Questions tagged [stock-markets]

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Is Robinhood a good platform to trade stocks on? [closed]

Some of my friends do all of their stock trades through an app called Robinhood, which claims to offer free trades on stocks, options and ETFs. While it sounds like a good way to start investing in ...
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How does stock split work in practice with short sellers?

Using Tesla as an example who announced a coming 5-1 stock split yesterday According to the press release, people that own Tesla stocks on or before Aug 21st will receive an additional 4 shares as ...
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Is there a site/tool to allow searching CEFs by Z-Score? [closed]

Investing in Closed-End Funds (CEFs) with a low Z-Score is a good strategy for finding deals, as the CEF will likely return to it's standard Z-Score of zero over time (regression to the mean). I see a ...
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How much real value has the stock market lost since Feb. 2020? [migrated]

In this question I'm using the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund(VTSMIF), which for my purposes I find to be a sufficient indicator of the US market as a whole. (Please explain why this isn't an ...
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Core-Satellite Portfolio Building Strategy

I recently heard of the Core Satellite investment strategy and found it very interesting and smart. However, I failed to find other comparable portfolio building strategies and subsequently, a ...
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What is a “regular way” contract?

I was reading a stock brokerage firm's article on Regulation NMS and Rule 611, which says: The Order Protection Rule requires trading centers to establish and enforce procedures designed to prevent &...
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What is the reason behind non-horizontal support and resistance lines (wedge, triangle)?

Could you please explain why does price of a stock sometines form patterns like wedge, triangle (especially when it happens over a long period of time e.g. over a few years)? I mean that three or more ...
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Do inter-dealer transactions increase the trade volume when I buy shares?

When I buy 100 shares, does the trade volume increase by exactly 100 shares? Suppose there are 4 entities involved in a transaction: me, my broker, dealer A, and dealer B. When I place an order to buy ...
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What is causing large bid/ask spread in IEX top of book data?

I have been collecting data and experimenting with back testing algorithmic trading strategies. Admittedly I am not experienced in this domain and have been trying to build my understanding. I just ...
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Who are the market makers for large traders?

I read that market makers, like large investment banks, usually don't like providing liquidity to savy, larger traders because the bank will be on the losing side of transactions. If so, who are the ...
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Why don't “buy uptick” and “sell downtick” orders exist?

I am learning about tick-sensitive orders. I know that there are two kinds of tick-sensitive orders: Buy downtick order: can be filled only on a downtick or zero downtick price. Sell uptick order: ...
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Can off-exchange trades take place at prices outside the bid-ask spread?

Suppose the national best bid for an illiquid stock is $10, and the national best ask is $12. Alice wants to buy 100,000 shares, but the daily volume of the stock is lower than the amount she wants to ...
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Why do market-makers usually win against traders?

I heard that market-makers — like TD Ameritrade and Fidelity – usually make profits while traders do not, especially in foreign exchange. Why is that?
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Why is a rise in price associated with buying and a decline in price associated with selling?

This confuses me because people say “everyone is selling off” implying there is more sellers than buyers. It’s the exact opposite when the price goes up. But for an order to go through, there needs ...
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Can US stocks list on one stock exchange but trade on other US stock exchanges?

I am trying to understand how the US stock market works. From my understanding, there is one stock exchange where a company is "listed". This stock exchange listing requires the company to ...
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web sites that list the ticker symbols of high beta stocks? [closed]

I want to invest in some high beta stocks. The only list I've found is Yahoo finance, but it was only 5 stocks.
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How to take advantage of a trading opportunity

You hear or read something that makes you know 100% that a CFD market price or Stock Price of company X is going to go up or down ...there is no denying it ...(as a noob at trading) i wait until ...
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What is “market manipulation”?

What is market manipulation? When we can speak about market manipulation? Can "normal people" with a not so high budget manipulate the market?
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Is this how stock trading works? [closed]

This is a very basic question about the Stock Exchange, and I was looking for some concrete answers with a general understanding of how it works. When a Stock Exchange is open for business in a ...
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Stock price for new IPO different from price range

I have been trying to understand why new ipo stocks are different from the price ranges the companies have mentioned. Example Relay Therapeutics, Inc. (RLAY) went live today the price range they have ...
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What is wrong in research for stock exchange on MarketWatch vs. Bloomberg (why Major differences)?

I have a question which is related to searching information which company has stocks assigned to which stock exhange in which country. My question is based on the comparison between Marketwatch and ...
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Why do stock exchanges have minimum share price requirements?

Most stock exchanges have rules about minimum share prices, below which a stock may be suspended or delisted from the exchange after a grace period. For example, the New York Stock Exchange requires a ...
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Stocks that match the criteria of the “intelligent investor” [closed]

Warning! Noob investor. I am new to investing and trying to learn how to make effective trades. I recently started listening to the "The intelligent investor" The book offers various starter ...
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Does an IPO mean a company is going public or is already public?

I know that an IPO means that a particular company, regardless of the country, is offering some quantity of their stocks to the public via the stock exchange. I also assume (but not sure) that if they ...
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How is a market-maker always ready to buy and sell?

How is the market maker able to make deliver on their bid and ask prices? Do they always have stock ready? Do they go and buy when they want to sell? Do they have to "fund their positions"? ...
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Are publicly available bid, ask, and last prices reliable when many trades take place outside stock exchanges?

From my understanding, zero-commission trades are possible because stock brokers place orders for stocks on third-party platforms instead of placing orders on stock exchanges. The third-party ...
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Is making alpha zero sum?

I know that the stock market isn't zero sum but I was wondering if alpha is. If I beat the market by $200 in returns doesn't that mean that someone lagged the market by $200 in returns? Suppose the ...
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Why are computers allowed to make trades in a stock market regime that's regulated to be operated by humans?

This is my first question and I'm very unexperienced in the field of stock trading so please be gentle. Looking at a stock price chart (TSLA) I can see there is a so called "after market" in ...
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Does inflation directly increase stock prices?

Let's say there's a company in a normal, rational market with X outstanding shares valued at $100 per share in 2021. A year from then, there has been no news about the company, no changes in revenue ...
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How do market makers avoid losses in their stock inventory?

The Designated Market Makers (DMMs) on NYSE and the Market Makers on NASDAQ hold shares in their inventory in order to facilitate liquidity. Given that stock price change throughout the day, how do ...
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Can my stock broker delay my buy order while it buys using its own account?

Suppose I have placed an order to buy 100 shares at $10. Can my stock broker leave my order aside while it buys 100 shares at $10.01 using its own money? The stock broker gains from this: If the ...
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How do OTC Pink securities to move into the Grey Market?

(Note: I'm new to the market mechanisms of the OTC market) On any given day, there are usually securities that leave the OTC Pink market and fall into the Grey Market. For example: Fri, Jul 03, 2020 ...
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Studies for personal finances [closed]

Over the last couple of days, I started thinking about financial independence for myself. That idea sounds great to me as I'm 33 years old, have a good and stable income, and I could do something to ...
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Does a mutual fund buy new shares when it issues new units for individuals?

You may ponder what is the significance of this question. Consider a mutual fund that has achieved a high return rate possibly because it has bought a profitable share at a low price months ago. Now, ...
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What drives a share price to stay up even when the fundamentals are weak?

Check this. The market cap of this company is not even close to other companies with the same CMP, let alone the fundamentals. And It manufactures a variety of heavy equipment, such as that used for ...
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What happens when the 'offer price' drops to zero?

I am aware of the basic idea of the 'offer price qty'. It's basically the number of shares available for you to buy at some instance. But what happens when this quantity drops to zero (i.e. there are ...
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What is the difference between buying stock in Shares VS Dollars?

I'm a newbie in the stock market, well in "RH" & "WB". I just received notice I can buy "some" Stock in $ dollars also, my question is: What is the difference in ...
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What do we infer from the shares bid - position in market?

I am trying to understand what can I conclude or infer from my position in the market when I have applied for the bid. In terms of number of buyers and the volume. Next in terms of number of sellers ...
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What does it mean for the “Feds” to step in?

In several stock market crashes in the US including the recent Covid crash in March and the financial crisis in 2008 it was said that the Feds had to step in and save the economy. There was an ...
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Why aren’t there more stock market prediction tools available?

Investing in stocks depends on multiple factors. In order to estimate the approximate best time can be done with experience, various calculations, etc. With the rise of Machine Learning, Deep Learning,...
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How does a specific share having intermediate owners during a time period affect volume?

Take any public company on an exchange. On this exchange, Person A sells one share of this company to Person B for $X, then Person B sells the specific share he bought from Person A to Person C for $Y....
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Correct Market Value of a Stock [duplicate]

Thanks for looking into my post. I am new to the stock investment. Current Microsoft book value is 15$ but the Market value is 198$ How to decide value of the stock? How can I say its overvalued and ...
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What does a large negative “Insider Transactions” mean (finviz)?

What does a large negative "Insider Trans" on finviz.com mean? In general, does it mean that the stock is not worth buying now? For example: The Zoom Video Communications stock is very ...
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Is there a way to determine the impact of retail investors on stocks or a stock market index?

There has been speculation that retail investors have been behind recent buying momentum in the stock market, such as the below excerpt from Andrew Ross Sorkin's daily newsletter 'Deal Book' (...
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Trading is less than 100 Shares and the quality of the price

I am thinking about diversifying my portfolio by adding 10 new positions. Due to limited funds, I am planning on buying less than 100 shares each time. It is my understanding that since I am buying ...
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Why are stock prices so volatile outside trading hours (after hours or pre-market)?

I understand that companies release earnings once a quarter, and when they do, their stock price fluctuates wildly outside of trading hours based on their results. And there are external factors such ...
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How does one lose money when reasonably buying with leverage?

I'm one of the newbie retail investors that this guy (and presumably a lot of his colleagues) seem to hate. Ironically, my biggest loss was from agreeing with specialists that the recent rally is ...
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Charts looking the same

The following are the charts of DJIA, NASDAQ and S&P 500 for June 13, 2020. The charts look very similar with the same ups and downs. In the morning, DJIA was 700 points high, then went down, up, ...
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How to estimate the total worth of a company?

As of 2020/6/10, if you look at the Microsoft stock (link below), you will see that the company has a Mkt cap of $1.49T. For some time now I had been under the impression that this figure indicated ...
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What does “Listed Only” mean on German financial platforms?

When I'm looking at EFS, Funds and Stocks in the German market I alway see (and always only in English, surrounded by German words) "Listed Only" on all these exchanges. What do they mean? What is ...

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