Questions tagged [stock-markets]

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Constructive and relatively safe investment options

I'm 24 years old, 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 ...
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Why would retail investors want to route their orders to specific stock exchanges?

I am a small retail investor, and I have an account at a zero-commission stock broker. The stock brokerage firm offers "direct routing", where I can choose to send my order to a specific ...
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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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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 prices change throughout the day, how do ...
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Lot size for NASDAQ Equity options

I'm going to trade in NASDAQ equity options, please share link where I can find lot size of each equity option contract?
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Are there market makers for OTC stocks?

Will I always be able to find a willing buyer/seller for stocks that trade on the OTC markets? In other words, are there market makers for OTC stocks similar to the market makers for NYSE and NASDAQ ...
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NASDAQ Equity Option settlement

Suppose in NASDAQ i sell APPL equity put option of week and that option became ITM then would this option will settle in cash or physical delivery of stock?
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how to find high beta stocks

I'm looking for high beta stocks ( >= 3 ) and could find only a small handful. I've been googling "list of beta" etc. but get very few. Maybe there just aren't that many >= 3.
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Implications of a long-term stock market shutdown

It is well known that circuit breaker rules and technical glitches can shut down stock markets, and they do so for a day at most (e.g. via NYSE rule 80B). Natural disasters (e.g. hurricanes) and major ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find filings for OTC stocks?

If a US stock is traded on a major exchange, its filings can be found at https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/legacy/companysearch.html Is there a place where I can find filings done by stocks on ...
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What percent of a company are you buying when you purchase stock?

Lets say I buy a share of Apple stock. When you talk about stock, you say you are buying a small amount of the company. How small would 1 share of apple stock be at the moment you are answering the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Settle stocks on the same day [T] instead of [T+2/3]

Is it possible to have same day settlement on the stock markets by using more efficient processes and technology? I know that the T+3 settlement was earlier replaced by the T+2 settlement process. ...
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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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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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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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What is the meaning of writing off loss as goodwill by an impairment charges?

AMC has released on June 3rd a preliminary report of their Q1 for 2020. In that report they outline: Net Loss for the first quarter of 2020 to be between $2,117.3 million and $2,417.3 million, based ...
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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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