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Why do stock prices of retailers not surge during the holidays?

My six-year-old (!) son asked me this question and I didn't have an answer, so I told him I'd get back to him. He asked why people don't buy a large number of shares of a company before the holiday ...
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Why do volatility stocks/ETFs (TVIX, VXX, UVXY) trend down in the long-term?

I've noticed that stocks/ETFs that measure volatility (TVIX, VXX, UVXY, XVZ) are all trending down massively (eg VXX going from $7000/share on 3/09 and on 6/16 it is around $16/share) in the long-term ...
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Alert when stock price is met below or above set price [closed]

I'm looking for a way to get alert (Email and SMS) when a particular stock's price move below or above certain price point. Earlier I have used mystockalarm.com free service. But it allows only 5 ...
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Are stocks always able to be bought and sold at market price?

I have a lot of experience with the Bitcoin industry, but little experience with the Stock Market. In the bitcoin industry, when you want to buy/sell, you have to put out a market order on whatever ...
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What does “marking down” a startup mean?

In this article, the article discusses fidelity marking down the value of tech startups. Based on context, it seems like somehow Fidelity has magically reduced the value of the startups, but this ...
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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 it mean for a company to have its market cap larger than the market size?

Let's say for example, the refrigerator market is sized at 10 million dollars (hypothetical example), if the market cap of a company is, say, 20 million, is it worth investing in the stock? Can it ...
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How much do big firms and investors affect the stock market?

I have been reading quite a lot on stocks and can't seem to figure out one thing. Let's say company A is doing very well and their stock is expected to triple in a year. How much of an influence ...
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Historical components of the Nikkei 225 index over time (pre-2000)?

I'm looking for the historic components of the Nikkei 225 index as far back as 1995 in order to determine when different companies were in the index. I know Nikkei offers this data on one of their ...
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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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Can There Be Partial Trade Fill Percentage?

I am a 20 year old investor, so far my trading account is quite small (~10k) so I haven't made many large trades, most have been worth a couple thousand dollars. I noticed in my broker (TD Web ...
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How can I optimise a portfolio of traditional & alternative assets?

Standard risk optimisation of a traditional assets (like stocks and bonds) is pretty straight forward, I have been optimising and backtesting a stock, bond & REIT portfolio on Swanest. I am ...
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stock for a particular brand

Let's say that I'm convinced that "Windows Phone" will grow more popular than "iPhone"/"iOS". I would like to invest my money in this. The stock market is overwhelming for me. I don't understand how ...
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After Market Price change, how can I get it at that price?

I am new to stock marketing. I have a question about all the price change after market closes. Let's say a share closes at 2.50 and after market is 2.80 and next day open is 2.80 or so. How can I make ...
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Will a small investment in a company net a worthwhile gain?

If I invest 4-5 shares in a company valued at around 20 dollars each share would I see a profit in my investment or is that too small of an investment to see a gain and therefore a waste of time?
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Which technical analysis indicators are considered leading stock market indicators?

Most technical analysis indicators are lagging indicators (will indicate a buy after the opportunity to buy has happened), there are also co-incident indicators that suggest a buy opportunity is ...
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Market volume to use Coppock Indicator as a entry signal for large volume stocks?

I use the Coppock Indicator on indices as an indicator with other tools, to determine an entry point into a market, then once the Coppock has indicated entry then selecting stocks using other ...
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Is Stock Trading legal for a student on F-1 Visa in USA?

I'm an international student in US on F1 Visa. I just want to know if how legal is trading stocks on my visa status. I've found some posts on quora that say Trading is completely legal, but should not ...
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question about short selling stocks

I'm trying to wrap my head around short selling. Online the explanations i found talk about borrowing a stock from your broker, selling it at a high price then waiting for the stock to drop in price ...
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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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What causes discontinuities with stock prices

example graph showing day to day discontinuities With reference to the figure in the link above, why is it that the price at which the stock closed at on monday not equal to the open price on tuesday?...
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Can two or more people own 1 stock in the US?

How does joint stock ownership work in the US? Can multiple people own one stock? Can someone link me to legislation about this?
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Direct access to the currency exchange market

It is now fairly common for "lambda" users to have direct access to the stock market, i.e., see the book of order (up to a given depth), place a buy or sell order, cancel an order, etc. The bank or ...
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historical stock price for de-listed company [duplicate]

I'm looking for the stock price for Glen Rock State Bank (GLRO on NASDAQ) on or around 7/1/1994. The company was merged with another in 2001. I can find press releases and other stories, but no ...
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Documents required to trade stocks

I recently decided I would get into trading stocks and wanted to set up an Etrade account to start. When making a brokerage account, they asked for these documents from me: Valid (non-expired) ...
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Will the stock market continue to grow forever?

I am relatively new to investing. I understand that the stock market, in some sense, reflects what happens in the real economy. For example, if the U.S. economy grows, the stock market in the long ...
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How can I find out who the major short sellers are in a stock?

I'm interested in a stock that currently has a short interest of 40%. Which strikes me as huge, and unjustified in this case. Which, in turn, makes me wonder what I'm missing that all those short ...
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Can I operate whole investing and trading in US stock exchange staying outside USA?

My sister has just gone to USA and will try to settle down. She wants to invest some money in US stock exchange. But she hardly have any idea of stock market. Now she wants me to operate her investing ...
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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 this....
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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 ...
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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 ...