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STOCK ORDER ENTRY - STEP: 1 OF 3

Description

Allows you to enter your equity orders.

Please note that Order Entry is not available for accounts at TD Wealth.

Cash

This is the cash balance in your account after all of your pending transactions (if any) have settled. Select Real-Time Balance (the balance including any transactions that have been completed today) or Previous Day's Balance to toggle between the two balances.

Margin

This is the margin balance for the selected account. The margin will only be displayed for margin accounts. As the margin balance may not be accurate if you have any orders filled today, the margin will not be displayed if you select to view the Real-Time Balance.

Account

Select an entry from the list provided to specify the account and account type in which you want orders to be placed.

Action

Select from the drop-down box to specify the type of order that you want to place. Choose from:
Buy

Places an order to purchase the specified equity.
Sell

Places an order to sell a specified equity position that you hold in your account.
Short Sell (For short account types G and H)

Places an order to sell a specified equity that you do not hold in your account. For Canadian orders, the price entered must be at or above the last traded price. For U.S. orders, the price entered must be above the last traded price. You may also place a Canadian or U.S. short sell order 'at the market'.
Buy to Cover (For short account types G and H)

Places an order to buy back a specified equity that you have sold short in your account. All Buys to Cover require a short position, and the order cannot be for a greater number of shares than the existing short position in your account.
Buy on Stop

When you specify Buy on Stop, enter the price at which you want your On Stop order to be triggered in the Limit Price field. This price must be above the current market Ask price. The stop limit price is optional. The stop limit price is the highest price that you are willing to pay for the stock. This must be the same or higher than the Limit Price entered. If not entered, the order will be executed at the Market Price when the On Stop order has been triggered.
Sell On Stop

When you specify Sell on Stop, enter the price at which you want your On Stop order to be triggered in the Limit Price field. This price must be below the current market Bid price. The stop limit price is optional. The stop limit price is the lowest price that you are willing to accept for the stock. This must be the same or lower than the Limit Price entered. If not entered, the order will be executed at the Market Price when the On Stop order has been triggered.
Quantity

Enter the number of shares that you want to buy, sell, sell short, buy on stop or sell on stop.

Stocks

There are several ways to enter stock symbols:

For Canadian Stocks
  1. Simply enter the symbol.
  2. You can specify the market by entering the symbol followed by the appropriate market code separated by a space. (e.g. TD T)
  3. You can also enter the symbol and select the market from the drop-down box.
For U.S. Stocks
  1. Enter the symbol followed by the market code 'US' separated by a space. (eg. IBM US)
  2. Enter the symbol and select 'US Stocks' from the drop-down box.
Note: There is no need to specify which U.S. market the stock trades on. If the security trades on more than one market, then the quote returned is a composite quote from all U.S. exchanges. 
Symbol Lookup

Opens the Symbol Search window that enables you to search against a list of valid symbols.

Get Quote button

Once the applicable exchange agreement has been accepted, the get quote button displays a real-time detailed quote for the symbol, security type and market specified. Detailed quotes include the Symbol, Tick, Bid Lots, Bid price, Ask price, Ask Lots, Last price, Net Change, Volume, Time, Open, High, Low, Price-Earnings Ratio (PE), Earnings per Share (EPS), Yield, Dividend, X-Dividend date, Year High and Year Low information. See Help on Real-Time Quotes for details on each of these entries.

Price

Record the price at which you want to place your order.
Market

Select Market to accept the best available price for your order. Market orders are often filled immediately however, there are certain market conditions that prevent an immediate fill of a market order.
Limit Price

Select Limit Price to enter the maximum price you will pay on a buy order and the minimum price you will accept on a sell order.

Order Good For
Day

Day order: Your order will expire at the end of the current trading day if not filled. If you are entering your order after market hours, a 'Day' order will expire at the end of the next trading day.
Good 'til (MMDD)

Records the duration of time for which your order is valid. Specify the ‘Date' you would like your order to be good until. If you are specifying a Good 'til Date, it must be 30 days or less from the order date, and cannot expire on a weekend or holiday.

Special Instructions

The Special Instructions fields enable you to further define the order that you are entering. Special instructions cannot be entered for a market order or a short sale order.
All or None

Select this option if you want to place the special instruction All or None on your order. This indicates that you will only accept a fill for the total number of shares specified.
Stop Limit

If you want to place an On Stop Limit Price on your On Stop order, type the dollar amount of the Limit Price in the space provided.
Next Button

Click the "Next" button to continue.

Business Rules

Please remember the following rules before placing an order, when placing an order, after placing an order, and foreign currency conversion.



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