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How do exchanges match limit orders?

Say a security has been trading at under $20.10, and there are limit orders selling at $20.10 and $20.21. Then Simon issues a limit order to buy at $20.21. According to this explanation, Simon would ...
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What happens when a stock gets delisted?

Recently, a stock on the Indian stock exchange began rising on large volume without any apparent reason. After 5 consecutive days of such growth, several people on a financial management site ...
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Are there any exchanges in which you can place orders that exceed your funds, but which won't get filled when funds run out?

I'm working with a startup that is building an exchange platform in which a platform-wide currency is exchanged for commodities which are discrete. For the sake of the question, let's say that users ...
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How often do stocks become worthless?

I just wanted to know because I've had the notion that generally, a stock's price will rise over a long time. Yet, sometimes they don't. I'd like to know how likely it is historically that a randomly ...
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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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Equity dilution above or below book value

I wanted to understand how equity dilution above or below book value can be good or bad for existing shareholders. Any example would be really great. I am specially referring to banks and NBFCs kind ...
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FOK order type: can they be market or limit orders?

It is mentioned in SEC web page: A Fill-Or-Kill order is an order to buy or sell a stock that must be executed immediately in its entirety; otherwise, the entire order will be cancelled (i.e., ...
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Buy securities at another stock exchange

Does it make a difference at which stock exchange I buy a special security(e.g. whether I buy at Frankfurt or New York)? Yes, I have in mind that there are different currencies, but I mean just ...
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Will there always be somebody selling/buying in every stock?

When buying or selling stocks, the transactions seem to take place relatively quickly. I could almost assume that someone will buy my stocks when I sell and someone will sell me when I want to buy. ...
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How do Market on Close orders get resolved?

I have read that MOC (Market on Close) orders "Won't be executed until shortly before the current market session closes". This seems rather vague. I know that during a session there is an order book ...
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what is the timezone that yahoo uses for stock information

Sites such as yahoo show historical data for stocks. They show stocks for all different stock markets. When they show information for a day for example the hong kong stock market, are those dates ...
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Investing in U.S. stock exchanges from Europe. Taxes

What should i know about taxation when investing in U.S. stock exchanges from abroad? Do i need to file any documents? Are there any treaties for double taxation? (Europe). As an amateur i am ...
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Nasdaq vs Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility

I was sorting through some market data today and was sorting between the three largest ECN/Exchange market centers that I have access to. The top three are: Nasdaq. Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility. ...
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Which seller is matched to a buyer in the stock market when there are multiple matches? [duplicate]

Let's say investor A owns a certain stock and is looking to sell 10 shares with an ask price of $1. Investor B owns the same stock and also wants to sell 10 shares at $1. The market maker sets the ...
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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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Free access to official real-time and intraday data for exchanges

Where can I obtain all official real-time and intraday data for exchanges — NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, OTC, CME, etc? I feel like the raw data is out there to be consumed and parsed at no cost (except the ...
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Did the New York Stock Exchange ever close on a weekday so they could file paperwork?

I recently heard that the New York Stock Exchange used to close once a week so that they could organized the paper trades. I can't find anything online about it. Does anyone have and insight here.
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What do I need to start trading in the NSE (National Stock Exchange)?

Can I start a Demat account with a bank like the Oriental Bank of Commerce and use a stock broker like Sharekhan.com?
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Is it a pattern day trade if you close position in after hours?

Say I am buying stock XYZ, is it possible to close my position, in this case sell, as soon as open market hours close or do I have to wait until the next market open?
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How trading in currency pair works, underlying techniques and mechanisms

I am somewhat experienced in Forex trading, but I have a question which has bothered me for quite some time. If we for instance go back in time four months, to before the beginning of value loss the ...
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How quickly does short float ratio/percent change?

I'm new to stocks, so let's get that out of the way. But I was curious, how quickly, does the short float ratio change on websites like cnn, nasdaq.com, finviz, google, etc.? Also, if it does change ...
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Is it easier for brokers to find shares to short in premarket?

Recently I have had trouble finding the shares to short for positions I want to take at the start of open hours. Is it easier for a broker to find the shares in premarket when the stock is likely to ...
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Market index analysis and techniques [closed]

how can i determine market indexes ups and downs in stock market. mean that when will market green and when would be red. is trade-volume affect the market index rate? any analysis or techniques.
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Stock Exchange price target [closed]

how can i determine the price level or price target of current day for example today price target between 200 and 210 the the opening and closing prices are 204 and 205
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Hdgs to be removed from the S&P/ASX Indices

I am new to stock trade and based on Sydney. Just bought some stock of Wotif last week. but yesterday heard of news saying, Sydney , October 8 , 201 4 : S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today ...
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Can a bond's market price rise above its lifetime value?

I'm just learning about bonds, reading an introductory book about investing in German. Please correct me if terms are wrong, and if this question can be improved. Consider a bond: Lifetime: 3 years ...
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What college degree should I pursue to learn about stock and forex markets?

What college degree should I pursue to learn the fundamentals of the stock market? Are there way to understand how stocks and foreign exchange markets work, including their strategies and drawbacks?
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Is there a stock market symbol for the Virginia inVEST James River 529 plan?

Does anyone know if there is a stock market symbol for the VA inVEST James River 529 plan? I would like to view it's recent performance.
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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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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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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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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 services do you use to research European stock markets?

I would like to know what are the best services to research stocks on the different European stock markets, I would like to cover all EU member states, if possible.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...