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How did I end up with a fraction of a share?

My online broker, Fidelity, says that I have 0.16 shares of MSFT. How is this possible? I always assumed that you had to own a whole number of shares.
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What are Fidelity's equivalent ETFs of QQQ and SPY?

I am interested in purchasing QQQ and SPY but trying to find equivalent of those from Fidelity since there are some fees removed. I think SPY equivalent is Core S&P 500 (IVV) but not sure about ...
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Employer 401K thru Fidelity - Investment options

I originally picked FA FREEDOM 2040 I (FIFFX) for investment. After talking with a co-worker I learned this is a poor choice and only has 3 stars. The 10 YR performance 6.37%. Anyway, I have altered ...
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Where is “Cash Credit from Unsettled Activity” coming from?

It's only been a month and few days since I started investing in my Roth IRA with Fidelity. Today, when I checked Portfolio Positions page, there was this thing called, "Cash Credit from Unsettled ...
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Roth IRA - Vanguard or Fidelity? If a college student had to pick one?

These are the only two options I will consider at this point, since I was in a very indecisive state, but have managed to narrow it down to these two. It seems that mostly everybody is recommending ...
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How much should I be contributing to my 401k given my employer's contribution?

I realize that this is similar to at least one question here, however, there are some differentiators. I can contribute a max of 5% of my net salary to the 401k fund. The employer matches 50% of ...
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How to understand “7-Day Yield” of a Money Market Fund?

FIDELITY MUNICIPAL MONEY MARKET (FTEXX) has a 7-Day Yield of 0.01%. I was wondering what 7-Day Yield means and how it is calculated. I am also wondering if it would be better to buy a T-bill with ...
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How to fully utilize my Fidelity IRA account?

Both my wife and I have Fidelity IRA accounts, but I've never fully utilized it. I'd like to seed this account throughout the year, but I have questions: How much money can I put in per year? What ...
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Are age-related funds a good idea (Fidelity Freedom, T Rowe Price retirement etc.)

Just curious what the consenus is on just dumping 100% of your 401k into one of the age related mutual funds. My 401k is through Fidelity and they have "FreedomFunds" which retirement dates. So I ...