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The stock market is the community of individuals and corporations engaged in the buying and selling of shares of companies, called stocks, on the open market. Shares of stock are traded on a stock exchange and are tracked on indices such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq.

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Calculation of the stock price [duplicate]

Is the stock price calculated using the midpoint of the bid ask spread like how it is for crypto's or is it actually the the latest price is which bid and ask orders were matched?
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How is stock trading volume calculated?

I want to ask whether the volume is the total amount of shares traded? And half the volume is the number of shares bought and the other half is the number of shares sold. It doesn't seem to make sense ...
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Why do stock exchanges NOT have a maximum share price?

I was reading this question over here Why do stock exchanges have minimum share price requirements? And that got me thinking about why there isn't a maximum share price on stock exchanges? Or are ...
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Is it difficult to sell shares that have become ineligible for the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Connect?

Suppose a non-resident bought some "A Shares" on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (via the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock ...
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Unintended information asymmetry in the stock market caused by options market makers

I just went over a publication "Hedging by Options Market Makers: Theory and Evidence" by Sahn-Wook Huh, Hao Lin and Antonio S.Mello One of the ideas they touch on, is that Options Market ...
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Is any international (ie. non-U.S.A.) foreign financial securities market tax free or significantly less taxed than USA markets?

Hypothetically, is it possible to buy and sell some kind of financial security (ie. stocks, currency, even crypto) in some foreign market and keep the money there and pay no taxes as high as short-...
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What's happening in this scene from Wall Street?

Here's the vid - about one minute into it, you can see the action I'm talking about. I know basically zilch about the stock market. But I have seen something like the scene above in a few movies - ...
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Following a mutual fund's investment pattern in direct stock market

I understand the difference between investing in stock market vs mutual funds and I have also read the main advantage quoted by the mutual fund companies that the experience of fund manager(s) ...
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Why is a company's size often represented by its market capitalization?

The calculation of market capitalization of a company only includes publicly listed stocks. A larger market capitalization company might have issued 30% of its shares while a company having slightly ...
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Preferred stocks vs common stocks and Goog vs Googl? [duplicate]

I've read online and in the literature that apparently preferred stocks don't grow as much as common stocks. That makes sense, but Goog and Googl are closely tracking each other. I suppose Goog is ...
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How exactly does the trading mechanism in the OTC market work?

For a long time, I have wanted to understand how the OTC markets (US) work on a deeper level. I have read through the information on otcmarkets.com but find it to be rather basic. There are of course ...
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Is the S&P 500 really the best index/vehicle for long-term investing?

Nearly every source I've read or heard has said that for long-term investing, the best option is to invest in an ETF based on the S&P 500 Index. The logic is that, over the course of many decades, ...
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Execution price when the trading price jumps over the limit price for a previously submitted sell order

I placed a limit sell order with a price of $11 on a stock yesterday, when the stock was trading at $10. Today, the price jumped up to $12 right at the open. I was worried my order would be filled at $...
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What happens when business practice changes cause profit to drop significantly? [closed]

This is a hypothetical question about how the market might react under these conditions. Let's say we're Acme Works, a multi-million dollar company. Each year, for the past 20 years, our profit has ...
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How to calculate all fees to get exact price or profit on wealth simple stocks

I'm trying to calculate all the fees in a trade for a buy and sell, from me being in Canada (CA). So this is for buying or selling a CAD stock or a US stock. I have some theories but wanted to check ...
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Stock on Stock merger when numbers don't add up

Company A and Company B want to merge After merge, company A stock holders want to have between 51.1% and 51.9% of ownership, so company B holders have the rest The problem is that Company A only has ...
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How is the price of stock decided in an order driven market?

In all the online articles I read, it was written that while placing a market order in an order driven market, trade gets executed either at the lowest ask or the highest bid. But when we go to buy or ...
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Are stocks listed in NYSE or Nasdaq trading at a premium

Are stocks listed in NYSE or Nasdaq trading at a premium compared with stocks listed in Europe, Canada, or other countries? For the same financial situations, such as revenue, income, balance sheet ...
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What is bid size and ask size in wealth simple?

I'm new to wealthsimple app and wanted to know what some numbers mean. If we look at Microsoft stock for example and look at these numbers shown in the app: Bid $259.87 x 17,481 Ask $259.90 x 10,387 ...
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What are the stock fees charged on nonresidents?

When a foreigner invests in the US stock market, are the dividends taxed at 37%? What if the stock does not pay a dividend? Will foreigners be charged anything if the stock does not pay a dividend? Is ...
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How to buy 100 shares when exercising call option

I recently got into options, and I'm a bit confused on how to exercise my contracts. I have an in the money contract. I understant that if I sell to close, I sell the contract at its current price, ...
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Are antique stock certificates that are endorsed/signed on the back automatically “bearer certificates” and of value without proof of ownership?

I have spent hours researching this topic, with no luck. My father (a retired antique dealer) has tasked me with figuring out whether a collection of old stock certificates have any negotiable value. ...
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Are companies listed on Euronext Growth and Euronext Access required to publish financial statements?

Companies listed on the Euronext stock exchanges are classified into "Euronext", "Euronext Growth" (formerly known as Alternext), and "Euronext Access" (formerly known as ...
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What does “handelstype” mean?

I was looking at the trading information for some stocks listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and I don't understand what "handelstype" means. Some stocks have a "handlestype&...
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Stock Volume and Price Trend from Local Exchange

As i see, while trading you can look at price charts and trading volume to make some guess of price trend. This may or may not work. But every time we look at the trends, they are from our local stock ...
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The Venezuela Stock Market Crashed 99.90% on March 15th, 2021. What happened and why?

https://tradingeconomics.com/venezuela/stock-market Was looking at the graph above for the Venezuela Stock Market and the Caracas Stock Exchange Stock Market Index crashed 99.90% over the weekend of ...
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How do you overcome the boredom (and loneliness) of Forex day trading? [closed]

I have two trading plans which I use to day trade in the Forex market for 2 hours a day (8-10 am UK time). Usually I will have between 2-4 valid trading signals each day. I have made more than 80 ...
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What is the point of using a limit order?

I'm pretty new to trading, more specifically day-trading, and on my paper trading account, I am given the option to trade at the market's current value vs. putting in a limit order. I could understand ...
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How does stock trading work in Brunei without a stock exchange?

Brunei does not have a stock exchange (source), although there are public companies in the country. For example, BIBD, whose last traded price was $2.15 on 2021-05-13. How does stock trading work in ...
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Why are warrant liabilities considered a financial loss?

If a company says they lost $2M in Q1 because of: "non-cash mark-to-market increase in warrant liabilities" As I understand warrants, they allow the holder to purchase the shares at the ...
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What are the different dates in a spin off event?

I am new to the Spinoff corporate action and may I know the sequence and meaning of different dates? From TechnipFMC Press release about spinoff (https://investors.technipfmc.com/static-files/84ec4cab-...
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How do shares outstanding affect a stock's price?

When analyzing companies to invest in, one thing to note is their total shares outstanding. What I understand is the more outstanding shares there are, the more investors positions are diluted. For a ...
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Is zero commission stock trading dependent on payment for order flow?

All zero commission stock brokerage firms I have looked at are able to offer zero commissions because of payment for order flow (PFOF). Is PFOF a necessary component of zero commission stock trading, ...
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Which countries do not meet the US accounting standard?

I know Chinese companies do not meet the US accounting standard and do not accept auditing from the American Accounting Association. But how about other countries, such as Russia and Colombia? Besides ...
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How much is a business worth?

I am curious about the chance of buying a listed business. Let's say I want to become the owner of Poste Italiane SpA. Can I buy 50%+1 shares of PST in order to become the owner? How much will I pay ...
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What are ADR prices based on when the foreign stock exchange is closed?

The price of an ADR is based on its underlying security's price on its home stock exchange. However, the home stock exchange is not necessarily open during the same hours as the US stock market. ...
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Difference between stock markets exchange for a stock

I saw a variation of this answered a few times. I wanted to use the example of Reliance Industries (India) On DEGIRO you find it listed under Frankfurt stock exchange and London Stock Exchange with ...
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Need help understanding the use of leverage in the stock market

I am a newbie and need help understanding the leverage. Suppose I have $10k to invest and I decide to invest in 1 stock $XYZ with leverage 1:5 and that I buy 100 shares of this $XYZ at $30 per share. ...
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Are there any studies on the success of day traders? [closed]

If you know about any published research paper on trade accuracy or from broker perspective that what percentage of clients are profitable in day trading.
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What are the biggest determinants for the SEC to successfully enforce market discipline? [closed]

While not a smoking gun, a single New Jersey Deli with four-figure revenue that succeeded in floating 8 million shares and eventually reached a market cap of over a hundred million dollars seems to be ...
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Bond ETF vs stocks versus interest rates

I read that: stocks move in opposite direction of interest rates bond ETF prices move in opposite directions of interest rates bond ETF move in opposite direction of stocks But how can all three of ...
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Should I buy or sell stocks during the opening and closing auctions only?

From what I see, there are a number of advantages of buying or selling stocks during the opening and closing auctions: Huge liquidity. The opening and closing auctions have the largest amount of ...
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What happens when this company goes from the OTC to NYSE?

Agiliti Inc. (OTCMKTS: AGLY) is trading in the over-the-counter market right now and it will be listed on the NYSE very soon. What is the price reaction of this stock on the IPO day? Will the price on ...
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US stock market: How do odd lot orders get filled if they are not advertised to the public?

I recently asked Why didn't my buy limit order become the highest bid? when my odd lot (1 share) buy limit order did not appear in the public list of bids. If odd lot buy orders do not appear in ...
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Are all investors subject to lock-up period during the IPO?

The company receives its full funding amount during the IPO, where it sells its shares to institutional investors. Let's say it sold 1 million shares. Then, when the shares start trading on the ...
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OTC stocks and their foreign stock exchange equivalent

Do OTC stocks trade similarly to their foreign exchange equivalents? I'm looking at a company that is not available for US investors on the ASX, but it has ticker on the OTCQX. My broker shows me ...
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US stock market: Will there be free market depth data in the near future?

Currently (April 2021), it is easy to obtain the best bid and offer (NBBO) of a stock for free. One just has to use a mainstream financial website such as Yahoo Finance or even Google, and one can ...
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What is the relevance of price-time priority when each stock trades on many stock exchanges?

The majority of stock exchanges seem to arrange limit orders by price-time priority. This makes sense when each stock trades on only one stock exchange. If my limit order is the first in line on that ...
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How prices in stock market changes in accordance with demand and supply [duplicate]

Let's assume there is a listed company x. Currently it has 100 shares issued to trade in free float market. Current price of stock is let say 10. Now please let me know if I purchase one share of ...
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I want to know by an example how prices in stock market changes [closed]

Let us assume there is a listed company x. Currently it has 100 shares issued to trade in free float market. Current price of stock is let say 10. Now please let me know if I purchase one share of ...

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