Buying and selling

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  1. Carnophage

    Carnophage New Member Original Member

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    This might be a silly question, but i am new at this, and learning as i go, but the question is, when i am looking at the graph of a stock, when i want to buy it, like when it is at a low, since there is a 20 min delay. when i click buy, and i getting the stock for the price that i am seeing it at, or does the price go 20 minutes also? cause that can make quite a difference. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Benjamin

    Benjamin Active Member Original Member

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    Check this out as a timeline.

    Key:
    X trade requested
    X Trade executed.
    ===== is time

    A Stock trade in realtime:

    ========XX======

    Put order in on eInvesting Without a delay:

    ===XX===========

    eInvesting order Delayed 20 minutes:

    ===X=====X======

    With this method your trade should execute very close to what it is in real time.

    The only problem with making trades happen immediatly is that people that get real-time quotes could "See into the future" and take advantage of fluctuations.

    This isn't a perfect system, but you should be able to get your stock very close to the actual price it's really trading at.
     
  3. nelaina

    nelaina Active Member Original Member

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    thanks benjamin i was wondering that myself. So what we see in einvesting is always lagging behind the actual market? your explanation makes sense, unless i think about it too much :p
     
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    Benjamin Active Member Original Member

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    Yep, we are bound by the delayed quotes.
     
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