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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 ...