Just wanting to vent a little and see if anyone else is having the same problem. I use Etrade and have a small account with Scottrade but rarely trade in it. I have run into the same problem several times lately.
I place an online buy order only to receive a message that says online opening orders for this security can't be accepted at this time. For help with your order please call #########. I'm not talking about pink sheet stocks. This has happen with stocks in all of the big three exchanges. The last two times I haven't fooled with calling the order in and both times the stock went on to gain 20% or more.
I know I could call and that part is my fault but my opinion is I shouldn't have to call. Its my freakin money and I should be allowed to place any order I want. If I want to buy stock in a Snow Removal company located in Miami Florida I should be able to. I know they say they are trying to protect their customers but I'm tired of people trying to play big brother and look out for me. I don't need the federal government and I sure don't need Etrade looking out for me and telling me how to spend my money.
Anyone else have this problem?