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    Round lots

    Hi, How come most stock exchanges trade in round lots? NYSE's round lots are typically 100 shares; Hong Kong's are typically 1000 shares etc. What are the benefits of encouraging trading in round lots? With electronic trading, it's quite effortless for brokers to place even a small order. So is...
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    'Mini lot' for oil futures

    Are there online brokers out there that offer something like a 'mini lot' account for trading oil futures? If not, why not? How come brokers can offer mini and micro accounts for forex but not for crude oil?
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    Individual traders in the UK

    Are there relatively few individual traders in the UK? I know there are plenty in Asia, especially in Hong Kong. How come there are so few in the UK (and in the US)?
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    Individual traders

    Are there relatively few individual stock traders in the UK? I know there are plenty in Asia, especially in Hong Kong. How come there are so few in the UK (and in the US)?