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Can someone explain a stock's “bid” vs. “ask” price relative to “current” price?

In my online brokerage account, I want to buy a particular stock and I see the following: Bid: 13.20 x200 Ask: 13.27 x1,000 the current stock price is 13.22. Can someone explain what ...
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Why are dividends different from property income like rent?

My question should be more like: why dividends are inseparable from the appreciation of a stock's price? The common explanation is something like: Stock A pays a $10 (10%) dividend and a share is ...
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Why is the buy price different from the sell price of a stock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can someone explain a stock's “bid” vs. “ask” price relative to “current” price? In the stock market, why is there a difference between ...
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If you never see the dividend for a fund, why does the ex-dividend date matter?

I'm currently invested in an open-ended fund. As I understand it, neither I nor my broker see its dividend. We just wake up on the payment day and see that the unit price of the fund has moved more ...
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What's the difference between Buy and Sell price on the stock exchange [duplicate]

I am new to stock investments. I usually ask for stock broker to write up a quote for me. I can also check the prices on the Malawi Stock Exchange website. However I am not sure which price she quotes,...
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Why bid and ask do not match the price at which the stock is being traded [duplicate]

For a particular stock, the stats look something like this: Price: 54.55 $ Bid: 54.54 $ Ask: 54.55 $ Now if I place a market order, will it get executed at the Price (54.55 $)? My guess is yes. Now ...
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Is the current stock price the last bid price or the last ask price, or what?

The answer to this question states: "current stock price … is actually the price of the last trade. It is a historical price…" The last trade had a buyer and seller. The buyer paid the "ask" price, ...
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Avoiding withholding tax by selling shares before ex-dividend date?

Recently I sold 3006 DLS shares the day before the ex-dividend date. On the ex-dividend date, for the same amount of the sale, I bought 3052 DLS shares. I have therefore gained 48 DLS shares. So ...
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Do share prices on average drop by the whole dividend?

Share prices (including ETF prices) drop when a dividend is paid out. What's the empirical evidence for the exact amount of the drop? I found some old papers that mention that the stocks they looked ...
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Is there a dividend effect on stock prices? [duplicate]

If a stock costs $100 and the quarterly dividend is $3, can I expect the stock to drop $3 in value when: the dividend is announced? the dividend is granted? the dividend is paid?
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Is it a good idea to focus on dividend income when investing in stocks? [duplicate]

I am 30 years old (can hold to stocks for longer) and currently invested in 11 different stocks positions in the US and EU - all of these companies are in the S&P500 and in the DAX and are in 7 ...