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Drawing the neckline for a Head and Shoulders pattern

Neck line for Head and shoulders pattern The book Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets explains how to draw a neckline for H&S pattern. In the diagram, a flatter trend line can be drawn ...
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How can intraday trading be done when settlement takes two days?

When I buy a stock on the NSE in India, it takes two days for settlement (T+2). Therefore I can only sell that share after two days after the purchase date. Then, how does intraday trading occur (...
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Trading strategies expecting follow up offerings [closed]

Recently the new finance budget has proposed to increase the minimum public shareholder percentage for listed companies. I expect this law to go through. I'd appreciate if someone can provide me some ...
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Looking for the name of a trading strategy

Someone vaguely explained a trading strategy where a trader monitors the probability of large volume buy or sell by large investment institutions like Berkshire Hathaway. The idea is that such ...
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Converting Vested Stock into a check in the mail

To preface this I know very little about finance. I received stock as a benefit from my employer and a third of it just vested. In my current person situation having cash in hand would be more useful ...
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What is the trading cycle of the market?

What is the ebb and flow of the trading cycle and at what times of the day and week does most trading take place? Do Mondays typically start the week out with heavy trading and the market up and then ...
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Does anyone know of to calculate the GTI VERA Convergence and Divergence Indicator?

I came across this indicator - GTI VERA Convergence and Divergence Indicator through this URL - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwVl6o45dytEX0h5Ml9HQTNvT1k/view I can't seem to find how this is ...
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Nadex binary option - trading at excessive prices?

I recently came across Nadex and in particular their binary option markets. Such an option pays off $100 or $0 depending on whether a specific exchange rate exceeds a strike price at a specific date. ...
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How does cash accounting work in an exchange?

Edit: I'm trying to create an order matching engine for options trading. I'd like to ask my question by creating a situation: Amy has a short position in a single (1) call option on AAPL. Let's ...
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Is the “3 bar play” trading pattern good advice?

I watched a video that describes the "3 bar play" day trading pattern, but the presentation style makes me think that it is a scam or, perhaps, bad advice. I don't know why someone would promote such ...
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What does the simple MA(Oscillator) do in MACD?

I'm currently trying to improve my technical analysis skills using TradingView. While playing around with the MACD oscillator I noticed that there is a Simple MA(Oscillator) option. As seen below: I ...
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stop order repetitive definition inconsistencies

I'm writing in regards to my interest in trying to fully understand the STOP ORDER and being aware of this one being a fairly fundamental concept for some. (However as a beginner or not, you might ...
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Sold a bullish vertical credit spread and was assigned early. Need information about a margin charge

Recently I was assigned on a short deep in-the-money put. It created a huge margin call. I called the broker the following day to exercise my long put to flatten out the position. He did that ...
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Can ETF be short-squeezed?

Can ETFs be short-squeezed? I'm not familiar with how they work. For ETFs like SPY, it seems it buys and sells stocks in the portfolio. For ETFs like UVXY, it seems it has no real stocks. How does ...
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Taxes on selling stocks

I want to confirm that I'm right to avoid surprises. If I buy a stock (or group of stocks) at 70 and I sell it (them) when its value is 60... I should not pay any kind of taxes, no? Since I did not ...
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Iron Condor Profit Probability

I'm trying to see if I understand Iron Condors correctly and how to assess whether or not the risk is worth it for a given set of circumstances. The maximum profit on an IC is realized when all ...
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Who do you buy options from, if open interest is zero?

If open interest is 0, who will you buy an option contract from? And how the price is calculated? Also, initially, how the option contract price is determined?
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How do market maker orders get filled?

My understanding is that a market maker profits by selling at or above ask and buying at bid or below in securities where there is a bid/ask spread and that's how they make money. If that's correct ...
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What happens to trades that don't settle due the delisting of a the shares

I sold Debenhams shares on the 8th of April and they got delisted on the 10th. I understand that there is a T+2 settlement period but in this case they fell on the same day. Is there a procedure to ...
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why is the opening price of a stock sometimes different when you are working with 5 minute candles and 1 day candles?

Take a look at apple on tradingview. On the 6 of May, the opening price of apple with 1-day candles is $204.29, however, when I look at the opening price with 5-minute candles, the opening price was $...
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Is it a good idea to copy a trader when investing?

I constantly get bombarded with an etoro commercial on youtube about a feature where you can replicate someone else's trading activity in real time. More details here. You select another trader and ...
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Can a non-resident Canadian citizen working in USA maintain a margin account in Canada?

I am a non-resident Canadian living and working in USA. Can I maintain a margin account for stocks trading in Canada?
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Are the dates when a company closes and opens its trading window to its employees (= trading windows) confidential information in the United States?

Are the dates when a company closes and opens its trading window to its employees (= trading windows) confidential information in the United States? (confidential = only the company's employees are ...
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How does a publicly traded company decide when it closes and opens its trading window to its employees in the United States?

How does a publicly traded company decide when it closes and opens its trading window to its employees in the United States? I understand that the earnings result announcement must fall sometime ...
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mean vs current values to compute indicators

First time writing a question here! I'm creating a simple bot to trade with stock. It uses indicators such as Moving Averages or Bollinger bands to evaluate the price of the stock and decide whether ...
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Trading or Investing on Equities Annual Taxing in California

Trading Imagine an individual trading account for 2018 fiscal year increased from ~$100K to ~$200K Total amount of trading transactions were at >~$20M Imagine for a married couple with another ...
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Are stop loss orders stored at the broker or on the exchange itself?

When a stop loss order is not active yet (stop price has not been hit), is it stored at the broker or directly on the book of the exchange? In other words: Does the broker send the order to the ...
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Where does the profit come from in short selling futures?

I perfectly understand short selling when a person borrows items, sells them at high price, waits for price to fall and buys back the goods so he can return them from where he borrowed and hence ...
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Would the following trade scenario trigger a wash sale?

I am new to stock trading and am confused by the usage of the word "before" in the wash sale rule. There is one scenario in particular that I am confused on. For simplicity's sake, let's assume the ...
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Online Investing and Trading Cryptocurrencies, Equities and Options in U.S. Markets [closed]

Would you be so kind and tell me which brokerage services might have fastest website and features (e.g., "limit orders", "stop limit orders", etc.) for trading cryptocurrencies (e.g., from BTC to DOGE)...
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Formula to Calculate FIFO VS LIFO for Financial Instruments

Suppose an individual partakes in some mixture of short term trading and long term investing. Is there a multivariate formula that expresses under what conditions (average/variance of time in a ...
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How do stock markets react to economic data like consumer price index, home sales, and job data? [closed]

Where can I learn about how the stock market reacts with the consumer price index, home market market numbers, bond interest rates, fed interest rates , GDP change, how the euro bond market affects ...
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Why are options that cannot be traded in cents still show a last trade as non-five-cent increments?

I read Why do some options trade in 5 cent increments? but despite that I see some options I cannot trade in pennies ( not broker specific), but I routinely see same option being traded by others in ...
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can't find suitable prices for zero cost collar

I was reading about the zero cost option collar strategy and was puzzled by the idea that one can find an at-the-money put option for the same price as an out-of-the-money call. I've looked at the ...
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Is there a way to track earnings from US stock markets and UK stock markets on a single spreadsheet?

If you trade in stock markets from different countries, how do you usually keep a journal? Do you track everything in one document, or do you use separate documents? I'm not sure how to go about ...
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Trying to understand slippage: 1.6% with Interactive Brokers

It's not the 1st time that it's happened so wondering if I'm not understanding something or sending my orders in the wrong way as I'm suffering quite large slippages so I'd like to see if you guys can ...
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Sold a call option and it expired out of the money and I was in debt?

this is just eating my brain away, I couldn't find the solution on my own so I'm here to see if anyone could help me. Today was the last trading day of options on VIX, I sold 5 Call options at 0.05 ...
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Accuracy of Hurst cyclic model for stock trading?

I just came across the Hurst nominal model for stock trading. Hurst claims 90% accuracy of this method. Does this model actually work?
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Is this order type possible with IB - trailing limit if touched with opposite trail direction

Similar questions to this have been answered satisfactorily but they all involve exiting a position that is already held. I want to enter a position. Example: XYZ trading at 100. I have no position. ...
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Why is eToro asking to deposit 500 if the stock value is only 50?

I am starting to try out some platforms for trading and investing and I was surprised to see that eToro was asking me to either use leverage (which I don't want) or take a minimum position of 500 USD, ...
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Optimisation of a Trading Strategy (Walk Forward Analysis)

To the pro traders: What do you do when the past two years of a WFA (10-15 year period) had an increasing loss (2017 = -4%, 2018 = -8%) while the other years were profitable? Do you modify the ...
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Jesse Livermore pivotal points (US Steel example)

I reproduced table charts for US Steel from controversial Jesse Livermore's book How to Trade in Stocks in a line chart form (see pages from 58 as appeared on PDF) in an attempt to understand rules ...
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Trading Order Type to Immediately Buy as Much as Possible of an Asset for a Given Amount of Money

Say I'm interested in buying 300 USD worth of stock A and 700 USD worth of stock B and let's say, for the sake of argument, that it's possible to buy a fractional amount of those stocks (i.e. I could ...
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Why does it take “3 to 5 business days” for the trades to execute with Health Equity HSA accounts?

When making a trade with Health Equity HSA account, there is a notification: NOTES: The number of shares or the amount of the trade is only an estimate. The exact amount will depend on the ...
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Definition of point

Jesse Livermore came out with a set of rules in his book "How To Trade In Stocks" in 1940. One of the rules is that price of particular asset should deviate by 6 points from the last pivotal point in ...
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What is this “Trading”, “Stock Price” when I type NASDAQ:FB?

I am very beginner to business and trading.. And On the other side I'm very expert in Computing and tech. When I type Facebook Inc. in Google, it shows me what is Facebook and Facebook as a company ...
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Is volume taken by hidden orders visible to all traders?

Institutions can place orders that are hidden from Level 2 book. Do these order remain "hidden" after they execute? Imagine AAPL bid and ask are $157.90 and $157.92, and, there is a hidden order for ...
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What is the meaning of ^ symbol for SPX

I've seen symbols SPX and ^SPX, is there any significance for the symbol "^"?
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Do I have to pay interest on a margin short sale if I post full cash collateral?

Let's say that I have $100 in my account and I want to short sell stock A. Stock A is valued at $100, so therefore I sell one share of stock A. In order to do this, the account is a margin account. ...
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How are the prices for Options during Global Trading Hours (GTH)?

I am thinking about purchasing SPX options on the CBOE during Global Trading Hours (GTH). I am wondering, for people with experience doing this, what kind of prices do you see during this time? Are ...