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Please can someone explain how SELL - ing works when it comes to trading

I am fairly new to trading and have been practising on demo and practise accounts. I feel confident enough to open a live account and start trading. But the idea of Selling still confuses me . From ...
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Is this the correct way to understand what i have just done

So im quite knew to Investment and Trading and have discovered some applications to start off with...1 of which is Trading212. I decided for obvious reasons to start of with a training account If im ...
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Can you buy and sell the same etf in one day, provided you have a starting cash and over 25k equity in your cash trade account?

I have a "You invest trade" cash account with over 25k equity and 10k cash in it, can I buy 10k worth of etf's (let's say SPY), and then sell it and buy again the same etf (SPY) let's say 5 times or ...
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Beginning to trade from a mathematics background

I'm from a mathematics background and I'm curious to understand the skill of profiting off the stock market as an individual. Is it ones ability to predict successful businesses? Is quantitative ...
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Variance of WTI Texas crude price Mar 20 2020

Friday last ie on Mar 20, 2020, the prices of WTI crude were reported as $19.84 (approximately) - this was the closing price on Markets.businessinsider.com and Market watch, sites which both provide ...
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If book value > market value, will stock price increase if a liquidation is announced?

If a company has a book value that's greater than it's market value, will its stock price jump if it's announced that the company will be liquidated?
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What happens to a sell order that doesn't have enough bid matches on it's ask price? [duplicate]

A stock has a bid of 100.00 for 500 shares. I issued a sell order for 1000 shares of the same stock for 100.00. What will happen? Will the sell order wait until there's 500 shares available at 100.00 ...
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How to supply and demand analysis for crude oil [closed]

Hi I'm trying to forecast the price of crude oil (WTI) and based on that either go long or short crude oil. When investing/trading stocks I normally do dcf analysises or so on the company to get the ...
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Can I make a profit on a put option when I'm out of the money?

Yesterday I bought LB put option with a 5 strike for .28 expires in 21 days. Whenever I bought the put, the premium(ask) went up to 4.90. I understand that you can make money selling the premiums only....
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How to sell gold and silver bullion legally and through legitimate buyers

Please note: This might seem like a over-simple question, but I do believe its on topic, and it is certainly not a duplicate. In fact, I can't find a credible answer to this question anywhere on the ...
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Formula to compare the potential earnings of buying the same stock at different prices

If I want to buy an index fund, I could buy it today at the current price, or I could setup a limit order and try to buy it at a lower price. Obviously it's better to get it at the lower price, but ...
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Maintenance margin for fixed collateral

My portfolio is composed of all-equity plus 20% out of money protective puts. If the market drops 20%+ (as it is doing now), my portfolio value is constant at 80% of my original investment. I would ...
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What are the rules governing stock price movements in different exchanges?

A stock's price moves up or down when a trade is executed with a price above/below the market price. I was wondering if there's more to it than that. For example, does a trade have to have a certain ...
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Euronext acquired which London exchange to create Euronext London

I am novice here. I just wanted to know which entity was acquired by Euronext to create Euronext London. Same as it acquired Oslo bors to form Euronext Oslo. Does this Euronext London trade in various ...
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Stop Limit order after passing a set threshold - is there such an order type?

Let's say that there's a stock I am investing in. Market price is currently at $300. The market is rallying and I would like to sell if it reaches $315. Great, I will set a limit order at $315. But ...
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Out-of-the-money options at expiration

It's taught that out-of-the money options that expire at the end of the last trading day expire worthless yet I see many expired options in trading hours that hold their value and continue to trade. ...
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What if a quoted company is doing so poorly that it can't sell its shares at any price?

I understand that in order for a trade to occur, a buyer and a seller must agree on the price and that the number of shares transacted at that price is determined by the number of shares available at ...
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How would a potential carbon tax affect oil prices?

I'm really new to trading and looking to learn more about futures and trading oil. Let's say I have a view that developed nations are going to be far more bullish on carbon taxes than anyone predicts ...
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DaVinci Pro forex trading bot - where is the scam?

A friend of mine, Ivo, recently got into automated forex trading with a bot by the encouragement of a friend of his, Martin. Martin convinced Ivo that the bot can yield forex returns of 10% per month. ...
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If I buy index funds that are measured in foreign currency, am I not speculating?

I live in Germany and have invested into the S&P500 over the last couple years. Just now for some reason I am wondering if I am not speculating over the exchange ratio of euros and dollars. My ...
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Do “normal” shares in large companies pay equity, as well as profit?

If I buy shares in a big company like Intel or Microsoft I (can) receive a dividend. So these shares (can) pay "profit". However, if the company is bought, do i also receive a split of the "equity"/...
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How to trade US-based derivatives such as options as a non-US person? [closed]

I lived in the UK for a while, but now I'm heading back to Romania. I tried signing up on Charles Schwab, Fidelity and a few others, but it looks like no broker accepts applications from Romanians ...
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Do typical public repositories of historical equities show bid or ask prices?

At yahoo finance (and similar) I can download historical data such as the open, close, high, low, volume. Are the prices the bid or the ask price? I can't track the info down so far and was hoping ...
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Would a stop sell order execute if the stock suddenly dropped and recovered?

A few weeks ago I bought some Tesla shares at $908. I held them until Feb. 19 when the price went to $930, putting in a stop-limit order to sell at $915, but not below $900. Shortly after, the stock ...
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Why would a stock trading millionaire need some extra money?

There's a guy that teaches stock trading on Youtube named Steven Dux. According to him, he's made millions, mostly on shorting small-cap stocks. Here is one of his videos: https://www.youtube.com/...
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Is it less risky to short a stock after it has been short squeezed?

I'm looking at TSLA and it has risen some 250% in the past 4 months on not much news and it seems a lot of it has been due to a short squeeze (as I understand). Since the stock has been artificially ...
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How to use volume as a feature in ML models for predicting stock prices?

What is a good way to use trading volume as a feature in machine learning models for predicting stock prices? Z-score? Which period: day, week, month?
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Calculating volume-weighted-average spread (VWAS) for an index at a given size

I need to produce the effective spread at size 5K of an index. I am able to get all the securities' individual effective spread, but a simple averaging of all the effective spread of those securities ...
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Why are there different expiration dates for different strike prices for options?

I am very confused on how options are created. Why are there different available contracts for different strike prices. I am just trying to piece the logic to the madness. Using March 2020 Calls, with ...
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How are trading platform fees treated in capital gains taxes?

How should I be thinking about platform trading fees when considering my taxable gains on short-term capital gains? For example: Bought at: $75Sold at: $100Trading fee: $10 Is my taxable income $25 ...
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Missing candle stick on the GOOG stock market chart

On the 14th of February 2020 at 12.30 noon, there is no 1-minute candle stick on the GOOG stock market chart. It jumps directly from 12.29 to 12.31 I check on Yahoo finance and TD Ameritrade. Both do ...
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What is moving the cryptocurrency market apart for speculators?

I would like to know if there is anything that moves the crypto market apart from the speculators, or are cryptocurrencies purely speculative? For example, in the oil industry there are hedgers who ...
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Futures - Eurodollars basic questions

I've been learning about trading futures markets and had a few basic questions. The Dec-20 Eurodollar trades at 98.59 (i.e. by Dec-20 investors are expecting 3 month LIBOR rates to be 1.41%). Now ...
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Reuse of money in account for repetitive stock trades

I have a question regarding day trading abilities and limits. From what I understand, you can only make 4 trades per day and have to wait 24-48 hours to get your money back after you sell a stock ...
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Is a stock's price different across trading platforms?

Let's say I'm looking at a minute stock chart during a trading day. Will E-Trade and TD-Ameritrade for example, show a different price on the minute by minute chart? (or 5-minute chart, etc.)
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Why do trades of options and futures typically settle faster than trades of stocks?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=T%2B2&oldid=929203291#Application: The two-day settlement period applies to most security transactions, including stocks, bonds, municipal ...
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Price/time priority VS pro-rata priority

Could someone please explain to me the example in the image below? I thought I had perfectly understood the two mechanisms, but this example makes me doubt about that :
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What are the different compensation schemes available for trading performance

In the past year we've worked on automated trading bots. We now have a working solution that has been working consistently well in a live situation for months. The trading is purely on crypto-...
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10 year treasury constant maturity rate explained

The 10-year treasury constant maturity rate over 2019 fell from a Max of 2.75 to a Min of 1.50 with an average of 2.15. I want to check whether my understanding of what the figures and the 10-year ...
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FX options for retail trader

I would like to trade options on the FX market, say EURUSD and GBPUSD. I have seen that there are options on the CME that have FX futures as underlying and also some options on spot on the ...
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Implications of linking a trailing stop loss linking to different prices

In Think or Swim, I can link my trailing stop loss to the last, bid, ask/bid, mark, or average price. If my goal is to use a trailing stop loss to minimize losses is one typically better to use than ...
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HPR vs return percentage, difference between values

I'm looking at the analysis for a trading algorithm in the proquant app, it says the average hpr percent is 1.03% and the return is 95.63% over a a few months. What is the difference between these two ...
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Put/Call ratio as a technical indicator?

So I was reading about the put/call ratio and how it can be used as a sentiment indicator. So a ratio of 0.7 or less is bullish. If it is between 0.7 and 1.0 it is neutral and if it is greater than 1....
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What rules should be set for a “fantasy stock picking” contest?

I'm pretty into stock trading, as are several of my friends, and we love to joke around about trading and debate strategies. It's a hobby for us just like watching sports or a TV show, and we all have ...
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Understanding Range Bars (tradingview example)

I'm having problems to understand how to read the range bars from TradingView (not sure if something particular of this platform), image for reference: I can see every bar is $50 between high-low,...
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Is it possible to short depreciating assets?

It has become common knowledge that certain classes of consumer goods such as electronics and cars depreciate in price exponentially over time because of a larger supply of newer, upgraded, models ...
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Looking for seasonal charts

I came across Larry Williams' True Seasonal Index. It seems to only be available on TradeStation. Not being in the US I have a different broker, so I am looking to create a similar index (with ...
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How can there exist a profession consisting of investing others' money?

How can there be a profession where some person sits at a desk and trades or invests for somebody else? If they are so smart and can predict the market so well, would they not long ago have invested ...
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Explain this old trading saying

I read in a trading book that An old saying on Wall Street notes that amateurs trade at the open and professionals trade at the close. what does it mean?
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I am asked to complete my withdrawal transaction with COT fee of 1200 dollars

I was marketed by a lady online on some investment packages in bitcoin. ($200 to become $2500 in one week of trade). I indicated interest in this. She took me to a trading website to sign up. I ...

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