To be used for questions related to carrying out trade online. Typically used in the context of Stocks trading, can be used for Options or other trades. Related tags are trading, trading-volume, day-trading.

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How can I identify a likely bull trap?

Ok, so I've been learning a lot about bear traps recently and think I've got it. Based on creating a lead in trendline and a sell line to match, and on the cues in the swings, I'm saying this is a ...
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Calculating Stock Trading Profits

I buy 100 shares of Company A at $10/share and one month later I buy 100 more shares of Company A at $20/share. If one month later, I sell half of my shares how would I calculate my profit? I ...
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IPO online trading

I live in Paris and want to buy shares of fitbit which is going public 18/6/15, is this technically possible using an online trader? anyone did that?
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How can a retail trader work on improving his trade execution

In some trading books, the trader is advised to work on getting better execution. What does this really mean? For execution, the trader is at the mercy of the broker's algorithms and infrastructure. ...
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Choose online stock trading companies

I already had an IRA account in fidelity. I just checked their online trade fee, which is $7.95. Since I am mostly interested in the stock trading. The stock trade fee on Scottrade is $7.00 and $4.95 ...
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Is it possible to trade CFD without leverage?

I'm new to trading. Based on what I read, trading CFD involves high risk because of leverage. Is it possible to trade CFD stocks without leverage (in Etoro for example)? If this is possible, then I ...
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Executing a stop loss at the purchase price?

Is it a good investing strategy to always to execute a "stop loss" on a stock at the purchase price so that you can go and quickly repurchase at the lower price the stock is moving too? Logically to ...
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Why is a stock trade flat on large volume?

I am looking at a company which has recently a strong spike up following good news. After several days of small pullbacks the stock is flat but the daily volume is high compared to average. When I ...
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What is the best strategy for after hours trading?

I'm new to stock market trading and while I do understand the basic concepts; researching the companies, buy low/sell high, and including setting good push/pull calls for both high and low margins. I ...
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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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Understanding the T + 3 settlement days rule

If I: Buy X at time T Sell X at time T' where T' < T +3 Buy Y on T' with proceeds from sale of X. Cannot sell Y before T' +3. Ref:http://www.slideshare.net/mring33/using-java Slide 29 It ...
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Transitioning from paper-trading (demo trading) to real trading?

I have two questions here: When one first starts trading, what are some things that one encounters that paper-trading does not prepare one for? The most common response I see for this question is, ...
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How Does A Special Memorandum Account Work

I've noticed that a lot of brokerage firms mention Special Memorandum Accounts (SMA) within the context of calculating margin requirements for margin accounts. Can anybody explain or perhaps direct ...
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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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Are low commission trading sites safe?

There are sites such as OptionsHouse and TradeKing which offer trades for as low as $4. This is less than half of what's offered from the big brands. Are there any catches or things I should know ...
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Why did my limit buy order execute at a lower price?

A few weeks ago I started to trade American stocks. I have an IB account. Yesterday, I encountered a strange situation. I'm using the IB API. 9:30:56 I sent a limit buy order to IB (Buy MSI at ...
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Steps/Procedures to open an online stock trading account in the US

I follow the business news regularly and I have an avid interest in markets. However, having said that I have not had any prior stock trading experience, though I have practically seen some trading in ...
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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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Ways to avoid being labeled a pattern day trader

Other than the obvious answer of "don't day trade" what ways can I avoid being labeled a pattern day trader. I've read the rules for when the label is triggered but I'm wondering about some real ...
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What is the cost of “free” trades?

It's not unusual to get a certain number of free trades when you open a new account at a brokerage, but some firms have gone as far as effectively eliminating trading fees altogether. For example, ...