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Can a brokerage hold BUY order from customer until brokerage has needed stock to fill the order “in-house”? [duplicate]

According to SEC.gov: Internalization When you place an order to buy or sell a stock, your broker has choices on where to execute your order. Instead of routing your order to a market or market-...
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How to pick online broker

I'm looking for the way to pick online broker. I suppose to buy ETFs and rarely some other securities. There are a lot of online brokers ratings. Mostly it consist of 5-7 same items like TD Ameritrade,...
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US based broker for European citizens

I have US stocks, and I need to transfer them to a new broker (long story). I am a non-US citizen, I am a European citizen. Is there a list of online brokers that I can do this with? I am unsure if I ...
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How do I protect myself against a futures broker's collapse?

I noticed that SIPC does not cover futures. Accounts at futures brokers are not protected by SIPC. If I am worried about the possibility of a futures broker's collapse, what should I do? Do I need to ...
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How can I verify that a futures broker is legitimate?

To verify that a stock brokerage firm is legitimate and not a scam, I can use FINRA's BrokerCheck. Some stock brokers helpfully provide a link to BrokerCheck in the fine print at the bottom of web ...
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Why is Trailing take profit a non existent functionality from brokers

If i understand this correct a trailing stop loss line can be put between the current market price and what you bought it for and your taking an L on the trade ...etc... but why is the opposite ...
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Foreigner trading stocks through US brokerage bank [duplicate]

I am a foreigner currently living in the US, and I have a SSN due to my employment here. However, I will be returning to my home country next year. My question is: since I have an SSN, I am able to ...
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Taxation of US LLC in India

I am a non-resident of the USA, and a resident of India for tax purposes. Suppose I set up my US brokerage account as an LLC in the USA. What taxes will I owe on this account in India? What taxes will ...
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If I invest in futures in my IRA, what am I going to see happen?

I have a Roth IRA with TD Ameritrade. I've been thinking about investing in stock futures in order to get higher expected returns (at the expense of very high risk, of course). I'm wondering what, ...
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How to calculate all Forex trading costs?

One would like to trade the minimum amount of EURUSD, with the following details: Current spread (in MT4): 3e-5 [ ask = bid * (1 + 3e-5) ] Margin: 5% Min. size: 0.01 Contract size: 1e5 EUR Pip value: ...
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International Student with US brokerage account

I graduated from a university in the states last May and was wondering if I had to file my taxes this year. I did not earn any income in the states in 2019 but I opened an account with a US-based ...
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Within Interactive Brokers, what is the easiest way to 'sync' accounts so that I can execute a trade in multiple accounts from a single transaction?

My partner and I both have IRA and investment accounts with Interactive Brokers. I manage the investments in our family and so I am currently needing to log into both of our accounts separately in ...
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strategy to move funds between international accounts

I need to transfer funds from my German funds portfolio to an international broker. Most of my assets are in the profitable zone now. Only two are negative currently. I wondered which strategy might ...
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How to “validate” online stock trading platforms?

I don't consider myself an investor, mainly as I don't have sufficient disposable income to invest. However over the years I've accumulated a number of share certificates for various public companies....
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Is there any risk in keeping lots of assets with one broker? [duplicate]

I'm in the USA. Currently, the bulk of my net worth is in accounts with TD Ameritrade. Right now, that's only about $30,000, but I plan to keep contributing; hopefully in a few decades, I'll have a ...
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Ally Bank zero commission vs Robinhood no commission fees?

Ally Bank claims to have zero-commission transaction fees accounts for trading, Robinhood does the same. Do they both actually not charge any fees/commissions? My understanding was that the free fees ...
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How does this “cont callable,” “make whole calls” bond work?

I was looking at this bond on TD Ameritrade: This is a callable bond, so I'm wondering how that works, exactly. TD Ameritrade says that this bond is "cont callable," which I assume is an ...
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What does the “market value” of a CD on TD Ameritrade mean?

Yesterday, I bought my first certificate of deposit. (I did it more for fun and experience than for any other reason.) It's a 1-month CD that I bought on the primary market, with a coupon of 1.9%. I ...
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Broker that allows percentage-based trades [closed]

Is there a broker available that allows you to place trades based on a percentage of your account? For example, I buy 5% if x stock price hits and sell 5% if y stock price hits. Most brokers base ...
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Buying an US ETF from Europe using Interactive Brokers

I am trying to buy an ETF using my account in Interactive Brokers. I am surprised to see that it is not possible. I am living in Europe and trying to buy an ETF in US dollars. Their response to ...
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How to choose an Online Investment Platform?

TL;DR: Although I know all the things I want out of an online investment platform, I have no idea how to find which platform best offers those things. I have spent some time organising and planning ...
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What do “unsettled funds” mean?

I sold my ETFs today in a non-margin account in an online trading platform. 99.99% of my account currently consists of unsettled funds. What does it mean that they are "unsettled funds"? Does it mean ...
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What impact does currency exchange mark-up have on broker fees?

Let's say I held £100,000 in Interactive Investor and wish to add £20,000 to my investment each year in monthly instalments. They charge £10/month for a standard account[1] that offers one free trade ...
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Can I buy the same stock on two different platforms?

If I'm holding with one brokerage and I want to open an account with another and buy more of the same stock I'm already holding, is that lawful or illegal?
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Why does my broker have slightly different prices?

I took a look at the closing price of NDAQ of the day 2019 04 26 at the NASDAQ website, this market data API, which has excatly the same values as NASDAQ, open 89.63 high 90.09 low 88....
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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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“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 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? [closed]

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 ...