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- How is stock price determined? 4 answers
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 would drive the price of the stock up.
But I am wondering, who (or what) determines how much the price of the stock will go up, or down?
How do prices change? Is it a program that updates the price of every stock, every second, based on some formula? Or is it some speculating "geek" that hides in some wall street office, updating the prices on every stock he sees based on the market volume?
Thank you for any help. All help is greatly appreciated.