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Questions tagged [online-trading]

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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What exactly is trade signal?

I understand that a trade signal is something that basically tells you to buy/ sell something after doing some analysis but what exactly is it? Would it be a figure that one would calculate? What ...
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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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Test out day trading strategies

I am looking to test out day trading strategies. Most strategies I am interested in require to hold onto the stock for a week or more. Instead of using a paper stock trading platform and having to ...
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How to estimate the trading liquidity of stocks when buying and selling?

Stocks with smaller market capitalisation sometimes have the potential for greater price growth. But when trying to invest the same amount of money as you would do with a mainstream share, your act of ...
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How can Vanguard sell ETFs for no fee?

One can trade Vanguard's ETF with no fee for buying or selling. I have made several trades ( on the internet - no agent) over the last year for no fee. How do they make money ?
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Is this work legal? Someone promises payment for converting money transfers to Bitcoin

An online company hired my friend as an account assistant. They told him they are a business consulting firm, and that they need an account assistant in every area. His job is the following: Some ...
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What kind of an order type should I execute for the mentioned scenario?

Lets assume MSFT is at 110 today and there is some negative sentiment in the market (say due to some additional tariffs on US by China). A safe assumption is that MSFT may go down today (...assuming ...
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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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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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Why would a trading platform only allow withdrawal to the source of payment?

I have noted that a few online trading platforms have the following policy for withdrawal: they will send money using the same channel which the user deposit in the past. For example, if I deposit ...
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Should I sell my cryptocurrency and start trading again? Or wait until the price comes up? [closed]

I am troubled if I should sell my altcoins and start trading again or to just wait for a long term return for that value. Guys what do you think? I am just new to trading any advice would be a huge ...
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What is the stock warrant's expiration date here?

https://www.etrade.wallst.com/v1/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?symbol=IPOA.WS SOCIAL CAP HEDOSOPHIA HLDGS CO WT EXP 000022 IPOA.WS: NYSE How do I interpret the expiration date here WT EXP 000022 ? ...
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Bollinger Bands and TRENDING market

I have a small question regarding Bollinger Bands: If upper and bollinger bands either converge (both bands are getting more and more close together) or diverge (both bands are getting more and more ...
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Will this trading activity flag my account as PDT (Pattern Day Trader)?

I've read several definitions of PDT and I think I get the gist regarding round trips. But just to be certain, I'd like to offer an absurd/contrived example... Monday (9:31 AM) : Buy 100 shares of ...
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capital gains tax for non-resident trading German stocks

I come from Hong Kong, a non-German citizen living outside the German and trading German stocks through a U.S. internet broker. Should I have to pay capital gains tax to German government on the money ...
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Resources to begin trading from home?

Apologies in advance if this type of inquiry is inappropriate for this StackExchange. But it is a personal question, and it is about finance, so... Anyway, here is the backstory so far - I will try ...
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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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Basic Algorithmic Trading Strategy

I was searching the web for basic algorithmic trading concepts and came across the following article. http://www.investopedia.com/articles/active-trading/101014/basics-algorithmic-trading-concepts-and-...
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Anyone know if IG or Plus500 are scams or not? [closed]

I have been doing some research into online trading and came across 2 platforms that are pretty good and user friendly. http://www.IG.com and http://www.plus500.com I have read quite a lot of reviews ...
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Can I open an investment account in the United States as a Green Card holder?

Can a green card holder open a Schwab investment account as a normal US citizen would, or most they open an International account? Funds to use would all be coming from a US bank and not overseas.
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Best(mostly cheapest) way to buy international shares(mostly US) from Australia

I would like to buy international shares from Australia. But we have hefty fees charged by the banks (CommSec), ie buy fee, sell fee, inactivity fee, etc. I'm sure someone has eaten a dog on this ...
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Is it prudent to sell a stock on a 40% rise in 2 months

I bought an under valued stock a couple months ago that saw a nearly 50% drop in price over FCC issues. They just reported better than expected earning and settlement with the FCC which has caused the ...
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Dollar Cost Averaging (Or value averaging) vs Lot sizes, what am I missing?

I just got my first trading account, in Singapore, and was trying to see if I could use Dollar cost averaging myself on, say STI ETF. But I found out that the stock orders had to number minimum of 100 ...
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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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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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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 54.06)....
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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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What is the risk with electronic contract notes in India?

When you sign up for online commodity trading in India (and maybe even equities), if you opt for the convienience of electronic contract note, you are asked to sign a declaration that states: I am ...
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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, ...