Questions tagged [trading]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1
votes
2answers
69 views

Trading using Simple Moving Average strategy

I am trying to understand the concepts for applying the Simple Moving Average principles for identifying buying/selling points for stocks. I have the calculations down for getting the Simple Moving ...
5
votes
1answer
734 views

Multiple stock symbols for same company with in USA

I was looking for a quote (and trading) for Berkshire Hathaway Inc class B . There are web sites that are displaying the following symbols BRK'B NYSE: BRK.B BRK-B Why so many and what about ACATS ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

what if change in open interest is very high but volume is low

in a strike price the change in open interest is 1300000 with volume of just 1800, what does it mean if it possible please also explain difference between volume and change in open interest.
2
votes
2answers
69 views

“Holding the trade” in fixed income arbitrage

From TIPS v Treasuries: What a wild ride it was! Receiving 5% on one US Government Bond and paying 2.5% on another US Government Bond with the same maturity is an obvious winner, but many hedge ...
1
vote
0answers
77 views

Why BAC company has “Gross Profit” reported every day?

I was looking into performance of BAC (Bank Of America Corp) and noticed very strange thing - it reports "Gross Profit" almost every day. See attached image and the link. Why is it so, is BAC a ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

What is meant by drifts with respect to the stock market?

A lot of websites had specific types of drifts explained like post-announcement drift but I couldn't find a standard definition or explanation.
2
votes
3answers
103 views

Are there investable securities that grow nonlinearly/exponentially with the underlying asset?

Let's say I'm a commodities trader, and Jesus Christ himself has just told me that gold is about to become much, much more valuable. We'll leave the debate on whether that's insider trading to another ...
0
votes
3answers
123 views

Are full-time retail traders self-employed or business persons? [closed]

I was asked this question today by one of my known people if full time traders are counted as self-employed or business persons or professional? I got really confused because as much as I know, a ...
0
votes
1answer
177 views

What possible reasons are behind the GBP -> EUR rate being the same for a few days?

The GBP -> EUR exchange rate has been stuck at a value of 1.11 since Saturday 7 of September, up from 1.10 since the day before. This seems to me highly irregular, as if all trading activity has ...
0
votes
1answer
200 views

If I own some stock, then buy more and then sell, is that a wash sale?

I use Robinhood for stock trading that uses FIFO (there is no other selectable option). If I.. Bought 10 shares of SSS 1/1/2019 at 1:00 pm at $100 each = $1000 Bought 10 shares of SSS 9/1/2019 at 2:...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Relation of underlying's sentiment with Future Contract's status?

Let's say the Future of an index is in Long or Short Covering status. Now this could mean two things: Traders might have a directional upward move of the underlying index. Hence, they are buying ...
0
votes
3answers
93 views

Daily trading: recovering price change as cash, what am I missing?

If I have a tool to predict daily direction of stock price change, is it possible to daily recover price change as cash? Say, my machine learning can tell me if tomorrow GOOG will close low or high, ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

Is it good if a network marketing company is not asking for an investment? [closed]

And does network marketing include any interest or compound interest? A network marketing company is not ask for any investment, and they have halal certificate. I would like to ask if network ...
1
vote
4answers
153 views

Do swing traders look at fundamentals?

If they do, what fundamental analysis do they look at?
3
votes
3answers
320 views

How can I safely sell virtual items?

I have some virtual items that someone wants to buy. As an example, Dark Artistry sells for ~£300. When trading with Steam you can exchange Steam money for items via their trade system. Alternately I ...
0
votes
2answers
201 views

How does a cash currency trader without a trading system make money

I was recently on holidays in Turkey and had two experiences changing money. The first was a currency exchange office in the city center. The staff there had computer monitors and were hooked into ...
1
vote
1answer
145 views

What is “normal” return?

In the book, The Basics of Finance, it is mentioned a few times about the term "abnormal returns" from beating the market. May I know what then does a "normal return" refer to? If a company is ...
-1
votes
2answers
72 views

How to buy asset at lower price immediately (for market price)

I want to buy asset, when it reaches lower price immediately (for market price). But buy-stop (stop market) or stop limit orders allows me to buy only when it reaches higher prices.
0
votes
3answers
94 views

How can I forestall the dangers of stop and stop limit orders?

This Reddit comment propounds these two orders' dangers, but don't expound how to thwart them? If they're both dangerous, then how can I get the best of both worlds/orders? Suppose some security's ...
0
votes
1answer
203 views

Which is the stock symbol of C3.ai?

I've been trying to find the stock price & symbol for this company https://c3.ai But so far, it's been a fool's errand. There are a few websites which talk about its capitalization, the major ...
0
votes
2answers
264 views

Create a limited company to speculate with leverage

I live in the UK and I am considering starting to trade on the stock market, having opened an account at a brokerage firm. I am considering using it to speculate on short term period with leverage. ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

US Citizen owning & trading in a foreign offshore account

I am a US citizen and have had a brokerage account in Singapore for 15 years, since being stationed there for work. All correct US reporting has and is carried out in the US including finbar etc. ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

Danger of market orders [duplicate]

As a new Day Trader, I have used market orders on several occasions (mainly to exit positions). But it occurred to me that there might be an inherent danger in doing so... Let’s say that I want to ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Is a stop-limit sell order executed purely on a first come first served basis?

The difference between a stop-limit order and a stop or limit order is explained very eloquently in this response: Selling is the same, but the directions are opposite. Suppose the stock in the ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
198 views

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 (...
3
votes
2answers
169 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
120 views

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 ...
-4
votes
1answer
84 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
109 views

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. ...
-2
votes
2answers
95 views

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 ...
0
votes
5answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
154 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
60 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
170 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
217 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
261 views

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?
1
vote
1answer
133 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

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 $...
44
votes
13answers
14k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
51 views

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?
2
votes
3answers
508 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
243 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

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 ...