Placing a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF) trade on Fidelity.com

Select the Help Me Trade button for a guided walk through. You'll also find contextual definitions to help make selections on certain fields.

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To place a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF) trade on Fidelity.com, complete the following steps:


etf-modal1 1. Select the Account you want to trade in.
etf-modal2 2. Enter the trading Symbol.
etf-modal3 3. Choose an Action.
etf-modal4 4. Enter the Quantity (number of shares) that you want to buy or sell.
etf-modal5 5. Select an Order Type. The most common order types are market order and limit order. Use the definitions to help make a choice. Read more about using order types.
etf-modal6 6. Select a Time in Force which sets how long an order stays open. For example, a day order cancels at the market close if not executed. Use the definitions to help make a choice.


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