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Why do stocks go up? Is it due to companies performing well, or what else? [duplicate]

I searched for this question but I didn't get any convincing answer. What everyone says is that if a company does well (I assume this means the company has good returns on its projects) then people ...
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Why do stock prices change? [duplicate]

As I understand it, a company raises money by sharing parts of it ("ownership") to people who buy stocks from it. I get that some stocks pay dividends, and that as these change the price of the stock ...
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Why the stock price is rising when company is growing well [duplicate]

I mean, you have a company with shares of 20 dollars and they have 10 million of it (market cap 0.2 B), not paying dividends. What makes other people buy their stocks, when they see that they were ...
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If stocks are all supply/demand, what figures are reliable for profit predictions? [duplicate]

I've been told that stock/share value is 100% controller by supply/demand -- nothing more/less. Financial history of the company is supposedly zilch -- so is any profitability/etc. Basically, ...
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When a Company was expected and then made a profit of X $ then that X$ increased it's share price. or those the Sellers and Buyers [duplicate]

When a Company was expected and then made a profit of X $ then That X$ increased it's share price. or those the Sellers and Buyers? Is it because Company A did a profit of X amount, so X is now ...
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Why does a company pay dividends at all?

If a company can lower the dividends and even stop paying them at all during hard times, why would they re-install them at all? If I understand correctly a company pays dividends so that investors ...
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Does the stock market create any sort of value?

Sorry if the below seems like a conspiracy theory. It probably is, but I probably don't understand something. (This has bugged me to no end as long as I can remember.) Okay, so here is what I ...
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What gives non-dividend stocks value to purchasers? [duplicate]

This is a question that has bothered me for awhile about the fundmental nature of the stock market as a whole, and no one has given a satisfying explanation. What is root cause of a stock having ...
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What value do I add buying stocks in the secondary market?

I'm trying to understand some fundamentals of what it means to invest in the stock market. This question and the answers have been helpful to me: Why does demand for stock rise when a company appears ...
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Why does stock go up or down with company earning? [duplicate]

I want to invest in the stock market, but can't get one thing clear. It is seen that as a company's earnings increase, its stock value also increases. Why? The company is earning more money, not the ...
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Why is it in a company’s interest to have high stock prices? [duplicate]

I understand that it is in the interest of a company to sell shares initially: It is a good way to get money to invest and grow. But once the shares are “out there”, why should the company care about ...
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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 ...