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How does the WallStreetBets community benefit from buying poorly performing stocks?

According to Allison Morrow, Everything you need to know about how a Reddit group blew up GameStop's stock, CNN Business, January 28, 2021. the subreddit r/wallstreetbets is buying, en masse, stocks ...
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Is 95% of what you read in the financial press “either wrong or irrelevant?”

From a Cato Institute article by Steve Hanke1 (emphasis added): Most press reports about Zimbabwe’s fantastic hyperinflation are off the mark – way off the mark. Even our most trusted news sources ...
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Why is it reported as news that a company has "raised money"?

For example, it's been reported that upGrad raised 120 million from Temasek. What does this really mean? Why would a education company want to raise money from another investment company? What is the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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Where do US public companies announce news?

Where do US public companies announce significant news such as dividends, stock splits, new bond offerings, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, hiring and resignations of corporate officers, etc.? ...
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What does it mean when I read in the news that interest rates were lowered or raised?

I was reading the newspaper, and an article mentioned that the government was going to lower interest rates. What does that mean? I'm confused because the news always assumes that you know what they'...
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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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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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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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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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What are the risks of buying stocks featured in news articles?

I noticed that a fellow family member (let's call her Alice) has an unusual stock selection method. This is the research process: Form an opinion of specific industries, Read news articles online (...
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Where do people get earnings information directly when it's released?

Whenever a company releases its quarterly earnings, I'm sitting on google refreshing waiting for a new article to show up with the details. By the time that happens, generally the stock already ...
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Why do analyst forecasts seem to be fixated on earnings per share?

I regularly see financial news articles that say "Company X's earnings beat analysts' forecasts by 15%". When companies release their quarterly results, these results are called "...
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What does CNBC PRO provide that is not already available for free?

Based on CNBC PRO, they provide: Live business day programming from around the world. Exclusive video series like PRO Talks and PRO Uncut. PRO Playbook daily email that highlights the news you can'...
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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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How can investors make themselves aware of company announcements that do not appear in mainstream media?

Most retail investors probably know about company announcements only when the contents of press releases are published by mainstream news outlets. Mainstream news outlets such as newspapers or TV will ...
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Why didn't Blizzard's stock react to the bad HK press?

I was surprised to learn that the HK debacle with Activision Blizzard barely had any effect on its stock. In fact, a lot of the time, bad press seems to barely affect the stock market at all. Why ...
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Must all US public companies have an investor relations website?

Are all US public companies required to maintain a website where they publish press releases and financial statements? If so, do such requirements only apply to exchange-listed companies, or are OTC ...
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Is Nike paying income taxes as news media reports? [closed]

There have been articles written, Nike paid no Federal Income tax in 2020. However, looking at its Annual Report below, I see income taxes. So how are these news articles saying this? No Federal ...
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Charting, or news to trade?

Can someone say if traders / investors use the news as a primary way to buy/sell shares, please? It's just that I read another post stating that they do not go by the news and use charting... so not ...
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Where are mergers and acquisitions announced?

The Hasbro purchase of Entertainment One ETO at caught my eye. What was the first outlet to release this news? In general; are there a number of outlets that carry this type of information? Since ...
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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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Why do financial news focus on price return indexes instead of total return indexes?

On television, in newspapers, and in online financial news portals, price return indexes get featured prominently. News reports regularly mention how much a particular index has risen or fallen over ...
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Why do some investors pay for real-time newswires when the news is likely priced-in by the time it is read?

I've noticed that some retail traders/investors subscribe to newswire services such as Dow Jones Newswires, Refinitiv/Reuters financial news, Benzinga Pro, etc. Institutional investors probably have ...
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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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Market data: what is "EANS-News"?

There are a number of market news providers like Reuters, Bloomberg, EQS, etc. While searching for news regarding certain German or Austrian securities I encountered a number of news articles which ...
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What is a "rates division"?

Deutsche Bank is shuttering its equities sales and trading business, while trimming its "rates division". It will also create a "bad bank" for €74 billion ($83 billion) in assets that eat up too much ...
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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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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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Factors that control stocks prices [closed]

I am trying to understand why stocks go up and down. I've seen answers here in the forum and most of them talk about demand and supply. My questions Are: Can we know the demand and supply from news? ...
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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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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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