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Market Briefs:



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In addition to the advice available for our full-service clients who work with our experienced investment advisors, Place Trade offers powerful trading tools along with investor education tools, seminars, webinars and more educational experiences.  

Our clients benefit from all of the award-winning investment education that we offer as well the all of the trading and educational tools provided by our clearing firm.  


To view a brief summary of these tools please click on this link. Additional tools are available once you log into your account.  


Clients have access to in-depth Investor Education through the following tools and much more:  




Be sure to log in or contact us for full access to all of the trading tools that we offer. We will be adding more to this page so please be sure to check back in the future or just give us a call at 1-800-50-PLACE or 1-919-719-7200 now to get started.



 Investor Education

View a brief summary of Trader University online investor education tools:

Traders’ University, our one-stop education center,
provides information about PT products and services in many different ways.
Choose the method that fits your own learning style.


Live Webinars 


Live and prerecorded ~ covering all aspects of trading, platforms, order types and much more!


Call us at 1-800-50-PLACE or  1-919-719-7200 for More Info & to sign up for live and pre-recorded webinars!


We offer an extensive program of free trader webinars. Watch, listen and ask questions from your home or office computer as our webinar instructors clearly describe our technology, trading, and markets around the world.

Our webinars are also recorded so if you can’t attend or do not want to wait for a live webinar, you can experience it at your own convenience.

 Learn more about upcoming webinars via this link.

 Free online trader webinars - live and pre-recorded
 Investor Education


Courses & Interactive Tours


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Flash-based courses and interactive tours let you learn more about trading products and our trading platform and tools:

  • Take one of our courses to explore stocks and options trading. (Please note that PT does not offer futures and Forex trading at this time.)
  • Get up to speed quickly on Trader Workstation and TWS trading tools with one of our interactive tours.
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Investor Education 
Awesome Online Trading Apps


Our courses and interactive tours are available at the App Store for download to your Apple iPad. And our Traders’ Calendar is also available for both iPad and iPhone.

Investor Education 

Tools and Widgets  Learn More



Use our downloadable Widget and Gadget Trading Tools to play with options pricing and strategies. 

Online trading tools and widgets

Any trading symbols displayed are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to portray a recommendation.

Place Trade Financial, Inc. is a member of FINRASIPC, and an MSRB registered firm.



This site is in the process of being updated. Please check back soon for more updates and call us at 1-919-719-7200 for assistance with anything today. 


Stock Trading

What is a stock? A stock is a form of security that represents ownership in a corporation and acts as a claim on a portion of the corporation’s assets and earnings. The two main types of stock issued are common stock and preferred stock. Generally speaking, common stocks entitle the owner to vote at shareholders’ meetings and receive dividends. Voting rights are often not extended to the owners of preferred stock. Owners of preferred stock, however, have a higher claim on assets and earnings than shares of common stock.

   Stock Trading Resources



Options Trading

 What is an option? An option is a financial derivative the represents a contract sold by one party to another. The contract offers the buyer the right to buy (call) or sell (put) a security or other financial asset at a prearranged price (strike or exercise) during a certain period of time or on a certain date. It is important to note that the contract buyer is not obligated to exercise the contract. 

 Call options give the option to buy at a certain price, so the buyer would want the stock to increase in value.

 Put options give the option to sell at a certain price, so the buyer would want the stock to go down.


Options Trading Tools & Resources 

Be sure to check out the Options Resources toolbar on the left side of this screen for much more information including information on the options trading tools available at Place Trade and how to use them.  



Bond Trading

What is a bond? A bond is a debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity, either a government or corporation, which borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a fixed interest rate. Bonds are often referred to as fixed-income securities.

 Important Terms to Understand Before Trading Bonds 

   Bond Resources


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