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Who puts out buy/sell orders during earnings reports or other scheduled relevant information? [closed]

I understand that some stock traders try to quickly act on public information to make profits, for example. In the case of scheduled releases of information, however, why do people keep buy or sell ...
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What does “issued XXX and YYY shares” mean?

I'm looking at a random company, Hain Celestial Group (HAIN). Their 10-Q from 2014-11-07 says on the first page: "As of November 3, 2014 there were 50,460,313 shares outstanding of the registrant’s ...
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Does revenue for a company matter when evaluating stocks?

Company X has annual revenue of 100 million, and net profit of 20 million. Profit margin = 20/100 = 20% Company Y has annal revenue of 500 million, and net profit of 20 million. Profit margin of = 4% ...
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How do I calculate the quarterly returns of a stock index?

I was reading an article and it stated something along the lines of (not accurate figures): Quarter | Stock Index % Change In Quarter Sep 2011 | 5.21 Dec 2011 | 4.69 Mar 2012 | 3.20 June 2012 | -...
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Gauge the strength of the resistance level of a stock just using EMA

Say I calculate the 200-day EMA of a stock to be $25. The stock currently trades at $22. I see from the historical price action that it has touched $25 and failed to break it two times in the past 4 ...
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Understanding a Trailing Limit if Touched Order

I"m trying to wrap my head around a Trailing Limit if Touched Order that is offered by Interactive Brokers. The order explanation is at Trailing Limit if Touched. What I'm trying to figure out is ...
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How to graph the market year over year? for example Dow Jones Index

I understand the notion of the market being memory-less and we should not use the history to make future decision. Also, I see in this site there are mentions of specific times in a year where the ...
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Intelligent Investor Example from Chapter 1

As per Intelligent Investor Chapter 1 example In 1965 the investor could obtain about 4½% on high-grade taxable bonds and 3¼% on good tax-free bonds. The dividend return on leading common stocks (...
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Calculation of different types of earnings per share

I'm confused about how to calculate diluted earnings per share. As far as I know, for any type of EPS, one must divide the earnings attributable to relevant shareholders by the weighted average number ...
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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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What forms (S-1, 8-K, etc) and keywords in news headlines signify dilution?

I'm trying to create a program to scan a news RSS feed for stocks that are in the process of getting diluted so that I do filter the market down to a few stocks and then do extra research on them. My ...
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How can there be two stock tickers for one company?

I was doing some research and came across two stock tickers with the same name eseentially, and the tickers are MDCN and MDCND. I'm not sure what each of these means and how this works within the ...
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Book Value vs Market Value of PWT.TO

I'm new to this forum, so please excuse if my formatting or something is wrong. Anyways, I had a question regarding stocks. The particular question is regarding PWT.TO; Penn West Petroleum Ltd. on ...
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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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Collaboration on Technical Analysis

I am looking for a community that allows users to share technical analysis thoughts, ideas, and techniques. Is anyone familiar with such a site? I am NOT looking for an article site like motley fool ...
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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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Peter Lynch Style Investing Question

I’m looking to build a portfolio using the following Peter Lynch Style strategy. What I’m wondering is, do you think this is a good approach? Is there anything you’d change about it? Here’s the ...
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Meaning of IV for a strike

As I understand it, IV is defined as an annualized 1 standard deviation range for an underlying. So what is the meaning of implied volatility for a strike? The IV on each strike is calculated by ...
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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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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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Calculation for Hypothetical Short Position

I'm trying to calculate the gain on a short position. I think I have the correct calculation, I just want to make sure I am correct. Here's the data: 1. Entered position with stock price at $28.07. ...
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Why are Key Statistics for the same company different on various sites?

I'm looking at the same company (doesn't matter which) across Yahoo, Google, Reuters etc and the key statistics differ. For example. The Return on Equity for 32Red Plc (TTR.L) is: Yahoo - 46.73% - ...
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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 do stock analysts estimate the earnings for a publicly traded company? What about costs?

I assume that if one was a careful study of a company, you could determine revenue by surveying consumers and determining how much inventory is being sold, but I don't see how an analyst could gain ...
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Why do P/E ratios for a particular industry tend to cluster around particular values?

The answer I've read on this topic is that a new industry with a lot of growth potential (software, biotech, etc.) tends to have the stock priced at a premium in order to reflect the growth 'potential'...
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Where can I find itemized list of earnings from S&P 500?

I'd like to invest in the S&P 500. I want to know where the earnings come from. For example if my return on a share was $100, I'd like to know what percent/dollar was from which industry (ie. tech,...
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Why bid and ask do not match the price at which the stock is being traded [duplicate]

For a particular stock, the stats look something like this: Price: 54.55 $ Bid: 54.54 $ Ask: 54.55 $ Now if I place a market order, will it get executed at the Price (54.55 $)? My guess is yes. Now ...
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Simple tool for running what-if analysis on a set of ticker symbols?

There are a lot of heavy-duty portfolio analysis tools out there, but what I'm looking for is (I think) much simpler. I simply want to: Enter a ticker symbol (could be mutual fund or ETF), along with ...
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Advice to decide when to sell growth stocks

I’m buying diverse sized stocks for growth (aka, I don’t want a short-term return, if not, keep them for a while). I would like some advice in relation to when I should sell a stock. I read several ...
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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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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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Why don't institutions share stock recommendations like Wall Street analysts?

The article Track Institutional Buying, Not Analysts states that: Mutual funds, insurance companies, pension funds and other institutional investors rely on their own research. Contrary to ...
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Does price of stock reflect earnings

If a company's earnings keep rising and the stock price keeps falling because of other factors such as lawsuits, tariffs etc., is there any guarantee that the price will rise eventually? When does ...
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Question about protecting yourself from company not beating earning estimate

I'm new to this site and thought I'd start off with a quick question. Let's use Advance Auto Parts (AAP) in my example. Let's assume you are looking into buying AAP and you do all the research you ...
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How do stocks rise?

If a stock shows great performance on the income statement, will the prices rise gradually or immediately after the release of information to the public?
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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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How often does a stock price change and where is this defined?

Let's suppose I want to collect stock prices for let's say AAPL on NASDAQ. Where do I find information on how often an official stock price is calculated? Is it every millisecond, every second, or ...
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What are some strategies for profitable buying of naked options (call / put)?

I prefer naked options of the index and stocks for obvious reasons. I would like to know some strategies to remain profitable with it. Note: I choose first out the money (strike price) option ...
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Would investing equally in all 30 companies which comprise the DJIA net the same performance as the DJIA?

I'm new to investing, so I'm hoping someone could clear this up for me. As I understand it, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) comprises of 30 major American companies. Let's say, hypothetically ...
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Learning investing and the stock market [closed]

I'm really determined to learn about the stock market, as well as the techniques and terms used in trading and investing. The problem is that there's no one to point me in the right direction, even ...
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Resources on how to be a short term trader?

I want to learn the math and logic that the pros talk about like correlation, volume, trends... in order to trade stock with some underlying fundamentals instead of luck. I would like to learn how ...
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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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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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What is Bearish Bar Reversal?

Recently I saw a comment on one stock, It was as : At 11:57 hrs some stock has formed a bearish bar reversal chart pattern today. A Bearish Bar Reversal occurs when today's high is higher than ...
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Why do some companies (like this company) have such a huge per share price?

Questions Why would they do this, I can't imagine what type of liquidty issues they may have, I know stocks like Berkshire (where stocks are kept high to dissuade short selling, excessive voltailty ...
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Rate of return of stock index

One can always see on the news for example, the movement of stock indexes. Say for example: S&P +5.15 (0.05%) or S&P -0.57 (0.001%) But how would I calculate the 2 numbers above? (+5.15 and ...
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Bed Bath and Beyond: Q1 or Q2

Why do the news releases say that Bed Bath and Beyond released its Q1 earnings. Shouldn't it be Q2 earnings right now? On Yahoo finance, it says the recently released report was Q2 but BBBY says that ...
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What factors can cause a sizable difference between “bid” and “ask” prices on a stock?

I have this stock on which the last price (at market close) was USD $9.10/share. However the last bid on it was $8.80 (5) and the last ask was $10.75 (94). The amounts in parenthesis show the number ...
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Stock Split mean double the stock units?

Financial Year Subject Subdivision Type Stock Split Description SHARE SPLIT INVOLVING THE SUBDIVISION OF EVERY 1 ORDINARY SHARE IN PENTAMASTER CORPORATION BERHAD ("PCB") INTO 2 ORDINARY SHARES IN ...
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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://...