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Meaning of 10-year treasury note price change

At this moment, WSJ quotes 10-year T-note as below: Price: $100 3/32 Price change: -2/32 (-0.08%) Question 1: Where does the -0.08% change come from? To me, it seems the old price is 100 5/32. ...
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Why is SHLD trading at ~$2 when it has $-38 book value?

I took a look at SHLD financial statements and I cant understand why SHLD is trading at ~$2 when it has -$38 book value and a highly negative P/E? What am I missing?
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Does Yahoo finance adjust ETF's historical data for splits and dividends? (not stocks or shares)

On the ETF's graphs I see there are steep falls. There is a legend indicating the ETF was split 1:10. However like Stocks or Shares, I don't see the price being adjusted for splits. Is this correct, ...
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How are candlestick dojis defined technically?

I´m trying to programmatically analyse candle stick pattern: I have historical OCHL data that I want to perform an automated analysis on, via b4j which is a programming language. The thing is that I ...
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How do stocks rise?

If a stock shows great performance on the income statement, will the prices rise gradually or immediately after the release of information to the public?
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What “failure modes” for passive, large index funds?

Is there a way that a passive, large, liquid index fund can completely devalue due to some mechanism (as longs as the stocks it is tracking do not, obviously)? For example, any individual stock can ...
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Identify good US bank stocks to invest based on Loan ratios

I am looking into investing in US bank stocks. What I know is banks collect interest on loans and pay interest on deposits. The difference is called "spread" which contribute to big part of bank's ...
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What stocks do I own from my index funds?

As we know, index funds invest in an "index" of stocks in a particular sector or class. For example, VOO is the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, and it tracks the S&P 500 stocks and invests in them. ...
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what kind of stock graph is this?

this is the same pic with time frame I found this stock,but it has an unusual candlestick pattern,it is a pennystock.
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From the book of Benjamin Grahm “The Inteligent Investor” : chapter 5, pg 115, what does he mean imposing some limit

I am totally new to finance and investing world, hence please bear my basic question. I have a query on Ben's book The intelligent investor Page #115. point #4 it says : The Investor should impose ...
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Calculating Yield with Adjusted Closing Price

I have a data set with stock prices and all stock events through time (with adjustment factors for all events). I'm trying to calculate the yield of holding this stock for a period of time (without ...
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Why are tech stocks risky investments?

I've seen this mentioned so much in writings about intelligent investing, but I don't understand why. Are Amazon and Netflix tech stocks?
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Positive First Quarter results but the price dropped 20%. How can this be explained?

Yesterday TLRD released their first quarter results after market and today they are trading down 20%. Why did their stock price fall 20%. The first quarter report looked to be positive. Is there ...
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Can a Trend be defined?

In the price chart of a stock, commodity or FX, can an uptrend and a downtrend be defined? Can these definitions help someone to thus determine the start and end of a trend without any ambiguity or ...
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Reverse Stock Split with 1 share

I would like some clarification on why my portfolio still shows that I own 1 share of CYTX at an average cost of $3.90, when in reality, I purchased 1 share for $0.39 several months ago? From what I'...
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What factors can cause a sizable difference between “bid” and “ask” prices on a stock?

I have this stock on which the last price (at market close) was USD $9.10/share. However the last bid on it was $8.80 (5) and the last ask was $10.75 (94). The amounts in parenthesis show the number ...
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What is Bearish Bar Reversal?

Recently I saw a comment on one stock, It was as : At 11:57 hrs some stock has formed a bearish bar reversal chart pattern today. A Bearish Bar Reversal occurs when today's high is higher than ...
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Does news that is released during after hours trading still affect the stock the following day?

If an earning report is really good. However it is released the previous day, during after hours trading time. Will it still potentially impact the day? I ask this because I assume that the stock ...
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Automatic ASK price increase when it is reached

Numerous times I have seen the ASK price not increase when an OTC stock reaches that price which kills the upward momentum. Why wouldn't the ASK automatically increase?
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Learning investing and the stock market [closed]

I'm really determined to learn about the stock market, as well as the techniques and terms used in trading and investing. The problem is that there's no one to point me in the right direction, even ...
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Does a stocks price reflect how much the company is making?

I have read a couple articles like the one below, and i am a little confused on what is the facts. Looking a this stock: MSPC They have 5.6B shares outstanding On 2/14/2018 they closed at 0.0001 ...
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How to get information about historical stock option prices for a defunct company?

It has previously been asked how to get historical stock prices for a defunct company: How to find historical stock price for a de-listed or defunct company? I would like to know how to get ...
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After Hours S&P 500

I know that while major stock markets are closed, many instruments continue trading overnight. I imagine that some of these instruments track the S&P 500. Is there some easy way to follow these? ...
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Calculation of different types of earnings per share

I'm confused about how to calculate diluted earnings per share. As far as I know, for any type of EPS, one must divide the earnings attributable to relevant shareholders by the weighted average number ...
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At which P/E ratio can a stock be considered overvalued?

What's the "highest" P/E ratio that can be considered healthy? Sure, someone can argue that company X has growth potential, but even that is limited. For example: Netflix has currently a P/E ratio of ...
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Would earning reports or other filings for a retail outlet include a breakdown of sales by category?

I am evaluating stock traded on NASDAQ for a retail establishment. I want to learn what portion of this establishments sales come from different departments. For example, I want to know if 20% of ...
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If a stock assures that they will never pay out any dividends in the whole future of the company, is it worth anything? [duplicate]

I've had this discussion a lot with friends. It is simalar to this question: If a stock doesn't pay dividends, then why is the stock worth anything? ...But it is actually not the same. Most ...
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Trailing or forward earnings to calculate SP500?

If I have current earnings for the SP500 of $160, should trailing or forward P/E be used to calculate the SP500's price? What is the difference in using one over the other?
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What kind of technical analysis and indicators available for mutual fund navs

In stock trading we have different types of tools such as candlestick, RSI, MACD, Parabolic SAR etc to analysis the trading. Is the same tools can be used for the technical analysis of mutual funds ...
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What does Jim Simons signify by “stocks don’t double in a day”?

Source: D. T. Max. “Jim Simons, the Numbers King.” The New Yorker, December 18 & 25, 2017 Issue He hired another mathematician, whom he’d met at the I.D.A., and they began to create models that ...
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What is it called when a big player buys/sells so much volume of an asset that it changes the price?

Is there a term for when a big player buys/sells so much volume of an asset (stock, currency, gold, etc.) that it changes the price? Is there a name for this type of player? I want to know the ...
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Tracking health of a stock portfolio

Most brokerage accounts highlight the current return on your investment (average cost-basis of your portfolio is X, now market value is Y, so your return is Z%). But I don't find this single metric ...
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Why can more jobs mean more inflation and decreased stock prices? What are other links in the chain to watch out for? [closed]

Many news outlets, such as this one (there are many examples), are reporting that the current US stock sell-off is due to a stronger-than-expected jobs report in January and fears of inflation and ...
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What happened in 1926 that made data on stock dividends reliable?

I read in Boglehead's Guide to Investing (second edition): Stock dividends can be a major source of fund returns. Since 1926, when reliable data first became available, dividends have accounted for ...
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Revenue Vs. Earnings

I have been trying to understand the impact of news and earnings reports on stock price, but this one has confused me. Starbucks released earnings on the 25th and came up short on expected revenue but ...
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Any difference between buying a few shares of expensive stock or a bunch of cheap stock

I don't have a ton to invest. I have $1,000 to put into a stock and I'm eying 3 of them. One is currently trading at ~$100/share, another at ~$260/share and another at ~$25/share. So I could get ~...
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NAV higher than than the share itself - why?

Why should a stock be cheaper than its NAV? A share (not ETF, just a normal share) that I own has a NAV of 163 - but is traded at 142 Shouldn't the trade price be higher than the NAV? What stops me ...
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Legality of Providing Online Stock Advice, as a Shareholder

Is it illegal to provide stock tips on online forums, if you are also investing or have invested in the same stocks?
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Relevance of indicators like RSI for long-term investing

How relevant are indicators like RSI and CCI for investing in stocks when not focusing on day- or short-term trading?
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Bank - bad loan provision & bad debt written off [closed]

I am doing financial health analysis for banks. The health checks involved are: Bad Loan provisions > actual Bad Debts written off ? I check across financial statements, there are 3 related fields: ...
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Better way to calculate earning growth rate to have quick glance on company earning quality

I was wondering, what is a better way, to calculate earning growth rate, to have a quick glance on company earning quality? In ycharts, according to https://ycharts.com/glossary/terms/eps_growth , ...
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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 percent of first post-IPO earnings reports are disappointing?

It seems like every time a company has its IPO, the next earnings report fails to meet expectations and the stock price plummets. Shouldn't expectations be lower considering the frequency at which ...
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Why does high frequency trading remove small bid-ask spreads?

"The major benefit of HFT is it has improved market liquidity and removed bid-ask spreads that previously would have been too small." - Investopedia "The size of the bid-ask spread from one asset ...
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Stock Split mean double the stock units?

Financial Year Subject Subdivision Type Stock Split Description SHARE SPLIT INVOLVING THE SUBDIVISION OF EVERY 1 ORDINARY SHARE IN PENTAMASTER CORPORATION BERHAD ("PCB") INTO 2 ORDINARY SHARES IN ...
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Bollinger Bands and TRENDING market

I have a small question regarding Bollinger Bands: If upper and bollinger bands either converge (both bands are getting more and more close together) or diverge (both bands are getting more and more ...
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How can one protect oneself from a dividend stock with decreasing price?

I'm still learning to invest my money correctly and I found my investing strategy and my goal, but I think there's a flaw in my thinking and I wanted you to give me some advice or point me on one ...
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If a stock has only buyers and no sellers how does its price go up?

I have been watching a stock for the past month. Nobody has been selling it, but every day the price has increased. If there are no sellers, it means there is no trading happening, so how can the ...
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Understanding the Nasdaq insider trading information

I was looking at information about stocks at Nasdaq and noticed that they post information about amount of company stock being sold and bought by company insiders. Nasdaq explains the value of this ...
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Calculating a stock's price target

In the book 'Insider Buy Superstocks', he seems to be calculating price targets like this: [last quarter EPS] x 4 x PE = price target Does that look correct? Is he basing PE off the current stock ...