Tips by SEC

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If you trade on margin, your broker can sell your securities without giving you a margin call. Now is the time to reread your margin agreement and pay...
Before investing in a mutual fund, consider its portfolio turnover rate. A fund's portfolio turnover rate measures the frequency with which it buys...
Before buying a mutual fund, think about its volatility. While past performance does not necessarily predict future returns, it can tell you how...
If you purchase a security in a cash account, you must pay for it before you can sell it. If you buy and sell a stock before paying for it, you are...
Online trading is quick and easy, online investing takes time.With a click of mouse, you can buy and sell stocks from more than 100 online...
If you cancel an order, make sure the cancellation worked before placing another trade. When you cancel an online trade, it is important to make sure...
Online trading is not always instantaneous. Investors may find that technological "choke points" can slow or prevent their orders from reaching...
Before buying a mutual fund, scrutinize its fees and expenses. A fund with high costs must perform better than a low-cost fund to generate the same...
Before buying a mutual fund, assess how the fund will impact the diversification of your portfolio. Generally, the success of your investments over...
To avoid buying or selling a stock at a price higher or lower than you wanted, you need to place a limit order rather than a market order. A limit...
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