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Yes, this is correct: you can only buy what other people are offering to sell. In fact, an order book actually has two sides, one containing a list of offers to sell, each with a price and an amount, and the other containing a list of offers to buy, also each with a price and an amount. When a buy offer and a sell offer match in price, either by being equal ...


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Let's start by saying that there are no hidden orders or inside quotes and that the order book is as you displayed it. If a quote is taken out via execution, price moves to the next best price in the order book. If you place a market order to buy 1,000 shares, you'll get filled with 500 at $1.00 and 500 at $1.01 as you specified. If it's a limit order ...


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Realistically speaking, an individual does not have to worry about order size impacting price as their order size will be insignificant relative to the market. However, institutional investors, financial institutions and banks do have to worry about their order size impacting price. When executing large trades, some traders may need to consider spreading ...


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Now, hypothetically, assume that the U.S. produces no GDP growth at all in the future due to population declining. Would this mean that the stock market (index) would also stay close to the same level in the long term, making it a bad investment? You are forgetting several key things. Firstly, many companies in US stock market are actually internationally ...


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