How are market orders matched?

Today, most exchanges match orders using computer algorithms; but historically, brokers matched orders through face-to-face interactions on a trading floor in an open-outcry auction. Quick, accurate order matching is a […]

Basic Roth IRA Tax Understanding

Contributions to a Roth IRA are made in after-tax dollars, which means that you pay the taxes up front. You can withdraw your contributions at any time, for any reason, […]

Dividends and Number of shares owned

Are dividends paid by number of shares owned? Stock dividends are a percentage increase in the number of shares owned. If an investor owns 100 shares and the company issues […]

Compound interest and day trading

How does compound interest work in day trading? Compound interest is the additional interest payment that is accrued based on the addition of past interest payments onto the original principal […]