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Avoiding commission on tiny positions

A stock I had gave me some kind of dividend into 2 other stocks from a venture capital. Basically I never purchased those venture stocks and but I now have a tiny position on them (now worth about 2$ ...
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If per trade commision is 5$, then, if I place an order for 100 shares of 10 different companies at the same time, what will my commission be?

I'm trying to trade penny stocks and I'm trying to determine which is profitable in terms of commissions. If I have 10 companies, each of them is priced at 2$ and I need to purchase 100 shares in ...
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Is there any disadvantage to applying for a credit card through a website's affiliate link?

I've researched a number of credit cards and I found one that I want to apply for. If a particular website was helpful in my decision process, is there any downside to applying for the credit card ...
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When do Commissions get charged?

I'm looking to finally start trading real money, and the broker I used to practice NEVER said anything about commission. Whenever I calculated the expected outcomes, commission did not seem to be ...
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Help me understand these options prices

I learned about options in a financial mathmatics class a few years ago, and recently I thought I'd buy some for fun/to learn how it's done in real life. I don't like Intel (don't hate me) and it was ...
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Is the buyer's agent fee assessed on a real estate sale if there is no buyer's agent? [duplicate]

Various sources I have read state that the typical real estate agent fee is 6% of the sale price of the home and that this is divided into 3% for the seller's agent and 3% for the buyer's agent. What ...
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Do over 96% of retail investors pay at least $4.95 per trade?

I read on https://www.stockbrokers.com/guides/order-execution (mirror): over 96% of retail investors pay at least $4.95 per trade. However, the claim isn't supported by any reference. Is there any ...
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What do I need to file as far as taxes if I give out a one time commission to a friend

I have an LLC and I own a small recruiting side business. One of the people I "placed" at a company was through a friend. I paid that friend $3000 for his services or helping me find a candidate. My ...
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If I buy and sell a zero commission stock, would I lose any money?

If I were to use Robinhood for zero commission stock trading, does that mean that if I were to buy $100 dollars in a stock and immediately sell it I wouldn't lose any money? I'm trying to make sure I ...
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Why aggregate price improvement by size of order in shares and not size of order in value?

As explained in https://www.stockbrokers.com/guides/order-execution (mirror), the information present in SEC Rule 606 reports don't allow to compare the order execution quality between brokers. As a ...
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Why might a brokerage firm stop offering a particular ETF commission free?

I have been happily buying units of IVV commission free via TD Ameritrade. They just revised their list of free ETFs and sadly IVV is not one of them. Most of the other institutions don't offer it ...
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Is there a better term that means “the amount subject to a commission rate”? [closed]

If you were building a commission report laid out like the example below, is there a succinct term or word that would work well for the third column? Employee Commission Type ??????????????? ...
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How do brokerage firms make money?

I know that this question has been hinted at on other open question sites like Quora but I have yet to find anyone who lists all of the points in one place. I understand that firms make money by: ...
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How to account for commission to agents/distributors [closed]

I sell digital (non-tangible) software products through several online marketplaces. The marketplaces produce a monthly report of their sales, and send me an online funds transfer for the collected ...
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What dictates the costs of creating an options contract? (Commissions breakdown)

What are the exact components of options commissions? In other asset classes like stocks, I can clearly see the evolution of regulatory changes that allowed businesses to compete on the price of ...
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Whats the difference between multiplying by 0.999 and dividing by 1.001?

1/1.001 - 1*0.999 is non zero. But whats the difference between multiplying by 0.999 and dividing by 1.001? If say I was doing some foreign exchange at the airport and they wanted a 0.5% transaction ...
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E*Trade commission

I was wondering how the commission on E*Trade works. They say that they take 7 dollars for each transaction, but do they also take a percent of your earnings? Lets say that I made 3000$, would they ...
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A Person Just Wants to Sell a House — Whats the Commission?

Lets say a person owns 2 houses and wants to get rid of one. Lets say usually its 5% listing (60/40) seller/buyer agent In this case theres no buyer agent because seller is just looking to sell the ...
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Are 'per trade' fees charged on every order or just once per stock?

As someone relatively new to stocks, I understand that stock brokers charge commissions: usually either per share or per trade. In general, are commissions taken every time you place any order (...
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Why can Robin Hood offer trading without commissions?

I was wondering why the startup Robin Hood can offer free stock trading, while other online stock brokers ask commissions. How is it possible that this is the first initiative that offers this kind of ...
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How does Fidelity make money off me?

I have an IRA account with Fidelity which I use to buy a handful of Fidelity mutual funds. Since they are Fidelity mutual funds, Fidelity does not charge commission on them. So how then does ...
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Do I owe a finders fee to my tenant's broker if they didn't bring me the referral?

I am currently using a broker to help me find new tenants for my rental home. Currently, she has only advertised the home on Craig's list. However, at an open house that she was hosting for another ...
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Freelance site with lowest commission fees? [closed]

I got a gig from one of the company via email & interviews and they made me a good offer. They want me to start this collaboration via Elance and when I looked at the fees/charges on Elance I ...
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If I join a prop trading firm, will I enjoy low commissions

I often hear that professional traders pay negligible (<1 cent ) commission per trade. Is this true? Does this mean that if I open up an account with a prop trading firm in Toronto and put up 25k,...
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Does the ETF ticker price include its expense ratio?

When I look at an ETF ticker price, does the price already include the management expense ratio? Or will I get hit by the ratio when I try to sell? a.k.a if ETF X has a 100$ price with expense ratio= ...
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In what ways is IEX different than a typical dark pool or a typical exchange?

In his recent best seller "Flash Boys" (#1 of the NYT best seller list), Michael Lewis tells the fascinating story of an unlikely hero, Brad Katsuyama from RBC. Upon realizing that "the stock market ...
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Commission free trades for non permanent resident? [closed]

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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What's a recommended minimum amount for buying an index ETF, to minimize fees/commissions?

Let's say every month I transfer $559, which is about 3 shares of VOO. The commission from Fidelity is $7.95, which is about 1.42%. Is it worth doing that, or better, every other month buy worth of $...
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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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Can you use external money to pay trading commissions in tax-free and tax-deferred accounts?

I contribute the max to my Roth IRA every year ($5500 in 2013, for example). However, let's say I use that money to buy two stocks, with a commission $10 each, so I am effectively only contributing $...
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Why don't brokerages charge commissions on forex trades?

Why don't brokerages charge commissions for forex trading but do charge them for stock trading? Is it because the high liquidity of the forex market makes it easier to buy and sell, so brokerages don'...
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What are the minimum investment requirements for the S&P500 spyder (NYSE:SPY)?

The current price for the S&P500 SPDR ETF is about USD 150, so I would guess that I need approximately USD 15,000 to purchase the minimum lot of 100 shares, as well as the transaction costs, which ...
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What is the standard real estate commission to sell a million dollar home?

I want to list my condominium for US $1.3 million. How can I decide on a fair real estate commission?
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At Questrade, based on the commission schedule, does an investor need to buy a minimum of 495 shares?

From this link: http://www.questrade.com/trading/tax_free_savings.aspx It says : commissions are 1¢ per share, $4.95 minimum / $9.95 maximum. That means , the investor needs to buy a minimum of ...
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What are ECN fees? Are ECN fees under an investor's control?

At this Questrade link: http://www.questrade.com/trading/stocks_ecn_101.aspx ... they explain what kind of trades incur ECN fees. At this moment, I do not understand a lot about these fees. But so ...
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Is selling your house without an agent worth the hassle?

There have been numerous "for sale by owner" signs appearing recently. This seems like a convenient way to reduce the commission charged by Real Estate agents but I have heard that this is still a "...
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How much does it cost to buy mutual funds? Where can I find about about the charges?

Regarding investing in mutual funds: How much does it cost to buy mutual funds? Where can I find about about the charges?