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Why some stocks are priced low compared to others even if the market cap is higher?

The following is the price chart of Ford and Rivian. The stock price of Ford is $25.21 and the market cap is $100B. The stock price of Rivian is $79.95 and the market cap is $72B. My questions are: ...
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Growing the Retirement Money 10% or higher [closed]

I have noticed that many people have mutual funds in their 401K and IRAs. The gain with mutual funds is significantly low. Sometimes the gain is flat or loss if the investment stays for some years. ...
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Support for 50 & 100 Moving Averages

This is the S&P chart as of yesterday 1/7/2022. An analyst said that the S&P had reached its 50-day low and if it does not go higher, it will reach its 100-day low. My questions are: Who is ...
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Why are bond ratings more prominent than stock ratings?

Why do people care more about bond ratings than stock ratings (if they even exist at all)? For example, there are many bond funds that say they will only hold investment-grade bonds (typically higher ...
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How can one do their own algorithmic trading (does Robinhood and/or Webull provide a REST API)?

In order to do algorithmic trading one needs more than just access to a commercial app like Robinhood or Webull. Their tools give individuals access to a range of tools, but all the execution of ...
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Can S&P index drop very low but never recover? [closed]

I have read a commentary from an analyst that most of the stocks in S&P are in over-sold region and the S&P can only go higher and never lower. Can I expect that the S&P will go higher to ...
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Finding the right entry point to buy stocks after a pull back

I have made mistakes of buying stocks in a day or two when the stocks do a pull back. Then it drops further, and I stay in a 20-30% loss for some weeks or months. Is it normal that type of bad ...
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What cashflow value should I consider to calculate NPV?

I'm trying to figure out how to use correctly NPV formula which is given by the formula NPV= Rt/(1+i)^t where: Rt=Net cash inflow-outflows during a single period t i=Discount rate or return that ...
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What is the significance of the valuation ratio EV/EBIDTA for investors?

I am new to stock market. I have a really basic doubt. Hope someone can solve it here I recently came across a valuation ratio which is EV/EBIDTA. Lets say there are two companies A and B. A wants to ...
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When can cash flow per share be more than earning per share? [closed]

I saw a few cases for stocks where the cash flow per share was more than earning per share of the stock. But couldn't understand the reason behind it
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Does the stock price drop if one of the largest shareholders of the company sells all their shares?

I don't know if it makes sense, I'm just wondering about its logic. For instance, Elon Musk has a huge amount of Tesla shares and right now he is selling his shares like a madman. Does the Tesla stock ...
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Does buying stock have time duration that automatically sell after the period end? If not, how are people losing to stock? [duplicate]

I'm totally new to the stock market. I don't understand how some people do not win with stocks. If you decide to sell your stock whenever you want to, then why can't you wait for long period of time (...
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High and low range of a Stock within a day

Some stocks make large move within a day. What technical indicator that I need to look at in a stock to know that daily high low volatility number? What is causing the high fluctuation within a day? ...
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How DOW Index and a stock are correlated?

The following is the chart of BA (Boeing) for 10/11/2021. In the chart, around 12:00 PM, the BA goes down. DOW Index goes down in relation to the BA move. All other stocks do down proportionately. My ...
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How an analyst can forecast the future price?

I have attached a report about the downgrade of ConocoPhilips by an analyst. He says the stock has run it's course and there is limited upside. My question is how this analyst know the company ...
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What is an overbought stock? [duplicate]

What is an overbought stock? Does an overbought stock has a high probability to fall in price? How soon it can happen if the stock is overbought?
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How to find oversold stocks?

How do I find whether the stock is oversold or not? What technical factor of the stock that I need to look at?
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What are the reasons behind the index going higher and higher every year? [closed]

The following is the chart for NASDAQ from the year 1981 to 2021. The chart shows: Index went so higher in 2000 to 5000 points Bottomed in 2002 to 1250 Went up and bottomed in 2008 to 1400 The Market ...
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Why do share prices obtained from models often differ than the actual stock price?

Why do the share prices calculated from different models such as the dividend discount model or the free cash flow model or from the comparable analysis different than the actual stock price? Like ...
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What does outperform mean?

The stock analysts use the following terms for a stock: Buy Strong Buy Overweight Underweight Outperform What do the analysts mean when they use those terms for a stock?
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Are there classifications for analysts?

When I search for stocks depending on analysts ratings, I see alot of differences for the same stock, ranging from strong sell to strong buy. Are all the analysts the same, or some are more trusted ...
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Finding stocks which have hit the bottom and can rise [closed]

Is there a website or a strategy I can use to identify stocks from various sectors that have hit bottom and will rise in the coming months or weeks? What are the details of the stock that I need to ...
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How high the stock can rise from the technical chart?

This is the Delta Airlines chart for this year. The chart is just to describe the question and not get any personal advise. Can we look at the chart for this year and speculate about the stock's ...
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Where can I obtain research reports [closed]

As EU citizen interested in investing in US stocks, I'm interested in reading some local research about US companies from US banks/brokers. Where can I find such research reports? Do I have to pay or ...
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CAPE inflation adjustment

How does the CAPE calculation take into account inflation? I thought that previous years earnings were discounted by prior year's inflation into today's money and then averaged. If that were the case ...
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How to figure basis for XOM (ExxonMobil) shares when XON (Exxon) was bought in 1985

I bought Exxon (XON) in March of 1985, 39.6649 shares @ 49.35/share with reinvestment of dividend income. I'm attempting to determine my basis of 100 shares deposited with Fidelity in 1992. I was ...
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Calculate stock price range using standard deviation

New to stock investing hence reading up a few tutorial to better understand stocks/stock market. Came across a chapter that says, "Understanding risk with the stock market" and it says that ...
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Is book value in BVPS really just shareholders equity?

So shareholders equity is total assets - total liabilities while book value is tangible assets - total liabilities. But apparently book value in practice could also just be total assets - total ...
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How is BVPS calculated for common shares vs for preferred shares?

I've read a whole bunch of articles (eg: BVPS Definition) and all of them say BVPS is calculated using a formula similar to this: (total shareholder's equity - preferred equity) / total outstanding ...
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Foolproof industry categorization for equities exchanges

Some equity exchanges have a very exhaustive list of all the industries their issuers are involved in. This granularity is kind of nice at times, but often I find it preferable to have a simplified, ...
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Calculation of the stock price [duplicate]

Is the stock price calculated using the midpoint of the bid ask spread like how it is for crypto's or is it actually the the latest price is which bid and ask orders were matched?
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What are/have been the causes behind negative stub values and why might they persist?

What are the causes behind a negative stub value? Flux does a nice job in outlining that the scenario described in this question is an example of a negative stub value. I'm now interested in ...
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Can a subsidiary/division of a company have a larger market cap than the parent company?

Prosus, a subsidiary of Naspers, appears to have a larger market cap than its parent company, at least according to a rudimentary Google search. Is it possible a subsidiary would have a larger market ...
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How can net money flow be positive while stock price drops

This is the price and money flow chart for a public stock on the HKEX. I'm confused as to why the stock price kept dropping throughout the day while the net money flow by both retail and major (...
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How can a financial firm give a buy rating to a stock while placing its price target below the market price?

I read on https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/07/12/virgin-galactic-shares-rise-after-successful-branson-flight-paves-wave-for-space-tourism-industry.html: The firm has a buy rating on the company, but ...
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Is the S&P 500 really the best index/vehicle for long-term investing?

Nearly every source I've read or heard has said that for long-term investing, the best option is to invest in an ETF based on the S&P 500 Index. The logic is that, over the course of many decades, ...
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How does a company’s potential market cap affect share price?

As I understand it, market cap is the perceived worth of a company to the market. It’s derived from share price and shares outstanding, and I’m curious if it can be correlated to what share price a ...
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What is the meaning of large and small gaps in any given MACD?

I've heard that when the two lines of a MACD are very close together, the price is extremely volatile while when they are far apart the price is not very volatile. To me it makes sense that if they ...
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How can I build a moving average for individual trades?

I am familiar with building moving averages (whether SMA or EMA) from candle/OHLC data or indeed from a ticker which reports the price at a fixed interval. But I would like to extend this to a raw ...
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How important is it to read the sections of an annual report that are not part of the financial statements?

Annual reports of companies seem to always include multiple sections before the financial statements. For example, "financial highlights", "chairman's letter", "CEO's report&...
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Is the fundamental data provided by financial websites generally comparable across companies?

On financial websites such as Yahoo Finance, is the fundamental data generally comparable across companies? For example, is it reasonable to compare the net profit of PepsiCo, Inc. to the net profit ...
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Sec Ownership Filings (3,4,5) how are dead Insiders reported?

I recently looked into 3,4 and 5 filings on the sec, they are basically required when insiders (CEO’s, Officers, 10% owners, …) purchase stocks or derivates of their company. These documents are ...
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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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EPS of TopBuild Corp. (BLD) was 2.02 in last earnings call, how?

I'm fairly new to the world of finance and I'm learning how to analyze financial statements of publicly traded companies. I came across the latest quarterly report (Q1 2021) of TopBuild Corp. (BLD), ...
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Difference between stock markets exchange for a stock

I saw a variation of this answered a few times. I wanted to use the example of Reliance Industries (India) On DEGIRO you find it listed under Frankfurt stock exchange and London Stock Exchange with ...
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What should I do to stay updated on my investment after buying a stock?

I've researched the industry, I've read the financial statements, I've made my calculations, and I've finally bought the stock. Now what? From a fundamental analysis point of view, what do I need to ...
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What do the green and red volume tags on the Yahoo Summary Chart mean?

When I go to the Yahoo Finance Summary page and look at the chart and hover my curser over the volume, a red or green tag will appear on the right side. If the tag is red, it indicates that the price ...
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Why is my stock making huge transactions between bid ask spread right at the end of the trading day [duplicate]

This company seems to keep things pretty quiet. It looks like steady accumulation whenever there is profit taking of a sell off. The past few days however, there have been some extraordinarily high ...
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Why do most people lose money in the stock market [closed]

Sounds like a dumb question, but hear me out. The stock market averages about 10% each year (depends on how you measure but about 8% - 10%). Which means it should be easier to make money than lose ...
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Searching for stock risk measure where a value of around 15 is fine

I am reading through some stock analysis documents (unfortunately they don't seem to be available online). They calculate something that they call "risk". For Amazon stocks its around 18 (...

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