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How much do large sell orders affect stock price?

If someone makes an unlimited sell order for all their shares in a large cap company on the open market, how much do they have to sell before it affects the stock price? In general, how does a large ...
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What does a Dividend “will not be quoted ex” mean?

A recent dividend on NYSE:SNE (Sony) is described as "Will not be quoted ex". What does this actually mean? Does the dividend have an ex-date or not? Which day would be the last day to buy this ...
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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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Do shares purchased on FTSE AIM move with company to other markets?

I've struggled to find an answer for this so apologies if there is one easily found out there. At the moment I'm looking at potential investments in the FTSE AIM market, I've read a lot about how ...
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When a stock deal is made in an exchange, which price is used? [duplicate]

I know little about stock exchanges, and I'm curious about a scenario I just thought about, so if I'm missing something obvious, please let me know. If I understand correctly, a stock exchange is a ...
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If I sell a stock that I don't have, am I required to buy it before a certain amount of time?

I'm just began playing in the stock market. I just executed a SELL, because I think the market is going down. I don't actually have any of this stock. Apparently, it's quite common strategy. I would ...
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How to buy stocks online while living in Cyprus EU? [closed]

Would like to buy stocks online, I live in Cyprus EUropean Union. I found several 'international brokers' such as 500plus.com / tradeking.com but they dont convince me they are broker agents, I ...
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how can a US citizen buy foreign stocks?

my question is 2-fold: can an online broker will let a US citizen buy stocks on the paris exchange? are there any pitfalls to buying foreign stocks in the us? (e.g. tax consequences here or in ...
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How can I cash in a small number of delisted US shares? TLAB

How can I find a buyer for old Tellabs shares? This US stock is now delisted. According to http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/tellabs-acquired-marlin-equity-partners-891m/2013-10-21 the company was ...
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Pattern Day Trade Rule

I'm new to trading and to play around with I will open a small account with $1,500. The problem with this that I want to be a quite active trader,so I can make more profit from this small amount. But ...
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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 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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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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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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Does a market maker sell (buy) at a bid or ask price?

From http://www.fool.com/ddow/2000/ddow000509.htm Assume you want to sell some of your shares of EVE at the current "market" price. The lowest ask price from sellers is $16.00. The market ...
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Is there a list of OTC stocks being added to the major exchanges?

I have been looking for a way of finding out what over-the-counter stocks are being listed on reputable stock exchanges such as the NYSE. Is there a website that keeps a list of those?
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Selling Stock - All or Nothing?

On Tradeking, I have roughly 20 shares of 5 different stocks that I'd like to sell. When I set these parameters: price: X shares: 20 or fewer order: limit/day order options: all or none I find out ...
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What does it mean when someone says “FTSE closed at xxx today”

When someone says "The FTSE closed at 402 today," what does this actually mean? Is it the company who had the best stock price increase or a sum of all the companies or something else?
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How do brokers handle “hidden” stock orders?

Some brokers offer the feature of making stock orders "hidden," which effectively hides them from bid/sell/deepbooks. How exactly does this work? See this example from Interactive Brokers.
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How are futures contracts setup at an exchange?

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how the actual contracts are structured at an exchange. Here are my questions: If an exchange facilitates the trading of futures contracts and nobody ...
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Do dark pools have to declare the volume transacted at the end of the day?

While dark pools can keep their transactions secret from the public exchanges during trading hours, are they required by regulation to declare the volume transacted after the market close at the end ...
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Why are there hidden bids and offers in the US stock market for the more illiquid stocks?

I have noticed one unusual characteristic in the US market. There are hidden bids and offers in the US stock market and this affects mainly the more illiquid small-cap stocks. Say, Stock ABC has a bid ...
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Why would a stock opening price differ from the offering price?

I've noticed when a stock goes public (IPO) there is a stock offering price. The opening price on the first day of trading is sometimes higher/lower than the offering price. How can this be? Am I ...
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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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How are options traded on exchanges priced?

First, my knowledge is limited and I am still learning. I understand that each bank has various models to price options and that the prices vary based on these models. If this is the case, how are ...
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Entered trade to buy 500 sh at 57.06 aon stock traded at 56 but no execution broker said aon prevented execution can this happen?

This was a NYSE trade placed with brokerage firm. I placed a bid of 57.06 for 500 shares, all or none (AON), of a stock and it apparently traded at 56 without filling my bid. Broker checked with home ...
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Origin of a market makers inventory

Could you please explain in the context of the OTCBB exchange Q) little known company goes public on the OTC with 40 shareholders whose securities have been registered assuming none of this base of ...
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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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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 quotes,...
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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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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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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 want....
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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 ...