SuperMario8

I just wanted to post a couple of things that I think could help the Traders who are following me. From my past big loss on ELON I have learn that knowing how to buy or sell on the pre-market is very important. I personally called Interactive Brokers and TD Ameritrade so they can tell how to sell the pre-market. If I would of known how sell the pre-market I would avoided a big loss on ELON. I was long overnight on ELON, and it gapped down at the open. Lesson learned now I know how to buy and sell pre-market. For those who want to know, if you have TD Ameritrade, look at Time-in-Force when you place a trade. When you choose "EXT" that means that you can buy or sell pre-market. For those who have Interactive Brokers and use TWS you need to go to File Global Configuration => Presets => Check Mark Allow .......... Call customer service for the full details. Have a successful trading week :) P.S. For those of you who were wondering why I haven't traded this week was because I was waiting on account transfers into my TD account. I got a margin call, because of the PDT rule. All my transfers have finally gone through and I finally don't have to worry about the PDT rule. Yay....:)!!!!

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johnross
johnross Aug 27, 14 7:20 PM

Pre-market is a good way to lose money. I have done it. Nathan Michaud posted something recently saying that it is a good idea to avoid trading Pre-market. You can open an account w/IB with $5000, but it will be an IRA account & no shorting allowed.

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