Questions tagged [stock-markets]

The stock market is the community of individuals and corporations engaged in the buying and selling of shares of companies, called stocks, on the open market. Shares of stock are traded on a stock exchange and are tracked on indices such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq.

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If the only value in a share (excl. dividends) comes from owning part of a company (and few own enough) then why are stocks valuable? [duplicate]

Sorry if the title is a little vague, let me be more precise. This post says that the value in shares comes from: The dividend payout Voting rights Owning part of a company, therefore receiving ...
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Can you purchase ADRs then sell it to the share issuing country?

If I purchase ADRs (OTC or not), will I be able to sell it to the country where the shares are issued?
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Difference of value of an ETF and its underlying assets

An ETF price might be slightly different than its underlying assets' one because the latter trades in the primary market and the former in the secondary one (font: ETFs bubble see minute 5:30). ...
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US companies' shares traded on London Stock Exchange

I noticed that there are a number of US companies whose shares are traded on London Stock Exchange. Let's take Netflix as an example. In the US, it is traded as NASDAQ:NFLX but in the UK it has ...
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Do stop orders get triggered by stock splits?

Situation 1: Suppose I have a stop-loss order in place, and the company's shares split 2 for 1. As a result of the split, the company's share price will halve. Will the stop-loss order be triggered? ...
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Will Alibaba stock split in US market?

I know this is a rookie question. Please help because I just could not find an answer to this question. I am only asking this question because currently, I'm holding BABA and I'm using a stop loss. ...
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Does HSBC publish a balance sheet for each of its branch in US, UK and HK?

So HSBC is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. I can only find one report/balance sheet for every fiscal period (quarterly and ...
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Is margin interest applied to intraday trades?

I'm trying to understand how the margin interest charge is calculated when you borrow money from a broker like Fidelity to buy stocks for intraday trades. If the rate is 8% then is the daily charge ...
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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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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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What kind of orders can be placed in a limit up or limit down?

Although the market is halted, can traders still enter in a market order or a limit order? Page 4 says it is a quote only state. Does this mean traders can enter in limit orders that are open and not ...
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How to find targets in short term swing trade (0-3 days)

I am learning to trade in trending secondary markets. I am usually able to find support price but I can't find resistance price using the previous data. I typically use S&R in previous data to ...
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What is period end basic number of $0.50 ordinary shares outstanding?

I was checking HSBC 2020 Q1 earnings release's balance sheet, and under share count, the first line says "period end basic number of $0.50 ordinary shares outstanding." I believe that the first line ...
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How do market makers profit from the bid-ask spread when bids are almost always lower than asks?

I am familiar with how currency exchange booths at airports make some of their money: from the bid-ask spread. For example, they will say: "you can sell us 1 USD for 1.32 CAD, and you can buy 1 USD ...
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Does management try to influence stock prices?

I have some questions about the relation between corporate management and the stock market that I think will impact my personal investments: Does the management of public companies try to influence ...
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Debt-equity Ratio & Current Ratio Relationship

I’m not understanding the current ratio and debt to equity ratio. I thought the current ratio is assets/liabilities And debt to equity is well, debt/equity. What doesn’t make sense is how can a ...
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When we invest in stocks, what stock price would we get if the buy limit order is higher than the ask?

If the stock market is changing so fast, and by the time your buy limit order of $132.60 arrived at the brokerage, the stock is at: bid: 132.40 ask: 132.50 Then what price would you get? The system ...
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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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How to look for evidence of a stock that got suddenly halted during regular trading hour in the NASDAQ exchange?

Yesterday (May 14th, 2020) I was trading CFD on Co-Diagnostics (CODX). Then at 13:25 EDT the stock halted in the NASDAQ exchange and it was until 13:58 EDT that the market resumed (subsequently my ...
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Stock loans: Question about “Put” also defined as “Insurance Policy”

I have a question related to stock loans industry. The so called "Put" is insurance which protects the downside. Lets say the lender had decided, before receiving the stocks to the brokerage account ...
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Are there any behavior patterns that one can deduce from how a funds chart looks like? [closed]

The following chart tracks a mutual fund on the last 6 months (maybe someone with a higher reputation can inline the picture for me): The big dip in the middle is because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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Why do most of the stock market's gains occur overnight? It has an overall loss during the daytime

I saw a tweet from the Chief Investment Strategist of Charles Schwab that said the following: Since 1993 from @bespokeinvest : Buying SPY at open & selling at close every day (ie, only holding it ...
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What causes the stock price to go really high even if the number of daily traded stocks are very low?

I was checking out a stock named Ruchi Soya, that went from 18-25 to 480 in maybe 2 months. But the daily traded stocks are very less in number. There were days the stock price hit the upper circuit ...
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Why isn't my bankrupt stock trading at any price?

Yesterday, a company whose stock I own declared bankruptcy (dont worry I barely have anything in it.) I was curious to see what would happened to its stock price, but so far (2 hours 20 minutes after ...
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Is there a reliable way to find out which stocks or bonds an ETF is buying?

In general, googling for "stocks behind an ETF X" does not seem to turn up useful results about what stocks it actually represents. I may be using the wrong search terms. For example, trying to ...
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Can I place a limit order to buy a stock below 25% of current market value

In Indian Stock market, Can I place a limit order to buy a stock below 25% of current market value as Good for 6 months on HDFC Securities platform?
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Is it possible to place a limit buy above the spread and vice versa?

Well, the title says it all. Is it possible to place a limit buy (bid) order above the spread (best ask price) and vice versa (a limit sell (ask) order below the spread (best bid price))?
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the impact of drop in oil prices financial markets performance and prospects? [closed]

Supporting that there is a correlation between oil prices and stock market. What could be the implications of low oil prices on the financial markets performance and prospects?
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Why is there a difference between SEC filing date and a Date of Event for an SC-13D form?

AMC just filled today, May 1st 2020, an SC-13D form that has the, "Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement" set as "July 23, 2019". Why is there a difference between the reporting dates?...
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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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How To Determine Seller Volume Vs Buyer Voume [duplicate]

Since every trade has a buyer and a seller, I don't understand when people say buyer volume is X or seller volume is Y (if seller volume is different from buyer volume). Where are these numbers coming ...
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Must Market Makers transact when they fore-know that transaction will lose them money?

Assume PhD researchers at Market Maker like BNP Paribas or Deutsche Bank CORRECTLY concludes the following stock and option are stupid and unreasonable, they will lose money buying them, and do ...
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Can a broker cancel market orders?

I sold my Tesla shares through the Revolut app. After I confirmed this, the transaction was in a "pending" state for several hours. After a few hours, I received a notification telling me ...
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Who are the buyers and sellers that determine the bid and ask price?

It's commonly explained that the price of a stock is determined by supply and demand. You can see the bid price (highest price a buyer is willing to pay for the shares) and the ask price (lowest price ...
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Why does rollover helps to cut cost of current contract?

Offsetting involves closing a position. Rollover involves closing a position and opening a new one. Is offsetting a part of rollover? If not, what is the strategic difference between these two? ...
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Ruchi Soya industries ltd shares [closed]

What is wrong with Ruchi Soya industries ltd shares (5% up per day). They are increasing in steps per day. There are 0 sellers, how can someone then buy those shares? Is only price increasing due to ...
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What do these negative volumes on the price chart denote?

I keep on seeing these negative volume values on my price chart. In the example below it's showing volume as -2.04 M. As I understand volume, it denotes the total number of shares or any other ...
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Differences in loss between offsetting and rollover futures? [duplicate]

For example, you are long/buy a crude oil futures contract in March at the spot price of $100 which expires in June. Then the day before they expire, the spot price of the June contract is $70. If ...
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What does it mean when Oil Futures go negative? [duplicate]

The following is a picture of the Oil Futures in Think-or-Swim (by TD Ameritrade). The symbol is /CLK20 in this application but other applications or websites may use a different notation. On 04/20/...
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Creating personal or joint broker account

This is a follow up question to this question: Chances of paying U.S inheritance tax as a non U.S citizen I am a nonresident alien and my wife is a US citizen who is not living in the US. I want to ...
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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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Why do some stocks drop suddenly in the after-hours?

Today the Tesla stock dropped by around 250$ for a few minutes. Can anyone explain me the background of this? I have seen quite a few times with a few stocks. As far as I know, this happened in the ...
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Western Canadian Select oil is now trading at negative

I just saw this news (Twitter) that Western Canadian Select (WCS) oil is now trading at negative. Is WCS a public traded thing that we can buy and sell on Questrade like any other stocks? I looked on ...
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How to compare return of an ETF with the index it tracks in Morningstar?

In Morning start you can compare stock indices and ETFs, but I haven't found a way to compare an ETF/Index fund with the index it tracks, in order to see how accurate is the ETF/Index fund is. How ...
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Why are prices of specific stocks NOT shown all-day long, when they are traded nonstop?

As far as I have understood, stocks of a company are traded on different stock exchanges all over the world. So lets say stock "Apple Inc" is not traded on New Yorks stock exchange, because it is ...
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Do market makers try to take out stop orders?

I have read many stock related forums over the years. One thing I have seen many people say is that they refuse to use stop orders because they don't want the market makers to "take out their stop". ...
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A stock needs to have a combination of a buyer and a seller in order to exchange hands. Then how is the supply and demand created?

I have no background in the stock market and I have just started to learn about it. Please excuse me if this is a stupid question. What I know so far is that if I have to sell a share, there has to ...
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Putting it all together: bid, ask and last prices

I have recently started to trade options and am having trouble putting together the bid, ask and last prices. Let me tell you where I am currently at and please correct me if I got anything wrong. ...
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At which times assets are really traded at stock exchanges of different countries?

I am located in Germany and have bought securities from different countries at different market places like Xetra, Stuttgart. However, I fail to understand why trading of "Visa Inc." sometimes begins ...
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Why do people buy the stocks of companies that do not pay a dividend and do not have steady growth? [duplicate]

For example, consider an airline company like AIR FRANC KLM. It doesn't manifest steady growth to support the hope that share price would be higher in the future. At the same time it doesn't pay a ...

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