I bought a share for my own education and experience, here are the details:
Your Order Has Been Executed!Hi MICHAEL,
Your limit order to buy 1 share of NLSN was executed at an average price of $21.50 on July 26th 2018 at 3:57 PM.
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I think there are two cool things about this so far, first of all the fact that Robinhood let's you trade shares for free, no commissions I love to say!
And second if you look at the time this trade just went through with like 3 minutes left before the market closed, so what I think is cool about this trade is that I put in for a buy order of 21.50 even though the price was like 22.67 when i put the order in, and I thought oh well if I get it good, if not, no sweat. There were actually several other orders that hit me after the market closed and looked something like this:
Your limit order to buy 1 share of KNX was canceled on July 26th 2018 at 4:02 PM.
This happened because the order was not executed during market hours. Keep in mind, Good-for-Day (GFD) orders expire at market close if they're not filled during regular market hours. Good-til-Canceled (GTC) orders remain pending for 90 days, unless they're canceled within 90 days.
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So all in all it was a good day. Take care out there, I hope this helps people learn something about the stock market and trading, I am only buying single shares because I want to experience the market and try to learn what makes it tick, and how it feels to trade real money, and see what the presures do to the media, the market, and the traders, nothing like being in the trenches with everyone and feeling the same thing they feel, but making your own decisions for yourself and going with your gut feelings. Best feeling ever. Take care, peace.