Is there anyway we can have the option to buy a defined number of shares rather than by a money amount?
If you have plus you can use limit orders to do this.
Actually, you cannot. You can limit the the price per share you wish to spend and the total amount you wish to spend. You’re then given an approximate amount of shares that will result in you buying. However, if the the limit order executes at a lower price, you may end up with extra shares. This happened to me recently with EVE; I supplied numbers that would result in approximately 2,000 shares, but ended up with 2,064 instead. I ended up selling off the extra.
Yeah, was surprised to see this wasn’t there, seems like a basic thing.