I get your point. My point is that the result was in line with what was expected from most other brokers and was obviously what was expected by at least some FT customers. My point still stands that some people went in with the intention of buying whole share, and received whole shares. There is really no dancing around that point.
So this is false, because it literally happened.
I agree with this statement though [quote=“Eden, post:17, topic:21880”]
It’s a basic feature Freetrade should have had as they knew fine well people were manipulating the system to get a certain amount of shares. But that still doesn’t mean you were ever buying by number of shares, from your perspective
And disagree again as this is exactly what people were buying, receiving. Whole shares. Given that FT was pretty barebones at that point I don’t think it’s fair to say customers were manipulating the app. Customers were tolerant and understanding that a startup has missing features and worked around this. So removing the ability to round to nearest whole share, as you put it, is still the removal of functionality even if a new function was added.
We are debating the difference between intention and fact unfortunately. In summary, purchase by value was intended by FT, but whole shares were received as fact by the customers.