Questions tagged [liquidity]

Liquidity describes the degree to which an asset or security can be quickly bought or sold in the market without affecting the asset's price.

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Why the examples of calculating liquidating value in Security Analysis do not include long-term liabilities?

I am reading Security Analysis Chapter 43: Significance of the Current-Asset Value. In the chapter, the author gave a few examples of how to calculate the liquidating value of a firm. However, in ...
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Calculating volatility percentage for a given time period

I am looking at an EMEA liquidity report. One measure I am interested in is the volatility. The report includes a list of various indexes and the "Average Volatility " for a period of 5 days ...
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Consequences with liquidity issues for an index fund or ETF?

In the media in recent months, there were mentions of liquidity risk of index funds and ETFs (sparked by some statements by Michael Burry). My question is if there is a mass sell off by the public of ...
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How to vet the liquidity of a bid/ask spread for swing and position trading of equities

I'm looking to create a liquidity vetting policy when searching for equities to swing or position trade, I won't be Forex trading, day trading, options trading or trading OTC stocks. I'm familiar with ...
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How might ETFs accelerate a “crash” [closed]

I am editing my question to pose the inquiries first in order to hopefully emphasize their objective, rather than subjective nature upfront. Here is my question: Am I correctly understanding the ...
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What is the relationship between taxes and annual liquidation of the markets? [closed]

I read this article on MarketWatch where they outline Elizabeth Warren's plan to tax the wealthy: 2% tax on every dollar above $50 million in assets 6% tax on households crossing the $1 billion ...
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What to do with tax-free 50k? [duplicate]

Say I'm a federal employee and as far as retirement and healthcare, everything is smooth sailing, I'm well on track to retire comfortably with a pension in lets say 2045. Also consider zero debt, no ...
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Are treasury bonds more liquid than USD? [closed]

Does it make sense to say that, in a way, US Treasury bonds are more liquid than USD? I think this because the value of all the bonds in circulation is way greater than all the dollars in circulation, ...
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What is “the liquidity illusion”

I came across this visual, but it's a bit complicated, I haven't been able to make sense of it. In so many words, the way I read it is: if defaults pile up, the market is spooked, spreads increase ...
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How can I tell if an ETF is sufficiently liquid?

How can I tell if an ETF is sufficiently liquid? How much should it have in assets? How much should the minimum average daily volume be?
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Daily spread measure for products in crypto exchanges?

I'm now trying to trade in crypto, and I want to get a measure of the liquidity of products listed in exchange. Trading volume is a good measure, and easy to obtain. Spread is also a good measure, ...
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Why certain ETFs are popular( liquid) but Options on very same ETF are not

For example on comparing EEM/VWO , SPY/IVV/VOO etc and I always wonder why some ETFs are popular but options are not. I see a question How to pick ETFs that hedge against stock market crashes? that ...
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Too much cash: pay off mortgage, invest in market, or all of the above?

My wife and I have the (pleasant) problem of having too much cash. Part of the reason is that we have been looking to upgrade to a nicer house for the last few years, but we never found the right ...
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Time taken to cash out Stock Investments inside Chase internet banking

I invested some money (10k) in the stock market. Chase had introduced a new free feature called INVESTMENTS by JP Morgan . I like the fact that internet banking was showing my stock value right next ...
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What were the actual problems of selling your long-term stock holdings during 2007-09?

I would like to know what were the differences of trading US equities during the credit crunch era from someone who had a pertinent experience, since I was a high school kid back then and now I'm an ...
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What are the auctions redirecting some retail option orders that the WSJ is referring to and why is it disadvantageous to market makers?

In this article talking about market makers within the options market: Options on key indexes, exchange-traded funds and high-volume stocks dominate trading. Meanwhile, there is less activity in ...
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How to read volume in stock market?

I think I'm a bit confused about the volume in stock markets. For example: in tradingview I can see for AMZN the volume in 2 minutes candles is in average 1K-2K, what does it mean? I thought it was ...
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Is high liquidity required to fulfill DRIPs?

With DRIPs you get equity instead of cash, but where is this equity coming from? If it's from the existing market then what happens in low liquidity situations?
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What is a good measure of liquidity for a stock?

Some stocks are traded a lot and the price graph looks continuous. Others just jump all the time. Which metric could I use to filter the stocks that are not continuous? I don't think volume helps ...
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Why would a CD Rate be higher than a Corporate Bond rate?

In looking at my brokerage account for fixed income products, I was looking at both CDs and Corporate Bonds. I was surprised to see that the best 1-year CDs had a higher interest rate than any AAA or ...
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Can you sell your REIT stock at any time?

I have only ever bought 3 stocks before, but I am really intrigued by this whole new world. I am thinking about buying some shares of Government Properties Income Trust (GOV), a publicly-traded (on ...
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How much money should I lock up in my savings account?

I'm a 28 software engineer. I make around 26k, of which about 40% I set aside every month. In my two-and-a-half years working I now have about 24k savings. I've recently opened an account that allows ...
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The most appropriate ways to keep money ready for emergencies?

Background info: My financial planner advised investing money in debt funds, mutual funds as long term investments, where in case of an emergency for large amounts, I could withdraw from the debt ...
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What are the gains from more liquidity in ETF for small investors?

One of the often cited advantages of ETFs is that they have a higher liquidity and that they can be traded at any time during the trading hours. On the other hand they are often proposed as a simple ...
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How liquid is options market?

My strategy invloves making profits by the increase in "Implied volatility" through long straddles/strangles. Enemy: Time decay. I am aware that the time decay accelerates. I read, For a 9 month ...
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How does liquidity affect currency price while trading [closed]

I would like to know what happens to the market when the following situation arises on the GBP/USD currency pair: -Say some big investor sells 100 million pounds but current liquidity in the market ...
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Where is the liquidity on European derivatives exchanges

This has bugged me for a long time, and I feel like I am missing some information. When I browse Eurex, a derivatives exchange in Europe, I don't see the kinds of liquidity I would expect. For ...
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Liquidity Balance Sheet

Should be or should we not deduct long term debt along with current liabilities from total current assets to arrive at current asset value per share?
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Loan against fixed deposit

I have a few FD's locked in for a period of 2 years. However, I am not very liquid at this point and I need access to that money immediately. What are my options? Can I take a loan against my Fixed ...
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American trade Hong Kong financial markets (specifically index options)

How can an American get access to the Hang Seng index and index options? This trades in Hong Kong, but really exposure to Hang Seng stocks and derivatives (and index options) in general would be good. ...
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Why deep in the money options have very low liquidity

I understand that OTM options with low deltas are not that attractive, hence liquidity is less. But how about deep ITM options, why is the liquidity not there? Deep ITM options are a cheap way to ...
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Are companies like EquityZen legitimate and useful?

There are a list of companies claiming to provide liquidation for employees who have ISOs in private startups but don't have the means to exercise them (because of the ridiculous amount of phantom tax ...
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A liquid ETF that tracks the us dollar

Are there any liquid ETFs that track US dollar. I can only find this one, but this has very low daily volume (~70k shares) http://www.horizonsetfs.com/pub/en/etfs/?etf=DLR&
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Nasdaq vs Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility

I was sorting through some market data today and was sorting between the three largest ECN/Exchange market centers that I have access to. The top three are: Nasdaq. Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility. ...
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Should a retail trader choose a broker with access to dark pools

Often brokers advise their access to a 'huge' dark pool. If I were an institution trading big lots, then surely I would choose a broker like this. But as a retail trader, does this influence my choice ...
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Are precious metals/collectibles a viable emergency fund?

My friend received a gift from a family member in the form of silverware. The exact value is unknown but it is enough to cover 6+ months worth of expenses. It is stored in a place of residency to be ...
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How important is volume when choosing an exchange?

I'm investing some money in ETFs; buy and hold. My local currency is CHF. I have an account in Interactive Brokers. So far I've operated on the London Stock Exchange, which means I have to do a forex ...
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Relationship between liquidity and an efficient market

If I have two securities A and B(they can be any combo of stock, etf, index, option ), then is it oversimplification to assume that if A has a more liquid market than B, then A is more efficiently ...
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Considerations for holding short-term reserves?

About 20% of my income comes in at the beginning of each year from being a business owner. For the past few years, I've been keeping reserves needed to hold me over to the next year in a money market ...
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How to understand adding or removing “liquidity” in stock markets with market/non-market orders?

Most explanations on this topic about adding and removing liquidity simply state that market orders remove liquidity and limit orders add liquidity. Is it possible to have a bit more elaborate ...
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Should I prioritize paying down my higher interest debt over building an emergency fund, or vice-versa?

I have a debt of $15,000 at a yearly interest rate of 9%, which can be paid within 5 years. Would it be better for me to: Build first the emergency fund (e.g. liquidity for 6 months' expenses ...
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How to sell option with no volume

If there is no volume on options you want to buy/sell, should you do any transactions with those options? Here is my scenario: I recently bought two puts of an industry ETF. A few days later it ...
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Looking at Options Liquidity: what makes some stocks so attractive for options traders?

I've noticed that options volumes can vary dramatically between underlying securities. What makes some stocks (e.g. AAPL, BAC) so attractive for options traders?
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Does a stock's price represent current liquidation of all shares?

For instance, if a stock is trading at 40 dollars per share, and there are one billion shares being traded, there will be a market capitalization of 40 billion dollars. Let's say the markets are ...
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Which is the most liquid market for trading?

I've traded spot forex and I found it really liquid (trades can be executed within a few seconds). However, in NSE (India) share market, it takes between minutes to days to sell the shares I've ...
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Models for evaluation of real estate as an investment?

Considered as an investment, real estate differs largely from other investments like equity. E.g. The difficulty in selling (Potential long time span in waiting/hunting for buyer), the much higher ...
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How do I research, analyze, and choose the right mutual fund for a roth ira?

I recently opened a Roth IRA in the USA and I'm new to investing. How do I research a mutual fund and what aspects should I analyze to figure out if it fits my investment strategy (I might not even ...
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Importance of liquidity in emergency fund?

I know standard rules of thumb are that it is a good idea to have a liquid emergency fund of between of anywhere from 3-8 months of expenses (depending upon the source). How important is liquidity ...
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What is high trading volume in a stock indicative of? Is high liquidity a good thing or a bad thing?

At Investopedia - Average Daily Trading Volume - ADTV it says: If trading volume isn't very high, the security will tend to be less expensive because people are not as willing to buy it. But ...
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Is there a way to bet on the trade volume of a stock?

Say, stock ABC trades 100,000 shares per day. I feel strongly that in the near future it will trade 200,000 shares per day. Is there an instrument I can buy to profit on this? To be clear, I don't ...