How are the interest charges calculated on my margin account?

[NYTimes] Sources describe horror stories of young and inexperienced investors on Robinhood, many engaging in riskier trades at far higher volumes than at other firms

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/technology/robinhood-risky-trading.html
Richard Dobatse, a Navy medic in San Diego, dabbled infrequently in stock trading. But his behavior changed in 2017 when he signed up for Robinhood, a trading app that made buying and selling stocks simple and seemingly free.
Mr. Dobatse, now 32, said he had been charmed by Robinhood’s one-click trading, easy access to complex investment products, and features like falling confetti and emoji-filled phone notifications that made it feel like a game. After funding his account with $15,000 in credit card advances, he began spending more time on the app.
As he repeatedly lost money, Mr. Dobatse took out two $30,000 home equity loans so he could buy and sell more speculative stocks and options, hoping to pay off his debts. His account value shot above $1 million this year — but almost all of that recently disappeared. This week, his balance was $6,956.
“When he is doing his trading, he won’t want to eat,” said his wife, Tashika Dobatse, with whom he has three children. “He would have nightmares.”
Millions of young Americans have begun investing in recent years through Robinhood, which was founded in 2013 with a sales pitch of no trading fees or account minimums. The ease of trading has turned it into a cultural phenomenon and a Silicon Valley darling, with the start-up climbing to an $8.3 billion valuation. It has been one of the tech industry’s biggest growth stories in the recent market turmoil.
But at least part of Robinhood’s success appears to have been built on a Silicon Valley playbook of behavioral nudges and push notifications, which has drawn inexperienced investors into the riskiest trading, according to an analysis of industry data and legal filings, as well as interviews with nine current and former Robinhood employees and more than a dozen customers. And the more that customers engaged in such behavior, the better it was for the company, the data shows.
Thanks for reading The Times. Subscribe to The Times More than at any other retail brokerage firm, Robinhood’s users trade the riskiest products and at the fastest pace, according to an analysis of new filings from nine brokerage firms by the research firm Alphacution for The New York Times.
In the first three months of 2020, Robinhood users traded nine times as many shares as E-Trade customers, and 40 times as many shares as Charles Schwab customers, per dollar in the average customer account in the most recent quarter. They also bought and sold 88 times as many risky options contracts as Schwab customers, relative to the average account size, according to the analysis.
The more often small investors trade stocks, the worse their returns are likely to be, studies have shown. The returns are even worse when they get involved with options, research has found.
This kind of trading, where a few minutes can mean the difference between winning and losing, was particularly hazardous on Robinhood because the firm has experienced an unusual number of technology issues, public records show. Some Robinhood employees, who declined to be identified for fear of retaliation, said the company failed to provide adequate guardrails and technology to support its customers.
Those dangers came into focus last month when Alex Kearns, 20, a college student in Nebraska, killed himself after he logged into the app and saw that his balance had dropped to negative $730,000. The figure was high partly because of some incomplete trades.
“There was no intention to be assigned this much and take this much risk,” Mr. Kearns wrote in his suicide note, which a family member posted on Twitter.
Like Mr. Kearns, Robinhood’s average customer is young and lacks investing know-how. The average age is 31, the company said, and half of its customers had never invested before.
Some have visited Robinhood’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., in recent years to confront the staff about their losses, said four employees who witnessed the incidents. This year, they said, the start-up installed bulletproof glass at the front entrance.
“They encourage people to go from training wheels to driving motorcycles,” Scott Smith, who tracks brokerage firms at the financial consulting firm Cerulli, said of Robinhood. “Over the long term, it’s like trying to beat the casino.”
At the core of Robinhood’s business is an incentive to encourage more trading. It does not charge fees for trading, but it is still paid more if its customers trade more.
That’s because it makes money through a complex practice known as “payment for order flow.” Each time a Robinhood customer trades, Wall Street firms actually buy or sell the shares and determine what price the customer gets. These firms pay Robinhood for the right to do this, because they then engage in a form of arbitrage by trying to buy or sell the stock for a profit over what they give the Robinhood customer.
This practice is not new, and retail brokers such as E-Trade and Schwab also do it. But Robinhood makes significantly more than they do for each stock share and options contract sent to the professional trading firms, the filings show.
For each share of stock traded, Robinhood made four to 15 times more than Schwab in the most recent quarter, according to the filings. In total, Robinhood got $18,955 from the trading firms for every dollar in the average customer account, while Schwab made $195, the Alphacution analysis shows. Industry experts said this was most likely because the trading firms believed they could score the easiest profits from Robinhood customers.
Vlad Tenev, a founder and co-chief executive of Robinhood, said in an interview that even with some of its customers losing money, young Americans risked greater losses by not investing in stocks at all. Not participating in the markets “ultimately contributed to the sort of the massive inequalities that we’re seeing in society,” he said.
Mr. Tenev said only 12 percent of the traders active on Robinhood each month used options, which allow people to bet on where the price of a specific stock will be on a specific day and multiply that by 100. He said the company had added educational content on how to invest safely.
He declined to comment on why Robinhood makes more than its competitors from the Wall Street firms. The company also declined to comment on Mr. Dobatse or provide data on its customers’ performance.
Robinhood does not force people to trade, of course. But its success at getting them do so has been highlighted internally. In June, the actor Ashton Kutcher, who has invested in Robinhood, attended one of the company’s weekly staff meetings on Zoom and celebrated its success by comparing it to gambling websites, said three people who were on the call.
Mr. Kutcher said in a statement that his comment “was not intended to be a comparison of business models nor the experience Robinhood provides its customers” and that it referred “to the current growth metrics.” He added that he was “absolutely not insinuating that Robinhood was a gambling platform.”
ImageRobinhood’s co-founders and co-chief executives, Baiju Bhatt, left, and Vlad Tenev, created the company to make investing accessible to everyone. Robinhood’s co-founders and co-chief executives, Baiju Bhatt, left, and Vlad Tenev, created the company to make investing accessible to everyone.Credit...via Reuters Robinhood was founded by Mr. Tenev and Baiju Bhatt, two children of immigrants who met at Stanford University in 2005. After teaming up on several ventures, including a high-speed trading firm, they were inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement to create a company that would make finance more accessible, they said. They named the start-up Robinhood after the English outlaw who stole from the rich and gave to the poor.
Robinhood eliminated trading fees while most brokerage firms charged $10 or more for a trade. It also added features to make investing more like a game. New members were given a free share of stock, but only after they scratched off images that looked like a lottery ticket.
The app is simple to use. The home screen has a list of trendy stocks. If a customer touches one of them, a green button pops up with the word “trade,” skipping many of the steps that other firms require.
Robinhood initially offered only stock trading. Over time, it added options trading and margin loans, which make it possible to turbocharge investment gains — and to supersize losses.
The app advertises options with the tagline “quick, straightforward & free.” Customers who want to trade options answer just a few multiple-choice questions. Beginners are legally barred from trading options, but those who click that they have no investing experience are coached by the app on how to change the answer to “not much” experience. Then people can immediately begin trading.
Before Robinhood added options trading in 2017, Mr. Bhatt scoffed at the idea that the company was letting investors take uninformed risks.
“The best thing we can say to those people is ‘Just do it,’” he told Business Insider at the time.
In May, Robinhood said it had 13 million accounts, up from 10 million at the end of 2019. Schwab said it had 12.7 million brokerage accounts in its latest filings; E-Trade reported 5.5 million.
That growth has kept the money flowing in from venture capitalists. Sequoia Capital and New Enterprise Associates are among those that have poured $1.3 billion into Robinhood. In May, the company received a fresh $280 million.
“Robinhood has made the financial markets accessible to the masses and, in turn, revolutionized the decades-old brokerage industry,” Andrew Reed, a partner at Sequoia, said after last month’s fund-raising.
Image Robinhood shows users that its options trading is free of commissions. Robinhood shows users that its options trading is free of commissions. Mr. Tenev has said Robinhood has invested in the best technology in the industry. But the risks of trading through the app have been compounded by its tech glitches.
In 2018, Robinhood released software that accidentally reversed the direction of options trades, giving customers the opposite outcome from what they expected. Last year, it mistakenly allowed people to borrow infinite money to multiply their bets, leading to some enormous gains and losses.
Robinhood’s website has also gone down more often than those of its rivals — 47 times since March for Robinhood and 10 times for Schwab — according to a Times analysis of data from Downdetector.com, which tracks website reliability. In March, the site was down for almost two days, just as stock prices were gyrating because of the coronavirus pandemic. Robinhood’s customers were unable to make trades to blunt the damage to their accounts.
Four Robinhood employees, who declined to be identified, said the outage was rooted in issues with the company’s phone app and servers. They said the start-up had underinvested in technology and moved too quickly rather than carefully.
Mr. Tenev said he could not talk about the outage beyond a company blog post that said it was “not acceptable.” Robinhood had recently made new technology investments, he said.
Plaintiffs who have sued over the outage said Robinhood had done little to respond to their losses. Unlike other brokers, the company has no phone number for customers to call.
Mr. Dobatse suffered his biggest losses in the March outage — $860,000, his records show. Robinhood did not respond to his emails, he said, adding that he planned to take his case to financial regulators for arbitration.
“They make it so easy for people that don’t know anything about stocks,” he said. “Then you go there and you start to lose money.”
submitted by jayatum to investing [link] [comments]

How the TFSA works

(Updated August 9th, 2020)

Background


You may have heard about off-shore tax havens of questionable legality where wealthy people invest their money in legal "grey zones" and don't pay any tax, as featured for example, in Netflix's drama, The Laundromat.

The reality is that the Government of Canada offers 100% tax-free investing throughout your life, with unlimited withdrawals of your contributions and profits, and no limits on how much you can make tax-free. There is also nothing to report to the Canada Revenue Agency. Although Britain has a comparable program, Canada is the only country in the world that offers tax-free investing with this level of power and flexibility.

Thank you fellow Redditors for the wonderful Gold Award and Today I Learned Award!

(Unrelated but Important Note: I put a link at the bottom for my margin account explainer. Many people are interested in margin trading but don't understand the math behind margin accounts and cannot find an explanation. If you want to do margin, but don't know how, click on the link.)

As a Gen-Xer, I wrote this post with Millennials in mind, many of whom are getting interested in investing in ETFs, individual stocks, and also my personal favourite, options. Your generation is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this extremely powerful program at a relatively young age. But whether you're in your 20's or your 90's, read on!

Are TFSAs important? In 2020 Canadians have almost 1 trillion dollars saved up in their TFSAs, so if that doesn't prove that pennies add up to dollars, I don't know what does. The TFSA truly is the Great Canadian Tax Shelter.

I will periodically be checking this and adding issues as they arise, to this post. I really appreciate that people are finding this useful. As this post is now fairly complete from a basic mechanics point of view, and some questions are already answered in this post, please be advised that at this stage I cannot respond to questions that are already covered here. If I do not respond to your post, check this post as I may have added the answer to the FAQs at the bottom.

How to Invest in Stocks


A lot of people get really excited - for good reason - when they discover that the TFSA allows you to invest in stocks, tax free. I get questions about which stocks to buy.

I have made some comments about that throughout this post, however; I can't comprehensively answer that question. Having said that, though, if you're interested in picking your own stocks and want to learn how, I recommmend starting with the following videos:

The first is by Peter Lynch, a famous American investor in the 80's who wrote some well-respected books for the general public, like "One Up on Wall Street." The advice he gives is always valid, always works, and that never changes, even with 2020's technology, companies and AI:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRMpgaBv-U4&t=2256s


The second is a recording of a university lecture given by investment legend Warren Buffett, who expounds on the same principles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MHIcabnjrA

Please note that I have no connection to whomever posted the videos.

Introduction


TFSAs were introduced in 2009 by Stephen Harper's government, to encourage Canadians to save.

The effect of the TFSA is that ordinary Canadians don't pay any income or capital gains tax on their securities investments.

Initial uptake was slow as the contribution rules take some getting used to, but over time the program became a smash hit with Canadians. There are about 20 million Canadians with TFSAs, so the uptake is about 70%- 80% (as you have to be the age of majority in your province/territory to open a TFSA).

Eligibility to Open a TFSA


You must be a Canadian resident with a valid Social Insurance Number to open a TFSA. You must be at the voting age in the province in which you reside in order to open a TFSA, however contribution room begins to accumulate from the year in which you turned 18. You do not have to file a tax return to open a TFSA. You do not need to be a Canadian citizen to open and contribute to a TFSA. No minimum balance is required to open a TFSA.

Where you Can Open a TFSA


There are hundreds of financial institutions in Canada that offer the TFSA. There is only one kind of TFSA; however, different institutions offer a different range of financial products. Here are some examples:


Insurance


Your TFSA may be covered by either CIFP or CDIC insuranceor both. Ask your bank or broker for details.

What You Can Trade and Invest In


You can trade the following:


What You Cannot Trade


You cannot trade:

Again, if it requires a margin account, it's out. You cannot buy on margin in a TFSA. Nothing stopping you from borrowing money from other sources as long as you stay within your contribution limits, but you can't trade on margin in a TFSA. You can of course trade long puts and calls which give you leverage.

Rules for Contribution Room


Starting at 18 you get a certain amount of contribution room.

According to the CRA:
You will accumulate TFSA contribution room for each year even if you do not file an Income Tax and Benefit Return or open a TFSA.
The annual TFSA dollar limit for the years 2009 to 2012 was $5,000.
The annual TFSA dollar limit for the years 2013 and 2014 was $5,500.
The annual TFSA dollar limit for the year 2015 was $10,000.
The annual TFSA dollar limit for the years 2016 to 2018 was $5,500.
The annual TFSA dollar limit for the year 2019 is $6,000.
The TFSA annual room limit will be indexed to inflation and rounded to the nearest $500.
Investment income earned by, and changes in the value of TFSA investments will not affect your TFSA contribution room for the current or future years.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/tax-free-savings-account/contributions.html
If you don't use the room, it accumulates indefinitely.

Trades you make in a TFSA are truly tax free. But you cannot claim the dividend tax credit and you cannot claim losses in a TFSA against capital gains whether inside or outside of the TFSA. So do make money and don't lose money in a TFSA. You are stuck with the 15% withholding tax on U.S. dividend distributions unlike the RRSP, due to U.S. tax rules, but you do not pay any capital gains on sale of U.S. shares.

You can withdraw *both* contributions *and* capital gains, no matter how much, at any time, without penalty. The amount of the withdrawal (contributions+gains) converts into contribution room in the *next* calendar year. So if you put the withdrawn funds back in the same calendar year you take them out, that burns up your total accumulated contribution room to the extent of the amount that you re-contribute in the same calendar year.

Examples


E.g. Say you turned 18 in 2016 in Alberta where the age of majority is 18. It is now sometime in 2020. You have never contributed to a TFSA. You now have $5,500+$5,500+$5,500+$6,000+$6,000 = $28,500 of room in 2020. In 2020 you manage to put $20,000 in to your TFSA and you buy Canadian Megacorp common shares. You now have $8,500 of room remaining in 2020.

Sometime in 2021 - it doesn't matter when in 2021 - your shares go to $100K due to the success of the Canadian Megacorp. You also have $6,000 worth of room for 2021 as set by the government. You therefore have $8,500 carried over from 2020+$6,000 = $14,500 of room in 2021.

In 2021 you sell the shares and pull out the $100K. This amount is tax-free and does not even have to be reported. You can do whatever you want with it.

But: if you put it back in 2021 you will over-contribute by $100,000 - $14,500 = $85,500 and incur a penalty.

But if you wait until 2022 you will have $14,500 unused contribution room carried forward from 2021, another $6,000 for 2022, and $100,000 carried forward from the withdrawal 2021, so in 2022 you will have $14,500+$6,000+$100,000 = $120,500 of contribution room.

This means that if you choose, you can put the $100,000 back in in 2022 tax-free and still have $20,500 left over. If you do not put the money back in 2021, then in 2022 you will have $120,500+$6,000 = $126,500 of contribution room.

There is no age limit on how old you can be to contribute, no limit on how much money you can make in the TFSA, and if you do not use the room it keeps carrying forward forever.

Just remember the following formula:

This year's contribution room = (A) unused contribution room carried forward from last year + (B) contribution room provided by the government for this year + (C) total withdrawals from last year.

EXAMPLE 1:

Say in 2020 you never contributed to a TFSA but you were 18 in 2009.
You have $69,500 of unused room (see above) in 2020 which accumulated from 2009-2020.
In 2020 you contribute $50,000, leaving $19,500 contribution room unused for 2020. You buy $50,000 worth of stock. The next day, also in 2020, the stock doubles and it's worth $100,000. Also in 2020 you sell the stock and withdraw $100,000, tax-free.

You continue to trade stocks within your TFSA, and hopefully grow your TFSA in 2020, but you make no further contributions or withdrawals in 2020.


The question is, How much room will you have in 2021?
Answer: In the year 2021, the following applies:
(A) Unused contribution room carried forward from last year, 2020: $19,500
(B) Contribution room provided by government for this year, 2021: $6,000
(C) Total withdrawals from last year, 2020: $100,000

Total contribution room for 2021 = $19,500+6,000+100,000 = $125,500.

EXAMPLE 2:
Say between 2020 and 2021 you decided to buy a tax-free car (well you're still stuck with the GST/PST/HST/QST but you get the picture) so you went to the dealer and spent $25,000 of the $100,000 you withdrew in 2020. You now have a car and $75,000 still burning a hole in your pocket. Say in early 2021 you re-contribute the $75,000 you still have left over, to your TFSA. However, in mid-2021 you suddenly need $75,000 because of an emergency so you pull the $75,000 back out. But then a few weeks later, it turns out that for whatever reason you don't need it after all so you decide to put the $75,000 back into the TFSA, also in 2021. You continue to trade inside your TFSA but make no further withdrawals or contributions.

How much room will you have in 2022?
Answer: In the year 2022, the following applies:

(A) Unused contribution room carried forward from last year, 2021: $125,500 - $75,000 - $75,000 = -$24,500.

Already you have a problem. You have over-contributed in 2021. You will be assessed a penalty on the over-contribution! (penalty = 1% a month).

But if you waited until 2022 to re-contribute the $75,000 you pulled out for the emergency.....

In the year 2022, the following would apply:
(A) Unused contribution room carried forward from last year, 2021: $125,500 -$75,000 =$50,500.
(B) Contribution room provided by government for this year, 2022: $6,000
(C) Total withdrawals from last year, 2020: $75,000

Total contribution room for 2022 = $50,500 + $6,000 + $75,000 = $131,500.
...And...re-contributing that $75,000 that was left over from your 2021 emergency that didn't materialize, you still have $131,500-$75,000 = $56,500 of contribution room left in 2022.

For a more comprehensive discussion, please see the CRA info link below.

FAQs That Have Arisen in the Discussion and Other Potential Questions:



  1. Equity and ETF/ETN Options in a TFSA: can I get leverage? Yes. You can buy puts and calls in your TFSA and you only need to have the cash to pay the premium and broker commissions. Example: if XYZ is trading at $70, and you want to buy the $90 call with 6 months to expiration, and the call is trading at $2.50, you only need to have $250 in your account, per option contract, and if you are dealing with BMO IL for example you need $9.95 + $1.25/contract which is what they charge in commission. Of course, any profits on closing your position are tax-free. You only need the full value of the strike in your account if you want to exercise your option instead of selling it. Please note: this is not meant to be an options tutorial; see the Montreal Exchange's Equity Options Reference Manual if you have questions on how options work.
  2. Equity and ETF/ETN Options in a TFSA: what is ok and not ok? Long puts and calls are allowed. Covered calls are allowed, but cash-secured puts are not allowed. All other option trades are also not allowed. Basically the rule is, if the trade is not a covered call and it either requires being short an option or short the stock, you can't do it in a TFSA.
  3. Live in a province where the voting age is 19 so I can't open a TFSA until I'm 19, when does my contribution room begin? Your contribution room begins to accumulate at 18, so if you live in province where the age of majority is 19, you'll get the room carried forward from the year you turned 18.
  4. If I turn 18 on December 31, do I get the contribution room just for that day or for the whole year? The whole year.
  5. Do commissions paid on share transactions count as withdrawals? Unfortunately, no. If you contribute $2,000 cash and you buy $1,975 worth of stock and pay $25 in commission, the $25 does not count as a withdrawal. It is the same as if you lost money in the TFSA.
  6. How much room do I have? If your broker records are complete, you can do a spreadsheet. The other thing you can do is call the CRA and they will tell you.
  7. TFSATFSA direct transfer from one institution to another: this has no impact on your contributions or withdrawals as it counts as neither.
  8. More than 1 TFSA: you can have as many as you want but your total contribution room does not increase or decrease depending on how many accounts you have.
  9. Withdrawals that convert into contribution room in the next year. Do they carry forward indefinitely if not used in the next year? Answer :yes.
  10. Do I have to declare my profits, withdrawals and contributions? No. Your bank or broker interfaces directly with the CRA on this. There are no declarations to make.
  11. Risky investments - smart? In a TFSA you want always to make money, because you pay no tax, and you want never to lose money, because you cannot claim the loss against your income from your job. If in year X you have $5,000 of contribution room and put it into a TFSA and buy Canadian Speculative Corp. and due to the failure of the Canadian Speculative Corp. it goes to zero, two things happen. One, you burn up that contribution room and you have to wait until next year for the government to give you more room. Two, you can't claim the $5,000 loss against your employment income or investment income or capital gains like you could in a non-registered account. So remember Buffett's rule #1: Do not lose money. Rule #2 being don't forget the first rule. TFSA's are absolutely tailor-made for Graham-Buffett value investing or for diversified ETF or mutual fund investing, but you don't want to buy a lot of small specs because you don't get the tax loss.
  12. Moving to/from Canada/residency. You must be a resident of Canada and 18 years old with a valid SIN to open a TFSA. Consult your tax advisor on whether your circumstances make you a resident for tax purposes. Since 2009, your TFSA contribution room accumulates every year, if at any time in the calendar year you are 18 years of age or older and a resident of Canada. Note: If you move to another country, you can STILL trade your TFSA online from your other country and keep making money within the account tax-free. You can withdraw money and Canada will not tax you. But you have to get tax advice in your country as to what they do. There restrictions on contributions for non-residents. See "non residents of Canada:" https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cra-arc/formspubs/pub/rc4466/rc4466-19e.pdf
  13. The U.S. withholding tax. Dividends paid by U.S.-domiciled companies are subject to a 15% U.S. withholding tax. Your broker does this automatically at the time of the dividend payment. So if your stock pays a $100 USD dividend, you only get $85 USD in your broker account and in your statement the broker will have a note saying 15% U.S. withholding tax. I do not know under what circumstances if any it is possible to get the withheld amount. Normally it is not, but consult a tax professional.
  14. The U.S. withholding tax does not apply to capital gains. So if you buy $5,000 USD worth of Apple and sell it for $7,000 USD, you get the full $2,000 USD gain automatically.
  15. Tax-Free Leverage. Leverage in the TFSA is effectively equal to your tax rate * the capital gains inclusion rate because you're not paying tax. So if you're paying 25% on average in income tax, and the capital gains contribution rate is 50%, the TFSA is like having 12.5%, no margin call leverage costing you 0% and that also doesn't magnify your losses.
  16. Margin accounts. These accounts allow you to borrow money from your broker to buy stocks. TFSAs are not margin accounts. Nothing stopping you from borrowing from other sources (such as borrowing cash against your stocks in an actual margin account, or borrowing cash against your house in a HELOC or borrowing cash against your promise to pay it back as in a personal LOC) to fund a TFSA if that is your decision, bearing in mind the risks, but a TFSA is not a margin account. Consider options if you want leverage that you can use in a TFSA, without borrowing money.
  17. Dividend Tax Credit on Canadian Companies. Remember, dividends paid into the TFSA are not eligible to be claimed for the credit, on the rationale that you already got a tax break.
  18. FX risk. The CRA allows you to contribute and withdraw foreign currency from the TFSA but the contribution/withdrawal accounting is done in CAD. So if you contribute $10,000 USD into your TFSA and withdraw $15,000 USD, and the CAD is trading at 70 cents USD when you contribute and $80 cents USD when you withdraw, the CRA will treat it as if you contributed $14,285.71 CAD and withdrew $18,75.00 CAD.
  19. OTC (over-the-counter stocks). You can only buy stocks if they are listed on an approved exchange ("approved exchange" = TSX, TSX-V, NYSE, NASDAQ and about 25 or so others). The U.S. pink sheets "over-the-counter" market is an example of a place where you can buy stocks, that is not an approved exchange, therefore you can't buy these penny stocks. I have however read that the CRA make an exception for a stock traded over the counter if it has a dual listing on an approved exchange. You should check that with a tax lawyer or accountant though.
  20. The RRSP. This is another great tax shelter. Tax shelters in Canada are either deferrals or in a few cases - such as the TFSA - outright tax breaks, The RRSP is an example of a deferral. The RRSP allows you to deduct your contributions from your income, which the TFSA does not allow. This deduction is a huge advantage if you earn a lot of money. The RRSP has tax consequences for withdrawing money whereas the TFSA does not. Withdrawals from the RRSP are taxable whereas they are obviously not in a TFSA. You probably want to start out with a TFSA and maintain and grow that all your life. It is a good idea to start contributing to an RRSP when you start working because you get the tax deduction, and then you can use the amount of the deduction to contribute to your TFSA. There are certain rules that claw back your annual contribution room into an RRSP if you contribute to a pension. See your tax advisor.
  21. Pensions. If I contribute to a pension does that claw back my TFSA contribution room or otherwise affect my TFSA in any way? Answer: No.
  22. The $10K contribution limit for 2015. This was PM Harper's pledge. In 2015 the Conservative government changed the rules to make the annual government allowance $10,000 per year forever. Note: withdrawals still converted into contribution room in the following year - that did not change. When the Liberals came into power they switched the program back for 2016 to the original Harper rules and have kept the original Harper rules since then. That is why there is the $10,000 anomaly of 2015. The original Harper rules (which, again, are in effect now) called for $500 increments to the annual government allowance as and when required to keep up with inflation, based on the BofC's Consumer Price Index (CPI). Under the new Harper rules, it would have been $10,000 flat forever. Which you prefer depends on your politics but the TFSA program is massively popular with Canadians. Assuming 1.6% annual CPI inflation then the annual contribution room will hit $10,000 in 2052 under the present rules. Note: the Bank of Canada does an excellent and informative job of explaining inflation and the CPI at their website.
  23. Losses in a TFSA - you cannot claim a loss in a TFSA against income. So in a TFSA you always want to make money and never want to lose money. A few ppl here have asked if you are losing money on your position in a TFSA can you transfer it in-kind to a cash account and claim the loss. I would expect no as I cannot see how in view of the fact that TFSA losses can't be claimed, that the adjusted cost base would somehow be the cost paid in the TFSA. But I'm not a tax lawyeaccountant. You should consult a tax professional.
  24. Transfers in-kind to the TFSA and the the superficial loss rule. You can transfer securities (shares etc.) "in-kind," meaning, directly, from an unregistered account to the TFSA. If you do that, the CRA considers that you "disposed" of, meaning, equivalent to having sold, the shares in the unregistered account and then re-purchased them at the same price in the TFSA. The CRA considers that you did this even though the broker transfers the shares directly in the the TFSA. The superficial loss rule, which means that you cannot claim a loss for a security re-purchased within 30 days of sale, applies. So if you buy something for $20 in your unregistered account, and it's trading for $25 when you transfer it in-kind into the TFSA, then you have a deemed disposition with a capital gain of $5. But it doesn't work the other way around due to the superficial loss rule. If you buy it for $20 in the unregistered account, and it's trading at $15 when you transfer it in-kind into the TFSA, the superficial loss rule prevents you from claiming the loss because it is treated as having been sold in the unregistered account and immediately bought back in the TFSA.
  25. Day trading/swing trading. It is possible for the CRA to try to tax your TFSA on the basis of "advantage." The one reported decision I'm aware of (emphasis on I'm aware of) is from B.C. where a woman was doing "swap transactions" in her TFSA which were not explicitly disallowed but the court rules that they were an "advantage" in certain years and liable to taxation. Swaps were subsequently banned. I'm not sure what a swap is exactly but it's not that someone who is simply making contributions according to the above rules would run afoul of. The CRA from what I understand doesn't care how much money you make in the TFSA, they care how you made it. So if you're logged on to your broker 40 hours a week and trading all day every day they might take the position that you found a way to work a job 40 hours a week and not pay any tax on the money you make, which they would argue is an "advantage," although there are arguments against that. This is not legal advice, just information.
  26. The U.S. Roth IRA. This is a U.S. retirement savings tax shelter that is superficially similar to the TFSA but it has a number of limitations, including lack of cumulative contribution room, no ability for withdrawals to convert into contribution room in the following year, complex rules on who is eligible to contribute, limits on how much you can invest based on your income, income cutoffs on whether you can even use the Roth IRA at all, age limits that govern when and to what extent you can use it, and strict restrictions on reasons to withdraw funds prior to retirement (withdrawals prior to retirement can only be used to pay for private medical insurance, unpaid medical bills, adoption/childbirth expenses, certain educational expenses). The TFSA is totally unlike the Roth IRA in that it has none of these restrictions, therefore, the Roth IRA is not in any reasonable sense a valid comparison. The TFSA was modeled after the U.K. Investment Savings Account, which is the only comparable program to the TFSA.
  27. The UK Investment Savings Account. This is what the TFSA was based off of. Main difference is that the UK uses a 20,000 pound annual contribution allowance, use-it-or-lose-it. There are several different flavours of ISA, and some do have a limited recontribution feature but not to the extent of the TFSA.
  28. Is it smart to overcontribute to buy a really hot stock and just pay the 1% a month overcontribution penalty? If the CRA believes you made the overcontribution deliberately the penalty is 100% of the gains on the overcontribution, meaning, you can keep the overcontribution, or the loss, but the CRA takes the profit.
  29. Speculative stocks-- are they ok? There is no such thing as a "speculative stock." That term is not used by the CRA. Either the stock trades on an approved exchange or it doesn't. So if a really blue chip stock, the most stable company in the world, trades on an exchange that is not approved, you can't buy it in a TFSA. If a really speculative gold mining stock in Busang, Indonesia that has gone through the roof due to reports of enormous amounts of gold, but their geologist somehow just mysteriously fell out of a helicopter into the jungle and maybe there's no gold there at all, but it trades on an approved exchange, it is fine to buy it in a TFSA. Of course the risk of whether it turns out to be a good investment or not, is on you.
Remember, you're working for your money anyway, so if you can get free money from the government -- you should take it! Follow the rules because Canadians have ended up with a tax bill for not understanding the TFSA rules.
Appreciate the feedback everyone. Glad this basic post has been useful for many. The CRA does a good job of explaining TFSAs in detail at https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/cra-arc/formspubs/pub/rc4466/rc4466-19e.pdf

Unrelated but of Interest: The Margin Account

Note: if you are interested in how margin accounts work, I refer you to my post on margin accounts, where I use a straightforward explanation of the math behind margin accounts to try and give readers the confidence that they understand this powerful leveraging tool.

How Margin Loans Work - a Primer

submitted by KhingoBhingo to CanadianInvestor [link] [comments]

Beating the UK brokerage via true arbitrage - £8k -> £98k ($128k) since 21st April

Beating the UK brokerage via true arbitrage - £8k -> £98k ($128k) since 21st April
Alright you American autists, here's a gains post from the UK across the pond - listen up because it's pretty incredible, managed to screw over our broker to turn ~£8k into £98k / $128k USD by reading the small print, true u/fuzzyblankeet style.

https://preview.redd.it/9mlup18v0q951.png?width=343&format=png&auto=webp&s=aea1393d304d16063d62d54d30cc5be9b23d937a
Unfortunately, we don't have options trading, commission free robinhood which crashes, or any other US based degeneracy, but instead we British chaps can trade "CFDs" ie. 'contracts-for-difference', which are essentially naked long / short positions with a 10-20% margin (5-10x leveraged), a 'holding cost' and you could theoretically lose more than your initial margin - sounds like true wallstreetbets autism, right? Well grab a lite beer (or whatever you lite alcoholic chaps drink over there) and strap in for this stuff:
So, CMC Markets, a UK based CFD brokerage, wanted to create a West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil 'Spot' product, despite WTI contracts trading in specific monthly expirations which can thus have severe contango effects (as all of you $USO call holders who got screwed know) - this was just a product called "Crude Oil West Texas - Cash", and was pegged to the nearest front-month, but had no expiry date, only a specific holding cost -> already a degenerate idea from their part.
So in early April, just before when the WTI May-20 expiry contract 'rolled' at **negative** $-37, the "WTI Cash" was trading at $15 at the time, but the *next* month June-20 expiry was still $30+ we (I am co-running an account with an ex-Goldman colleague of mine) simultaneously entered into a long position on the "WTI - Cash" product, and went short on the "WTI Jun-20 expiry", a pure convergence play. Sure enough, the June-20 tanked the following week, and we made over £35k, realised profits. But meanwhile the May-20 also tanked, and we were down £28k. But rather than realise this loss, we figured we could just hold it until Oil prices recover, and profit on both legs of the trade.
However, CMC Markets suddenly realised they are going to lose a lot of money with negative oil prices (Interactive Brokers lost $104m, also retards), so they screwed everyone holding the "WTI - Cash" product trading at $8 at the time, and pegged it to the December 2020 expiry trading at $30, with a 'discount factor' to catch up between the two.
https://preview.redd.it/zjjzyahx0q951.png?width=517&format=png&auto=webp&s=9523bab878f06702133631f12c1109081f299f65
Now fellow autists, read the above email and try to figure out what the pure arbitrage is. CMC markets will charge us a 0.61% **per day** holding cost (calculated as the 10x levered value of whatever original margin you put up, so in our case £8k*10x=£80k*0.61% = £500 per day, £1.5k on weekends for extra fun) on our open positions, but also "increase" the position value by 0.61% per day vs. the **previous day's** WTI - Cash value. Got it yet? No? Still retarded? Here's where maths really helps you make tendies:-> If your 'cost' is fixed at 0.61% of your original levered position, but your 'gains' are 0.61% of the previous day's position, then your gains will be ever increasing, whereas your costs are fixed.
So we added some extra £££ (as much as we could justifiably put into a degenerate 10x levered CFD account) and tried to see if it works. Long story short, it does. At this point in July we were making **over £1k per day on a £8k initial position*\* regardless where the WTI Dec-20 fwd moved.
Unfortunately, eventually CMC markets realised what utter retards they were, and closed down the arbitrage loophole, applying the holding costs to the previous day's value. But not before we turned £8k into £98k, less holding costs.
https://preview.redd.it/uh0f8knz0q951.png?width=553&format=png&auto=webp&s=c7e629f72de5aeb4e837ccef44ecae708f058bee
Long story short, puts on $CMCX they're total retards, and given what a startup robinhood / other brokerages are, never assume that only they are the ones taking your tendies away, sometimes you can turn the tables on them!
submitted by mppecapital to wallstreetbets [link] [comments]

CAMS IPO Analysis

IPO Filings/DRHP’s are some of the best places to learn from when you are trying to understand the company and industry it operates in. In this letter, we will delve into the IPO filing of CAMS (the largest RTA in the country)

Introduction:

Shareholders

Shareholding pattern is available here. The subreddit does not let us post pictures.

Growth Drivers:

Services provided by RTA’s to AMC’s:

Revenue Model:

In addition, RTA’s also have offer similar services to insurance companies for policy servicing of e-insurance policies. There are 4 insurance repositories in India :

Competitive Landscape

Following are the are the mutual fund registrar and transfer agents operating in India:
See market share and total AUM of top fund houses here.
CAMS services the 4 out of the top 5 AMC’s and 9 of the 15 largest AMC’s. It has been able to manage and hold on to its market share in the last few years: See chart here.
CAMS is the clear leader vs/ peers in profitability with RoE of 29.5% , PAT margin of 19% and witnessed the revenue CAGR of 20% over 2016-19: See chart here.
CAMS also has a 3X higher business per branch despite having only 22% higher number of branches than Karvy: See chart here.
There are multiple reasons for the oligopolistic nature of the RTA industry leading to significant entry barriers:
CAMS also has a significant presence in insurance repository market: Given the miniscule penetration of e-policies, there is a significant headroom for growth in this market.

Risks:

CAMS Overview:

Business Structure:

See chart here.
CAMS operates in 7 business verticals namely: Mutual Funds Services Business, Electronic Payment Collection Services Business, Insurance Services Business, Alternative Investment Fund Services Business, Banking and Non-Banking Services Business, KYC Registration Agency Business and Software Solutions Business
Mutual Fund vertical services
Electronic Payment Collection services:
Manage end-to-end automated clearing house transaction and electronic clearance services and service mutual funds, non-banking financial companies and insurance for automated payments
Insurance services:
Scrutinizing and processing of applications, training and onboarding of new insurance agents, submission of proposals, scanning, indexing and data entry, reminding policyholders of payment receipts
Alternative Investment Fund Services:
Similar to MF
Banking and Non Banking Services
Customer interface and back office processing
KYC Registration Agency Business:
Maintain KYC records on behalf of capital market intermediaries registered with SEBI, eliminating the need to repeat KYC procedure.
Software Solutions Business:
Software solutions business through subsidiary, SSPL which owns, develops and maintains the technology solutions for mutual fund clients, with a team of 362 people .

Employees:

Dividend Distribution Policy:
Notes on financial information:
Valuation :
Other comments:
Given that the growth in the CAM’s business with be primarily driven by the clients’ AUM growth , unless CAMS acquire more clients (which looks difficult to high entry barriers) and low pricing power, the earnings growth in the future will be largely in line with industry AUM growth.
Note: All the notes are based on the filed CAMS IPO prospectus , please consult your financial advisor for advice before investing in any product.

P.S - Apologies. A lot of the charts are images that cannot be posted on this subreddit. However, all of these are available on the source article - https://www.thegalacticadvisors.com/post/computer-age-management-services-decoded.
submitted by GalacticAdvisors to IndiaInvestments [link] [comments]

UK Guide to US Options Trading

This is guide to US options trading from the UK, because I've seen countless requests of people browsing in /ukinvesting, /options, /wallstreetbets etc. about this.
First thing's first - no part of this post is to be taken as financial advice. It is a guide on how to start options trading from the UK. Options/CFD trading is a high-risk activity and most retail traders lose money.

1. CFDs vs. Options

So getting started, options and contracts for difference (CFDs) are both financial derivatives - they derive their values from an underlying security e.g. stock, indices, currency, commodities. Long story short, CFDs do not have an expiration and options do; and at the option expiration date, options give the opportunity to buy/sell the underlying (e.g. stock) at the agreed strike price. CFDs are highly directional (delta) trades where positions require ongoing financing fees by a broker, whereas options strategies allow the trader to trade time decay (theta) as well as market volatility (vega). Options provide greater flexibility in trading strategies (time/volatility trading as well as direction); however, due to this, the more complex strategies can be difficult to understand.
Spread betting allows a literal directional bet of an underlying by a certain date. It is most similar naked options - i.e. if your position moves against you enough, your broker may forcibly close your position unfavourably and/or margin call you for extra cash ("you can lose more than your initial deposit"). With options/CFDs, you can define risk by specifying a profitability range (spreads) instead to avoid this scenario. Due to spread betting being so close to gambling, it is treated as such in the UK in terms of taxation - gains are tax free. I will also add here that CFDs/options can also be used in this manner (gambling, with subsequent margin calls etc.), and that CFD brokers tend to understate the risks of these strategies, whilst almost all options brokers require elevated permissions to seek out this level of risk - this is because blowing through margin presents a risk to the broker and they would rather have commissions without the risks of the brokerage going bust. The lowest level of permissions still allows you to buy extremely highly leveraged OTM options without margin, as your max loss is limited to the amount you paid for those options.

2. Brokers

Given that options effectively open up two additional aspects of trading (time/volatility) and require additional regulatory oversight compared to CFDs/spreadbetting, there is basically no options market in the UK - the only brokers at this time are IG/Saxo, and they only do vanilla options on Forex/Indices/Commodities. Everyone else only does CFDs and/or stock (T212, Freetrade, IG, Plus500 etc.). To engage in true stock options trading, the only choice is to open an international/US brokerage account.
The two that are accessible to UK investors are Interactive Brokers (IB) and TastyWorks. Both are reputable brokers and have strong insurances for cash & securities held with them.

3. Opening an account

I will walk through some of the aspects of funding and operating a TastyWorks account from the UK, as this is my recommendation if you're here looking for a cheap way to get started.
Opening a free account on TastyWorks is easy as they are used to foreign traders (form filling within 20-60 mins - you will need a photo of proof of ID and address). It typically takes 1 day for cash accounts and 2-3 days for margin accounts to be ready for funding. My referral link if you feel this guide deserves the effort is: https://start.tastyworks.com/#/login?referralCode=GD9EGGNZYZ. (mods, happy to remove this is this guide is deemed low effort)
The account types are:

4. Funding the Account

Since trading US options is done in USD, the account must be funded in USD. As international traders, deposits must be "By Wire", assuming you do not have a US bank account - full instructions for the "By Wire" method will show up when you are approved to fund your account. With TastyWorks, UK traders have 3 options at time of writing, going from highest to lowest fee:
1) Starling Bank: ~1% commission (+flat fee TBC?)
2) CurrencyFair: typical ~0.75% commission +$20 flat fee
3) TransferWise/Revolut + UK USD Account: ~0.5% commission +$20 flat fee
TastyWorks does not accept third party transfers (accounts not in your name), so services such as Revolut and TransferWise (inc. borderless) do not work directly
4.1 Starling Bank
With Starling Bank, you can do an international wire from a GBP account directly. Easy online bank setup and probably fastest way to get started, especially if you already bank with them. Note: Starling Bank is rejecting transfers to TastyWorks 'as it sits out of our international payment provider's risk appetite' (as of 11th May) - waiting for updates
Note that other routes include a $20 flat fee charged by intermediate banks before the transfer reaches TastyWorks. Haven't got confirmation that this route is charged or if Starling includes it within their higher fee.
4.2 CurrencyFair
TastyWorks have approved transfers via CurrencyFair with a guide at: https://support.tastyworks.com/support/solutions/articles/43000435321-can-i-use-currencyfair-to-fund-my-account-
Easy to get started, but a couple hoops to jump through to confirm your transaction to TastyWorks via email.
Note that the $20 flat fee is for an intermediary bank to take their cut between CF and TastyWorks, but that is not mentioned on the CurrencyFair website.
4.3 USD account + TransferWise/Revolut
The cheapest option is to set up a USD currency account and transfer through that.
The account of choice is the Barclays USD Foreign Currency account - you need a current account with them to be able to open the USD account. HSBC also have an offering, but not had this route confirmed.
Once the USD account is open, you can transfer into it using Revolut/TransferWise (cheap) and then international (wire) transfer from Barclays account to TastyWorks (free!). Note that the Barclays USD account is still a UK bank account, so you'll need to use a SWIFT transfer from Revolut/TransferWise to turn your GBP into USD.
Note that the $20 flat fee is for an intermediary bank to take their cut between Barclays and TastyWorks, but that is not mentioned on the Barclays website.
4.4 Withdrawals
To withdraw funds, do the opposite for a deposit, noting that $45 will be charged by TastyWorks per withdrawal.

5. Getting Started

I highly, highly recommend TastyWork's education centre and their TastyTrade videos, especially if you are new to this.
Otherwise, once funded, it's as simple as downloading the app on mobile, using the browser trading screen, or downloading their full desktop platform.
That's it for the guide - happy trading, and if there are any questions, feel free to get in touch and I'll edit the answers in here. I want this to be a resource because I've helped many people get started, and it would be good to have it all in one place!
submitted by TheScotchEngineer to UKInvesting [link] [comments]

$ESTC Soon to Rise, an unrecognized beneficiary of the Fortune 500's E-Commerce Transition

$ESTC Soon to Rise, an unrecognized beneficiary of the Fortune 500's E-Commerce Transition
Storytime
On April 27th, Mark Cohodes, a well-known short seller and investor, mentioned his bullishness on Camping World. His thesis was that people—needing a socially and medically acceptable form of escape / recreation—would turn to RVs and the outdoors, resulting in dramatic sales increases. Since his interview, CWH has doubled in value from ~$8 to ~$18. Mark was able to look at an obvious shift (quarantine) in behavior and identify a non-obvious beneficiary (RV / outdoor equipment sellers). This is a great mindset when it comes to generating plays.
Here, we’ll take a look at another obvious shift and discuss a non-obvious beneficiary, Elastic N.V. (ESTC). I believe that ESTC will see it’s stock price rapidly appreciate after June 3rd, when ESTC’s earnings reveal that it’s highly undervalued compared to peers.
TL;DR Buy ESTC for an undervalued tech play that capitalizes on increased traffic for online commerce/site search, as well as a shift to work from home (all due to COVID)
This is SHOP/TWLO electric boogaloo, except you’re getting in while it’s hella cheap
Thesis Breakdown
  1. Shift in market demand due to COVID
  2. Examples of this shift evident from other tech company earnings reports
  3. Why ESTC is poised to benefit from this shift/said tech companies
  4. ESTC competitors and why ESTC shines
  5. Why ESTC is undervalued compared to peers
  6. Potential ER outcomes and implications for market valuation
  7. Play recommendations
  8. Positions
The COVID Shift
It’s no secret that consumer spending is shifting online. Online sales growth has been accelerating at 13+% YoY—and those numbers are pre- Covid-19. Now that businesses are being forced to move online, this process will accelerate in a virtuous cycle: more online businesses = more options for consumers = more online spending = more market for businesses = more online businesses. This shift has already largely occurred for big companies, but now this cycle will accelerate for small and medium sized companies.
To be successful here, it is crucial not only to provide consumers more options to appeal to their needs and convert to sales, but to also be able to understand user preferences by observing patterns in their browsing, so you can personalize presented options for optimal sales growth as well as customer retention. The incentives to improve customer retention/experience will help consumers lean in more to e-commerce.
The second part of the shift is that manye companies are focusing on WFH (work from home) and are responding to new needs to support such a paradigm shift. Obviously, these companies will need firewalls, endpoint protection, security etc. as well as needing better ways to manage remote collaboration and access to files/documents from unsecured locations that may not have all the protections a “secure facility” like an office workplace, has established. Indexing and searching those files/documents is just another example of how search becomes relevant
Evidence of the COVID Shift in Tech Earnings
Let’s think about the less obvious implications of this combined shift. What companies stand to benefit from continued WFH and from a massive spike in ecommerce / site usage?
I’ll list some examples of companies that have seen extraordinary usage increases that are now reflected in their market valuation from recent earnings reports
  1. SHOP reflecting a surge in both online sellers and online revenue sales
  2. TWLO reflecting a massive surge in companies trying to reach customers more proactively
  3. FSLY reflecting a huge surge in online content traffic
  4. DDOG reflecting a huge increase in monitoring/data analytics needs
  5. MDB reflecting a huge increase in demand for cloud databases
I can go into detail on every single company above, but why don’t I just let you take a look at how these companies are doing recently.
https://preview.redd.it/susf6cka94051.png?width=1152&format=png&auto=webp&s=21301456662c0dc5be2d8b603623a81c085ba440
So what in the hell is going on? Every company dipped during COVID as you can see, some reaching as low as half of the peak valuation they had pre-COVID in the massive bull run we saw beginning of 2020. Only to blow their previous all time highs out of the water in a massive rebound!
Why? The common theme is massive beats on earnings reports, in some cases being almost complete surprise profits vs loss expectations, with a general 5-15% revenue surprise beat
  1. SHOP was expected to have a .17c loss for Q1, only to beat with a 19c profit!
  2. DDOG was expecting a 2c loss, only to have a 6c profit
  3. TWLO was expecting an 11c loss only to have a 6c profit
  4. FSLY was expecting 12c loss only to have a 6c loss
  5. MDB’s earnings was last in January, so does not reflect COVID gains, however has been benefiting from perception around its demand
The source of these surprises is because people underestimated the COVID shift which has benefited these companies massively and acted as tailwinds vs the analyst perceived headwinds.
Now let’s get to the point of the article, who else can benefit from all the above shifts we described? Let me introduce you to Elastic, a company whose product you use literally everyday without knowing and benefits from the previously proven shifts.
The Beneficiary
Elastic provides a (freemium) open source software stack which allows searching within apps / websites. Elastic is to Uber what Google is to the internet. To further explain the necessity of this product, I’ll quote Scott Miller of Greenhaven Road Capital:
The simplest form of search is a search box on a website like Cooking.com where users go to search the library of recipes. However, with thousands of recipes indexed on the site, how should search results be ordered? What should be included? Do you allow for misspellings? Synonyms? If you are in charge of optimizing search results on Cooking.com, you can build your own search tool or integrate with the extensive built-in functionality of Elasticsearch.
Scott continues to make the prescient point that for companies like Uber and Tinder, search [and the data it generates] is the product.” For years, Elastic has been a vital component of the world’s most popular apps and business websites. Take a look at some of Elastic’s customers here, and note that they are all big dogs:
https://preview.redd.it/xbieql0g94051.png?width=512&format=png&auto=webp&s=b2cd658861323b3f7993744ae86270705374f41b
Shopify, Uber, Stack Overflow (Twilio too, though not pictured)… all told, over 32% of the Fortune 500 use Elastic to power mission-critical search apps. Even the peerless brokerage Robinhood—known for its elite technological focus—turns to Elastic. Also, while it is not listed explicitly, many other companies you know of also use them like Netflix, LinkedIn, Slack and more. Google a company and elastic search and you’ll probably find a blog post about how they use it.
As part of it’s support, Elastic has a holistic stack referred to as ELK (Elastic, Logstash, Kibana) that power a multitude of the needs that go beyond just supporting search, but also processing the data/logs, monitoring it, and visualizing it to identify patterns that can serve as opportunities for enhancing customeproduct experience. Their services can be used to index content for websites referred to as site search, but they also have a flavor of the service focused on Enterprise search to enhance workplace productivity.
As thousands of companies increasingly shift to online-only, WFH, and dealing with more site usage, they have two options: improve in-house search tools, or turn to a provider. That means that the company which is able to be the best provider will win over these customers and benefit greatly—they’ll be the “Camping World” of this shift.
Who are Elastic’s competitors in the market?
If you have the above needs, you will end up using either Elastic, Splunk, or Amazon Elasticsearch (which I’ll cover in the next section) to serve your needs. Let’s table Amazon for now (don’t freak out just yet) and establish Elastic as better than Splunk first.
First, Elastic’s pricing is much more forgiving than Splunk’s—vitally important given the current economic reality. Elastic recently lowered its non-enterprise grade pricing over 60% to $16.40 a month, which will be extremely appealing to cash-strapped businesses. And ESTC’s enterprise grade product is far cheaper than Splunk’s, which is priced at $2000 a year, minimum.
Further, Elastic has been designed from day-one as a full text search engine (as opposed Splunk’s machine-data parsing focus). This is better suited to the needs of non-tech businesses who are now trying desperately to give customers a satisfactory web experience. You can make your own determination based on the information in this comparison:
https://preview.redd.it/hvys389j94051.png?width=441&format=png&auto=webp&s=a7f9ec2c7d2b7de6927e7e829add9606fb90545a
Finally, I think that Elastic enterprise search is a great addition to Elastic’s offerings. Enterprise search “gives users the ability to explore content across common SaaS-based data sources (including Google Drive, GitHub, Salesforce and Dropbox) from a single search box.” For companies coordinating both WFH and shifting online, this will be a huge boon, as a single searchable repository massively improves efficiency.
Now let’s tackle Amazon. Before you go piss your pants, note that this is one case where Amazon is out of its element and has been unsuccessful despite being in market for almost five years already.
First, Amazon only became a competitor to Elastic by essentially copying it in an unethical but very Amazon-like manner (software strip-mining). However, I’m bullish on ESTC’s chances of wooing new businesses even in light of Amazon’s sketchiness: ESTC has shown willingness to fight in the courts, and they, like MongoDB (which is now at ATH despite Amazon), have other methods of continuing to be open-source while impeding unsavory appropriation from competitors. Further, Elastic has an extreme focus on R&D investment, meaning that Amazon cannot dedicate as many resources purely to search (and the dataviz that results from it, etc.). Lastly, ESTC actually can provide direct support for Elastic as a product (being the developers) whereas Amazon can only provide support for the AWS component of their service. All of this results in Amazon having far fewer notable clients despite debuting in 2015! Prime video is literally the most recognizable brand here from a consumer POV and they HAVE to use it:
https://preview.redd.it/doaxhbnm94051.png?width=512&format=png&auto=webp&s=a4bbd7afba5b7a3a791baf900adcdf47c518e3b8
Don’t believe me that it’s fine to compete with Amazon? Here’s Shay Bannon, Elastic CEO, on their last earnings call:
https://preview.redd.it/r40trvzo94051.png?width=512&format=png&auto=webp&s=fbea310253091c0c731fdffd5cb6c02bdbd1779b
In my opinion, Elastic will be the clear winner of this three-horse race, already beating Amazon and likely to beat Splunk. That’s great, because it will accelerate Elastic’s two drivers of value: existing customer spend and new customer acquisition.
Existing Customer Spend
Elastic’s customers love the product. According to their Q3 filing, Elastic’s Net Expansion Rate was over 130%, meaning that existing customers spent 30% QoQ on Elastic. This metric has actually exceeded 130% for 12 consecutive quarters. Can you imagine a service that you would triple your spend on every twelve months (except Robinhood FDs)
Keep in mind that this is how well they do in a pre-COVID world—existing customers should spend even more this quarter due to the COVID shift and a desire to cater to customers more and more. Having the analytics to optimize customer experience and retain them is priceless in this economy, add in that Elastic employs a pricing philosophy where you pay for the resources and data you use (plus support / consulting fees), and the incentives are very aligned. Validating this theory, client companies like Shopify and Twilio have emphasized an increased focus on data usage in recent presentations (images taken from Shopify’s IP and Twilio’s most recent 10-Q, respectively):
https://preview.redd.it/ro2aaawt94051.png?width=512&format=png&auto=webp&s=f2b53f8d1e125f91b9289d198318bf24d64361ff
https://preview.redd.it/x575j0au94051.png?width=512&format=png&auto=webp&s=8bf716663d9035f83d95fe8311315e66f6ab4d46
Instacart, Udemy, Robinhood, Shopify, Slack, Datadog, GitHub Soundcloud, F-commerce, Fiverr, Twilio, Fastly, Uber(eats), etc.: these are just a handful of companies which have seen usage dramatically increase. That means that they should be using ESTC even more, too and earning even more revenue.
New Customer Acquisition
Elastic was able to increase its total number of customers by 8% QoQ in Q3. This was a continuation of a positive customer growth trend, reporting gains of 700, 900, and 800 customers QoQ (adding up to 10,500 paying customers today). Elastic is good at attracting big accounts. Accounts over 100k/y have seen quarterly increases of 35, 50, and 45 QoQ to 570 today. Further, Elastic’s will continue to have a massive customer base from which to draw new customers. The ELK stack has over 500 million downloads, so there is a pretty obvious path to growth assuming customers can be converted—which they have shown that they can do. And as is argued above, Covid should be a huge accelerant towards converting more.
Also, people will be incentivized to convert because ESTC is intelligently focusing on other solutions these customers need. These include infrastructure monitoring and SIEM applications. To further bolster these solutions, they’ve made prescient acquisitions, like Endpoint Protection in 2019 (which, by the way, is a direct blow to Splunk). Additionally, revenue from the professional services (essentially customer support) category increased 43+% QoQ, showing that they aren’t ignoring the importance of the customer support driver. In these dire times, this number will only increase—many companies literally cannot afford to have their search fail. When businesses are online, it is all the more important to retain customers and maintain their purchasing habits, particularly as customers are more highly conscious of their breadth of options.
Financials:
Even before Covid, there was no question that demand for ElasticSearch was growing. Simply look at their accelerating revenue and gross profit generation, which is driven ( 90+%) by Elasticsearch subscribers. We’re seeing 40+% growth, every year, without fail, and with margin maintenance:
https://preview.redd.it/7od2p2gx94051.png?width=1600&format=png&auto=webp&s=0bfb6214981f1e336a829c714e0633a87e470a13
Put another way: “ESTC’s dominance is also reflected in their ability to sustain revenue growth around 60% w/ accelerating SaaS revenues: 70% -> 106% -> 114% which now form 22% of revenues vs 17% a year ago. SaaS has slightly lower gross margins, but overall GM has still stayed stable around 74%.”
Additionally, it’s important to point out that, due to their financial calendar, the next filing will incorporate 2 months of “Covid earnings” as opposed to only one for companies like DataDog, because Q4 2020 ER on 6/3 reflects February-April, vs Jan-March as most companies we mentioned above. That’s a double dose of COVID spikes meaning even more impressive gain opportunities!
They aren’t yet profitable (which should appeal to an autist), which is often held against them. But in all seriousness, this is not always bad—think of early Amazon. Like Amazon, Elastic spends a ton on R&D, rather than expansion:
https://preview.redd.it/dcs9zszz94051.png?width=512&format=png&auto=webp&s=7f2412f4c6019d135a8755dc300848e2483d4eda
And despite R&D spend, operating margins are trendings in the right direction: -27% -> -18% -> -18%. IMO, the question is not “if” but “when” ESTC becomes profitable, and they (like Shopify, for instance) may achieve profitability this quarter if R&D expenses are constant while revenue due to increased usage improves their bottom line (post COGS of course).
All Search and No Play Makes Stack A Dull Toy
So here’s the play. ESTC’s stock has somewhat recovered from the impact of Covid, but it’s still ~5% below where it was at its last ER at the end of February when it had a triple beat that sparked a 30% ER spike from 63$ open to 81$ high before settling near 70.
That’s despite many of its PTs being in the $80 - $100 range. However, because of the vast usage increase for their product which should occur from the en masse shift of WFH and web usage, it deserves an appreciation in price, not mere recovery. Consider its peers are all at all time highs that are 20-30, some cases 100% higher than their previous peak, and if there is another big beat across the board, or surprise profit, ESTC will likely have a similar run with series of upgrades and continuous rise up towards high end of its PT
Previously, this stock has traded at 20x+ revenue. Currently, it’s at around 14-15x, which is not accounting for the fact that this crisis should be helpful—and nor is it accounting for a stellar Q3, which was somewhat lost in the sauce. Keep in mind that stellar Q3 just had a 7c beat on earnings, and raise in guidance, and caused SP to rise 30%. Imagine what a COVID fueled beat and raise could do for the SP? I think this will all be reflected by the June 3rd ER. Additionally, it’s worth noting that ESTC has had a recent run of beats:
https://preview.redd.it/md5i1m43a4051.png?width=512&format=png&auto=webp&s=d372211deb9dcae89ec549980491cb7529827d75
Ultimately, ESTC has an unfairly low EV to revenues when compared to competitors. I think this might start to shift as their strategy which has been viewed historically as unclear, shows that it is paying off with customer traction and COVID tailwinds to approach profit in 2021 FY (2020 Calendar Year):
https://preview.redd.it/71e16x75a4051.png?width=512&format=png&auto=webp&s=cefde9ecb1e1582235ad808246ebc28388554f29
If they do beat similar to last quarter, and/or provide optimistic guidance for 2021 FY forecasts, it’s possible ESTC could surge another 20-30% into the 90s—this would put its price in line with historical averages. In any case, its average PT from analysts is ~$84.
Institutions and smart money know this. This past quarter, ESTC has been among the top ten stocks hedge funds have increased stakes in. Additionally, I don’t think this is fully priced in yet: IV is similar to its historical pre-earnings levels and likely will be inflated due to COVID related market volatility.
Gay bear case:
  1. Free cash flow and cash from operations have been down in the past few quarters.
  2. ESTC faces stiff competition
  3. Their biggest moat is probably the fact that, because they are open source, they have hundreds of thousands of independent developers—but that’s also their biggest weakness (e.g. people can misconfigure Elastic Stack causing data breaches).
  4. SAAS companies may now be “priced to perfection.”
  5. Elastic is prone to having human error related “data breaches” because people don’t know how to configure it to actually keep data private, this is getting better but you still see reports regularly of morons from high profile companies that fucked up.
Obviously, I’m bullish. But as always, look into the pros and cons and do your own DD!
If you’re searching for a play (yes I am gay), this might be it.
TL;DR:
$ESTC
6/19 $75 C safest low risk
6/19 $80 C if you want more risk / reward.
6/19 $85 C and above True wsb Yolo.
If you’re a more sophisticated brand of autist, spreads may be a nice way to lower your cost basis and avoid IV crush while still capturing high moon potential
P.S. if you’re on the fence, Splunk has ER after hours today, should be good signal of how ESTC does and it may get a boost from a beat there
My positions:

https://preview.redd.it/1l9ewsn8a4051.png?width=1408&format=png&auto=webp&s=f2cb8e0266b4b1c8580b9371fa8900b10af53388
submitted by Frostyfragzz to wallstreetbets [link] [comments]

Which Crypto Platforms Do Traders Trust the Most?

Which Crypto Platforms Do Traders Trust the Most?

https://preview.redd.it/1i87hxupt4g51.png?width=1070&format=png&auto=webp&s=e2c738efddcc055e715fa74a16b9e25db3fbe9d3
Trust is one commodity in the cryptocurrency market that is more valuable for trading platforms than anything else, being that the crypto industry is renowned for the number of platforms that are either maliciously or negligently harmful to their clientele.
It also takes a significant amount of effort and consistency in order for a platform to be able to build up trust within the community, and this also adds to the importance for any cryptocurrency trading platform to be able to build rapport with users and a reputation for professionalism.
We’re breaking down a short list of the crypto trading platforms which investors and traders trust the most in 2020, and exactly how these platforms have built the reputations that they had today.
Trust in the Crypto Space is Hard to Earn, Can be Lost in a Day

https://preview.redd.it/j0islgiwt4g51.jpg?width=1280&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=756a938697cbd77ff0812ccea373f85d43a7d8c0
One of the most important lessons for any cryptocurrency trading platform is to learn from the mistakes of others instead of experience, and that trust with cryptocurrency traders is hard to earn and very easy to lose.
One of the best examples of a trading platform falling from grace in a spectacular fashion is the implosion of crypto margin trading platform, Bitmex, in 2019 and 2020, where a stream of scandals relating to the integrity of the platform has seen a huge downturn in trade volumes and revenue at the platform.
The downfall of Bitmex acts as a warning to any cryptocurrency trading platform that decides to take their users and the cryptocurrency community as a whole for granted and to think that it won’t have an impact on the bottom line.
What are the Important Considerations?
Security is one of the most important considerations for traders when selecting platforms to use and remain with long-term, being that so many platforms have lost their users’ funds or have implemented low-quality security measures.
As well as this, the integrity of the platform is another major factor in the perception of the cryptocurrency community as to the quality of a given exchange or brokerage, being that many trading platforms have implemented questionable methods of operating.
Another major concern for crypto traders is the communication channels that they have available with a trading platform, and the quality of the customer service that is available at the platform, with the most respected trading platforms also having the best customer service.
Which Crypto Platforms Do Traders Trust the Most?
  • PrimeXBT

https://preview.redd.it/vfjuha5yt4g51.png?width=1000&format=png&auto=webp&s=a3dea709496f8d854bf7be577309fb87f443d995
Although PrimeXBT has only been in the cryptocurrency market for the past 3 years, in that time it has rapidly built a reputation for being a respected and trusted place to trade cryptocurrencies and a wide range of traditional assets.
Because of the robust security measures implemented throughout the site, it has never been hacked or beached, and this has been a fundamental reason for PrimeXBT building the reputation that it has.
As well as this, PrimeXBT was voted as having the best customer service of the top 5 cryptocurrency margin trading platforms on the market, and being the only platform to score high points in all categories in the study.
PrimeXBT also provides regular daily or weekly updates about new features and tools that are being built into the platform, and has a variety of different communication channels available for traders and investors to reach out and get in touch.
  • Coinbase

https://preview.redd.it/cwxjjbizt4g51.png?width=1000&format=png&auto=webp&s=b4d370d3ea5508bfe7448b0b6c96e2ddd393388b
Coinbase is a cryptocurrency trading platform that has been an integral part of the industry for many years, and has been a market leader for much of the time.
Coinbase implements professional-grade security measures throughout the platform, and also is known for having good trading systems and features available.
The only area where Coinbase has received some flak has been in the significantly higher fees the platform charges compared to other trading platforms, and this has brought a bad taste with some traders, however as a whole Coinbase has solidified its reputation over the past years.
In Summary: Which Crypto Platforms Do Traders Trust the Most?
There are a number of key factors that determine the trust that traders and investors have for any given trading platform, with all of these being important, and trading platforms that appropriately focus on them being the ones that have the best reputations in the industry.
Things like the security and safety of a platform, the communication between the platform and the community, and the integrity of the platform and its track record over any significant period of time, will contribute to the platform's reputation in the eyes of crypto traders.
To find out more about PrimeXBT and Coinbase, two of the most well-respected platforms in the cryptocurrency market, check out PrimeXBT’s security features and Coinbase.
submitted by benebit to CryptocurrencyICO [link] [comments]

Best broker to invest in SWRD/IWDA/EIMI? I did the math

Edit:Post has been updated with all feedback from comments
I've been trying to find out the best broker to invest in SWRD and even though InvestingForTwo and FinancialHorse have great articles they don't focus on these ETFs specifically and I wasn't sure if the fees comaprisons were still the same.
So to help other new 3-Fund Investors I've compiled what I found , if there are any mistakes please let me know.
Principles this assessment is based on
All money here is in USD
pandarable has pointed out Standard Charted Priority Banking is the best option once you hit 200KSGD (140KUSD) in *total assets* (savings + investments)
100K USD = ~140K SGD, so if one has 60K SGD of savings or SG investments it is best to switch to SCB as Priority Banking lets one trade overseas at 0.2% fees and in SG stocks at 0.18% fees and a host of other benefits
 
Interactive Brokers
To purchase SWRD, by default there is a minimum fee of $5 (Look for "LSE International Order Book and USD-denominated stocks")
However, as per u/bestblink, you can change it from "Fixed" to "Tiered" fee structure, reducing the fee to $1.90
For those 26 and above - $10 per month
Which translates to $120 per year on $10K of investments (1.2% fees)
For those 25 and below - $3 per month (Look for "Client is age 25 or under")
So even if you DCA every month or Lump Sum it, you will pay $36 in fees annually
So this is the bar to beat
 
Saxo
Saxo has two platforms SavoInvestor and SaxoTradeGo but they both have the same fee structure of 0.1% with a minimum of 8 GBP and a 0.12% annual custody fee
Look at "London Stock Exchange" ignore "London Stock Exchange (IOB)"
They convert the "min.GBP 8" fee to USD which at this point of writing is $9.92
To minimize fees one would have to invest at least $9920
So this would be ideal for the Lump Sum Approach
 
Invest $10K at one shot, for a $10 transaction fee and $12 custody fee
So a total annual fee of $22 if you Lump Sum annually
 
But I know that in uncertain markets, people tend to want to DCA.
 
It's not practical to list out all combinations so heres the formula for you to DYI
[(Min fee 8 GBP) X (no. of investments per year)] * (GBP to USD Xchange rate)
E.G To DCA quarterly (not including custody fee of $12)
(8 GBP X 4) * (1.24) = $39.70
To DCA monthly (not including custody fee of $12)
(8 GBp X 12) * (1.24) = $119.10
 
One detail to keep in mind, the custody fee is tied to the value of your portfolio, so it will go from $12 to $24 to $36 as your portfolio increases in 10K of value yearly
 
Standard Charted
Full disclosure, this is the one I am most uncertain about as I could not find a demo trading platform for SC, if there are any corrections please let me know
Standard Charted lists a fee structure of a minimun of $10 with a 0.25% brokerage fee
You may see something regarding a 1% stamp duty ("Stamp Duty of 1.00% (Buy trades; IE ISIN shares only)")
But that does not apply as per u/rahssell and u/rainbow1112  
So to minimize fees (100/0.25 X $10) one need to invest at least $4000
 
So we can break our $10K into 2X$5K sums or one lump sum of $10K, either way the fees are same
 
.25/100 X $10000 = $25
 
However, SC charges 7% GST, which makes it $26.75
So $26.75 if Lump Sum Annually
If they were to DCA quarterly
$10.70 X 4 = $43.80 [Minimum fee of $10 with 7% GST]
To DCA monthly
$10.70 X 12= $128.40 [Minimum fee of $10 with 7% GST]
 
So annual fees for the brokers
IB - $36-$120 (LS/DCA)
Saxo - $22 (LS) -$119.10 (DCA)
SC - $26.75 (LS)/ $128.50 (DCA)
 
But the math doesnt end here, as Saxo has a custody fee that isn't fixed, it's percentage based
To do this properly, from we need to calculate the fees from $0 to $100K over 10 years
 
IB
If you start at 26 or above
$120 X 10 = $1200 total fees to reach $100K
But this fee decreases if you're under 26
Let every year under 26 you are be "Z"
$1200 - ("Z" x $84)
 
The $84 is the difference in normal fees ($120) and the reduced fees for hose under 26 ($36)
 
E.g Best case scenaro you are 18
$1200 - (8 X 84) = $528
 
Saxo
With its 0.1% fee structure the brokerage fee is straightforward
0.1/100 X $100000 = $100 (Brokerage fees)
The custody fees will be $540
Based on .12% on 10K on the first year with amount increasing by 10K each year
So $640 total if Lump Sum annually
 
Using previous calculations to account for DCA
If DCA quarterly
($39.70 X 10) + $540 = $937
If DCA monthly
($119.1 X 10) + $540 = $1731
 
Standard Charted
SC is straightforward if you Lump Sum annually or DCA Biannually
$26.75 X 10 = $267.5
If you DCA quarterly
$42.80 X 10 = $428
If you DCA monthly
$128.40 X 10 = $1284
 
So fees to reach $100K with each broker (not including exchange rate)
Broker Lump Sum Quar DCA Mntly DCA
IB 528-1200 528 - 1200 528 - 1200
Saxo 640 937 1731
SC 267.50 428 1284
 
Exchange Rates
 
Interactive Brokers
 
At our volume, IB charges a minimum of $2 per exchange for Interbank rates as pointed out by u/kalangkabok
 
So your exchange fees for a year can be as low as $2 if you exchange $10k in a Lump Sum or up to $24 if you decide to exchage monthly as you DCA
 
So over 10 years on our way ot reach $100K, this would cost between $20 to $240
 
Saxo
Saxo charges a fixed .75% (Under currency conversion fee) as pointed out by u/InvestingForTwo which is quite a lot
So on $100K, this adds up to $750
 
SC
So far I calculated SC exchange fee using their LiveFX service by my own estimates it is around 0.4% which is corroborated by u/kalangkabok calculating a 0.43% exchange rate
 
So 0.4% of $100K would be $400
 
TL;DR
Total fees to reach 100K with each broker
Broker Lump Sum Quar DCA Mntly DCA
IB 548-1240 548 - 1280 548 - 1440
Saxo 1390 1687 2481
SC 667.50 828 1684
The exchange fee for IB is dependent if you exchange annually, quarterly or monthly
Formula for IB
Let every year under 26 you are be "Z"
$1200 - ("Z" x $84) = Base fee
Add the amount corresponding amount based on how you plan on exchanging 10K yearly
LS Q Mthly
20 80 240
Edit: u/marcuskh shared a spreadsheet by cfleee from the ShinyThings threadon HWZ to estimate costs as well. Good for people to play with
submitted by csm133 to singaporefi [link] [comments]

Having issues creating an options selling bot

Hi, recently I have been learning quite a lot about options and specifically how people sell contracts using risk defined strategies to (potentially) generate a profit over the long run. After doing more research on this topic I have found that there is a lot of tedious calculations, screening and technical analysis that go into deciding what stock to sell contracts on.
I'm a developer so I wanted to find a way to automate, the selection of the stock in which to sell a contract on, the selection of the highest probability contract (taking into account slippage, expiry date, intrinsic value, greeks, IV etc) and any necessary adjustments that need to made during the life span of the contract. After starting to plan out how I would do this, I ran into a few issues:
I understand that I won't be the first person to attempt this so any help will be much appreciated. If anyone has experience doing something like this could you also please tell me if there is any money to be made doing this or do all the fees eat away at the profits too much?
submitted by GoolyK to options [link] [comments]

Do you want to invest in Top Companies across the world? Without extra charges & with a single demat account

Do you want trade globally, with a single demat account you can invest any global stock exchange across the world.
No need to pay extra charges. Just with a single demat account you will get multiple benefits.
All these benefits you will get with upstox.
Upstox is backed with New Offer! Get Benefits of worth ₹2000. 🎉Free premium subscription of Money Control & No brokerage charges for 30 days for intraday trading, No brokerage on delivery orders (lifetime). 🎊Open the account now for free and get all the benefits. Offer will be ended soon. Limited time offer🎁.
🤔Why to open demat account in the Upstox? 👉Because, Upstox is offering a free Demat account and takes the lowest brokerage charges than others, and they won't take any charges for delivery orders. It has the fastest servers so that the response time is very faster, trades are executed quickly. It is backed by Ratan Tata, so Upstox is a very trustworthy and reliable source to open a Demat account.
Upstox will give highest margins upto 40X, this is the one and only stock broker which provides huge leverages.
And also with this Demat account, we can trade Internationally. It will give access to more than 60 global stock exchanges across the world. Without any additional charges.
And you can earn money by referring it to your friends also. Get up to ₹500 for each successful referral. So hurry up! Open your account now only.
Click the link to Open the Free Demat Account 👉http://upstox.com/open-account/?f=Y3DJ without any physical documents, it takes 15–20 minutes of time to complete the process.
For 3-in-1 account 👉 http://upstox.com/3-in-1account/IndusStox/register?f=Y3DJ
submitted by shilpatrader to IndianStocks [link] [comments]

Invest in any stock exchange across the world with a single demat account | No additional charges

Do you want trade globally, with a single demat account you can invest any global stock exchange across the world.
No need to pay extra charges. Just with a single demat account you will get multiple benefits.
All these benefits you will get with upstox.
Upstox is backed with New Offer! Get Benefits of worth ₹2000. 🎉Free premium subscription of Money Control & No brokerage charges for 30 days for intraday trading, No brokerage on delivery orders (lifetime). 🎊Open the account now for free and get all the benefits. Offer will be ended soon. Limited time offer🎁.
🤔Why to open demat account in the Upstox? 👉Because, Upstox is offering a free Demat account and takes the lowest brokerage charges than others, and they won't take any charges for delivery orders. It has the fastest servers so that the response time is very faster, trades are executed quickly. It is backed by Ratan Tata, so Upstox is a very trustworthy and reliable source to open a Demat account.
Upstox will give highest margins upto 40X, this is the one and only stock broker which provides huge leverages.
And also with this Demat account, we can trade Internationally. It will give access to more than 60 global stock exchanges across the world. Without any additional charges.
And you can earn money by referring it to your friends also. Get up to ₹500 for each successful referral. So hurry up! Open your account now only.
Click the link to Open the Free Demat Account 👉http://upstox.com/open-account/?f=Y3DJ without any physical documents, it takes 15–20 minutes of time to complete the process.
For 3-in-1 account 👉 http://upstox.com/3-in-1account/IndusStox/register?f=Y3DJ
submitted by shilpatrader to StockMarketIndia [link] [comments]

Best Stock Market Demat & Trading Service Provider

Upstox is backed with New Offer! Get Benefits of worth ₹2000. 🎉Free premium subscription of Money Control & No brokerage charges for 30 days for intraday trading, No brokerage on delivery orders (lifetime). 🎊Open the account now for free and get all the benefits. Offer will be ended soon. Limited time offer🎁.
🤔Why to open demat account in the Upstox? 👉Because, Upstox is offering a free Demat account and takes the lowest brokerage charges than others, and they won't take any charges for delivery orders. It has the fastest servers so that the response time is very faster, trades are executed quickly. It is backed by Ratan Tata, so Upstox is a very trustworthy and reliable source to open a Demat account.
Upstox will give highest margins upto 40X, this is the one and only stock broker which provides huge leverages.
And also with this Demat account, we can trade Internationally. It will give access to more than 60 global stock exchanges across the world. Without any additional charges.
And you can earn money by referring it to your friends also. Get up to ₹500 for each successful referral. So hurry up! Open your account now only.
Click the link to Open the Free Demat Account 👉http://upstox.com/open-account/?f=Y3DJ without any physical documents, it takes 15–20 minutes of time to complete the process.
For 3-in-1 account 👉 http://upstox.com/3-in-1account/IndusStox/register?f=Y3DJ
submitted by shilpatrader to IndianStocks [link] [comments]

One of the Best Stock Brokerage Firm in India

Upstox is backed with New Offer! Get Benefits of worth ₹2000. 🎉Free premium subscription of Money Control & No brokerage charges for 30 days for intraday trading, No brokerage on delivery orders (lifetime). 🎊Open the account now for free and get all the benefits. Offer will be ended soon. Limited time offer🎁.
🤔Why to open demat account in the Upstox? 👉Because, Upstox is offering a free Demat account and takes the lowest brokerage charges than others, and they won't take any charges for delivery orders. It has the fastest servers so that the response time is very faster, trades are executed quickly. It is backed by Ratan Tata, so Upstox is a very trustworthy and reliable source to open a Demat account.
Upstox will give highest margins upto 40X, this is the one and only stock broker which provides huge leverages.
And also with this Demat account, we can trade Internationally. It will give access to more than 60 global stock exchanges across the world. Without any additional charges.
And you can earn money by referring it to your friends also. Get up to ₹500 for each successful referral. So hurry up! Open your account now only.
Click the link to Open the Free Demat Account 👉http://upstox.com/open-account/?f=Y3DJ without any physical documents, it takes 15–20 minutes of time to complete the process.
For 3-in-1 account 👉 http://upstox.com/3-in-1account/IndusStox/register?f=Y3DJ
submitted by shilpatrader to StockMarketIndia [link] [comments]

forex trader jobs

Were much larger, participants in the interdealer market Retail forex is forex That's traded through traders Market, but they have been discovered to narrow as trading volume rises. [4] By individual or smaller investors. These firms are also known by the term"retail aggregators." Forex trading started to become popularised in the late 1990s with the development of trading. Into business, traders and retail forex brokers went at that time to allow traders to get into markets that were previously limited to companies and financial institutions. The role of the agent has commonly been found in equities, Account with a limited amount of resources and let them trade online through internet-based trading platforms. Most trading is done through the spot foreign exchange market, although some agents deal in products such as futures and options. Forex trading has been popularised among different traders since brokers have given them the opportunity to trade with margin accountscity forex rates. These allow traders to borrow capital to make a transaction, and multiply the main that they use to trade by large amountsup to 50 times their initial capital. [3]Are higher for retail clients than they are at the interdealer The interdealer market, that will be dominated by banks.
Since the transaction volumes Traditionally, bigger clients such as importers, exporters, banks and corporations who must exchange currencies for commercial purposes and hedging against currency risks have traded on the interbank market foreign exchange. Most retail forex brokerages act in the role of traders, Commodities, even insurance and derivatives and property markets since the beginning of the modern age. And until the dawn of the era , most brokers run by phone. Clients could phone in their orders of trades, and agents would purchase and sell resources on behalf of their customer's accounts for a commission. Brokers And Dealers Around the year 2000, retail brokers began offering online Provide liquidity for your agents' prices. Bid-ask spreads Taking another side of a commerce so as to provide liquidity for dealers. Brokers make money with this activity by charging a small fee through a bid-ask spread. Before the emergence of forex brokerages, individual trading figures less than US$1 million have been discouraged from entering the market by large bid-ask spreads rsi forex.
A forex broker, also known as a forex broker, or Their clients to access trade through digital platforms and computer applications and accounts. A broker previously was considered an individual member of a profession and frequently worked in a unique agency called a brokerage house (or merely a broker ). These days, the term"broker" is frequently used as shorthand for a brokerage. Accounts to personal investors, streaming prices from the and leading banks A key concept for contemporary individual traders is retail forex. Retail Forex Service by bundling many smallish trades together and strengthening them in In modern commercial and financial trading, currency trading broker signifies that an bitesize forex intermediary who buys and sells assets for a commission or a particular asset. Therefore, a broker could be thought of as a salesman of assets. The origin of the term is unclear, even though it is considered to stem from French. Retail forex brokers normally allow traders to Prepare an Electronic Broking Services (EBS) system. The brokerages Could provide
submitted by usamaali5050 to u/usamaali5050 [link] [comments]

Popular Offer is Back | Get benefits of worth ₹2000

Upstox is backed with New Offer! Get Benefits of worth ₹2000. 🎉Free premium subscription of Money Control & No brokerage charges for 30 days for intraday trading, No brokerage on delivery orders (lifetime). 🎊Open the account now for free and get all the benefits. Offer will be ended soon. Limited time offer🎁.
🤔Why to open demat account in the Upstox? 👉Because, Upstox is offering a free Demat account and takes the lowest brokerage charges than others, and they won't take any charges for delivery orders. It has the fastest servers so that the response time is very faster, trades are executed quickly. It is backed by Ratan Tata, so Upstox is a very trustworthy and reliable source to open a Demat account.
Upstox will give highest margins upto 40X, this is the one and only stock broker which provides huge leverages.
And also with this Demat account, we can trade Internationally. It will give access to more than 60 global stock exchanges across the world. Without any additional charges.
And you can earn money by referring it to your friends also. Get up to ₹500 for each successful referral. So hurry up! Open your account now only.
Click the link to Open the Free Demat Account 👉http://upstox.com/open-account/?f=Y3DJ without any physical documents, it takes 15–20 minutes of time to complete the process.
For 3-in-1 account 👉 http://upstox.com/3-in-1account/IndusStox/register?f=Y3DJ
submitted by shilpatrader to IndianStockMarket [link] [comments]

Upstox is backed with New Offer!

Get Benefits of worth ₹2000. 🎉Free premium subscription of Money Control & No brokerage charges for 30 days for intraday trading, No brokerage on delivery orders (lifetime). 🎊Open the account now for free and get all the benefits. Offer will be ended soon. Limited time offer🎁.
🤔Why to open demat account in the Upstox? 👉Because, Upstox is offering a free Demat account and takes the lowest brokerage charges than others, and they won't take any charges for delivery orders. It has the fastest servers so that the response time is very faster, trades are executed quickly. It is backed by Ratan Tata, so Upstox is a very trustworthy and reliable source to open a Demat account.
Upstox will give highest margins upto 40X, this is the one and only stock broker which provides huge leverages.
And also with this Demat account, we can trade Internationally. It will give access to more than 60 global stock exchanges across the world. Without any additional charges.
And you can earn money by referring it to your friends also. Get up to ₹500 for each successful referral. So hurry up! Open your account now only.
Click the link to Open the Free Demat Account 👉http://upstox.com/open-account/?f=Y3DJ without any physical documents, it takes 15–20 minutes of time to complete the process.
For 3-in-1 account 👉 http://upstox.com/3-in-1account/IndusStox/register?f=Y3DJ
submitted by shilpatrader to IndianStockMarket [link] [comments]

Forex Profit Signals

What is Forex Trading:
Forex Trading is trading currencies from different countries against each other. Forex is an inter-bank market that took shape in 1971 when global trade shifted from fixed exchange rates to floating ones. This is a set of transactions among Forex market agents involving exchange of specified sums of money in a currency unit of any given nation for currency of another nation at an agreed rate as of any specified date. During exchange, the exchange rate of one currency to another currency is determined simply: by supply and demand - exchange to which both parties agree.
Actually Forex is the financial game between BULLS and BEARS.
The Major currencies pairs are:
EUUSD GBP/USD USD/JPY USD/CHF USD/CAD AUD/USD
And these are the 6 best Forex Markets.
What are Forex Signals?
Forex signals are indicators that let you know when it's a good time to buy or sell a currency pair. They provide you with insight as to what's going on in the Forex market without the necessity to monitor Forex trends throughout the day. If you are self-employed or employed by another company, Forex trading is likely a part-time endeavor for you. You won't have time to sit at the computer and monitor the Forex market all day. Forex signals can be delivered to you throughout the day by professional Forex traders to give you a heads-up on what's going on in the market. You can receive the signals, and then place the signals for buy or sell.
Forex signals are basically "suggested" buy and sell points with price targets and stop-loss levels delivered by fx signal providers to traders. They may be delivered by email, instant messenger, cellphone, live currency trading systems or direct to your Forex signal metatrader on your desktop.
Forex trading is a risky business and it takes some time to master the art of Forex trading signals. There are a number of fx signal providers but before you choose, you need to make sure you have done your homework. Always ask for the Free signals to deliver for 3 to 5 days and test those signals in your Demo Account.
The main characteristics of Forex trading signals to be aware of are as follows;
Cost: monthly subscription Complexity: Simple "one email a day" OR Full-Service Control: You keep full control OR the signal provider trades your a/c for you
Most Forex trade signals charge a very modest subscription fee, usually in the region of USD $80 - $400 per month.
If you're new to Forex trading, you probably realize how important it is to make the right trading decisions. One wrong trading move can drastically harm your portfolio while a good move can bring tremendous profits. That's why trading signals are so important. Once you've tried a Forex demo account for practice and created a strategy that works for you, you can add trading signal services as a useful tool in your Forex trading.
With online Forex, finding a trading signal service is easier than ever.
In their simplest form a Forex trading signal will send you a Forex alert email once a day listing trade set ups for the next 24 hours.
Some Forex signal providers offer a free trial service, thus allowing currency traders to sample the signals to assess their worth. This is a helpful step, as it allows the trader to consider the quality and reliability of the signals before paying money. This is a crucial element in the research process, and weeds out the providers who want money upfront as they are not confident in their ability to call profitable trades. This is a good service that you can try for free for 3 to 5 days.
Various fx signal providers offer a few complimentary services along with the featured ones. Look for a fx signal company that provides email support, phone assistance and even mentoring to their clients. This is of great value, especially to new traders.
They assign their time assisting traders in taking buy/sell decisions. Forex traders depend upon and trust the recommendations of these professional signal providers, while making investing decision in the Forex market
Forex signals are not meant to be a magic solution to all your Forex problems. They are designed to inform you about the market.
Forex business timing is extremely crucial; a trader can earn millions or lose even more depending upon the his timely or untimely actions. Besides, being the biggest market on the face of earth - it generates business activity of almost 3 trillion USD, it operates around the clock, all over the globe, making it thus impossible for a trader to stay vigilant all the time about market fluctuation and probable changes therein. Therefore a trader needs alarms and indicators to get knowledge about the possible opportunities and probable pitch points. Hence the need for Forex signal or alerts. Basically Forex alert or signal is a communication or intimation to the trader indicating the ripe time to buy/sell and the suitable price to pay/ask. Most of the time, such signals and alerts are provided by trained professionals, either individual or companies.
When choosing a Forex signal service, be sure the company offers the type of signal alerts you need. Every person is different. Some require computer or email alerts, while others are not accurate Forex signals are made for both professional traders and although new traders. The best Forex signals trading system is going to cover multiple situations on the Forex market. For instance the best Forex trade signals is going to cover all major currencies like GBP, USD, and EUR at all times the market is open, not only for specific situation. Simply to get the full value of your Forex trade you must know what is happening in regards to all the major currencies. The Forex system should also be able to give you at least 1-3 Forex trading signal alerts a day.
Some Forex trading signals are high volume scalpers, calling many trades in a day aiming to profit a handful of pips on each. Others only call a few trades a day, aiming to profit 20 - 80 pips on each single trade. Forex trading signal providers help you in minimizing risks or losses in trading.
Forex signals are generally given on a daily updated basis and all are contingent on factual market analysis and behavioral flow and not on mere hearsay and other speculations.
The signals are calculated and generated by using different indicators such as trends, moving average, Elliott waves, Bollinger bands, Fibonacci series, etc. In spite of that, some uses strategies like:
Pip Maximizer Method 1 Pip Maximizer Method 2 Pip Reversal Method Pip Divergence Method Instant Pip Method Pip Retracement Method Quantum Pip Strategy
... to give profitable and accurate signals.
The following question I wish to raise, is the abundant selection of Forex signals from which we can choose. Because of the variety of service providers, they offer different services, of which we must be aware. The first type of Forex signal provider will just send out trade alerts by email, often daily, sometimes at several intervals throughout the day. Thus you need to have a laptop of email receiving device ready at all times, to gain the most from trading Forex signals.
The next type to consider are through EA/Expert Advisors. These types of signals are not good at all because those are the computer oriented programs which can ruin your money within a few trades. But fortunately this is not such a big problem today, as more traders have email reading devices. The most crucial aspect concerning the format you receive the signals, is to ensure that you receive them immediately, and have the capability to act on them straight away - so you have to have immediate access to your Forex brokerage account, and place the trade as soon as you humanly can.
A unique benefit of trading Forex signals is that it gives guidance and discipline in a Forex currency trader. Forex profit signals service providers send you alerts when the conditions are right for the trade. They use cutting-edge technology which constantly monitor all major currency pairs for generating technical indicators.
Forex signal generators produce Forex signals which are indicators of ideal trading opportunities. These are certain algorithmic patterns which have been evident in successful Forex trades throughout the years. These Forex signals are then fed onto the program of Forex automated EA or Expert Advisors. This program will then either make Forex trading decisions for the individual while s/he is away from the computer or advice the individual about what to do. Forex EAs act like wizards which monitor currency ratings through online Forex Trading Platforms. One can look at Forex signals as triggers of commands which allow the automated system to function.
Forex signals can immeasurably add to the profits of a Forex trader.
How to Receive Forex Signals: Forex signal services are available to provide signals to you around the clock. These services usually have professional Forex traders who monitor the market 24/7 and provide you with up-to-date information. These services often charge a monthly or yearly subscription fee for their services. The methods used to deliver the Forex signals to you can vary from one service to the next. Signals can be sent through email alerts, to your phone or cell phone, through your pager, or even through a pop-up software system that will show a screen on your computer each time a signal is sent. The services also vary in how they present information to you. Some will provide live charts to give you more insight as to what as happening in the market.
Time frame for which the Forex trading signals are generated is equally important. Few trading signals can be valid only for a few minutes or an hour; others may have recommendations that are valid for a day or more. If the Forex trading signal providers generate signals for shorter time frame, you need to monitor the market frequently.
Some Forex signal service providers offer add-on services like email or mobile alerts. The service provider should have end-to-end technical support for the customers.
Even with experienced traders calling your trades, it's prudent risk management to never ever risk more than 3% of your initial capital on any one trade, preferably only 1%. So, if for example your initial capital, (or to put it another way, the maximum you can afford to lose) is let's say 5,000, the position size you take on each trade should be such that if the trade hit your stop loss, your maximum loss would be no more than 1% x 5,000 = 50.
Forex signal providers render Forex business quite a bit easy for traders, especially those who are relatively new in the business. Forex signal generation and provision can be either manual or automated and it provides entry/exit points of the trade streak for major or already chosen currency pairs. In manual signal generation system a simple trade signal is provided by the single provider. In automated signal generation system, the Forex system not only intimates and alerts the trade to either enter or exit the trade, but some times makes the deal by operating in synchronization with the trader's bank or broker.
Initially Forex signals and alerts used to come in the form of telephone calls and facsimiles. Now as we have stepped into the era of information revolution which has brought forth amazingly advanced digital technology, Forex signals and alerts generation and provision system has also advanced and become much more sophisticated and quick. Now these alerts come in the form of e-mails, SMS (Short Message Service, a way of sending text messages to mobile devices), or desktop software. However with trading Forex signals, there is no such chance to over trade your account. It is absolutely possible to learn the mental aspects of trading, by following a set of rules, and not to deviate from those rules.
Many trading Forex signals provide you with a complete set of instructions in order to take the trade. Frequently the signal will have multiple exits, which enable a trader to take money off the table in small steps. So this enables the currency trader to input all of these prices into his trading platform when he gets the signals, and then to switch off the computer.
As for any purchase, it is essential that the Forex trader first does his research into the more effective trading Forex signal service for him or her. This involves a lot of careful research, and reading various reviews and testimonials of the service in question. Before I go, in conclusion, the trader is strongly advised to practice using the trading Forex signals on a demo account first, so that the Forex trader can totally test out the profitability of the signals. This has an supplementary benefit for a complete new, as it will enable the currency trader to become familiar with the trading platform, and reduce the possibility of making any mistakes.
Whenever possible, go for a free demo account and then try your forex signals for a few days before becoming a paid member. Forex trading does involve some planning and strategy building so be prepared for a steep learning curve before trading with real money! I'm going to start by telling you some cool facts about the FOREX market.
As you may already know, FOREX is the acronym for "The Foreign Exchange Market." This market concerns itself with the buying and selling of the currencies of just about every country on earth. This market is BIG! So big, in fact, it's hard to wrap your mind around the size of it.
Listen. The daily average volume of FOREX is:
Almost 5 TRILLION Dollars Per Day!
I'm going to try to bring that fact home for you: The New York Stock Exchange has a daily volume of approximately 50 billion dollars. That means the FOREX is 100 times larger than the NYSE
Actually, the daily volume of the FOREX is triple the size of all other investment markets combined!
In spite of its size, the FOREX does not have a physical location or a central exchange. It operates through an electronic network of people, banks and companies that specialize in trading one currency for another.
Almost all FOREX trades are executed on the internet by someone sitting at a computer with a high-speed connection. So, if you don't like working with a computer you may as well stop reading... because... you will be left out.
Still with me? Good.
The Only 24 Hour Financial Market In The Whole World Because the FOREX does not have a physical location or a central exchange, it is able to operate on a 24 hour basis leapfrogging from one time zone to another across the major financial centers of the world.
The FOREX market actually follows the sun around the globe... because... as one country is closing for the day, another is just opening up. This market is open 24 hours a day, six days a week from 5:00 PM Sunday (East Coast Time) to 4:00 PM Friday (East Coast Time). This 24 hour access combined with its huge trading volume makes this...
The Most Liquid Market On Earth! Except for Saturdays, you can enter or exit the FOREX market anytime night or day. This market has virtually no gaps whatsoever and your stop-loss orders are almost guaranteed.
Can you imagine that? The multi-trillion dollar liquidity, combined with 24-hour trading access virtually guarantees your stop-loss orders will be executed without slippage.
Just try to get that kind of guarantee from your stockbroker!
The stock, futures and options markets cannot offer you this guarantee because the limited trading hours create frequent gap opens. Nearly all Forex brokers make sure their hours of operation coincide with the hours of operation of the global FOREX market.
Let's see, what else? Oh, yeah, no one can corner the market. The FOREX market is so huge and has so many global participants that no single individual nor entity... not even a central bank... can control the market for any significant period of time.
Plus, There Is No Insider Trading! Because of the vast size of the global FOREX market and its non-centralized nature, there is no chance whatsoever for disruptions caused by insider trading. There is less chance for fraud in the FOREX than in any other investment market. Best of all forex can never become zero but stocks can become zero and majority of the options expire worthless.
There are no commissions. Yep, you read it right. No exchange fees, no closing fees, no government fees, no brokerage fees. This all adds up to a very low retail transaction cost. If you select your broker properly, your round-trip transaction cost could be as low as .07 percent.
And know this, a very desirable by-product of extremely high liquidity is almost instantaneous transactions executed with blinding speed. You can leverage your trades by a factor of 50 to 1, 100 to 1 and even 400 to 1.
Not only that, you can trade with a very low margin with relative safety compared to the disastrous potential of margin trading found in other financial markets. Also it is tax free income if the country you reside has no capital gain tax.
And finally, if you get really great at currency trading, your potential financial reward is so big it can make your head swim!
submitted by PresentType to ForexCyborginfo [link] [comments]

Beginner's Guide for New WeBull Users April & May

Hello Webull's Friend,
We are all honored that we had many people joined Webull for the past few months. We do see many questions posted by you in the sub-reddit, so we think it's necessary to help you to getting to know Webull better. In this post, we collect some general questions about Webull to make an explanation. No matter you're new to Webull or our current active user, you'll bot get a better understanding about us.
Feel free to ask on the comments section below.
1.What is Webull Financial LLC?
Webull Financial LLC is a registered broker dealer with the SEC, and a member of FINRA and SIPC. It's a new investment app which allows you to make free trades across a variety of investments. Webull strive to keep its vast depth of news, real-time market data, analysis tools, and trading commissions completely free.

2.Why choose Webull?
0 commission fee, 0 account opening/maintenance fees, and 0 account minimum deposit.
Full Pre and After market trading hours. (4:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
21 technical indicators.
Candlestick and line charts.
Breaking news & Global market financial data.
Personalized portfolios and alerts.
Timely customer service responding.

3.Is my Webull account insured and protected?
Webull financial LLC is a member of SIPC, which protects customer securities up to $500,000 (including $250,000 for cash claims).

4.What types of account can I open with Webull?
Account Type
Cash Account
Net Value - No Limit
Day Trade - N/A
Leverage - No
Short Sale - No
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Net Value - $0-$1,999
Day Trade - 3 day trades in 5 business days
Leverage - No
Short Sale - No
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Account Type
Margin Account
Net Value - $2,000-$25,000
Day Trade - 3 day trades in 5 business days
Leverage - Buying Power up to Four (4) times
Short Sale - Yes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Net Value - >=$25,000
Day Trade - Infinite
Leverage - Overnight Buying Power up to Two (2) times
Short Sale - Yes

5.How long does it take to open a Webull account?
Please tap on the "Trade" tab in the bottom navigation bar. This will direct you to the Webull Financial application form. Your application is normally approved within an hour. We will inform you by SMS and Email of its completion. Some applications may require additional verification. Please wait for Email guidance from Webull.
Some applications can take as little as 30 minutes and some as long as a week. If you do not receive any information on your application, you can reach out to Webull's customer support page on Facebook.

6.How to convert a cash account into a margin account?
Please print, sign, and scan the margin account agreement and send it to [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) from your registered Email address. All trades must be settled in the account before the conversion can be executed.
Convert account type

7.What brokers can I transfer from?
We support pretty much any brokerage with a DTC number. If your broker is not listed on Webull app, please slid to the bottom, click "Other Broker" and you can find out these ACATS brokers by searching broker's name or DTC number.

8.What is the charge for securities transfer?
Webull does not charge for any incoming transfers. Please check your current broker about their transfer fees.
Webull charges $75 for each outgoing transfer.

9.Can I trade in Pre and Post market with my Webull account?
Yes, Please select "YES" for extended hours while you are submitting an order.

10.When can I place orders with my Webull account?
From 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST on weekdays when the U.S. markets are open.
​11. Where can I see dividend payouts on Webull?
Currently that is not available on this platform, it is advised to use yahoo finance or another similar service you are comfortable with using.
12.What kind of securities can I transfer to my Webull account?
Most U.S. listed equities and ETFs are supported, However few stocks and ETFs limited to trade by Apex, the clearing firm. (Currently, bonds, options, mutual funds, penny stocks on OTC markets are not supported)
Please make sure whether the specific security you would like to transfer is tradable or not in Webull with the following method:
Tap on "Trade" in bottom navigation bar
Tap on "Trade" button on the middle left
Search the symbol or company name. If no results, it is not tradable in Webull

Referral Program
Sometimes there are bonus stocks you can receive during certain periods of the year.
Currently between April 17th 2020 - May 11th 2020, "During this promotion, when you successfully refer TWO (2) people to join us, you'll receive a bonus stock for each referral, each stock is values between $12-$1400!"
For example, you successfully refer Mary to join. You receive two stocks. You successfully refer John to join. You receive two stocks. You then receive 1 ADDITIONAL stock for each of those people. (Mary) 2+1 and (John) 2+1 equals 6.
The first bonus referral only counts if you have never had a referral on your Webull account. AWAITING CONFIRMATION FOR THIS
Without promotions this will be the normal referral program You can get a free stock valued up to $1,000 if it's your first time open a trading account with Webull. If you already had an account with Webull before, you can share your referral link with your friend. You and your friend will both get a free share of stock when their application is approved.
Please make sure your friends use YOUR referral link to sign up and open a trading account by using the same registered account.
To see your current invites status. Tap "Menu" in the bottom right hand corner> "My Free Stock"> Scroll down to the bottom of the page in small letters "My Invites"
On the "My Free Stocks" page, you will also see your current free stocks you have received. If you have any stocks you currently need to claim that will be at the very top of the page in gold letters. You can also see deposit bonuses, invitation bonuses as well as your referral code by clicking "Invite Friends"
I opened an account today and made a deposit.
1) When do I get the free stocks?
2) When will my deposit be available?
When you deposit status is completed and the funds have settled you will receive your free stocks. Then 7 days after you claim for free stocks you will be able to use them. Settled funds take normally 5 business days.
"Once you transfer funds, WeBull will release your deposit in the form of conditional buying power. You can access up to $1,000 in buying power instantly when you make a deposit. The incoming funds usually take about five business days to settle."
Thanks for reading and gook luck to you all!
Leave your comments below and I shall add more questions and information to this post in later if I missed something.
I will be fixing the formatting as I can.
Last updated April 21st 2020
submitted by dranide to Webull [link] [comments]

Alice Blue Brokerage Charges  Check before Trading & Investing Margin Trading 101: How It Works - YouTube Angel broking brokerage charges , margin , features and full review in hindi Stock Trading Commission and Fees Explained (2020) Upstox vs angel broking comparison video and review for brokerage charges and margin in hindi

Investors can borrow up to 50% of the value of equities in a margin account held at a stock brokerage and will pay interest charges for the privilege of doing so. Brokerage charges generally vary depending on the trading segment you have put your trade into. Thus, be aware of the rates across segments and keep a close eye on what you are actually being charged. Apart from brokerage charges, you are supposed to pay Service tax – which is 15% of the total brokerage generated. This further breaks into 14% Different Charges on Share Trading Explained. Brokerage, STT, DP & More (Updated): There are a number of charges and taxes involved while trading in India i.e. buying or selling of shares.Some of them are quite popular like Brokerage Charge & GST, while there are many others that the traders and investors are not aware of. If the margin rate was 6% or 5%, your net gain would have increased proportionately. About The Lowest Margin Rates Above is a table of rates for margin trading charged by the leading discount brokerage firms such as Etrade, Merrill Edge/Lynch, TD Ameritrade, Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab, Ally Invest, Interactive Brokers and others. EXCHANGE TRANSACTION CHARGES OPEN YOUR DEMAT ACCOUNT AND START TRADING SEAMLESSLY Current city Equity Charges Currency Charges Commodity Charges Other Charges Angel Broking charges Equity Delivery Equity Intraday Equity Futures Equity Options Brokerage Zero brokerage ₹ 20 / executed order or 0.25% (whichever is lower) ₹ 20 / executed order or 0.25% (whichever is lower) …

[index] [926] [774] [2735] [2917] [1128] [2214] [837] [1381] [2271] [49]

Alice Blue Brokerage Charges Check before Trading & Investing

Zebu brokerage charges Features of Zebu trading software Zebu margin Zebu trading charges Zebu Demat account, and much more! Brokers charge commission and other fees as an exchange for executing your trades and providing additional trading services. ... (The REAL Trading & Margin Fees) - Duration: 19:22. Alice Blue offers high intraday margin and affordable brokerage charges. Open Demat account with your favorite broker from any of below links (Get Trading Course of 15000 worth absolutely Free ... Trading 101: Online Broker Fees Explained For those of you brand new to trading the stock market, one of the key things you’ll eventually need to understand is how online trading brokers operate ... What is margin trading? What is a margin? What is the difference between a cash account and a margin account? In episode #34 of Real World Finance we dive de...

#