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This tag is to be used for any questions related to Stocks. Ideally they should be accompanied by a country tag if relevant. It is discouraged to ask question about a specific stock. However an example can be used to illustrate a point.

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Understanding the terms that define stock exchange [on hold]

So, I am using an API from Equity Market Data to pull in stock exchanges. They do not have a data dictionary. I am trying to understand the meaning behind the column names. Not all the column names ...
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What limits the number of authorized participants for an ETF?

It is my understanding that authorized participants are typically market makers. Is there a legal reason that prevents an ETF operator from allowing anyone to submit a basket? Or is it driven by ...
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What is the main factor for knowing a stock will rise overtime like Facebook, Apple and Android beforehand?

What is the main criterion for knowing a stock will rise like Facebook, Apple or Android beforehand? What's the main factor that people like Warren Buffet see but we commoners don't?
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S&P 500 Prediction

What technical tools can I use to help predict whether the S&P 500 will rise or fall tomorrow? (Assuming no major events occur)
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Why buy options instead of convertibles?

If call options allow purchasers to buy at a predetermined price and convertibles serve the same function with interest and also less risk(only bankruptcy), why buy them instead of convertibles?
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Options when go private

What happens to options when a company goes private. For example, if I have a call option on Tesla right now and it goes private at 420/share, what will happen to my options?
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Day to day price movements

Are day to day price movements for a stock driven mainly by the market movement or stock specific resistance, support etc.?
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Purchasing a stock while being a NON RESIDENT ALIEN, and selling it when I'm already a resident, how much tax do I pay?

First, thanks for the help! I am a phd student in the US who is filing yearly tax returns as a NON-RESIDENT ALIEN. As I understand, after 5 years usually, I start filing tax return as a RESIDENT ...
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Options put seller

I'm a novice options trader who is trying to better understand money flow. I saw a pretty large trade come into Micron today and was wondering if anyone can help me understand whats happening here. ...
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Long term investing

Would it be a good idea to invest long term in a stock but buy in the morning and sell at the close every day? This can reduce the risk of an economic crisis affecting my portfolio. I would hold it ...
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How do stock market simulators calculate price?

When a player in a stock market simulator makes a trade,does the price react to the order within the simulator ? If it does, how is the price calculated ?
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How do US companies release their public float share counts?

Looking at AAPL, how does Yahoo Finance calculate that today's float is 4.59B shares? I was hoping to find SEC filings from AAPL confirming this, but I can only conclude that the float was 5.20B back ...
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Can non-accredited investor remain as a shareholder in private company?

In the US one has to be accredited investor to buy stock in a private company. However, does one still need to be accredited investor in case a public company goes private (i.e. get delisted from ...
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Does short selling create additional share in the market?

Let's say that I short-sell 1 share that A lent to me and B immediately bought from me. Doesn't this create additional share in the market because A will see it as "lent out" in his bank account and ...
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Do I need to pay tax of my stock earning in the US if my income is low?

Assume I do not have income and I have 1 million dollars worth of stock. 99.9% earned from market. Do I need pay tax if I sell $1000 per month at USA?
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What strategy to use if I want to sell a stock, and have a lot of time

Let's say I have some securities (stock/bond/index/etc..) that I want to sell in the near future, but it's not urgent to me, and I can wait for a few weeks if it will help me to maximize the profit. ...
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What happens to a short seller, who wants to close his position, but there are no shares available for sale?

For the sake of argument, let's assume a scenario, where the company is very illiquid, and there are no shares for sale and even increasing the buy order doesn't produce sellers. What happens to the ...
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Do you get the extra stock position if you Sell a stock on ex dividend day (with option of recieving payment in new stock)

I just got a corporate action alert for a dividend. If I sell the stock on the ex-dividend date I am still entitled to the dividend payment. I wondered if I choose the option of being paid with ...
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Separate two types of orders [closed]

From the paper https://web.stanford.edu/class/msande448/2017/Final/Reports/gr4.pdf page 8, I need at least the limit and market order. I can easily find the full depth from dxfeed or algoseek, but I ...
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Profit reached faster then expected, what are good sell / hold heuristics?

End of January I got my feet wet into a position and added to that same positions after noticing it was doing well 3 months after. 8 months into holding the value went up by 40%+ (no major news ...
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How many times a year are company results or announcements usually made?

Company results and other periodic company announcements nearly always have an effect on stock prices. I am unclear as to how often these are typically made - is it every year, every six months, or ...
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Day trade one stock per day during one week

I was thinking in ways to make money by trading stocks and one strategy I am considering to test is the following: Every week select one stock based on some type of analysis and trade it daily, ...
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How do I form a portfolio with excess return scaled down?

Say we have a market of only 1 stock along and a bank from which we can borrow. Say the stock has an expected return of 10 % and the bank charges 5 % interest on deposits and loans. Now I know that ...
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How to construct a stock portfolio using the Kelly criterion?

Descriptions of the Kelly criterion are usually illustrated by examples about making optimal bets. But what would the guidelines be regarding using it to put together an optimal stock portfolio? For ...
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Short term dividend payout [duplicate]

I read that as long as I hold a stock for two business days, I will get a dividend? What if I make multiple trades for one stock. For example, if I buy 20 shares and sell 20 two days later, then I buy ...
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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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Why did Tesla's stock value drop by 40 USD for just 5 minutes on August 2nd at 3:20pm?

Google Finance reports that Tesla's stock value dropped by 40 USD for 5 minutes on August 2nd, 2018 at 3:20pm What caused such a drop in stock value in the span of 10 minutes?
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Why the stock price is going down when the volume of buyers is more than volume of sellers

My question is the same, the reply is not what I am looking for. Refer to the below example. buyer bid order qnty 100.1 5 200 100.2 2 300 100.3 10 500 Total Quantity: 1000 seller ...
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Finding the value of 1980 Issued Stock in MCO Resources, a Los Angeles Company

I believe it was an energy company. My mother purchased it for me then. Just discovered the certificate. It has either merged or gone out of business. Can anyone help me trace it? Once the company is ...
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Is it legal to “mine” dividends?

Dividends are paid to share holders based on ownership of shares before the “ex-dividends” date. Example: Stock A has an ex-date of July 1st Stock B has an ex-date of July 15th ...
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What are price targets of stocks based on?

When analysts define a new price target for a stock. Is it based on actual fundamentals: costs, earnings, etc. Or does it include a guesstimation of how much the stock will change based on emotions ...
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Insider News Price Move

If there is a big price move before an important event such as earnings report etc., should I take this into consideration because it might be leaked news?
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Tax free savings account

I know that this type of account does not exist in the US. For those who know, is there absolutely no tax deducted from my earnings when I invest in stocks? For example, if I turn 10000 to 1 million, ...
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“New Disney” what does that mean for me as Disney shareholder?

Recently Disney and Fox decided to merge and create a new company called "New Disney" 21st Century Fox And Disney Stockholders Approve Acquisition By Disney What does that mean for me as a "disney ...
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What do the prices in historical data charts actually refer to?

I'm a web developer responsible for creating a website that has a section which contains the stock information of a certain company. This information is retrieved through an API which a stock exchange ...
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Would a market buy order execute at a ridiculous ask price?

I was looking at a Vanguard ETF after the market had closed. The ETF usually trades in the 80 dollar range. I was looking to put in a market order for some shares that would execute the next morning ...
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Shorting a stock after dividend

Theoretically, the price of a stock should always fall whenever a dividend is paid out to shareholders. Is this true in practice? If it is, I can just short the stock before the dividend is paid and ...
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Does price of stock reflect earnings

If a company's earnings keep rising and the stock price keeps falling because of other factors such as lawsuits, tariffs etc., is there any guarantee that the price will rise eventually? When does ...
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Earnings speculation stocks

Is it a good idea to buy a stock before its earnings come out if I believe that there will be a surprise and then sell after the report comes out? Will the gains be substantial enough for me to take ...
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Why do few investors choose off book trading?

What is off order book trading and how it is different from order book trading. When I check the 0r1O (LSE), Few websites show $1585.46 ( last order book trade which took place on 22nd of May) and ...
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Compound interest and day trading

Is day trading better than long term investing given the fact that compound interest can result in large profits in the long term with small daily profits? For example earning 1% per trading day can ...
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Why doesn't the bid/ask reflect my ask price on a spread options position I am trying to get rid of?

I entered this trade in about a week ago. It's always been under the ask but the ask never reflects my ask. Why?
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Do I have to file ITR2 if I did not sell stocks in FY17-18?

I've a question related to filing ITR - whether I've to file ITR1 or ITR2. Below is my scenario. I'm a salaried employee and I hold a Form-16 for FY1718. During FY1718, I bought few shares which I'm ...
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Momentum Investing Experiment and Question

I was thinking yesterday about what would happen if I followed the following investment strategy: Let A, B, and C be the stock price two months ago, last month, and today, respectively. If A > B < ...
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Do all common stocks have voting rights?

So I understand that there are different type of voting rights for different classes of any security like one class can have 5 votes per share and other 1 vote per share. But I was just wondering if ...
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Buy shares and bonds in non citizens countries

I am from Sri Lanka and I invested in stock market and bond in Sri Lanka. But I really like to buy other countries shares and bonds. Is it possible to buy those thing without citizenship. I know ...
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Where is the stock market?

I've gotten lucky and got around $10k U.S. that I'm willing to experiment with in the stock markets. I still work full-time and I'm financially stable. I think that stocks can be a "hobby-job" where I'...
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Why are OHLC values inconsistent across different quote data providers?

When I compare values [open, high, low, close] between alphavantage.co and api.iextrading.com, there are 'inconsistencies' between values. I am wanting to better target support and resistance levels, ...
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Stocks financial performance [duplicate]

When a stock does well on the income statement, with high quarterly earnings growth, when does this get reflected on the price? It seems like stocks always follow the market performance. When does it ...
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Can a student with F-1 visa status in USA invest using Robinhood app? If yes, how can we pay taxes including this investments?

I'm an international student in the USA on an F1 Visa. I just want to know if I can use Robinhood app on my visa status. I've found some posts on Quora that say trading is completely legal, but should ...