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Why do stock exchanges close at night?

Every place closes at 5pm or 6pm, whatever the place and country is. Why do they close since fixing is done continually in the more liquid markets ? Thanks.
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Can I buy Nintendo stocks (or any stock not traded in US) while residing in US?

I live and work in US and definitely have extremely limited experience with stock exchange. I would like to buy Nintendo stocks but it seems that they are not traded in the US markets and thus it ...
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Large BUY LIMIT orders' effect on a stock's price

Let's say a Nasdaq stock is trading at $50... Can a very large (outstanding) BUY LIMIT order at $2.00 pull the stock price down? Is this a legal/common practice? (I've noticed this being done when ...
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How does the person lending shares to the short selller protect themselves if the short sellers are correct?

I'm curious how the person lending shares protects themselves from the downside if the short sellers are correct. Are they actually loaning shares or is it like the banks, loaning out more money ...
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How do I assess the level of liability I will be resposible for when I buy shares of companies listed in the various stock exchanges? [duplicate]

As described in the title, how do I make sure there are no liability when I buy a share of a company listed in the NYC or London stock exchange? What is the process and the terms to look for that can ...
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How to fund my option house account(trading account) from india using a local bank?

I would like to know how to fund my option house account(Trading account) from India ? Option house is a US based brokerage firm Why would an Indian citizen need to fill up form 15CA & 15CB ...
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One Share Stock Reverse Split

What would happen if I hypothetically had one share of a stock that is undergoing a reverse stock split? This would be an odd predicament but I just read about someone in this situation and can't ...
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Where do I find the exercise price and date for warrants?

Some stock exchanges offer 'warrants'. For example, on TSE, you can find swy.wt.a. My understanding is that this security gives you the right to purchase the regular stock at a specific price, until a ...
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Average Price of a Stock

I realized that most finance and stock screener web sites don't provide the metric of the mean (average) price of the stock over a certain period of time, for example, the mean value of AAPL shares ...
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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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NYSE vs. Nasdaq - can I tell what exchange a ticker traded on, based solely on the ticker?

So KO is clearly NYSE:KO, and GOOG is clearly NASDAQ:GOOG, but are tickers generally unique (between NYSE and Nasdaq)? If I mention a stock ABC and you know by context it's traded on an American ...
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How does FOREX trading work? trading vs exchanging

If I was to trade on the foreign exchange market as an individual investor and I bought 100 USD with my 70 GBP. Have I essentially converted my currency similar to exchanging the currency in a bank ...
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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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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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Do any exchange platforms offer the ability to activate a trailing stop loss when the price reaches a certain amount?

Let's say that ABC is at $1.10 and my desired entry point is $1. I send a buy limit at $1. The price drops and that order is filled. Next a 2% trailing stop loss is entered that will only be activated ...
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Can a Company which is listed at OTC and TSX considered to be serious?

You always read that the OTC market is not serious and you should not invest in companies which are listed on such markets. But what about companies, which are listed there as well as on the Toronto ...
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Why does the Order Validity matter when selling shares?

In India, with ICICI Direct (An online trading platform), it is possible to specify the "Order Validity" as DAY (Intraday), IOC (Immediate or Cancel) which is being able to sell the shares when I ...
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Harmony Gold Mining Company is listed on the NYSE and JSE at different prices?

If a company is listed on two separate exchanges the prices are kept similar by arbitrage opportunities. However Harmony Gold trades at $0.953 on NYSE and 1616 south african rand on JSE. The exchange ...
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Where can I find closed dates for the New York Stock Exchange for the coming year?

Does the NYSE have the same holiday/closed dates as the CME? Where can I find the holiday schedule for the coming year?
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What are overnight fees? [duplicate]

I am using Etoro to trade US stocks and they charge overnight fees. However, nowhere can I find a definition of what an overnight fee in the context of stock broking is. Their Terms & Conditions ...
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How are unmarketable market orders (other side of the order book is empty) matched with incoming orders? [duplicate]

Note: This question is erroneously marked as a duplicate. It concerns a very specific situation with unfulfillable market orders in very illiquid markets, one that no other discussion here has ...
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When are funds available for a withdraw or to trade after a Futures /ES Emini contract? T+3 settlement

Stocks seem to have a 3 day wait (trade plus 3) T+3 for funds to be available to place another trade or withdraw cash without getting a "FED CALL". Options seem to have a 1 day wait. When are funds ...
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What determines deal price on stock exchange? [duplicate]

Let's say I'm interested in buying some shares, and I place an order to buy at 80c. At the same time, someone is willing to sell his shares at 40c. Now I'm told by the bank that they have a best ...
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Stock Exchange in US

I am currently searching the trading calendar of stock exchanges in the US. But different countries have different practiceS in trading. For example, in Australia, ASX is for listing and trading; ...
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Do brokers execute every trade on the exchange?

In the United States, whenever a customer places an order, will the broker always execute that trade on the market? Do brokers just maintain a "reservoir" of popular stock, and hand them out to ...
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What's going to happen to my delisted ADR shares?

As the title says, my ADR is delisting. It's going OTC. In such a situation would my shares, which I have with my bank's discount brokerage, normally automatically convert to the OTC shares and ...
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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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Currency forward rates

I'm looking at EUR/USD forward rates here: http://www.investing.com/currencies/eur-usd-forward-rates Can someone explain, in very simple terms, what do the bid/ask prices mean? And what is the ...
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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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What can I do to passively generate income?

I work 3 jobs totaling at 52 hours weekly. I don't have anything of value that I can sell for money. I put $10 into penny stocks a few weeks ago, but they don't gain much. I'm 25, and my savings is ...
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What is the difference between buying the same stock traded on two different exchanges? [duplicate]

Some US ETFs (Vanguard, iShares) that I am interested in are traded on several exchanges, typically including NYS and ASX. I live and pay taxes in Australia. Does is make any difference if I buy the ...
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What causes stock price to differ from the real time data?

Zero-commission and discount brokers such as 'Robinhood' can be rather misleading when placing orders. Orders are often filled with a slight change in the price, relative to free real time quotes ...
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Order Book - What happens when Limit Buy Order higher than lowest Ask? [duplicate]

Suppose we have a sample order book like below ASK $100.5 200 ASK $100 100 ASK $99 100 BID $98.5 200 BID $95 500 BID $90 100 Now suppose a Limit order to BUY comes in at $99.5 for 100 ...
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Why ever use a market order?

I've read all the explanations online. Use market to fill quick, regardless of price. But... How that is that different from a sell limit of 0 or a buy limit of infinity? (Right, in practice things ...
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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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How do dividend reinvestment purchases work?

Typically if I buy a stock I buy the stock from some guy selling the stock. If I own AAPL I receive a ~2% annual dividend payout which I choose to reinvest automatically. Who am I buying these ...
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Why do stock brokers charge fees

Most stock brokers charge fees for trading stocks and some of them charge like $7-9 per trade. Why do they charge fees? Do they need to pay fees with stock exchanges like nasdaq when shares are traded ...
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What is the psychology behind the Dead Cat Bounce Pattern and how can it be traded?

With the turmoil that hit most markets in the last two weeks followed by a small recovery late last week, are we seeing a classical Dead Cat Bounce appear infront of our eyes? Looking at the charts ...
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Going long vs short, mechanisms involved

I am having a bit of an issue with regards to understanding a shortening position. If for instance a currency pair, such as the USDRUB which is trading around 70 RUB/USD right now, or 0.01428(=1/70) ...
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If a stock is sold but the purchase was canceled by the exchange, will it be considered a short-sale?

This question is asked as a follow-up to the question below; How can this stock have an intra-day range of more than 90% on 24Aug2015? BKCC had a 90% price fluctuation on 24Aug2015 and some buy ...
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Can I buy stock in the NYSE from abroad, being a foreigner?

I wonder if being a foreigner living outside the US I am allowed to buy stock listed in the NYSE or other American stock exchanges. In case it is possible, how do I do that? Thanks. Update: I live ...
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What broker for SPXL, SPXS and TMF [closed]

I'm currently researching on algorithms who trade SPXL, SPXS and TMF securities. I've looking for brokers for these securities, but I can't find any of them. Do you know which broker gives the ...
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Does technical analysis work on small stock exchanges?

I live in Europe, in a rather small country, and we also have a stock exchange. It's really ridiculously small, compared to NYSE, NASDAQ, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and similar. Lately I've been ...
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Main source of the shares/stocks data on the web

I was wondering which website or service is the main source of the prices of some shares/stocks. Because I heard that google has a delay of 15 minutes with showing the results of a stock/share. Is ...
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Watching Reverse Mergers

Is there a list of companies undergoing reverse mergers in the near future? I wish to watch a few occur. Found list of companies w/ S-4 forms, which include reverse mergers and several other types of ...
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Stock market - Searching for rate of change

Suffice to say, most investors/traders have their own personal strategy and I would think it is reasonable to assume that each strategy has an ideal rate of change. For the sake of argument, lets ...
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What do the points in a stock market index epresent?

For instance after the GFC, the ASX All Ords fell to about 3200. It last closed at 5777.2 (http://www.asx.com.au/) But what do these points actually mean in terms of what they represent?
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Bid-ask spread in order-driven stock market

The bid-ask spread can be used to measure transaction costs in a quote-driven OTC market. Can one also use the bid-ask spread to measure transaction costs for an order-driven market?