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Is Buying Stocks at Board Lot Be Considered 'Okay'?

I'm just started investing in our country's stock market and I'm wondering what are the advantages and disadvantages of buying at board lot?
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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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What makes an effective and profitable trading system

What should I aim for to achieve an effective and profitable trading system? Should I aim to get as high a percentage of winning trades as possible (ie. 100% winning trades)? Also what percentage ...
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Is there any special meaning when the market price for a stock exactly equals ask or bid?

When a stock is ask for 15.2 and bid for 14.5, and the last market price was 14.5, what does it mean? Or what if the last price is 15.2?
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Executing a stop loss at the purchase price?

Is it a good investing strategy to always to execute a "stop loss" on a stock at the purchase price so that you can go and quickly repurchase at the lower price the stock is moving too? Logically to ...
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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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When you initial an order in your broker, will you be able to control the buyer/seller on the other side?

When I start an order, especially for those with high liquidity during market hours (comparing to pre-market/after-hours trading), the order will be immediately filled. How's the system match the ...
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Why is a stock trade flat on large volume?

I am looking at a company which has recently a strong spike up following good news. After several days of small pullbacks the stock is flat but the daily volume is high compared to average. When I ...
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What could be the cause of a extreme high/low price in after hours market?

I am just curious that for the stock FEYE there was a very boost in the price and then back to normal level (at least close to the average) again. The volume for that boost trade is 27.60k, not a ...
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What's the number 2, 1.84, 2.35 meaning in this news report?

I came across a entry here. I am quite interested what does the numbers in it means. I have marked them bold as quoted below: Fireeye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) has received a buy rating, according to the ...
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Best way for for soon to turn 18 to learn about money?

What resources are available for me to learn about finance, money management, stocks, bank accounts, 401k, loans, IRA, checking account, etc.? I am turning 18 soon and I have zero knowledge of ...
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Buy the open and set a 1% limit sell order

If I find that for stock X, for past 5 years of daily OHLC data, 80% of the time, the Open was at least 1% lower than the day's high. If we find that in this 80% of the cases, the high was reached ...
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Why there's always a very huge volume of trades for AAPL every day before market close?

Unlike many other stocks, AAPL always trades at a very high volume before the market close. Is there any reason this happens? Or this is just by coincidence?
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Analyze stock value

If I'm going to analyze the stocks of Apple, Amazon, Google etc. I will find them on Yahoo Finance and see the historical changes in each stock. But sometimes the companies make splits and I see big ...
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Shares Canceled after Merger

I bought shares from a private company before leaving it. They send me certificate for what they call "Common Stock". Now the company was bought by another public company. I received a binder (more ...
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Ready to invest but I'm overwhelmed with the number of brokers and services

I have £15,000 - £20,000 to invest for the long term and I've researched what I will regularly invest in to: Pension, Index funds, Bonds, small number of individual stocks (maybe) as well as my cash ...
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Brokerage's calculation of my profits or losses on stock trades

I've noticed that my brokerage (Wells Fargo) uses a different system to calculate my profits and losses, instead of the mental accounting I follow. E.g., I buy 100 shares of stock A in July 2014 at ...
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Project future trend of a stock with high positive autocorrelation

I am trying to understand autocorrelation It says: For example, if you know a stock historically has a high positive auto-correlation value and you witnessed the stock making solid gains over ...
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Is this a Trailing Limit if Touched Order or something simpler?

This question was previously asked by me here: Understanding a Trailing Limit if Touched Order . Frankly I am still having a hard time getting it so I thought I'd ask a real world example. I bought ...
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How to calculate earnings per share for an ETF

What formula is used to calculate earnings per share for an etf like SPY? What do they use for the numerator(earnings)? Is it the earnings of the underlying companies weighted by their percentage in ...
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Do I still need to pay capital gains taxes when I profit from a stock in a foreign currency?

Let's say I convert CAD 100 to USD 90. With the USD 90, I buy a stock that goes to USD 100, and then I sell it. If I don't convert the resulting USD 100 back to (say) the CAD 105 it might be worth at ...
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If a startup receives investment money, does the startup founder/owner actually gain anything?

I am a bit confused on this topic. You hear a lot of stories now on how startup X received X million dollar from X VC firm. But I'm unsure whether the owners of the startup are actually 'making money' ...
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Huge return on investment, I feel like im doing the math wrong

From October 11, 2011 to January 24, 2014 CannaVEST Corp($CANV) went from $.05/share to $85.55/share (171,000% increase). Knowing this that means if I were to have invested $1000 at the low and sold ...
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Stock Option Value correlated to net worth of company

If a year ago a company issued stock options at a $5 exercise price per share, but today they issued them at a $2.50 exercise price per share, does that mean the company has been de-valued by 50%, or ...
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Potential pitfalls of this volume trading strategy

I've been trading, in a very amateur way, in the stock market for a year now. I've noticed something pretty obvious. When some evident good news appear on a stock, the price goes up. So it goes the ...
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Why do so many people trade a bankrupt company's stock?

I noticed that GTAT still has a lot of trading volumes after its announcement of bankruptcy. Why people still buy it? Thanks
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Is there a candlestick pattern that guarantees any kind of future profit?

I have been working with candlestick patterns for a long time. Bullish engulfing is my favorite because it almost guarantees that the succeeding candle will be green. So, I am sure of a profit, even ...
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What is the different between one company's two OTCMKTS symbols?

I noticed that there are two OTCMKTS for Tencent. One is TCEHY and the other is TCTZF - what it the difference? Any helpufl information to understand more about OTCMKTS stocks?
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How would I go about selling the stock of a privately held company?

My grandfather passed years ago and left me with some shares of a California company. The company is not publicly traded and specializes in dividend income for its investors. I have decided it would ...
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How to safely exit a falling security?

Imagine you have purchased a stock at precisely the wrong moment. The instant you have purchased shares, it begins to drop. It seems like there can be strategies for exiting the position without ...
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Is it legal to sell my stock at any specified price to a specified person in US Market?

Say I have 100 of apple (AAPL) shares and it's worth above 100 US Dollars now. I want to literally give them to my friend at a very cheap price because he helped me in some other stuff. So I want to ...
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Which are the countries which have zero withholding tax on dividends for foreigners? [closed]

I know Singapore is one of them. What are the other countries? I would prefer to invest in these countries.
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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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institutional ownership — why is it so convoluted

Only money.stackexchange can clarify this for me. I'm trying to do due diligence on GoPro (GPRO). From what I can figure out, it has a total float of 123 million shares, of which only 18 million are ...
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Why do stocks tend to trade at high volumes at the end of (or start) the trading day?

Not related to this question, I am asking why stocks seem to be traded at very high volumes right at the start and end of the trading day. Is this because these graphs factor in all of the premarket ...
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How can one identify institutional accumulation of a particular stock using price and volume data?

I often read that institutional investors (mutual funds, banks, hedge funds, etc...) will build a position in a stock over time using relatively small orders so as not to move price and alert other ...
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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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What will happen to my shares if company delisted

I have shares in a UK listed company called Perform Group. It's recently been the target of a buy out by a private company, and I've received the following notification: AI PG LLC (AI) has ...
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A deferred capital gains tax similar to the real estate 1031 Exchange but for securities reinvestment?

I am looking for a way to transfer a stock that has done well into a safer investment (like an index fund). I assume the only way I can do this is sell the stock, pay the tax owing, and buy new stock. ...
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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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Investing in stocks in US for non-US citizen

How can I invest money in stocks via USA broker, while being a citizen of Ukraine? I don't want to go through brokers in my country, because we don't have a good law system and a lot of corruption, so ...
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How does the purchase of shares on the secondary market benefit the issuing company?

Purchasing common stock is often described as making an investment in the company. In exchange for this investment, you receive shares of the company's profits and, hopefully, you see some capital ...
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How can I report pump and dump scams?

I recently received a mass-mailing purporting to be a free introductory issue of an investment magazine, but consisting of hyperbolic, untrammeled promotion of a penny stock. In other words, it ticked ...
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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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Why is a stop order not triggered when the asking price is reached?

I set a stop order to sell some shares at $36 when the market price was around $34. (I bought at $37) The market price rose to $35, with the Ask price reaching $37.9, but the order did not execute. ...
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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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Why is it that stock prices for a company seem to go up after a layoff?

I've been looking to buy some stocks recently, and have been curious about something. I'm looking to invest in some tech companies, and wondering why is it that when they announce layoffs, the stock ...
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What happens to internal stock when a company goes public?

If you hold stock in a company that is not publicly traded, what will happen to that stock if the company becomes publicly traded?
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Advantages/disadvantages of buying stocks on dips vs buying outright?

I am looking at a stock which is currently trading at Rs.1400 and I am looking to go long when the stock falls to Rs.1300. I am planning to buy 500 shares. On the other hand, I am not sure if it will ...