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Does exposure to financials in corporate bond funds make sense?

While examining different corporate bond ETFs, I noticed that many bond funds seem substantially exposed to the finance sector. I see percentages of up to 60% of all positions in financial businesses. ...
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Stochastic Oscillator for Financial Analysis

I have been using the stochastic oscillator indicator to get some insight on particular stocks. Below is an example of a 14-day lookup period for K where D is a calculated as a 3-day average of K. ...
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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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Getting correlation from regression slope (Completely stumped)

This question is from a book (Active Portfolio Management), but unfortunately there are no provided solutions. "Assume that residual returns are uncorrelated across stocks. Stock A has a beta of 1.15,...
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How does a stock price chart compare to a performance chart?

I'm new to stocks, and trying to determine the historic behaviour of a particular ETF. However, I find that the stock price chart viewable on my investing site and the stock performance listed in the ...
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How do I Fundamentally Analyze this Stock so I may see if the Company is Running Well?

I have a stock that I am trying to look into called SOG.V or Strategic Oil and Gas LTD. I believe it is a company based in Alberta, Calgary (Canada). The company got hit quite hard from the oil ...
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How often do stocks become worthless?

I just wanted to know because I've had the notion that generally, a stock's price will rise over a long time. Yet, sometimes they don't. I'd like to know how likely it is historically that a randomly ...
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What securities is Return of Capital applicable to?

I am trying to understand to which securities Return of Capital is applicable; I'm especially interested in stocks. From Wikipedia: Return of capital (ROC) refers to payments back to "capital ...
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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 ...
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P/E as market capitalization / net income

Price/earnings ratio is defined as: P/E = Share Price / Earnings per Share If we multiply both the numerator and the denominator with the number of shares, we get: P/E = Market Capitalization / ...
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How much will a stock be worth after a merger?

Suppose I own a common stock in ABC Corp that's currently worth $32.00. Now XYZ Inc and ABC Corp have completed a merger agreement, with XYZ Inc agreeing to pay $36 for each share of ABC Corp, ...
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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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Executing a stop loss at the purchase price?

Is it a good investing strategy to always to execute a "stop loss" on a stock at the purchase price so that you can go and quickly repurchase at the lower price the stock is moving too? Logically to ...
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Rate of change of beta

While viewing data for an individual stock, I always want to see how much the beta has changed. I see this useful for three reasons: Trends (up, down, or stable) in the beta The 60-month beta hides ...
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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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Do stocks that are highly rated by analysts tend to outperform index funds historically?

For instance, on CNN Money if you go under forecasts for any semi-large or larger company you will find the number of buy/hold/sell ratings. Is there any way to find out if over a long historical ...
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What are the ways to price a holding company?

I would like to know how people value holding companies. I guess the most famous one is Berkshire ($BRK.A - $BRK.B). And others exist. These holdings usually have a lot of exposure to realestate, PE ...
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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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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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Which kind of investment seems feasible to have more cashflow every week or month?

My plan is to make close to $2000 a month/$500 a week through investments. For that, I can risk up to $2000 to start with. The following come in to my mind, even if nothing is for sure. 1) If I ...
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How can I identify a likely bull trap?

Ok, so I've been learning a lot about bear traps recently and think I've got it. Based on creating a lead in trendline and a sell line to match, and on the cues in the swings, I'm saying this is a ...
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Equation to determine if a stock is oversold and by how much?

Given a stock, is there any mathematical equation than can determine if that stock is oversold? I will use the equation against all stocks in the market to generate a sorted list of oversold stocks.
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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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Why would Two ETFs tracking Identical Indexes Produce different Returns?

-- Edit -- It turns out that the RPG fund creates an index of "pure-style growth" from the S&P 500/Citigroup PURE growth index, where the IVW ETF creates an index from the S&P 500/Citigroup ...
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How do I interpret this analysis from Second Opinion?

On Second Opinion analysis for a stock I read the following: OPINION: LONG RECOMMENDATION: If you are long, hold current position. Do not initiate new position. Stock is Not a Short Sell Candidate ...
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It's not a loss until you sell?

When buying stock, there is a widespread saying, namely It's not a loss until you sell. This implies that the price at which you bought is relevant. However, I think that once I have bought the stock, ...
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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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Understanding stock market terminology

I have few months of data for some company like opening, high, low, closing, volume . As given at https://www.google.com/finance/historical?q=NYSE%3ABME&ei=DSIeVtGMAYrvuATEsZfACA Can someone ...
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Relative Strength Index: Yahoo vs Google Finance

I'm looking at the RSI for AAPL and noticed an approximate 20 point difference between Google's and Yahoo's RSI. Are they using two slightly different versions of RSI? Or is there some sort of time ...
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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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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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What is the fair value of a stock given the bid and ask prices? Is there such a relationship?

I have often read that the fair value of a stock is the midpoint of the bid and the ask price. That means if bid is 100$ and ask is 101$ then the fair value of the stock is 100.5 $ and if I put in a ...
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What happened to GOOG-stock? Why isn't it 1.000 USD?

I just try to understand what happened to the Google stock. In October 2013 many newspapers wrote that the GOOG stock reached 1.000 USD. When I now look at the charts for this share and scroll back ...
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Why can low volume move a stock price drastically?

Over the summer on days with very low volume, there were substantial movement in the stock markets. Why is this? Is it because there aren't enough market forces in check to really give a correct ...
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What time period is used by yahoo finance to calculate beta

On the stock page in yahoo finance, there is specified a beta value for the stock. Now is there a way to know what time period was used to calculate the beta? Is it the trailing 12 months? Does yahoo ...
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Are there common stock price trends related to employee option plans?

Facebook IPO was May 18th, 2012. I understand that employees are not able to sell their shares until 6 months after the date of IPO (is this correct?). Can we expect the price of Facebook to decrease ...
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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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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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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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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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What Did Benjamin Graham Mean by Earnings Stability in The Intelligent Investor?

On page 386 it lists 5 criteria for stock selection for the enterprising investor. #2 is earnings stability - it reads "Earnings stability: No deficit in the last five years covered in the Stock Guide....
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Market Cap lower than Shares Outstanding x Share Price?

Why would the market cap for a company be lower than its shares outstanding x share price? Example: Meggitt trades at 544 a share with shares outstanding of 801,960,000. Their market cap is 4.37 ...
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What is vested stock and yearly dividends?

I am not a financial specialist but my company has offered me several stock options. Under this agreement, I will get 25,000 shares immediately, after 180 days I get an additional 50,000 vested, and ...
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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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Why does a small number of bid/ask quotes not cause stock price to fluctuate drastically?

Often times I find that the number of bid and ask quotes presented for a stock are quite small in number. For example, just today I was watching a stock whose bid and ask prices looked very similar to ...
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Incorporating real-world parameters into simulated(paper) trading

A bit expanding the question asked here, I want to try and test a strategy using a simulated(paper) trading. As a first step, I have tried to find any brokers who provide a convenient simulated ...
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Why liquidity implies tight spread and low slippage

At this link: http://www.investopedia.com/articles/trading/06/daytradingretail.asp they mention: Liquidity allows you to enter and exit a stock at a good price (i.e. tight spreads and low ...
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Why do moving average acts as support and resistance?

What is the reason that a particular moving average can act as a good indicator of support and resistance for a particular stock? Moving average is just an avg of closing prices over 30 days or 50 ...
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Is there a step-by-step procedure to find a security's intrinsic value?

Recently I was reading about different fundamental analysis approaches, and specifically about Value Investing, as proposed by Ben Graham and David Dodd. This approach describes a strategy which based ...
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Discounted Cash Flow Model - Are Massive Variations Expected?

After reading "How to Analyse Companies and Value Shares" by the FT, I've made my own Excel DCF model for GlaxoSmithKline. The problem is that it gives huge variations in Enterprise Value if I only ...