online trading

Definition

The increasingly popular activity of buying and selling securities over the internet, or to a lesser extent, through a broker's proprietary software.

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As a day trader I established an online trading account with a discount broker providing analysis tools to allow for research while minimizing my transaction costs.

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I am so used to having immediate access to buy, sell and monitor securities through web portals like E*Trade and Robinhood right from my phone and computer that I cannot imagine investing in a time before online trading.

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There has been a rise in the number of online trading sites that have been popping up all over the internet with different platforms and fee structures to trade securities.

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