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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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Who decides to raise or lower the value of a stock? [duplicate]

This link and this link give a better answer than the linked answer at the top. I'm reading the driver beyond the rise and fall of the stock market is buy and demand. Fair enough. At what point ...
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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 ...
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Do European options have to be exercised at a specific time on Expiry day?

European Options as compared to American Options can only be exercised on a certain date. As I want to start writing options, I want to know whether it can be exercised by the buyer at anytime during ...
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Learning investing and the stock market

I'm really determined to learn about the stock market, as well as the techniques and terms used in trading and investing. The problem is that there's no one to point me in the right direction, even ...
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How can I identify a likely bull trap?

Ok, so I've been learning a lot about bear traps recently and think I've got it. Based on creating a lead in trendline and a sell line to match, and on the cues in the swings, I'm saying this is a ...
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Stock order execution - limit orders [duplicate]

Can someone explain the outcome to the follow scenario: Buyer A places a limit order to buy 100 shares at $8.00, Seller B places a sale limit order at 7.50 for 40 shares. What price would Seller B ...
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Which is the better strategy for buying stocks monthly?

I am planning to invest a little portion of my salary say 1000£ monthly on US & UK stocks and planning to hold on for long term. I am aware that investing in stocks might be risky compared to ...
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How come we can find less than 1 Price to Book stocks?

I was wondering, if there is such a stock, why isn't everyone getting it as there is supposedly no risk. For instance, a stock like NYSEARCA:VDE has Price to Book: 0.78. Div yield: 1.99. Growing ...
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Why is Google's current nasdaq market cap almost twice the current share price * the No. of shares outstanding?

Shouldn't the market cap be exactly the current share price * the no. of shares outstanding? at the time of writing the share price is 537.37 and the no. of shares is 342.63 million, but the market ...
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Is there a Limit Order to buy long if the price RISES (not falls) to a specific value?

I trade with Interactive Brokers. I want to buy at the Close in one of the following scenarios. The scenario depends on the indicator that I'm using. First scenario: Assume that the price is ...
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New Exchange Bid Ask and Price values [closed]

Imagine you are starting up new exchange / exchange simulator The orderbook is empty. What would be the current price, bid & ask ? How is that handled? Obviously it can't be ZERO.
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Is it illegal to buy stocks at a low price during a flash crash using a low GTC order?

We've seen several flash crashes in the past few years, and I suspect algorithms are some of what's behind these (see this as an example). In a short period of time, an exchange will suddenly see ...
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Is there no overlap of ticker symbol even if old company was unlisted or bankrupt?

I want to know if ticker symbols are always unique in all time period. Or is it unique only in currently listed companies?
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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 the 'opportunity cost' for delaying charitable donations, and when to grant them?

This question is kind of off topic, but this is the best sight I can find for it, so hopefully your humor me. I'm trying to figure out the optimal way to donate my charitable money, this question ...
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How are market orders matched? [duplicate]

I'm trying to gain some insight into how orders on an exchange are matched to design a proof of concept matching system. Am I correct in assuming market orders are immediately executed against the ...
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How Is the Price of a Stock Determined? [duplicate]

From what I understand, the stock price is based on supply and demand. For example, if a stock that was priced at $0.01 was bought buy an investor who spent $5.00 (leaving him with 100 shares), it ...
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Why don't forced buy-ins of short sold stock happen much more frequently?

When you short sell a stock, you are borrowing the stock from a lender, and the lender always has a right to say that they need their shares back, which might result in a forced buy-in by your broker. ...
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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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why would closing price of a stock be different from different sources, and which would you take as the real price?

I was asked this question in an interview, I believed this is an Open Question. So any answer would be welcome.
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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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Placing bid in market price

I am really new in stock marketing and I have few questions regarding on placing bid in market price. Let's say, today is Sunday and I places bid in market price that cost $1.00 per shares (1000 ...
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Options liquidity and trading positions larger than the daily volume?

I want to open and close an options contract position that would be larger than the daily volume and open interest for that particular contract and expiration date. Would my broker or other market ...
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How to view performance history if we invested in the past?

I want to look at a scenario to see how the Getty Trust with $1.2 billion in 1982 would have performed had it stayed with just an index fund such as S&P 500. Bonus, if there is a way to take out ...
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What is the smartest thing to do in case of a stock market crash

What would be the best thing to do, if the stock market crashes? Should one invest in real estate, fonds, bonds or stocks? Or should one invest nothing at all? Since this could be the case soon it ...
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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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Why the S&P futures prices are not reflecting the general bullish sentiment of the US stock market

It seems that general sentiment on the long term trend of the US stock market is currently bullish, fuelled by a strong dollar and falling oil prices. Why then are the long term futures (MAR 2016) ...
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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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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 are some simple techniques used for Timing the Stock Market over the long term?

What are some simple techniques used for Timing the Stock Market over the long term to beat average market returns? By long term I mean 5 years and longer. It may include investing directly into ...
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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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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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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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How to extract 2 years of historical data for all ASX companies?

There are about 2000 shares that trade on the Australian Stock Market (ASX). What is the easiest way to extract historical prices of all 2000 shares over a period of 2 years. I can find data for ...
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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 ...