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If a stock is sold but the purchase was canceled by the exchange, will it be considered a short-sale?

This question is asked as a follow-up to the question below; How can this stock have an intra-day range of more than 90% on 24Aug2015? BKCC had a 90% price fluctuation on 24Aug2015 and some buy ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Due Diligence - Company ticker (symbol) & Name & Halts, delays, suspensions?

How can one find out whether the company has ever changed the ticker (symbol)? Where can one see the ticker (symbol) changing history in relation to the shares of a particular company? How can one ...
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What broker for SPXL, SPXS and TMF [closed]

I'm currently researching on algorithms who trade SPXL, SPXS and TMF securities. I've looking for brokers for these securities, but I can't find any of them. Do you know which broker gives the ...
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Does technical analysis work on small stock exchanges?

I live in Europe, in a rather small country, and we also have a stock exchange. It's really ridiculously small, compared to NYSE, NASDAQ, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and similar. Lately I've been ...
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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? [closed]

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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Main source of the shares/stocks data on the web

I was wondering which website or service is the main source of the prices of some shares/stocks. Because I heard that google has a delay of 15 minutes with showing the results of a stock/share. Is ...
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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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Watching Reverse Mergers

Is there a list of companies undergoing reverse mergers in the near future? I wish to watch a few occur. Found list of companies w/ S-4 forms, which include reverse mergers and several other types of ...
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Historical stock prices: Where to find free / low cost data for offline analysis? [closed]

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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What do the points in a stock market index epresent?

For instance after the GFC, the ASX All Ords fell to about 3200. It last closed at 5777.2 (http://www.asx.com.au/) But what do these points actually mean in terms of what they represent?
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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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Implications of a Canadian company IPO having a dual TSX/NYSE stock listing?

As an exampe, Shopify will go public this upcoming May 26th, selling shares both on the TSX and the NYSE. What are some of the main implications of this dual IPO, other than the fact that the ...
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Stock Closing Price Manipulation

Imagine Company X' stock price is $400/share. Can two individuals (owning shares of this company) conspire against it by selling/buying their shares at $1 by the end of the day so that the "closing ...
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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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Where can I get a list of all Stocks that were acquired or went bankrupt

I'm looking for a list of stocks from 2005 - present that were delisted from Nasdaq/NYSE due to being acquired/going bankrupt/going private/etc. Where can I get such data online (free or paid)?
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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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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 ...