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How can US stocks change so much without any new company activity?

I follow the market every day. It is rushing to recover losses over the last few weeks. However, stock prices are not mirroring the actual activity of the companies, only because liquidity in ...
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Market Cap Calculation Based on Yahoo Financials

I am trying to calculate market cap based on outstanding shares and stock price for AAPL. I go to Yahoo Finance, https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AAPL/balance-sheet?p=AAPL Quarterly view for 2019 Q4 ...
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Long or short recovery time for enterprises after this crash? [closed]

Provided that the Corona pandemic would be under control in about 2-3 months, many experts claim that an enterprise (e.g. Volkswagen) will suffer -10% sales and that the share price (after the huge ...
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Why the examples of calculating liquidating value in Security Analysis do not include long-term liabilities?

I am reading Security Analysis Chapter 43: Significance of the Current-Asset Value. In the chapter, the author gave a few examples of how to calculate the liquidating value of a firm. However, in ...
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warrants and common stock

A company I have shares in recently announced underwritten public offerings of 10.6 million shares and warrants to purchase up to 10.6 million shares had priced. As a result, shares prices dropped ...
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How to find out the ratio of speculators to hedgers?

When investing, I would like to find out the ratio of speculators and hedgers that are in the market. For some market, such as commodity, I guess you can make an educated guess, yet for many other ...
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When is the best time to apply Straddle stock option strategy?

I have read that option traders use the straddle option strategy before the earning call approaching for a company. How many days close to the earnings call, the traders will buy the options? Is it ...
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Is it possible to short a stock and then buy the company for very low price?

I started investing in some years ago and I have a special skill in picking stocks which are fraudulent and will quickly drop a lot. Some examples were: CLDR which dropped from $10 to $5 overnight ...
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Useful insights to be gleaned from balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow

I'm trying to teach myself how to glean insights relevant to investing in a company from looking at the company's balance sheets and income statements over time. I think this may be considered part of ...
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Sell only a stock profits

Assuming one have 100 stocks of a company. Assuming this stock goes 1% up and down zig zagging for a year. Person A keep his money in the stock for a year and then test results ( profit is 0 ) Person ...
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What are the actual mechanics of rises and falls in the stock market?

I have very little understanding of stock markets/ share prices, etc. I have done some very basic investing- just through a third party, where the actual trading is done for me by the third party, but ...
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Why does the Treasury Stock Method assume that the company in question is the one who gets the proceeds of the exercised options?

Reading about TSM for counting diluted shares outstanding and confused about how things are being worded. I think I understand the procedure of how to do the calculations to get to the TSM diluted ...
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Selling a call option

There has been a lot of discussion about selling a call option. I read a good number of explanations but I didn't get clarity on this. Let's say a stock is trading at $80 per share and I sell a Feb ...
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How to calculate how much stock a company can buy back (factoring in liquidity) and how much they have bought back per quarter?

Is there a way to tell / estimate how much stock a company has bought back during a given period and at what price (I get that you could infer amount by comparing shares on the balance sheets between ...
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What does negative Total Equity mean in McDonald's balance sheet?

What does negative Total Equity mean in McDonald's balance sheet? Please refer to https://finance.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AMCD&fstype=ii&ei=3ZDCWaDdFcyauATPnb6wBg For "Total Equity" row, ...
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Impact of Open Interest or Volume to the Price

The following is the Option Chain for the symbol UBER. There is a high Interest for 40 CALL. There is less interest for 40 PUT. My questions are: What is the difference between VOLUME and OPEN ...
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What does these long wicks mean in a candle stick chart?

What are the long low wicks mean in the following chart? They are highlighted in yellow. The volume stat for the highlighted middle one is given below:
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Candle sticks and effect of index price on stock

The following are the candle stick charts of NASDAQ COMPOSITE, AAPL and UBER for 2/7/2020. My questions from the chart are: There is long high candle wick for NASDAQ and AAPL. But UBER has a long ...
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Under standing bought deals

I'm having trouble grasping the concept of bought-deals. Could someone give me a quick explanation and help analyze the following situation? "Goodfood Market Corp. ("Goodfood" or the "Company") (TSX:...
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Understanding a Trailing Limit if Touched Order

I"m trying to wrap my head around a Trailing Limit if Touched Order that is offered by Interactive Brokers. The order explanation is at Trailing Limit if Touched. What I'm trying to figure out is ...
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What could cause a stock to trade below book value?

A company's book value is the worth of all their assets. What would cause a stock to trade below book value?
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What to check in the Quarterly Financials to know the future price movement?

The following is the quarterly financials for AAPL. What financial result in the list can indicate the strength of the company and it is rightly valued? Does the stock price normally adjusts to the ...
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Reading depth charts and mathematics of price determination

This is a very basic question, and I apologize if this is the incorrect space to ask about the subject of mathematics applied to computational output of price for stocks; however, I am wondering how '...
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What's the wrong with the Yahoo chart showing the wrong price at different times?

The following are the charts from Google and Yahoo Finance for the AAPL stock. A few questions regarding the chart and the prices: The Google chart shows the price of 316.49 at 9:30 AM while Yahoo ...
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Do exchanges or brokers control bulk trade activities?

The following is the chart for AAPL for 1/17/2020. There were two dips before 1:15 PM and at 1:15 PM, the stock went up to close higher. I speculate that the reason behind the surge is the news that ...
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Can I trust the Motley Fool?

A while back I checked out The Motley Fool while doing some research on mutual funds. I found their educational content to be a great overview of what to look for and started exploring. While The ...
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Why do stocks that haved dropped since the launch still get good ratings?

I noticed that the price of some stocks (e.g. CA.PA) have gone down since the launch (in this case ~20 years ago, to -80% at almost linear rate). But for some strange reason the analysts still ...
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Discounted Cash Flow Model - Are Massive Variations Expected?

After reading "How to Analyse Companies and Value Shares" by the FT, I've made my own Excel DCF model for GlaxoSmithKline. The problem is that it gives huge variations in Enterprise Value if I only ...
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When finding the expected return of a stock just by using the closing values how far back should you go?

You can find the estimated expected return of a stock today just by using the closing values but how far back do you go to find the expected return? Do you use all of the closing values since the ...
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S&P divisor and new stock issued

I am trying to calculate net dollar amount of stock issued / buyback, with change in divisor. I am assuming that the divisor only changes with change in stocks as it is market capital weighted index. ...
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Strike Price for Momentum stocks

A trader speculate that a momentum stock can go higher 10% - 20% in the next three months based on the history of it's fluctuations. It can go down also 5% from the current price in the next few weeks ...
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BUY volume that raises the stock price significantly

The following is the chart for Apple on 12/31/2019. As I understand from the chart, the buyers are outpacing sellers, and at 3:00 PM, the stock jumped significantly due to large buying. My question ...
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Discounted Cash Flow Model - Getting Started

I'm trying to create a DCF model for GlaxoSmithKline, but I'm struggling with some of the figures. According to Shares Magazine the net profit for 2018 is £1,345m ((sharesmagazine.co.uk/shares/share/...
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Why do people buy stocks that pay no dividend?

Before recently, Apple Inc. did not give dividend to shareholders. This makes me curious why people buy Apple Inc. stocks; while it might be due to the expectation of selling stocks at a higher price,...
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Finding the Index where a stock is listed and its impact on a stock's price

How do I determine if NKE is a component of the S&P, DOW or Nasdaq indexes and what effect an index has on a stock's price? Is there a technical indicator that indicates if a stock is ...
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Increasing PE ratio good or bad?

Some stocks like sbux, and nke have continuously increasing PE ratio. Is this a sign of company doing well or a bad sign that company is slowly getting overvalued ?
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What is the value that indicates a current volatility?

In the following chart, the price of the stock dropped when it was around 101.25 to 99.15 on 12/20 and the price is fluctuating between 99.60 and 100.60 for the next three days. Is there any technical ...
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What are the implications for Telecom stocks if they are trust-busted and treated as utilities?

There has been some talk among recently Presidential Candidates about how they would like to break up the Oligopolies of telecom providers in the United States if they are elected in 2020. Let's say ...
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What does “more buyers than sellers” in technical analysis of stocks actually mean?

I often hear/read technical analysts looking at volume and price action on a chart and claiming that there are "more buyers than sellers" or vice versa. Since every trade requires a buyer and a ...
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Resistance to Price rise [closed]

The following is the chart for UBER. You can see in the chart that from December 16th to 19th, the stock drops and then try to rise above 30 but can't. The NASDAQ index is rising, but UBER does not. ...
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Is trying to learn day trading a complete waste of time?

I understand there is a lot of people, maybe even most, who believe day trading is far too risky or the person trying day trading won't be skilled enough. I have gotten interested into investing ...
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What does it indicate when the stock price stabilizes around a certain range for many year? [closed]

I was looking at the price history chart of Hindustan Copper Ltd. in Bombay Stock Exchange website and noticed that for around 2 years the stock price was floating in between Rs. 50 and Rs. 70. What ...
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BUY and HOLD rating for a stock [closed]

The following is the rating for the Walmart stock. One is a BUY rating targeting $149.28 in the next 12 months. The other is HOLD. Both S&P and Walmart are at it's all time high at this time, ...
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Stocks Price changes when the Index Changes

Is there a relation between how much the stock value can change when the Index value changes. For example, the stock price of a XYZ stock is $49.37, and NASDAQ index is 8704. The Index drops by (-0....
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Is there a way to find out who is buying or selling off large volume of stocks?

Is there a way to find out who is buying or selling off large volume of stocks? Is there a software/web program for this?
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Why do I see multiple trades of very small quantities?

I see this on a share tracking site (JSE:COH) Time Price VWAP* Volume 10:23 43.40 42.91 4 10:20 43.40 42.91 90 10:13 43.45 42.91 116 10:13 43.45 42.90 884 10:09 43.62 ...
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Will the stock market continue to grow forever?

I am relatively new to investing. I understand that the stock market, in some sense, reflects what happens in the real economy. For example, if the U.S. economy grows, the stock market in the long ...
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It's not a loss until you sell?

When buying stock, there is a widespread saying, namely It's not a loss until you sell. This implies that the price at which you bought is relevant. However, I think that once I have bought the stock, ...
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Should I use regular or adjusted close for backtesting?

In an attempt run few backtesting tasks, I have obtained some historical data. I noticed that there are two closing prices available, regular close and adjusted close. After doing some reading, I ...
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old GM asset values

I have been sitting on 10 units of Motors Liquidation GUV tr cusip 62010U101 and 10,000 of GM Corp Note 7.2%. these assets go way back to the bankruptcy. I assume they are worthless and want to get ...

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