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An Alternative to Trading

Physician's Money Digest, July 2005, Volume 12, Issue 10

Are you a physician tired of therestrictions of stock-trading Web sites?Then the solution to your angst may beex24 (www.ex24.com). Ex24 describesitself as "a self-clearing broker/dealer thatoperates an Alternative Trading System."The ex24 site is designed to let you tradestocks anonymously directly with otherinvestors without such obstacles as minimumequity requirements or accountinactivity fees. The Web site is availablefor trades 24 hours a day, 7 days a weekso you can trade at any time, even holidaysand weekends. All trades are carriedout instantaneously, as opposed to theusual 3-day wait on other trading sites.Transaction fees are also inexpensive,ranging from $0.10 to $2 per trade, up tothe maximum of $5, depending on thestock price. Also, ex24 doesn't place aminimum on the amount of stock youbuy. So if you want to buy just one shareof Microsoft, you can.