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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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What did a stock exchange look like 200 years ago?

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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US citizen, US company (TD Ameritrade) ASAP. Funds transfers take days, wish to invest in 1 Canadian miner stock [on hold]

Trading in Canada with a US stock exchange. Is there a US company that can do both? Or, how do I purchase Canadian stock as a US citizen?
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Probability of executing a limit order [on hold]

In a market in which only one agent at a time can trade: A seller at time T-2 chooses between a limit and a market order considering the other side of the book because the state of the other side ...
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Are bid and ask prices set by the market directly, or by the market makers?

I believe the answer is the latter, but I'm looking for more detail, hence the question. For low volume stocks and options I have bid lower than the current bid, and while usually my limit order isn'...
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Understanding the FTSE Actuaries Share Indices on the Financial Times Paper UK

I am trying to understand how to read the Financial Times FTSE Actuaries Share Indices UK. In two of the columns it says Cover and Exadj. Cover is between Dividend Yield % and P/E ratio. Exadj is ...
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Where can I find filings for OTC stocks?

If a US stock is traded on a major exchange, its filings can be found at https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/legacy/companysearch.html Is there a place where I can find filings done by stocks on ...
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What is the difference between “trading in stock” and "investing?

I have no finance background and most people are saying trading in stock is not investing. I would like to know what actual investing is and if trading in stock is not investing. Then what are ...
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Where is public stock ownership legally registered and how can it be transferred (ignoring brokers) [closed]

(If required, answers may assume I am asking about the situation in the US) Where does stock ownership ultimately mean if we ignore middle men like brokers. Does the company itself keep a record of ...
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What were the actual problems of selling your long-term stock holdings during 2007-09?

I would like to know what were the differences of trading US equities during the credit crunch era from someone who had a pertinent experience, since I was a high school kid back then and now I'm an ...
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What is the difference between SWK, SWJ, and SWP (Stanley Black & Decker)

Stanley Black & Decker seems to have three symbols on the NYSE. SWK: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. SWP: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. CORP UNIT 2017 SWJ: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. JR ...
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Risk of selling stock cash secured puts and covered calls

I'm trying to determine what the potential downside is for selling call and put options, aside from the obvious loss of money if the stock moves past the strike price of the call or put sold. Right ...
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Stock market investment books written by scientists, mathematicians, or statisticians?

People from these backgrounds are more likely to have valid ideas rather than the speculative humbug of many other writers. Books I have found so far: Burton P. Fabricand, The Science Of Winning, ...
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Who are the holders of stocks on the market?

Is there a source that documents who are the holders of stocks on the market? I am especially interested in the distribution of big players such as BlackRock, Vanguard and private investors. I.e. 70% ...
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Bond sell off vs stocks

U.S. stocks fell following a bond selloff that sent yields to multi-year highs. New filings for unemployment fell unexpectedly to near 49-year lows. The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rose ...
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Why didn't the Tesla's stock price increase after the Falcon Heavy launch? [closed]

You'd think that the footage of a Tesla Roadster with the Earth in the background going viral would be an unprecedented advertisement and that it could possibly entice people to order Tesla cars "in ...
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How far in advance can insider sell their own company's stock?

Assuming this is not a new IPO, and no lock-ups, how far in advance do insiders have to declare selling their stock? From what I read online, they certainly can not immediately sell their stock the ...
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Does the severity of a market downturn seem to be correlated with the length of the bull market that proceeded it? [closed]

There is a lot of talk on the net, in the WSJ, etc. about how we're in the longest bull market in recent memory, that "this can't last forever", and so on. Does history suggest that when things ...
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What are some strategies for profitable buying of naked options (call / put)?

I prefer naked options of the index and stocks for obvious reasons. I would like to know some strategies to remain profitable with it. Note: I choose first out the money (strike price) option ...
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Can I profit on Brexit having a modest amount of Pound Sterling?

Knowing the Brexit is coming, is there any way I can profit on that? I'm willing to speculate a small amount of money just for fun, but if there was a less risky way of profiting on Brexit, I'm ...
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Dad (mid 50s) wants me to help him invest ~500k?

My dad is in his mid 50s right now, and he has ~500,000 in his savings account. He has approximately 1 million in his 401k. He feels bad that he missed out on the rally of the past 9 years and wants ...
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MBS vs Corp or Muni bond. Please explain the difference

How are MBS different from corporate or municipal bonds that have a coupon attached? For example, if I invest 25,000 per year, how do I get the return? Is there a fixed coupon? Also, I heard of ...
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Is it possible to buy stocks and sell it the next day, then use that cash to buy and sell the next day and so on instantly with a margin account?

I heard about limits such as a maximum of 3 trades in 3 days, if margin accounts can overcome these limits, how is it done? When I asked my broker, he said it's possible, but, I don't understand how ...
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Is is possible to specifically search for crashing stocks?

A part of my personal investment strategy is to buy shares that have just fallen to a very low point. Recent examples include Zalando and TomTom, both of which I trust to recover soon. Looking for ...
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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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On the ASX, why does a stock going ex-divided trigger cancellation of market orders?

I currently hold a stock trading on the ASX, and I noticed this morning that my sell order was automatically cancelled. Looking at the queues, I noticed that there were almost no orders in either buy ...
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Can a casual investor effectively predict the direction of the stock market?

Is the stock market an efficient market, with assets whose direction of change in prices cannot be predicted by casual investors? The reason I'm asking this is because certain family members are ...
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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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Global Small-Cap Index Fund has an annual average rate of return of 14%?

I'm new to learning about investing so this may sound stupid. But I'm from the UK and I looked up different index funds on the Vanguard UK website. And since its inception (in Jan 2010), the annual ...
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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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Resources on getting into stocks as a youngin' and the legitimacy of stock trading videos [closed]

This is a two part question: I. Would anyone recommend some resources for getting into stock trading as an 18 year old. I make ~30k/yr if that helps. II. On the legitimacy of big youtube videos ...
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What is the difference between quote data, trade data and pricing data in stock market?

I am new to stock market. I never found any clear response on internet for this query. Few define quote data as the last traded value, few define it as the bid & ask value. I also wonder OHLC ...
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How do I diversify with little capital but picking only those companies I want?

Is it possible to achieve a high degree of diversification with relatively little capital but still be able to determine exactly in which companies one invests and in which one not? So is there a way ...
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Are there corporations in which I can invest with a clear conscience? [closed]

Are there corporations in which I can invest with a clear conscience? I would like to save money for the pension and invest in the stock market, but I am not sure which companies act sustainably, ...
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Why today i.e. 31st Aug is being called the First day of September series in trade market

I read this post today, on 31st Aug . Why does it mention today as 1st day of September series. Shouldn't tomorrow be the first day ? I do not have much knowledge regarding this. I tried to google ...
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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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Does CFD and Spread Betting “move the stock market”?

Trading stock involves ownership of the underlying asset. Given the total nr of shares on the market are limited. Given that the price moves according to Supply and Demand. Would CFD trading and ...
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What do you think the fair price of this stock is based on these summarized financial statements? [closed]

I have been trying to make a valuation by reading the financial statements, but I believe I am just guessing. I have an idea, but I do not understand completely. Can I get a valuation and a short ...
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Why do stock prices rise when dividends increase?

It seems like stock prices rise when dividends increase unexpectedly [possible citation needed]. This doesn't seem intuitive to me, because if you think of stock as a claim of ownership on a company, ...
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Understanding the terms that define stock exchange [closed]

So, I am using an API from Equity Market Data to pull in stock exchanges. They do not have a data dictionary. I am trying to understand the meaning behind the column names. Not all the column names ...
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What is the main factor for knowing a stock will rise overtime like Facebook, Apple and Android beforehand? [closed]

What is the main criterion for knowing a stock will rise like Facebook, Apple or Android beforehand? What's the main factor that people like Warren Buffet see but we commoners don't?
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How do reporters know what caused the market to move that day?

I listen to "Marketplace" on public radio every day, and when they report the day's movement of the DJIA, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 they usually give a reason why it went up or down that day. They might ...
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Do mutual funds book profit?

While directly trading in equity i.e. bypassing mutual fund, a common strategy is to book a profit when market is up and accumulate when market is down. Mutual funds buy and sell in bulk. But, does ...
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Does short selling create additional share in the market?

Let's say that I short-sell 1 share that A lent to me and B immediately bought from me. Doesn't this create additional share in the market because A will see it as "lent out" in his bank account and ...
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Short term dividend payout [duplicate]

I read that as long as I hold a stock for two business days, I will get a dividend? What if I make multiple trades for one stock. For example, if I buy 20 shares and sell 20 two days later, then I buy ...
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Profiting from predictable periodic swings in the stock market: Where does the money come from? [duplicate]

Since Donald Trump has started to impose tariffs and periodically threatening to impose more tariffs, we see that the stock market tends to go up and down. When the stock market goes down by a ...
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I don't understand what it means to “Sell” stock that you don't already own, can someone explain the intuition behind it? [duplicate]

I started a couple months ago to learn more about the stock market and financial education in general, but this particular concept was hard to wrap my head around. I understand there are bears and ...
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What are price targets of stocks based on?

When analysts define a new price target for a stock. Is it based on actual fundamentals: costs, earnings, etc. Or does it include a guesstimation of how much the stock will change based on emotions ...
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Does each stock have its own designated market maker?

In the United States, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and American Stock Exchange (AMEX), among others, have Designated Market Makers, formerly known as "specialists", who act as the official ...
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Buy shares and bonds in non citizens countries

I am from Sri Lanka and I invested in stock market and bond in Sri Lanka. But I really like to buy other countries shares and bonds. Is it possible to buy those thing without citizenship. I know ...
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Where is the stock market?

I've gotten lucky and got around $10k U.S. that I'm willing to experiment with in the stock markets. I still work full-time and I'm financially stable. I think that stocks can be a "hobby-job" where I'...