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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Bid/Ask spead for an ETF

I have been looking here for the information on the Bid/Ask spread of the Vanguard Ftse All-World Units Etf A on the Italian market. Here it is reported "Ask: n.d. X n.d" and "Bid: 84,...
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Why derivatives markets are the most fragile in times of correction?

I read an article about bitcoin derivatives which has been skyrocketing lately. The author wrote at the end of the article: "Derivatives markets are the most fragile in times of correction, ...
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ZERO SUM GAME IN STOCK MARKET , whats ur perspective? [closed]

I think stock market is "SEMI" zero sum game. why "semi" because stock value itself can grow from inflation , dividend and new right issue price , etc. some people called it book ...
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what does “Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock” mean?

Sometimes we can get news about "XXX Company Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock". What does that mean? Does it mean the company is in good shape or in a bad situation? Its ...
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Day Trade $25,000 again

If I have a margin Day Trade account, after some transactions/tradings there is only $25,000 cash in this account now. There are some cases for this Day Trade account I need to know its status. Please ...
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Is there completely free options broker? [closed]

I'm looking for cheapest options broker available, and stumbled across Firstrade. They don't charge commission or fee, but unfortunately they collect SEC Fee and Options Regulatory Fee when selling or ...
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help me to understand the day trade requirements

I am new to the stock market and the Day Trade. I need your help to clarify some definitions (from Fidelity): "A Day Trade is defined as an opening trade followed by a closing trade in the same ...
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When selling stocks at a stop-loss price during a crash, who do I actually sell them to?

Consider a situation where a stock that was performing normally for a while crashes, say because news about a catastrophic development in the company become public. The share price drops from USD 85 ...
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Why do SPAC units typically start trading at 10 USD?

I read on https://www.kiplinger.com/investing/stocks/601168/spacs-to-buy: Generally, the SPAC (Special-purpose acquisition company) will offer at $10 per "unit." Each unit includes one ...
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What impact does the delistment of Chinese stocks from the NYSE have on my holdings?

Recently, the New York Stock Exchange decided to de-list a number of Chinese Telecom stocks, and are rumored to be considering delisting further stocks, including Alibaba. I have a small stake in ...
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Diversifying inter sector or intra sectors. What should be considered?

I have been investing (softly) in stocks for the last 2 years or so. I am not an experienced stock investor but it seems to me that there is a consensus that some degree of diversification is a safer ...
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Where do stock market APIs get their data?

It confuses me how stock market API companies can charge so much for access to the stock market data. For example, stock market APIs such as MarketStack and Polygon have very limited free access to ...
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If I own an ADS in a company that is delisted, can I exchange my ADS with shares of the same company in their original market?

Assume that I own some NYSE:CHA (American depositary shares (ADSs) for China Telecom Corp. Ltd.), which is scheduled to be delisted from NYSE sometime between Jan. 7 and Jan. 11, 2021 (mirror). Can I ...
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Stock market day trading etf new please help

I am really new to this and I need your help. Let's say I have 50k: I buy 100 shares of a stock, sell them at $5 profit for each share and do it again with 50K+plus. How much I made on the last trade? ...
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Is it possible for a stock that is consecutively trading above $1 to get delisted?

Is it ever possible that a stock that is consecutively trading above $1 to get delisted? If so, how, and for what reasons? And if it happens, how often does it happen?
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Why do bond markets close slightly early (at 2 p.m. ET) on December 31 whereas the stock market closes at the regular time?

kiplinger.com: The stock market is indeed open for a full trading session on New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. But for what it's worth, bond traders do get a slightly shortened day; the bond ...
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Where to find list of full name (NOT abbreviations!) of stock exchanges where particular enterprises has their stocks in? [closed]

Would anyone be able to help with the question in title? So far I only know Bloomberg and their ''Stocks'' menu and it's corresponding fields to search the public enterprises with publicly traded ...
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Why is finviz not showing some stocks?

Finviz is a popular stock screener and is recommended by many traders. However, when I put a filter of "shorted more than 30 percent", it did not show me GME whose short percent is higher ...
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Dividends and Number of shares owned

For stocks in companies that pay dividends, is this just for holding any share, or is the dividend paid per share? For example, a dividend of $10: is that $10 for holding 200 shares of stock or $10 ...
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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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Is it wise to keep some savings in a cash account to protect against a long term market crash?

My wife and I have half our savings in a low risk diversified account (WealthFront - mostly bonds, some stocks). We have the other half in a high interest cash savings account (0.35% interest). Our ...
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P/E Ratios. - the spread and outliers

The average P/E ratio of companies is 55 (just an assumption). The p/e ratio is the mean of a sample of comparable companies, but what is the spread of p/e ratios, and have the outliers been excluded? ...
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What explains minute time frame stocks gaps?

Gaps (the difference between the close and open prices of two consecutive periods) between two days can be understood by the many events that may happen between the market closing and the market ...
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Confusion on Bid vs. Ask and Spread; Profits

Stock A has a bid price of $100.08, an ask price of $100.10 and a last trade price of $100. I take that to mean that if I buy the stock at $100.10 then I will have lost a total of two cents. How does ...
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How are stocks less than $1 able to trade on NYSE for more than 6 months?

Stocks like Oragenics (NYSE:OGEN) has been trading below $1 for more than 6 months now. I’m curious as to why they have not yet been delisted? Doesn’t the NYSE require stocks to be traded over $1, and ...
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Why doesn't every successful trade appear on the Level 2 order book?

I have noticed that not every successful trade appears on the Level 2 order book. Particularly for illiquid shares. Take the example below, where the book is filled with Market Makers. A lot of the ...
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Where does the money go if ask is lower than bid?

If a stock has a current ask of €30,-, and I place a bid of €31,-, I assume my order would get matched with the ask order of €30,-. Where does the €1,- difference go? Do I buy the stock for €30,50, ...
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Selling large number of stocks at once

I can't wrap my head around selling large quantity of stocks. For example, assume Alan has 10,000 shares of company X that he bought 5 years ago at $5/share. He is happy with the current share price ...
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Can you really always yield profit if you diversify and wait long enough?

It is a common assumption (and, as far as historical stock market data goes, also proven) that the stock market is always growing if you enlarge the time window long enough . In other words: The stock ...
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What happens to my shares if a company reverse splits its stock 10 to 1, but I own fewer than 10 shares? [duplicate]

Company A decides to do a reverse stock split and reduces the number of shares by, say 10 to 1. Before the reverse split I only owned 7 Stocks on that company. How will this reverse stock split ...
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How to calculate the market cap of a company before and after IPO

When I calculate the market cap of a company before IPO, I just go to the latest S-1 form and find "Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common ...
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highest and lowest in aftermarket seems extreme?

We all want to buy lower and sell higher on the stock. But sometimes, particularly in the aftermarket and pre-market time, even though there is no special news on that stock, we still can see a crazy ...
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What if there is only Bid and no Ask?

Today, I have bought shares of one company at morning and it was showing inflation where both both Ask and Bid was rotating but later, till afternoon, only Bid was rising and Ask it was 0. When this ...
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How do market makers pair up buyers and sellers?

Given this setup: Bob want to buy Share X of $100. Sue wants to sell that share for $120. Sarah wants to sell her share for $130. All of them use the same market maker (eg: some brokerage website). ...
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How do companies benefit from increase of shares value in the stock market? [duplicate]

I am completely ignorant on the subject and am trying to understand the fundamentals of finance in order to better understand some topics for example how the exchange market works. This is what I ...
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What does “Order Book” mean here?

I found from a press release the following sentence: "New deals and increased volume lead to estimated $1.3B Order Book by year end, up from $1B target" What does this mean? Is it a firm ...
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Is the stereotype of a businessman shouting “SELL!” and “BUY!” into a telephone in any way attached to reality?

In numerous cartoons and whatnot, you see a rich businessman shouting "BUY!" or "SELL!" into a telephone. Sometimes, it's just that, and sometimes, they may shout the slightly more ...
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Does the share price always rise after a SPAC announce merger with a target company?

Does the share price always rise after a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) announces merger with a target company? I feel the only purpose of a SPAC is to merge with a target company and ...
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Why do some charts have so few candlesticks?

Why do some stock charts look like the one on this screenshot? Why does it have such low amount of candlesticks compared to for example TSLA?
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who determines which stock goes into SP500 and Nasdaq index

Who determines which stock goes into S&P500 and Nasdaq index? How often do the components of S&P500 and Nasdaq index change? Is it possible to get a notification when the decision has been ...
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What is market Cap of a company if listed on 3 exchanges?

I own a stock that trades on TSX Venture, Frankfurt exchange, and OTC in the US. Exchange Market Cap TSX Venture $25M Canadian Frankfurt $16M EURO OTC $18M US What would the market ...
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How to reinvest my gains in the equity?

My equity portfolio has been gaining a bit of traction because the economy is recovering. I am a noob investor and It has only been a few months since I first started. The rule of thumb for most ...
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Why is GMOL dead frozen at $0.03 since last 1 week?

Can anybody explain why General Moly (GMOL) stock is trading at $0.03 since 1 week? I want to understand if its better to sell the GMOL stocks I have or wait? In some stock trading websites, the tickr ...
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Why can't we arbitrage ETFs?

I invest in a couple of ETFs in Europe and regularly I observe results such as: VUSA (Vanguard's European S&P500 ETF) went up 0.41% today; the S&P500 went down 0.68%; the EUR/DOL went down 0....
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Say I own some shares in a company and their stock rises and I want to buy more shares does my older price change to the new one?

Say I own some shares in a company and their stock rises and I want to buy more shares does my older price change to the new one? And if I sell just the amount I bought the 2nd time what happens? I ...
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Does the Pattern Day Trader (PDT) rule apply on all brokers?

Does the Pattern Day Trader (PDT) rule apply on all brokers? or some brokers can ignore it
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What determines the “spread” in stock/crypto markets, and how to circumvent it?

I'm looking for some pointers to learn more about how the crypto market works. Specifically, I'd like to know more about why the latest price listed against the graph UI on coinbase doesn't correspond ...
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How to save money while protecting it from inflation for a home?

Last time I heard from my friend that M1 money supply year increase in my country is about 35% and economy is frozen (I don't known is it true, but let assume that it is true in some country X). If I ...
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Is there any way to use margin in your account without incurring interest charges?

Is there any way to use margin without incurring interest charges?, say I purchase 200 shares of stock with 2000$ of margin on the 11th day of the month, I then sell the 200 shares on the 12th day of ...
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Whats the difference between float and volume or are they the same thing?

Hi I'm still learning and want to know whats the difference between float and volume or are they the same thing? Thanks in advance

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