seller "Flash Boys" (#1 of the NYT best seller list), Michael Lewis tells the fascinating story of an unlikely hero, Brad Katsuyama from RBC. Upon realizing that "the stock market ...
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Commission free trades for non permanent resident? [closed]

My brokerage gives me a few commission free trades per month. Non-citizen, non-permanent residents cannot open an account. Are there any brokerages that offer commission-free trades and are open to ...
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What's a recommended minimum amount for buying an index ETF, to minimize fees/commissions?

Let's say every month I transfer $559, which is about 3 shares of VOO. The commission from Fidelity is $7.95, which is about 1.42%. Is it worth doing that, or better, every other month buy worth of ...
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Why online brokerages sometimes allow free ETF buying

ETFs trade just like stocks, so I wonder how come questrade lets customers trade ETFs for free whereas they charge commission on stock trading? Any guesses? Furthermore, only buying is free but ...
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Can you use external money to pay trading commissions in tax-free and tax-deferred accounts?

I contribute the max to my Roth IRA every year ($5500 in 2013, for example). However, let's say I use that money to buy two stocks, with a commission $10 each, so I am effectively only contributing ...
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Why don't brokerages charge commissions on forex trades?

Why don't brokerages charge commissions for forex trading but do charge them for stock trading? Is it because the high liquidity of the forex market makes it easier to buy and sell, so brokerages ...
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What are the minimum investment requirements for the S&P500 spyder (NYSE:SPY)?

The current price for the S&P500 SPDR ETF is about USD 150, so I would guess that I need approximately USD 15,000 to purchase the minimum lot of 100 shares, as well as the transaction costs, which ...
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What is the standard real estate commission to sell a million dollar home?

I want to list my condominium for US $1.3 million. How can I decide on a fair real estate commission?
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At Questrade, based on the commission schedule, does an investor need to buy a minimum of 495 shares?

From this link: http://www.questrade.com/trading/tax_free_savings.aspx It says : commissions are 1¢ per share, $4.95 minimum / $9.95 maximum. That means , the investor needs to buy a minimum ...
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What are ECN fees? Are ECN fees under an investor's control?

At this Questrade link: http://www.questrade.com/trading/stocks_ecn_101.aspx ... they explain what kind of trades incur ECN fees. At this moment, I do not understand a lot about these fees. But so ...
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Is selling your house without an agent worth the hassle?

There have been numerous "for sale by owner" signs appearing recently. This seems like a convenient way to reduce the commission charged by Real Estate agents but I have heard that this is still a ...
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How much does it cost to buy mutual funds? Where can I find about about the charges?

Regarding investing in mutual funds: How much does it cost to buy mutual funds? Where can I find about about the charges?