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Static and Dynamic, Major/Minor Support and Resistance in Stock Trading/Investing

I was reading a short article the article is here. The author talks about Static and Dynamic support and resistance. While I understand the concept of support and resistance (also to an extent major ...
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How much will a stock be worth after a merger?

Suppose I own a common stock in ABC Corp that's currently worth $32.00. Now XYZ Inc and ABC Corp have completed a merger agreement, with XYZ Inc agreeing to pay $36 for each share of ABC Corp, ...
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What is the difference between the MACD line, Signal line and the Zero line?

How do the lines differ and what exactly do they show?
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What website provided R-Square value of a stock? [closed]

I'm trying to find a website which gives me R Squared value of a stock. So far looked at at least 10 websites. I can find every analytics but R-Square! I looked at Yahoo Finance, Reuters, fools.com ,...
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How websites like Google have access to stock market data? [closed]

I was wondering, How websites such as Yahoo finance and Google can access market data? Do they buy API from somewhere?
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what is the timezone that yahoo uses for stock information

Sites such as yahoo show historical data for stocks. They show stocks for all different stock markets. When they show information for a day for example the hong kong stock market, are those dates ...
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What were the actual problems of selling your long-term stock holdings during 2007-09?

I would like to know what were the differences of trading US equities during the credit crunch era from someone who had a pertinent experience, since I was a high school kid back then and now I'm an ...
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Do Options take Dividend into account?

Suppose I own a contract with a market lot of 100 shares in company A and company A goes ex-dividend during the validity of the contract. That means, that theoretically the price of company A will ...
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Will the popularity of index funds cause a pricing bubble in the stocks that make up an index?

I can't help but notice the popularity of index mutual funds over actively managed funds. I think all the arguments are sound, but I have one worry: Index funds are run by buying the stocks listed ...
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Is it time to rearrange portfolio and put more money in bonds? [closed]

57% of my portfolio is invested in stocks. I am considering rebalancing the portfolio and adding more debt funds to it. How to track the market and decide if its time to sell the stocks or buy more? ...
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What is the difference between SWK, SWJ, and SWP (Stanley Black & Decker)

Stanley Black & Decker seems to have three symbols on the NYSE. SWK: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. SWP: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. CORP UNIT 2017 SWJ: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. JR ...
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How do stops and limits work with short-selling?

My understanding of stock market orders right now is illustrated as shown: stock market orders However, if the price of a stock was trading at 22.00 and I wanted to enter a short position at a ...
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Stock market investment books written by scientists, mathematicians, or statisticians?

People from these backgrounds are more likely to have valid ideas rather than the speculative humbug of many other writers. Books I have found so far: Burton P. Fabricand, The Science Of Winning, ...
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Risk of selling stock cash secured puts and covered calls

I'm trying to determine what the potential downside is for selling call and put options, aside from the obvious loss of money if the stock moves past the strike price of the call or put sold. Right ...
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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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What happens to all of the options when they expire?

Most option traders don't want to actually buy or sell the underlying stock. They just use options as a trading vehicle perhaps making money on the time decay, on changes to volatility, etc. My ...
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Do Stop Loss orders make sense even though they increase volatility?

If most people add Stop Loss orders to their portfolios, then when the market "corrects", then all these SL triggers will fire, but there won't be enough buyers, so prices will fall further, and ...
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Why do volatility stocks/ETFs (TVIX, VXX, UVXY) trend down in the long-term?

I've noticed that stocks/ETFs that measure volatility (TVIX, VXX, UVXY, XVZ) are all trending down massively (eg VXX going from $7000/share on 3/09 and on 6/16 it is around $16/share) in the long-term ...
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Does short selling create additional share in the market?

Let's say that I short-sell 1 share that A lent to me and B immediately bought from me. Doesn't this create additional share in the market because A will see it as "lent out" in his bank account and ...
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Is there an online tool to help purchasing option spreads? [closed]

I'm pretty new to futures trading and I'm wondering if there is an online tool to help look at various spread options contracts? I'm interested in getting some experience trading futures with pretty ...
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What is a call spread and how does it work?

First let me apologize in advance, I am an amateur in this world at best, and my terminology is a little weak. However this phrase "buy/sell a call spread" seemed pretty light on description every ...
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Short an option - random assignment?

I'm still really new to options but I'm trying to understand this concept of assignment. Let’s say I’m short a call of Microsoft at a strike of 80 set to expire in a quarter. Microsoft surges for ...
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Hedging against an acquisition of a stock

Let's say I have done research and have a view that a public company's stock will go down due to worsening fundamentals. So normally then, one can express that view by shorting the stock. However, ...
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Are all “market beating” investment strategies/products scams?

There are many newsletters, advisors, and other providers of financial/investment information or services that claim (usually backed up by back-testing results) that they provide a way to beat/...
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Who are the holders of stocks on the market?

Is there a source that documents who are the holders of stocks on the market? I am especially interested in the distribution of big players such as BlackRock, Vanguard and private investors. I.e. 70% ...
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Dad (mid 50s) wants me to help him invest ~500k?

My dad is in his mid 50s right now, and he has ~500,000 in his savings account. He has approximately 1 million in his 401k. He feels bad that he missed out on the rally of the past 9 years and wants ...
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Bond sell off vs stocks

U.S. stocks fell following a bond selloff that sent yields to multi-year highs. New filings for unemployment fell unexpectedly to near 49-year lows. The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rose ...
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How far in advance can insider sell their own company's stock?

Assuming this is not a new IPO, and no lock-ups, how far in advance do insiders have to declare selling their stock? From what I read online, they certainly can not immediately sell their stock the ...
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What are some strategies for profitable buying of naked options (call / put)?

I prefer naked options of the index and stocks for obvious reasons. I would like to know some strategies to remain profitable with it. Note: I choose first out the money (strike price) option ...
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Does the severity of a market downturn seem to be correlated with the length of the bull market that proceeded it? [closed]

There is a lot of talk on the net, in the WSJ, etc. about how we're in the longest bull market in recent memory, that "this can't last forever", and so on. Does history suggest that when things ...
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Can I profit on Brexit having a modest amount of Pound Sterling?

Knowing the Brexit is coming, is there any way I can profit on that? I'm willing to speculate a small amount of money just for fun, but if there was a less risky way of profiting on Brexit, I'm ...
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MBS vs Corp or Muni bond. Please explain the difference

How are MBS different from corporate or municipal bonds that have a coupon attached? For example, if I invest 25,000 per year, how do I get the return? Is there a fixed coupon? Also, I heard of ...
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Is it possible to buy stocks and sell it the next day, then use that cash to buy and sell the next day and so on instantly with a margin account?

I heard about limits such as a maximum of 3 trades in 3 days, if margin accounts can overcome these limits, how is it done? When I asked my broker, he said it's possible, but, I don't understand how ...
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Is is possible to specifically search for crashing stocks?

A part of my personal investment strategy is to buy shares that have just fallen to a very low point. Recent examples include Zalando and TomTom, both of which I trust to recover soon. Looking for ...
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Always profitable combination of options strategies?

Why can't we just combine multiple options strategies to get an always profitable scenario? For example by combining protective call and protective put won't we be able to get an always profitable ...
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What % of the average daily volume of a stock can be purchased without affecting the price of the stock significantly? [closed]

If I'm aiming to buy a stock at close and sell it at close tomorrow, speculating that the price will increase by then, how many shares can be purchased without affecting the price of the stock such ...
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Can a casual investor effectively predict the direction of the stock market?

Is the stock market an efficient market, with assets whose direction of change in prices cannot be predicted by casual investors? The reason I'm asking this is because certain family members are ...
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Global Small-Cap Index Fund has an annual average rate of return of 14%?

I'm new to learning about investing so this may sound stupid. But I'm from the UK and I looked up different index funds on the Vanguard UK website. And since its inception (in Jan 2010), the annual ...
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Should retail investors study exchange rules?

The NYSE has just shy of ten-thousand rules in their rule book. That ain't exactly light reading material either. If a retail investor is an active trader on NYSE, how well should they have studied ...
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On the ASX, why does a stock going ex-divided trigger cancellation of market orders?

I currently hold a stock trading on the ASX, and I noticed this morning that my sell order was automatically cancelled. Looking at the queues, I noticed that there were almost no orders in either buy ...
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Are there corporations in which I can invest with a clear conscience? [closed]

Are there corporations in which I can invest with a clear conscience? I would like to save money for the pension and invest in the stock market, but I am not sure which companies act sustainably, ...
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Resources on getting into stocks as a youngin' and the legitimacy of stock trading videos [closed]

This is a two part question: I. Would anyone recommend some resources for getting into stock trading as an 18 year old. I make ~30k/yr if that helps. II. On the legitimacy of big youtube videos ...
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Identifying the market of a stock

I am completely new to stocks, but i want to try to buy stock from another market - other than my country. So how can i figure out data for a particular stock? Even the most basic, how can i find, ...
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What is the difference between quote data, trade data and pricing data in stock market?

I am new to stock market. I never found any clear response on internet for this query. Few define quote data as the last traded value, few define it as the bid & ask value. I also wonder OHLC ...
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How do I diversify with little capital but picking only those companies I want?

Is it possible to achieve a high degree of diversification with relatively little capital but still be able to determine exactly in which companies one invests and in which one not? So is there a way ...
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Why today i.e. 31st Aug is being called the First day of September series in trade market

I read this post today, on 31st Aug . Why does it mention today as 1st day of September series. Shouldn't tomorrow be the first day ? I do not have much knowledge regarding this. I tried to google ...
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Portugal's stock market vs France's stock market [closed]

I am 23 years old and I'm just diving in to the world of investing in stocks and funds. I wonder if it would be worthwhile to invest in French stocks. My father has invested for about 15 years and ...
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Does CFD and Spread Betting “move the stock market”?

Trading stock involves ownership of the underlying asset. Given the total nr of shares on the market are limited. Given that the price moves according to Supply and Demand. Would CFD trading and ...
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How do I calculate Return on Equity using moneycontrol data?

I am just starting with the stock market and I find the terms in books/tutorials not exactly matching with the balance sheet values. I am trying to calculate Return on equity= Net Income/Avg ...
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What do you think the fair price of this stock is based on these summarized financial statements? [closed]

I have been trying to make a valuation by reading the financial statements, but I believe I am just guessing. I have an idea, but I do not understand completely. Can I get a valuation and a short ...