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Trading means exchanging one item for another such as goods for money. In finance, trading refers to the buying and selling of securities such as stock, options, or futures. Related tags are day-trading, trading-volume, and online-trading.

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Buying stocks/ETFs through a US-based broker on an F1 visa and then departing the US

I'm in the US on an F1 visa, and this will be the case for the next two years. As far as I understand, it's legal for me to buy stocks/ETFs via a US-based broker. However, I'm not sure whether I will ...
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Can I take profit in option trading if

If the current price of a stock is at 2000 and I take a call option buy at strike price 2100 weekly expiry with 80 ltp. Suppose now ltp increases by 5 points and yet the price does not go above 2100, ...
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Who loses money in forex?

If i earn money in forex does this anyone from otherside loses money like in stock market. In stock market when we earn someone lose. And if we lose, to whom does that money go?
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The listing price of a stock

I was creating python model of hypothetical stock with market cap MC having S outstanding shares whose current price is CP. the intention was to create a chart for technical analysis and understand ...
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Best approach to select strike prices for an Iron Condor?

Options beginner here. I'm aware of three popular ways to select strike prices for Iron Condor. Select strikes such that they are equidistant from the CMP. Select strikes such that the they form a ...
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Enter and Exit strategies to grow profit [duplicate]

The scenario is that a trader wants to trade just one stock through swing trading and take the profit. For example, the trader bought 50 shares of XYZ for the price $5. The stock went up to $7. He ...
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Is this article correct about leveraged tokens?

In this article, it says the following: Let's say you're interested in buying Bitcoin, so you purchase $100 of it. After a day, the price has increased by 10%, and your investment is worth $110. But ...
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What are the implications of owing more money than is currently in circulation?

I recently found this reddit post in which a user found a bug in a software that did not set a limit on a margin call (my knowledge of what a margin call is is really shaky so I might mess up words), ...
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Bid and asks above last closing price on a weekend?

I am a bit confused about the situation. What I understand is that the last trade, on friday, was at 74.212. However, once the market reopens on monday, the initial bid and asks will be those in the ...
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Does it make sense to repeatedly increase your limit order price in small increments until your order fills?

Whenever I buy a security, I always use a Limit Order. Just to be safe, I input a price just below the Bid Price, e.g. 21.80. Why? In case the spot price dips suddenly! See below. This cheap trick ...
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question about the "20 pips challenge"

I am trying to do the "20 pips challenge", where you starts a trading account with small money (here 1000 euros account, but you trade only 2%, i.e 20 $) and where you try to make 20 pips at ...
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Evaluating a trading strategy compared to the Buy-and-Hold strategy

I'm currently developing a trading bot that can open and close long positions only. I've come across the problem of evaluating the performance of my bot. After reading a lot about the Sharpe Ratio and ...
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How can I bet against a particular stock in relation to the market?

I’ve heard people doing spread trades when they think one stock will do better/worse in comparison to another stock or index. I’m looking for details on exactly how this is done. Is there a particular ...
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Where should I put my take profit in this crypto trade?

Let's say we want to buy BTC at price 45000.00 USDT (and we have $15 to buy BTC). The commission is 0.1%. Since we will pay for a commission, so What will be our break-even point for that trade? I ...
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I've been making a lot with options trading/pricing, but is it just luck? [closed]

So I've been trading for a while now, but after my internship, I learned about the different types of option pricing models like JumpDiffusion and CubicSpline. So I have begun trading both relative ...
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Calculate Average Price of Market Order in a thin order book:

Take the following UST/USDC order book: Suppose I were to place a market order to buy $10,000 USDC worth of UST. How would I calculate the average price the order would be filled at? Would this math ...
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Rights vs Warrants vs Options

Why would a company issue rights instead of warrants (and vice versa)? Why would a trader or investor buy/sell rights instead of warrants or options (i.e. which situations make one of these more ...
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Is there a way to sell a stock and as soon as possible buy another stock without paying a capital gains tax? Even if there was would it be outlawed?

Something similar to cryptocurrency trading where you can sell and buy for small fee via stablecoins.
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Is this the result of Sell Market?

I saw a deep red line this morning. That means there is a lower than usual transaction. What happened there? Does it indicate someone "Sell Market" and somebody else is waiting at the much ...
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Why does halting trading of the ERUS ETF (Russia-focused ETF) protect the best interests of ERUS shareholders?

I read on https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/nyse-halts-trading-in-ishares-msci-russia-etf-blackrock-supports-decision-2022-03-04 (mirror): ​Trading in the iShares MSCI Russia ETF ERUS has been ...
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How does TD Easy Trade make money with commission-free trading (Canada)?

How does TD Easy Trade make money with commission-free trading? Is it solely through USD currency exchange fees like Wealthsimple? Is TD using the platform as a loss leader for their Direct Investing ...
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Does any security market use real-time settlements?

I read on cnbc.com (mirror): Tenev also advocated for real-time settlement instead of two-day settlement in order to help combat some of the chaos that occurred during the GameStop saga. Does any ...
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Scratching my head about the modified dietz method

I'm trying to compute the money weighted rate of return for my crypto investments using the modified dietz method, as I believe this is the golden standard to measure investment. The formula is quite ...
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Is a trade done in forex when (Ask price = 1) < (Bid price = 2)? and in which price?

In forex market, in a normal mode when Ask = Bid, trade is done. And If Ask = 2 (the lowest price by sellers) > Bid = 1 (the highest price by buyers), so the market is not liquid and no trade would ...
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What sequence are stock units held by us sold in?

This is specific to Indian Stock Market but I'd like to know about other markets as well if it works differently there. Here's the scenario:- I bought 10 units for INR 10 each. The stock went up by 10,...
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What makes a trade not eligible to update last traded price of a stock?

Hi I have below sample data for a stock. Last column of data tells whether corresponding trade is eligible to update last price of stock or not. If 'Y' then it should update, else trade should be ...
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Does this limit order book (depth chart) look legit?

I am reconstructing the limit order book on Binance. I get a snapshot at a particular time and update this snapshot based on the updates for each level that come every 100 ms from the exchange. Most ...
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How Do I Trade With Margin On E*Trade?

I'm new to Margin altogether and need some help. Here are my numbers: Total Margin Requirements $0.00 Total Margin Equity $190.68 Adjusted SMA $205.34 Maintenance Excess ...
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Margin Trading Questions (Reg T, Scaling in, Deposits)`

I'm researching how to effectively trade on margin and I'm having trouble visualizing some scenarios and I haven't been able to find anything online so any help would be greatly appreciated. Here are ...
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Are there any trading products which track inflation?

Are there any derivative trading products that track inflation very well? I was thinking for example that there would be something like consumer price index derivatives. Or maybe derivatives for some ...
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Trader I met online is asking for more money as a transaction fee to process withdrawal of my gains [duplicate]

I met a trader on telegram and after discussion I was convinced to invest $300 and then after 24 hours I got a message to increase the investment to $500 otherwise trading will not be done. After 2 ...
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Why up bar always show greater volume than a down bar in a High volume Trending up stock?

This question is related to Intraday (i.e. Day trading). In a "High volume" trending up stock, When the Trend is still strong, I have noticed that the relative volume of "Up" bars ...
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How can one do their own algorithmic trading (does Robinhood and/or Webull provide a REST API)?

In order to do algorithmic trading one needs more than just access to a commercial app like Robinhood or Webull. Their tools give individuals access to a range of tools, but all the execution of ...
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Price moving patterns change over time? [closed]

As I do technical analysis on stocks, forex pairs, cryptos, see its chart and price data, I came to think of that if some major technical analysis indicators such as RSI were once effective in the ...
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Understanding buying power and position size relative to fixed percentage risk on total capital in any given trade?

I'm trying to wrap my head around understanding buying power, position size and how it's relative to how much I can risk in any single given trade depending on my initial total capital. For example, ...
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nasdaq stock SABR bought on frankfurt stock market in euro

Nasdaq listed stock SABR CORP bought on frankfurt stock exchange in euro,same ISIN, is this stock the same thing different market, can I sell it on nasdaq?..Stock haves market specialist on frankfurt ...
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How to calculate actual dollar values from the fibonacci extension on Trading View

Can someone tell me how to calculate these fibonacci extension values? For example, this extension is from 300.50 to 89.29. Now, when I look at the .786 or .618 values, I figured you just multiply ....
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How can one make an improvement of my trading habits?

I find that I lose money with the following pattern: I find some stocks. markets go up I buy these stocks and markets to catch up But these stocks and markets go down before I put a stop order Then I ...
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Did weather futures ever trade in open outcry at CME?

Did weather futures ever trade in open outcry at CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange)? If so, what dates? Also, what floor and pit? Thanks.
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Why are shares not settled on the same day? [duplicate]

I know the settlement process but I am still confused about why trades/shares are settled on T+2nd day. Why the settlement is not done at the very moment we make the trade? Any clarification on this ...
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What is Derivative trading and why stock buying selling is not derivative

In finance, a derivative is a contract that derives its value from the performance of an underlying entity. This underlying entity can be an asset, index, or interest rate. By this definition stocks ...
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What is ipo issue size and how they decide ipo issue size

What is IPO issue size? How they decide IPO issue size? I am asking about IPO issue size like 5000 cr. How they decide this size and what can be maximum IPO issue size? Not IPO share price.
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Are the good faith violations counted across all accounts, or are they counted separately for each account?

I read on https://www.winvesta.in/blog/good-faith-violation/ (mirror): If you earn three good faith violations in a 12 month period, your brokerage firm will restrict the cash account for 90 days. It ...
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Do perpetual futures have a net unrealized profit or loss (NUPL)?

Let's say you are trading a perpetual futures derivative of Bitcoin. I've always understood that these perpetual products have no net unrealized profit or loss, that is, if Bitcoin's market cap ...
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Why do promoters in public companies sell their shares and reduce their holdings?

Promoters in public companies can sell their shares and reduce their holdings. Why do they want to reduce their holdings?
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Conditions to trade ETFs with Schwab or other

I am looking for the conditions to start trading ETFs such as SPX and TQQQ. While trying to do it with an interactive brokers account, it tells me that I have 2 options, Be an institutional investor (...
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How can a trade occur with a price out side of the bid/ask range?

I see a trade at 07:54:04 of a price at $199, which is out side of the bid-ask range ($207.41 and $207.90). Does anybody know why a trade can occur out-side this range?
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Trading in the stock market, anyone else think this is kinda fishy? [closed]

I set random alerts and it seems that the price never ends up triggering the alert. This doesnt only just happen once but many times. Im thinking the alerts are most likely sent to a third party. What ...
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How would this trade be taxed?

I am wondering about the tax implications for the following scenario: Say I am domiciled in the USA and have some stocks, which I think will go down vs USD. Rather than sell them and buy back later (...
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How to Calculate Return of Multi Positional Trading Strategy

i have a trading strategy that buy multiple stocks in same time and sell another time. I want to calculate return of this strategy. Below table shows my positions that opened and closed. From above to ...
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