The cost of a good or service.

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How does a monthly inflation rate work?

I'm struggling to understand the following inflation numbers for South Africa given here: http://www.tradingeconomics.com/south-africa/inflation-cpi Year Month Inflation 2015 Jun 4.7 2015 Jul ...
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How to calculate Mid Prices from Bid and Ask?

Should the Mid Price always be equal to the average of Bid and Ask Prices or can brokers and dealers quote a Mid Price that is within Bid and Ask but isn't the average?
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Why does the Brexit cause a fall in crude oil prices? [closed]

Oil prices have also fallen sharply in the wake of the referendum outcome, with Brent crude down 5.2%. The price of Brent crude fell by $2.68 to $48.24 a barrel, its biggest fall since February. ...
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Are stocks always able to be bought and sold at market price?

I have a lot of experience with the Bitcoin industry, but little experience with the Stock Market. In the bitcoin industry, when you want to buy/sell, you have to put out a market order on whatever ...
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The price dropped on an item I purchased 8 days ago. What can I do?

I bought a PC for € 2199 (about $2500 USD) 8 days ago. Today I saw that the same store where I purchased it sells the same product for € 130 less. Unfortunately, I can't just bring it back* and re-buy ...
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RRP/list price/retail price and cars?

Looking at an online car brochure (PDF version of printed material) for the Vauxhall Astra, it listed RRP: Link As far as I know, am I correct with these: List price is basic price Recommended ...
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If Option prices are publically quoted on an options exchange, why do people use Black-Sholes to estimate their price?

I always wondered why the Black-Sholes-Merton model was used to estimate the price of European-style options when their prices are available on quoted exchanges? I think I am missing something big ...
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Best formula for price depending on amount [closed]

What is the best formula of price of the product depending on amount. I mean "best" in psychological, marketing, stock rotation, profit maximizing, etc sense. Say, I often see that prices on Coca ...
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How do stock trades actually go through? [duplicate]

I am trying to get a handle on how stock trades actually go through practically. Let's assume a stock with only one buyer and one seller to make things easier to understand. Scenario 1: Alice has an ...
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Do real-time stock charts list the last trade price, or a short term average?

So, in the real-time charts I have access to, the stock price is updated every 1 minute. Let's say, stock XXX's price at 3:24 PM is $65.66, and then at 3:25 PM it jumps up to $65.78. Does this mean: ...
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Total Bid Quantity vs Total Offer Quantity

Can you please explain what is happening in stock if I see Total Bid Quantity as 35M vs 31K as offer quantity, but stock prices goes down.
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Strange values in ARM.L price data 1998-2000 from Yahoo

I use Yahoo Finance to download stock price data in CSV. In the data of one particular ticker - ARM.L (ARM Holdings PLC @ LSE) I see the prices swinging between 2p and 3000-5000 GBP in the first 2 ...
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Recouping costs of remodel/addition

This question is about crunching numbers under certain assumptions. Let's say my house of 1,000 square feet was purchased for $250/sqft for $250,000. Homes in my street and neighborhood go on average ...
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Why do Australians get charged more for Internationally available Goods and Services?

It seem that when the same good or service is available in Australia as it is internationally, we always end up paying more for it in Australia. Even when you take the effects of the exchange rates ...
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No trading data other than close for a stock on a given date

I'am a web developer, I'm creating a web application stock chart. When deal with big amount of real world stock data, i come across a few line of odd data, for example "open price= 0, high price = 0, ...
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Why there is some data before the PYPL is publicly traded?

Is this just a bug of Google Finance?
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Historical share price at exact day and time

How do I look up the exact price of a stock at a certain minute in history? For example, I am trying to find out the price of Facebook shares on the 18th of May 2012 at 11:34 Eastern time and on ...
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What happens when your Canadian ETF shuts down?

I just got a notice that an ETF I own will termiate in 2 months if the shareholders don't vote for an extension. I understand that if I kept the shares until the termination date, I would get a ...
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Valuation of service-based small business

I have a small transcription business that I want to sell, but I'm not sure how much to ask for it. Searching around for evaluating businesses gives me lots of formulas for calculating the value of ...
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Buying out my leased car… residual price negotiable?

I am at the end of my lease, and considering buying it out. The residual price is $14000. I offered $12000. The dealer told me he can't negotiate the residual price because the car belongs to the ...
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How Is the Price of a Stock Determined? [duplicate]

From what I understand, the stock price is based on supply and demand. For example, if a stock that was priced at $0.01 was bought buy an investor who spent $5.00 (leaving him with 100 shares), it ...
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How do I Fundamentally Analyze this Stock so I may see if the Company is Running Well?

I have a stock that I am trying to look into called SOG.V or Strategic Oil and Gas LTD. I believe it is a company based in Alberta, Calgary (Canada). The company got hit quite hard from the oil ...
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To what extent are wedding prices negotiable?

Wow, wedding services are expensive. But maybe that's just the list price? Maybe we're supposed to say "well this is a great offer but I need you to come down 20% or we're going to use the golf club ...
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Trading : how to deal with crashes (small or big)

i'm currently learning how to trade both manually and with EAs. I have questions : i'd like to know how to deal in the probability of a price crash like in 1987 (and many others): Is using a right ...
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Are dividends the only thing linking stocks to corporate performance?

People generally buy stock because they expect the price of the stock to rise. The main force that determines stock price is, as far as I can tell, the force of the market, i.e. supply and demand for ...
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Why may certificate price be substantially below commodity price?

The Brent Crude oil certificate NL0000202109 currently has a value of ca. 26.50 EUR, whereas the price of the commodity is at 48 USD, a substantial difference. I would expect the certificate's value ...
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How do I tell if I'm overspending on groceries?

I am wondering if I'm spending more than I could be on groceries. I get this impression because some of the individual items seem too expensive: I end up paying almost the cost of a full restaurant ...
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What is the fair value of a stock given the bid and ask prices? Is there such a relationship?

I have often read that the fair value of a stock is the midpoint of the bid and the ask price. That means if bid is 100$ and ask is 101$ then the fair value of the stock is 100.5 $ and if I put in a ...
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Future price == strike price in the future contract?

Assume a future contract specifies that the holder of the contract will need to buy corn from XYZ farm at £100 per tonne, 1 tonne. So total deal value when realizing this contract is £100. We all ...
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Why is the future quote lower than the underlying?

I guess this is a simple one for experts: Looking now (12noon CET Nov 7, 2014) at the DAX ^GDAXI on yahoo finance, it says S = 9.361. The Future FDAXM5.EX quotes F = 9.388. What is the exact ...
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Is there a rule of thumb to help “Sanity check” insurance costs?

My house insurance is up for renewal. I'm busy and I don't want to spend a lot of time getting quotes, especially since this policy is tied to another one that is hard to get and that we could only ...
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Why is the price of my investment only updated once per day?

I have invested some money into a mutual fund (FTQGX). I've noticed that the price of it is only updated once a day, where as other investment options are updated continuously. Why is this? I'm ...
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Does Amazon.com offer price protection on purchases? If so, how do I request a refund?

I bought an XBox One from Amazon.com 2 weeks ago. Since then both Walmart and Best Buy have dropped the price by $50.00. Does Amazon.com offer any sort of price protection? If they do, how do I go ...
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Why do stocks priced above $2.00 on the ASX sometimes move in $0.005 increments?

On the Australian ASX price increments that a stock can move by is determined by the current value of the stock as shown below: Why is it then that sometimes a stock that is currently priced well ...
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How to interpret a big ask size?

If the Ask Size of a stock is more than the bid size, then is it fair to conclude that people are more desperate to sell than to buy and hence, the stock price maybe expected to drop ?
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Which r in perpetuity formula to pricing a business?

I am trying to guess a price to sell my small business. I don't understand a thing in the perpetuity formula. Which is the correct rate I have to put on it?
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Buy/Selling prices at the stock exchange represent someone Selling/Buying at that price?

I see in my trading system two price quotes for a stock. Buying and Selling. Does the buying price means that it is the lowest price someone is currently attempting to sell their stock? If so, then ...
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Is the best ask price the ask at the “top” of the order book? What is the “top” of the book?

In the level 2 book from BATS with live data, the right hand part of the page shows the best Bid(s) and the Best Ask(s). Example: How come the best Ask is not at the top of the book? From what i ...
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What will happen when a bid price is higher than an ask price?

Let's say, there are three bid prices 100, 101, and 102, and three ask prices 101, 103, 104. What will happen, will ask:101 sell to bid:101 or bid:102, if the dealer is going to make the 101 to 101 ...
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Looking for a term that represents open, high, low, close, volume

I'm writing a little test app this weekend and I'm trying to come up with a name that represents this data: open price close price high price low price time open time close volume So far I've ...
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Why wouldn't an option's last trade price be between the current bid and ask? [duplicate]

In the option table for SPY there is a column called 'Price' and a column called 'Bid' and a column called 'Ask'. If I wish to buy a call option, I need to pay a premium. Which column is the premium ...
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Reasons behind a large price movement of a penny stock without any recent news releases?

Sometimes I see penny stocks on the Yahoo! Finance page move by about 100% in a single day. For example, this stock shows a 91% gain on 10-Jan-2014. By browsing the news reports, I cannot see ...
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How are stock options priced?

I was reading the wikipedia article about the Black-Scholes model, and it says this: "The key financial insight behind the equation is that one can perfectly hedge the option by buying and selling ...
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How does one typically exit (close out) a large, in-the-money long put option position?

I'm long some puts on a stock that has dropped a great deal. I've made $400,000 on an investment of $100,000. The question is, how do I exit? I can't really sell the puts because there isn't enough ...
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Effect of Quantitative Easing on Price of Bonds

I don't seem to understand the effects of QE. Fed uses open market to purchase long-term government bonds which pushes up the demand for bonds and drives up the price of bonds. However, this ...
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Difference between full and mini futures contract

What is the difference between the following two Brazilian futures contracts: The Ibovespa Futures Contract The Mini Ibovespa Futures Contract As far as I can tell, both are priced in Brazilian ...
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Black-Scholes model and options evaluation

may someone explain me how to use a Black-Scholes model in order to identify if a defined option is a valuable investment? Thank you in advance.
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How to calculate the closing price percentage change for a stock?

When viewing a stock on Yahoo Finance: http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=ASC.L#symbol=asc.l;range=1d;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=area;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=...
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How do you find the value of a physical product over a period of time?

Let's say you have a limited edition Ibanez rg1570 guitar and you wanted to find out what the average selling price was each year? I'd like to get a clue as to whether I should sell my asset now, Or ...
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Does a stock's price represent current liquidation of all shares?

For instance, if a stock is trading at 40 dollars per share, and there are one billion shares being traded, there will be a market capitalization of 40 billion dollars. Let's say the markets are ...