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About Sell Stop loss order [on hold]

I put in an entry order of 11.27$, a limit order to sell at 12.49$ and stop loss order of 10.66$ . My trade was executed and two days later, the price dropped to 3.49$ !! What happened to my stock? ...
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Historical Data For Options? [on hold]

Is there a site where I can get historical options data? Where I can see what the price of a particular option was several days ago?
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What is the relationship between taxes and annual liquidation of the markets?

I read this article on MarketWatch where they outline Elizabeth Warren's plan to tax the wealthy: 2% tax on every dollar above $50 million in assets 6% tax on households crossing the $1 billion ...
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Will the stock market continue to grow forever?

I am relatively new to investing. I understand that the stock market, in some sense, reflects what happens in the real economy. For example, if the U.S. economy grows, the stock market in the long ...
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What is meant by a market that is technically strong

What is meant by a technically strong stock or a technically strong market? I understand what a fundamentally strong stock is, but what is a technically strong stock/ market? Does it mean a stock ...
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It's not a loss until you sell?

When buying stock, there is a widespread saying, namely It's not a loss until you sell. This implies that the price at which you bought is relevant. However, I think that once I have bought the stock, ...
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Can I use a margin account just to avoid settlement dates?

Was thinking of using something like SureTrader or TradeZero (I'm not an American) just to avoid PDT and the settlement date issue. I'd essentially not be over leveraging my account as I'll only trade ...
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IPO Lock up trade

I have a question regarding how to benefit from major price movements after the end of a lock-up period post IPO. I have seen that in many cases there are no extraordinary movements in the prices in ...
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Will Future Recessions be Prevented by the Large Amount of Passive Index Funds and ETFs?

According to this article from CNBC: Passive investing, made up of funds tracking market barometers, has now taken over nearly half the stock market as more investors shun stock-pickers and flock ...
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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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where can I look at the variation of the price of the stocks ? Are all of them easily availble? [closed]

Where can I look at the variation of the price of stocks please ? I'm not investing but I'm curious to follow some variation of the price of the stock of some start-ups. Are all of the prices of the ...
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Is it possible to develop an algorithm/computer program that could estimate the future stock market changes? [closed]

I'm wondering if it is possible to develop a high-level mathematical algorithm that takes all the possible influencing variables in the market to estimate the future stock market change and build it ...
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Can you buy an option and immediately exercise it? Options delays questions

Assuming American Options Can you buy a stock option and immediately exercise it - or are you only formally given control of the option at the end of the trading day? Would you be able to sell it ...
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If I am a Canadian Citizen, how can I surpass/mitigate the losses while trading US Stocks due to exchange rate?

So, imagine a situation, I am a Canadian citizen who decided to invest into an American based company, consequently all the activity is taking place at the NASDAQ. At some point in the future I am ...
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What is the meaning of the cellular signal icon in Bloomberg stock data?

What is the meaning of the icons highlighted in the image below taken from today’s European Market Opening as shown on Bloomberg?
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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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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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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 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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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 ...