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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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Should I expect equal returns from any nation's stock market index?

Suppose I pick an index of the American stock market -- the S&P 500, and an index of the Japanese market -- the Nikkei 225. Suppose for a moment that I expect the amount of risk in each index to ...
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Why does buying at market prices (ala index funds) automatically equal to the average investor?

It's a frequent assumption, here by Burton Malkiel: It’s true that when you buy an index fund, you give up the chance to boast at the golf course that you picked the best performing stock or ...
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Can an IPO be cancelled if not successful?

Let's say the Company C goes public using a Fixed Price Offering. It emits 10000 shares at 10 euros per share. What happens if investors only subscribe to, let's say, 789 shares. That gives a ...
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Can I invest using the All Weather Portfolio strategy buying US stocks but on the London Stock Exchange?

I really like Ray Dalio’s ‘All Weather Portfolio strategy’ and I would like to follow this, but I’m struggling to find relatable USA ETF’s that I can buy into on the LSE. Even if I did manage to find ...
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Averaging down strategy

I'm a beginner retail trader, and I'm trying to come up with a strategy to follow. I know that there is no silver bullet, and I'm ok to exit a trade losing money. I'll only invest in good companies ...
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What fundamental value do Options give the economy?

I had been wondering lately what the economic value that financial Options (Calls, Puts, American, Bermudan, etc) give to the economy is. In essence, what good do they give us, vs. simply trading the ...
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what is DEMAT equivalent in USA

I am new to USA. In India to trade in market one needs a Demat account and a trading account. but In USA, when I opened an account with a reputable brokerage there was no mention of an account similar ...
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Are there any non-decreasing securities on the stock market?

Are there any securities traded on the stock market (i.e. ETPs) that never decrease in value? As an aside (in case anyone mentions bonds): I'm aware there's ETFs for AAA-rated government bonds, but ...
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Is S&P500 “irrationaly exuberant” or what is the right way to rationally judge the market state at some point in time?

From the book "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham: “The pendulum swings from irrational exuberance to unjustifiable pessimism.” Looking at the S&P500 index currently nearing 3,000 ...
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Is there reporting for commodities and forex trades?

I was wondering why stock trades are required to be reported to the exchange or trade reporting facility, but why other asset types like commodities, forex etc. don't have to be reported? I couldn't ...
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Should I contribute to my employer's Employee Stock Program (ESPP), and if so how much and only during certain times of the year?

Although it is company-specific, what are your experiences when contributing to ESPP (Employee Stock Program)? More specifically, do you recommend contributing to ESPP in max? Or maybe it is only ...
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Is this the correct way to calculate how much I'll get paid on Dividend Payable date?

I'm brand new to purchasing stocks and I have a question. If I purchase, say, one share of Exxon at $78.19, do I divide 78.19 by 4.09 (Dividend Yield/Amount) = 19.117 ? Would this mean I would get ...
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Starting with options trading

I am a regular trader with stocks but I am a complete beginner with options. I am referring to a few online resources like here and here However, I have a few questions. Say I call a stock at $50 ...
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What kinds of ETFs weathered well the 2008-2009 financial crisis?

I started to do research on which ETFs kept or increased their value over a recession in 2008-2009. I saw a lot of articles which says "invest in X, because X is always in demand (even in crisis)." X ...
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How to interpret the volume in stock candles chart?

I'm a bit confused about the numbers shown in volume. Take this chart for example: You can see in daily candle the volume is 14M but if I show 1h candles and sum all the 7 candles of the day the ...
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Why would a stock rise in price after company split announcement?

So I'm curious about the reasons that a company spinning off a portion of itself would result in such a dramatic rise (or potentially fall) in stock price. Is it just a matter of investors being more ...
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Is there a way to track earnings from US stock markets and UK stock markets on a single spreadsheet?

If you trade in stock markets from different countries, how do you usually keep a journal? Do you track everything in one document, or do you use separate documents? I'm not sure how to go about ...
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Are buying puts valid portfolio protection?

Any article you read on buying puts for downside protection always walks through the optimal outcome. It goes like this: You buy cheap puts, the market declines before your puts expire and you have a ...
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Is SIPC a scam or does it protect investors from fraud?

I was trying to understand if SIPC is going to protect me. Despite the higher limit, even for small investors, it can be a problem if I consider https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/why-brokerage-...
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Calculations for stock market target price?

I'm looking at various stocks on finance websites and noticed that some of them don't have a 1-year Target price. How can I calculate estimated target price of a stock myself based on the company's ...
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Relation between price and “buying shares count per trader vs. selling shares count per trader”

Suppose in a stock market we can access the information of buying/selling density per trader/account. For example during a trading session, V number of shares (i.e. volume) is traded by B number of ...
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Close vs. Ask vs. Open

In after hours trading, if I wanted to buy a stock and the closing price was $3.00, the Ask price was $3.50 and the Open is $3.75. What would be the price of the stock when purchased after the closing ...
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MACD indicators calculator

I would like to calculate MACD based on 12 period Fast MA, a 26 period Slow MA and a 9 period Signal for 5 minutes bars. Should I provide only the last 12 bars i.e each bar will have 5 minutes ...
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How come stock price increase doesn't result in a volume increase as well?

If the stock goes up it means that more people are buying it right? So volume should be increasing along with stock price increase and vice versa, but that's not what is happening, why?
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Can shorting stocks from holdings make money?

Let's say I hold 5 shares of AAPL. I'm guessing that the stock price will fall with respect to the open price. So I sell at open and then it falls 10%. Then I buy it back which should give me the ...
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Accuracy of Hurst cyclic model for stock trading?

I just came across the Hurst nominal model for stock trading. Hurst claims 90% accuracy of this method. Does this model actually work?
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What happens when a stock gets removed from the exchange I used to buy it?

I own stocks of Siemens Gamesa which I (foolishly) bought via the XETRA stock exchange instead of the more liquid Spanish Mercado Continuo. The stock has always received little attention and liquidity ...
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What is the difference between volatile and fluctuation in terms of stock?

Differences between volatile and fluctuation? I am new to the stock market, currently learning about the terminology and i came across these words. From what i know, volatile is like the speed and ...
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Effect of dark pool traded volume on current tape

Imagine stock for some company XYZ opened at $100 and then traded each hour 1000 shares with increase of $1 each hour: 1000 shares sold at 10am for $100/share, then 1000 shares sold at 11am for $101/...
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ExxonMobil stock before fusion in 1998

I was looking at the stock time series of ExxonMobil (traded as XOM) on Yahoo Finance and I noticed that it starts from 1962, while the IPO was in 1978 and the fusion of Exxon and Mobil took place in ...
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The value/price of an ETF

From my understanding an ETF has the advantages of a managed fund with the advantages of a stock. Advantages of a managed fund: a) An ETF is a collection of stocks that are packaged into a single ...
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Theory of stock exchange states for modeling its behavior (or a single stock)

I wander whether there is a theory that explains the stock exchange behavior (or a single stock) by assuming some transitions between (maybe almost) well defined states. If, I will appreciate a short ...
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How do ADR vs U.S.-listed foreign corporations handle dividends to U.S. investors?

If a Japanese company pays 500 yen/share dividend for Japanese investors on a Tokyo exchange, how will they pay U.S. investors who bought their shares? If it's a U.S. listed foreign corporation? If ...
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What is this “Trading”, “Stock Price” when I type NASDAQ:FB?

I am very beginner to business and trading.. And On the other side I'm very expert in Computing and tech. When I type Facebook Inc. in Google, it shows me what is Facebook and Facebook as a company ...
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When you buy stocks from a trading platform do you actually own the stock?

I'm looking at Interactive Brokers - when I buy a stock from their trading platform, will I be the actual owner of this stock, or am I simply placing a bet (sort of)? Is there even a difference? EDIT:...
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Do I have to pay interest on a margin short sale if I post full cash collateral?

Let's say that I have $100 in my account and I want to short sell stock A. Stock A is valued at $100, so therefore I sell one share of stock A. In order to do this, the account is a margin account. ...
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Where people invest during stock market crash (USA Q4 2018 crash)? [closed]

Question: Where people invest during stock market crash (USA Q4 2018 crash)? Assumptions: When viewing S&P500 as a proxy to the USA market we can observe that it loses market cap (and price ...
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Is a loan tied to stock market indexes OK?

My brother came to me to borrow money to pay some taxes that are due by the end of this year. The only way I can get the requested amount is by selling mutual funds. As you know, the US stock market ...
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How to see trade activity of a stock?

I would like to see the activity on a stock, for example the buys and sells of a stock, and what they where sold at. It can be delayed of course Also, this is information that has to be reported. In ...
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Why are dividends seen as a good thing for investors? [duplicate]

Why are dividends generally seen as a good thing for investors? For example, you can look at this Barrons article where it states Broadcom (ticker: AVGO) plans to boost its quarterly dividend by 51%, ...
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Why would someone sell stock at 52 week low? [closed]

I am interested to know why would someone sell their stocks at 52 week lows?
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What did a stock exchange look like 200 years ago? [closed]

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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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 ...