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What is the annual spending/budget on Java by Sun/Oracle vs. .NET by Microsoft? [closed]

How can one find the annual spending on Java by Sun/Oracle .Net by Microsoft over the years? Also the number of heads employed by each company to develop the respective technology.
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Three black crows followed by a three inside up in an uptrend [closed]

I am new to stock trading and is interested in reading trends. Recently, I looked at ANTM with a three black crows trend followed by a three inside up trend on an uptrend. From what I have learned, ...
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Websites show different EPS numbers

I'm a newbie here. This is my first post. I would appreciate it if someone will help me. I'm a bit confused about EPS values. For example, Nvidia's Oct 2020 earnings: TradingView shows: EPS Est. 2.58 ...
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How to find price swing from option chart? [closed]

I'm reading the article https://seekingalpha.com/article/4389159-nio-behind-this-wild-pre-earnings-rally but don't understand some of the calculations and terms used in the article. Could someone help ...
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Whats the difference between float and volume or are they the same thing?

Hi I'm still learning and want to know whats the difference between float and volume or are they the same thing? Thanks in advance
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How to test my new stock trading idea

I am a hobby astronomer and also a beginner hobby stock price observer. I suspect there is pattern in stock price during some planet and sun cycles. I cannot tell you the pattern. It is secret at the ...
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How reliable are analyst ratings for a stock? [duplicate]

I often see analysts from prominent firms like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase set "target prices" for a stock. I was wondering what is the general consensus on their usefulness and ...
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How to convert foreign financial statements to USD?

I have a company I am researching and want to do DCF analysis on, however this is a Canadian company and the financial statements are in CAD. I tried looking all over the internet for those financial ...
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If future growth is priced in, why have companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Google continue to give amazing results for the past 10 years?

Same thing with Tesla. I was going to buy shares before the pandemic, stating that they've been able to double in size every 4-5 years (in terms of factories built). However I was discouraged because ...
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Why would voting Class A Google stock (GOOGL) be selling for less than non-voting Class C stock (GOOG)?

Currently (2020 October 30), Class A Google stock (GOOGL), which has voting rights, is selling for less than its non-voting Class C stock (GOOG). This seems backwards. Why would this ever be the case?
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Why do some investment firms publish their market predictions?

Investment firms often publish their market predictions. E.g. JPMorgan Sees S&P at 3,900 If Trump Wins Election (mirror 1, mirror 2) (no intent to comment on US politics, I'm not a US citizen ...
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Were the shareholders of ZTNO (Zoom Technologies Inc.) just hustled?

According to most financial sites, shares of Zoom Technologies Inc. (ZTNO) just suddenly went to zero. Before anyone panics, I'm not referring to Zoom Video Communications Inc. (ZM), the maker of the ...
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Does Earnings Per Share factor in cost of capital/debt?

If a company has ongoing debt (loans, etc.), is the cost of servicing that debt subtracted from revenue when EPS is calculated? Put another way: If you had 2 stocks: S1, S2, and everything else was ...
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What caused AMZN's price to spike down then up $100 in 60 seconds?

October 16th at around 3:59 the price of AMZN dropped $100, then recovered $100 in less than 60 seconds. Not asking what news event caused this. I believe no news event caused this. I would like to ...
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Investment decision help: How does Bill Ackman invest his own money? [closed]

As we all know that Warren Buffet invest had almost all of his wealth in Berkshire stocks, I am doing some research around Pershing Square Holding https://pershingsquareholdings.com, When looking at ...
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How do you take profit from stock trading while keeping capital invested?

Suppose you buy stocks from company FOOBAR at price X. After a while, the price is Y = X * 1.25, so you decide you want to collect that 25% profit. You sell the stocks, cashing out your original X ...
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What does a negative PEG ratio indicate? Is it bad or very bad?

As far as I know, if you're buying a stock with a PEG ratio less than 1, then it's a good valuation of that stock. But I don't have any idea what a negative PEG indicates. Is it bad or very bad? Here ...
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What kind of stocks are riskier than average?

What kind of stocks are riskier than the 'average' stock, and thus should be avoided? Please articulate the reasoning as much as possible.
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Fibonacci retracement level and retreat [closed]

This news about the Tesla stock came yesterday. The stock rose to 8% and then retreated. The following is the story. My question is, what caused the stock to retreat other than a reason of a seller ...
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Why do investors routinely avoid small cap stocks when they are the easiest to analyze?

Investors seem to routinely avoid penny stocks and small cap stocks, concentrating their investment in index funds and "blue chips". They seem to think that small stocks are risky. Penny ...
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The number of times a stock hits a support / resistence area vs the chances of it breaking out

I've seen two contradicting claims from reputable authors: A: The more times a stock hits a support or resistance area the weaker it becomes (and the possibility of a breakout increases). B: The more ...
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Financial astrology: How do the movements of celestial objects affect the stock market?

I noticed that there are many published research papers about financial astrology. There's also a book published by Wiley: A Trader's Guide to Financial Astrology: Forecasting Market Cycles Using ...
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Debt to Equity ratio of banks

I was trying to do fundamental analysis on ICICI Bank and I couldn't find the debt to equity ratio of the same as none of the websites was showing this. After checking for several other banks, I ...
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How is minority interest accounted for when calculating net income

Reading around, I found that minority interest is defined as interest in a company controlled by a company other than the parent company. Does that mean that anytime a company A becomes a shareholder ...
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Can you make money in the stock market buying and selling the same stock?

Can you make money in the stock market buying and selling the same stock, but not all your shares; just buying at the lowest price and sell it at a higher price like the examples of recent trades: I ...
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Is this how stock trading works? [closed]

This is a very basic question about the Stock Exchange, and I was looking for some concrete answers with a general understanding of how it works. When a Stock Exchange is open for business in a ...
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What is wrong in research for stock exchange on MarketWatch vs. Bloomberg (why Major differences)?

I have a question which is related to searching information which company has stocks assigned to which stock exhange in which country. My question is based on the comparison between Marketwatch and ...
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How to interpret this conflicting trends in OBV and Accumulation/Distribution Indicator?

I know technical Indicators should always be taken with a grain of salt. Sometimes it gets more confusing when two similar indicators give absolutely different trend. The First indicator in red is the ...
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Does an IPO mean a company is going public or is already public?

I know that an IPO means that a particular company, regardless of the country, is offering some quantity of their stocks to the public via the stock exchange. I also assume (but not sure) that if they ...
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What is causing the resistance?

The following is the chart for AAPL from Yahoo Finance. The chart says that the resistance level is $364.84. What is causing this resistance? Is it caused by big investors who have made a collective ...
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What drives a share price to stay up even when the fundamentals are weak?

Check this. The market cap of this company is not even close to other companies with the same CMP, let alone the fundamentals. And It manufactures a variety of heavy equipment, such as that used for ...
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What does it mean if a stock skyrockets VWAP 10x aftermarket?

I just spotted $TSLA's VWAP skyrocket to 10k and go back down to 6k and still hanging there, I started trading like 8 months ago and I have never seen anything like this: That is VWAP, not an actual ...
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Is it sound to calculate a stock's Adjusted High/Low value?

I'm trying to get a method to get the high and low values of stocks after taking into account factors such as dividends, stock splits and new stock offerings to determine its value. I see "...
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Why is Hertz still being traded?

Or more generally: How can a firm that files for bankruptcy still be traded? What is a bankrupt firms worth? Disclaimer: I am a complete noob regarding these topics and I probably miss already some ...
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What do we infer from the shares bid - position in market?

I am trying to understand what can I conclude or infer from my position in the market when I have applied for the bid. In terms of number of buyers and the volume. Next in terms of number of sellers ...
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What does it mean for the “Feds” to step in?

In several stock market crashes in the US including the recent Covid crash in March and the financial crisis in 2008 it was said that the Feds had to step in and save the economy. There was an ...
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Why aren’t there more stock market prediction tools available?

Investing in stocks depends on multiple factors. In order to estimate the approximate best time can be done with experience, various calculations, etc. With the rise of Machine Learning, Deep Learning,...
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How to understand red and green colors for level 2 data from the volume analysis section?

I've searched quite a bit online but all I find about the volume analysis is just like normal candle sticks along with the volume bars below them. But this is a different chart. I'm specifically ...
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Book Value vs Current Market Value

Thanks for looking into my post. I am new to the stock investment. According to Benjamin Graham, He suggested investors to purchase a stock 1.5 times the current book value. Current Microsoft book ...
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Is there a way to determine the impact of retail investors on stocks or a stock market index?

There has been speculation that retail investors have been behind recent buying momentum in the stock market, such as the below excerpt from Andrew Ross Sorkin's daily newsletter 'Deal Book' (...
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What is Cup with a Handle?

I have read in an article that the following stock has a cup-with-handle buy pattern. What do you mean by that?
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How to estimate the total worth of a company?

As of 2020/6/10, if you look at the Microsoft stock (link below), you will see that the company has a Mkt cap of $1.49T. For some time now I had been under the impression that this figure indicated ...
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What is the meaning of writing off loss as goodwill by an impairment charges?

AMC has released on June 3rd a preliminary report of their Q1 for 2020. In that report they outline: Net Loss for the first quarter of 2020 to be between $2,117.3 million and $2,417.3 million, based ...
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Buying Vanguard Total World Stock ETF in Germany via Flatex

I would like to invest in ETFs via an online broker in Germany (I use Flatex). I would like to buy an ETF tracking the MSCI World Index. The two main options I am considering are Vanguard Total World ...
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Why does Royal Bank of Scotland's market cap not reflect the shares outstanding or the equity on the balance sheet?

I'm a novice investor that's looking at a UK bank. It's market cap according to popular websites such as Hargreaves Lansdowne and Yahoo finance is £12 billion (bn). The current share price is £1.04. ...
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Stock loans: Question about “Put” also defined as “Insurance Policy”

I have a question related to stock loans industry. The so called "Put" is insurance which protects the downside. Lets say the lender had decided, before receiving the stocks to the brokerage account ...
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Number of buyers and sellers [duplicate]

If the number of buyers and sellers has to be equal, because when one buys other sells, then how come there are times of buyers or sellers markets? At any moment of trading what does it mean when the ...
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What causes the stock price to go really high even if the number of daily traded stocks are very low?

I was checking out a stock named Ruchi Soya, that went from 18-25 to 480 in maybe 2 months. But the daily traded stocks are very less in number. There were days the stock price hit the upper circuit ...
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Why isn't my bankrupt stock trading at any price?

Yesterday, a company whose stock I own declared bankruptcy (dont worry I barely have anything in it.) I was curious to see what would happened to its stock price, but so far (2 hours 20 minutes after ...
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How to tell whether an intra-day stock trend is about to reverse or not?

After I bought $3k worth of TSLA puts in the last ten minutes of the market today, I chickened out and sold them. My analysis was that the stock formed a double top pattern, albeit a vague one, so I ...

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