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Stock exchange Last price doesn't match price steps

I'm looking at the ASX (Australian Stock Exchange), for the stock ARI, currently the last price was 0.158. However if I were to try to buy it at that price, Etrade Australia would give me an error ...
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Resources for real time market intelligence

What are the best resources to obtain real time news that have a direct impact on the markets? If Im trying to research in the pre-market hours for the most up-to date information that will move ...
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How good is Wall Street Survivor for learning about investing?

I'm a recent graduate and I would really like to start learning about investing and want some experience in the stock market without actually risking any money. As an avid fan of fantasy football I ...
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Does a market maker make any money in a liquid asset with tight bid ask spread

In a liquid asset like SPY, is there any market maker making markets? It seems that with such tight spreads , there is no incentive for the market maker to operate in this underlying. But then again, ...
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Are there any agent-based software for the stock-market?

I am looking for game theory agent-based software to run simulations of the stock market. Ideally it would be a software where i could manipulate the variables and possible the underlying assumtions ...
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training for would-be active investor

I've had an account set up with an online brokerage, and through random luck I've managed to hold onto most of my money and even make a couple of dollars. I currently max out my 401k, and have for the ...
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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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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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Market Maker *Ask* below current *BID*

I am reviewing some marketmaker raw data and sometimes I see the following happening: The marketmaker quotes an ask price that is below the current bid price (of let's say, the market itself). How ...
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is the bankruptcy of exchange markets possible?

Because exchanged markets like NASDAQ or NYSE are normal public businesses can they go into bankruptcy ? Supposedly they went into mysterious bankruptcy then what will happen to the listed companies ...
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How is stock price determined?

Is stock price determined only by the last trade that takes place? For example, if a stock I own is trading at $3.42, and I place a Sell Limit order for $0.00, will the stock price temporarily dip to ...
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How to setup a financial dashboard like Nassim N Taleb?

Quoted from his book, fooled by randomness: I have a trick to know if something real in the world is taking place. I have set up my Bloomberg monitor to display the price and percentage change of ...
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Am I understanding buying options on stock correctly

I'm just wondering if I am understanding Stock options correctly. Basically if I am watching stock XYZ. It's currently at $10 per share which I believe is low and should raise to 20 within 1 month. ...
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Is there a way to create a limit order with both an upper and lower limit

Is there any order type that will allow me to set both an upper and lower bound at once. For example, let's say I buy stock in company ABC for $2. I believe it will rise to $3 and I want to sell at ...
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Can stockholders choose NOT to elect a board of directors?

It is well known that stockholders have a right to vote on who will be the board of directors of a company whose stock they own. But, is it possible in principle, i.e., legal, for stockholders to ...
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Does investing money in other currencies help pad losses in case of a stock market crash?

I was just reading this article. Does converting USD to say Euros help pad oneself against a potential US stock market crash? While I understand that a US crash would affect the rest of the world ...
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What gives non-dividend stocks value to purchasers? [duplicate]

This is a question that has bothered me for awhile about the fundmental nature of the stock market as a whole, and no one has given a satisfying explanation. What is root cause of a stock having ...
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Quantiative Easing fuels stock markets, but why? [closed]

I was recently told that stock markets in the US and EU has boomed as a result of quantitative easing, where the central banks has bought bonds with longer maturity to push the prices higher and ...
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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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What is meant by a market that is technically strong

What is meant by a technically strong stock or a technically strong market? I understand what a fundamentally strong stock is, but what is a technically strong stock/ market? Does it mean a stock ...
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How to invest in stocks without using an intermediary like a broker? Can shares be bought direct?

I am looking to buy stocks but I would like to do so without a broker. From what I can tell, the exchanges are good ole boys clubs that require you know (or pay) someone in order to participate. Am I ...
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Do I pay bid-ask spread if I trade on NYSE

From what I understand from this MM vs specialist discussion , the job of the specialist is to bring buyers and sellers together as opposed to a market maker who buys from the seller and sells to the ...
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With respect to insider trading, what is considered “material information”?

I'm trying to understand what is considered "material" information held by an executive of a company. There is company information that an executive (say insider) will know that a public investor will ...
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Does modifying an order cancel the old one and submit a new one

Suppose XYZ is trading at 25$. If I submit a limit buy order for XYZ stock at 20$, and let us say my order goes to the top of the order book. 5 min later, I 'modify' the order and make it 22$. Will ...
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Why did the stock indexes increase despite the QE tapering? [closed]

In the past, stock indexes dropped when QE cuts were announced. However, this time, in December, when the QE was cut by $10 billion, the indexes went up. Why is this?
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Why does the stock market index get affected when a terrorist attack takes place?

The way I see it, the stock exchange is a market where shares of a company are traded. These trades are triggered by individual valuations by participants of what an investment in a company would be ...
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What is meant by “buy-side firm” and “sell-side firm”?

Why are institutions knows as buy-side firms, and broker-dealers known as sell-side firms? From what I understand, both institutions and broker-dealers do both buying and selling, so what is this ...
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Can institutional, quant, or other professional traders “prey on” (make money from) retail investors?

I was recently reading a well known forum, and someone made this post: I worked for a large investment bank about 10 years ago, writing trading programs for quant traders who were market ...
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What price is a limit buy and a limit sell order settled at?

A market has an existing limit buy order at $1.00. The market then receives a limit sell order at $0.95, what price is the transaction settled at?
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What do brokers do with bad stock?

I'm new to financial markets and how they work is still fuzzy, so bear with me. This question actually has multiple questions :( ... and a bit of a story. I was watching a YouTube video on the ...
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Why people still look for “naked” short-sellng stocks instead of short selling CFDs

I have been doing some research about equity trading and the stock market in general, and I have a doubt. I see that a lot of people is looking for short-selling stocks, but that is not so easy ...
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Getting (historical) Standard & Poor Stock Guides

Chapter 15 of The Intelligent Investor mentions S&P publishes (as of the 1970s) a monthly Stock Guide. Is this still a worthwhile resource? What's the best way to get access to this guide, ...
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Can one see the transactions in the stock market?

If I am interested to see the individual transactions in a certain exchange market (e.g. NYSE) for a certain stock (e.g. GOOG) - is it possible?
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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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Does it make sense to buy an index ETF (e.g. S&P 500) when the index is at an all-time high?

I have some money I intend to invest over the next 3-4 years. An important chunk of my portfolio would be invested in a stock market index ETF such as one representing the S&P 500. Unfortunately, ...
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Stock market vs. baseball card trading analogy

I will use a baseball card trading analogy to present my question: The baseball card trading market, like any other market, follows the laws of supply and demand. The demand for baseball cards can be ...
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If you own 1% of a company's stock, are you entitled to 1% of its assets?

Say you own 1% of company ABC's shares. If all of a sudden there is no more demand in the stock market for company ABC's stocks, and its share price dropped down to $0, can you claim 1% of company ...
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How do you calculate the P/E ratio by industry?

I would like to know how to calculate the P/E ratio by industry. On this website, it displays the P/E ratio for the current stock, the industry and the sector: FINANCIALS DTV.O ...
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Have there been “flash bubbles”?

There is a lot of press about flash crashes, such as this one. Have there been notable "inverse" phenomenons, where the market sharply bounces up, only to recover close to its initial state a few ...
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Can my broker lock my cash account if I try to use the money from a stock sale during the three-day settlement period?

I don't understand or know what my broker is trying to make me believe, but I have an excess of 75K in my account and they are pulling all kinds of stuff. I had a trade going a few weeks ago, sold it ...
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Why would people sell a stock below the current price?

Say we have stock XYZ that costs $50 this second. The bid/ask is 49/51. If I buy some stocks by setting a buy limit order for 47$, and it succeeds, there is a match; someone is selling the stocks ...
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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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If I put in a limit order for the same price and size as someone else, which order goes through?

I put a limit buy order for 1000 shares at $1.26, and another investor has also put a limit buy order in for the same amount and volume. If someone sells 1000 shares at $1.26, which one of us gets the ...
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Where can I find a list of all reverse listings on European stock exchanges for a specific period?

From Wikipedia: A reverse takeover or reverse merger (reverse IPO) is the acquisition of a public company by a private company so that the private company can bypass the lengthy and complex ...
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Will a stop-limit-on-quote execute in extended trading?

As an example, if I have this order: Buy 500 Shares of XYZ at Limit Price of $5.00 and Stop Price of $4.50. Duration of this order is Good until Cancelled. Will that order execute during extended ...
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Can a trade happen “in between” the bid and ask price?

According to Investopedia: By looking for trades that take place in between the bid and ask, you can tell when a strong trend is about to come to an end. This is because these trades are often ...
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Am I exposed to currency risk when I invest in shares of a foreign company that are listed domestically?

If a multinational firm based in country A is listed in both country A and country B, and I invest in this firm as a resident of country B through country B's stock exchange, either through something ...
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Benjamin Graham: Minimum Size of the company

In the book "Intelligent Investor", Graham recommends a minimum annual sales figure of 100 Million $ as one of the criteria. How do we adjust this figure for Inflation and a country other than the ...
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In a quote-driven market, how do market makers figure out bid/ask prices and bid/ask sizes?

I understand that bid/ask prices and bid/ask sizes are ultimately determined by the market maker. I am curious about some general principles that the market maker follows when determining the above ...
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Why are some long term investors so concerned about their entry price?

A long term investor is usually defined as someone who enters an investment for, say, 10, 20, 30 years or more. Generally they buy an investment to help meet a certain objective in their lives (e.g. ...