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What is wrong with this Chart/Information

Scroll down to the "Dividend and Capital Gains Distributions" section of that page on morningstar. You will see there was a distribution (i.e., payout from the fund) on 12/06/17 corresponding to the ...
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What is wrong with this Chart/Information

This fund paid out a dividend of $4.177 on December 6. Any time a dividend is paid out, the price of a fund or stock should fall by the amount of the dividend, but this is not the same thing as a ...
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BITCOIN: on a chart what does it mean for the USD price to be higher then marketcap?

The blue and green curves have different vertical scales. One being "above" or "below" the other is just a matter of how the scales are chosen -- it's not a feature of the actual numbers being plotted....
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What kind of activity do the long candle-lines on candlestick charts correspond to?

The "fat" part of the candlestick represents the beginning and ending prices. If the end price is higher than the beginning price the stick will be colored green. If the end price is below the ...
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How can I compare multiple mutual funds on a single chart at once?

Thanks, Bob Baerker for getting me on the right track! I'd like to post my own answer. (This works for stocks or mutual funds--doesn't really matter). Go to www.marketwatch.com In the top right, ...
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Why does a share price fall despite purchases?

I think you need to go back and reconsider your interpretation. First, the volume is showing you the TOTAL volume. It is showing you "How much X has been traded over period Y". The pretty green/red ...
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Why do Ethereum and Bitcoin have very similar charts?

All the crypto currencies are currently riding mostly on FOMO, as there is no other value behind them (FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out). People see that they are rising, so they are afraid of missing the ...
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Why did I pay a different price than the chart shows?

There's no way that anyone could know the answer. You could have been looking at the wrong chart. You could have misread the price. Perhaps the chart was correct but your virtual trader was ...
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Say I own some shares in a company and their stock rises and I want to buy more shares does my older price change to the new one?

I would love it if you could explain it with an example. Say you go to the store and buy 10 apples for $1 each. You then go to the store the next day and the price has risen to $2. How much would you ...
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Why are these 2 Morningstar charts apparently different?

The charts you have are 'percent change' along the Y-axis (vertical axis), and when comparing two assets, by definition, the graph starts at 0% at the date you chose to start.
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How do you read a Total Returns chart?

First, a few warnings (so that you know what to do if you decide to use in the future the series in the graph you have shared): The series in the graph is actually called "Nikkei 225 Total ...
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What's going on with my stock chart? (Mandated maximum price?)

These are just thinly traded securities. The flat spots are just areas of no price change. Price movements on these low volume low liquidity securities are pretty obvious because of the bid ask ...
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How can I compare multiple mutual funds on a single chart at once?

BigCharts will graph up to 10 symbols at once. http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/ Enter a symbol and select "Advanced Chart" Click on "Compare To" Enter other symbols and Voila! , you have ...
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Over what time frame should we evaluate whether an active trading strategy is successful?

Trending indicators work well in strong trending markets. They're late in and late out. They're not effective in sideways markets because they will generate many false signals and whipsaws. ...
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Why do Ethereum and Bitcoin have very similar charts?

There are several reasons for this strong correlation: Many altcoins (Crytocurrencies other than bitcoin) are bought and sold predominantly, if not exclusively, with BTC rather than USD. Being ...
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Does Yahoo finance adjust ETF's historical data for splits and dividends? (not stocks or shares)

The simple answer here is that Yahoo's data suppliers have got it wrong. It appears to have adjusted it twice and it's disturbing that such an obvious error still remains in there after almost 4 ...
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Confusing Performance Charts

Your time scales are not the same. In both charts you have "Max" selected for the time scale. However, chart 1 goes back to ~2000 and chart 2 goes back to ~2011 (these dates match the inception dates ...
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What's going on with my stock chart? (Mandated maximum price?)

The flat peaks just mean that either no trades were made, or at least no trades were made at any price more than a penny from than the "last" one, so the "price" did not change more than a penny. ...
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What is a stock down from when it "is down"?

First, trading stocks is inherently risky. If you would be in trouble financially should you lose everything, you should reconsider why you are trading and how much you are investing. Alright, onto ...
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What does it indicate when the stock price stabilizes around a certain range for many year?

Logically, a stock price should move if its earning forecast changes. If the earning forecast remains stable - i.e. the company is expected to make roughly the same amount of money going forward - ...
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When an option is exercised, does the transaction show up on a TradingView chart?

Look at the various strike prices for today's TSLA expiration. The lowest ITM call with open interest is $20 and the highest ITM put with open interest is $760, with 1000s of contracts between these ...
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Say I own some shares in a company and their stock rises and I want to buy more shares does my older price change to the new one?

Just because you buy shares does not "lock in" the price. The shares are worth whatever the market currently values them at. A stock "rising in price" intrinsically means that it ...
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Why do some charts have so few candlesticks?

This happens when there is no actual trade taking place in those "-" periods. There could be a pair of bid and ask prices, but there were no incoming Market Order or Marketable Limit Order.
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Candlestick Charts "choppy" "uneven"

Firstly, your second chart is zoomed in whilst your first chart is zoomed out. If I zoomed into certain areas of your first chart it would look similar to your second chart. Secondly, in the first ...
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Understanding the symbols next to the Ticker

I don't understand what the D, to the right of APPLE INC, means. This means the graph below is for the "D". There is selection at top and you can change this to Minutes [5,20,60,etc], Day, Week [W], ...
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How does the bloomberg website chart calculate the MACD?

The time period for each bar is different. For the Bloomberg chart you have it set at daily bars, on the top chart it looks like you have it set at hourly bars. You can tell by the amount of bars on ...
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What's going on with my stock chart? (Mandated maximum price?)

You are looking at 5 minute line chart of two days trading, so all you are capturing is the last price traded for every 5 minute interval over two day. Below is the same stock (UMC), over a 6 month ...
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TOS: Candlestick vs Candlestick trend

It's explained in the Learning Center (see linked pages for details on the algorithms): Candle Chart (ToS) Candle chart is represented by a candle-shaped bar. Top and bottom sides of the bar indicate ...
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Why does the 1D difference not start from 0%?

In the image you show, it looks like both graphs end precisely at 0%, which is unlikely to be a coincidence. Both of them must be showing prices relative to the price now. This has the practical ...
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Why does the 1D difference not start from 0%?

It is because of before and after hours trading. The 0% represents where the stock closed the night before. Since the stock market technically isn't open overnight, the change is "instant" at the open ...
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