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Trade execution

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Whether you’re new to investing or trade often, you may not have given much thought to what happens when you press that “trade” button. Who’s involved? How long does it take? What’s the cost? Learn more about the trade process and why it is so important.

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Charts, screenshots, company stock symbols and examples contained in this module are for illustrative purposes only.
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