One of those things we all know (duh! eyeroll), but then we get careless, get busy or simply forget. Here’s a great refresher on online security from Questrade:
Questrade will no longer charge commission on ETF purchases. Here’s how it’ll work:
Questrade offers 80% loan value on gold bullion in non-registered accounts. You can buy gold on credit and borrow on the bullion already in your margin account.
More info @ Questrade
All types of Questrade software (Webtrader, QuestraderWEB, QuestraderPRO, QuestraderELITE) allow buying and selling in pre-market and after-hours.
Pre-market trading starts at 8am EST
After-hours cut-off time is 5:30pm EST
To place a PM or AH order, you must use:
– a limit order (no market orders)
– GTEM (good-till-extended-markets) type
– ARCA as your ECN
Some index options, such as SPY, trade until 4:15pm EST. Questrade doesn’t officially support trading options in AH, but you can try setting the order before 4pm as GTEM type, and leave the ECN on AUTO. It may or may not work. No guarantees.
Options other than index, don’t trade after 4pm.
Depending on your software package, you may or may not be able to short outside normal market hours.
Webtrader and QuestraderWEB (with and without streaming data) DO NOT allow you to short in PM and AH.
QuestraderPRO and QuestraderELITE DO allow shorting stocks in PM and AH. Just use the same settings as for buying/selling stocks, that is GTEM/ARCA.