Category Index: Trading

These articles explore the many aspects of trading stocks, bonds, and other securities on the U.S. exchanges, including the very basic steps that occur when you buy a stock, as well as some issues you may encounter when buying and selling stocks with the help of a brokerage house.

  1. Basics
  2. After Hours
  3. Bid, Offer, and Spread
  4. Brokerage Account Types
  5. Day Trading, Margin and Free Ride Rules
  6. Discount Brokers
  7. Direct Investing and DRIPs
  8. Electronically and via the Internet
  9. By Insiders
  10. Introducing Broker
  11. Jargon and Terminology
  12. NASD Public Disclosure Hotline
  13. Buy and Sell Stock Without a Broker
  14. Non-Resident Aliens and US Exchanges
  15. Off Exchange
  16. Opening Prices
  17. Order Routing and Payment for Order Flow
  18. Day, GTC, Limit, and Stop-Loss Orders
  19. Pink Sheet Stocks
  20. Price Improvement
  21. Process Date
  22. Round Lots of Shares
  23. Security Identification Systems
  24. Shorting Stocks
  25. Shorting Against the Box
  26. Size of the Market
  27. Tick, Up Tick, and Down Tick
  28. Transferring an Account
  29. Can You Trust The Tape?
  30. Selling Worthless Shares

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