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A Warning about Volatility with Regard to Online Prices

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Sometimes stock prices move so fast that orders to buy or sell lag behind the fluctuations in price. This can create volatility in the market, and the prices you see on your computer screen may not accurately reflect the prices at which shares currently are trading. Whether conducting simple transactions or actively trading a portfolio, online investors should exercise caution. Online investors also should understand how a brokerage firm executes trade orders and should be familiar with the distinctions between market orders, limit orders and stop orders.