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Is the current stock price the last bid price or the last ask price, or what?

The answer to this question states: "current stock price … is actually the price of the last trade. It is a historical price…" The last trade had a buyer and seller. The buyer paid the "ask" price, ...
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“Break even” price on call options is lower than current stock price?

I am using the Robinhood app and see call options with breakeven prices below the current stock price. Is there a reason why you wouldn't just buy this option and then sell it off immediately ...
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What is the difference between quote data, trade data and pricing data in stock market?

I am new to stock market. I never found any clear response on internet for this query. Few define quote data as the last traded value, few define it as the bid & ask value. I also wonder OHLC ...
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How is the end-of-day NAV of a global mutual fund calculated, and is it consistent?

As I understand it, most US-based funds would calculate their end-of-day NAV after New York has closed. For a fund containing only US-traded holdings, that calculation seems fairly straight-forward. ...
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TDAmeritrade Quote Summary TREE vs APRN

Why does TDAmeritrade's Quote Summary tab, display the Shares outstanding differently for TREE vs APRN? On TDAmeritrade, when I search on the ticker APRN for Blue Apron Holdings, the Quote Summary ...
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What did John Templeton mean when he said that the four most dangerous words in investing are: ‘this time it’s different'?

I found this quote on a site. John Templeton says, The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it’s different' What does he mean here?
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How does historical data get adjusted for dividends, exactly?

I have read the questions and answers about historical data from sites like Google and Yahoo! Finance (which has been dis-improved, imo, in 2016.) My question is this: Exactly how are closing price ...
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How to calculate Mid Prices from Bid and Ask?

Should the Mid Price always be equal to the average of Bid and Ask Prices or can brokers and dealers quote a Mid Price that is within Bid and Ask but isn't the average?
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Does Edmunds get a kick-back from the use of Edmunds Price Promise?

A family member is in the market for a "new" car (Not necessarily brand new) and is interested in using the Edmunds Price Promise service to save time finding contacts (and then contact them manually) ...
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What is the fair value of a stock given the bid and ask prices? Is there such a relationship?

I have often read that the fair value of a stock is the midpoint of the bid and the ask price. That means if bid is 100$ and ask is 101$ then the fair value of the stock is 100.5 $ and if I put in a ...
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What does it mean to settle a trade between bid and ask? [duplicate]

I was watching some sample data from a time & sales window (the tape). There was a "Remarks" column with the comment: Between Bid and Ask. What does "Between Bid and Ask" mean? How can a trade ...
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How to interpret a big ask size?

If the Ask Size of a stock is more than the bid size, then is it fair to conclude that people are more desperate to sell than to buy and hence, the stock price maybe expected to drop ?
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Why wouldn't an option's last trade price be between the current bid and ask? [duplicate]

In the option table for SPY there is a column called 'Price' and a column called 'Bid' and a column called 'Ask'. If I wish to buy a call option, I need to pay a premium. Which column is the premium ...
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Market Making vs Market Taking (Quotes vs Orders)

This is in by no means a duplicate. I've found similar questions that didn't clarify. I'm simply wondering if there is a relationship between quote driven markets (market making) and order driven ...
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Why does Google Finance show the NASDAQ Composite way up but Yahoo! Finance shows it slightly down?

Google Finance versus Yahoo! Finance. I'm sure the difference is because Google Finance shows a date of November 8 while Yahoo! Finance shows November 9. But aren't the markets closed on Saturday?
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What is this kind of price graph called, and what is it useful for?

What is this kind of graph called? How do I interpret it? What is it useful for? I can't even tell what the axes mean.
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Where do web sites get foreign exchange currency rate / quote information?

There are many web sites which provide the exchange rates between currencies. Where do they obtain this information? Is there any authoritative source from which they get this data? For example, ...
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Can a trade happen “in between” the bid and ask price?

According to Investopedia: By looking for trades that take place in between the bid and ask, you can tell when a strong trend is about to come to an end. This is because these trades are often ...
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What extra information might be obtained from the next highest bids in an order book?

In this article here, Level 2 explains its components. One component is: Highest bid prices: The highest 5 or 10 prices (depending upon the market) that traders are willing to pay to buy a ...
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10-Year Treasury Future Quotes

The CBOE lists the current price for a June 2013 10-Year Treasury future as 132'155. The contract specifications state that the price quote is Points ($1,000) and halves of 1/32 of a point. Does ...
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What do the Sizes on Bid/Ask Quotes Mean?

I have a basic question regarding equities. For this example, assume that I have a quote for KO stock which says the following: Current Price = $39.00 | Bid = 38.99 x 6800 | Ask = 39.00 x 4300 What ...
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Can you explain this options calls & puts quote table to me?

I was doing some research on options and I found the attached screen. I have no idea what it means. Can someone please explain the columns of the table and how to use such a table when looking up ...
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Who sets the price and provides the quoted price values for stocks?

I somewhat understand that the price of stocks is determined by the market, but who exactly changes those prices that we see listed on Yahoo! Finance for example? If I own a share in a company listed ...
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When I google a ticker like XLE or something, I see a price which updates frequently (about every second or so), where can I find this for options?

Is there an options ticker I can google to get this equivalent? Or any free place where I can see the quotes updating more regularly? I know the bats order book sh
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Is there a name given to a policy and all relevant quotes for the whole lifetime of that policy and all renewals?

Background: I am currently working for an insurance underwriting agency as a software developer and although I have got my head around a lot of the terms that are used I can't seem to find a name ...
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Can you please explain what the information in this stock quote means?

I'm trying to understand shares as of "now", so I know more or less nothing about them. I have discovered this website: http://www.google.com/finance?q=microsoft I entered in microsoft and it comes ...
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Is there a standard for naming stocks exchanges? Is there a list of abbreviated names?

If I want to refer to a stock that is traded at a specific exchange how do I specify the name of the exchange? And is there a list of all the shortcuts for the names of all the exchanges in the ...
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Google free real-time stock quotes

With respect to: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/01/real-time-quotes-for-free.html My question is: Isn't this info freely available a.k.a. the ticker scrollbar as in: http://www.dailyfinance....