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Placing an order to trade a security is as simple as telling your broker to buy or sell. But the type of order you place impacts transaction costs and the odds of having the order completed or filled. Depending on your broker, your order can be routed to more than 40 different execution venues where trades occur, and prices between those venues can change very quickly. Therefore, it is important to understand the exact instructions you are giving to your broker. This article from the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) reviews the various types of order instructions. Though AAII uses stocks as an example, the information also applies to exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and closed-end funds (CEFs)... HIGHLIGHTED EVENT: Are you a new investor looking to boost your knowledge and network with industry experts and leaders? Attend FINRA's annual conference ...

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When a brokerage firm is closed due to bankruptcy or other financial difficulties, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation steps in as quickly as possible and, within certain limits, works to return to you cash, stock and other securities you had at the firm. Without SIPC, investors at financially troubled brokerage firms might lose their securities or money forever or wait for years while their assets are tied up in court.


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