Trading Topics

Order Types & Executions

Learn about different basic and advanced order types available to you. Basic orders include market and limit orders, and advanced orders are more complex orders such as one cancels other (OCO).

Margin

Find out how buying on margin works, the difference between marginable and non-marginable investments, what are margin calls, the fees and interest that can result from margin trading and the risks involved in buying on margin.

Day Trading

Educate yourself on what it means to be classified as a day trader and the rules day traders must follow in this helpful overview and Q&A.

Trading Halts

Trading of a stock can be temporarily paused (or halted) for a variety of reasons, such as an upcoming news announcement, to correct an order imbalance, or suspected unusual activity related to a stock's price.

Trading Suspensions

From time to time, the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) will suspend trading on a security for up to 10 days. This can impact current shareholders and potential new investors alike, so it's important to understand what happens when a security is suspended.