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Do most stock indices drop during the day and rise during the night (on average over long time intervals)? [closed]

This question is inspired by Why do most of the stock market's gains occur overnight? It has an overall loss during the daytime. It asks for explanations for the effect that most gain's are made ...
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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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Is flipping a coin with good risk management profitable? [closed]

I researched many trading strategies online, and in books, and most of the strategies said that a good risk management system was possibly more important than the strategy itself. I heard phrases like ...
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Is my strategy a reversion to a regression line, reversion to mean, or neither?

I have created a simple price action strategy: BUY: If, after at least 3 RED bars of lower highs & lower lows (that actually have wicks and are not "solid"), you have a break in the ...
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How to determine position size?

I have been trading on a demo account for a few months now, with consistent profits. And then consistent losses. I take position sizes based on how much I like the trade, and I am almost sure this is ...
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What is meant by “price” and “earnings” here?

Disclaimer: I'm a finance newbie. In the context of this checklist, I want to know what the author means "price" and "earnings". I'll try to explain how I need such basic terms ...
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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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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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