This is getting really frustrating. I am using ThinkOrSwim paper trading from TDAmeritrade, and it's so ridiculous. I've gotten to the point where I can't really trade anymore, I can only watch the stocks do what I thought they would. I mean, I can find some stocks that work and spike, but I can't trade them.
For example, I tried trading ADOM this morning on a spike. The market was set at $5.73, so I bought in with 100 shares. It filled my order at like $5.23 which is impossible, then I was like, "Oh, now I want to get out on the run up of the spike." I tried selling at around $6.20, and it just wouldn't fill my order. Like there was plenty of volume, but it just wouldn't fill anything. So then I had to flatten my order just to get out. I mean I flattened it at $5.31 which is more than I bought in at, and it said I lost money on that also. Like I am so tired of trying to play these games.
I think I might just make my ETrade account and just watch the market without buying or selling until I am absolutely comfortable. Maybe trade like 10 shares just so I can possibly make enough to cover the commission cost. I think I'll just make an account so I can have live data and no delays and be able to trade like it's real, since it will be.
Any ideas on what to do???
*this is a paper trading account