Questions tagged [stock-markets]

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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 ...
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Why do stock prices rise when dividends increase?

It seems like stock prices rise when dividends increase unexpectedly [possible citation needed]. This doesn't seem intuitive to me, because if you think of stock as a claim of ownership on a company, ...
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How do reporters know what caused the market to move that day?

I listen to "Marketplace" on public radio every day, and when they report the day's movement of the DJIA, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 they usually give a reason why it went up or down that day. They might ...
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Stock trading models that use fundamental analysis, e.g. PEG ratios?

I'm a finance undergrad writing a dissertation on fundamental analysis vs technical analysis applied to trading. I'm finding it easy to build technical indicators such as moving averages, while it ...
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Do mutual funds book profit?

While directly trading in equity i.e. bypassing mutual fund, a common strategy is to book a profit when market is up and accumulate when market is down. Mutual funds buy and sell in bulk. But, does ...
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Is Stock Trading legal for a student on F-1 Visa in USA? [duplicate]

I'm an international student in US on F1 Visa. I just want to know if how legal is trading stocks on my visa status. I've found some posts on quora that say Trading is completely legal, but should not ...
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I don't understand what it means to “Sell” stock that you don't already own, can someone explain the intuition behind it? [duplicate]

I started a couple months ago to learn more about the stock market and financial education in general, but this particular concept was hard to wrap my head around. I understand there are bears and ...
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Short term dividend payout [duplicate]

I read that as long as I hold a stock for two business days, I will get a dividend? What if I make multiple trades for one stock. For example, if I buy 20 shares and sell 20 two days later, then I buy ...
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Profiting from predictable periodic swings in the stock market: Where does the money come from? [duplicate]

Since Donald Trump has started to impose tariffs and periodically threatening to impose more tariffs, we see that the stock market tends to go up and down. When the stock market goes down by a ...
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What are price targets of stocks based on?

When analysts define a new price target for a stock. Is it based on actual fundamentals: costs, earnings, etc. Or does it include a guesstimation of how much the stock will change based on emotions ...
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Stock split vs bonus issue

I've spent a good amount of time wracking my brain about how a bonus issue actually benefits the stock holders. For example in a 1:1 bonus issue, the price of a share corrects to half of the pre-...
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Where is the stock market?

I've gotten lucky and got around $10k U.S. that I'm willing to experiment with in the stock markets. I still work full-time and I'm financially stable. I think that stocks can be a "hobby-job" where I'...
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Buy shares and bonds in non citizens countries

I am from Sri Lanka and I invested in stock market and bond in Sri Lanka. But I really like to buy other countries shares and bonds. Is it possible to buy those thing without citizenship. I know ...
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Does the reputation of a company matter in stock trading?

One person who I worked for in trading stocks stated that the reputation of a company never matters when looking at the rise and fall of its stock prices. After working with them for some time, that's ...
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what kind of stock graph is this?

this is the same pic with time frame I found this stock,but it has an unusual candlestick pattern,it is a pennystock.
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Is it possible that any security listed in one country but trades in another country

For example a company which listed in Europe but trades in US market or vice versa. Could you please provide few examples of such securities. I found that depository receipts are foreign company's ...
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Do knock-out call options become worthless when the underlying stock is split?

Suppose you own KO call options based on a stock. The knock-out level would be at $90, the stock currently is at $100. But then the stock is split 1:2, so suddenly the stock is worth $50. Do the ...
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How to read Stock Names

Is there maybe a table with descriptors that are sometimes added to stock names? Examples: "AMAZON.COM INC. DL-,01" what does the DL-,01 stand for? "Alphabet-Cl.C" what does Cl.C stand for? The C ...
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Why people still look for “naked” short-sellng stocks instead of short selling CFDs

I have been doing some research about equity trading and the stock market in general, and I have a doubt. I see that a lot of people is looking for short-selling stocks, but that is not so easy ...
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What is the difference between existing stockholders and new investors?

TrovaGene (TROV) just did a reverse split today n the premarket, and post market they announced an offering. In the offering they state: If the underwriters exercise in full their over-allotment ...
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Reverse Stock Split with 1 share

I would like some clarification on why my portfolio still shows that I own 1 share of CYTX at an average cost of $3.90, when in reality, I purchased 1 share for $0.39 several months ago? From what I'...
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Why does the stock market consistently overreact to the business cycle?

It's been shown time and time again (e.g. in Stocks for the Long Run) that the most profitable time to buy stocks is when sentiment is poor and that stocks usually recover very quickly at the end of a ...
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What shares are actually being sold in “ATM” format release?

I recently invested in $HMNY, a listed company and the owner of MoviePass. I invested it simply because that I love the MoviePass idea. Then, rumors says that the company wouldn't last long for the ...
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Is market order a special kind of limit order?

Is market order a special kind of limit order: is a buy market order equivalent to a limit order with very high (e.g., 10x trading price) buy price.
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Is there benefit in waiting for a stock market to open?

I am planning to purchase shares of a particular company that produces electricity using renewable wind power. The share price after market closure yesterday was 13.60. The price has been remarkably ...
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How to read volume in stock market?

I think I'm a bit confused about the volume in stock markets. For example: in tradingview I can see for AMZN the volume in 2 minutes candles is in average 1K-2K, what does it mean? I thought it was ...
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Is Nasdaq stock an ETF?

Newb here. Is https://robinhood.com/stocks/NDAQ an ETF, aka if I buy this, is it a composite index (like QTEC)? Meaning if I buy NDAQ am I really buying a composite index, or am I just investing in ...
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Can institutional, quant, or other professional traders “prey on” (make money from) retail investors?

I recently read in a well known forum: I worked for a large investment bank about 10 years ago, writing trading programs for quant traders who were market makers. The quants called guys like ...
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Why do banks give small APR loans

I apologize if this has been asked before.... If you can reasonably expect to profit 6% or more from index funds and there are other ways to make a reasonably safe 6% on the stock market.... Why do ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a stop loss on a stock overnight?

I use stop losses on all my stock holdings (manually trailing using the ATR). Some mornings, though, the open price on a stock is lower and my stock immediately sells. Granted, it might close lower ...
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Can a broker refuse to place my limit-orders?

I've got an interesting situation. A few weeks ago I found this company trading on the TSX Venture at about $6 with a rather decent market cap however, the daily volume on the stock was fluctuating ...
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How does earning per share get credited to stock owner

I bought 10 stocks of a company using morgan stanley's stockplan account. The company has announced 2 dollar earnings per share last quarter. So I should receive 20 dollar. Where will this amount be ...
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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 ...