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Leveraged NASDAQ ETF outperforms 3x non leveraged NASDAQ ETF?

I was reading article an about leveraged ETFs on seekingalpha and found this: High-beta strategies have the potential to help you achieve your goals. Of particular interest is the fact that having ...
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Why is it not about asset but about cash flow when it comes to stock investment? [on hold]

I have seen in some YouTube videos about making a living from stock investments, and mentioned it was not about asset, but about cash flow. It seemed to be related to Rich Dad Poor Dad's idea about ...
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Clarification about the definition of 'defensive portfolio' in the book 'The Intelligent Investor'

The book 'The Intelligent Investor' defines 'defensive portfolio' as one that holds, at least, 50% of bonds and 50% of stocks, being it more defensive as the proportion of bonds increases. However, (...
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About Sell Stop loss order [on hold]

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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The rule of thumb that if the growth of a company is 20% per year, then the P/E should be 20, what is this rule based on?

I think it was a rule of thumb that came from T. Rowe Price: if year-after-year growth of earning per share (EPS) is 10%, then its P/E ratio could be 10, as expected by people and seen as reasonable. ...
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Will I pay taxes twice if I move from eTrade to another platform?

I have vested shares at the company I work at. Somewhere around $40k worth, in an eTrade account. I've paid due taxes through share withholding, but have not sold yet because I believe in the company ...
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Does the stock market provide better long term returns than bonds outside the US?

There is an old saying that stock market provides better long term returns than bonds. The example usually cited is always the US stock market which has had a good bull run and has it doubled in ...
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Can I use a margin account just to avoid settlement dates?

Was thinking of using something like SureTrader or TradeZero (I'm not an American) just to avoid PDT and the settlement date issue. I'd essentially not be over leveraging my account as I'll only trade ...
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Can a shareholder who makes a tender offer vote for the offer?

Suppose I own 30% of a company and make a tender offer to buy all shares (e.g., at 120% of the current stock price) and thereby make the company private. Also, suppose the board of directors supports ...
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Will Future Recessions be Prevented by the Large Amount of Passive Index Funds and ETFs?

According to this article from CNBC: Passive investing, made up of funds tracking market barometers, has now taken over nearly half the stock market as more investors shun stock-pickers and flock ...
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What Actually Determines Stock Prices from a Given Broker?

When you look up a stock's price at a broker, where does that number come from, and who decides if it goes up or down? Sometimes it's said that "supply & demand" determines stock prices. This is ...
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As a trader, why would you trade forex or options/futures instead of stocks?

My apology for the novice question: I've seen a certain number of people trading forex, future or options as their full time career, and my understanding is that they have all been through stock ...
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Why didn't Blizzard's stock react to the bad HK press?

I was surprised to learn that the HK debacle with Activision Blizzard barely had any effect on its stock. In fact, a lot of the time, bad press seems to barely affect the stock market at all. Why ...
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Which completes first, a market order or stop order?

Say the price of a stock is $3.00 a share. At 10:00am Bob places a buy stop order for $3.02. At 10:01am, Mary places a market order for the exact same number of shares. Right after Mary places her ...
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Should I sell stocks after a buyout? [closed]

I am a newcomer to stock trading so please excuse the lack of technical knowledge. I primarily invest with Robinhood. I bought some Symantec which recently got bought out by Broadcom. Since then ...
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Should a middle class person emulate a very wealthy investor for % of cash hold?

Warren Buffet is keeping $128 billion that can be deployed when stock market goes down. Should a middle class person hold little more of their investments as cash? Suppose if the person is responsible ...
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What is an advantage of getting dividends from stock? [duplicate]

I have seen multiple questions on this site that mention how when a dividend is paid out, the price of stock drops by the same amount, which makes it so that getting the dividend does not actually ...
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Companies of La Paz Stock Exchange

Where can I see a list of companies listed on the La Paz Stock Exchange (Bolsa Boliviana de Valores or BBV)?
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Any ETF composed of high volatility stocks? [closed]

Question I am looking for American stocks showing high price variance (volatility) Rather than calculating historical price change to check the individual stock's variance, I would like to find a "...
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How do I sell or transfer forgotten about shares

I realized today in a moment of lucidity that I have outstanding shares from an employee share ownership plan from my previous company, Loblaws Canada. The shares are on a site called "Computershare",...
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composition of ADR in comparison to home market

I want to know how one unit of ADR is constructed from the home stock. For example, I see a ADR for India's Tata motors . ADR is trading at about $12 and in home market it is about INR 177, but given ...
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where can I look at the variation of the price of the stocks ? Are all of them easily availble? [closed]

Where can I look at the variation of the price of stocks please ? I'm not investing but I'm curious to follow some variation of the price of the stock of some start-ups. Are all of the prices of the ...
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Is it possible to develop an algorithm/computer program that could estimate the future stock market changes? [closed]

I'm wondering if it is possible to develop a high-level mathematical algorithm that takes all the possible influencing variables in the market to estimate the future stock market change and build it ...
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Why do rich people prefer shares with dividend over bonds?

I am especially (but not only referring to Warren Buffen, Bill Gates and so on). The first thing that came to my mind is because they can use their voting power, but then Warren started with shares (...
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What is the layman's explanation of ETFs and how does one trade U.S ETFs?

I'm new to the field of investment and would like to understand ETFs, they have not been clear to me even though I tried a bunch of YouTube tutorials. Also, how is it possible for a European resident ...
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What is the meaning of the cellular signal icon in Bloomberg stock data?

What is the meaning of the icons highlighted in the image below taken from today’s European Market Opening as shown on Bloomberg?
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Does trading (or abstaining from trading) a company's stock help or hurt the company?

Suppose that I am an environmentalist and I trade lots of green energy stocks and ETFs and I refuse to trade any that are based on coal and oil. By doing so, am I contributing to the success of the ...
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Trading stock more quickly vs. holding it

coming from the ETF-world I seem to be getting the advice: buy a solid stock like $AAPL or $AMZN and hold it for years to come. In the case of Apple you at least get dividends. But they alone are not ...
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how do I find a company's historical growth rate and read it?

I went over to Yahoo Finance and looked up the company AMTD to look up its financial growth rate over the past two years and got this - https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/quote/AMTD/history?period1=...
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S&P 500 Longevity and ETFs

According to this forecast S&P 500 companies longevity (the time they exist in the index) will reduce from 24 years to just 12 by 2030 mostly due to tech disruptions. For an S&P 500 ETF ...
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Can shareholders’ equity be more than total assets?

I was just learning about DuPont Identity on investopedia with this example: #DuPont Identity Example Calculation Assume a company reports the following financial data for two years: Year one net ...
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Over what time frame should we evaluate whether an active trading strategy is successful?

I have been playing around with some different active trading strategies by looking at historical stock data. However, I am running into some difficulties in how to define whether a strategy actually "...
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Does this scheme work for double-earning on stock market growth + high interest savings?

Suppose I have a high-interest savings account that earns 2% interest. Suppose also that the stock market will grow 5% per year. It seems you'd have to choose to divide your money between the two and ...
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How to enter an order to buy or sell stocks with the intent to cancel without risk?

There was a market crash in 2010, in that it is alleged that the scammer entered the sell orders with intention to cancel. With my experience, once I enter an order( limit or market) with a ...
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Why did position close very quickly on FTSE

Using MT4 on the FTSE, on 2019-10-16, I set an automated position with: - Open: 7203.7 - Stop Loss: 7193.7 - Take Profit: 7208.9 At 06:15:07 the position opened at 7203.8 and at 06:15:49 it closed ...
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Is candlestick analysis still relevent?

I've read a couple books on candlesticks, but they are all from at least 8 years ago. It seems like it has grown in popularity since then, and a lot of platforms offer the algorithms for people to use....
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How can I sell my shares in a privately-owned company I used to be employed by?

Basically, I was a software developer at a company and I was issued some stock options early on, before the company grew significantly. The company then hired a CEO who pledged to take the company ...
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Efficient Canada investment account after maxing out TFSA that is not RRSP?

What kind of investment accounts in Canada are tax-efficient and allow holding U.S. stocks (Amazon, Google, etc.)? I have maxed out my TFSA, and would prefer not to lock money in retirement-inclined ...
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Trading using Simple Moving Average strategy

I am trying to understand the concepts for applying the Simple Moving Average principles for identifying buying/selling points for stocks. I have the calculations down for getting the Simple Moving ...
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Why does a share price fall despite purchases?

In the Stock chart there is a section where only purchases are noted, but the share loses value. My understanding so far has been that the stock would have to increase in value in this case. What ...
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How often do the S&P 500 components change?

And do index funds such as SPY and VOO usually rebalance immediately to reflect the change?
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How can a stock trade for a fraction of a cent?

I was looking at Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc OTCMKTS: HMNY (parent of MoviePass) and noticed they are trading for 0.0032 USD. I understand how this can happen as the market cap falls below 1/...
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Value of old shares

I recently discovered I still have stock certificates from Media General from back in the 80's. The company has been sold at least twice since then. Are my shares worth anything?
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Tax implications to sell my pre-IPO shares through Sharespost

Several years ago, I was granted some RSUs from a company and I'd like to sell those RUSs in Sharespost (sharespost.com). I want understand the tax situations here. Let's just say I paid those shares ...
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What happens to foreign stocks if my country goes to war with that country? [closed]

For example, people in the US who owned stock in German companies in 1941. Have there been other examples other than Germany? Are there any investment strategies that would protect assets in case of ...
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Why would anyone use a bracket buy instead of a trailing stop loss?

From my understanding of how these bracket orders work you simply buy-in and then set a stop-limit above and below. This assumes you want to get out at some set position above the stock's current ...
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Multiple stock symbols for same company with in USA

I was looking for a quote (and trading) for Berkshire Hathaway Inc class B . There are web sites that are displaying the following symbols BRK'B NYSE: BRK.B BRK-B Why so many and what about ACATS ...
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After a company declares partnership, when does the quarter revenue start counting?

Is it the next quarter, or was the payment delivered in the same quarter? Example: Yesterday AMD declared partnership with Microsoft saying that the new Surface 3 laptops will be delivered with AMD ...
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What will happen if Chinese companies stock get delisted in the US?

Recently there was news about how US government might delist Chinese companies. I was wondering since this is not like delist by going private, nor by government involvement (nationalizing). What ...
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Can two companies cross hold each others 100% shares

Can a company A hold 100% of shares in company B and can this company B have 100% of shares in company A I couldn't find any information that dissolve this activity.