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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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Understanding the terms that define stock exchange [on hold]

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?

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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Separate two types of orders [closed]

From the paper https://web.stanford.edu/class/msande448/2017/Final/Reports/gr4.pdf page 8, I need at least the limit and market order. I can easily find the full depth from dxfeed or algoseek, but I ...
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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'...
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What does the “OTC” stand for

Where do you buy "OTC" stocks,I may be naive but OTC means over the counter. I am confused as to where to purchase such stocks ?
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Are there speculative ETFs analogous to investment funds?

Are there ETFs that bundle up highly speculative investments with high risk/reward profiles? For instance, they might currently include Zambian, Nigerian, Brazilian and Venezuelan bonds; ...
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Does the reputation of a company matter in stock trading?

One person who I worked for in trading stocks stated that the reputation of a company never matters when looking at the rise and fall of its stock prices. After working with them for some time, that's ...
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what kind of stock graph is this?

this is the same pic with time frame I found this stock,but it has an unusual candlestick pattern,it is a pennystock.
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Stock split vs bonus issue

I've spent a good amount of time wracking my brain about how a bonus issue actually benefits the stock holders. For example in a 1:1 bonus issue, the price of a share corrects to half of the pre-...
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When a company buys back its own shares [duplicate]

When a company buys back its own shares, is it a good thing, or is it a bad thing and why? Sorry for the noob post
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Do knock-out call options become worthless when the underlying stock is split?

Suppose you own KO call options based on a stock. The knock-out level would be at $90, the stock currently is at $100. But then the stock is split 1:2, so suddenly the stock is worth $50. Do the ...
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Is it possible that any security listed in one country but trades in another country

For example a company which listed in Europe but trades in US market or vice versa. Could you please provide few examples of such securities. I found that depository receipts are foreign company's ...
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Confused about stock merger reflection on portfolio

So I have stock in ASX who announced a merger earlier in the year with SPIL and I received all the usual merger notices etc about they will become "ASE Industrial Holding" and the way the share ...
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Stock trading, where does the extra money go? [closed]

Lets say I put a limit buy order for 10 stocks at $10 each ($100 total). Now the lowest Ask price is $9, and they are selling 9 stocks. The second lowest price is $11. What happens and does the ...
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Why should stock markets exist at all? [closed]

I am researching an alternative possibility for the stock exchange or even an economy without the stock exchange. Companies issue shares to people. These shareholders become % "owners" of the company....
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SEC rules for people out of US minimum balance Day trading

I saw the SEC rules for day trading US stocks and we should have min 25k USD balance in case of pattern traders. I have questions Is it valid if I am trading from Europe and pattern trading US stocks?...
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How to read Stock Names

Is there maybe a table with descriptors that are sometimes added to stock names? Examples: "AMAZON.COM INC. DL-,01" what does the DL-,01 stand for? "Alphabet-Cl.C" what does Cl.C stand for? The C ...
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What is the difference between existing stockholders and new investors?

TrovaGene (TROV) just did a reverse split today n the premarket, and post market they announced an offering. In the offering they state: If the underwriters exercise in full their over-allotment ...
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Reverse Stock Split with 1 share

I would like some clarification on why my portfolio still shows that I own 1 share of CYTX at an average cost of $3.90, when in reality, I purchased 1 share for $0.39 several months ago? From what I'...
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What shares are actually being sold in “ATM” format release?

I recently invested in $HMNY, a listed company and the owner of MoviePass. I invested it simply because that I love the MoviePass idea. Then, rumors says that the company wouldn't last long for the ...
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Is market order a special kind of limit order?

Is market order a special kind of limit order: is a buy market order equivalent to a limit order with very high (e.g., 10x trading price) buy price.
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How to read volume in stock market?

I think I'm a bit confused about the volume in stock markets. For example: in tradingview I can see for AMZN the volume in 2 minutes candles is in average 1K-2K, what does it mean? I thought it was ...
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Is there benefit in waiting for a stock market to open?

I am planning to purchase shares of a particular company that produces electricity using renewable wind power. The share price after market closure yesterday was 13.60. The price has been remarkably ...
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Is Nasdaq stock an ETF?

Newb here. Is https://robinhood.com/stocks/NDAQ an ETF, aka if I buy this, is it a composite index (like QTEC)? Meaning if I buy NDAQ am I really buying a composite index, or am I just investing in ...
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How does a company define its total unit volume stock threshold limit? [closed]

How does a company define its total volume stock threshold limit? I was wondering, how much units a person can purchase? What will happen, if the total volume limit ran off ? In an assumption, if a ...
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Why do banks give small APR loans

I apologize if this has been asked before.... If you can reasonably expect to profit 6% or more from index funds and there are other ways to make a reasonably safe 6% on the stock market.... Why do ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a stop loss on a stock overnight?

I use stop losses on all my stock holdings (manually trailing using the ATR). Some mornings, though, the open price on a stock is lower and my stock immediately sells. Granted, it might close lower ...
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Cross listed stocks accounting [closed]

If a company buys the same stock from different exchanges, i.e. is a cross listed company how it must be accounted? (IFRS or GAAP). Note: clearly I'm not talking about registering the transaction, I'...
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How does earning per share get credited to stock owner

I bought 10 stocks of a company using morgan stanley's stockplan account. The company has announced 2 dollar earnings per share last quarter. So I should receive 20 dollar. Where will this amount be ...
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Are discount brokers freely permitted to deny client orders for any exchange-listed stock or ETF?

If a "no advice" discount broker is a member of a major stock exchange, does that typically obligate the broker to accept client orders for all stocks, ETFs, etc. listed on the exchange? Or, is a ...
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Planing to invest into DAX/S&P500/NASDAQ100 soon. Should wait for market crash?

I hope this question isn't too opinion based, even if I'm afraid it might be. Looking at historical data, one could argue that a market Crash in 2018/2019 might probably happen. Obviously no one can ...
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Why isn't everybody rich?

This question came up after reading this question (stock market long term risks), in which it is re-iterated (as it has been many times on this site), that investing in the stock market, especially an ...
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What is the exact meaning of the exercise price of warrants as stated in a 6K form?

NVCN stated in their 6K form the following statement 10,273,972 Series C Warrants were originally issued in the 2017 Public Transaction, and 5,388,706 remain issued and outstanding at the close ...
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What happens on the NYSE during an IPO such that the first trade may take hours after the opening bell?

So, I understand that today's Spotify IPO isn't a traditional IPO. But I think my question extends beyond this. At about 12:45pm today, shares of Spotify finally started trading on NYSE. Opening bell ...
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Is it time to rearrange portfolio and put more money in bonds? [closed]

57% of my portfolio is invested in stocks. I am considering rebalancing the portfolio and adding more debt funds to it. How to track the market and decide if its time to sell the stocks or buy more? ...
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What's going on with my stock chart? (Mandated maximum price?)

I own this stock, and I've never seen a chart history like this before. Pictured below: I've never seen a stock chart with flat peaks like that. This stock has been fluctuating for the last month ...
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How can I make any sort of profit in day-trading if the price doesn't rise much after I buy stock?

How can I make 'big profit' in day trading if every stock I've seen only raises by around £10? I've actually found some companies that make me a £30 profit, is this what I need to go for? I'm just ...
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Which secondary sectors will Trump's tariff affect [closed]

Other than the obvious primary sectors (Construction, Infastructure and Automotive), which secondary sectors will Trump's steel & aluminum tariff affect the most? Such as sectors that are ...
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Are social/responsible stock funds pointless? [duplicate]

The ESG funds are becoming more and more popular. (ESG = Environmental, Social and Governance). But I am wondering if it makes sense for stock funds? If you buy a stock fund, the only consequence is ...
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Trailing or forward earnings to calculate SP500?

If I have current earnings for the SP500 of $160, should trailing or forward P/E be used to calculate the SP500's price? What is the difference in using one over the other?
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Why can't we all agree to create a self-fulfilling prophecy with regards to the stock market?

To start off, I'm very green in my understanding about finance or the behavior of the stock market, but it does seem to me to be driven largely by fears & emotions of investors. If investors feel ...