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Personal finance in EFU and NAFA

I have invested in management growth fund from EFU and National bank NAFA. I want to know why my investment is having loss in 4 to 5 months. I have about 140,000.00 loss every month. Should I ...
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Which Benjamin Graham book should I read first: Security Analysis or Intelligent Investor?

I recently graduated from engineering and I want to know more about investing. I'm particularly interested in Benjamin Graham's ideas. I want to read all of his books, but I couldn't decide which one ...
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Where to find stock stochastic oscillator? [closed]

Any someone recommend a good site to find reliable stochastic oscillator graphs? I have looked up online and couldn't find any good reliable source. Stochastic Oscillator can be very useful to find ...
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Why does selling and then rebuying stock not lead to free money?

From what I understand, stock prices go down when large amounts of the stock are sold (thereby lowering the price to attract buyers), and go up when large amounts are bought (vice versa - buyers rise ...
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Where can I find a breakdown of Google stock ownership?

I'm looking for a not too out of date source of information that lists who owns Google stock and how much they own. Is this available online somewhere?
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How to interpret stock performance charts “vs S&P 500”

I'm new to investing, and have been trying to reconcile what various financial advisors recommend for long-term holdings. Some recommend sticking to passively managed index funds, claiming that few, ...
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Announcement of rights offering (above market price) causing stock price increase [duplicate]

I am befuddled by the announcement of a rights offering in which stockholders were given the right to purchase the stock at a price of 5.50$ when the market price was at 4.40$. This seemed very ...
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How much is an asset producing $X/month is worth?

Let's say there is an asset that produces $1000/month. There is a limited amount of them in total, let's say 1000 of them (each generating $1000/month). No more can be printed or generated. This ...
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How is Shooting Star treated when a stock is in uptrend

So I've started learning Candlesticks and I stumbled on Inverted Hammer i.e. shooting star. I was wondering what would I do with it when it appears in a uptrend stock.
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What makes a stock get 40 times avg daily volume without any news?

I have been watching the ticker CDNA for a while now, in 4.5 they released news regarding its newly developed service AlloSure recieving draft LCD which is big news for this kind of company, the news ...
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How do some symbols suddenly have no data?

Specifically, I'm looking at INVN and it has no data. But there are somehow news events about it. I've noticed this has happened before a few times with different symbols. How can there be no data / ...
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company market capitalization to total (annual) stock market capitalization [closed]

I have a panel dataset with 13 countries and 10 years (1999-2009). I'm trying to calculate share/percentage of the average firm market capitalization to average stock market capitalization for each ...
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What factors of a stock help determine its potential [closed]

I'm trying to figure out what are the factors of a stock on the stock market you would look at to calculate its probability of profit vs loss. I'm very new to this, just trying to understand what ...
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How does a stake sale affect a company's stock price?

I've read an article about a company I'm planning to invest in is planning to sell a 20% stake of the company to an unnamed "strategic investor". Proceeds of the sale will be used to "to fund loan ...
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How can Volume be greater than Open Interest?

Notice how at the strike price of 30 and 35 for Puts, you have volume at 22 and 7, but Open Interest at 0. If volume is the number of trades made a day, and Open Interest is the number of contracts ...
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What is a “Triangle” and how do you calculate it?

So while looking at LiteCoin graphs that "analyst" (used loosely because I don't know their creds) put together, I saw this and I was curious how to come to this conclusion. (taken from here https://...
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What is the 'period' defined as for trading indicators?

I see SMA5, SMA50, EMA13 etc.. but it's not obvious what the "period" over which these averages are taken. If I have a graph showing last 24 hours of data and select SMA20, does it average the last ...
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Understanding about Williams' Alligator Indicator?

I recently discovered that Williams' Alligator indicator can be used to identify current stock trend. But there's something that make me curious: Can that indicator only be used for short-term trades?...
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Finding Uncorrelated Assets

I own a particular security. How can I find another security, which has uncorrelated or negatively correlated (anti correlated) returns with the one I already own? I would like both securities to ...
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What does it mean “sell on ask” , “sell on bid” in stocks?

Is there any expression like "sell on bid"? Or is it only "sell on ask". I m learning stocks right now, my coach telling "we just sold on ask". so I wonder if there is the opposite - "sell on bid"?
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Calculating the value of an investors inventory

This is most likely a very trivial question but I thought I should ask since I have no one to talk to about it and also since a google search failed to turn anything up (I also searched this forum but ...
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Chart total return of mutual fund vs. stock with dividends reinvested? [closed]

Using common charting software, how can I best compare total returns of a mutual fund vs. total return of a stock, with dividend reinvestment (DRIP) in each case? Frequently the easy to get charts ...
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Consolidating small Stock holding over many companies

Over the years I have accumulated small stock holding across many companies; some of them are inherited as well. Now the problem is there are around 30 companies stock, with small holdings and values (...
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How do I calculate drift from a series of stock prices?

Say I have stock prices 100 120 140 160 180 200 210 .... X every day for a year. How do I calculate drift and volatility? I am trying to find some formulas online, but I am confused by terms ...
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How did my number of shares get reduced?

I bought 1600 shares of a penny stock for about $90.00. I have been holding this stock for a few years. The company issued new stock at $5.00 per share but devalued my stock to its pre issue of $0....
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Nominal value of shares

If I hold shares that are quoted as "Company XYZ Euro 0.01" But the stock exchange listing is for "Company XYZ Euro 0.0002" (In both cases the numbers are part of the stock name - the price is in ...
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Order book trading / low volume [closed]

In a stock exchange where there is low volume overall , can a trading strategy based on the order book be effective ? Given that you have all the executions and the best five bids and asks. Any ...
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Where I can find S&P 500 stock data history? [closed]

I want the history in excel format. Where can I find this?
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What were the main causes of the spike and drop of DRYS's stock price?

DryShips Inc. (DRYS) started off at $1 million per share, ballooned up to a few million per share between 2007-2008, then it declined dramatically from there. Now it's going for a few dollars. What ...
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Estimating the impact of tax-loss harvesting

Given the prices and trading volumes of a share over the past 12 months, are there any formulas or techniques for estimating either the potential or likely impact of tax-loss selling on the share ...
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How does my broker (optionsXpress) calculate probabilities that the stock will hit a certain price?

My broker, optionsXpress, shows the probability that the stock will touch a certain price (or end up above it) by a certain date. How do they calculate this?
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How much accounting knowledge is needed to read financial statements of publicly traded companies?

"You have to understand accounting and you have to understand the nuances of accounting. It's the language of business and it's an imperfect language, but unless you are willing to put in the effort ...
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At what percentage drop should you buy to average down

Suppose I have bought 10 shares of a Stock 'xyz' @Rs. 100. It keeps falling in a short term but I am bullish on the stock and know that over a long term stock price will go up. I want to buy more to ...
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Why don't SPY, SPX, and the e-mini s&p 500 track perfectly with each other?

These tickers (SPY, SPX, /ES) are all based off the S&P 500 yet the relative lows and highs diverge. Can someone provide a basic explanation what causes this to happen? I feel like it may stem ...
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Is equity research from large banks reliable?

I have access to some deep financial analysis from a large bank, on equity. Since I know nothing in this field, but I'd still like to invest my money, I was about to follow their different advices on ...
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When a Company was expected and then made a profit of X $ then that X$ increased it's share price. or those the Sellers and Buyers [duplicate]

When a Company was expected and then made a profit of X $ then That X$ increased it's share price. or those the Sellers and Buyers? Is it because Company A did a profit of X amount, so X is now ...
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Online stock screener to find stocks that are negatively correlated to another stock/index? [closed]

Is there a free online resource that I can use to find pairs of stocks that are always negatively correlated? For example, I want to find stocks that are negatively correlated w.r.t SPY. On Google ...
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What accounted for DXJR's huge drop in stock price?

On December 27, 2016 the Japan ETF DXJR (WisdomTree Japan Hedged Real Estate Fund) closing price was $26.49. The very next day it opened at $14.05! The 28th was also the same day of dividends of $12....
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How to calculate average drawdown of a trading system?

Let's say that I'm trying to evaluate a FX trading system. I know how to calculate the largest drawdown during a period of time, but how can I calculate the average drawdown or the average largest ...
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What is the math behind Buffett's 2015 Per-Share Investments figure for Berkshire Hathaway?

Multiplying the $159,794 figure by 1.6m shares gets me $262,541,542,000.00. Here's what I did to try and reproduce that figure (amounts in millions): My attempt Which is about 10 billion dollars off....
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Stock pickers market?

I heard the term Stock Pickers Market today. What does this phrase imply? What other kinds of Markets are there?
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Some stock's prices don't fluctuate widely - Is it an advantages?

I'm only now learning about stocks so please excuse any incorrect terminology. Looking at a stock like Oracle, why would one invest in it given that it fluctuates very little? I have an opportunity ...
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Does negative P/E ratio mean stock is weak?

Looking at a stock like TWLO: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/TWLO/?p=TWLO, it has a negative PE. Check the 6 month charge and notice how much the stock has dropped. Here are a few more negative PE ...
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How to spot a multibagger stock? [closed]

I have read stories about people holding a stock for 20 years and getting their investment multiplied by many folds. I want to know if there is any method to spot such stock which can deliver many ...
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Is Investments by Bodie just an expanded version of Essentials of Investments?

I'm looking to start learning about hardcore securities analysis and I see a couple MBA courses that use Essentials of Investments or Investments both by Bodie, Kane, and Marcus. Investments is about ...
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How you make decision on a stock purchase after fundamental analysis? [closed]

I am new to investing and just started practising on a simulator. I wrote a program on Matlab and to analyse various fundamental aspects of a company. These are the aspects computed my program, A. ...
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Calculating returns on a stock: different ways?

I am comparing two ways of calculating the total return on one stock over time and I would like to know if they both make sense. When would you use one over the other and do they have specific names? ...
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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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What are some signs that the stock market might crash? [closed]

I have about one year of experience as an investor and my goal is to aggressively grow my portfolio over the next 40 years for retirement. I have had good success achieving my goal over the last year ...
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Why is the stock market rising after Trump's attack on the TPP? [closed]

So USA are on their way out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the stock market has been rising ever since and is currently (djia, s&p500) at its highest peak in months. Why? Why did ...