Setting Up an Account & Executing Trades

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How to Open Your Brokerage Account

After you’ve made the decision about which broker to help you manage your online investments, the hard work is done. All you need to do to get started is open an account and get your cash to the broker [more…]

Choosing How to Hold Your Online Investments

The biggest factor that influences how your online investments will make their way to Wall Street depends on how you hold your shares. Street name ownership is the most common with most online brokers. [more…]

How Online Investment Trading Works

When you buy or sell a stock on your online broker’s site, your order is usually filled in seconds. But, before that transaction is completed, in milliseconds your order snakes its way through an advanced [more…]

How to Trade in Stocks Online

Trading in stocks online is not like shopping at your local major retailer, where prices are set. Because investments are priced in real time through active bidding between buyers and sellers, there are [more…]

How to Sell Stock Short

Ordinarily when you invest in stocks online, you hope to profit from a company’s good times and rising profits. But there’s a whole other class of investors, called [more…]

Buying Stocks and Mutual Funds without a Broker

Can you be an online investor without a broker? Sure. Some online investors want to buy stocks but don’t want to bother with a broker. There’s nothing that says you need to have a broker to buy and sell [more…]

How to Trade in Options Online

One way to invest money online is to buy options. If you own an option, you have the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an investment, including shares of stock by a certain preset time in the [more…]

How to Determine a Company’s Worth

Online investors can use a company’s worth to determine whether to invest with them. To learn more about companies you might want to invest in, you can study the income statement, the balance sheet, and [more…]

How to Find the Best Online Broker for You

Your online broker is the most important member of your online investing team, handling everything from tracking your financial portfolio to helping you buy and sell investments. When online investors [more…]

Entering Your Opening Balances in Sage One: Your Checklist

Entering your opening balances is crucial because they represent the financial position of your business on the day that you start using Sage One. The documents that you require are [more…]

Monthly Accounting Checklist for Sage One

Good online accounting needs good house-keeping, but Sage One really does make it easy for you. Every month, check that you have done the following to ensure your business finances are in tip-top condition [more…]

Understanding the Types of Brokerage Firms

Choosing a broker to help you in your online investing means deciding what kind of broker you need. Self-service brokers — those used most by online investors — are commonly grouped into three baskets: [more…]

How to Determine whether Your Stocks Are Being Sold Short

As an online investor, you might be interested in finding out how many investors are shorting a stock you own, a statistic known as short interest. Some investors even incorporate tracking short interest [more…]

How to Buy Stock on Margin

When you set up your online brokerage account, the most common type of brokerage account type is called a cash account. But many online investors request a margin account that lets them buy stocks with [more…]

How to Trade in Penny Stocks

Penny stocks, due to their tiny share prices, allow online investors to buy large numbers of shares. Owning large chunks of stock is appealing, but penny stocks can also be easily manipulated. Unlike giant [more…]

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