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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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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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Converting Market Order to Limit Order

Every hour my algo decides whether to trade or not. Given the close of a candle, say my algo signals a buy, I can immediately place a market order and hence would be charged taker fees. When the ...
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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 ...
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Can a Trend be defined?

In the price chart of a stock, commodity or FX, can an uptrend and a downtrend be defined? Can these definitions help someone to thus determine the start and end of a trend without any ambiguity or ...
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Confirmation time in NYSE and other exchanges [closed]

What will be an estimate of an average confirmation time of a trade in NYSE or other exchanges? I would appreciate references.
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What is the mistake in Relative Strength Index calculation?

I'm struggling with RSI calculation on Bitfinex OHLCV data. I use such algorithm: 1. Get last 14 candlesticks. Calculate difference between neighboring candlesticks. Create gain and loss variables ...
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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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Stock trading, where does the extra money go? [closed]

Lets say I put a limit buy order for 10 stocks at $10 each ($100 total). Now the lowest Ask price is $9, and they are selling 9 stocks. The second lowest price is $11. What happens and does the ...
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How do trading platform like TD-AmeriTrade or Fidelity work?

When an individual places a trade on an online brokerage, is it against their order book or is it against the order books of exchanges like NYSE? Do brokerages warehouse some risk when making markets? ...
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What is the difference between existing stockholders and new investors?

TrovaGene (TROV) just did a reverse split today n the premarket, and post market they announced an offering. In the offering they state: If the underwriters exercise in full their over-allotment ...
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Two Margin Accounts

Both E*Trade and TD Ameritrade have a policy that says an investor cannot have two margin accounts with them. He can have two or more cash accounts. Neither firm could tell me why they have this ...
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Bollinger bands - 20 days or 20 candles?

When speaking of Bollinger Bands, most of the sources say that the recommended period is 20 days while saying that this could be used on different time frames - for example see the first chart here: ...
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Deciding on a number of trades [closed]

I recently sat a technical interview with a prop trading and market making firm. I didn't pass the interview, and I was wondering about answering one of the questions they asked me. So the ...
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What factors can cause a sizable difference between “bid” and “ask” prices on a stock?

I have this stock on which the last price (at market close) was USD $9.10/share. However the last bid on it was $8.80 (5) and the last ask was $10.75 (94). The amounts in parenthesis show the number ...
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Where can I find Bitcoin Misery Index?

There has been a lot written about Bitcoin Misery Index: The index is called the Bitcoin Misery Index (BMI) and was designed as a trading tool for investors to take advantage of volatility in BTC ...
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My stock's limit sell order should have filled at a higher price

New investor here, using the Robinhood platform. I quickly learned that placing market orders never really nets you what the app indicates; limit buys and sells fix that. Typically, I assume, limit ...
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Legal age for investing

What year of age is required to open a brokerage account and start trading? Is it 18+ or 21+? I live in Israel, but am interested in trading in the U.S. markets.
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Does news that is released during after hours trading still affect the stock the following day?

If an earning report is really good. However it is released the previous day, during after hours trading time. Will it still potentially impact the day? I ask this because I assume that the stock ...
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How do I get a tax identification number? [duplicate]

I need a TIN to open a brokerage account. How can I get this TIN number? I have researched online and I don’t qualify for a U.S. ITIN. I’m from Israel. Is there a TIN number issued by my country? ...
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How can I know if the an FDA news release was before, after or during NYSE hours?

The article I am referring to doesn't seem to display the exact date. I was wondering if there was some way to find out? I don't know very much in terms of the FDA and I am looking to get into trading ...
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How can an Israeli resident invest in a US brokerage account?

I’m from Israel single age 18, for an ITIN I don’t qualify therefor I can’t get a TIN to open a brokerage account, what’s the solution? Do I even need these? Or just a w-8 form
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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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Nature of stock trading at IB

I’d like to know how a trade takes place for traders at Investment Banks. So when they sell a stock for a client, do they buy the stocks for them and then try to sell it to other party? Or are they ...
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Futures and forward contracts are very different from each other

** Assume two traders enter into a one-year (March 2019) Euro futures contract at a futures price of 1.1220 physically delivered. Regardless of the spot price on the settlement date, if the spot ...
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What's a reasonable expected profit on day trading with usd 50,000 initial outlay? [closed]

How much profit can I expect in the Indian day trading market with initial outlay of USD 50,000 to be considered as a moderately successful day trader?
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I'm in Australia and want to trade US stocks. Is it better to use an Australian broker or US?

I could open an International trading account with e.g. CBA or ANZ, or sign with US online broker, e.g. ETrade, Ameritrade etc. What are the pros and cons? My strategy is long term buy and hold, so I'...
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How to get rid of delisted stocks

I live in Europe, so i don`t known usa stock regulations. I have several chinese stocks that were delisted from USA markets. These companies were fraud companies and their stock have not value. These ...
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What is a good measure of liquidity for a stock?

Some stocks are traded a lot and the price graph looks continuous. Others just jump all the time. Which metric could I use to filter the stocks that are not continuous? I don't think volume helps ...