Questions tagged [stock-markets]

for questions that relate to stock markets. A stock market is a network of financial transactions, not a physical facility or discrete entity, for the trading of company stock.

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The value/price of an ETF

From my understanding an ETF has the advantages of a managed fund with the advantages of a stock. Advantages of a managed fund: a) An ETF is a collection of stocks that are packaged into a single ...
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Quality of price when trading less than 100 shares

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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What is the 'opportunity cost' for delaying charitable donations, and when to grant them?

This question is kind of off topic, but this is the best sight I can find for it, so hopefully your humor me. I'm trying to figure out the optimal way to donate my charitable money, this question ...
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When a stock price goes down, does the money just disappears into thin air?

For a stock with market cap in hundreds of billions, when the price goes down, it's market cap could drop in billions in seconds. When this happens, does the money just disappears into the thin air? I ...
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If you own 1% of a company's stock, are you entitled to 1% of its assets?

Say you own 1% of company ABC's shares. If all of a sudden there is no more demand in the stock market for company ABC's stocks, and its share price dropped down to $0, can you claim 1% of company ABC'...
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Good investment options to take advantage of current low market

I have a sizeable amount of money to invest (about 80 thousand). With the market having dropped so sizeable I want to get into the stock market now to try to benefit from the eventual raise in the ...
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Why does the iShares EEM ETF have a higher expense ratio than similar ETFs like VWO?

Why is iShares able to charge more for EEM in comparison to VWO (a very similar ETF)? Investors/Traders are mostly institutional and in general, these entities have more insight (though simple ...
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why some brokerage does not allow uncovered (cash secured) put via online order?

In past, I had brokerage accounts with Vanguard and I have option level approved for writing uncovered put( Level 4). I could place covered call orders via the website. But to place uncovered put ( ...
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What would be the effect of closing stock market trading for two months to Coronavirus?

We all hear about the massive fluctuations of the stock market due to fears and responses to the coronavirus pandemic. The market also has also triggered "circuit breakers" that temporarily halt ...
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Equity market inflow meaning

Recently a lot of finance articles have talked about there being $25B in inflows to US equity markets since the election...what does that mean? If for every buyer, there's a seller, doesn't that also ...
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Can I place a stock limit order to buy above the current price? Can I place a stock limit order to sell below the current price?

In order to bypass the queue and get my orders filled before others, can I sell below the current price and buy above the current price in the stock market? I have found stocks with good liquidity ...
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Why are there so many glitches in stock market (equity) data?

In a recent question (Were the shareholders of ZTNO (Zoom Technologies Inc.) just hustled?), I asked about an equity (stock) that appeared to suddenly go to zero. Other community members helpfully ...
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Understanding a Trailing Limit if Touched Order

I"m trying to wrap my head around a Trailing Limit if Touched Order that is offered by Interactive Brokers. The order explanation is at Trailing Limit if Touched. What I'm trying to figure out is ...
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Why did the price of crude oil drop below zero today?

Something that’s never happened in the oil market just occurred: negative prices on an oil contract. Why did the price of crude contracts drop below zero today? Can I invest in crude contracts ...
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A cash account, the settlement time

I have a question about the way you can trade on a cash account: I know that if you have lets say a $1,000 account and you buy $1,000 worth of ABC stock and sell them on the same day say Monday from ...
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What is the difference between a stock being “listed” on an exchange and trading on an exchange [duplicate]

US Stocks are typically only listed on one exchange, generally NYSE or NASDAQ. There have been some in the past that were listed on both exchanges, but seems like that isn't something companies do ...
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How are market orders matched? [duplicate]

I'm trying to gain some insight into how orders on an exchange are matched to design a proof of concept matching system. Am I correct in assuming market orders are immediately executed against the ...
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Were the shareholders of ZTNO (Zoom Technologies Inc.) just hustled?

According to most financial sites, shares of Zoom Technologies Inc. (ZTNO) just suddenly went to zero. Before anyone panics, I'm not referring to Zoom Video Communications Inc. (ZM), the maker of the ...
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Why is Google's current nasdaq market cap almost twice the current share price * the No. of shares outstanding?

Shouldn't the market cap be exactly the current share price * the no. of shares outstanding? at the time of writing the share price is 537.37 and the no. of shares is 342.63 million, but the market ...
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When are funds available for a withdraw or to trade after a Futures /ES Emini contract? T+3 settlement

Stocks seem to have a 3 day wait (trade plus 3) T+3 for funds to be available to place another trade or withdraw cash without getting a "FED CALL". Options seem to have a 1 day wait. When are funds ...
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How you make decision on a stock purchase after fundamental analysis? [closed]

I am new to investing and just started practising on a simulator. I wrote a program on Matlab and to analyse various fundamental aspects of a company. These are the aspects computed my program, A. ...
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Do market makers (equities, equity options) continually adjust bid / ask quotes or only adjust after they receive orders?

I’m stuck between two fields of thought, and I’m curious if anyone knows how this works in practice? On one hand, if the MMS have a bid and ask based on current supply and demand and nothing changes,...
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How can US stocks change so much without any new company activity?

I follow the market every day. It is rushing to recover losses over the last few weeks. However, stock prices are not mirroring the actual activity of the companies, only because liquidity in ...
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How to tell whether an intra-day stock trend is about to reverse or not?

After I bought $3k worth of TSLA puts in the last ten minutes of the market today, I chickened out and sold them. My analysis was that the stock formed a double top pattern, albeit a vague one, so I ...

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