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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Is S&P500 “irrationaly exuberant” or what is the right way to rationally judge the market state at some point in time?

From the book "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham: “The pendulum swings from irrational exuberance to unjustifiable pessimism.” Looking at the S&P500 index currently nearing 3,000 ...
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Is there reporting for commodities and forex trades?

I was wondering why stock trades are required to be reported to the exchange or trade reporting facility, but why other asset types like commodities, forex etc. don't have to be reported? I couldn't ...
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Should I contribute to my employer's Employee Stock Program (ESPP), and if so how much and only during certain times of the year?

Although it is company-specific, what are your experiences when contributing to ESPP (Employee Stock Program)? More specifically, do you recommend contributing to ESPP in max? Or maybe it is only ...
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Is this the correct way to calculate how much I'll get paid on Dividend Payable date?

I'm brand new to purchasing stocks and I have a question. If I purchase, say, one share of Exxon at $78.19, do I divide 78.19 by 4.09 (Dividend Yield/Amount) = 19.117 ? Would this mean I would get ...
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Starting with options trading

I am a regular trader with stocks but I am a complete beginner with options. I am referring to a few online resources like here and here However, I have a few questions. Say I call a stock at $50 ...
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What kinds of ETFs weathered well the 2008-2009 financial crisis?

I started to do research on which ETFs kept or increased their value over a recession in 2008-2009. I saw a lot of articles which says "invest in X, because X is always in demand (even in crisis)." X ...
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How to interpret the volume in stock candles chart?

I'm a bit confused about the numbers shown in volume. Take this chart for example: You can see in daily candle the volume is 14M but if I show 1h candles and sum all the 7 candles of the day the ...
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Why would a stock rise in price after company split announcement?

So I'm curious about the reasons that a company spinning off a portion of itself would result in such a dramatic rise (or potentially fall) in stock price. Is it just a matter of investors being more ...
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Is there a way to track earnings from US stock markets and UK stock markets on a single spreadsheet?

If you trade in stock markets from different countries, how do you usually keep a journal? Do you track everything in one document, or do you use separate documents? I'm not sure how to go about ...
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Are buying puts valid portfolio protection?

Any article you read on buying puts for downside protection always walks through the optimal outcome. It goes like this: You buy cheap puts, the market declines before your puts expire and you have a ...
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Is SIPC a scam or does it protect investors from fraud?

I was trying to understand if SIPC is going to protect me. Despite the higher limit, even for small investors, it can be a problem if I consider https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/why-brokerage-...
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Calculations for stock market target price?

I'm looking at various stocks on finance websites and noticed that some of them don't have a 1-year Target price. How can I calculate estimated target price of a stock myself based on the company's ...
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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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Close vs. Ask vs. Open

In after hours trading, if I wanted to buy a stock and the closing price was $3.00, the Ask price was $3.50 and the Open is $3.75. What would be the price of the stock when purchased after the closing ...
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MACD indicators calculator

I would like to calculate MACD (moving average convergence/divergence) based on 12 period Fast MA, a 26 period Slow MA and a 9 period Signal for 5 minutes bars. Should I provide only the last 12 ...
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How come stock price increase doesn't result in a volume increase as well?

If the stock goes up it means that more people are buying it right? So volume should be increasing along with stock price increase and vice versa, but that's not what is happening, why?
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Can shorting stocks from holdings make money?

Let's say I hold 5 shares of AAPL. I'm guessing that the stock price will fall with respect to the open price. So I sell at open and then it falls 10%. Then I buy it back which should give me the ...
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Accuracy of Hurst cyclic model for stock trading?

I just came across the Hurst nominal model for stock trading. Hurst claims 90% accuracy of this method. Does this model actually work?
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What happens when a stock gets removed from the exchange I used to buy it?

I own stocks of Siemens Gamesa which I (foolishly) bought via the XETRA stock exchange instead of the more liquid Spanish Mercado Continuo. The stock has always received little attention and liquidity ...
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What is the difference between volatile and fluctuation in terms of stock?

Differences between volatile and fluctuation? I am new to the stock market, currently learning about the terminology and i came across these words. From what i know, volatile is like the speed and ...
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Effect of dark pool traded volume on current tape

Imagine stock for some company XYZ opened at $100 and then traded each hour 1000 shares with increase of $1 each hour: 1000 shares sold at 10am for $100/share, then 1000 shares sold at 11am for $101/...
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ExxonMobil stock before fusion in 1998

I was looking at the stock time series of ExxonMobil (traded as XOM) on Yahoo Finance and I noticed that it starts from 1962, while the IPO was in 1978 and the fusion of Exxon and Mobil took place in ...
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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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Theory of stock exchange states for modeling its behavior (or a single stock)

I wander whether there is a theory that explains the stock exchange behavior (or a single stock) by assuming some transitions between (maybe almost) well defined states. If, I will appreciate a short ...
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How do ADR vs U.S.-listed foreign corporations handle dividends to U.S. investors?

If a Japanese company pays 500 yen/share dividend for Japanese investors on a Tokyo exchange, how will they pay U.S. investors who bought their shares? If it's a U.S. listed foreign corporation? If ...
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What is this “Trading”, “Stock Price” when I type NASDAQ:FB?

I am very beginner to business and trading.. And On the other side I'm very expert in Computing and tech. When I type Facebook Inc. in Google, it shows me what is Facebook and Facebook as a company ...
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When you buy stocks from a trading platform do you actually own the stock?

I'm looking at Interactive Brokers - when I buy a stock from their trading platform, will I be the actual owner of this stock, or am I simply placing a bet (sort of)? Is there even a difference? EDIT:...
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Do I have to pay interest on a margin short sale if I post full cash collateral?

Let's say that I have $100 in my account and I want to short sell stock A. Stock A is valued at $100, so therefore I sell one share of stock A. In order to do this, the account is a margin account. ...
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Where people invest during stock market crash (USA Q4 2018 crash)? [closed]

Question: Where people invest during stock market crash (USA Q4 2018 crash)? Assumptions: When viewing S&P500 as a proxy to the USA market we can observe that it loses market cap (and price ...
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Is a loan tied to stock market indexes OK?

My brother came to me to borrow money to pay some taxes that are due by the end of this year. The only way I can get the requested amount is by selling mutual funds. As you know, the US stock market ...
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How to see trade activity of a stock?

I would like to see the activity on a stock, for example the buys and sells of a stock, and what they where sold at. It can be delayed of course Also, this is information that has to be reported. In ...
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Why are dividends seen as a good thing for investors? [duplicate]

Why are dividends generally seen as a good thing for investors? For example, you can look at this Barrons article where it states Broadcom (ticker: AVGO) plans to boost its quarterly dividend by 51%, ...
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Why would someone sell stock at 52 week low? [closed]

I am interested to know why would someone sell their stocks at 52 week lows?
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What did a stock exchange look like 200 years ago? [closed]

Stock prices on the public exchanges fluctuate rapidly. Two hundred years ago, there wasn't a digital world to display these constantly changing prices every millisecond. What did a stock exchange ...
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Are bid and ask prices set by the market directly, or by the market makers?

I believe the answer is the latter, but I'm looking for more detail, hence the question. For low volume stocks and options I have bid lower than the current bid, and while usually my limit order isn'...
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Understanding the FTSE Actuaries Share Indices on the Financial Times Paper UK

I am trying to understand how to read the Financial Times FTSE Actuaries Share Indices UK. In two of the columns it says Cover and Exadj. Cover is between Dividend Yield % and P/E ratio. Exadj is ...
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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 is the difference between “trading in stock” and "investing?

I have no finance background and most people are saying trading in stock is not investing. I would like to know what actual investing is and if trading in stock is not investing. Then what are ...
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Where is public stock ownership legally registered and how can it be transferred (ignoring brokers) [closed]

(If required, answers may assume I am asking about the situation in the US) Where does stock ownership ultimately mean if we ignore middle men like brokers. Does the company itself keep a record of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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