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Different brokerage accounts for HSA, IRA, 401(k), misc.?

I truly cannot find this information on my brokerage website. I have a brokerage account for my HSA, and if I wanted to use this same brokerage to invest cash I have sitting in my bank acct. would I: ...
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Why is eToro asking to deposit 500 if the stock value is only 50?

I am starting to try out some platforms for trading and investing and I was surprised to see that eToro was asking me to either use leverage (which I don't want) or take a minimum position of 500 USD, ...
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Is my cash safe with Robinhood banking?

Just today Robinhood released its own banking with 3% annual yield. The money will be SIPC insured. While I understand that SIPC wont cover my investments losing their value, however the cash in the ...
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Are there any stockbrokers without a flat fee in their transaction costs? If not, why not? [closed]

Are there any stockbrokers who only charge a percentage of the trade as the transaction fee, without a flat fee (e.g just 0.1% rather than £1.xx and 0.0xx%)? If not, why not? Is this flat fee ...
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Does RBC Direct Investing allow to buy BMO ETF funds?

I'm trying to pick an online trading platform and on a first glance for choosing between major Canadian banks (RBC, BMO, TD, etc.), the RBC seems more appealing. However, I am interested in specific ...
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Is Firstrade a legitimately free broker?

I'm curious about Firstrade. I know RobinHood is also fee-free, but some users claim that they make money but frontrunning, which can be costly in the long run. Curious to know if Firstrade is ...
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Is it possible to buy stocks and sell it the next day, then use that cash to buy and sell the next day and so on instantly with a margin account?

I heard about limits such as a maximum of 3 trades in 3 days, if margin accounts can overcome these limits, how is it done? When I asked my broker, he said it's possible, but, I don't understand how ...
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How do trading platform like TD-AmeriTrade or Fidelity work?

When an individual places a trade on an online brokerage, is it against their order book or is it against the order books of exchanges like NYSE? Do brokerages warehouse some risk when making markets? ...
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Selling Covered Calls, will online broker sell shares automatically?

Let's say I own a share of a company at $100, and I sell a call option for this company for $5 with a 6 month expiration, and a strike price of $110 (all arbitrary numbers). If the share price rises ...
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How to check I own a stock not involving a broker

I want to check whether stocks I bought with my online broker are really mine. Obviously I can use my broker's desktop application, web-site, or go to their office and ask. The question is: "Is ...
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How to invest with broker that will still be around in 40 years?

I am fairly young (late twenties), but would like in invest in an index fund or ETF. I will be investing around 700 Euros per month and plan to do so for the next 40 years or so. What happens if I ...
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Being resident (and paying taxes) in Italy, can I absolutely freely choose any online trading platform?

I would like to begin trading online but, as a total beginner, I have the most stupid doubts. Given the huge amount of brokerage platforms accessible online, I don't know how to figure out how to ...
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What are the tax filing implications of ACATS brokerage transfer?

I just did a position transfer of my investment brokerage account. Since this is a mid year transfer, I want to understand the tax filing implications. When I file taxes for this year, would I need ...
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How to sell some euros and buy rubles?

I would like to sell some euros in an online exchange and buy rubles. My question is, once I buy rubles how do I withdraw them in my Russian account? Also, how to deposit euros? I know about some ...
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How do I pick the right company for investing services?

I am looking to move forward with my life and get my finances on track/be financially responsible. Part of that plan has me wanting to start looking at investing and other means to help grow my ...
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Is there's a regulator or redressal mechanism for Broker Firms

I have account with zerodha. I have made a huge loss of 80000 rupees because of zerodha's system failure. I have raised this with Zerodha, they are neither replying nor do I see any effort to ...
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Does Robinhood calculate fees and taxes over the total gain/loss or per-transaction?

Suppose a person is using Robinhood app for stock trading. He puts $10000. His current portfolio value is $9500 meaning he has suffered an overall loss of $500. He did stock trading say 50 times out ...
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stock(paper) delivery to home

I want my stocks delivered from online broker to my home. How to do that? Is that possible?(In russia there are no stock papers, there are only so called depositariums where stocks are and where you ...
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U.S. sanctions against citizens from countries under U.S. sanctions [closed]

Preface: It is a known fact that because of Russia taking over Crimea, Iran with their nuclear program and North Korea with their crazy missile plans, the United States Government has placed several ...
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Possible solutions when brokerage blocks the trading of shares?

I own stock of a company that was delisted from NASDAQ and is now trading on OTCPink. Recently I have found out that I cannot sell the shares I own because the depository institution blocked the ...
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“Strategy” for investing Every Penny

This is probably a stupid question, but I couldn't find an answer anywhere. I am just starting out and I have a Roth IRA account with an Online broker holding $5500 ready to be invested. I am running ...
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Where do online stock brokers get their real-time data from?

I've been playing around with some stock broker simulators lately which inspired me to start a small project for fun for myself. It's a small website I'm going to program where I use real-time stock ...
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Option Trading / Demo Account

I'm a total newbie to trading. At present, my experience consists of trading a few stocks/funds directly with my local bank. I recently downloaded a Demo Account trading app and created a demo ...
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I am a US citizen and my legal residence is in France. Can I open an account with a US online brokerage firm such as e-trade, etc,? [closed]

I am a US citizen and my legal residence is in France. Can I open an account with a US online brokerage firm such as e-trade, etc.?
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How can I disable the “trade log” pop-up in Interactive brokers after a trade is completed?

I'm using the Interactive brokers platform. Each time a trade is completed, there is a pop-up for the trade log. Does anyone know how to turn this trade log pop-up off? I already have the trade log ...
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How much should I save up per trade?

I have about 62 shares of Home Depot stock that my grandparents slowly bought for me over the years (thanks grandparents!), and I want to start building up a more diverse portfolio. Specifically, I ...
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Are there brokers or companies who trade Forex and make money for us on our investment? And do you think fxtradeinvestment is legit?

So I was looking for some extra income and think forex is a good way to earn a little extra money. I want to know whether there are companies or brokers who trade forex for us and pay us on our ...
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Can There Be Partial Trade Fill Percentage?

I am a 20 year old investor, so far my trading account is quite small (~10k) so I haven't made many large trades, most have been worth a couple thousand dollars. I noticed in my broker (TD Web ...
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Personal Online Money Saving [closed]

I'm thirteen. I want to get some money for various online transactions. I do not want a full on bank account, nor can I get a joint checking account, because I don't to approach my dad about it. I ...
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Are there any recognized retirement plans / IRA accounts that also allow me to trade in stocks/options

The company that I work for was recently acquired by a much larger company. One consequence of this is that my company decided to discontinue their 401k plan and move us all to the larger company's ...
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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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Where can I get AEX historical data - Amsterdam? [closed]

Where can I get historical pricing data on the AEX index, specifically the AEX index options, the weekly and daily series. I have a lot of infrastructure, such as ThinkorSwim, for US products but not ...
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Which brokerages offer the best streaming quotes (tick level) for the best price? [closed]

In my aim to find quality streaming quotes I've been shopping around for them when I found this stack exchange site dedicated to money. Here's what I've found so far in looking for to-the-tick ...
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How does Robinhood stock broker make money?

I recently downloaded the Robinhood app that states it charges $0 commission for its trades. If so how do they stay in business by doing this? Is there something they are leaving out?
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How to trade at Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) [closed]

I am completely new to trading and would like to start trading at the ASE with an international online broker preferably. I am really struggling to find a brokerage with a free platform since the ASE ...
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Exercising an option without paying for the underlying

As a follow up to my other question, I would like to know whether the following is possible: Let's say I have $20.000 in my brokerage account Suppose there are call option with strike 300 (and normal ...
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Trade ETFs with Banks' Brokerages or separate Discount Brokerage? [closed]

Hereafter, all money is in Canadian Dollars. My relative in Canada banks with HSBC Canada, is an Advanced customer, and possesses an HSBC InvestDirect account. She buys and holds for the long run, ...
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How can I simplify my interactions with my online brokerage for buy, selling, and rebalancing mutual funds?

Whenever I want to buy or sell mutual funds, it ends up being a multiple day process for me. For example buying mutual funds: Visit my brokerage account and have them transfer the funds in from my ...
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What is the minimum information someone would need to know about me to wire money out of my brokerage account?

I'm doing my taxes and preparing my own statement in lieu of a 8949. My broker has provided me with a statement that has a lot of information on it. My first thought was just to mail the statement to ...
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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 international online trading still premature? [closed]

I have an amount of money that I intend to invest online. Lately, I have been educating myself and reading about different brokers for different types of investment, mainly stocks (not CFD) and social ...
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Are there statistics showing percentage of online brokerage customers that are actually making a profit trading forex/futures/options?

This question concerns the online brokerages that allow a person to open an account to trade in forex, futures, or options. Here in USA, is there available statistics to show the percentage of ...
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Can I sell shares with old-fashioned paper certificates online?

I have the paper certificates in my name, of some ordinary shares that were bought in 2009 in the UK. Can I sell them online?
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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 1-...
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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 [closed]

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? [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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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 ...