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When does an indexing company have to announce its re-balance/reconstitution dates?

Every year indexes like the Russell cause huge volume days when they change the composition of their highly followed indexes. Is there regulation that dictates the timing of when they announce what ...
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Where can I download all stock symbols of all companies “currently listed” and “delisted” as of today?

I am in process of of downloading historical stock data from few sources I have gathered. However, all of them require me to provide stock symbol. I want to download data for all companies. In ...
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What's the difference between Buy and Sell price on the stock exchange

I am new to stock investments. I usually ask for stock broker to write up a quote for me. I can also check the prices on the Malawi Stock Exchange website. However I am not sure which price she ...
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List of dates at which the NYSE was closed from 2005 to 2014? [closed]

I'm doing research on historical price movements on the New York Stock Exchange. Because the NYSE is closed on weekends, on holidays, and sometimes because of special events, special care needs to be ...
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Guidelines on Skill Transfer UK Visa Investment

Can Tier 2 Skill Transfer UK Visa holders do investment in London stock market? If yes what is the procedure?
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Can a stock exchange cancel a trade after settlement?

As I understand, only the exchange itself can cancel an executed trade, for reasons such as improper dissemination of news. But can a stock exchange cancel an executed trade even after settlement, ...
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Why GOOG is “After Hours” while FB is “Pre-market”?

I used to invest in HK market and weeks before I opened an account in US market. I noticed that there's a "after hours trading". But now (9:22 GMT+0) I found there are two different status from Google ...
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What is the best strategy for after hours trading?

I'm new to stock market trading and while I do understand the basic concepts; researching the companies, buy low/sell high, and including setting good push/pull calls for both high and low margins. I ...
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Net money invested in Stock indexes ended up in red

A look at the Indian Stock exchange trade today here shows a net investment of INR 296 crores but all the indices Nifty (-38.2), BSE (-137.30) ended in red. Why so? When money is pumped into the ...
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For an equivalent company security, does it make more sense to trade them in country with dividend tax free?

It is not uncommon for certain giant companies to list their stocks in multiple country stock exchanges. For instance :- BP listed in NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and LSE (London Stock Exchange). ...
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German stock exchange, ETR vs FRA

I am looking at the BMW stock for instance in google finance. Presented are two tickers: ETR:BMW https://www.google.com/finance?q=ETR%3ABMW&ei=uNGuU-CSGeP3wAPw-IC4Cg and FRA:BMW ...
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Can I withdraw unsettled funds?

I recently made a purchase of stock and made a good gain on it. However, i need the funds to make a purchase ASAP. Is it possible to withdraw the money from my cash-only brokerage account into my ...
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What happens in small quantity limit orders?

I'm trying to figure out where my limit order went, and who I actually bought shares from. I'll illustrate by example (some numbers were changed the protect the innocent, but the relative sizes are ...
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Is there a way to set a stop for a stock before you own it?

Here's the situation: I like to place buy orders when the market is closed. However, I do not like to wake up at 630 (pacific time) to set a stop order to sell the stock. Is it possible on merrill ...
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Can I buy IPO stock during the pre-market trading on the day of IPO?

Is it possible to buy a company's stock from 8 am to 9:30 am on the day of the company's IPO using an online brokerage that is? Or does the IPO stock only become available when the market opens at ...
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How are orders executed on the NASDAQ? [duplicate]

I always wondered how this worked. Here is an example. Stock is trading at $10. I place an order for 50 shares at a limit of $9.5 After 1 minute somebody else places an order for 100 shares at $9.5 ...
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What are some important factors to consider before investing in a stock/index fund and why?

I am a newbie to financial markets and I would like to know what people consider before buying/selling in markets. For example I know that interest rates would be one as it has an effect on liquidity. ...
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How does a stock operate when it is listed between two exchanges?

I wanted to ask how a stock, listed in different exchanges, in different countries and different currency operates. Say a stock is listed in Nasdaq, and the same company has a stock listed in Tsx. ...
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How did I end up with a fraction of a share?

My online broker, Fidelity, says that I have 0.16 shares of MSFT. How is this possible? I always assumed that you had to own a whole number of shares.
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Do marketmakers always quote a bid and ask simultaneously

I am trying to understand some MM (Market Maker) data that I have. As a follow up to a question I read about MM: How does a dealer (or market maker) earn the bid-ask spread on a stock? And to ...
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In what ways is IEX different than a typical dark pool or a typical exchange?

In his recent best seller "Flash Boys" (#1 of the NYT best seller list), Michael Lewis tells the fascinating story of an unlikely hero, Brad Katsuyama from RBC. Upon realizing that "the stock market ...
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Display vs Non-Display Limit Orders

In an effort to better understand how market exchanges work, I was attempting to learn how orders get executed on NASDAQ. The following quote is from their website (click here to view): NASDAQ ...
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Stock market order execution

I want to know how an order gets executed at exchange level once I place an order through an online broker. If i place a buy order for 1000 shares of XYZ Company, does it execute at one exchange? or ...
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Buying company shares from NYSE being Ukrainian and currently living in Ukraine

I want to buy shares of the company offered at the NYSE. How do I do that? I am a complete novice at this kind of thing.
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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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Is the FTSE 100 mini futures contract still traded?

The FTSE 100 index futures is currently traded on LIFFE. Also, this press release claims that Mini FTSE 100 index futures would also be traded on LIFFE. Other than this press release, I cannot find ...
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Where to find turnover / average amount of time investors & mutual funds held stocks they purchased?

In the book The Intelligent Investor, Jason Zweig mentions the annual turnover rate for stocks on the NYSE, that is the average amount of time investors and mutual funds held stocks that they ...
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Judge market efficiency from raw price action

Is it possible to judge just by tape reading and analyzing the price action, if a particular security in a particular market is efficient or not? I often read commentaries by experts that state that ...
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How does the concept of regular vs. after-hours trading work for an online marketplace?

In an exchange like NYSE, with an actual trading floor, I understand that the floor, say, opens at 9:30am and ends at 4:00pm. These are the 'trading hours'. So, After 4:00pm, there are after-hours ...
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What happened to Houston American Energy Corp. (HUSA) that made their stock crash?

I noticed this HUSA stock. And seen that they were steadily over the $10 line for most of 2010-2011 and at the beginning of 2012 they started going down. Yahoo Finance shows that they were upgraded ...
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Howto choose a marketplace while submitting an order for a stock trade

When I submit a trade order, I usually choose the route = Auto. But there is also the option to choose a particular ATS/exchange (ARCA,BATS,TMX Select). I usually leave it to Auto. But is there any ...
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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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What are “electronic calls” and “daily calls”?

I am looking at the details of some futures contract traded on Bovespa, a Brazilian exchange. In the "trading hours" section, I do not understand two things: What is the "electronic call" at 17:55? ...
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If NYSE has market makers, what is the role of NYSE ARCA which is an ECN

When I submit a trade order through online brokerage, I see that the order goes to NYSE ARCA. Now NYSE ARCA is an ECN that will carry out the trade on NYSE, but I was of the impression that NYSE ...
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Difference between limit order book and level 2 quotes

Is there any difference between 'Level 2 quotes' and 'Limit Order Book'? Are they different words describing the same thing? i.e the buy and sell orders that are queued up with different market makers ...
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What is meant by “buy-side firm” and “sell-side firm”?

Why are institutions knows as buy-side firms, and broker-dealers known as sell-side firms? From what I understand, both institutions and broker-dealers do both buying and selling, so what is this ...
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Why are there OTC securities and whether they're limited to institutional investors?

What are some things that may lead a person to consider dealing in OTC securities? They are not publicly traded on exchanges, there is no regulation around them, they are risky because it is harder to ...
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Why some things are traded in an exchange while others are traded OTC

What is the reason some instruments like CFDs and FX are traded as OTC instruments while others (stocks, futures,options) are traded in an exchange?
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Where can I find the historic stock prices of delisted stocks? [duplicate]

I need to find a chart of historic prices for Exide Technologies' old stock symbol: XIDE. This was the symbol of the company until its bankruptcy, after which its symbol changed to EXIDEQ. Where can ...
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Can one see the transactions in the stock market?

If I am interested to see the individual transactions in a certain exchange market (e.g. NYSE) for a certain stock (e.g. GOOG) - is it possible?
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“limit order” vs “at-or-better order”

Investopedia says that a limit order is: An order placed with a brokerage to buy or sell a set number of shares at a specified price or better. Investopedia says that an at-or-better order is: ...
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How do I calculate the quarterly returns of a stock index?

I was reading an article and it stated something along the lines of (not accurate figures): Quarter | Stock Index % Change In Quarter Sep 2011 | 5.21 Dec 2011 | 4.69 Mar 2012 | 3.20 June 2012 | ...
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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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What exactly is BATS Chi-X Europe?

I was told that BATS Chi-X Europe is not a stock exchange, that rather it is an equity market. The Wikipedia article states that it is an alternative to exchange traded equities and ...
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Historic (CAGR) of DJIA, S&P500, NASDAQ

Looking for concrete data for a presentation I'll be giving about personal finance. I'm looking for the average market return of the three big indexes from 1950-onwards at least. I've been able to ...
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How does it work when the same ETF is listed on several stock exchanges?

I'm trying to understand how do ETFs listed in several exchanges work. Take VUSA, for example. It's listed in London, Z├╝rich and Amsterdam. Same ISIN, so I assume it's exactly the same thing. If I ...
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How to find the smallest transaction fees and commissions available and reduce trading overhead?

I buy and sell stock through my bank. The various bank/broker/tax overheads, if I was to buy stock and immediately sell it at the same price, is roughly 3%. I am seeking to understand what exactly ...
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What does “/” and “^” mean in ticker symbols? How to translate these symbols into yahoo?

I have downloaded a complete list of all NYSE stock symbols from the NASDAQ website here. As it turns out, many of these symbols are not recognized by the yahoo finance page. In particular, there ...
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Incorporating real-world parameters into simulated(paper) trading

A bit expanding the question asked here, I want to try and test a strategy using a simulated(paper) trading. As a first step, I have tried to find any brokers who provide a convenient simulated ...
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Periodicity in stock charts

Not sure if this is the right forum for this kind of question, but here goes: I have been looking at a 3.5 year time series of several hundred DJIA stocks and notice that for many (but not all) ...