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Moving from Robinhood to TD Ameritrade: Can I use specific-lot-matching method?

I've been using both TD Ameritrade and Robinhood for a while. I just learned that on TD Ameritrade, you can use the specific-lot-matching method when you sell your shares. It's in My Account -> ...
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Investing via power of attorney for incapacitated principal

Can I use a financial POA to invest for an incapacitated principal? Or do brokerages commonly refuse to do so? i.e. POA must be setup on an account while they are in good health. My father has ...
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How does a margin account help with debt consolidation?

I have a trading account with TD Ameritrade and I also upgraded to a margin account. I was reading through their materials and they state that a margin account can help you consolidate debts and move ...
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If I short an option and the buyer exercises the contract, what will happen?

Let's say that I'm on TDAmeritrade. I short a call option to collect a premium. I also own 100 shares of the same stock in the same account. In a week, the option is in-the-money and the buyer ...
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What kind of order review does TD Ameritrade do on a simple and small buy limit order for a stock traded on the NASDAQ?

I was surprised to see that one of my simple and rather small buy limit orders for a stock traded on the NASDAQ got placed under review for 23 seconds before it got executed (small ~= 30kUSD, which ...
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Why does my stockbroker allow trading at the close but not at the open?

I have an stock brokerage account at TD Ameritrade, and I noticed that it allows market-on-close (MOC) and limit-on-close (LOC) orders, but not market-on-open (MOO) and limit-on-open (LOO) orders. Is ...
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When two financial institutions merge, when is the SIPC protection for an individual owning a brokerage account in both places reduced?

For example, as a result of the $22 billion Schwab-TD Ameritrade merger (mirror), when will the SIPC protection for an individual owning a Schwab and a TD Ameritrade brokerage accounts be reduced to ...
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Buying To Cover And Protecting Profits from Short Sell

I sold covered call options, and I would like to buy to cover when the market opens on Monday. For this particular instrument, trading volume is a bit thin, and I would like to "hide" my ...
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Selling a put option and getting assigned

I am using TD Ameritrade platform. Suppose I write a cash secured short put and the option expires in-the-money. The owner of the option then decides to exercise his right to sell. I am okay with ...
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How does one transfer money quickly to a broker like Ameritrade over the weekend? (If money is no object) Would a wire transfer work?

I'm trying to transfer funds to my Ameritrade account before extended hours tomorrow.
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Why would a financial institution prevent their clients from trading a specific security?

Ameritrade restricts trading of Gamestop: "In the interest of mitigating risk for our company and clients, we have put in place several restrictions on some transactions in $GME [GameStop], $AMC ...
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Would using TD Ameritrade to manage Roth IRA contributions indirectly support new fossil fuel infrastructure?

My goal: I would like to avoid investing and banking with institutions supporting new fossil fuel infrastructure[†]. Is TD Ameritrade such an institution? (I'm hoping that, as a brokerage firm, it is ...
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What does the column 'Maint req' mean in TD Ameritrade's position table?

What does 'Maint req' mean in this TD Ameritrade position table? Am I losing money?
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