Questions tagged [stock-markets]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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About Sell Stop loss order [closed]

I put in an entry order of 11.27$, a limit order to sell at 12.49$ and stop loss order of 10.66$ . My trade was executed and two days later, the price dropped to 3.49$ !! What happened to my stock? ...
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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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Short an option - random assignment?

I'm still really new to options but I'm trying to understand this concept of assignment. Let’s say I’m short a call of Microsoft at a strike of 80 set to expire in a quarter. Microsoft surges for ...
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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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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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How to decide where to invest home equity?

Let's say I bought my home several years ago and now have (for example) $100k equity available if I refinance. Now I can take that $100k* and invest it in the stock market. Or I could take the 100k ...
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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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Does a market maker make any money in a liquid asset with tight bid ask spread

In a liquid asset like SPY, is there any market maker making markets? It seems that with such tight spreads , there is no incentive for the market maker to operate in this underlying. But then again, ...
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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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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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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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