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Questions tagged [stock-exchanges]

for questions that relate to stock exchanges. A stock exchange is a form of exchange which provides services for stock brokers and traders to trade various securities.

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How are stocks traded on multiple exchanges

How does it work, when one company trades on two or more stock exchanges, in different countries? Are the shares bought on the primary and secondary exchanges equivalent ? Can I buy on one, and sell ...
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Describe the Computer Interface of Market Makers?

I don't think market makers spend their day entering spreads. The prices change faster than a human can type and there is too much at stake to risk a mistake. Can someone please explain how market ...
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Why Indices last update time extends market hours?

For example currently during market close DJIA index has last update time of '5:04 PM EDT'. As we know DJIA is made up of 30 major stocks that trade on NYSE & NASDAQ. I wonder all these stocks ...
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Sprint/T-Mobile merger includes 0.13 cash equivalent [duplicate]

The sprint/tmobile exchange rate is 9.75, but what does the remaining 0.13 cash equivalent mean which is also part of the deal?
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why is this UK firm's market capitalization number weird?

https://uk.investing.com/equities/uk-comm-prop-trust Hi, I am gathering UK stocks information through financial numbers. But as I was looking into this firm, I tried to calculate the market ...
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Is KYC information placed in a global database like bank accounts?

When I open a bank account or credit card, it is instantly accessible nationwide just like a credit report. What about opening an exchange account and filling out KYC information in the U.S. or ...
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Can stock brokerages be a publicly traded company themselves?

I searched it on the internets but it seems like it's so common knowledge that there are no articles or explanations about it. From a logical gut-feeling kind of guess, I would say no. Any ...
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Forced buyout - practice and major + / - for minority shareholders in USA

I just read https://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/ibm-acquire-red-hat-completely-changing-cloud-landscape-and-becoming-worlds-1-hybrid-cloud-provider IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), ...
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Why is the number of shares bought and sold on a given day not the same?

Why is the number of shares bought and sold on a given day not the same? Shouldn't there be an equal number of buys to sells?
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What keeps exchanges in modern time from subsuming the role of brokers? [closed]

With the advent of electronic trading, human markets have been mostly replaced, benefiting everyone but the specialists themselves. Why doesn’t modern technology similarly enable exchanges to cut out ...
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Effect of dark pool traded volume on current tape

Imagine stock for some company XYZ opened at $100 and then traded each hour 1000 shares with increase of $1 each hour: 1000 shares sold at 10am for $100/share, then 1000 shares sold at 11am for $101/...
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Trading Order Type to Immediately Buy as Much as Possible of an Asset for a Given Amount of Money

Say I'm interested in buying 300 USD worth of stock A and 700 USD worth of stock B and let's say, for the sake of argument, that it's possible to buy a fractional amount of those stocks (i.e. I could ...
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Cross listing question with example

I would like to ask how it is possible that the company traded on two different exchanges has a totally different stock price. For example: Avast Plc (AVST.L) on London Exchange and Avast Plc (AVST....
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Is volume taken by hidden orders visible to all traders?

Institutions can place orders that are hidden from Level 2 book. Do these order remain "hidden" after they execute? Imagine AAPL bid and ask are $157.90 and $157.92, and, there is a hidden order for ...
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What is the meaning of ^ symbol for SPX

I've seen symbols SPX and ^SPX, is there any significance for the symbol "^"?
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How do you know if stock warrants are american or european style?

On interactive brokers i was looking at some put warrants for GE which are being traded on the frankfurt exchange but i don't know if i can exercise them when i want, since I don't know if the ...
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How to convert odd number of Volkswagen ADR sharesto regular shares?

I am in an investment club. We owned 33 shares of VLKAY I understand its a 5:1 conversion to regular shares. Not sure how to go about the transaction. Our broker converted the 33 shares into 6 ...
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How do the different branches of the NYSE interrelate?

If I look at the trading hours announcement of the New Stock Exchange, I see that there are seven different entities listed (NYSE, American, Arca, National and 3 options-related entities). How are ...
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What did a stock exchange look like 200 years ago? [closed]

Stock prices on the public exchanges fluctuate rapidly. Two hundred years ago, there wasn't a digital world to display these constantly changing prices every millisecond. What did a stock exchange ...
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Difference between stock price at two markets

can someone explain me how it is, that for example same company stock on Frankfurt exchange is +50% and on TSX is -10% (same day). Do they have fixed amount of shares on every other exchange?
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Can an online stock broker manipulate your bid and ask price?

I have been using Interactive Brokers for an year and a half now, trading stocks and cfds and I have been largely successful, almost 70% return on my investment. The spread between the bid and ask ...
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Is market frozen when orders are executing

Looking around I haven't found an answer to this simple question. My understanding: When the bid price exceeds the ask price (can you call this negative spread?) then orders start to execute. ...
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Spreads on taker-maker exchange

Intuitively, I feel that, for a given stock traded on 2 exchanges with different price structure (i.e., exchange A is maker-taker, exchange B is taker-maker), the spread should be wider on exchange B (...
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Is there a way to find out which stocks are scheduled to be delisted?

Often there are buyouts or corporate actions or other reasons that cause a stock to be removed from an exchange (delisted). Given a specific company and specific situation, it's often possible to ...
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Can unlimited liability companies be present at the stock exchange?

One day my lawyer told me to pay a big attention to the legal form of the company I invest. Generally, there are limited and unlimited liability companies. In limited one, in case of bankruptcy I ...
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Do I need a day trader account if I need to buy at today's close and sell at tomorrow's close everyday? [closed]

I am working on an algorithm for swing trading where I buy at the close today and sell at the close tomorrow. It worked well in the simulations that I ran but I would like to test it in the real ...
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Why don't options exchanges allow limit orders to include delta?

Since all options price models predict a delta (i.e., the theoretical ratio of option price change to underlying stock price change), I'm guessing most options investors and market makers are ...
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Should retail investors study exchange rules?

The NYSE has just shy of ten-thousand rules in their rule book. That ain't exactly light reading material either. If a retail investor is an active trader on NYSE, how well should they have studied ...
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What % of the average daily volume of a stock can be purchased without affecting the price of the stock significantly? [closed]

If I'm aiming to buy a stock at close and sell it at close tomorrow, speculating that the price will increase by then, how many shares can be purchased without affecting the price of the stock such ...
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Identifying the market of a stock

I am completely new to stocks, but i want to try to buy stock from another market - other than my country. So how can i figure out data for a particular stock? Even the most basic, how can i find, ...
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Why would a long term option contract that's “in the money” trade at exactly the difference between strike and stock price?

A stock currently trades at $70.05 has the following option contract: 3/1/2019 $44 call The bid of this call is $26.05 which is the call's intrinsic value (the difference between $70.05 and $44.00)...
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Portugal's stock market vs France's stock market [closed]

I am 23 years old and I'm just diving in to the world of investing in stocks and funds. I wonder if it would be worthwhile to invest in French stocks. My father has invested for about 15 years and ...
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What value do I add buying stocks in the secondary market?

I'm trying to understand some fundamentals of what it means to invest in the stock market. This question and the answers have been helpful to me: Why does demand for stock rise when a company appears ...
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what kind of stock graph is this?

this is the same pic with time frame I found this stock,but it has an unusual candlestick pattern,it is a pennystock.
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Is market order a special kind of limit order?

Is market order a special kind of limit order: is a buy market order equivalent to a limit order with very high (e.g., 10x trading price) buy price.
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Is there benefit in waiting for a stock market to open?

I am planning to purchase shares of a particular company that produces electricity using renewable wind power. The share price after market closure yesterday was 13.60. The price has been remarkably ...
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How to check I own a stock not involving a broker

I want to check whether stocks I bought with my online broker are really mine. Obviously I can use my broker's desktop application, web-site, or go to their office and ask. The question is: "Is ...
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How to close Indian Demat account?

I am unable to close my Demat account, as I hold few shares of a company which is no longer traded in the market, my dp advised I have to transfer it to another Demat account if I wish to close it, I ...
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What if company total share value are more and assets are less

Suppose If any company have $10m total valueation and issue the shares than when company have total $12m value but shares are selling at more than that value does it affect anything or is it illegal ...
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How do NYSE de-listings unfold?

If a stock gets de-listed from the NYSE, then I would guess that it is done secretly because if prior notice was given, then obviously there would be panic selling. Also, anyone who knew about the de-...
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How are buys executed? [duplicate]

Looking at any given stock, I can see top ten Sellers (cheapest first) and top ten Buyers (highest first). Question is.. does the top buyer buy down through the seller list until satisfied, then buyer ...
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How is the spread devided between buyer, seller and market maker? [duplicate]

For a given stock, if: a seller places a sell limit order at 100 dollars; a buyer places a buy limit order at 200 dollars; At what price will the transaction be executed and who will pay/get how ...
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Bought stock at higher price than current price

I wanted to buy stock ABCD at a price of 880. The current price was 900. When I bought, I set 980 instead of 880 and it was fully executed. I don't understand how it is possible to buy stock at a ...
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How to find stock exchange symbols (not security symbols)? [closed]

I have been searching high and low, but couldn't find a comprehensive list. How can I find symbols for the different exchanges? I am not looking for the symbol of a security like AAPL for Apple Inc, ...
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Deviation between European and American Stock exchanges

I live in Germany and I am trading stocks for around 6 months. My favorite stocks so far are mainly the big tech companies that we all know (Alphabet, Amazon) as well as the according indices (e.g. ...
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If I buy and sell a zero commission stock, would I lose any money?

If I were to use Robinhood for zero commission stock trading, does that mean that if I were to buy $100 dollars in a stock and immediately sell it I wouldn't lose any money? I'm trying to make sure I ...
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Questions about Multi Exchange Listed Equities

I hold a position in a Canadian oil stock that is on the TSX as well as the NYSE. I read this post: Are stocks only listed with one exchange in one place? but still had some questions Are Multi ...
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Functional Question About Maker/Taker Markets

I have a question about the workings of a maker-market. This works for basically any product, but the example is quite nice for cryptocurrencies (due to their high volatility). Consider a (fictitious)...
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What happens when bid and ask orders expire?

I understand what bid and ask are, but I want to know whether they have any expiration date. If both have, what happens when both expire?
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In trading, what will be the ticker market price, ticker top buy and top sell value if order matches with multiple orders?

If a buy order matches with multiple sell orders say 50 orders in one go, then when will the ticker top buy / top sell / market price will change? a) After buy order matches with first sell order? or ...