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Why is it important to research a stock before buying it?

I’ve been thinking about investing some stocks and everyone is telling me that I really should research each stock, look through their financial statements and track the news and understand everything ...
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Can I operate whole investing and trading in US stock exchange staying outside USA?

My sister has just gone to USA and will try to settle down. She wants to invest some money in US stock exchange. But she hardly have any idea of stock market. Now she wants me to operate her investing ...
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Does the FFT of a price series hold any significance?

I'm just wondering whether spectral/frequency information (by means of a Fast Fourier Transform) about a stock's price series holds any significance in investment? My expectation is that it would ...
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Is a robo-adviser worth the risk?

I've seen a lot of talk lately about robo-advisers that manage stock portfolios for minimal expenses. The expenses are usually paid by ETF's. I am not very well versed in all this stock and ...
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What usually happens to the Stock Market when it opens on Monday? [closed]

I have a few contracts on FTSE 100 and I am wondering what a Monday morning would be like. I imagine that there will be a lot of initial movement due to all the trades that some brokers let you queue ...
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Why is this stock price inflated by 70x its real price?

The price for CSP1 (London Stock Exchange) has a short term price history that indicates the prices are roughly 7000% of what they are in reality. For example, on Jan 29th 2016 the price was reported ...
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company market capitalization to total (annual) stock market capitalization

I have a panel dataset with 13 countries and 10 years (1999-2009). I'm trying to calculate share/pctage of the average firm market capitalization to average stock market capitalization for each ...
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What should I look for when looking for stocks that are 'on-sale'?

Considering the stock market is down these days I want to invest money in mainly Large-Cap Stocks and hold them for the long-term. I was originally looking at P/E ratios being lower than average, but ...
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Is it wise to invest in a stock with a large Div yield?

Looking at the stocks for BHP it shows a Div yield of 11.23%. This seems quite appealing to me, despite the fact that the price is going down simply because of the huge interest I would get on my ...
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Is it better to miss the dividend and buy the undervalued stock?

I understand that if you buy a stock on or after the ex date you wont receive the dividend. But as the stock will drop on the ex date, Is this not an excellent opportunity to buy the stock at a ...
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Is there a register that shows the companies with notifiable interest in a stock?

I am based in the UK but the question is global where it applies. In the UK if a company holds more than 3% of stock, they must issue an RNS stating their holdings as they have a notifiable interest. ...
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Investing - Private Equity Placement in a Public Company

The CEO (Sheri McCoy) of publicly traded Avon (NYSE:AVP) recently stated that "our shares are too cheap to take the [entire] company private". While AVP's shares are in fact very cheap, Question 1 - ...
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Would investing equally in all 30 companies which comprise the DJIA net the same performance as the DJIA?

I'm new to investing, so I'm hoping someone could clear this up for me. As I understand it, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) comprises of 30 major American companies. Let's say, hypothetically ...
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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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Calculating the Free Cash Flow (FCF)

I'm working on fundamental analysis on a public company, and am trying to calculate the Free Cash Flow for Facebook (FB) for the latest quarter - ending Sep 30, 2015, as shown below and would like to ...
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How to trade fundamentally good stocks over the short to medium term?

Once I have determined a company to be fundamentally good and I determine that it has good future growth and value, what is a good technical method to profit from the stock of this company over the ...
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why do energy stocks trade at lower prices compared to other sectors?

In researching some additional stocks I want to acquire, I've noticed many energy stocks trade at lower prices and exhibit a large amount of volatility. Why is that despite the fact energy is a basic ...
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Analyze a security using Benjamin Graham's Defensive Investor Criteria

I would like some help evaluating a security using Graham's Defensive Investing Criteria (Chapter 14 of the Intelligent Investor). As an example security, let's look at NYSE:MEI and each of the ...
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Company publishing Standalone but not Consolidated financial results

Some companies publish Standalone result time to time but not consolidated result. Ex- ABC company is publishing Standalone quarterly results ,but not publishing consolidated result since last 2 ...
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Can I evaluate the performance of a company using just OHLC data?

Is there any way to calculate finance for a company if I have Open, Close, Low, High, Adjusted Value of stocks and it's trade volume in each day, for 6 months? I read many ways to calculate the ...
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Which Earnings Figure for Graham's “Stock Selection for the Defensive Investor”?

This question is around Chapter 14 in the Intelligent Investor (Stock Selection for the Defensive Investor). I've read the chapter and I've read blog posts about it. I'm confused. What's confusing me ...
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strategy for the out of favour mining sector

Currently 5% of my portfolio is in mining sector. I've watch this decline in the last few years. One could argue that 5% isn't too bad and i should hold on and not sell at the bottom of the cycle. ...
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What evidence exists for claiming that you cannot beat the market?

There seems to be a common sentiment that no investor can consistently beat the market on returns. What evidence exists for or against this? I have never seen any study or credible book that claims ...
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What does it mean “sell on ask” , “sell on bid” in stocks?

Is there any expression like "sell on bid"? Or is it only "sell on ask". I m learning stocks right now, my coach telling "we just sold on ask". so I wonder if there is the opposite - "sell on bid"? ...
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Testing my ADX calculator [closed]

I'm trying to program an Average Directional Index (ADX) calculator in python, however I don't know if it is correct since I'm still a bit shaky on the financial side of things. I haven't found an ADX ...
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Calculation for Hypothetical Short Position

I'm trying to calculate the gain on a short position. I think I have the correct calculation, I just want to make sure I am correct. Here's the data: 1. Entered position with stock price at $28.07. ...
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Which brokers offer trading API for stocks and currency exchange? [closed]

There are some question on StackOverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/744699/real-life-trading-api (2009, closed as off-topic) ...
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Why are Key Statistics for the same company different on various sites?

I'm looking at the same company (doesn't matter which) across Yahoo, Google, Reuters etc and the key statistics differ. For example. The Return on Equity for 32Red Plc (TTR.L) is: Yahoo - 46.73% - ...
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Can Mutual Funds Invest In the Start Up Market?

This question refers to this article. I can't find Snapchat anywhere on the US stock exchanges as a public company, so I'm assuming that the Fidelity Blue Chip was holding this through the start up ...
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What does it mean when Share price and volume sales aren't negatively correlated?

I recently had an old 401k error that resulted me getting an additional about 1k. Instead of rolling it into my main retirement accounts, I decided I would use it to start investing with a self ...
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Why do I see multiple trades of very small quantities?

I see this on a share tracking site (JSE:COH) Time Price VWAP* Volume 10:23 43.40 42.91 4 10:20 43.40 42.91 90 10:13 43.45 42.91 116 10:13 43.45 42.90 884 10:09 43.62 ...
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What's the most correct way to calculate market cap for multi-class companies?

Yahoo finance shows GOOG as having a market cap of $492.97B, while GOOGL has a market cap of $510.18B. What's Google's total market cap? Is it really $1,003B?
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Increasing PE ratio good or bad?

Some stocks like sbux, and nke have continuously increasing PE ratio. Is this a sign of company doing well or a bad sign that company is slowly getting overvalued ?
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Does exposure to financials in corporate bond funds make sense?

While examining different corporate bond ETFs, I noticed that many bond funds seem substantially exposed to the finance sector. I see percentages of up to 60% of all positions in financial businesses. ...
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Why does Yahoo! Finance report different prices for the same index?

I'm using Yahoo! Finance to compare the FTSE 250 and DAX indices. However, I'm getting two very different results when comparing the indices over the same date range, depending on which I select as ...
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Is it true that more than 99% of active traders cannot beat the index?

Recently my pension fund gave a presentation at the place where I work. They explained that they invest by following the index of several stock exchanges. They reason that since 99% of the active ...
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How to calculate Price/Earnings - Price/Sales - Price/Free Cash Flow for given stock

I have few months of data for some company like opening, high, low, closing, volume . As given at https://www.google.com/finance/historical?q=NYSE%3ABME&ei=DSIeVtGMAYrvuATEsZfACA How to ...
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Understanding stock market terminology

I have few months of data for some company like opening, high, low, closing, volume . As given at https://www.google.com/finance/historical?q=NYSE%3ABME&ei=DSIeVtGMAYrvuATEsZfACA Can someone ...
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Stochastics indicator reverses prior entering the oversold/overbought zone

Often I've notice Stochastics doesn't enter the oversold/ overbought and reverses to opposite direction. I understand while trending or while strength is on one side stochastics tend to reverses in ...
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Calculating returns across multiple securities and time

I've been getting very confused on the topic of calculating returns. To get cumulative returns in time, log-returns are used, but apparently log-returns aren't used across different securities at a ...
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How to execute a large stock purchase, relative to the order book?

I am looking to buy my first stock, it is TLN, and I want to buy about 3300 stocks. Looking at the order book on yahoo, it looks like this: Bid Price Size 10.46 200 10.45 100 10.44 100 ...
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What forms (S-1, 8-K, etc) and keywords in news headlines signify dilution?

I'm trying to create a program to scan a news RSS feed for stocks that are in the process of getting diluted so that I do filter the market down to a few stocks and then do extra research on them. My ...
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Stochastic Oscillator for Financial Analysis

I have been using the stochastic oscillator indicator to get some insight on particular stocks. Below is an example of a 14-day lookup period for K where D is a calculated as a 3-day average of K. ...
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How much time should be spent on Penny Stocks Trading a day?

I am a student studying and I got interested in Penny Stocks, because I hope to gain money earlier in my life. I hope to invest the first amount of money that I may earn by part time job; cleverly ...
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How to measure systematic risk of a stock?

Is there any indicator or measure which can be used to determine the co-efficiency of a stock with the broader market. I like to find stocks which are least bothered by either bull or bear run of the ...
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Shorting stocks: Indicators that a stock will drop?

I always see articles about "predicting when a stock will rise", but haven't found something for the opposite. Are there any indicators or combination of things that are proven to indicate that a ...
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Why don't SPY, SPX, and the e-mini s&p 500 track perfectly with each other?

These tickers (SPY, SPX, /ES) are all based off the S&P 500 yet the relative lows and highs diverge. Can someone provide a basic explanation what causes this to happen? I feel like it may stem ...
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Getting correlation from regression slope (Completely stumped)

This question is from a book (Active Portfolio Management), but unfortunately there are no provided solutions. "Assume that residual returns are uncorrelated across stocks. Stock A has a beta of ...
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Question about beta - trading

I've been a bit stuck with this question: "If a portfolio P had a predicted beta=1.05 wrt to an index, and that index later underperformed Treasury Bills by 5%, what would be the expected return of ...
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Historical 52-week highs data source

I'm new to investing, but am very interested in the workings of the market. Does anyone know of a (preferably free) way to retrieve historical 52-week highs data? Specifically, I would like to analyze ...