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Market index analysis and techniques [on hold]

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 ...
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How might trading volume affect future share price?

I want to know how to determine the coming ups and downs in share price using the trading volume that can help me analysis for coming events. Is there any reasonable technique for this purpose? For ...
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Can I resubmit W8-BEN with W9 form?

I am a dual citizen, both US and another country. Early this year I was requested by my stock broker (out side the US) to file either W8-BEN or W9 forms. As I was born outside the US and have never ...
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Stock Exchange price target [closed]

how can i determine the price level or price target of current day for example today price target between 200 and 210 the the opening and closing prices are 204 and 205
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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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Quarterly dividends to monthly dividends

How do I convert quarterly dividends in monthly dividends? It is ok to just divide by three the quarterly dividend?
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If I have 10,000 stocks to sell with 23 B market cap

If I have 10,000 stocks of a company with 23B market cap, and if i want to sell all the stock can it be sold at one shot? meaning r there enough buyers to buy my stocks? what if there are not enough ...
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Historical stock price going back to 2000 of stock symbol MIPS [duplicate]

US Historical stock price going back to year 2000 of stock symbol MIPS
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What do I need to start trading in the NSE (National Stock Exchange)?

Can I start a Demat account with a bank like the Oriental Bank of Commerce and use a stock broker like Sharekhan.com?
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Can you suggest resources where I can read public sentiment for a certain stock

I want to know public sentiment about a certain stock. For example, what is the public sentiment for GOOG? Short or Long? Something like this. I want to know what public sentiment is doing. Buying or ...
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Shorting Obvious Pump and Dump Penny Stocks

Obviously there is a lot of risk involved, but I routinely see penny stocks (OTC) climb to unreasonably high levels of growth over very short periods of time (1-3 days), sometimes up to 9000% growth. ...
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Pros and cons of opening joint portfolio

From a tax perspective, what are the pros and cons of opening a joint investment account? To be more specific, I have a portfolio made up of Vanguard index funds. My girlfriend would like to start ...
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Does HFT punish long-term investment?

Does the profit made from HFT reduce profit from long-term investments?
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Why would we need a “stop-limit order” for selling?

What is the practical usage for selling with a stop-limit order? If we reach a stop-loss point we are likely to sell to protect from a bigger loss. What situation would need to add a limit order on ...
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Warren Buffett and Charles Munger advice for small investors?

The investment philosophy at Berkshire Hathaway is well known: Buy great businesses that are run by great people and keep them 'forever'. However, I believe Buffett/Munger have said that 'Buy and Hold ...
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What's the difference between a high yield dividend stock vs a growth stock?

I'm new to investing and still learning my way. What's the difference between a stock that stays relatively stable during good and bad times and returns a high dividend vs a stock that is supposed to ...
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Where can I see the detailed historical data for a specified stock?

I can find very detailed trading prices via Google Finance for the past 5 days. But for a older moment, Google Finance just can't provide. For example, I want to see the price of TWTR when it's first ...
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How's the graph of after/pre markets be drawn?

There are very detailed curves for after hours trading / pre market trading. How are they created? What is the data source? Thanks for any detailed explanation.
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Why most of apple stock price since 10years have been gained overnight?

I've been playing with stock data and I've discovered that in 10 years apple's stock price passed from roughly $3 to $100. However, this gain isn't due to intraday price variation dayN_close - ...
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Clarification of Inflation according to Forbes

On 9/17/2014 Simon Moore argues the S&P 500 valuation may not matter. Mr. Moore points out the deviation of stock and bond values from historical norms. He blames this deviation on low inflation ...
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Who are the sellers for the new public stocks?

There are lots of news for $BABA. It's current price as shown in the market is $68 but my broker put an announcement saying that its limit price is already $85. Then who are the sellers? The company ...
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What can we learn from the trading volume combined with the price trend? [duplicate]

I am wondering that in this picture above, #1 happened when the price goes down while a huge volume of stocks were traded; #2 happened when the price just get down from a high peak. What can we ...
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Bonus issue - Increasing share capital

A company wants to issue 1,000,000,000 bonus shares as fully paid up on a 1:1 basis (one bonus share for one existing share held). The company says it needs to increase the authorised share capital ...
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After my father's death, how can I transfer 50% of an account to my sister in the most tax efficient way?

My father has some shares in his demat account with me as a joint holder. He expired recently. Now I will have to transfer 50 percent of the total value to my sister. Will it attract short term ...
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Can I open a Demat account in India from abroad?

I want to trade Indian stocks online and will require a demat account with an Indian bank. I have my PAN number registered and all documents in place except the voting card. And I live in Nepal. Can I ...
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How to define a 'market price' for trading platforms?

When I buy/sell stocks, there is always an option called 'market price'. How is the market price defined? Is there any detailed explanation? Thanks,
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What kind of symbol can be shorted?

I am new to sell short concept. but I'm interested because I think some stocks may go weak in the future. I am using Firstrade but when I try to sell short some stock, it told me This symbol cannot ...
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What can we learn from when the trading volume is much higher/lower than average?

This one is less than 50% of its avg. value. This one is more than 3 times of its avg. value. Are there any indications from this information? Thanks,
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Buying USA Stocks from Sri Lanka

I am from Sri Lanka and I have around $1000 to invest and I want to buy stocks from companies like Apple and Facebook. Most of the sites that offer buying stocks online dont support my country, the ...
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How to accurately calculate Apple's EPS

I'm new to investing and as an exercise I am trying to calculate key stats from google finance for Apple (AAPL). One of the first statistics I am trying to replicate is EPS, which google finance and ...
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Is it possible to buy stock as a gift for a minor without involving the guardians?

I always liked the idea of buying an investment for young children instead of a traditional gift. It seems that they will get plenty of toys from others, and as a parent I know that there are often ...
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What traditionally happens to bonds when the stock market crashes?

If the stock market crashes 20%, do bonds suffer or is there little to no correlation between the two markets?
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How do I get the latest or even realtime information of institutions stock buy/sell action?

Is there any place/website that I can check out big institutions stock buy/sell data? For example, I want to trace all the transactions made by JP Morgan. Is there any way I can check it out? ...
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Why can the institutional ownership of shares be larger than 100%?

Why it's larger than 100%? What is the meaning of this number? Thanks,
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Profits vs. losses from stocks, options, and futures: separate, or combined?

Are stocks, options, and futures all considered part of the same basket for tax purposes? E.g., if one make some profits on stocks and losses on futures, does the IRS allow one to deduct the losses ...
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What are non-qualified stock options?

Most material out there on the internet assumes I already know some basics about stock, but I work for a US-company in the UK, while being from another EU-country. Last month I've received this e-mail ...
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Proving sale of stock is not short-term

Here is the scenario I am faced. I've transferred DSPP stock from my former employer's stock transfer company (Computershare) to Etrade a few weeks ago. These stocks are from 2010 and 2011. I ...
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Can a Covered Call be called away before the expiration date?

Scenario: If I hold 100 shares of XYZ, I can sell 1 XYZ call. Let's say the current price of XYZ is $50. What if I sell a call with strike price $45? Does that mean the underlying owner can call away ...
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I own a mutual fund that owns voting shares, who gets the vote?

I was looking at FSCSX and noticed that it owns some Google Class A shares. These shares get 1 vote each (Yeah I know Google voting shares cant really influence anything, lets ignore that). Who ...
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Any difference between buying a few shares of expensive stock or a bunch of cheap stock

I don't have a ton to invest. I have $1,000 to put into a stock and I'm eying 3 of them. One is currently trading at ~$100/share, another at ~$260/share and another at ~$25/share. So I could get ...
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How do top investors pull out 20% ROI?

I've been searching the ROI percentage of well known investors. Warren Buffet - (Berkshire Hathaway) 22% annual return from 1964-2005 George Soros - (Soros Fund Management) 30% annual return ...
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Where can I download all stock symbols of all companies “currently listed” and “delisted” as of today?

I am in process of of downloading historical stock data from few sources I have gathered. However, all of them require me to provide stock symbol. I want to download data for all companies. In ...
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Bonds vs equities: crash theory

Let's presume a market crash is coming sometime within 6 months to a year. Theoretically speaking, would it be wise to reallocate my index fund, which is presently about 80 % stocks and 20% bonds, to ...
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What happens to my position if I hold some stocks of a company that gets acquired?

Say I have some stocks of the company A, and I didn't issue any orders on my trading platform. Some day, company B acquired company A. What would happen to me? Am I totally out of control for the ...
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What can we conclude/learn from inst. own %?

I just noticed that some stocks are largely held by institutions while some are very less. What can we conclude/learn from this number?