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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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Is there a way to know when institution is buying to the level of days instead of quarters?

https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/amd/institutional-holdings NASDAQ lists institution ownership only to the resolution of quarters. For example, the dates are 06/30/2021 which refers to ...
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Should I switch my investment from one mutual fund to other? What should be the mathematics behind it?

Take an example of two mutual funds: A and B. For simplicity, following are assumptions: Both funds always perform exactly same (same fall or same growth depending the direction of market). Let us ...
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What does the the future growth rate produced under the Efficient Market Hypothesis means?

Lets say I am using the dividend-discount model (DDM) to figure out the share price of a company and I also believe that markets are efficient, what does the long term/perpetual growth rate produced ...
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Sold to close options and Robinhood charged $0.04, but why and how?

This morning I BTO'd 5 call options for $30 and an hour later STC'd for $70, a $40 profit. Robinhood took $0.04 on that STC order, but I can't reason about how or why? Their fee schedule says that its ...
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Why does the DJIA take a dip on the 19th of every month since May?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has a brief downward spike on the 19th of every month since May 2021, except where the 19th falls on a weekend - so, May 19, June 18, July 19, August 19, September 20. ...
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Sell Stop-Limit triggered on bid or ask?

If an option has a spread of BID $1 and ASK $1.50 and a sell stop-limit is placed with a STOP $1.20 and a LIMIT $1.15, is the stop triggered by the bid or the ask? That is, this order will not try to ...
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Today, can one buy stocks in a stock exchange market without being a registered member of that market?

Stock exchange markets are not my expertise and I don't know all the markets in the world (let along the history of generally any one of these markets), but all those I know do require registered ...
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When does timing the market make sense

There is a saying that don't time the market and I think it's true, I've noticed I under perform when I try to time market over a long period. So when does it make sense to actually time the market? ...
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What are the reasons behind the index going higher and higher every year? [closed]

The following is the chart for NASDAQ from the year 1981 to 2021. The chart shows: Index went so higher in 2000 to 5000 points Bottomed in 2002 to 1250 Went up and bottomed in 2008 to 1400 The Market ...
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Why do share prices obtained from models often differ than the actual stock price?

Why do the share prices calculated from different models such as the dividend discount model or the free cash flow model or from the comparable analysis different than the actual stock price? Like ...
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What happens if the volume of two orders does not match?

I see the stock market as a list of orders which have a type (buy-limit, sell-limit, sell stop-loss, ...) a volume, and a price. Some order types have more parameters, but for simplicity I'd like to ...
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Stop limit orders are being filled immediately

Got an option trading up at $0.40, spread is $0.34B x $0.45A, so I went to set a stop limit on the order at $0.35, but the broker popped up a message that said: "Your stop price is at or above ...
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How is limit order handled right at market opening?

Consider the situation I want to buy shares of a company. Further, consider that the share price was at x when the market closed at the end of the day. Now during the market closure, I place a limit ...
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Can a company announce to give dividends (quarterly) and after two quarters decides not to give dividends?

Can a company announce to give dividends quarterly and after two quarters decides to stop giving dividends? Or it is obligated to do for the remaining two quarters?
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Who is the seller when buying shares directly from a transfer agent instead of a broker?

Recently I have been hearing a lot about the Direct Register Service (DRS) and how you can buy stocks directly from a transfer agent, instead of going through a broker and the DTCC. If you purchase ...
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Last stock trades in after hours sessions of a single share that causes huge movement in price

When I sometimes scan down after hours price changes, I notice tickers where there is a single last transaction that has a huge effect on the AH price. This is not an anomaly. I see it everyday on a ...
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I don't have a folio number or the documents of the shares

My father have bought few shares from different companies long ago and lost his documents. And now apart from the company names he doesn't have any other information like folio number or document ...
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Is there a way to tell what price a stock will be before the market opens?

I was reading about an Atlassian security vulnerability and was curious as to the effects on its stock price. Surprisingly, its stock price over the past 5 days was up 6.83%!? But I checked and Monday ...
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Understanding S&P 500 profit

It is my understanding that opening larger stock positions will, if the stock climbs, produce a larger profit. For example, if I open a position of $200 on the S&P 500 and that position goes up by ...
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What is the reason behind Fibonacci retracement in stock markets?

I read in technical analysis that stocks follow Fibonacci retracement. But what’s is the crux reason behind this that golden ratio plays an important role in the stock market while buying and selling ...
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What's the process and difference between issuing FPO and issuing unissued capital?

So I don't know what the process is behind issuing unissued shares and issuing a follow-on public offer (FPO). Are they the same thing? Or different? And what's the process behind each? And at what ...
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Does the stock market fall faster than it rises?

I am under the impression that declines in the stock market are more sudden and violent than increases. Is there any truth to it? If so, what causes stock prices to fall faster than they rise? Or ...
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How trustworthy are the strategies in “What works on Wall Street”?

I’m studying up on the book What Works on Wall Street for equity investments strategies. While the book is very insightful, essentially it seems to be a system of filtering (say by market cap or price ...
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Bid/Ask volumes on stock markets

I recently got into buying some low volume stocks (mostly at NYSE) and noticed that sometimes when I buy/sell I get slightly different execution cost then when I hit the sell/buy button. I've figured ...
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How up to date is institutional holdings info on form 13-F?

Definition from Nasdaq website: Institutional Holdings information is filed by major institutions on form 13-F with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Major institutions are defined as firms or ...
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What do you mean by Rebalancing?

In the equal distribution strategy section on this page, there is a mentioning of rebalancing. What do you mean by rebalancing? Does it happen at the beginning of the quarter or at the end of the ...
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Starting investing in the UK or German stock market?

I am a German citizen but living and working in the UK. Starting my new job came with a higher financial benefit and stock options. I have never invested before but also don't want to waste this ...
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What do brokers like IC Markets, IG Markets, Exness,... do with CFDs?

I understand that I don't own any share if I do CFDs but does the broker like IC Markets, IG Markets, Exness, ... buy the actual shares if I do CFDs trade buys or the broker does not buy the actual ...
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Is there any evidence that zero commission stock brokers are cheaper than those that charge commissions?

Trading costs can be divided into explicit costs and implicit costs. The explicit cost is the commission charged by the stock broker. The implicit costs are the price impact of the trade, and the ...
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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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