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TradingView: understanding account balance

I have created a paper trading account at TradingView with $100,000 initial balance. After filling a position for some Tesla shares, the account balance still shows as $100,000: Why isn't the money ...
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Is it free of fee buying and selling stocks/crypto/options/futures on online platforms like Robinhood or Webull?

I have previous trading experience in almost all the markets I mentioned above, but since I am new to the US, I don't know much about brokerage fees and other fees or taxes related to online trading ...
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IBKR Trading Commissions for US stocks

I have a question regarding the commission for US stocks for IBKR pro (tiered and fixed). My first question is, what is the difference between tiered and fixed and how do you choose between the two ...
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Is it possible to use NFTs to trade the ownership of shares in physical companies?

I am trying to know if it is possible (or already done?) to use NFTs to trade the ownership of shares in physical companies. I have found articles on medium.com about using NFTs for real estate, but i ...
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How is it possible to buy call options with a strike price below current market price?

I'm a newbie with all of this. I've been reading on call options and from my understanding, you're paying some "premium" to buy an "option" to buy the stock at a certain fixed ...
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Is Express Trader Profits real or a scam? [duplicate]

Someone texted me in IG who introduce himself as a crypto trade expert and convinced me to invest in thier company Express Trader Profits. This company offers trading services in your behalf and you ...
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When a company sells a subsidiary or some of its assets, does the market reacts negatively? [closed]

When a company sells a subsidiary or some of its assets to pay off debts or refinance, does the market reacts negatively? I assume it is always negative as it reduces the company size and indicates ...
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How does TD Easy Trade make money with commission-free trading (Canada)?

How does TD Easy Trade make money with commission-free trading? Is it solely through USD currency exchange fees like Wealthsimple? Is TD using the platform as a loss leader for their Direct Investing ...
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Is there a theta in futures?

Is there a theta/delta (like in options) in futures? I mean, if the spot price of the underlying (for example: crude oil) up $5, Is there a ratio that the front 6 months contract will be affected, and ...
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Question about automated trading from a newbie

I always hear about automated trading programs and some words like API, AI, python ..etc but I didn't try them.. My question is If I made my trading strategy automated using them, will I have to open ...
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If someone makes a mistake and sells their shares for 1c, who buys them?

Assume the market price is $100. Does the person with a limit buy at 1 cent get filled, or does the person with a market order get filled at a discount. Or is there some sort of safeguard? What would ...
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Is it a negative sign for a company when it reduces its dividends, even when it is still relatively high/good dividends? [closed]

Is it a negative sign for a company when it reduces its dividends, even when it is still relatively high/good dividends compared to others?
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Is using/linking an automated trading program to a brokerage platform legal? [duplicate]

I have no experience in programming, but I see some brokerage firms have its own scripting/coding tool inside its desktop platform, and I also see an API programs,, my question is are there a ...
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Can these company events affect a stock's price? [closed]

In the events calendar, I see the following events: Conference Forum Business travel Summit Workshop Seminar R&D research and development day Analyst day/meeting Company travel Trade show I see ...
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Some PUT options down while others are up

I read the other posts about how implied volatility can affect the option price. However, I still cannot explain the following situation. The underlying stock is down 8%, and most of the PUT options ...
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Are US treasuries volatile and liquid enough for trading short term investment?

If I buy one bond (or bill, note) for 100.0 ($1000), is it common for its market price to go for 104.0 ($1040) within few days, so I sell it and make profit of $40 (which is more than its yield) ?
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Can I place limit orders (like limit, stoplimit, trailstop..) in bonds (treasury bonds, municipal and other types of bonds)?

Can I place sell limit orders (like limit, stoplimit, trailstop..) in US bonds (treasury bonds, municipal and other types of bonds)? or it is only market orders?
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If I buy a preferred stock before ex.dividend, will I get the dividends from the first time or there is more time should I hold it before getting it?

If I buy a preferred stock before ex.dividend, will I get the dividends from the first time or there is a longer period of time should I hold the preferred shares before getting its dividends?
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Who would trade a commission-based over commission-free for the same currency pair?

(I'm a beginner) In forex, I see that some pairs are both commission and commission-free, what is the difference?
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Could trading mutual funds be less expensive than ETFs?

I see there some mutual funds are no-transaction-fees NTF and no-load (or load-waived), the expense ratio of some of them is ~1% just like some ETFs, are both the same or trading (short term ...
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Modification of trade

Previously asked some questions on quant about the type of structures I am trying to learn about. However, I found something similar(not the same) to what I actually want to trade and not just for the ...
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Does an online trader affect futures prices as a real (physical) trader?

When I buy a future contract (1 contract), will I affect the price and volume and the other numbers, the same as a physical trader (if he buys 1 contract), Will the trade volume increased by two or ...
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What are the advantages of warrants over options?

Is there any advantages of trading warrants over options?
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Are commodities ETFs risky as commodities futures in needing margin calls and limited time to hold or they are like stocks?

Are commodities ETFs risky as commodities futures in terms of needing a large ammount of balance and margin calls and limited time to hold, or they are like stocks?
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Will I get the mutual fund/etf monthly distributions from the first month I invest in?

If a mutual fund or the etf gives distributions on a monthly basis, Will I get the distributions from the first month I invest in?
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If a mutual fund or etf closes the fund, what will happen to my investments?

If a mutual fund or etf closes the fund, what will happen to my investments? Will it sell all the investments at the market price -at the time the fund/etf decided to close- then it gives every ...
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Can a company announce to give dividends (quarterly) and after two quarters decides not to give dividends?

Can a company announce to give dividends quarterly and after two quarters decides to stop giving dividends? Or it is obligated to do for the remaining two quarters?
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What does adding/removing stocks from optionable to non optionable and weekly to only regular, depend on?

Does a company require that its stock offer options as well as optionable/weekly or not optionable/regular? Or is it the OCC that controls this (depending on option trading volume?). How often does ...
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How much spread between bid and ask in options when the extrinsic = 0?

At expiration, an option's extrinsic value should be zero so why is there a difference between bid (which has negative value as in the example below) and the ask (which has still value over its ...
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When I buy a option spread with different calendar dates, should I close every leg manualy?

When I buy a option spread with different calendar dates (september, 10-17-24, october, 1), should I close every leg manualy or they will be closed automatically even if they expired ITM ?
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How total volume indicator $TVOLI is calculated?

The value of dow jones industrial average total volume indicator "$TVOLI" is just about 50,000 , while there are millions of shares traded each day in these 30 stocks. How is this indicator ...
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How can I benefit as an individual investor in bonds, from increasing of bond yield?

I'm a beginner, What do I benefit as an individual investor in bonds, from bond yields increasing ? If I bought a 10 years treasury bond at the beginning of this year with a yield of 1 and then it ...
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Can you explain to me, in what months are the futures and options on gold and silver listed, based on the CME description?

I read the following contract specifications from CME and couldn't figure out/understand it. On Gold; Futures: Monthly contracts listed for 3 consecutive months, any Feb, Apr, Aug, Oct in the nearest ...
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When I send money to fund my account, what obliges a broker to put it in my account?

When I send money to fund my brokerage account, I send the money to a bank account which I can't know if it's personal or business. What obliges a broker (which we deal with him on the basis of trust ...
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Questions about Margin in the Futures

(I'm beginner) 1- Can I buy/pay the whole contract price without margin (the broker will have no risk at all then- no need for maintenace margin) ? 2- Is this borrowing money so I need to pay interest ...
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Why there are duplicated option chains in futures?

As in the screenshot, there are two and three similar option for the same contract with same expiry date. What is the reason ?
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How to read double apostrophe prices in futures options?

How to read double apostrophe prices in futures options?
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Are future options per 100 unit?

In futures (for commodities, indices, fx...); Is 1 option for 100 future contracts ? For example: If I want to make a covered call option for Gold and for micro Dow jones future, How much should I buy ...
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When trading indices, what are we buying?

When trading indices (like s&p 500, nasdaq 100...etc), Are we buying share/fraction of shares of every stock in it (like ETFs)? or we are just betting that the number(value) of this index (for ...
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Can we trade Indicators like indices/stocks?

Can we trade indicators/financial indicators , like volatility index, interest rates, GDP, CPI .. as we can trade indices (djia, nasdaq100...etc) ? or it is just indicators for information purposes?
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Why are the futures prices different from the buying power effect?

I'm beginner, When I buy 1 share of a $10 stock, the buying power effect/costs = $10+Commission but in futures, the cost is very different from the quoted price, is futures quoted price different from ...
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Can I make a stable profit from overnight refund?

I found that some trades gives overnight refund instead of overnight fees. 1- Can I build a strategy to profit from it? 2- Is this refund mount constant from the day I opened the trade till I close ...
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How to calculate the price of 1 Kilogram of each traded-commodity?

What does the quoted price of each of the below commodities represent ? (eg: Gold price below = 1 ounce ; cooper = ...1 ton ?) How can I convert the listed prices to show the price of 1 Kilogram of ...
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When I buy a stock, should I track the bid price?

If I bought a share for $1000 (bid: $996, ask: $1000) and I want to take a profit of $20, should the stock price move up by 2% (20/1000) or 2.4% (20/1000 + 4/1000)?
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Why is the realized p/l still zero in my Interactive Brokers demo account?

(I'm a beginner) Why is the realized p/l still zero in my Interactive Brokers demo account? Is that because it is paper trading?
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Can I buy an option that have zero price?

If the option price in market is zero, Can I buy it ?
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What are SEC issues I should know about when using my automatic stock trading software?

I created software that does automatic stock buying and selling through Interactive Brokers' web/API. Does the SEC regulate this?
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What is the purpose of placing a minimum value for Stop Loss for some positions (no shorting, no leverage)?

Nasdaq has just observed (not sure if it is finished yet) a major rotation that led to many stocks to fall (especially tech and "green" ones). As an eToro user, I have noticed that during ...
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How can a trader bot possibly not have a basic security mechanism? [closed]

I recently heard about some broken trader bot in 2010 or something which suddenly started buying or selling stocks at ridiculous prices, to the point of emptying a massive bank account, fundamentally ...
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How to take advantage of a trading opportunity

You hear or read something that makes you know 100% that a CFD market price or Stock Price of company X is going to go up or down ...there is no denying it ...(as a noob at trading) i wait until ...
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