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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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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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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 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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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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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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Ways to get individual securities from ETF's

Is there a easy way to automatically (ie. through an API or something, not through just reading a prospectus) get information about an ETF's underlying securities? I'd like to write an application ...
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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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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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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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Where to find detailed information about stock?

The typical information about stock is historical prices, volatility and similar metrics that can be easily found. However, where can one found reliable information about the number of issued stock, ...
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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 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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How do you compare the sales of a company like Coca Cola against another company like JPMorgan Chase to figure out the best investment opportunity?

I am wondering how to compare companies from the sales perspective. If I take a look into the balance sheet of Coca Cola) and take a look at the sales, they are pretty clear to understand. If I take ...
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On what time scales are stock support and resistance levels meaningful?

I recently read about support and resistance levels. The basic idea is that if it is the case that a stock usually rises when its value descends close to a certain number, we call that a support ...
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Uni-Select (UNS.TO) Market Cap Incorrect?

Looking at the Uni-Select stock listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (UNS.TO), share price is $31.85. Shares outstanding is listed as 21,295,405 from the company's website (http://uniselect.com/en/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Call option- premium fall with rise in spot price

The premium of the below call keeps falling although the price is increasing and it still has more than a month until expiry. The current spot price is 392. Shouldn't the in the money strike premium ...
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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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Why is it important to research a stock before buying it?

I’ve been thinking about investing some stocks and everyone is telling me that I really should research each stock, look through their financial statements and track the news and understand everything ...
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Can I operate whole investing and trading in US stock exchange staying outside USA?

My sister has just gone to USA and will try to settle down. She wants to invest some money in US stock exchange. But she hardly have any idea of stock market. Now she wants me to operate her investing ...
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Does the FFT of a price series hold any significance?

I'm just wondering whether spectral/frequency information (by means of a Fast Fourier Transform) about a stock's price series holds any significance in investment? My expectation is that it would ...
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Is a robo-adviser worth the risk?

I've seen a lot of talk lately about robo-advisers that manage stock portfolios for minimal expenses. The expenses are usually paid by ETF's. I am not very well versed in all this stock and ...
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Why is this stock price inflated by 70x its real price?

The price for CSP1 (London Stock Exchange) has a short term price history that indicates the prices are roughly 7000% of what they are in reality. For example, on Jan 29th 2016 the price was reported ...
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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 should I look for when looking for stocks that are 'on-sale'?

Considering the stock market is down these days I want to invest money in mainly Large-Cap Stocks and hold them for the long-term. I was originally looking at P/E ratios being lower than average, but ...
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Is it wise to invest in a stock with a large Div yield?

Looking at the stocks for BHP it shows a Div yield of 11.23%. This seems quite appealing to me, despite the fact that the price is going down simply because of the huge interest I would get on my ...
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Is it better to miss the dividend and buy the undervalued stock?

I understand that if you buy a stock on or after the ex date you wont receive the dividend. But as the stock will drop on the ex date, Is this not an excellent opportunity to buy the stock at a ...
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Is there a register that shows the companies with notifiable interest in a stock?

I am based in the UK but the question is global where it applies. In the UK if a company holds more than 3% of stock, they must issue an RNS stating their holdings as they have a notifiable interest. ...