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How does one decide Moving average and its cross-over parameters to use

For the purpose of trading options of a volatile index, I want to understand how to decide between the following for a particular indicator, say, RSI: Assuming that the RSI changes from 0 to 100 in a ...
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How is a seasonality chart calculated for a specific stock?

I have seen several websites offer a Seasonality chart for stocks, and I tried to recreate it, but my results have the general line pattern, but its not the same as what I see on other sites. My ...
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TD Ameritrade Phone App Giving Inconsistent Candle Charts

Just checking the stock BYND over 1 and 3 month periods I noticed that the same day was given a green or red candle depending on the length of the chart chosen. Am I missing something that is causing ...
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Google Finance US dollar index

Why Google Finance does not process a quote for "dxy" - u.s. dollar index? what are prefix standards to specify various indexes, mutual fund and stocks traded on foreign exchanges? Thanks.
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GNUCASH: My chart of accounts is upside down at the top level

Gnucash: My chart of accounts is upside down (only at the top level) and badly sorted throughout. For instance: Imbalance-USD Trading Orphan-USD Liabilities Expenses Income Equity Assets Notice ...
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Why does this 5m candle open with a large body?

I grabbed this screenshot from TradingView on the AUDUSD chart from CityIndex at just a few seconds after the 06:45 candle opened: Why is the candle so large? I am expecting that when a new candle ...
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What is a price gap exactly? candle shadows does matter in this pattern or not?

According to Investopedia, gaps are defined as: Spaces on a chart that emerge when the price of the financial instrument significantly changes with little or no trading in-between. Considering this ...
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Gnucash Asset Chart - Change 'End Date' to 'Yesterday' rather than 'Today'

I would like to have an asset chart to end on 'Yesterday' rather than 'Today'. I update equities based on yesterday's close value. Is there a way of hacking the scheme report code to relative . ...
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In technical analysis why higher volumes are considered better for a price action [closed]

I have read everywhere that, if a chart pattern gets broken by a higher volume of trades then its considered better than the same pattern broken with lower number of trades. But I have never seen a ...
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Gap between previous day closing and next day opening prices on chart for FB [duplicate]

Why is there a gap in closing and opening prices on this chart for FB? The previous close on Feb 2 is 323.00 and Feb 3 opening is 244.65. Shouldn't the previous day's close be the next day's opening?
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How do you read a Total Returns chart?

I know that I'm asking a stupid question, but I must admit that I'm lost. I've recently discovered a N225TR - i.e. the Nikkei 225 Total Return - graph and I just can't read it. I know that the y-axis ...
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International and overall stock market chart (on Yahoo Finance) [closed]

When I search the web for overall stock market chart I get Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, which is US only. I search a global overall stock market chart (China and all other regions included)...
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Do stock price charts need to be adjusted for inflation? [duplicate]

If I am looking at a multi-year price chart of a stock, do I need to adjust the prices for inflation? In the presence of inflation, the recent prices are more comparable to the current price than the ...
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When viewing OHLC candle datasets, which value is used to calculate moving averages?

Given a candle dataset - say a CSV file with columns (Open, High, Low, Close, Volume) I want to calculate things like the 100/200 day moving average and other typical metrics. How to actually do a ...
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NVDA stock After Hours spike on Google Finance

I've recently got my 13 year old son interested in learning about stock trading and options. He recently came to me with this question that I did not have an answer for. I am hoping someone in this ...
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Candlestick Charts "choppy" "uneven"

beginner question here: Why are those candlesticks so choppy? What did i miss? In Crypto, i.e. Bitcoin, the candlesticks are more even. - see first picture. But also, some time frames do not overlap ...
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Bond Chart Prices and Very High Yields [closed]

Two questions on bonds: Why is finding stock prices and charts so easy whereas for corporate bonds is so hard? Do you know a good website like TradingView that does the same for corporate bonds (a ...
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Candlestick chart doesn't seem to make sense

This is a candle stick chart I saw in the market. The question is about the part I annotated. In the red bar, it opened at the top of the rectangle and closed at the bottom of the rectangle. How come ...
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How do I track my investment value when using Dollar Cost Averaging strategy

I am in the process of investing a windfall using Dollar Cost Averaging strategy. I want to plot my portfolio value in a spreadsheet, but if I simply chart the current price, it doesn't reflect the ...
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ThinkOrSwim: How to explain the coloring scheme of bar charts

Bar chart I am referring to from TOS learning center Source: https://tlc.thinkorswim.com/center/howToTos/thinkManual/charts/Chart-Modes/Chart-Types/bar In this bar chart, why are down ticks sometimes ...
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What explains minute time frame stocks gaps?

Gaps (the difference between the close and open prices of two consecutive periods) between two days can be understood by the many events that may happen between the market closing and the market ...
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Why do some charts have so few candlesticks?

Why do some stock charts look like the one on this screenshot? Why does it have such low amount of candlesticks compared to for example TSLA?
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Say I own some shares in a company and their stock rises and I want to buy more shares does my older price change to the new one?

Say I own some shares in a company and their stock rises and I want to buy more shares does my older price change to the new one? And if I sell just the amount I bought the 2nd time what happens? I ...
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Whats the difference between float and volume or are they the same thing?

Hi I'm still learning and want to know whats the difference between float and volume or are they the same thing? Thanks in advance
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Why did I pay a different price than the chart shows?

I bought a stock in paper trading. The chart showed that the price was $5 and I ended up paying $6.17. Did higher volume cause that? *I bought at 18:50(Central European Standard Time) on margin acc ...
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When an option is exercised, does the transaction show up on a TradingView chart?

I’m trying to understand the stock market and chart data. When an option is exercised, does the transaction show up on a TradingView chart? Example: If Tesla is trading at $423 and someone exercises ...
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TradingView and Thinkorswim have very different candlestick charts. Which one is correct?

I compared 30 minute candles for AAPL in two platforms: TradingView and Thinkorswim. I was astonished of the discrepancy. The differences are HUGE! Here are screenshots as of Sep 25 2020. TradingView: ...
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Are candlestick and OHLC charts useful for fundamental investors?

When investing based on fundamentals, I usually look at simple line charts to get an idea of the trading range for stocks (e.g. 1 year or 5 year trading range). I noticed that there are fancier chart ...
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Cannot find insider transaction on chart

According to this filing, this insider bought 89K shares of AXDX on May 13 (presumably all in one buy). But, if I look at the chart for that day, I do not see any big trade like that. There are only ...
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Are there any behavior patterns that one can deduce from how a funds chart looks like? [closed]

The following chart tracks a mutual fund on the last 6 months (maybe someone with a higher reputation can inline the picture for me): The big dip in the middle is because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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Do Institutions (large trading firms) use market orders?

It is well known that Institutional traders (Large trading firms, market makers) most of the time use LIMIT orders or Hidden limit orders. My question is, do they ever use market orders in their ...
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is ticker data same as individual trade data?

Im confused by the video showing ticker data is not the same as individual trade data. From another video a tick is an executed buy/sell trade, normally comes with time, trade size, and price. Isn't ...
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Understanding Range Bars (tradingview example)

I'm having problems to understand how to read the range bars from TradingView (not sure if something particular of this platform), image for reference: I can see every bar is $50 between high-low,...
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What does it indicate when the stock price stabilizes around a certain range for many year? [closed]

I was looking at the price history chart of Hindustan Copper Ltd. in Bombay Stock Exchange website and noticed that for around 2 years the stock price was floating in between Rs. 50 and Rs. 70. What ...
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Over what time frame should we evaluate whether an active trading strategy is successful?

I have been playing around with some different active trading strategies by looking at historical stock data. However, I am running into some difficulties in how to define whether a strategy actually "...
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Why does a share price fall despite purchases?

In the Stock chart there is a section where only purchases are noted, but the share loses value. My understanding so far has been that the stock would have to increase in value in this case. What ...
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Confusing Performance Charts

I don't understand the following charts, and wondered if someone could explain to me why they seem inconsistent with one another. Context: While doing research recently into a mutual fund SGENX, ...
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Chart which shows performance by entry date

I wonder if what I have in mind exists under some name. Everyone knows the "performance history" charts that are supplied with virtually any mutual fund. All of them start with "100 imaginary money ...
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Why does the 1D difference not start from 0%?

I'm trying to understand %change in price charts on Morningstar. Here is a %change in price for 2 securities in the last 1D. Why is it that neither of them started from zero? What's going on here? ...
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BITCOIN: on a chart what does it mean for the USD price to be higher then marketcap?

I'm looking at this chart and i don't rely understand why the USD price is at times lower and at times higher then the market-cap. I would assume they are supposed to go in parallel since they are in ...
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Why are these 2 Morningstar charts apparently different?

I'm trying to compare two ETFs on www.morningstar.com. I'm not able to understand why the ending of two price charts are different, i.e., in 2019. In the 3-year graph, stock 1 is slightly higher in ...
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How to chart what a mutual fund or ETF will return if dividends are reinvested?

When looking at financial charts like bigcharts.com, the chart shows closing price (or OHLC) for each day. This shows growth (or decline) of the equity if dividends are not reinvested. But what if ...
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Does Yahoo finance adjust ETF's historical data for splits and dividends? (not stocks or shares)

On the ETF's graphs I see there are steep falls. There is a legend indicating the ETF was split 1:10. However like Stocks or Shares, I don't see the price being adjusted for splits. Is this correct, ...
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What kind of activity do the long candle-lines on candlestick charts correspond to?

The image at the bottom shows the price of a particular stock earlier today on a red/green candlestick chart. Some of the candle bodies have thin lines ,circled in red, sticking up (circled on one ...
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How can I compare multiple mutual funds on a single chart at once? [closed]

Google finance (finance.google.com, or www.google.com/finance), used to have the ability to compare many stocks or mutual funds (tickers) at once. Now, apparently after they significantly altered and ...
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What's going on with my stock chart? (Mandated maximum price?)

I own this stock, and I've never seen a chart history like this before. Pictured below: I've never seen a stock chart with flat peaks like that. This stock has been fluctuating for the last month ...
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TOS: Candlestick vs Candlestick trend

Working with ThinkOrSwim (TOS) platform, I am trying to understand the differences between candlestick styles. Specifically "Candlestick" (C) vs "Candlestick trend" (CT). Pink: Why does a C.green ...
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What is a stock down from when it "is down"?

So i decided to play around with stock trading a little bit. In my trading the stocks will be down when they are below this dotted line on the chart, I have no idea how this is measured or what this ...
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Help a beginner understand differences in candlestick charts

I have been researching how to read candlestick charts and I'm getting the basics of it, however there is one thing that I just don't understand. I have been watching 1 stock using both Yahoo Finance ...
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Create a candlestick chart from past transactions

I have been logging the buy/sell transactions for bitcoin on a specific exchange and I'd like to create a candlestick chart from it. Instinctively, I think I should decide on an time interval and ...
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