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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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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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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What is the size of the world OTC market? [on hold]

I can't find anywhere how much money is exchanged on the world OTC market. I heard 7 time bigger than the world GDP ( $88 trillion).
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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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Stocks: do Good Till Cancelled orders get executed during after hours?

If I place a stop loss GTC order on my shares at $80, and it reaches that price during pre-market or after hours, will my order get executed? I ask because a lot of the time the stock opens at a ...
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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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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 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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Return on asset (ROA) value for a stock is reported differently on Yahoo Finance and MarketWatch

I am wondering why the return on asset (ROA) is so much different for a company when reported on Yahoo finance and Market watch website. Here is Yahoo finance link: Yahoo Finance and here is ...
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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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How can I trade in “OTC” stocks?

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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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MACD indicators calculator

I would like to calculate MACD (moving average convergence/divergence) 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 ...
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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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Changing the price in a limit order

I have a question about a limit order, or any non-market order for that matter, like a GTC limit order. My question is that, if I change the price, or quantity, of a limit order, will the system ...
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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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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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Are discount brokers freely permitted to deny client orders for any exchange-listed stock or ETF?

If a "no advice" (order execution only) 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 ...