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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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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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How can I trade a certificate of deposit? [closed]

I own a certificate of deposit since 2004. I would like to sell the share in the UK which is a share of crude oil from an international company in Middle East. I contacted many brokers but they do not ...
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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 ...
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Stock / forex trading 100s of transactions per day - how is the margin calculated?

Let's say I have 10k USD in my margin account. I place 100 round trip orders in a single day, each worth 2000 USD (999 USD buy order and 1001 USD sell order). How much margin did I use at the end of ...
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Rating a candlestick between a range of bullish to bearish

Is there a method to rate a candlestick on a score of bearish to bullish maybe like on a range of 0 to 100? like a bullish marubozu would get a 90-100 whereas a bearish one would get a 0-10 and doji ...
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If I buy 1000 USD worth of Bitcoin, the price drops, and I sell it for 800 USD. Where did that 200 USD go? [duplicate]

Did somebody end up earning the 200 USD I lost, or did was that 200 USD destroyed?
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Why don’t index-tracking mutual funds corner themselves?

I don't really want to think too much about investments -- just park my surplus money somewhere and be able to come back several years later and see that it has grown. (As this question shows, I'm ...
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New to Roth IRA. Where is the best place to get one where I can trade with that account? [closed]

Relatives have told me to get a roth ira, as I can use it to trade tax free in the account. I'm still new to this as I'm unsure which one to pick. Also I need to fund my roth ira before filing my ...
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How is the spread devided between buyer, seller and market maker? [duplicate]

For a given stock, if: a seller places a sell limit order at 100 dollars; a buyer places a buy limit order at 200 dollars; At what price will the transaction be executed and who will pay/get how ...
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Trading and day trading

I would like to buy a stock in the aftermarket today and then sell it when the market opens tommorow, is this a pattern day trade? Will it meet the criteria of a swing trade instead?
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Supplement disability income by trading stocks?

I would like to supplement my disability income. I have about 5k to play with and was thinking of trading stocks as a way to earn some extra cash. I have time and I largely spend my days in front of ...
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RSI formula doubts

HI'm trying to understand how RSI calculation works. I've found here a nice and easy method and I recently also found this article, which states: "RSI like many other oscillators is defaulted to a 14 ...
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Is it possible to place an order that is conditional on another order being executed?

Can I place an order that is conditional on another order being executed? For example, I want to buy stock A for $5.00 (limit) and I want to buy stock B for $10.00 (limit). Is there an way to link ...