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18 articles in this collection
Written by Matthew, Oliver, and Jes Zod

Why Can't I Place Market Orders Outside of Market Hours?

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Written by Oliver
Updated over a week ago

What Are Safety Labels?

Safety Labels provide added context about the potential risk of a stock.
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Written by Oliver
Updated over a week ago

What is margins trading and is it available on Public?

Trading on margin means trading with borrowed funds. We do not offer margin accounts.
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Written by Oliver
Updated over a week ago

How Does Slicing Stocks Work?

We dice up single shares into slices.
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

Can I Buy Penny Stocks?

Penny Stocks & Why They’re Risky
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Written by Jes Zod
Updated over a week ago

Understanding Stock Prices

A Guide to Last Sale, Ask, and Bid Prices
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

Market Trading Hours

Close, Open, and what happens in between
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

Can I Setup Automatic Dividend Reinvestment?

Enable DRIP so your dividends automatically purchase more stock!
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

What are Unsettled Funds?

Basically any transfer or trade that's still processing
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

Cash Account Violations

Cash Account Violations and How to Avoid Them
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

What's a Corporate Action?

When a companies board of directors decides to initiate a process that directly affects the securities issued by that company.
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Written by Matthew
Updated yesterday

Why can't I find "Stock X" in search?

Public offers over 5000 stocks and ETFs (aka the majority of U.S. publicly traded companies.)
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

Why is my buying power different than my cash?

Buying power usually equals cash value. But not always.
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

What is Buying Power?

Buying power is basically your power to purchase stocks.
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

Why was my trade rejected?

If you're not sure, just ask us. There's usually a simple reason for this.
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

Why was my account restricted?

FYI - we hate restricting accounts.
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

What is Day Trading?

Essentially, buying and selling in the same day.
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago

Can I Day Trade On Public?

No. Public has a no day-trade policy.
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Written by Matthew
Updated over a week ago