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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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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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145 views

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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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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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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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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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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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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382 views

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, Zürich and Amsterdam. Same ISIN, so I assume it's exactly the same thing. If I ...
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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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1answer
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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) ...
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Can we estimate the impact of a large buy order on the share price?

What I am trying to understand is if we know the number of shares a company trades and the current price of the share can we estimate what volume of trade that is required to move the share price in ...
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1answer
67 views

Where can I find a list of all reverse listings on European stock exchanges for a specific period?

From Wikipedia: A reverse takeover or reverse merger (reverse IPO) is the acquisition of a public company by a private company so that the private company can bypass the lengthy and complex ...
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Can a stock exchange company actually go bust?

I found out today via random googling that stock exchanges are themselves actually companies that are traded on their own exchange. For example, the London Stock Exchange. What will happen if this ...
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What's the justification for the DJIA being share-price weighted?

It seems almost entirely irrelevant. So a company could have a reverse 2 for 1 split, and double its weighting in the average? How can one of the most popular barometers of the stock market be ...
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Why can it be a bad idea to buy stocks after hours?

I've heard people say is foolish to buy stocks after hours. Why do they say this?
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108 views

Knockout certificate (Long) fell more than 6% even though the underlaying security rose 1.2%

I recently bought a knockout certificate for facebook. So far it has been doing great returning more then 200%. But recently it has been doing something really strange. On Friday Facebook rose 1.2% ...
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397 views

Bidding/Asking Fraction of a cent

I know that stocks below $1.00 can be traded to 4 decimal places, but is that possible for stocks above $1.00? On a list order transactions, one can find prices like $2.2801 despite most ecn brokers ...
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Can dividends be exploited?

Apple announced a dividend of $2.65/share on August 16th. I was thinking... could somebody buy, say 1,000 shares of Apple, receive the dividend, and then sell the shares right back? ...
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Are stocks only listed with one exchange in one place?

A couple questions about stocks: Can a stock be listed on multiple exchanges throughout the world? Can the price of a stock be different for you based on where you are in the world, or is the price ...
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446 views

Who owns NASDAQ? Does it collect fees from stock transactions?

If NASDAQ is a corporation, does it make profits by charging fees on transactions? When I pay a fee for buying stocks, am I paying the broker or NASDAQ?
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Who sets the price and provides the quoted price values for stocks?

I somewhat understand that the price of stocks is determined by the market, but who exactly changes those prices that we see listed on Yahoo! Finance for example? If I own a share in a company listed ...
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Why would a company have 2 listings on the same exchange?

An example would be Cardno Ltd which has: CDD.AX - http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?ticker=CDD:AU CDDN.AX - ...
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For a single company listed in multiple exchanges in different countries, are the shares being offered the same?

For a given company ABC, which is listed in PSE, DEU and ASX. Are the shares being offered in DEU the same shares being offered in ASX and PSE? What's the difference if a person buys it in DEU versus ...
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Why are stocks traded via stock brokers?

From Wikipedia: A transaction on a stock exchange must be made between two members of the exchange—an ordinary person may not walk into the New York Stock Exchange (for example), and ask to ...
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Are buyouts always for higher than the market value of a stock?

When a company buys out another company is it always the case that the company doing the buying pays more than the current market value of the stock of company being bought? Can a company not bargain ...
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Why the need for human brokers while there are computers?

In this day and age there are still human brokers on the trading floor. Computers are perfectly capable of negotiating a deal (buy/sell) in milliseconds when ordered to do so. So why are there still ...
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Once stock prices are down, where to look for good stock market deals?

When the market is down (referring to indexes like Dow or S&P), there are stocks that compose those indexes that are down as well (cheaper). I want to find a place (website, forum, etc) that will ...
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2answers
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What is the difference between a stop order and a stop limit order?

New to this trading thing. I understand that a stop order will buy a stock if it hits the given amount that I want to pay. And I think I understand that a stop limit order will buy the stock if it ...
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Does an Executed Limit Order Imply a Spot Price?

Suppose I place a limit buy order at $10.00 per share for company XYZ on the NYSE or Nasdaq, while the spot price is say $10.25. If my limit order subsequently executes (whether 5 minutes later or 5 ...
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What is the minimum lot size (number of shares) for the London Stock Exchange?

For the Singapore Stock Exchange, the minimum lot size (number of shares) to trade is 1,000 units. I was wondering: What is the minimum purchased unit for the London Stock Exchange? Thanks.
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Since many brokers disallow investors from shorting sub-$5 stocks, why don't all companies split their stock until it is sub-$5

Seems like a no-brainer? I guess if your security is not marginable, it can't be bought long on margin either, but I would also guess for most companies there are more margined shorts than margined ...
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Is there a Way to Bet on the Trade Volume of a Stock?

Say stock ABC trades 100,000 shares per day. I feel strongly that in the near future it will trade 200,000 shares per day. Is there an instrument I can buy to profit on this? To be clear, I don't ...
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In the stock market, why is the “open” price value never the same as previous day's “close”?

This is something that is mind-boggling to me, and it is particularly obvious in candlestick graphs: Why is the open value never the same as the previous day's close value? This is something I just ...
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How to map stock ticker symbols to ISIN (International Securities Identification Number)?

How can I can convert ticker symbols (which include information on the exchange) to an International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) (which contains no information on the exchange)? Also I am ...
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Historical stock prices: Where to find free / low cost data for offline analysis?

I am looking for a free way to get a large amount of data on the prices of stocks. I am not a trader or anything like that so it wouldn't be worth it to pay for a service to give me stock prices. I ...
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As someone living in Portugal, how would I buy a stock listed on a Japanese exchange?

I want to support a gaming company (Square Enix) by buying their stock. From what I've seen, my bank only uses major European and international stock exchanges, and from my searches, Square Enix ...
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Why does demand for stock rise when a company appears to have high future value?

So a company decides to raise money by selling shares of its stock. The stock is offered at an initial price of their determination. The stock is then traded in a market where forces of supply and ...