Questions tagged [stock-markets]

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Relation of Stocks, Bond and Yield to each other in Market

I have been told by Financial advisors that I have to diversify in stocks and bonds to reduce risk of losing money in stocks. I have attached the chart of DOW and 10 Year Treasury note below. My ...
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Is day trading still profitable in 2020?

I'm interested in day trading and want to start educating myself, but I'm a bit concerned regarding AI and automated trading where humans trade vs. computer programs and have no chance at all - I'm ...
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If a broad long-term investment in the stock market is such a good deal, why don't banks do the “obvious” things?

There is a fundamental discrepancy or paradox that has been keeping myself, and many others, away from the stock market. Before I explain it, let me mention some selected popular questions on this ...
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any platform or website to check cross listed stocks on different stock exchanges [closed]

I would like to know if there is any website which can inform myself and give me the ticker of dual listed or cross listed companies in different stock exchanges ? For example VOD (Vodafone) trades ...
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Do “normal” shares in large companies pay equity, as well as profit?

If I buy shares in a big company like Intel or Microsoft I (can) receive a dividend. So these shares (can) pay "profit". However, if the company is bought, do i also receive a split of the "equity"/...
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Do typical public repositories of historical equities show bid or ask prices?

At yahoo finance (and similar) I can download historical data such as the open, close, high, low, volume. Are the prices the bid or the ask price? I can't track the info down so far and was hoping ...
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How should I approach learning about investing and the stock market

Background: I am a 14 year freshman in high school I wanna get into the stock market and begin investing. I often try to learn new things through a strict procedure. I have one of each of the ...
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Why do people prefer to buy gold when stock market moves downward?

Most of us know that there's a common concept that the stock market index and gold price have an inverse relation or negative correlation. When the index moves downwards, the gold price often ...
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Where can I find every second trade details for a particular stock? [closed]

I am looking for a website where I can see the historic stock-market share prices for companies. I wanted to see a stock price chart for a day where granularity is one-second, I couldn't find it over ...
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What means “with the DJIA at 892”?

The question says it all: What means "with the DJIA at 892"? Thank you very much.
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Does the concept of non-outstanding shares exist?

Is there such a thing as "non-outstanding shares"? I ask because I'm trying to understand the relationship between market capitalization, outstanding shares, stock buybacks and ownership in a ...
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Missing candle stick on the GOOG stock market chart

On the 14th of February 2020 at 12.30 noon, there is no 1-minute candle stick on the GOOG stock market chart. It jumps directly from 12.29 to 12.31 I check on Yahoo finance and TD Ameritrade. Both do ...
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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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warrants and common stock

A company I have shares in recently announced underwritten public offerings of 10.6 million shares and warrants to purchase up to 10.6 million shares had priced. As a result, shares prices dropped ...
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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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What is the meaning of k in stock markets?

Now I'm studying the article "Optimal High-Frequency Market Making". On page 3 there is a k in the formula of lambda for finding the number of the bid and ask executions by modeling them as a Poisson ...
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Under standing bought deals

I'm having trouble grasping the concept of bought-deals. Could someone give me a quick explanation and help analyze the following situation? "Goodfood Market Corp. ("Goodfood" or the "Company") (TSX:...
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What are the options to invest in the UK stock market? [closed]

In Portugal, investing in the stock market is very easy, as all major banks allow placing market orders from a current account and hold custody of shares (for as little as €5 per quarter). I was ...
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Why buy and sell shares when a friendly takeover is underway?

I have recently had a... fairly reasonably priced lesson not to just buy the next stock on my "to buy" list at the face value. Namely, there was a friendly takeover going on so the stock price was ...
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Can volatility spike without stock market correcting

If US starts offering negative interest rate, is it possible that there is an increase in market volatility without the stock market correcting? In general can volatility spike without stock market ...
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2020 election and the stock market

I have a retirement plan that auto adjusts based on how close it is to my retirement date and a robo advisor set up for establishing a future business. I am concerned November elections will cause a ...
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Why does Apple issue new common stock every year (even though it has enough cash)?

Apple has so much cash. It really doesn’t have to raise additional capital yet every single year it issues new common stock. Why is that?
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Is buying and selling stocks at the same price market manipulation?

At the end of the year, it might make sense to sell some stocks which currently are in the red to compensate gains made by other stocks for tax reasons. Usually, people only hold stocks if they are ...
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What happens if I don't sell my shares of a company that's being bought out?

My question is specific to an Adani groups acquisition of a majority stake in the company Snowman Logistics (both are companies in India). I have shares in the Snowman Logistics company. What will ...
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What are the worlds oldest market indexes?

I recently noticed that the S&P500 index has recorded daily price entries for over 90 years: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/%5EGSPC?p=%5EGSPC the first recorded day being the 1st December ...
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Why is S&P average PE ratio increasing since 1990?

PE ratio is one of the best tools to evaluate equities. A company that has positive earnings will have a positive PE ratio. But what is considered a reasonable PE ratio appears to be changing over ...
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Do stocks that are highly rated by analysts tend to outperform index funds historically?

For instance, on CNN Money if you go under forecasts for any semi-large or larger company you will find the number of buy/hold/sell ratings. Is there any way to find out if over a long historical ...
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Futures, Post and Pre-Market Prices

The following picture shows the price of the FB stock on 1/7/2020 and 1/8/2020: 1/7/2020 Close: 212.60 USD 1/7/2020 After Market: 208.90 USD 1/8/2020 Pre-Market: 212.76 USD Did the price jump from ...
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Why are Vanguard's 2050 and beyond target retirement date funds badly underperforming the S&P?

At work, we're in the process from switching from an IRA to a 401(k) and I've been looking at the different fund options. What struck me as very strange was how poorly the Vanguard Target Retirement ...
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“Buy and Hold” when stocks are doing so well

I know all the wisdom -- "buy and hold", "the trend is always upwards in the long run", monkeys beating Wall Street traders, and all that. I'm in it for the long term, and want to accumulate wealth ...
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is ticker data same as individual trade data?

Im confused by the video showing ticker data is not the same as individual trade data. From another video a tick is an executed buy/sell trade, normally comes with time, trade size, and price. Isn't ...
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Did Johnson and Johnson really pay a 25% quarterly dividend in 1978?

I looked through some of the old Dow Jones stocks for a project I'm working on and found some inconsistency with JNJ stock. For a share price of $1.66 they appeared to pay $0.42 in quarterly dividends ...
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Why large volume of selling done at the beginning and end of day?

Why large volumes of selling done at the beginning and end of day? Is there data available which can say who made these selling?
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Trailing Stop Market Order getting Cancelled

I have a trailing stop market order on a ETF (Account in - TD, Canada. EFT: VFV.TO ). This has worked for me previously but today (Dec 30, 2019), I see that a couple of them have been cancelled. It ...
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How much is a total market dividend yield expected to drop in a bad year?

Let's take a total US market ETF like VTI. Its dividend yield is about 2%. How much will it drop on a bad year, when its composing stocks are mostly down?
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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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How to decide where to invest home equity?

Let's say I bought my home several years ago and now have (for example) $100k equity available if I refinance. Now I can take that $100k* and invest it in the stock market. Or I could take the 100k ...
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Why do people claim that Stock Markets are broadly exponential in the long term?

I've always heard Stock investment being described in terms of getting X% return per-year in the long-running. But looking at the FTSE in the long-term doesn't suggest an exponential growth? See below,...
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Stock market fluctuations and when to sell out [duplicate]

I recently bought a medical marijuana stock at its lowest point. It is estimated that it will reach a high price by 2023. How can I know for sure when to sell out?
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Invest in stock, ETF etc. for a minimum amount of time?

Is there any financial product that would allow someone to invest a sum X (once or maybe periodically) in a single stock, an ETF or similar for a minimum of say 25, 50 or even 100 years? I'm not ...
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Right time to purchase stock options?

I may be wrong here. What I have seen is that the stock price of companies like AAPL has already changed before the opening bell of NASDAQ due to earning call result or a news from the Asian market. ...
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Correlation between the perfect market-timing strategy and the market itself?

What would be the correlation between a perfect market-timing strategy [that it always goes long (short) one unit of the market the day before the market goes up (down)] and the market itself, given ...
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BUY and HOLD rating for a stock [closed]

The following is the rating for the Walmart stock. One is a BUY rating targeting $149.28 in the next 12 months. The other is HOLD. Both S&P and Walmart are at it's all time high at this time, ...
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What controls stock price? [duplicate]

Before everyone starts explosively typing essays about why a stock's price is virtually impossible to predict, I want to iterate that I am not asking how to know what a stock's price will be. I am ...
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Does a public company need a majority approval of share holders before it can do a secondary offering?

Before a public company can do a secondary offering (issue more shares) do the majority of current share holders need to approve it? or can they issue more shares without having the current ...
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What actually happens when you buy a company by paying with shares?

Recently, I saw in the news that Kirkland Lake Gold made an offer to buy Detour Gold using shares. I'm curious what this exactly means... My first guess is when Kirkland decides to buy Detour Gold ...
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Can a stock split after its face value reaches ₹1?

Can a stock split after its face value reaches ₹1? Will the face value be less than 1?I am speaking in terms of the Indian stock market. Yes face value means par value.
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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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A cash account, the settlement time

I have a question about the way you can trade on a cash account: I know that if you have lets say a $1,000 account and you buy $1,000 worth of ABC stock and sell them on the same day say Monday from ...
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Currency of asset depend on the exchange traded on?

Does the currency of an asset depends on the exchange? For example, if I have an asset traded on US-Exchange, then the asset is traded in dollar and can never be traded in euro. Or? So I cannot ...

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