Although you may save time and money trading online, it does not take the homework out of making investment decisions. To avoid costly mistakes, investors who trade online should understand how our securities markets work and their options in placing trades in fast-moving markets when slow downs occur. Our publication,What You Need to Know About Trading In Fast-Moving Markets, provides useful tips for online traders.
You should also read FINRA's Investor Alert, "Protect Your Online Brokerage Account."
Finally, visit our page that lists all our publications about the Internet and online trading.http://www.sec.gov/answers/online.htm