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How to trade fundamentally good stocks over the short to medium term?

Once I have determined a company to be fundamentally good and I determine that it has good future growth and value, what is a good technical method to profit from the stock of this company over the ...
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S&P500 Price vs Real Price

I'd like to do some analysis on Robert Shiller's S&P500 historical data. The data includes the monthly price, dividend amount, and earnings. It also includes the monthly real price, real dividend ...
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Will the number of shares in market increase when Venture Capitalists sell their shares?

In my understanding, the shares issued to the public during IPO is from a different set of pie and the shares issued to VCs during series round of funding is from a different set of pie. So after IPO, ...
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What are the mathematical techniques used in stocks market? [closed]

I have been reading several forums and about investing in Stocks Market, and gathering information about different strategies, mainly Buy and Hold. Now, as a mathematician (We are supposed to be ...
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How can you correlate a company stock's performance with overall market performance?

How can you correlate a company stock's performance with overall market performance. Suppose if market are high from last day close and a stock of a specific company in negative [fallen from ...
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Stop Order - Question

I have question for stop order and would need someone, an expert, to please check my statement whether I am correct or wrong. I think the statement is correct but just want to double check: Both Stop ...
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What happened to Home Depot's Stock in 1988?

I was exploring various stocks this morning on Google Finance, and I came across some strange behavior for Home Depot (HD) in 1988. For the entire year, the stock traded incredibly low, and at ...
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Why do some stocks have a higher margin requirement?

When a stock is leveraged 2X or 3X, it will have a higher margin requirement for obvious reasons. For a non leveraged stock, what does a higher margin requirement say about that stock? Here are some ...
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Company publishing Standalone but not Consolidated financial results

Some companies publish Standalone result time to time but not consolidated result. Ex- ABC company is publishing Standalone quarterly results ,but not publishing consolidated result since last 2 ...
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Resources for real time market intelligence

What are the best resources to obtain real time news that have a direct impact on the markets? If Im trying to research in the pre-market hours for the most up-to date information that will move ...
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How come we can find stocks with a Price-to-Book ratio less than 1?

I was wondering, if there is such a stock, why isn't everyone getting it as there is supposedly no risk. For instance, a stock like NYSEARCA:VDE has Price to Book: 0.78. Div yield: 1.99. Growing net ...
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Why is AT&T's stock price declining, during the days that they announced the acquisition of Time Warner inc.?

Why does the stock price decline when a seemingly promising acquisition is announced & agreed on?
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Feasibility of using long term pattern on short term investments

In the stock market, Can one use the knowledge for long term investments, such as, patterns recognizing points of reversals, to profit from short term trading? in other words, is the pattern of the ...
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Is there a way to take advantage of nice numbers?

I've recently started with the stock market and I've found a handy tool on the app that I'm using to trade (Commsec) called Depth which seems to show all the different buy and sell orders that people ...
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Why Am I Showing Different Markets for the Same Stock on Different Sites

I have recently been looking at some penny stocks, and I've noticed that for some I see the OTC market that is listed as different between various sites and I'm not sure why? Which should I trust? ...
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Would selling significantly below market affect the value of a stock

Say a stock is selling at about $50.00 and I have say, 1,000 shares. Now pretend I want to tank the price, in your experience, can selloffs be triggered by say, selling the 1,000 shares at say, $5.00 ...
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Stock Dividends & Splits: Are they always applied over night?

I'm using historical stock data, and I am wondering if I need to account for dividends, splits, and corporate actions during a trading day? I know that they often occur at the end of the day, and an ...
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How is ATR multiple calculated in Trend “Turtle” Trading?

I have been reading a few books about trend trading and the famed "Turtle" strategy. One concept that is evading me is how the ATR multiple for risk is calculated. I think I understand how to make the ...
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Why do people build a stock portfolio if one could get a higher return from bank interest than dividend per annum?

I was looking at stock prices and dividends the other day, and wondered this. Large companies whose shares I was looking at had dividends of the order of ~1-2%, such as 0.65%, or 1.2% or some such. My ...
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What financial data are analysed (and how) to come up with a stock recommendation?

I want to have a glimpse of what stock analysts do with financial data and how they analyze it to come up with a recommendations like: Buy, Lighten, Sell, Sell into Strength, Range Trade for a certain ...
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Valuing a company and comparing to share price

I'm trying to get my head around how to value a company beyond its P/E ratio. How can I value a company, taking into account potential growth and compare it to its current stock price? I understand ...
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dividend cover ratio for stocks

Is there a source for a US stock's dividend cover ratio? Dividend cover in respect of ordinary share capital may be calculated as follows: Dividend Cover Ratio = Profit after tax - ...
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What can make a stock price rise without good news or results?

Let's say a stock was around 60 for a long time (1 year). Now all of a sudden it increases more than 15% in 2 days. Without any earnings result coming or good result anticipated by market and without ...
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Are the stocks of competitor companies negatively correlated?

Are the stocks of competitor companies negatively correlated? e.g. if Sony goes up in price, will Samsung fall?
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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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Why does a stock price drop as soon an I purchase several thousand shares at market price?

I have at times bought thousands of shares of a stock but every time it seems the share price dips right after my purchase. Is this just bad luck or part of the process?
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Analyze a security using Benjamin Graham's Defensive Investor Criteria

I would like some help evaluating a security using Graham's Defensive Investing Criteria (Chapter 14 of the Intelligent Investor). As an example security, let's look at NYSE:MEI and each of the ...
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Dividend yield for multiple years?

I am looking for an indicator of percentage of dividend stocks about last 5 (?) years. It is easy to find info about dividend of last year (Dividend_yield but I cannot find an indicator for multiple ...
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Stocks by sector on italian market? [closed]

I need the list of all stocks exchanged on italian market by sector: chemistry, goods. It would be enough the list of actions divided by sector. The aim is to study what are the "best" (in my ...
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Can I profit from anticipating a drop in value?

Suppose there is an investment, such as a stock, which I currently own no units of. I predict this investment will soon drop in value. I have no reason to predict that the investment will bounce back ...
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Optimize return of dividends based on payout per share

A cursory search with the title of the question would most likely point a person towards looking at Div. yield or P/E ratio. The closest I term I can find to what I describe is Div. per share (DPS). ...
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Why would the price of a stock remain steady after a private placement announcement?

I'm a novice investor and ran across something that I don't understand. I own shares of Aureus and recently found this notice; On June 15, 2016, Aureus announced a private placement (the "Private ...
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Why doesn't change in accounts receivable on balance sheet match cash flow statement?

If we take a look at the balance sheet for Microsoft, I see Net Receivables as 21,485,000 [2014] and 19,118,000 [2013] On the cash flow statement, I see Changes In Accounts Receivables as (1,120,000)...
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What is the buy-hold-sell indication based on?

On websites such as Reuters an "analyst consensus" is displayed in the form of a buy-hold-sell sliding indicator. What is this indication based on?
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What is the difference between current and non-current liabilities?

Take this page: http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices/stocks/summary/fundamentals.html?fourWayKey=GB00B1YMN108GBGBXASQ1 Under liabilities you have current and non-current liabilities. ...
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What does a negative value mean for a liability on the London Stock Exchange Fundamentals page?

Take this page : http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices/stocks/summary/fundamentals.html?fourWayKey=GB00B1YMN108GBGBXASQ1 Under non-current liabilities What does a negative value mean ...
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Stochastics indicator reverses prior entering the oversold/overbought zone

Often I've notice Stochastics doesn't enter the oversold/ overbought and reverses to opposite direction. I understand while trending or while strength is on one side stochastics tend to reverses in ...
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How can I find out what is the total US markets dividend payout of all companies in 2015?

I'm writing a paper and couldn't find a good source for what is the total dividend payout of all companies in the US markets in 2015. Where can I find numbers for this?
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stock for a particular brand

Let's say that I'm convinced that "Windows Phone" will grow more popular than "iPhone"/"iOS". I would like to invest my money in this. The stock market is overwhelming for me. I don't understand how ...
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NYSE exchange company selling stock to raise funding

When a DOW company offers a large number of stock for sale to raise funding for growth projects does price of existing shares general go up or down
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Average Price of a Stock

I realized that most finance and stock screener web sites don't provide the metric of the mean (average) price of the stock over a certain period of time, for example, the mean value of AAPL shares ...
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Is there a free, online stock screener for UK stocks? [closed]

Does anyone know if there is a free online Stock Screener for UK stocks, especially for the companies in the FTSE100? I'm looking for something similar to the Stock Screener created by Google Finance,...
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Why don't companies underestimate their earnings to make quarterly reports look better?

We have a TV on financial news in the office, and I always see reports of companies meeting their earnings estimates or failing to meet them. Even if a company misses the estimate by a very small ...
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What is the term for the quantity (high price minus low price) for a stock?

I believe my professor called this variant price, but I am not certain. Is there a standard term?
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How might trading volume affect future share price?

I want to know how to determine the coming ups and downs in share price using the trading volume that can help me analysis for coming events. Is there any reasonable technique for this purpose? For ...
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Price movement behaviour before earnings announcements

Is there a typical price movement behaviour seen before the earnings announcement? Which of my following happens often? As the announcement approaches, Stock holders mostly hedge the uncertainty ...
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Basic Algorithmic Trading Strategy

I was searching the web for basic algorithmic trading concepts and came across the following article. http://www.investopedia.com/articles/active-trading/101014/basics-algorithmic-trading-concepts-and-...
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Calculating the Free Cash Flow (FCF)

I'm working on fundamental analysis on a public company, and am trying to calculate the Free Cash Flow for Facebook (FB) for the latest quarter - ending Sep 30, 2015, as shown below and would like to ...
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How to measure systematic risk of a stock?

Is there any indicator or measure which can be used to determine the degree of corellation of a stock with the broader market. I like to find stocks which are least bothered by either bull or bear run ...
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Comparing an Income vs Growth fund

Looking at FRIFX vs FRESX - the former is an income REIT, the latter a capital growth fund. Does the view at Google Finance compare the performance of both funds assuming all dividends from the ...