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Questions tagged [trading]

For questions related to trading. Typically used for Stocks trading, can be used for Options or other trades. Related tags are day-trading, trading-volume, online-trading.

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Where can I find historical bid / ask (delta) data for swedish future OMXS30 or DAX future? [on hold]

I am looking for historical intraday (preferably 1 min) data that includes bid / ask data for swedish future OMXS30 or DAX future. Does anyone know where I can find that?
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Currency Future Contract's future fixed price?

Future and options are basically the same with the other using premium and w/o obligation. When trading FX options, you set/buy a strike price. Hence an agreement/was made on a fixed price. In the ...
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US citizen, US company (TD Ameritrade) ASAP. Funds transfers take days, wish to invest in 1 Canadian miner stock [on hold]

Trading in Canada with a US stock exchange. Is there a US company that can do both? Or, how do I purchase Canadian stock as a US citizen?
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Unfilled Order Strategy [on hold]

I came across "Unfilled Order Strategy" term while I was going through an article. Searched it in Google but not able to understand it. Would anyone explain this term in layman language in context of ...
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Date Offsets in Eurodollar Hedging

There is this example in the Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook by Burgharadt that appears to be inconsistent with the Eurodollar futures spot and settlement dates (Example 5.1): Suppose that ...
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Forex4you / Share4you - Any experience, anyone? [on hold]

Termination of service for Clients from European Economic Area Because of this letter, I tried to close the account. It worked. I ended up with assets of roughly $2.890. To complete the withdraw, I ...
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Market after hours question

While I don't do much of it anymore, I've traded during the pre-market and after hours for almost 20 years. These were usually earnings announcements with short term liquidity. This question has to ...
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How to disable the new alert lines in the TradingView chart

Hate the new horizontal dashed red lines denoting the active alert in TradingView! They are way too obtrusive. Any way to disable them? Me I haven't found any.
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how to start trading with no investment? [closed]

Ok so i've been thinking of getting into trading. i've tried out no deposit bonus schemes but they have this deposit a certain amount scheme to prove verification. is it possible to earn some money ...
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Swing Trading Risk Management

I want to start swing trading in Forex. I've been working on a demo account with £10000 and has had some success over the past months. I'm wondering what is the correct lot sizes and deposit amount ...
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Explanation of VWAP

I have some questions on (volume weighted average price): 1) I understand that it gives the average trade price of an asset for a specific time period but why is it important to know this when ...
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Capital Hall. Has anyone reported them to the FCA? [closed]

After a few months with this company it seems impossible to withdraw anything, even the remaining deposit, supposedly due to some obscure bonus I never asked for or signed up to. They say we have to ...
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What exactly is trade signal?

I understand that a trade signal is something that basically tells you to buy/ sell something after doing some analysis but what exactly is it? Would it be a figure that one would calculate? What ...
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Are there any stockbrokers without a flat fee in their transaction costs? If not, why not? [closed]

Are there any stockbrokers who only charge a percentage of the trade as the transaction fee, without a flat fee (e.g just 0.1% rather than £1.xx and 0.0xx%)? If not, why not? Is this flat fee ...
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Margin trade question

Hoping someone could help a noob. Let's say I have 10,000 USD in an account and want to short ETH with 1,000 USD with 5x leverage (5k USD total). With this, my margin level be 1,000%, yes? (10,000 / ...
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How does a settlement period work if someone is a day trader?

I am trying to get into day trading stocks, however, I was wondering how this would work with settlement periods. According to this question on StackExchange, a settlement period is when both parties ...
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basic questions about US bond trading

I'm new to the bond trading, but have some basic questions. Let's suppose I want to buy the following bond today (11/6/2018) See this As you can see there, the maturity date of that bond is 11/30/...
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Tender offer - offer price vs. market price

I recently acquired Pacific Biosciences shares, which Illumina has offered to purchase 1.2 billion dollars of, at 8$ per share. After this announcement, the share rose at 7.56$ per share. Is the price ...
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Flash Boys: “That was the tax”

I am reading Flash Boys by Michael Lewis, and I am very confused by one passage. On page 52 in my copy, they mentioned that their investment let them escape taxes. I am utterly confused how that ...
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What are the names of contracts being traded on the Futures and Options markets?

These are standardized contracts that allow you to bet on the future price of assets - commodities, stocks etc You can even buy a right to purchase a stock on a certain date or the reverse, force ...
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Can I trade US securities from international non US broker?

I was wondering about what are the advantages/disadvantages of trading US stocks on the American Stock Exchange from a non US broker versus trading the same US stocks on a non US stock exchange from a ...
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CFD trading in commodities, is it safe to hold?

I am looking into trading and created a demo account for this trading website just to mess around a little and try to get some understanding of how it all works. I made an order to open at a set price....
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Is market frozen when orders are executing

Looking around I haven't found an answer to this simple question. My understanding: When the bid price exceeds the ask price (can you call this negative spread?) then orders start to execute. ...
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Spreads on taker-maker exchange

Intuitively, I feel that, for a given stock traded on 2 exchanges with different price structure (i.e., exchange A is maker-taker, exchange B is taker-maker), the spread should be wider on exchange B (...
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Forex ask vs bid spread

There's something I don't understand about the bid vs ask price spread on fx markets: For example, assume the lowest ask price is 200, and the highest bid price is 100. So if I want to buy now I need ...
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How many lots of total volume one needs to trade for market to start reacting?

When trading penny stocks one can easily experience this effect, you buy a huge volume and it raises the price and everyone else starts buying then you stop and start selling and price plummets (...
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If financial data is distributed by the markets themselves, can market owners manipulate it and change the prices?

In the book of Quantitative Finance by Schmidt, on page five it states: "Some financial markets are organized in exchanges or bourses (e.g., New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)). In other, so-called over-...
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Is there a way to find out which stocks are scheduled to be delisted?

Often there are buyouts or corporate actions or other reasons that cause a stock to be removed from an exchange (delisted). Given a specific company and specific situation, it's often possible to ...
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What types of derivatives, other than stock options, are available to the retail trader? [closed]

How can a retail trader identify other derivative instruments to trade, and how can one go about doing so?
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What are the benefits and risks of trading domain names? [closed]

Recently I have seen many articles published online about domain name trading as a viable investment. The basic idea is to buy a (reasonably good) domain name that's not already taken, then auction it ...
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What are stock trading strategies that have a positive expectancy? [closed]

I'm looking for basic trading strategies that are known to show positive expectancy. Could you support your answers with some examples?
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Is commodity stock real ownership of a commodity?

Say wheat is trading at $250 per ton. Does this mean if I own a share I have direct ownership of this ton of wheat? Where is the wheat physically stored? Can I trade the stock to own the wheat and ...
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Does CFD and Spread Betting “move the stock market”?

Trading stock involves ownership of the underlying asset. Given the total nr of shares on the market are limited. Given that the price moves according to Supply and Demand. Would CFD trading and ...
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How to estimate the trading liquidity of stocks when buying and selling?

Stocks with smaller market capitalisation sometimes have the potential for greater price growth. But when trying to invest the same amount of money as you would do with a mainstream share, your act of ...
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IBKR trading questions

IBKR account FAQ says as follows. Would you explain what it means by "4 day trades in a rolling 5 day span"? "If you open an account with less than USD 25,000, you will be limited to 4 day trades ...
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Stock options and cash settlement

Lets assume I buy one long call option on AAPL and as the expiry day gets closer the option is in the money. If I decide to exercise that option will there be a cash settlement or a delivery of the ...
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Getting Started with Algorithm Trading [closed]

I was curious if it is feasible and worth my time/money to build a trading platform using external APIs and libraries or is it easier to use something like TD Ameritrade. In other words, are there any ...
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Do mutual funds book profit?

While directly trading in equity i.e. bypassing mutual fund, a common strategy is to book a profit when market is up and accumulate when market is down. Mutual funds buy and sell in bulk. But, does ...
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Types of brokers for differing uses

I'm from the UK and want to make some long term investments in US stock. I also want to day / swing trade. So I've opened an account with tradestation which seems complicated to use and offers ...
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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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Day trading minimum capital [closed]

If there is a minimum capital necessary needed to day trade, can't I just use a normal account and day trade with that if I don't use margin?
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Where I can complain about my stock broker for invalid transaction done by system and putting negative ledger balance

Due to the system error, Angle Broking credited a mutual fund and debited my ledger which has zero balance in it. And for that negative balance they sold out my shares even I have complained about ...
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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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How are candlestick dojis defined technically?

I´m trying to programmatically analyse candle stick pattern: I have historical OCHL data that I want to perform an automated analysis on, via b4j which is a programming language. The thing is that I ...
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Can my new technology reduce crypto taxes?

I invented a new technology that kills your gain taxes on crypto transactions and trades... or so I think :) I am hoping that this is the case but I am not really sure and I would like you to tell me ...
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Cost basis when bartering or trading

I am trading my painting for your sculpture via contract we made. We are both famous artists and at every given moment there is a market price for our art pieces. From what moment do I calculate my ...
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What value do I add buying stocks in the secondary market?

I'm trying to understand some fundamentals of what it means to invest in the stock market. This question and the answers have been helpful to me: Why does demand for stock rise when a company appears ...
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How do Bitcoin futures acutally affect the underlying spot market?

Lets say when the futures expire today on settlement date, does the seller of the future actually literally sell BTC on the open market so he can pay the cash to the Future buyer/holder? I was told ...
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How do I use moving average to create a forex trading strategy?

How do I use the moving average to create a forex trading strategy? Recently I was reading about day trading on a blog and found out that A forex trading strategy can be created using moving averages. ...
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Do I want less or more variance with an investment? [closed]

You have two functions. The first returns an integer between zero and ten, while the second returns any real value between zero and ten. If you get paid based on whatever value is returned, which ...