Questions tagged [markets]

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What happens to annuities in a long bear market?

Annuities are insurance contracts which establish regular payments to an individual by the insurance company, typically lasting until said individual's end of life. Usually, the individual gives the ...
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Is complete divestment possible?

Some climate activists have called for fossil fuel divestment. But anything that is sold is also bought. Is divestment then even possible? For example, suppose that all businesses, pension funds, ...
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Is buying and selling stocks at the same price market manipulation?

At the end of the year, it might make sense to sell some stocks which currently are in the red to compensate gains made by other stocks for tax reasons. Usually, people only hold stocks if they are ...
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LIBOR Reform creates Winners and Losers

One phrase I heard of the reform to move away from LIBOR is that it would create winners and losers. Can someone explain how this might happen?
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Correlation between the perfect market-timing strategy and the market itself?

What would be the correlation between a perfect market-timing strategy [that it always goes long (short) one unit of the market the day before the market goes up (down)] and the market itself, given ...
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Order Book - Does the price (ask or bid) depend on the size of the order?

I still haven't quite grasped the concept of order book. In fact I still have a few questions like the one in the title. I understand that in a market, at any given time, there is a list of pending ...
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Do banks need a foreign branch to access a derivatives market (e.g.) London

I would be very interested to know whether banks (e.g. Santander, Deutsche Bank, etc.) need a foreign branch in a country (e.g. UK - London) to access the derivatives market in this country. Would ...
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Why market makers price themselves?

Why bother with army of quants and complicated pricing models and not just use market price to set your bid/ask and adjust the spread to something sensible and profitable? I understand if everyone ...
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Is Buy X sell Y equivalent to sell (y-x)?

Suppose I have 2 trading strategies that independently comes to a conclusion, that in a market day, I am supposed to Buy X shares of Stock A and Sell Y Shares of the same stock A. Now, this need to be ...
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NPV and efficient market hypothesis

If I have an opportunity of investment that costs I in year 0 and gives me CF_1 in year 1, I will accept it only if NPV>0 NPV = -I + (CF_1)/(1+k) Now in order to discount the cash flows I have to ...
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Interest rates and what does “discount” mean?

I was reading an article that says "Interest rates play an essential role in financial markets. Foremost, they represent the rate at which investors discount risk-free as well as risky future cash ...
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What is the difference between Overnight Repo Operations and Term Operations When talking About the Repurchase (Repo) Market?

According to the NY Fed website: In accordance with the most recent Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) directive, the Open Market Trading Desk (the Desk) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New ...
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Bid and Ask in Stock Market

Further to the discussion on "Can someone explain a stock's "bid" vs. "ask" price relative to "current" price?"Chris W. Rea answered: In a stock market, the bid and ...
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CDOs before the 2007 crisis

I read somewhere that before the financial crisis of 2007 the financial instruments (CDOs) were so complex that the investors could not analyze them. Were they just complex or was there no public ...
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How much would a trading robot which doubles money in a period of time sell for? [closed]

How would factors of this calculation change for the rate of doubling, scalability (the maximum amount at which it begins to become less efficient), risk and other factors you might bring up a ...
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Why all assets seem highly priced?

Thinking about All Weather strategy, I looked at a number of financial asset indexes and their prices over the past year: US Stocks US Medium-term (7-10 year) Treasury Bonds US Long-term (20+ years) ...
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How do brokerage firms make money?

I know that this question has been hinted at on other open question sites like Quora but I have yet to find anyone who lists all of the points in one place. I understand that firms make money by: ...
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Getting Started with Algorithm Trading [closed]

I was curious if it is feasible and worth my time/money to build a trading platform using external APIs and libraries or is it easier to use something like TD Ameritrade. In other words, are there any ...
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Does an individual share of a stock have some kind of unique identifier?

A security has an ID like a CUSIP or an ISIN. Does an individual share of a stock have some kind of unique identifier? The sort of thing that once would've been printed on a stock certificate, back ...
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Bond prices - present value

I'm reading a text of Macroeconomics - Financial Markets as a chapter. It has a line which states: "Suppose you hold two-year bonds. Because the price of a two year bond is $P, every dollar you put ...
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How are unmarketable market orders (other side of the order book is empty) matched with incoming orders? [duplicate]

Note: This question is erroneously marked as a duplicate. It concerns a very specific situation with unfulfillable market orders in very illiquid markets, one that no other discussion here has covered....
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How can I find out what factors are making a stock's price rise?

For example: Fannie Mae went up ~20% today, February 3, 2011. How come? What websites have you found to be useful in returning relevant information? It seems to me Yahoo Finance is not very good at ...
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How to invest in a specific market without investing in a specific company?

Let's say I am bullish on "Cloud Computing" and I want to make one investment, but do not want to invest in any specific company (e.g. Amazon). How could I invest soundly in the "Cloud Computing" ...
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Why do gas stations charge different amounts in the same local area?

I've noticed there can be a 5%-10% difference in the price of gas where I live. For example right now the cheapest premium price is $3.85 and the most expensive is $4.17. It's the same state and ...
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What causes S&P 500 to grow faster than inflation? [closed]

Facts Average annual rate of USA's inflation is ~2% for the past couple of years Average annual return of S&P 500 is 10% Why? Many people suggest to move your money of your bank, which is maybe ...
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What do people mean when they say US 10 year Government Bond?

I am very new to investing and I am particularly interested in fixed income product. I am just wondering what do people mean when they say US 10 year Government Bond? This term confuses me as I can ...
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Efficient market hypothesis

According to the efficient market hypothesis, does the price of a stock take into account the company's growth prospects? It says that it is hard to find undervalued stocks but theoretically, is it ...
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Is it possible that any security listed in one country but trades in another country

For example a company which listed in Europe but trades in US market or vice versa. Could you please provide few examples of such securities. I found that depository receipts are foreign company's ...
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How does a company have a net loss in their income statement, but their stock market value still rises?

For example in the case of Tesla, they always have a net loss in their operating income, but still their market value keeps increasing. What do the shareholders get as dividend? Do shareholders get ...
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Is there benefit in waiting for a stock market to open?

I am planning to purchase shares of a particular company that produces electricity using renewable wind power. The share price after market closure yesterday was 13.60. The price has been remarkably ...
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Does divestment work?

Divesting from funds seems to be a vogue topic which I am hearing more about. The most prominent stories seem to be related to fossil fuel investments and national pension schemes. These institutions ...
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Are there multiple Bitcoin markets?

I have the (possibly wrong) suspect that Bitcoin questions are not received too well here, so I kindly ask you to go easy on me :-) According to this question we should categorize Bitcoin as a ...
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How does a dealer (or market maker) earn the bid-ask spread on a stock?

If I am correct, dealers purchase assets for their own accounts, and later sell them for a profit from their inventory. But the spreads is the difference between buy (or "bid") prices and sell (or "...
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How to calculate John Templeton's market zones?

Does anyone know how John Templeton calculated his market zones, as seen on page 42 here: https://books.google.com/books?id=GBdGV9hxRPcC&pg=PA42&lpg=PA42&dq=john+templeton+stock+market+...
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Maker taker fees - can somebody explain in plain english?

I'm interested in learning about how trading works, but this is all very new to me so bear with me. (I'm just poking around at this point, obviously nowhere near ready to actually be trading) Some ...
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How does the listed equity options market influence other financial markets?

I'm reading Options Markets by Cox and Rubinstein, and there's a section entitled Effects on Other Financial Markets. The section is less than a page long, and while it presents some findings of ...
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Limit and Stop Market Buy Order , which will get activated first?

If we have a One cancels Other (OCO) order strategy , this is a strategy placing order, where you can place 2 orders, and when one of them gets filled, then the other will get canceled, and vice ...
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Buying International Stock

I bought a Canadian stock on the US OTC market. What I'm trying to understand is does the stock get impacted by the US or Canadian market. For example, if the Dow, S&P 500, NASDAQ are all ...
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Market price calculation algorithm?

So I am doing digital assets trading. Which is very interesting way to make some money (and at the very least cover the inflation rate). The trading itself with all different options is quite clear. ...
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Did an additional $32 billion necessarily get invested into Amazon.com stock on October 26th, 2017?

The share price went up about 6.9%, and the market cap is $466 billion. Does that mean that that much new money had to have been invested after hours? Would it otherwise be possible for the stock ...
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How do exchanges handle overflowing market orders

Say that I observe the following market (a simplified limit order book with only limit and market orders): Bid | Price | Ask | 100.75 | 10 | 100.50 | 40 20 | 99.40 | ...
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Time frames for NYSE response?

I have noticed that when NYSE gives a notice of non-compliance, they usually give about 30 days to the company to submit a response, plan, request extension etc. However, is there a time-frame for ...
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What is the rate of return for a security when there is no risk-free rate (CAPM)?

Let say I want to invest 1000€ in cryptocurrencies in order to get 2000€ In the famous CAPM, the relationship between risk and rates of returns in a security is described as follows: For a security ...
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Is the forex market large enough for copytrading?

Let's say I have a strategy where I take 2 trades at the same time every day. With 1:1 risk to reward ratio, and the strategy works 60% of the time. Let's say I share my picks every day with 10, 20, ...
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Market Hours and Valuations

As most stock exchanges operate a limited number of working hours, generally Monday to Friday during traditional office hours, but many businesses now operate 7 days a week, often 24/7, to what extent ...
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Why did the stock chart for Facebook's first trading day show an initial price of $42 when the IPO price was $38?

Facebook was widely reported as having an IPO price of $38. Yet, all the stock charts show Facebook shares priced at $42 until around 11:30 AM, than dropping to $40, and then only at 11:50 AM ...
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Is there any other reasons beside market manipulation for a penny stock declined 20% within 5 minutes to closing despites nonnegative news? [closed]

Is there any other reasons beside market manipulation for a penny stock declined 20% within 5 minutes to closing despites nonnegative news? It declined so rapidly that I placed market order to sell ...
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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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Does the profit of a company directly affect its stock or indirectly by causing people to buy or sell?

From what I've read stocks basically only depend on what the market believes is the value of it. So if everyone decided to not sell a stock no matter what, does the profit of the company matter at ...
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What is the cause of sudden price spikes in the FOREX market?

I just started trading currencies on the FOREX market and notice that, sometimes out of the blue, there is a spike of massive PIPS in an instant. Who has the power to do that and why would anyone buy ...