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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How to take advantage of a trading opportunity

You hear or read something that makes you know 100% that a CFD market price or Stock Price of company X is going to go up or down ...there is no denying it ...(as a noob at trading) i wait until ...
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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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Where is all this information coming from?

Hey everyone I'm a software developer and I have barely understood the financial world but here I am asking about the information that's available in most of the financial tools you can find at these ...
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If I am buying a stock why don't just I buy an in the money option?

I'm a 15 year stock market investor here who is very new to option trading (two weeks). I have a full understanding of how options work (complicated needless to say) and I have realized their ...
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What's the story behind the Forex Broker

I would like to know when I open a position in market, what happened or what the broker does with my position really. Do I buy/sell anything in market or just we trade in market virtually and nothing ...
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How to calculate Month-to-date unrealized and Realized P&L

how do you calculate Month-to-date unrealized and realized P&L/performance? What is the cost basis for both? Should the cost be reset based on the end-of-previous month mark to market or the ...
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Trading with rsi index

Is the rsi index used for only day trading or it can be used for long term of few months/days/week? How reliable is it in your experience?
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How to physically trade derivatives, options and bonds in the UK

So I have a degree in Economics and Finance, but have not worked in the finance space - instead working in industry. This means that while I have a really sophisticated understanding of derivatives/...
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What is the loss difference between offseting and rollover the contracts?

If you are long a futures contract that comes near to expire, you have two options: Offset the position or rollover the contract You have to take delivery of the underlying commodity For example, ...
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How come rollover the futures maintain the risk position?

I am still wondering about the risk difference between offsetting a position and rollover. As I know, both offsetting and rollover are involved in selling the initial futures contract ( which gives ...
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Why oil traders selling oil on the day before expire date but not the other days earlier than that?

As you know, the oil price was negative on April 20th 2020 due to the future contracts expiration date. I am wondering why traders had to wait until 1 day before expiration to close the position (sell ...
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Brokerage cash balance in the negative numbers?

what does it mean when trading account showing Brokerage cash balance in the negative numbers? Thanks
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Need some help with FXPro

I am the executor of an estate that includes a very small amount of money in a stock trading app called FXPRO. I have access to the account, the application, etc... but I have no idea whatsoever how ...
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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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Meaning of “non-reportable” and “dealer intermediary” in the CFTC COT report

What is intended with "non-reportable" and "dealer intermediary" long/ short positions in the CFTC COT report HERE? My toughts of "dealer intermediary" is that they could be the fx brokers; in other ...
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Difference between CFTC COT report and COT legacy?

Does anybody know the difference between the CFTC COT report and the COT legacy report on https://tradingster.com/? Numbers are quite different between these two.
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Transferring shares from personal eTrade account to another individual

Is there any feature that eTrade supports that is similar to paypal's sending money to another individual? Instead of sending money I'd hope I can transfer shares to another person's eTrade account ...
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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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Are there any online platforms like IQ Option to trade stocks online? [closed]

Are there any stock trading platform to buy stocks online like IQ Option? IQ option allows to buy CFD's but as far as I know we buyer doesn't own shares. I want to know whether there are any real ...
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Are there any stocks on NASDQ that have no bid or ask price displayed?

Are there any stocks on NASDQ or other electronic exchange that have no bid price displayed? I have never seen such stock but surely there must be a situation that no one wants to buy some worthless ...
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Is it a good idea to copy a trader when investing?

I constantly get bombarded with an etoro commercial on youtube about a feature where you can replicate someone else's trading activity in real time. More details here. You select another trader and ...
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Why Options trading is charged on per contract basis

I have been trading options for years, but could not understand why Brokerages charge fee on basis of number of contracts. Per Fidelity : Trade for just $4.95 per online trade, plus $0.65 per ...
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why some brokerage does not allow uncovered (cash secured) put via online order?

In past, I had brokerage accounts with Vanguard and I have option level approved for writing uncovered put( Level 4). I could place covered call orders via the website. But to place uncovered put ( ...
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what is DEMAT equivalent in USA

I am new to USA. In India to trade in market one needs a Demat account and a trading account. but In USA, when I opened an account with a reputable brokerage there was no mention of an account similar ...
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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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What is this “Trading”, “Stock Price” when I type NASDAQ:FB?

I am very beginner to business and trading.. And On the other side I'm very expert in Computing and tech. When I type Facebook Inc. in Google, it shows me what is Facebook and Facebook as a company ...
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required capital, commodity and trade volume given monthly target [closed]

I'm considering trading currencies or stock full time and would like to estimate required capital and required number of trades per day, given a monthly income of X US dollars after taxes. I'd also ...
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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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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 ...