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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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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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How can Volume be greater than Open Interest?

Notice how at the strike price of 30 and 35 for Puts, you have volume at 22 and 7, but Open Interest at 0. If volume is the number of trades made a day, and Open Interest is the number of contracts ...
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Bollinger Bands and TRENDING market

I have a small question regarding Bollinger Bands: If upper and bollinger bands either converge (both bands are getting more and more close together) or diverge (both bands are getting more and more ...
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How many trading days are there in the U.S stock market for the year 2016?

Half days are also counted. I am not able to find websites that provide the information for the past years.
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What is meant by a market that is technically strong

What is meant by a technically strong stock or a technically strong market? I understand what a fundamentally strong stock is, but what is a technically strong stock/ market? Does it mean a stock ...
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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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Reverse Stock Split with 1 share

I would like some clarification on why my portfolio still shows that I own 1 share of CYTX at an average cost of $3.90, when in reality, I purchased 1 share for $0.39 several months ago? From what I'...
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Market Order executed at higher price than market price

On the 9th of January, while the US markets were closed, I placed a market order on GPRO (nasdaq) The next day, I noticed that my order was executed at $6.10 at the market opening, 9:30am (ET) ...
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Futures and Bonds Pricing and Contract Terms

What do the listed futures price, say, here, actually mean? I am confused because my understanding of futures is that any two people can enter into a contract at any price with any delivery date. ...
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What is a call spread and how does it work?

First let me apologize in advance, I am an amateur in this world at best, and my terminology is a little weak. However this phrase "buy/sell a call spread" seemed pretty light on description every ...
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Tickers that cannot be electronically traded

I have a brokerage account with Questrade that I've been using to trade on American and Canadian markets. Recently, a new ticker ACDVF was established for Air Canada in the U.S. I tried to buy this ...
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Does a public company need a majority approval of share holders before it can do a secondary offering?

Before a public company can do a secondary offering (issue more shares) do the majority of current share holders need to approve it? or can they issue more shares without having the current ...
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What is the market capitalization when there are multiple stock symbols?

When I searched for the Canadian Tire stock symbol, I got back the following results: Ticker Market Cap CTC.TO 8.9B CTC-A.TO 8.9B CDNAF 6.8B CDNTF - YAAA.MU - YAAA.SG - Is the ...
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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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I don't understand what it means to “Sell” stock that you don't already own, can someone explain the intuition behind it? [duplicate]

I started a couple months ago to learn more about the stock market and financial education in general, but this particular concept was hard to wrap my head around. I understand there are bears and ...
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Is it a bad idea to have a stop loss on a stock overnight?

I use stop losses on all my stock holdings (manually trailing using the ATR). Some mornings, though, the open price on a stock is lower and my stock immediately sells. Granted, it might close lower ...
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If a stock is in a bull market, is setting a stop limit a good way to protect myself from a crash or bear market?

Say the stock has been increasing quickly, and is currently at $1000. Would selling it if it reaches $900, and rebuying if it jumps back up to $1000 quickly be a decent strategy? If I'm wrong the ...
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“Convertible -debt/note/bond/debentures” which of these are the same or different?

i came across "convertible debentures" when reading a file for a public company. i didn't know what this term meant, so i went to look it up.. but then became more confused. there are sites that say ...
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Evaluating stocks useless?

There are different ways to evaluate a stock and if it’s worth the price. However, from my experience the market price is right in nearly all cases if the stock is traded regularly. Like all titles ...
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Can There Be Partial Trade Fill Percentage?

I am a 20 year old investor, so far my trading account is quite small (~10k) so I haven't made many large trades, most have been worth a couple thousand dollars. I noticed in my broker (TD Web ...
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Would betting on fallen (blue chip) stocks be a good strategy?

I'm wondering whether you think investing mostly in blue chips, that have significantly fallen in value (compared to their industry), would be a good investment strategy for me, and why you may think ...
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Why does Yahoo! Finance report different prices for the same index?

I'm using Yahoo! Finance to compare the FTSE 250 and DAX indices. However, I'm getting two very different results when comparing the indices over the same date range, depending on which I select as ...
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Nasdaq vs Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility

I was sorting through some market data today and was sorting between the three largest ECN/Exchange market centers that I have access to. The top three are: Nasdaq. Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility. ...
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Why don't options chain prices vary smoothly?

I'm looking at options chains for SPY for some particular expiry date. I'd expect that the last trade prices would vary smoothly with the strike price. But they don't; there are occasional puts that ...
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Do marketmakers always quote a bid and ask simultaneously

I am trying to understand some MM (Market Maker) data that I have. As a follow up to a question I read about MM: How does a dealer (or market maker) earn the bid-ask spread on a stock? And to ...
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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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How are stocks traded on multiple exchanges

How does it work, when one company trades on two or more stock exchanges, in different countries? Are the shares bought on the primary and secondary exchanges equivalent ? Can I buy on one, and sell ...
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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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Confused about stock merger reflection on portfolio

So I have stock in ASX who announced a merger earlier in the year with SPIL and I received all the usual merger notices etc about they will become "ASE Industrial Holding" and the way the share ...
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What is the difference between existing stockholders and new investors?

TrovaGene (TROV) just did a reverse split today n the premarket, and post market they announced an offering. In the offering they state: If the underwriters exercise in full their over-allotment ...
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Can the exercise price of a warrant get changed later?

I am reading warrant agreement of IPOA.WS, and it says the following agreement https://www.lawinsider.com/contracts/5HBOWpGR5PHYqHb3hoCK2h/social-capital-hedosophia-holdings-corp/1706946/2017-09-18#...
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Does distribution of FPO by a company affect the current market price of the company in secondary market? [closed]

If a company announce and distribute the "Further public offer" (FPO) will the market price of that company in secondary market get adjusted? If it adjust then what will be the formula to find out the ...
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Flash crashes recovery

How do flash crashes recover? I saw in Wikipedia's flash crash article that the flash crashes usually related to automated trading. I also read about the Ethereum flash crash few days ago that took ...
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Can an ETF, open at a price other than what the pre-market was at?

I've recently noticed that the pre-market price is sometimes quite far off from the open price. How is this? I feel as if I have seen a pre-market price change almost 5% in regards to the reported ...
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Asset management after leaving the USA

I've been residing in the USA for 10 years. I own a condo and invest a sizable sum in the stock markets. If I were to return to my home country for good, how would I go bout managing the following. ...
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What forms (S-1, 8-K, etc) and keywords in news headlines signify dilution?

I'm trying to create a program to scan a news RSS feed for stocks that are in the process of getting diluted so that I do filter the market down to a few stocks and then do extra research on them. My ...
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Why don't forced buy-ins of short sold stock happen much more frequently?

When you short sell a stock, you are borrowing the stock from a lender, and the lender always has a right to say that they need their shares back, which might result in a forced buy-in by your broker. ...
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Options liquidity and trading positions larger than the daily volume?

I want to open and close an options contract position that would be larger than the daily volume and open interest for that particular contract and expiration date. Would my broker or other market ...
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How to view performance history if we invested in the past?

I want to look at a scenario to see how the Getty Trust with $1.2 billion in 1982 would have performed had it stayed with just an index fund such as S&P 500. Bonus, if there is a way to take out 5%...
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Why the S&P futures prices are not reflecting the general bullish sentiment of the US stock market

It seems that general sentiment on the long term trend of the US stock market is currently bullish, fuelled by a strong dollar and falling oil prices. Why then are the long term futures (MAR 2016) ...
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How do you calculate the P/E ratio by industry?

I would like to know how to calculate the P/E ratio by industry. On this website, it displays the P/E ratio for the current stock, the industry and the sector: FINANCIALS DTV.O ...
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How does exchange match multi-leg option orders?

Suppose I submit an order to open an iron condor or some other multi-leg stock option spread with multiple buys and sells. For example, if SPY is trading at 275, I might want to: sell a call at 290 ...
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Peter Lynch Style Investing Question

I’m looking to build a portfolio using the following Peter Lynch Style strategy. What I’m wondering is, do you think this is a good approach? Is there anything you’d change about it? Here’s the ...
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Can I invest using the All Weather Portfolio strategy buying US stocks but on the London Stock Exchange?

I really like Ray Dalio’s ‘All Weather Portfolio strategy’ and I would like to follow this, but I’m struggling to find relatable USA ETF’s that I can buy into on the LSE. Even if I did manage to find ...
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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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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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How do Authorized Participants prevent index fund tracking error, including tracking error due to an expense ratio?

When I search for explanations of how index-tracking ETFs avoid tracking error, the following explanation is normally given: ETFs allow certain Authorized Participants to trade the underlying assets ...
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How do exchanges handle overflowing market orders

Say that I observe the following market (a simplified limit order book with only limit and market orders): Bid | Price | Ask | 100.75 | 10 | 100.50 | 40 20 | 99.40 | ...
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How do investment banks evaluate a private firm going public? Is it based on the assets owned by the company?

Suppose a private firm(sole proprietor) has assets worth 50crs(zero Liability). Now I want expand my company by taking it public. I reach out to an investment Bank. Will the investment bank evaluate ...
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How do stops and limits work with short-selling?

My understanding of stock market orders right now is illustrated as shown: stock market orders However, if the price of a stock was trading at 22.00 and I wanted to enter a short position at a ...