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UK Online Stock Tradiing for Beginner and Small Amounts? [on hold]

I'm interested in experimenting with buying and selling stocks and shares online. I would like to start following share performance and studying financial markets in stocks. I've been reading the ...
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Probability distribution of stock prices [on hold]

Many authors try to derive models for the probability distribution of the stock prices. Is there any agreement on this topic? What is the most accepted and validated theory? Many thanks.
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Trading : how to deal with crashes (small or big)

i'm currently learning how to trade both manually and with EAs. I have questions : i'd like to know how to deal in the probability of a price crash like in 1987 (and many others): Is using a right ...
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Are dividends the only thing linking stocks to corporate performance?

People generally buy stock because they expect the price of the stock to rise. The main force that determines stock price is, as far as I can tell, the force of the market, i.e. supply and demand for ...
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Why Google Finance puts to two decimal places for the trading volumes?

Since we can't trade 0.5 stocks or 1/3 stocks, why the Google Finance would mark the volumes as 20,000.00 not just 20,000? Maybe a stupid question but I am just wondering why not just remove the 00 ...
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Planning to invest in stock, age 16

I've been planning to invest in stock to get started for the future, however, I'm concerned about taxes... if I was to get capital gains, and in a short time period reinvest it in another security, do ...
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What happens when a company stops trading? (pink sheets)

I've inherited many shares in a company traded on the pink sheets. Its market cap is lower than its assets. Many assets of its assets are quite boring (bonds). It does not carry debt. Because no ...
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When to use a stop limit order over a stop order

I understand that a stop limit order is basically a limit order when the market price reaches the stop price. But I am unable to figure out when to use this kind of an order? For example, if I own ...
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Preference shares vs. common shares and overall holding structure for a public company?

I am trying to understand the overall holding picture for a listed company — like, there can be preference shares, common shares (free float), etc. My questions are: It would be really great ...
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U.S. OTC Market Depth - Level 2?

Are there any paid websites, services or programs providing access to OTC Level 2 for private individuals? I need OTC Level 2 to work fast, without any delays. P.S. That is ONLY related to the shares ...
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ls there anything like an SEC / EDGAR where financial statements are filed for Qatari listed stocks?

I'd like to know if there is something like an SEC/EDGAR but for Qatar. Specifically I am looking to find a centralized location where all financial statements are filed for Qatari stocks (trading on ...
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What's the difference between Market Cap and NAV?

Here's my understanding: Market Captilisation is the market value of all of a company's shares. Then this sounds like the market value of a company's equity. NAV is Asset minus Liabilities. Wouldn't ...
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Will there always be somebody selling/buying in every stock?

When buying or selling stocks, the transactions seem to take place relatively quickly. I could almost assume that someone will buy my stocks when I sell and someone will sell me when I want to buy. ...
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Tracking down forgotten brokerage account

My friend worked at Home Depot for several years during the early 1980s and participated in the employee stock investment program with 5% of his paycheck. His employment there ended abruptly upon ...
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When an insider discloses a stock trade are they required to execute?

Insiders and executives for public companies are required to disclose in advance their intention to make stock transactions. Upon the expiration of the waiting period are they required to execute the ...
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Does the payout change the value of the firm? [closed]

Why Payout Policy may increase/reduce value? Thank you for your help.
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Total gain of portfolio including sold stocks?

I have a self-managed portfolio with a few stocks in it, which I keep at Scottrade and track with a program called StockMarketEye. I've used a few other portfolio trackers as well, and they all seem ...
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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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How much of a company goes public?

When a company goes public, does that mean that it is 100% public? I just saw this infographic. And after I saw the last pie divided I wondered if companies are actually give only a percentage of the ...
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What name is given to a value such as this?

I'm a web developer building a stock trading app. Several times throughout the application there are occurrences of numbers with a percentage to show the difference between the last X period of time. ...
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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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Are investor's preference for dividends justified?

Think about it. Before you get the dividend, you own the stock of the company. The amount to be distributed to you as dividend is in the coffers of the company. After you get the dividend, the money ...
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Investing in U.S. stock exchanges from Europe. Taxes

What should i know about taxation when investing in U.S. stock exchanges from abroad? Do i need to file any documents? Are there any treaties for double taxation? (Europe). As an amateur i am ...
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Shares traded and Volume Confusion

I don't understand something about an insider transaction report. According to this report an insider sold 40000 shares on 2003/12/24. But when I look at publicly available volume data for that ...
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Is there any chance for a layperson to gain from stock exchange? [duplicate]

In this question: Is there a reason why someone shouldn't buy into a temporarily cheap currency of an otherwise solid economy? One answer said "You're basically making a bet that the market is ...
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How an Indian can purchase shares of a US based non-listed incorporation?

I'm an Indian and living in India. I want to purchase the shares of a Arizona, US based incorporation having single class of shares only and that is common shares, and the company has only one ...
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Stock portfolio value & profit in foreign currency

Currently, I'm implementing currency exchange feature, for a stock market portfolio app. I had faced the following obstacle. In 2008, I bought a stock priced USD 1, using currency MYR. 1 USD is 3 ...
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How to record a written put option in double-entry accounting?

I have been using double-entry accounting to carefully track my financial situation for a couple of years now, but I am just dabbling with stock options for the first time. I wrote a put option (sold ...
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How to invest with a low net worth

Ok, I have following set up. I am a trainee in Germany. That means I am someone who is going to school part time and works in the company the other time. So my income is low at the moment. Fortunately ...
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Execution error liability

My portfolio accounting service offered to execute trades automatically based on allocation strategy deployment. Is this firm liable for any errors that may occur as a result of their execution of my ...
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How to get cash for shares of a small but successful business?

I am owner of a portion (5%) of a small business. I acquired my shares as 'sweat equity' being the creative lead on the project. Essentially, I want to get cash for my shares. At this point in my life ...
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US resident, Canadian citizen/non-resident tax questions: interest, TFSA, and dividends

I'm a Canadian living and working in the US, so I file and pay income taxes in the US, and am a non-resident of Canada for tax purposes. I am aware of my filing obligations to the IRS, but I have some ...
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Buy securities at another stock exchange

Does it make a difference at which stock exchange I buy a special security(e.g. whether I buy at Frankfurt or New York)? Yes, I have in mind that there are different currencies, but I mean just ...
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Which seller is matched to a buyer in the stock market when there are multiple matches? [duplicate]

Let's say investor A owns a certain stock and is looking to sell 10 shares with an ask price of $1. Investor B owns the same stock and also wants to sell 10 shares at $1. The market maker sets the ...
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Is there a risk of abuse in ETFs?

As far as I understand, the issuer of an ETF following S&P 500 should hold shares of the 500 companies included in that index. So, when company A goes out of the index and company B goes into it, ...
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Getting started in stock with one special field of activity

Say I want to get into stock market. Is it a better to concentrate in just one field. I, for instance, am quite interesting into the aeronautical industry. Should I invest only in the field? Is it a ...
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I did an experiment with analysts recommendations. How to analyze the results?

About 1.5 months ago, I saw a web ad saying something like "click here to see 7 stocks that are going to rise in the following 30 days". I thought it was spam, but the name "Zacks" sounded familiar, ...
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Mutual fund value went down, shares went up, no action taken by me

I have no prior experience with stocks so please forgive me if this is a dumb question but I don't even know what to try googling. Two days ago I signed up with scottrade. I put $1000 into ICENX ...
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Is it illegal to refrain from selling stock based on insider information?

If I were planning to sell my stock of the company I work for, then see a non-public draft of the next quarterly report that will make the stock go way up, and cancel my plan to sell based on that ...
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Overnight charges for brokers holding stocks?

I'm trying to learn about stock markets. I eventually want to invest a small amount over a long period. Yet, I notice on a lot of broker sites that they tend to charge an overnight fee for any stocks ...
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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 ...