HOW DO I MAKE TRADES?
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First, you must open an account with the brokerage firm you have
You can open a cash account or a margin
? Cash accounts are for investors who will just buy
or sell shares of stock with the money that they deposit into the accounts.
? Margin accounts are for investors who may wish to
borrow against their securities or engage in special trading
For more information about margin
accounts, see the tutorials Introduction to Margin and Margin Accounts.
Normally, you can make trades in your account in person, by mail,
on the telephone, or over the Internet. Each brokerage firm will advise you of
its capability to handle your orders.
After you set up your account, you can trade stock using
the orders described next.