How to sell stocks?

If you are looking for an answer to the question of how to sell stocks, then, most likely, you either already have them, or you have clearly planned their purchase, but have not yet decided how you will sell them if necessary. Sale of shares can be carried out through brokerage offices, which we will now discuss.

How to sell shares through a broker

Broker is an investment company engaged in the purchase and sale of shares, as well as their management on the stock exchange. In order to buy and sell stocks, you need to come to a brokerage with a passport and enter into an agreement with a broker for the sale of stocks. This can be done if, for example, you become the owner of a certain number of shares of a company. In order for the broker to be able to sell your shares at the market price on the stock market, you, as the owner of the shares, in addition to entering into an agreement, are also required to have written permission. The fact is that in the shareholder register of an enterprise these shares are written in your name. To be able to give the broker such permission,you need to come to the company or the so-called company-holder of the register and issue a transfer order, which will be your permission to sell the shares. You sign this order and give it to the broker. Only with your order in hand, the broker will be able to proceed with the sale of your shares at the market rate. In this case, the representative of the broker will consult about the sale of all shares or a separate party at one time or another, and if you give an order to sell, the transaction will take place. Do not forget that at each operation the broker will charge you a certain commission for the transaction - the commission is stated in the contract, so before you sell the shares under the contract, carefully review the conditions so that it will not be an unpleasant surprise.

Which exchanges and how to sell

The license for trading securities of the Federal Commission for the Securities Market - the Federal Securities Commission currently has four Russian exchanges: the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (known to the MICEX), the St. Petersburg Currency Exchange, the Russian Trading System - RTS and the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange.Trades on these exchanges, as well as on the foreign exchange market, are conducted only on weekdays (on Saturdays, Sundays and on public holidays the exchanges are closed).

Hours may vary, but usually in the range from 10 to 18 hours Moscow time. Now about the conditions of sale. Any exchange sets the minimum size of the acquired stake (the so-called minimum lot). For each group of shares the lot may be different. So for Sberbank shares the minimum lot is only one share, but if you want to sell shares of RAO UES of Russia, then you should have no less than a thousand of them. This is with the rules of the MICEX. And, for example, in the RTS trade is conducted in very large lots, therefore the amount of entry into the market will be too large for the common shareholder.

Minimum investment and liquidity

That is why it is best for novice investors to trade through exchanges, firstly, on exchanges, as a rule, a low amount of entry into the market, and secondly, exchange liquidity is much higher. As for the minimum amount of investment, judge for yourself: the cost of Sberbank’s share at the beginning of December 2012 was slightly less than 100 rubles.What is liquidity? Everything is simple here: the easier and faster the goods you have you can turn into money or another way to get rid of it, that is, in other words, sell or exchange, the more liquid it is. Of course, only money has 100% liquidity - they can always be spent or exchanged for another currency. Therefore, only the Forex market can boast of absolute liquidity. As for the stock market (stock market and other securities), here liquidity depends primarily on the type of shares you want to sell, so studying the demand for stocks is one of the most important tasks that an investor must decide if he wants to succeed in the stock market.

Well, the initial information, how to sell stocks, we have provided you, now, in order to become a successful investor, you need to study the special literature and practice stock speculations. Notice, as an exchange term, the word “speculation” does not bear any negative burden - it is simply a transaction of buying and selling stocks, currencies, etc.