Trading

What are the commissions and fees to trade at tastyworks? (breakdown)
Sections Commission Rates Stock Transactions Options Transactions Example of Capped Options Commissions Futures Micro Futures Options on Futures Fe...
What happens to options after a stock split?
What do equities and boy bands have in common? At some point, they might split. Admittedly, when a split does occur, it creates a big mess. Fortunately, we’...
How do I know how many day trades I've done?
First, what is a day trade? A trade becomes a “day trade” when a security position is opened and closed on the same day (including pre and post market). Day...
Trading Limits & Position Limits
Just like people, orders and portfolios come in all sizes. It’s okay if you’re a “Johnny One-Lot,” but if you subscribe to the notion that “bigger is better...
What are Hard-to-Borrow (HTB) fees and share availability?
A lot happens in a split second when you short a stock. When you short a stock, our clearing firm has to locate the stock position before you're able t...
What are Regulatory Fee Adjustments?
If you're somebody that likes to look at their receipt after you purchase something to make sure you were probably charged, then you probably noticed a...
How are dividends paid?
Let's take a gander on how dividends are handled for: Long Stock Short Stock (also from short call assignment) DRIP: Dividend Reinvestment Program ...
Why do box spreads (and similar strategies) pose additional “hidden” risks?
Due to the nature and pricing of box spreads (and similar strategies), they can be especially susceptible to the risks associated with early assignment. The...
What is a box spread?
A box spread is a 4-leg option strategy with two strikes. A long box spread consists of a debit call spread, and a debit put spread with the same strikes. A...
How do I calculate the P/L of a position after an assignment or exercise?
Did you get assigned on an option and now your P/L looks all funky? Well, reconciling your portfolio after being assigned or exercised is quite simple. Assu...