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How to analyse stock market and find best company? [closed]

I am asking this for Academic purpose. and would appreciate your help here and if there is any reference that can support your answers Here is the scenario There are 4 companies in the stock market A, ...
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Can fundamental analysis be applied to market indexes as if they were single stocks/bonds?

According to Benjamin Graham, in order to avoid speculation, fundamental analysis must be applied in order to analyse the viability of a stock/bond before purchasing it. Is this criteria valid for a ...
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Where to buy detailed analysis on a stock (company)? [closed]

What's a good place for detailed analysis on a company (stock)? Paid is OK. Looking for old school research: competitors, product quality, etc. Looking at $BMY and their FCF is amazing but their ...
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Why analysts' estimates may differ significantly from market prices and should I follow their recommendations?

Consider the following screenshot from Thomson Reuters Eikon with the freshest price targets for Sberbank (Russia's most expensive bank): As you can see, the price targets range from +12.36% to 57.31%...
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How to find out the IPO lockup period?

Is there a way to find out the IPO lockup period of a recent public company? Could I find this information in the S1 document? If so, where exactly should I look for in the S1 document?
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How to calculate unrealized gain/loss on your entire crypto portfolio

I read a lot of places where it takes the following steps to calculate unrealized gain/losses: step1: Multiply the price you paid per share by the number of shares purchased to calculate your cost for ...
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type of industry based on stock ticker symbol

Is there a way to know given a stock symbol which sector it is related to? ie; bioscience or mining or construction or manufacturing? For example:- if APPL is the stock how can I related that to ...
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What is a speculative peak?

What is everyone talking about when they say that the U.S market may be at a speculative peak? I am trying to get into investing, so I won't understand all of the jargon yet.
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How to self educate on securities analysis? [closed]

I am looking resources for self-education on security analysis. I read some books such as Intelligent Investor by Graham and trying to get further knowledge (will be using this knowledge for myself). ...
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As a person managing a small investment portfolio, does it make sense to focus most of my research on small cap / micro cap stocks?

I Found a compelling argument that people managing smaller portfolios should focus their research on smaller cap companies < 5 billion, even < 1 billion market caps. They usually only have 1 arm ...
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Profit Brought forward

While reading the annual report, of a company in which i'm interested, i stumbled upon the notion of Profit Brought forward in the proposed of appropriation section of the report. It goes like this : ...
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How does one invest with more control than your standard mutual fund or other run-of-the-mill investment vehicle? [closed]

When one looks to get into investing they are usually provided with the usual options offered by banks or product companies; Mutual funds by the banks or products/apps (e.g Betterment). But these ...
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Platform used by trading that caused flash crash in 2010

In May, 2010, from his bedroom in London, Navinder Sarao, made 14 million $ and caused 1 trillion $ US Market crash. Question: What platform was he using for day-trading to cause such a flash crash?
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Assuming I have an AI Algorithm. What license I need to deploy the algorithm? [closed]

i am working on general purpose AI, so I have a background in HMM's, RL. I am in the process of developing an app that uses online stream of data from multiple sources and produces a prediction (...
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How to interpret operating margin when we invest in companies?

It seems that sometimes I may get desensitized by looking at operating margin if it is 35% vs 50%, I may think it is "no big deal", but it seems: Sold item at COGS and expenses ...
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How to Calculate S&P Monthly Average Closing Price?

When I look at monthly S&P 500 prices at a site such as Multpl, they state "all prices are monthly average closing prices." e.g. https://www.multpl.com/s-p-500-historical-prices/table/...
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Where to find list of full name (NOT abbreviations!) of stock exchanges where particular enterprises has their stocks in? [closed]

Would anyone be able to help with the question in title? So far I only know Bloomberg and their ''Stocks'' menu and it's corresponding fields to search the public enterprises with publicly traded ...
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P/E Ratios. - the spread and outliers

The average P/E ratio of companies is 55 (just an assumption). The p/e ratio is the mean of a sample of comparable companies, but what is the spread of p/e ratios, and have the outliers been excluded? ...
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As a small investor, what do we really get while we buy a stock of a company which never pays a dividend?

The question is relate to If a stock doesn't pay dividends, then why is the stock worth anything? And I have something what to add to know more about it. As a baseline, I should state that I ...
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highest and lowest in aftermarket seems extreme?

We all want to buy lower and sell higher on the stock. But sometimes, particularly in the aftermarket and pre-market time, even though there is no special news on that stock, we still can see a crazy ...
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Option Value going lower even if the Price of the Underlying stock goes high

Trader bought a one month $150 strike CALL OPTION on stock XYZ that is trading for $150. He paid $500 for the contract. After two days, the stock's price is $160 but the trader sees that his contract ...
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FCF Calculation Discrepancy

I'm trying to calculate the Free Cash Flow (FCF) for a some public companies. My understanding is that the FCF formula is: FCF = [Operating Income] - [Taxes] + [D&A] - [Chg in NWC] - [CapEx] I am ...
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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 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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