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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Simple investing strategy for the EU

I have read in some books that a good investment strategy must be simple. Let's assume that this is true. In the case of USA, a simple strategy would be to invest in the S&P 500 or the Wilshire ...
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Investing in a different european country

Is there any particular risk (other than the normal investment risk) in investing in an european country other than yours? (i.e. if you are French or Italian and you invest in the German stock market, ...
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What are some good platforms & resources to start investing? [closed]

I've been interested in buying and selling stocks/shares for a while, but I don't know which platform to use. There seem to be various options, but it's hard to see which are run by legitimate ...
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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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Can you do leverage trading with both a short and long position on the same stock?

I'm wondering if you can you do leverage trading with both a short and long position on the same stock or if it's stupid. If I understand correctly once you get to your stoploss you lose everything ...
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Why isn't the market dropping like a stone with all the bad news?

So I am reading and listening to the news, watching the numbers re Covid-19, listening to and reading apocalyptic accounts of the coming recession, hearing of record breaking unemployment reports and ...
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Model Stock Market using normal and log-normal distributions

I'm aware that stock prices follow log normal distribution assuming the rate is continuously compounded and the return follows normal distribution, because stock prices cannot be negative. What I do ...
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Coronavirus crisis: why Microsoft & Amazon more resisting compared to Google? [closed]

just checking some stock prices: Google: 1530$ before the crises. now at 1100$ --> -28% Amazon: 2170$ before the crises. now at 1910$ --> -12% Microsoft: 190$ before the crises. now at 152$ --> -20% ...
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Options Contracts During T-Mobile/Sprint Merge

T-Mobile and Sprint are officially merging as of today and tomorrow, changing the stock name from S to TMUS1 as of 4/2/20 According to the paper that OCC published (download here), Until the cash in ...
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How do the companies use the money raised from stock market?

I understand that the new companies raise money from the Stock Market through IPO. But how does the company use this money to invest in the business?. If the stocks are held by people (promoters and ...
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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 does a publicly traded company have access to the funds of its current share price? Or does it have access at all? [duplicate]

To be more specific, let’s say a privately-held company XYZ decides to raise funds by going public. They go for an IPO, and a portion of the equity now becomes public. Let’s say the initial Share ...
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Are ETFs and Mutual Funds considered Institutional owners?

By looking at the institutional ownership of a company I see big players in the ETF/Mutual fund Markets. So my question is, are these holdings due to ETFs or instead "private" investments of public ...
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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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Is it possible to take advantage of the current low market by buying financial instruments connected with oil/natural gas?

I was really hesitant to ask this question, but based on the reception of this other question Good investment options to take advantage of current low market I hope this one won't be off-topic. Also ...
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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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What happens to a sell order that doesn't have enough bid matches on it's ask price? [duplicate]

A stock has a bid of 100.00 for 500 shares. I issued a sell order for 1000 shares of the same stock for 100.00. What will happen? Will the sell order wait until there's 500 shares available at 100.00 ...
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What happens to an index based ETF if the index maintainer goes bankrupt / disappears?

Suppose an ETF is structured to track an index and that that index is maintained by some financial institution and that financial institution goes bankrupt and is no longer around to maintain that ...
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Where are digital stocks stored?

If I buy Bitcoins, I can "physically" store the bitcoin on my computer and back it up as much as I want. AFAIK, stocks don't have that option. So where are they stored? For example, if I buy stocks ...
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Is it possible to buy shares of some big company while working as a student in foreign university?

I am working as a researcher in a University outside my own country. I want to know is it possible to buy shares or should I ask for permission from university or the government of that country (Its a ...
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Short put above strike price

Today I noticed put options on a number of stocks with an ask price greater than the strike price. One example was USAC Sept-2020 @ $2.50 with an ask price of $4.80 around 2PM EDT. Is their any ...
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Stock price changes by 10% instantly between AH close and premarket open?

Can someone explain what happened here? It appears that the stock price fell by nearly 10% between the time the AH market closed at 19:59 and the time it opened again at 06:00 How is this possible? ...
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can I buy and sell the same stock on the same day on Moscow Exchange?

Same as the title. BTW, I am wondering if day-tradings are allowed in other exchanges, like Hong Kong Exchange, Moscow Stock Exchange. Where can I find the answers? I've checked official websites of ...
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What's the intrinsic value of stocks [duplicate]

I am a financial noob. I wonder what are some intrinsic value of stocks. While purchasing a stock, I expect that the price of it will go up, and I'll sell it to gain the price difference. However, the ...
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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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Implications of a long-term stock market shutdown

It is well known that circuit breaker rules and technical glitches can shut down stock markets, and they do so for a day at most (e.g. via NYSE rule 80B). Natural disasters (e.g. hurricanes) and major ...
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Trading halt triggers

These days markets are very interesting to watch. Let’s see how much Fed’s intervention could impact the market. I have a question about the trading halt. If there is already a first trading halt, ...
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Why an ETF that tracks China A stocks is NOT moving as the underlying index moves

For ASHR (https://www.etf.com/ASHR#tradability) , which tracks an index of the 300 largest and most liquid Chinese shares traded on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges, it doesn't move as the index ...
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Why should I care about short term stock market fluctuations?

I understand that the stock market is important. Even when people don't directly invest in it, they might still have pension savings which will be invested in the stock market. Returns over a 20–50 ...
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Implications of buying a house during/ after a stock market crash?

I am currently in the process of buying my first house (I live in the UK). Having had an offer accepted, I am now waiting on the sellers to complete on buying the house they're moving to. With the ...
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What is the difference between a stock/share listed on London stock exchange and New York Stock Exchange

I am looking to buy a stock/share of GlaxoSmithKline I can see it being listen on multiple stock exchanges, as far as I understand a stock can be listed on multiple exchanges. However, what I do not ...
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Why would the stock market plunge on oil price crashes?

There are lots of news headlines on 3/9/2020 that read like this: "Saudi Oil Price Cut is a market shock" "Oil price war threatens widespread collateral damage" "low oil prices could ...
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Yahoo finance chart - interpreting bid and ask values

The market is currently closed, and here is the chart for the previous trading day for AAPL. https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AAPL Next to "bid" it says: 0.00 x 800 Next to "ask" it says: 0.00 x 900 ...
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who is buying stocks when market crashes [duplicate]

I googled my question but could not find much information, which prompted my posting here in hopes of finding leads on this question. Today (3/9/2020), US stock markets crashed. Major indexes dropped....
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Why do stock markets end all trading for the day after a 20% fall?

The New York Stock Exchange just halted trading. This CNN entry explains the benchmarks they use to do that The New York Stock Exchange has a series of "circuit breakers" in place to calm ...
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Is it possible to make use of stock chart information from different time zones?

For example, if I am trading a SP500 ETF on the NYSE, the stock exchange opens at 3:30pm CET. Due to the time shift, the stock exchanges in the EU open at 9am CET, meaning I can already gather chart ...
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Is it possible to short a stock and then buy the company for very low price?

I started investing in some years ago and I have a special skill in picking stocks which are fraudulent and will quickly drop a lot. Some examples were: CLDR which dropped from $10 to $5 overnight ...
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Sell only a stock profits

Assuming one have 100 stocks of a company. Assuming this stock goes 1% up and down zig zagging for a year. Person A keep his money in the stock for a year and then test results ( profit is 0 ) Person ...
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Where do apps like Yahoo Finance get their information and how can I create my own up to date database of stock trade information?

Are the trade prices for every stock publicly available in real time? How could I generate my own database of historical trade prices for every stock on the US market? How could I also update that ...
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Euronext acquired which London exchange to create Euronext London

I am novice here. I just wanted to know which entity was acquired by Euronext to create Euronext London. Same as it acquired Oslo bors to form Euronext Oslo. Does this Euronext London trade in various ...
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Would investing in an airline be a good idea due to Coronavirus? [closed]

I'm looking at investing in some stock since the market is plummeting right now, particularly Airline stock because travel is way down due to coronavirus. The idea is that if international travel is ...
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Why shouldn't I try to time the market?

It seems to be rather impossible to time the market. Thus one often reads the advice "Don't try to time the market". But why is it bad to try to time the market? I mean it's probably useless, but why ...
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Relation of Stocks, Bond and Yield to each other in Market

I have been told by Financial advisors that I have to diversify in stocks and bonds to reduce risk of losing money in stocks. I have attached the chart of DOW and 10 Year Treasury note below. My ...
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Is day trading still profitable in 2020?

I'm interested in day trading and want to start educating myself, but I'm a bit concerned regarding AI and automated trading where humans trade vs. computer programs and have no chance at all - I'm ...
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If a broad long-term investment in the stock market is such a good deal, why don't banks do the “obvious” things?

There is a fundamental discrepancy or paradox that has been keeping myself, and many others, away from the stock market. Before I explain it, let me mention some selected popular questions on this ...
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Do “normal” shares in large companies pay equity, as well as profit?

If I buy shares in a big company like Intel or Microsoft I (can) receive a dividend. So these shares (can) pay "profit". However, if the company is bought, do i also receive a split of the "equity"/...
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Do typical public repositories of historical equities show bid or ask prices?

At yahoo finance (and similar) I can download historical data such as the open, close, high, low, volume. Are the prices the bid or the ask price? I can't track the info down so far and was hoping ...
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How should I approach learning about investing and the stock market [closed]

Background: I am a 14 year freshman in high school I wanna get into the stock market and begin investing. I often try to learn new things through a strict procedure. I have one of each of the ...
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Why do people prefer to buy gold when stock market moves downward?

Most of us know that there's a common concept that the stock market index and gold price have an inverse relation or negative correlation. When the index moves downwards, the gold price often ...
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What means “with the DJIA at 892”?

The question says it all: What means "with the DJIA at 892"? Thank you very much.

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