Questions tagged [stock-exchanges]

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Are stock exchanges publicly traded companies themselves?

Are the new york stock exchange, or nasdaq, or any other stock exchanges actually also publicly traded companies themselves? Can one buy shares of a stock exchange operation? If so, what are some ...
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IPO Lock up trade

I have a question regarding how to benefit from major price movements after the end of a lock-up period post IPO. I have seen that in many cases there are no extraordinary movements in the prices in ...
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What is the difference between a stock being “listed” on an exchange and trading on an exchange

US Stocks are typically only listed on one exchange, generally NYSE or NASDAQ. There have been some in the past that were listed on both exchanges, but seems like that isn't something companies do ...
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FX contribution to ETF trackers

I am UK-based investor and I am trying to understand how to read the performance of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) which track major worldwide Equity indices. In particular, there are many ETFs that ...
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Where are digital stocks stored?

If I buy Bitcoins, I can "physically" store the bitcoin on my computer and back it up as much as I want. AFAIK, stocks don't have that option. So where are they stored? For example, if I buy stocks ...
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Is it possible to buy shares of some big company while working as a student in foreign university?

I am working as a researcher in a University outside my own country. I want to know is it possible to buy shares or should I ask for permission from university or the government of that country (Its a ...
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what kind of exchange model is used in a typical large Stock Exchange?

So I have recently understood the meaning of a bid-ask spread and how market makers are involved in this process. However if I am not one of the lucky few 'members' of for instance the Amsterdam ...
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What would be the effect of closing stock market trading for two months to Coronavirus?

We all hear about the massive fluctuations of the stock market due to fears and responses to the coronavirus pandemic. The market also has also triggered "circuit breakers" that temporarily halt ...
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Settle stocks on the same day [T] instead of [T+2/3]

Is it possible to have same day settlement on the stock markets by using more efficient processes and technology? I know that the T+3 settlement was earlier replaced by the T+2 settlement process. ...
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How to find out the ratio of speculators to hedgers?

When investing, I would like to find out the ratio of speculators and hedgers that are in the market. For some market, such as commodity, I guess you can make an educated guess, yet for many other ...
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Why do stock markets end all trading for the day after a 20% fall?

The New York Stock Exchange just halted trading. This CNN entry explains the benchmarks they use to do that The New York Stock Exchange has a series of "circuit breakers" in place to calm investors'...
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What is the difference between a stock/share listed on London stock exchange and New York Stock Exchange

I am looking to buy a stock/share of GlaxoSmithKline I can see it being listen on multiple stock exchanges, as far as I understand a stock can be listed on multiple exchanges. However, what I do not ...
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Yahoo finance chart - interpreting bid and ask values

The market is currently closed, and here is the chart for the previous trading day for AAPL. https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AAPL Next to "bid" it says: 0.00 x 800 Next to "ask" it says: 0.00 x 900 ...
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What is the difference between a stop order and a stop limit order?

New to this trading thing. I understand that a stop order will buy a stock if it hits the given amount that I want to pay. And I think I understand that a stop limit order will buy the stock if it ...
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Option limit order filled at better than previous bid price

I was trying to close out of a position today (buy to close - short call option) and had a limit order active all day long at 0.20. Near the end of the day I got anxious and raised my limit price up ...
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Would investing in an airline be a good idea due to Coronavirus? [closed]

I'm looking at investing in some stock since the market is plummeting right now, particularly Airline stock because travel is way down due to coronavirus. The idea is that if international travel is ...
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Do any exchange platforms offer the ability to activate a trailing stop loss when the price reaches a certain amount?

Let's say that ABC is at $1.10 and my desired entry point is $1. I send a buy limit at $1. The price drops and that order is filled. Next a 2% trailing stop loss is entered that will only be activated ...
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How to calculate stock return

Is there a formula to calculate compound return of a given stock, taking into account dividend and reinvestment? For example, a stock which returns 5% yearly plus a 3% annual dividend (paid every ...
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What exactly is the difference between a clearing house and a counterparty clearing house?

I know this may sound like a stupid question but I have not yet found an adequate definition of the two that can clearly tell me the difference between them.
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Does Fineco Bank support trading on Tokyo Stock Exchange (TYO)?

Does the Italian financial bank "Fineco" supports trading on the Tokyo stock exchange? I can't manage to get this information anywhere.
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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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Reading depth charts and mathematics of price determination

This is a very basic question, and I apologize if this is the incorrect space to ask about the subject of mathematics applied to computational output of price for stocks; however, I am wondering how '...
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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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Why do some startup unicorns lose value as soon as they go public?

It seems that some startup unicorns lose value as soon as they go public (e.g. Uber). Would that mainly be because its shareholders (early VC) eventually want to pull out. And that would be the most ...
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What happens when an exchange delists a company, but another exchage still lists it?

I bought a share on Exchange A with my platform on the usual terms: legal ownership is the platform's and beneficial ownership mine. I've now been told by them that Exchange A is delisting the ...
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Confirming that stocks are listed under my name

I'm new to stocks. Say that I buy a piece of stock through my broker. If I understand correctly, it's listed in the stock exchange as being owned by my broker, with my name listed under "street name", ...
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Finding the Index where a stock is listed and its impact on a stock's price

How do I determine if NKE is a component of the S&P, DOW or Nasdaq indexes and what effect an index has on a stock's price? Is there a technical indicator that indicates if a stock is ...
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Mysterious transaction at market close

Greetings to the community. I am a newbie in stock exchange rituals and i have spotted a regular high volume transaction at market close in a stock that i have in my watchlist. I find both the ...
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How does stock ownership registration work

How does stock ownership/registration work intraday? To give an example, if a hedge fund buys 100 shares on an exchange and later in the day sells them on a different venue such as a MTF or dark ...
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Companies of La Paz Stock Exchange

Where can I see a list of companies listed on the La Paz Stock Exchange (Bolsa Boliviana de Valores or BBV)?
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What is the meaning of the cellular signal icon in Bloomberg stock data?

What is the meaning of the icons highlighted in the image below taken from today’s European Market Opening as shown on Bloomberg?
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How invisible hand adjusts stock prices if company is listed on multiple exchanges, under multiple currencies, and one of the currencies plunges?

I'm an absolute beginner in economics and in the stock exchange and just encountered my first company that was listed in multiple stock exchanges and in multiple currencies. I'm aware of the invisible ...
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how does after hours / premarket trading work?

When I place an order during after hours, is the order processed right away? If I close my position in after hours, is it closed right away? Is my order queued? If so, is it queued on my broker's ...
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What can I do to passively generate income?

I work 3 jobs totaling at 52 hours weekly. I don't have anything of value that I can sell for money. I put $10 into penny stocks a few weeks ago, but they don't gain much. I'm 25, and my savings is ...
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Don't Dark Pools affect the correct price discovery of certain securities?

Given the fact that the non-exchange trading has increased significantly (in volumes) especially in the past decade and also, the fact that the price at which the transactions happen here are hidden ...
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How does exchange match multi-leg option orders?

Suppose I submit an order to open an iron condor or some other multi-leg stock option spread with multiple buys and sells. For example, if SPY is trading at 275, I might want to: sell a call at 290 ...
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What is the difference between these two share classes of an ETF?

I am looking up NASDAQ ETFs that can be purchased in the UK. What is the difference between: EQQQ https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices-and-markets/ETFs/company-summary/...
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Does the stock dividend tax depend on the exchange it is listed on?

Total is a french oil company listed on both Euronext Paris and NYSE. How does the location of the exchange affect de dividend tax? If I buy my shares on the NYSE, does the dividend tax depend on the ...
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On the strategic interest of giving long lasting stock orders

What is the interest of any buyer (or seller) of shares to give a long-lasting buy (or sell) order? I will give an example. Let's say I own shares, currently priced at $10, of a pharmaceutical ...
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How are limit orders executed at market open when the bid price is above the ask price (negative spread)?

In what order and at what price would these orders be executed? Consider the case that both the buyer and the seller submitted orders to their brokers while the market was closed. It seems logical to ...
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How can intraday trading be done when settlement takes two days?

When I buy a stock on the NSE in India, it takes two days for settlement (T+2). Therefore I can only sell that share after two days after the purchase date. Then, how does intraday trading occur (...
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How to distinguish the difference between Market Profile according to Volume and Price?

Recently, I am concerned about using Market Profile in trading. There are two ways using Market Profile including either consideration of volume or change of price. Generally speaking, if we consider ...
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Changing the price in a limit order

I have a question about a limit order, or any non-market order for that matter, like a GTC limit order. My question is that, if I change the price, or quantity, of a limit order, will the system ...
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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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What price will a stock sell at when there's a “negative” spread between buy and sell orders?

Say the current price of a stock is 99.9, and investor A places a buy order with a limit of 101, and investor B places a sell order with a limit of 99 (why would they use limits instead of markets in ...
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Are there any stocks on NASDQ that have no bid or ask price displayed?

Are there any stocks on NASDQ or other electronic exchange that have no bid price displayed? I have never seen such stock but surely there must be a situation that no one wants to buy some worthless ...
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Can a resident of Belgium trade US stocks with Interactive Brokers? [closed]

I live in Belgium and I would like to trade US stocks. I would like to sign up with Interactive Brokers. Would it then be possible to trade US stocks?
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Exchange-traded security that represents the value of a government bond?

Is there an exchange-traded security that represents the value of a government bond? Since the latter have a very large volume, I would be interested to see to what extent private investors can ...
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How does cash accounting work in an exchange?

Edit: I'm trying to create an order matching engine for options trading. I'd like to ask my question by creating a situation: Amy has a short position in a single (1) call option on AAPL. Let's ...
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How do U.S. stock exchanges specifically account for dividends and ex-dividend dates?

At another question about ex-dividend dates and withholding taxes, an answer from Bob Baerker says: Stock exchanges reduce share price by the exact amount of the dividend on the ex-dividend date [...

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