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How do reporters know what caused the market to move that day?

I listen to "Marketplace" on public radio every day, and when they report the day's movement of the DJIA, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 they usually give a reason why it went up or down that day. They might ...
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Notice of Conversion for 3(a)10

I am trying to figure out what this means. Is this good or bad? http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/metrospaces-announces-that-it-will-not-honor-notice-of-conversion-for-3-a-10-due-to-...
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Best place to live for news (spikes) trading?

What's the best place to live for news trading? Is it US because of the best news providers and most regulated brokers? Can I still trade 'spikes' even though I live somewhere else i.e. Australia - ...
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Trading on forex news, Interactive Brokers / IDEALPRO, and slippage

When trading during major forex-related news releases (like NFP and friends), a significant increase of spread may occur, some tutorials say. As I understand it, even if I've got a stop-loss order in ...
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How is “The People's Trust” not just another Investment Trust?

So there is this thing called "The People's Trust" been getting some media coverage recently (for example, here and here and here). While I like the idea of someone (claiming to be) trying to do ...
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How Technical Analysts react to non-market hours effects

If a stock trader fully depends on technical analysis, how can he react to anything happens at non-market hours that his graph does not show until next day morning? Is this a demerit being a complete ...
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What kind news or information would make the price of a stock go up? [closed]

So I'm just trying to get as much information as I can before I start trading but what kind news is guaranteed or at least has a great chance to push the price upward? the reason is because I've seen ...
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Using financial news releases to trade stocks?

Am I right in assuming that a company's financial news/statements are first released on their website? If this is the case then isn't it possible to keep an eye on the website around the time of ...
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Can unclear or deceptive company news and updates affect the stock price in the opposite direction of where the company is actually headed?

Inspired by my previous question, if the traders are the main cause for the price change of the stock, does that mean unclear or deceptive company news and updates can affect the stock price in the ...
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Advantage of Financial Times vs. free news sources for improving own knowledge of finance?

I am a student living in the UK and I am trying to improve my 'commercial awareness' for applying to finance related jobs. (In particular, algorithmic trading.) What advantages, if any, does reading ...
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How do you get your Canadian stock information?

I am getting into stocks and am looking for ways to keep myself updated with the best current information. The type of sources I am looking for are: Podcasts Newsletters RSS feeds Twitter Etc. ...
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Online streaming video/audio financial/stock programs

I don't have cable TV, so can't watch CNBC or other financial channels. So can someone suggest some online financial programs? I am looking for both streaming ones (for real-time news) and some talk ...
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How do markets “factor in” a future event?

I was reading an article in the The Economist about interest rates being set by the Bank of England. Regarding a potential future rise in interest rates set by the bank, the article said: Markets ...
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What is the “Bernanke Twist” and “Operation Twist”? What exactly does it do?

I was reading the article Bernanke’s Twist Sharpens Year-End Anxiety Over Stimulus and In the article it says The Fed on June 20 extended its Operation Twist program to swap $267 billion in ...
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Which shareholders cause news-driven whole market stock swings?

Today the DJIA dropped 275 points and some media entities ascribed this to U.S. unemployment figures, also released today, particularly amid other ongoing news about European economic problems. ...
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Do paid investment newsletters/services offer a significant return on investment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are Investment Research websites worth their premiums? Do paid investment newsletters/services offer a significant return on investment?
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What kinds of information do financial workers typically check on a daily basis?

I was recently offered a job doing statistical analysis and scientific computing for a financial firm. During the interview process, sometimes I was asked questions like "where is the Dow at today?" ...
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Where do short-term traders look for the earliest stock related news? [closed]

While I'm no short term trader (or even a day trader), I imagine it is of high importance to these people that they hear about significant stock related news as early as possible. This would allow ...
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What is the “payroll tax cut” as mentioned in the news recently?

Today I was watching news and I heard about a "payroll tax cut." They were talking about a 2 month extension of something being passed, but they wanted to pass a 1 year extension. Can someone please ...
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Do you micro-manage index fund purchases to a particular day of the month?

I have setup automatic withdrawal with my brokerage to purchase shares of an S&P500 Index fund the 8th of every month. When I first caught wind of the USA credit downgrade Saturday morning, I ...
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Why so much noise about USA's credit rating being lowered?

S&P lowered USA's credit rating from AAA (cool) to AA+ (a bit less cool). Suddenly, I hear about it everywhere: shares prices are down, oil prices change, news digests say "the new financial ...
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Why does a stock's price fluctuate so often, even when fresh news isn't available?

I get it that the price of a stock goes up and down as fresh news is released, positive or negative. However, fresh news is released only at certain times while the price of a stock changes (by ...
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Are quarterly earnings released first via a press release on the investor website, via conference call, or does it vary by company?

Are quarterly earnings released first via a press release on the investor website, via conference call, or does it vary by company?