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Buy and sell stocks – guide for beginners and professionals


Tip 6: where can you buy stocks? The choice of the right trading place

Once you have defined your investment strategy and decided on a company’s share or the purchase of another security, you must enter and select the security identification number (WKN or ISIN) in your broker’s trading mask, via which exchange you buy your security would like. In Germany you have the choice between the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the XETRA system of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and some regional exchanges (Stuttgart, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg …).

You can now also buy many securities in the OTC direct trading buy and sell. As an investor, you save yourself the exchange fees and brokerage fees. In addition, you do not have to wait for your order to be executed on the exchange. Our recommendation is therefore: Buy common stocks through direct dealers such as Tradegate or Lang & Schwarz.

Nowadays, you can trade shares directly at various trading venues. The principle is simple: you place a price request for 20 BASF shares in the order form of your online broker. The trading partner of your custodian bank will then inform you of a non-binding purchase or sale price. Since the market prices change quickly, you only have a few seconds to decide on the offer. If you do not do this, you can then make a new binding price request. You can also trade certificates and warrants conveniently and directly from the issuing bank, the so-called issuer. Provided that your custodian bank offers over-the-counter direct trading with this issuer, i.e. with the corresponding direct dealer. It is best to check this before opening your securities account!

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Which trading venue is the cheapest depends on many factors: Your planned volume for securities trading, the brokerage fee (brokerage commission of the broker) and the spread, i.e. the difference between the buying and selling price, are particularly relevant. With standard stocks such as DAX shares, the differences are usually negligible. In the case of small caps with a small trading volume, on the other hand, you should make sure that your security is traded briskly at the trading venue of your choice, so that you buy or sell at a market price. You should also exercise caution with over-the-counter direct trading outside of regular trading hours. Since the direct trading partners bear a higher risk here, the spreads in securities trading are regularly higher than during the regular trading hours.

Tip: Make use of the extensive information on Here you will find the current prices and trading volumes for each security at the various trading venues (example: Siemens stock exchanges). Select a trading venue where your share is actively traded (stock exchanges and trading volume for the Siemens share). Also important when buying and selling shares: Always place your order with a limit (a price limit). This ensures that you don’t pay an inflated price when you buy, and that you don’t get a bad price for your shares when you sell. With brokers with top conditions such as the brokerage deposit, you do not pay any fees for setting, changing or deleting a limit.

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