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Interactive Brokers Margin Accounts

I've read the margin documentations on IB but am not sure given the following scenarios. I have a reg-t margin account trading stocks/etfs. Scenario 1: I do weekly re-balancing of a portfolio of ...
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Which online brokers offer free or cheap IRA conversions and transfers?

I am considering to a backdoor conversion between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA. The problem is my current broker's FAQ states that they don't support IRA conversions at this time. Does anyone ...
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Online brokers with a minimum stock purchase lower than $500

Right now I am considering starting investing in stocks on my own and using the Commonwealth Bank Comsec to do it. What's stopping me is not the $20 brokerage to buy, and then another $20 to sell. ...
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Online broker available in Europe - to buy index funds or ETF with small investments

So i am trying to start investing periodically some small amounts. I am particularly interested in index funds or ETF. I would like to be able buy, track, sell them, and etc online. There are a lot ...
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Is it a bet on price fluctuations and against the house?

When one trades Forex, CFDs, metals, or stock indexes with online brokerage firms, does it mean we bet on the price fluctuations without actually owning the underlying assets and is it a bet against ...
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Is avoiding fees commonly found with CFD trading possible?

I'd like to push my trading experience a bit. I've been looking into opening an account with a broker that offers automated trading (I'm a programmer and would like to use my own trading algorithms). ...
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Commission free trades for non permanent resident?

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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How to execute a stop only if it is hit at high volume?

If I want to put in a stop order but have the order executed only if the stop is hit at high volume, do I need to write my own algorithm and execute via a broker API? Or is there a online broker that ...
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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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If NYSE has market makers, what is the role of NYSE ARCA which is an ECN

When I submit a trade order through online brokerage, I see that the order goes to NYSE ARCA. Now NYSE ARCA is an ECN that will carry out the trade on NYSE, but I was of the impression that NYSE ...
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Possible to purchase multiple securities on 1 transaction?

I'm curious, can I purchase multiple securities from my online broker (TD Ameritrade) in 1 transaction? i.e. Purchase ABC and XYZ at same time, but only pay the transaction fee ($9) once.
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Can we buy and sell stocks without worrying about settlement period

When I buy stocks in my brokerage account(non-margin), I heard that there is a settlement period of 2 -3 biz days after which the clearing house will deposit the stocks to my account. Same thing for ...
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Can you identify this broker/trading platform by looking at this picture?

Can someone identify what broker or trading platform this is?
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Can an online broker charge a fee just for registration, without any deposit?

Can any broker like TD, TradeKing, Schwab, etc, can charge me just because I have entered my details and open an account in their website? Even if I didn't deposit anything?
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How can I verify that a broker I found online is legitimate?

Are online stock trading sites like Scottrade and ShareBuilder safe? Or, are they scam sites?
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How much do brokerages pay exchanges per trade?

When an online broker executes a trade on for example the NYSE how much do they pay to have the trade executed on the NYSE?
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First time investor and online brokerage accounts

I have some extra money which I would like to start investing. I am a first time investor so I know very little about personal investing. I have about 1000 dollars to invest. I want to use an online ...
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How's TD Waterhouse compared to other E-brokerage services available in Canada?

How's TD Waterhouse compared to other E-brokerage services available in Canada? I'm a novice investor, so probably at this point only the fees and diversity of available commodities are a requirement. ...
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Overspending on an IRA issues

I have an IRA with a discount online brokerage company and somehow they let me overspend on my account. I bought something and I ended up paying more because the transaction went through the day ...
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Which brokers offer the largest selection of mutual funds?

I use Morningstar for mutual fund picks, but my broker (Merril Lynch) does not offer many of them. It's a pain because sometimes they don't offer good fund alternatives. Is my only option to move to ...
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Are there downsides to switching from Scottrade to OptionsFirst?

Are there downsides from switching from Scottrade to OptionsFirst? I want to buy stocks, write calls, and write puts. Scottrade lets me buy stocks, write calls, but not write puts. I talked to my ...
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Advice for a beginner investor interested in trading stocks and derivatives online?

I wanted to start an E-Trade account more or less just to fool around with. The goal is always to make money obviously, but at first I just kind of want to experiment and get familiar with the ...
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Scottrade cash interest?

I'm looking into opening a Scottrade account in the future, and was wondering if they pay interest on cash in your brokerage account? Are the rates published anywhere?
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Using Euros to buy and sell NASDAQ stocks

I'm looking for the best way to buy and sell stock on the NASDAQ using Euros from Spain. I currently use Charles Schwab to trade in US dollars, but I'm not aware if any similar companies exist in ...
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Online stock brokers for LSE or TWSE?

Which online stock brokers allow trading on the London or Taiwan Stock Exchanges?
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How does Schwab compare to the more modern online brokers like E*Trade?

I started using Schwab because a girl I was dating at the time used them. That was 15 years ago, and I've never thought much about it. I'm highly illiterate (financially) and have mostly left my ...
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Can you help me find an ETF Selection website that evaluates my ETF holdings?

I came across a website that charged a fee and told me which ETFs I should be buying. Unlike a traditional website, I remember this website telling me that the ETF I have invested a year ago is not ...
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How do I properly pull my funds from one account and invest in another when I do not have a broker?

This is a follow-up to my previous question: My investment account is increasingly and significantly underperforming vs. the S&P 500. What should I do? Much of the advice I received pertained to ...