Trade Now

How do I place a Trade?

For investors who would like to place an order subject to the ongoing markets, ShareBuilder offers the ability to Trade Now. Orders placed during non-market hours will be entered when the markets next open.

To Trade Now, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Navigate to Trade > Trade Now (sign in required).
  2. Select an Action (Buy or Sell).
  3. Enter the Symbol and # of Shares you want to trade.
  4. Select an Order Type.
  5. Select a Funding Source.
  6. Click Next to review order details.
  7. Once you have verified your order, click Place Order.

Once you have placed your order, you can check its status by navigating to Trade > Order Status (sign in required).

Note: For buy orders, funds must be available at the time the order is placed unless you are using Express Funding. For full commission details, please see our pricing and rates.

What are the transaction costs for Trade Now?

Online trades – real-time buys and sells of stocks and ETFs (exchange-traded funds) – are $6.95. Old school phone trades cost $19.95. Other costs may apply. For more details, see our Pricing & Rates.

Trade Now Order Types

When placing a trade, you can choose between market, limit, and stop-loss order types. Click here to learn more about them.