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What usually happens to the Stock Market when it opens on Monday? [on hold]

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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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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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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What's the difference between Buy and Sell price on the stock exchange [duplicate]

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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Can I use same stock broker to buy stocks from different stock markets?

I'm a college student and new to stocks investment. I wonder if I can use same stock broker to buy stocks from different stock markets? e.g. NYSE and NASDAQ If yes, can I use the broker in US to buy ...
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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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How do I find a stock broker that has unlimited testing account, full access to live and history data and good API? [on hold]

Before I start real trade or investing, I want to monitor markets, companies, indexes, news, trends, etc. I want to be familiar with markets' situation and get quite deep understanding of broker's ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Which type of stock order would I use to sell a stock that hits a price or drops below it?

I have a few stocks and my normal way of selling them is to watch yahoo and if they hit a certain price I decide if I should sell. I want to be a bit more automatic and I see these orders are ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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?
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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 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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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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Bids and asks in case of market order

Suppose that person A places buy market order with quantity 1000 of firm XYZ. Now in the market there only are various asks of quantity: quantity 100, quantity 2000, quantity 1000. Each ask has ...
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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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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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What is Fibonacci values?

I was trying to analyze one stock, where there was a link called Fibonacci value, which shows different prices of stock as bellow: Trading :: Fibonacci Values Stock Code ANDPRA Exchange NSE ...
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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 does the settlement date of short interest mean?

NASDAQ lists data like this for the short interest in Walmart: Settlement Date Short Interest Avg Daily Share Volume Days To Cover 4/30/2013 27,988,175 7,442,123 ...
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How do we know the number of shorted shares of a stock?

I am reading this article which discusses Tesla's stock (TSLA). The article states: 27.5 million shares of Tesla are held short, or about 41 percent of the float. How can the number of shorted ...
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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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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 ...