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Stock Trade Transaction Fee - at what point is it worth it

I have a question regarding the transaction fees that brokers charge and to what extend that put a limit on the minimum amount of shares it is worth buying and how often you can/should trade them. ...
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How to calculate how far a stock price can drop before a broker would issue a margin call?

Let's say the margin requirement for a stock XYZ is 50%. The current price of XYZ is $150/share. Let us say I put in $100, and borrow $50 from the broker to buy a share. Typically, how far can the ...
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What do brokers do with bad stock?

I'm new to financial markets and how they work is still fuzzy, so bear with me. This question actually has multiple questions :( ... and a bit of a story. I was watching a YouTube video on the ...
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How do brokers handle “hidden” stock orders?

Some brokers offer the feature of making stock orders "hidden," which effectively hides them from bid/sell/deepbooks. How exactly does this work? See this example from Interactive Brokers.
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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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773 views

Where to find a list of online U.K. stock brokers that permit trading in U.S. stock markets?

I am currently a beginner investor, in the U.K., and I would like to know what are the best online international stock brokers. That is, I wish to trade stocks that are listed on U.S. stock exchanges. ...
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Which USA Brokerage Firms can I transfer my India stocks to? [closed]

I would like to know which US brokerage firms I can transfer my India stocks to, after finding out my current brokerage (TD Ameritratde) requires doing so...
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How do I invest and buy/sell stocks? What does “use a broker” mean?

This is an embarrassingly basic question. I'm a college student and know very, very little about the world of investing and purchasing stocks. I realize that some Googling could find me the answer ...
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186 views

Why the need for human brokers while there are computers?

In this day and age there are still human brokers on the trading floor. Computers are perfectly capable of negotiating a deal (buy/sell) in milliseconds when ordered to do so. So why are there still ...
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2answers
654 views

What is the difference between a 'trader' and a 'stockbroker'?

Are the two terms referring to the same person?
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193 views

Do investors go long option contracts when they cannot cover the exercise of the options?

Consider I want to buy some american-style call options for a particular stock, and suppose this underlying stock 'XYZ' is valued at $100 a share. Suppose I go long (buy) 10 option contracts for XYZ ...
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Where can I buy stocks if I only want to invest a little bit at a time, and not really be involved in trading?

(I'm like the guy asking that question "Shares; are they really only for the rich/investors?":) I would like to invest £50 (or $50) here and there from time to time. (I choose the companies I like.) ...
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Since many brokers disallow investors from shorting sub-$5 stocks, why don't all companies split their stock until it is sub-$5

Seems like a no-brainer? I guess if your security is not marginable, it can't be bought long on margin either, but I would also guess for most companies there are more margined shorts than margined ...
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Can you recommend some good websites/brokers for buying/selling stocks in India?

Could you please recommend some good websites/online share trading portals/brokers for buying/selling stocks in India? Some desired qualities... Low brokerage Ease of use (all transactions should be ...
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2answers
509 views

How does one find a good stock broker that accepts foreign credit cards or paypal?

Is there a good stock brokerage company that I can trade with, via international credit cards or paypal? I live in Israel. What I basically want from such a broker is: Reliability Ability to ...
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161 views

Can you recommend a good broker through which a UK company can trade in US stock markets?

Anybody can recommend a good broker through which a UK company can trade in US stock markets?
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What's the differences between a discount broker and a regular broker?

What are the differences between a discount broker and a regular broker? "Discount" implies a price difference... but why can they be cheaper than regular brokers??