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for questions that relate to stock markets. A stock market or equity market is a public entity for the trading of company shares.

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how does after hours / premarket trading work?

When I place an order during after hours, is the order processed right away? If I close my position in after hours, is it closed right away? Is my order queued? If so, is it queued on my broker's ...
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Tracking health of a stock portfolio

Most brokerage accounts highlight the current return on your investment (average cost-basis of your portfolio is X, now market value is Y, so your return is Z%). But I don't find this single metric ...
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Who should pay taxes in my typical case?

I'm currently 17 and will be turning 18 in a month. I made money by freelancing and paid taxes in my name. However, when I wanted to invest in the stock market, I couldn't have an account in my name ...
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What does “marking down” a startup mean?

In this article, the article discusses fidelity marking down the value of tech startups. Based on context, it seems like somehow Fidelity has magically reduced the value of the startups, but this ...
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Does investing money in other currencies help pad losses in case of a stock market crash?

I was just reading this article. Does converting USD to say Euros help pad oneself against a potential US stock market crash? While I understand that a US crash would affect the rest of the world ...
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What is the correlation between silver prices and stock prices?

I'm interested in the correlation (in the recent years, or even decades) between the silver (and maybe gold) prices and some stock market index. In other words, I'd like to know how strong is the ...
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Static and Dynamic, Major/Minor Support and Resistance in Stock Trading/Investing

I was reading a short article the article is here. The author talks about Static and Dynamic support and resistance. While I understand the concept of support and resistance (also to an extent major ...
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Are all “market beating” investment strategies/products scams?

There are many newsletters, advisors, and other providers of financial/investment information or services that claim (usually backed up by back-testing results) that they provide a way to beat/...
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Effect of destruction of stock depository on stock holdings

If in a war Mumbai (including NSDL and CDSL) is destroyed, will all my stock holdings disappear (so that my investments are gone without serious hopes of recovery)?
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Do brokers execute every trade on the exchange?

In the United States, whenever a customer places an order, will the broker always execute that trade on the market? Do brokers just maintain a "reservoir" of popular stock, and hand them out to ...
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What's the most correct way to calculate market cap for multi-class companies?

Yahoo finance shows GOOG as having a market cap of $492.97B, while GOOGL has a market cap of $510.18B. What's Google's total market cap? Is it really $1,003B?
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why would closing price of a stock be different from different sources, and which would you take as the real price?

I was asked this question in an interview, I believed this is an Open Question. So any answer would be welcome.
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Conversion factor between tracker value and index value?

Where can I find what the conversion factor is between the value of a tracker and the underlying index, other than just computing it myself of course? Is it also explained how these conversion ...
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Can heavy demand for options drive up or down a stock price?

I understand the market maker is the one quite frequently on the other side of my buy or sell option order (to make sure their is liquidity in the market, and offering the bid / ask spread as "...
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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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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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ADR vs Ordinary shares

Why should someone prefer an ADR if he can get the ordinary share from the same stock exchange? Yes, ADRs often have multiple ORD bundled but they also cost more (fees for the company who manages ...
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I have 50k and want to build up a passive income [closed]

Right now I have 50k/no debt and I am trying to build up a passive income. I need something that will generate me around 5k a year. I'm a little scared and don't know much about investments. I'm ...
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What does it mean “sell on ask” , “sell on bid” in stocks?

Is there any expression like "sell on bid"? Or is it only "sell on ask". I m learning stocks right now, my coach telling "we just sold on ask". so I wonder if there is the opposite - "sell on bid"?
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Do European options have to be exercised at a specific time on Expiry day?

European Options as compared to American Options can only be exercised on a certain date. As I want to start writing options, I want to know whether it can be exercised by the buyer at anytime during ...
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How often do stocks become worthless?

I just wanted to know because I've had the notion that generally, a stock's price will rise over a long time. Yet, sometimes they don't. I'd like to know how likely it is historically that a randomly ...
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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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Does each stock have its own designated market maker?

In the United States, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and American Stock Exchange (AMEX), among others, have Designated Market Makers, formerly known as "specialists", who act as the official ...
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How much will a stock be worth after a merger?

Suppose I own a common stock in ABC Corp that's currently worth $32.00. Now XYZ Inc and ABC Corp have completed a merger agreement, with XYZ Inc agreeing to pay $36 for each share of ABC Corp, ...
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What is the difference between the MACD line, Signal line and the Zero line?

How do the lines differ and what exactly do they show?
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Direct access to the currency exchange market

It is now fairly common for "lambda" users to have direct access to the stock market, i.e., see the book of order (up to a given depth), place a buy or sell order, cancel an order, etc. The bank or ...
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Can someone explain recent AAMRQ stock price behavior to me?

I'm interested in American Airlines stock (AAMRQ). Recently they announced a merger with US Airways. The resulting company is said to be worth $11B (USD). Tom Horton, the CEO, said that after ...
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Is it time to rearrange portfolio and put more money in bonds? [closed]

57% of my portfolio is invested in stocks. I am considering rebalancing the portfolio and adding more debt funds to it. How to track the market and decide if its time to sell the stocks or buy more? ...
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Which secondary sectors will Trump's tariff affect [closed]

Other than the obvious primary sectors (Construction, Infastructure and Automotive), which secondary sectors will Trump's steel & aluminum tariff affect the most? Such as sectors that are ...
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Why would people sell a stock below the current price?

Say we have stock XYZ that costs $50 this second. The bid/ask is 49/51. If I buy some stocks by setting a buy limit order for 47$, and it succeeds, there is a match; someone is selling the stocks ...
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Why does a stock price drop as soon an I purchase several thousand shares at market price?

I have at times bought thousands of shares of a stock but every time it seems the share price dips right after my purchase. Is this just bad luck or part of the process?
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Can dividends be exploited?

Apple announced a dividend of $2.65/share on August 16th. I was thinking... could somebody buy, say 1,000 shares of Apple, receive the dividend, and then sell the shares right back? http://www....
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Can my broker lock my cash account if I try to use the money from a stock sale during the three-day settlement period?

I don't understand or know what my broker is trying to make me believe, but I have an excess of 75K in my account and they are pulling all kinds of stuff. I had a trade going a few weeks ago, sold it ...
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What's the point of Fidelity's core position (similar to Vanguard's Settlement Fund)?

I recently opened an account with Fidelity to invest in stocks, ETF, mutual funds. Initially, they offer investment options but basically that means they put my deposit in a Money Market Fund (called ...
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How can I identify a likely bull trap?

Ok, so I've been learning a lot about bear traps recently and think I've got it. Based on creating a lead in trendline and a sell line to match, and on the cues in the swings, I'm saying this is a ...
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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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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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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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It's not a loss until you sell?

When buying stock, there is a widespread saying, namely It's not a loss until you sell. This implies that the price at which you bought is relevant. However, I think that once I have bought the stock, ...
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What are some simple techniques used for Timing the Stock Market over the long term?

What are some simple techniques used for Timing the Stock Market over the long term to beat average market returns? By long term I mean 5 years and longer. It may include investing directly into ...
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What do brokers do with bad stock?

I'm new to financial markets and how they work is still fuzzy, so bear with me. This question actually has multiple questions :( ... and a bit of a story. I was watching a YouTube video on the ...
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Why do some companies have stock symbols on different markets?

How come some companies have stock symbols in different markets? Eg. if I wanna buy stocks in Nokia corporation I see they have different stocks to choose from. How do I find out the difference ...
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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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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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Are discount brokers freely permitted to deny client orders for any exchange-listed stock or ETF?

If a "no advice" (order execution only) discount broker is a member of a major stock exchange, does that typically obligate the broker to accept client orders for all stocks, ETFs, etc. listed on the ...
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Do market shares exhaust?

Does it happen in the market (if yes, how often) that all the shares of a company have been held up so that there are no more shares to be purchased. I admit I am new at this and trying to wrap my ...
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Stock valuation - Volkswagen

Can someone explain to me why the stock price of Volkswagen dropped when the pollution scandal was publically known? I know they have to pay massive fines which for example takes away money from ...
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Will a stop-limit-on-quote execute in extended trading?

As an example, if I have this order: Buy 500 Shares of XYZ at Limit Price of $5.00 and Stop Price of $4.50. Duration of this order is Good until Cancelled. Will that order execute during extended ...
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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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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 ...