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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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Hedging against an acquisition of a stock

Let's say I have done research and have a view that a public company's stock will go down due to worsening fundamentals. So normally then, one can express that view by shorting the stock. However, ...
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company market capitalization to total (annual) stock market capitalization

I have a panel dataset with 13 countries and 10 years (1999-2009). I'm trying to calculate share/pctage of the average firm market capitalization to average stock market capitalization for each ...
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How can an individual trade currency directly and get the market rate?

If i needed to transfer 350000 pound into dollar, i could: 1) Go to bank / airport kiosk and exchange there (crappy rate) 2) Go through a FOREX broker (closer, but is this the official rate?) Or ...
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Is there a register that shows the companies with notifiable interest in a stock?

I am based in the UK but the question is global where it applies. In the UK if a company holds more than 3% of stock, they must issue an RNS stating their holdings as they have a notifiable interest. ...
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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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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 I place a stock limit order to buy above the current price? Can I place a stock limit order to sell below the current price?

In order to bypass the queue and get my orders filled before others, can I sell below the current price and buy above the current price in the stock market? I have found stocks with good liquidity ...
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What is it about company performance that causes the perceived value of its stock to rise? [duplicate]

Many stocks don't pay dividends, and it's not like a shareholder has any direct financial gain from increased company earnings. Plus, they can only benefit from earnings if the company goes bankrupt ...
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Does buying and selling a stock OR holding onto it make a company look better?

Many people who want to support a company will buy its stock on the stock market. If that is their only goal (to make a favored company look better), would that be better achieved by treating it as ...
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Why Demat/Stock Market Brokers don't support Credit Card Payin

Why does Demat Account (Stock Brokers) don't support Pay-in to our Demat account directly from the Credit Cards? I am living in India, and so far I haven't come across any company which supports ...
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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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Can I open an investment account in the United States as a Green Card holder?

Can a green card holder open a Schwab investment account as a normal US citizen would, or most they open an International account? Funds to use would all be coming from a US bank and not overseas.
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Can i know the place where we can buy the stocks and bonds?

What do I need to trade in stocks and bonds.I don't know the actual place where it happens ( is it in banks, or some other place) and I don't know what is the process to hold and sell the stocks.
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what is difference between stock and dividend?

What is the difference between stock and dividend,bonds. And how can i buy stocks and what is the place to buy them can anyone please tell me iam new to this world of finance and stock market.
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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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Stock market, Oil price correlation and the Bakken shale [closed]

I understand that for time immemorial there has been a relation between the stock market and oil prices. Low oil prices indicate weak demand, which means the economy (and by extension the markets) ...
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How websites like Google have access to stock market data? [closed]

I was wondering, How websites such as Yahoo finance and Google can access market data? Do they buy API from somewhere?
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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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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 evidence exists for claiming that you cannot beat the market?

There seems to be a common sentiment that no investor can consistently beat the market on returns. What evidence exists for or against this? I have never seen any study or credible book that claims ...
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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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How did this day trader lose so much?

I recently read this article about a day trader that lost $100,000: A trader started a GoFundMe page to pay back $100,000 to E-Trade after a disastrous short Please explain this, because I can not ...
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how stock market sale work? [closed]

I don't have experience on stock market. But I heard that people are losing on the stock market. While we look at live graph of stock value we could judge the current value of stock. So why does the ...
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Can Mutual Funds Invest In the Start Up Market?

This question refers to this article. I can't find Snapchat anywhere on the US stock exchanges as a public company, so I'm assuming that the Fidelity Blue Chip was holding this through the start up ...
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Would betting on fallen (blue chip) stocks be a good strategy?

I'm wondering whether you think investing mostly in blue chips, that have significantly fallen in value (compared to their industry), would be a good investment strategy for me, and why you may think ...
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What's the most correct way to calculate market cap for multi-class companies?

Yahoo finance shows GOOG as having a market cap of $492.97B, while GOOGL has a market cap of $510.18B. What's Google's total market cap? Is it really $1,003B?
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Should I Invest in Bitcoins? [closed]

How good is the idea to invest in bitcoins and what are the other alternatives with minimum risk to gain better returns.
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Why are stop order called “stop” when it is in fact a “start” condition?

A GTC, stop 65 RMB, limit 100 RMB buy order means start buying the security when it rises above 65 RMB, and stop buying when it reaches 100. So why is it called stop and not start?
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Buy on dip when earnings fail?

Stocks like Nike, Sbux, CMG have given good returns. I want to buy them cheap, and my common strategy is to wait for some bad news to get market down. But is it a good idea to buy them when there is ...
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Why does Yahoo! Finance report different prices for the same index?

I'm using Yahoo! Finance to compare the FTSE 250 and DAX indices. However, I'm getting two very different results when comparing the indices over the same date range, depending on which I select as ...
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What was the “bucket shop system”?

Charlie Munger mentions something called the "bucket shop system" in this article (click here and see the last sentence of the article on page 1). It was apparently some quasi-fraudulent system of ...
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Stock trading models that use fundamental analysis, e.g. PEG ratios?

I'm a finance undergrad writing a dissertation on fundamental analysis vs technical analysis applied to trading. I'm finding it easy to build technical indicators such as moving averages, while it ...
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Where to find CSV or JSON data for publicly traded companies listed with their IPO date?

I found some of this data on Nasdaq's website, but a third of the IPO dates were listed as "n/a".
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What forms (S-1, 8-K, etc) and keywords in news headlines signify dilution?

I'm trying to create a program to scan a news RSS feed for stocks that are in the process of getting diluted so that I do filter the market down to a few stocks and then do extra research on them. My ...
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How much time should be spent on Penny Stocks Trading a day?

I am a student studying and I got interested in Penny Stocks, because I hope to gain money earlier in my life. I hope to invest the first amount of money that I may earn by part time job; cleverly ...
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Should I continue to invest in an S&P 500 index fund?

I am saving to buy a house in 5-8 years. This year I invested $40,000 in a prominent ETF which tracks with the S&P 500. So far, I've lost $3,250, that is the stocks are now worth $36,750. I save ...
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RSU or regular stock awards

I am a new "key employee" (VP level) with a startup biotechnogy company. In the letter of offer the company is awarding stock options. Is it better to get RSUs or regular stock awards or both at ...
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Does bull/bear market actually make a difference?

This may be an extremely naive question, but it is often discussed on the news, here and in person (at least in financial circles) that it is easy to make money in a bull market, and harder to make ...
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How to find companies' Form 10-K annual reports? Why might a company not file one?

I am trying to find 10-K forms for some companies, but couldn't find what I was looking for. How would I find Form 10-K for any of these start-ups below? I already tried http://www.sec.gov. ...
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Stocks: do Good Till Cancelled orders get executed during after hours?

If I place a stop loss GTC order on my shares at $80, and it reaches that price during pre-market or after hours, will my order get executed? I ask because a lot of the time the stock opens at a ...
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Is there an online tool to help purchasing option spreads? [closed]

I'm pretty new to futures trading and I'm wondering if there is an online tool to help look at various spread options contracts? I'm interested in getting some experience trading futures with pretty ...
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What is the percentage of Merger and Aquistion deals that are actaully completed? [closed]

I am assuming that not all M&A deals announced are completed. There are factors such as anti trust laws and consumer protection agencies that legally prohibit the two companies from completing the ...
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Does the stock market create any sort of value?

Sorry if the below seems like a conspiracy theory. It probably is, but I probably don't understand something. (This has bugged me to no end as long as I can remember.) Okay, so here is what I ...
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As a total beginner, how do I begin to understand finance & stocks?

As the title states, I'm a complete beginner to finance. I haven't had a financial background, by the time I got my first proper job I struggled to understand my wage. I did study engineering and am ...
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Latest China devaluation (24/08/2015) and the affect on house prices in UK

Are there any strong bases for worry that house prices will fall considering the latest FTSE 100 issues regarding China... and todays (25/08/2015) slight rise. This is regarding house prices in the ...
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What are some good books for learning stocks, bonds, derivatives e.t.c for beginner with a math background?

Despite being STEM person, I always wanted to learn how stock & financial markets work. I always wanted to know how those stocks work, what are those bonds e.t.c. The only struggle I am having, ...
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Do Options take Dividend into account?

Suppose I own a contract with a market lot of 100 shares in company A and company A goes ex-dividend during the validity of the contract. That means, that theoretically the price of company A will ...
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If a stock has only buyers and no sellers how does its price go up?

I have been watching a stock for the past month. Nobody has been selling it, but every day the price has increased. If there are no sellers, it means there is no trading happening, so how can the ...