How do I buy stocks using Trade Now?

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

To place a real-time buy order, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Navigate to Trade > Trade Now(sign in required).
  2. For the Action, select Buy.
  3. Enter the Symbol and Number of Shares you want to trade.
  4. Select the Order Type (Market or Limit).
  5. If you selected Limit, enter the Limit Price and select the Order Expiration.
  6. Select a Funding Source.
  7. Click Next to review order details.
  8. 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: 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.