Before opening an online account or placing the first trade, investors should ask brokerage firms a number of questions so they can make appropriate investment decisions. Online investors need to be aware of the potential for stock market volatility, the possibility of delays due to high Internet traffic or high trading volume, and the difference between market and limit orders.
Learn about the types of conduct in the securities industry that are prohibited before you begin investing.
Working With Your Investment Professional
See a listing of steps for investors to follow in order to avoid problems when participating in the market environment.