Questions tagged [stock-markets]

for questions that relate to stock markets. A stock market or equity market is a public entity for the trading of company shares.

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Can I use a margin account just to avoid settlement dates?

Was thinking of using something like SureTrader or TradeZero (I'm not an American) just to avoid PDT and the settlement date issue. I'd essentially not be over leveraging my account as I'll only trade ...
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It's not a loss until you sell?

When buying stock, there is a widespread saying, namely It's not a loss until you sell. This implies that the price at which you bought is relevant. However, I think that once I have bought the stock, ...
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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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Will Future Recessions be Prevented by the Large Amount of Passive Index Funds and ETFs?

According to this article from CNBC: Passive investing, made up of funds tracking market barometers, has now taken over nearly half the stock market as more investors shun stock-pickers and flock ...
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where can I look at the variation of the price of the stocks ? Are all of them easily availble? [closed]

Where can I look at the variation of the price of stocks please ? I'm not investing but I'm curious to follow some variation of the price of the stock of some start-ups. Are all of the prices of the ...
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Is it possible to develop an algorithm/computer program that could estimate the future stock market changes? [closed]

I'm wondering if it is possible to develop a high-level mathematical algorithm that takes all the possible influencing variables in the market to estimate the future stock market change and build it ...
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Can you buy an option and immediately exercise it? Options delays questions

Assuming American Options Can you buy a stock option and immediately exercise it - or are you only formally given control of the option at the end of the trading day? Would you be able to sell it ...
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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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If I am a Canadian Citizen, how can I surpass/mitigate the losses while trading US Stocks due to exchange rate?

So, imagine a situation, I am a Canadian citizen who decided to invest into an American based company, consequently all the activity is taking place at the NASDAQ. At some point in the future I am ...
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Why do companies not buyback all their shares when they earn enough profit to do so?

Won't it be better for companies to buy back their stocks when it's possible. They won't have to answer to the shareholder or pay dividends.
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Why do baby boomers have to sell 5% of their retirement accounts by the end of the year?

This article on Marketwatch quotes Raoul Pal of Goldman Sachs claiming that baby boomers have to sell 5% of their retirement accounts by the end of the year. Here is the specific passage: Pal says ...
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Difference between money market and capital market?

What is the difference between the capital market and the money market? What is the difference between the agency market vs dealer market? Which of these two is more liquid? What asset classes ...
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How to compare different stock indexes?

I'm trying to understand how to measure the growth of a particular stock index over a certain period of time, e.g. 5 years. As far as I understand, for calculating the total growth, you need to do ((...
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How can a share price always have exact even values?

I have a share of Audi, and have been puzzled by the fact that beginning with January 2018 until now, it has always had whole even Euro values – currently 804.00 €. How is this possible? What keeps ...
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If most actively managed funds don't beat the index why not choose the opposites?

This is probably a dumb question and I'm likely missing something obvious but here's my reasoning-- where am I going off the rails? 1) Most actively managed funds do not beat the stock market index ...
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What is the market capitalization when there are multiple stock symbols?

When I searched for the Canadian Tire stock symbol, I got back the following results: Ticker Market Cap CTC.TO 8.9B CTC-A.TO 8.9B CDNAF 6.8B CDNTF - YAAA.MU - YAAA.SG - Is the ...
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Where do I find learning resources for small accounts (under 25k) to do stock trading? [closed]

As a newbie in the stock market I don't know what I don't know. I am looking to understand the fundamentals and pragmatic rules to successfully engage into stock trading. A correct response will be ...
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Is the profitability of investing in indexed funds properly reflected by the change of value in the index?

I'm reading this article, which makes the following claim: In 1974 the Dow closed at 616*. At the end of 2014 it was 17,823*. Over that 40 year period (January 1975 – January 2015) the S&P 500 (...
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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 does a company's equity (stock / share) actually cost? [duplicate]

A company may issue debt to raise fund and pays interest based on cost of debt (YTM), and this costs company money. And I can see how debt costs company. A company may issue stock to raise fund as ...
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Bid and Ask in Stock Market

Further to the discussion on "Can someone explain a stock's "bid" vs. "ask" price relative to "current" price?"Chris W. Rea answered: In a stock market, the bid and ...
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What should I do with the stock I own if I anticipate there will be a recession?

I want to preface this with saying I am not asking if there will be a recession because I recognize that this is impossible to answer. I am asking if I feel there will be a recession, what should I ...
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Is losing money in the stock market exponentionally worse than gaining? [duplicate]

For example, $FB is $180 today. If it were to lose 50% of it's value it would be worth $90. If it was to then gain 50% back it would be worth $135. So the percentage change was the same but the ...
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I want to invest in Asian technological firms. In which ETFs or other product should I invest? [closed]

I am looking for an Asian Nasdaq index or something like that. Maybe investing directly in the US market where some of the largest Chinese companies IPO have taken place makes sense. Any insights?
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Can a company repurchase treasury stock or issue shares based on insider information?

Let's say a company knows it's about to release very bad earnings, can management increase the pace of share issuance ahead of the reporting date? Likewise, if a company knows they are about to ...
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Even though company revenue is increasing share price has fallen alot

I am totally new to the stock market. I am trying to learn about the implications of a company's fundamentals on its stock price. I have gone through many companies and saw their fundamentals. I came ...
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How do companies get money from being listed publicly? [duplicate]

How do companies get their money from being on the stock market? I understand the reason a company will list is to raise capital. Who gives them this money? The stock market is between buyers and ...
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Why should general market conditions dictate how I invest in reasonable individual stocks?

On page 206 of the revised edition of Graham's, "The Intelligent Investor", Graham states: It is far from certain that the typical investor should regularly hold off buying until low market levels ...
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What's the point of Fidelity's core position (similar to Vanguard's Settlement Fund)?

I recently opened an account with Fidelity to invest in stocks, ETF, mutual funds. Initially, they offer investment options but basically that means they put my deposit in a Money Market Fund (called ...
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What's stopping a company from intentionally reporting poor guidance to tank the stock and enabling them to buy-back shares at a massive discount?

From Investopedia: Many companies issue disclaimers when they issue forward-looking statements. Despite an implicit understanding that certain statements are largely speculative in nature, the ...
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Tracking Company Buybacks

According to Investopedia, "[c]ompanies [can] buy back shares on the open market over an extended period of time and may even have an outlined share repurchase program that purchases shares at certain ...
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If Year-on-Year quarterly sales growth is negative , how can Y-o-Y profit be increased for a company?

I want to understand how even though quarterly sales has been decreasing for a company , quarterly profit is increasing ? Is it not the same ? Please have a look at this image.
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How to get FMV ( Fair Market Value ) of a stock on 31 Jan 2018

I want to know how to get FMV of a stock ( Ex. SBIN ) which is purchased from NSE. I want to know this for filling ITR ( India ). I tried over nse website as well as moneycontrol website but could ...
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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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SEBI RULE For Closed Company / Share not traded

I have Invested good amount in SUPREME TEX (BSE: 531934).. This company is not traded from last two month. What is the SEBI rule to for refund ?
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What is the differnce between Corporate/Company level and Listing level Market cap

Upon searching on google, I will end up getting types of MarketCap (Large, Mid, Small etc). Please help.
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Is there a website that gathers all the economic indicators for all countries? [closed]

Right now, in order to get a sense of how the economy is doing, I'm simply reading news articles. I was wondering if there exists a website that gathers all that data in a very summarized fashion, to ...
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Are there any online platforms like IQ Option to trade stocks online? [closed]

Are there any stock trading platform to buy stocks online like IQ Option? IQ option allows to buy CFD's but as far as I know we buyer doesn't own shares. I want to know whether there are any real ...
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How could BUY price be higher than SELL price

Please have a look at the image: How this could be possible. Why transactions are not made?
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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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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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How long does it take normally for brokers to add new stocks? For example, $PECK just came out today 6/20/19

Robinhood added $PECK before Webull did, but what's the minimum time for it come out? Looking for an answer like in hours, maybe.
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How is it possible to lose or make money day trading?

I read through similar questions here, but feel they did not solve my confusion. I've been considering the prospects of day trading with my money verses investing. My confusion is If we neglect ...
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Are shares from a direct listing available as soon as markets open?

I’ve noticed in conventional IPOs that some companies’ trading data doesn’t start showing up until the early afternoon on the day they go public. Looking back at Zoom (ZM) for example I’m now able to ...
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Why does stock go up or down with company earning? [duplicate]

I want to invest in the stock market, but can't get one thing clear. It is seen that as a company's earnings increase, its stock value also increases. Why? The company is earning more money, not the ...
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Trailing Stop Order - how often do they get executed due to an error?

I've just submitted a trailing stop order. In the order preview a warning icon popped out: "...your order can be executed due to a system outage or accidental miscalculated ticks..." How often does ...
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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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Why is there premarket data for AAPL but not for GOOGL?

Just checked Google Finance to see the premarket for AAPL, and I can see that, but for GOOGL you don't get that information. Why is this?
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How to calculate index PE ratio using individual stocks PE ratios, Is there any way to do it? [duplicate]

We know there are multiple types of indexes like market cap weighted and equal weighted indexes, etc., Currently am working on S&P 500 and is there any way to calculated PE ratio for S&P 500 ...