Ask Colin

When you sell a position, do you normally do it by calling your broker to do the trade or do you do it online?

Most of the time, I do it online, because it is cheaper. However, if there is something very difficult about the trade or if I do not have the time to finesse the order myself, I will instruct a broker to do it for me by telephone. I have not needed to phone a broker for this reason for many years now.