There are several ways to invest in individual stocks, yourself, on Appreciate, through Appreciate Pro. Essentially, you can do this by downloading the Appreciate app and placing an order to buy a stock you have selected at the tap of a button.  Buying (and selling) stocks on the Appreciate app is easy, hassle free and all you need is a tap of the finger.  


When you do tap your finger to buy (or sell) a stock, you place an order to buy (or sell) the stock on an US stock exchange that Appreciate seamlessly executes on your behalf.  If you would like to know more about the various order options that are available to you please read on.  If the technical details don't interest you, please be rest assured that we help you buy and sell the stocks you want not only easily and promptly, but also safely and securely, at the tap of a finger.  


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Market Orders

Market order is a buy or sell order to be executed immediately at the current market prices.  



Limit Orders


When an investor wishes to buy or sell securities at a specific price, he/she enters limit orders. A limit order can only be executed at the specified price or better. Basically, a limit order allows you to guarantee that, if a trade is possible, you will receive a specified price (limit price) or better. However, if there is too much movement in the market, or the stock never reaches or surpasses the limit price, a trade will not be executed. Thus, a limit order guarantees a price or better, but not an execution.


Example: A customer places an order to buy 100 shares of XYZ stock at 30. The order may not be executed unless the stock can be purchased at 30 or below. If the order was to sell 100 shares at 30, it could not be filled unless the sale price was 30 or above.


There are two types of limit orders:

Buy Limit Orders - Orders will execute only if the market reaches the specified price or lower for a long enough period of time to execute the order. A buy limit order is placed below the current market price of the security. If you place a buy limit above the market price, the order will be executed immediately at the current market price.


Sell Limit Orders - Orders will execute only if the market reaches the specified price or higher for a long enough period of time to execute the order. A sell limit order is placed above the market. If you place a sell limit below the market price, the order will be executed immediately at the current market price.


*Note: With limit orders, it is possible that the order may never be executed because the limit price is not reached.


**Note: A Limit Order placed on the Appreciate Application is considered a Day Order—A day order will expire at the end of the trading day, if it is not executed before market close. Orders placed between 4:00-4:15 PM US Eastern Time will be rejected. Orders placed after 4:15 PM US Eastern Time will remain pending until executed, canceled or expired (market close the following trading day).



Stop Orders


With a Stop Order, execution is usually certain, but price is not. In most cases, your order will be executed at a price that is close to the market price at the time the sell stop order is triggered. However, as an example, if a stock’s trading is halted and the stock price gaps down upon reopen (lower than the price at the time trading was halted), your execution price could be significantly lower than your sell stop price.


***Note: The entry of Stop Orders is available 24/7. However, Stop Orders will only be executed during the normal NYSE market hours (9:30 AM to 4:00PM US Eastern Time Monday thru Friday). There is no guarantee that if a stop order is triggered, the investor will pay or receive the stop price.


A Stop Order is used to buy/sell at a price above or below the current price.  A stop order has two steps to be executed, which are:

• Trigger- the security’s price trades  at or through the stop price, triggering/activating  the order ; and then

• Execution- the stop order becomes a market order and is executed at the next available price, completing the trade.


Stop Buy Orders

A Stop Buy Order can be used to establish a new long position. Entered  above the current market price, (referred to as a ‘stop buy entry order’) once the price is touched the order becomes a market order and is executed at the next best price.


Example:  A customer may think that if shares of XYZ trade above the 52-week high of $32, they are likely to continue moving higher, but while the price is just below that level, the customer does not wish to buy.  The customer could leave a stop buy order at $32.75, which if triggered means the 52-week high has been broken, and the customer would have entered a long position in anticipation of higher prices.


Stop Sell Orders

A stop sell order can be placed below the current price to limit losses on an open long position, or to protect gains on a profitable long position, frequently referred to as a ‘stop loss sell order’ in other markets. 


Example:  Stop Sell Order (to stem losses) A customer is long 100 shares of XYZ at $32, and the stock is now at $29 and the customer is concerned it will fall further, so he places a stop sell order at $27 to prevent additional losses. If the price trades at or below $27, the stop sell order will be triggered and the long position will be closed.


Example:  Stop Sell Order (to protect gains) A customer is long 100 shares of XYZ at $32, and the stock is now at $41. The customer would like to hang on for more gains but is concerned the stock will reverse and begin to fall, eroding some of the unrealized profit. To deal with this, the customer could place the following order: sell 100 XYZ $40 stop. If the stock does start to head south, once it trades at or through the stop price of $40, the order becomes a market order to sell 100 XYZ and the long position is closed.



Extended hours trading (with reference to US times)


Appreciate does not currently offer extended hours trading for US traded securities.  


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