Questions tagged [stock-markets]

The stock market is the community of individuals and corporations engaged in the buying and selling of shares of companies, called stocks, on the open market. Shares of stock are traded on a stock exchange and are tracked on indices such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq.

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Acclererated settlment cycle: does t+0 benefit retail investors more than institutional investors?

In this report on accelerating the settlement cycle DTCC explains that a t+1 cycle could reduce the often unpredictable instrument-specific risks as well as order execution risks while still allowing ...
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Buying QQQ vs QQQM

Recently there is a new ETF to track the Nasdaq 100. Its symbol is QQQM. It is very similar to QQQ and it has lower expense ratio. I understand that QQQ is better known and has a smaller spread ...
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How does the swap and collateral work in this context?

The ETC (exchange traded commodity) is backed by swaps. The payment obligations of the swap counterparties to the Issuer are protected by collateral held which is marked to market daily. The ...
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What does “collateral” mean for an ETC?

I am looking at different ETCs. I noticed that some ETCs have a collateral level of 50% and other may have 100%. What does this number entail? Is it basically how well the ETC will follow the ...
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Market capitalization of cross-listed companies

We know that many firms are listed on different stock exchanges. According to ArcelorMittal's website: ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), ...
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Does any security market use real-time settlements?

I read on cnbc.com (mirror): Tenev also advocated for real-time settlement instead of two-day settlement in order to help combat some of the chaos that occurred during the GameStop saga. Does any ...
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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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Basic Stock Questions

Hi I'm new to stock trading and have a few questions: If I put in $100 into a stock, the stock rises and I take out $120, do I only pay taxes on that extra $20? If I put in $100 into a stock, can I ...
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Investment blogs for stocks that might raise significantly in the future [closed]

I'm looking for investment blogs with posts about companies that their stock might raise significantly in the long term. I'm aware that no one can truely predict that, but it's still very interesting ...
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How can Volume be greater than Open Interest?

Notice how at the strike price of 30 and 35 for Puts, you have volume at 22 and 7, but Open Interest at 0. If volume is the number of trades made a day, and Open Interest is the number of contracts ...
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Where/how do I find correct individual person within shareholder firm? [closed]

Could someone please help me with the following for worldwide shareholder firms and worldwide (particularly European) public companies: It's pretty much straightforward to see which firms, either ...
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Paradox - When to buy & when to sell a share?

Warren Buffett says buy when everyone is selling and sell when everyone is buying. Taking into consideration the support and resistance levels, everyone is selling near the resistance level and ...
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What are the pros and cons of trading in low leverage high volatile markets over high leverage low volatile markets

I am comparing traditional stock markets with the Forex market here. I have noticed stock market have relatively limited leverage but have more change % as well as as volatility. On the other hand, 1%...
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Why has SoftBank increased less on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange than on the OTC market?

Living sometimes in Canada and sometimes in France, I use both Questrade and Degiro. My question relates to the following stocks: OTCMKTS: SFTBY (SoftBank on OTC Markets - with Questrade) FRA: SFT (...
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Constructive and relatively safe investment options

I'm a single, a grad student, and have some personal savings. Saving money is in my character, and for the last 5 years, I've been saving 1/8th of my monthly income, on average. In the future, I know ...
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How to find out the IPO lockup period?

Is there a way to find out the IPO lockup period of a recent public company? Could I find this information in the S1 document? If so, where exactly should I look for in the S1 document?
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If stock price is determined by what people are willing to pay then why is changing a stock price never an option for an average investor?

They say the stock price is determined by what the public is willing to pay for a given security. But the public never seems to have the option to raise or lower the price of a stock. For example, if ...
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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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Does a company ever pay back the money to shareholders?

Lets exclude dividend stocks for this question. When a company originally goes to the stock market, they're able to raise a lot of money from their shareholders. But does the company ever have to pay ...
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Buying real gold vs buying a stock that tracks the price of gold?

I want to invest in gold. I have two options: On an exchange like etoro, I can buy shares of a stock that tracks the price of gold. Or I can literally buy a gold bar. What's the better option? The ...
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fundamental analysis: the importance of revenue vs. net income

I know the revenue growth and net income growth are both important. A company releases a quarterly financial report that the revenue decreases 3% Y/Y, but the net income increases 72% Y/Y due to ...
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Why does short ratio use “average daily trading volume”?

I understand what short interest is (% of shares borrowed but not covered yet). My understanding is that once a share is borrowed, it can't be borrowed again (legally, anyway). This would lead me to ...
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Why don't brokers take money today for pending buy orders?

It was in the news recently that RobinHood had to prohibit some customer orders due to a lack of liquidity. The explanation was that because brokers like RobinHood take orders today which are ...
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Stock loans: Question about “Put” also defined as “Insurance Policy”

I have a question related to stock loans industry. The so called "Put" is insurance which protects the downside. Lets say the lender had decided, before receiving the stocks to the brokerage account ...
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buy a stock during stock split [duplicate]

I see the following statement: "BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Jan. 19, 2021 — eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 2-for-1 stock split in the ...
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Is a Low Orbit Gamma Cannon illegal?

The recent/current GameStop situation with r/WSB vs Wall Street reminds me in some ways of the Low Orbit Ion Cannon, a tool in the 2000s that 4chan/Anonymous used to DDoS sites using the home ...
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Trading with rsi index

Is the rsi index used for only day trading or it can be used for long term of few months/days/week? How reliable is it in your experience?
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What happens to an options contract during an all stock acquisition?

Let's say for the sake of the question you're given the following scenario: Company BIG is trading at $10/share Company SML is trading at $40/share BIG reaches an agreement with SML for an all stock ...
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About company merging with SPAC

If an employee for example of payoneer company holding in a 10,000 option stocks in price X, After the merge with FTOC, all the stock options will be converted to FTOC stocks?
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How could i start an ETF or Mutual fund? [closed]

I want to start a mutual fund and an etf. How would i go about doing this? i would want it to be publicly traded on the market. Thanks for any answers!
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How is a stock price technically moved?

I know that a stock price (like any price on a free market) is determined by supply and demand: If there is more demand than supply for a certain stock its price will raise and vice versa. However, my ...
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What is the gambling difference between sports betting and trading stock market derivatives based on indices?

What is the practical difference in terms of gambling between wagering on the future score of a sporting match and wagering on stock market derivatives based on indices, such as the future value of ...
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What is a company allowed to do with investors funds?

Imagine there are two companies. Company A invests £1m in Company B. Company B stock price goes up. Company B now has £1m and decides to Invest in company A. Company A stock price goes up and with the ...
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Selling unrealised stock position to reduce taxes, then buying again. Am I off the hook?

I have a realised profit for the current year of $1000. (On which I will be required to pay taxes). I have another position that is unrealised (still holding the stock) that is negative $1000. Now if ...
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Does this analogy accurately explain stock ownership?

Let's imagine I have a house which makes me profit because I have tenants. Would you buy a part of the house (less than 50%), if I keep all the profit myself and you know I would never sell it? Is't ...
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Which limit order will be filled first?

I'm trying to understand which of the following limit orders would be filled first. Let's say for argument's sake stock X is $11.00, person A makes a limit buy for 1 stock X at $10.00 at 10:00am ...
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What is a speculative peak?

What is everyone talking about when they say that the U.S market may be at a speculative peak? I am trying to get into investing, so I won't understand all of the jargon yet.
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report requirement of new share offering

When a public company offers new shares, does it have to notify SEC by filing a report? For example, if the company just gives its employees some shares, does it have to report it to SEC?
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Could anyone clarify the role of the clearing corporation (DTCC) vs. the role of Stock Exchanges?

I am a bit confused as to why DTCC is needed in the market. For instance, if I want to buy (as a retail investor) a stock listed under NYSE, does my broker ever have to deal directly with the NYSE or ...
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What is the “Cal 22” contract?

As far as I understood so far, it's a contract traded on the stock exchange. Is this correct and what does Cal 22 stand for? GERMAN – Cal 22 gains in line with carbon [EDIT] context: text on energy ...
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Good trading platform metrics [closed]

I have never traded before so I asked around to find out which trading platform is good! I keep getting pop-ups for etoro and forex but I have also heard people complaining about them. So my question ...
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What is the actual reason the short sellers of GME can't just hold their positions until the price goes back to normal?

Thinking about the current situation where GME has been shorted by more than the existing float, I think I have a basic understanding of short selling as selling shares you've borrowed. I've seen a ...
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Why wouldn't institutions sell their stock during a short squeeze?

I was looking at one of the securities that has been short squeezed and I noticed that none of the major funds (like fidelity) have sold any shares during the price increase (its up 300%). Why would ...
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Can (did already) the GME-related hedge funds cover the $5 billion?

Yet another GME question I'm afraid. Straightforward... The GME-related hedge fund(s?) in question lost about $5 billion. Thus, they have to send a cheque for $5 billion† to their broker(s), and/or ...
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Where did the money go in the recent GME short squeeze?

Recently the GME stock moved in an extreme way, though there is more to it, these steps appear to have happened: A hedge fund had a large short position Many retail investors bought the stock, ...
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What are the short term effects for a retail investor if the broker suddenly decided to allow close only for some positions?

The main platform I use for the investment made the following announcement followed by several dozens of tickers that it applies to: Due to low levels of liquidity, *** has made some changes to how a ...
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Is ETF Market Cap Sum of Its Holdings?

When it comes to ETFs, is their Market Cap the exact (or as exact as possible) sum of its holdings or does it somehow have its own intrinsic value that can be different than the sum of its holdings? ...
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Do the people that sold naked calls that expire in the money have to settle up at the closing price on the day of expiry?

If a naked call expires Friday does the issuer of that call have to pay the 4:00 Friday price for the 100 shares or can they wait for a better price after hours, or the next day before settling?
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Why is “bad data” such a common occurrence?

Questions and answers involving "bad data": What caused this huge blip in GameStop stock at 2pm? What is a large sudden jump (or dip) and instantaneous recovery in a stock price What caused ...
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What caused this huge blip in GameStop stock at 2pm?

I've been reading about the GameStop situation, so naturally I googled the stock, and saw this: The stock appears to have more than doubled at around 2pm, then went back to exactly where it was ...

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