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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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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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What does negative Total Equity means in McDonald's balance sheet?

I was wondering, what does negative Total Equity means in McDonald's balance sheet? Please refer to https://finance.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AMCD&fstype=ii&ei=3ZDCWaDdFcyauATPnb6wBg For "...
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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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CandleStickChart: How to understand the timestamp of a candlestick

I'm in the process of learning to read candlestick charts. Many websites using candlesticks will display a single timestamp if you hover the mouse over a candle. Since a candle is a visualisation of ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a name for this type of pattern with ultra strong support and resistance?

This particular example is from DBC. I see it a lot on low volume stocks and penny stocks. Is there a technical name for these kind of resistance lines / patterns? Is there any way to make sense of ...
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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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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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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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Earnings Per Share Metric on Google Finance vs. Yahoo Finance

I'm new to both sites (and investing) and I noticed that EPS on Google Finance is different than that of Yahoo's EPS metric (e.g. GE's EPS as of March 18 is Google: 1.01, Yahoo (Diluted EPS): .89 ). ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Why do passive ETFs require so much trading (and incur costs)?

As far as I've understood, the idea of passive ETFs is to track an index. Typically, the index is a value-weighted stock market index, such as the S&P500. Now, if I'm not mistaken, tracking a ...
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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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Why was S&P 500 PE Ratio so high on May 2009

When I looked at S&P 500 PE Ratio chart today, I am surprised that the PE ratio was so high on May 2009, which was 123.73, and it decreased dramatically afterwards. I have no idea why this ...
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What does net selling or buying of a stock mean?

What does it mean when some one says that today there was a lot of net selling or buying in a stock. What does it mean because for every selling there is also a buying going on then how can you ...
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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 ...