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I had a GTC limit order for 500 shares of something and a few days ago it executed.
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I am amazed that they had to split it up into so many pieces. They were obviously not shares of BRK.A. Fortunately they did not charge me 9 commissions.


Most brokerages charge a commission for each day that a partial order is executed on. So if your buys had executed on 9 different days, you probably would have been charged 9 commission fees.


The interesting thing is that a few days before, I bought (with a limit order) 1000 shares of the same stock, and it completed in a single trade.
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