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Markets in which ownership stakes of firms (e.g. stocks/shares) can be traded.

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Can we 'predict' the delta of a stock? The delta of a stock is $\pm 1$ right?

A stock is like a living organism. A sparrow, say. And we are able to create an emergent-based abstraction of that sparrow, which closely approximates the sparrow itself, accounting for migration ...
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What determines the price of a stock other than supply and demand?

It is said that supply and demand determine the price of stocks but there must be other factors. For example when a company is about to expand the price will usually go up. Why? (The answer that it is ...
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How does the Fed's stimulus push stocks markets higher?

I read that the Fed’s stimulus last March has contributed to a spectacular rally in stock markets. And indeed S&P500 has increased a lot since March. But how does the mechanism work? How does the ...
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World Stock Markets that went up in 2008

We all know that the US stock market(s) collapsed in price in 2008, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_bear_market_of_2007%E2%80%9309. I was wondering what countries' stock markets went ...
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Cointegration in stock market between different market places

Hi guys im interested in cointegration in stock market between Brazil, USA, London, China, India, Argentina and Hong Kong. Since I want to compare each country’s index to the BR index, how do i do to ...
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Rationalising today's bond market and stock market

As of this writing, the 10-year T note yields 1.437%, on a steady 3-month downward trend (from 1.55-1.75% in recent months) while the S&P 500 is nearing all-time-highs. When these long-term bond ...
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Are short squeezes becoming more common, and if so, why?

This year I have read about short squeezes more often than any time in the past. Are short squeezes becoming more common, and if so, why?
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What is the relationship between interest rates and stock values

I have started reading the book After the music stopped and came across a section which I couldnt quite understand. This is the following passage the fundamental determinants of stock values are ...
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Book Value per Common Share

Does book value per common share include intangible assets? As far as I know, its formula is common stockholder's equity divided by shares outstanding? If shareholder's equity includes intangible ...
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Black-Litterman Weights for Intersecting Asset Classes

I'm trying to implement Black-Litterman for an arbitrary selection of assets some of which might be subsets or intersect with others. For example, one portfolio might be US Equities (VTI) A global ...
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EMH: Difference between market price and fundamental value?

I am confused by the relation between stocks market prices and fundamental (or intrinsic) values stated by Efficient Market Hypothesis. How these deviates regarding to efficient market theory or are ...
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How to convert daily returns to annual returns?

I have a task: to download daily stock quotations, create a portfolio and draw a CML-line. Risk-free rate was given: 6.5% of annual. I decided to convert daily returns to annual returns, using formula ...
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Does stock picking work?

Does stock picking work? Why/why not? What does the research say about it? (I was expecting that this should already have been asked and looked quite extensively for such a question but couldn't find ...
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What makes a shareholder a “shareholder of record”?

In public companies filling some reports with the SEC (10K for example), there is a mention of the number of shareholders of record. Example: "As of April 20, 2021, we had approximately 40 ...
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What is causing the difference between USA financial indexes and perceived economy?

While the world is facing economic problems since the spread of Covid-19 in Feb 2020, the main indexes in the world (S&P500 and NASDAQ100) reached and exceeded twice their maximum levels. I ...
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Are return on investments “sticky”?

From what I understand in an economic downturn the wages are "sticky". This results in increased unemployment. To combat this the central bank according to monetarism lowers the interest ...
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Does investing in the stock market contribute to economic growth?

I am morally opposed to economic growth: I think that for the good of our planet we need to be shrinking human impact in pretty much every way, not increasing it. If I invest in the stock market, I ...
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Can the stock market show indefinite exponential growth?

In a comments on a question on money.SE, the following dialog took place: Eventually there will not be enough matter to represent all the money, so we know for certain that the answer is "No" for a ...
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Are returns from secondary capital market funds (stocks and bonds) a form of unearned income?

If I own a bunch of market funds which hold securities from secondary capital markets (stock and bond markets), am I partaking in unearned income/economic rent? Let me clarify what I my question is ...
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Relationship between stock market and exchange rate

I am looking for some references on the relationship between the stock market and the exchange rate, both from the empirical and theorical side. Is there any theory which suggests a relationship ...
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Is “technical chart analysis” for stock development something that is scientifically supported?

I assume the answer is "no" because if you can predict the development of a stock then people would get very rich. However there are so many YouTube channels and web sites where people talk ...
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Is the fundamental analysis also a self-fulfilling prophecy?

John J. Murphy in the first chapter of his book "TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS" says that concerns regarding fundamental analysis being a self-fulfilling prophecy are seldomly ...
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Is belief in future dividends the only long term value of stock?

Are future dividends the primary value backing that a stock price will rise? (Let's assume that purchase by a competitor is an unlikely event and discount the value this might have). It seems to me ...
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Why is a “reverse IPO” named as such?

Recently, there has been a lot of hype over a group of companies called "special purpose acquisition companies" (SPACs). SPACs are "shell companies" or "blank check companies&...
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Do actively managed ETFs help the economy in any way, and if so, how?

Listening to the ARK Invest podcast, I've heard several times ETF managers saying that they have a positive impact on the economy because by choosing the most promising companies to invest in, they ...
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Persons with high sentiment impact factor [closed]

I'm planning an empirical study on the impact of social media on the stock market. Therefore I would like to pick out several people who could have a big impact with their posts on social media. ...
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CAPM and beta for individual stocks

Why do we just assume that the β is symmetric for a stock? Could it not very well be the case that the β has a larger leverage (covariance with the market) for example 1.2 in a bear (baisse) market ...
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Are financial markets “unique” for each “currency pair”, or are they simply “translated”?

This is something I've been long wondering about. Let's say that I have statistics showing the daily closing Bitcoin price in USD since early 2009. Great. Now, if I wanted to get the daily closing ...
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What happened when the money from share issuance is spent?

Let's assume that new bank is incorporated and it issued 100 000 shares with nominal value odf $100. Let's also assume that all shares are sold for the same price, so bank now has 10 million dollars. ...
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Why would using real-time settlements have helped combat some of the chaos that occurred during the January 2021 GameStop saga?

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. Why would ...
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Why does US equities valuation have the downward pressure on USD?

While making readings on economics I came across a sentence: ..large valuation gap that has opened up between US equities and the rest of the world. This could help bid up non-US equity valuations and ...
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Buying and selling in the stock market

I am a total beginner to this, but from the few online videos about how (practical) trading works, I understand that when buyers dominate the market the prices go up and when sellers dominate the ...
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How can anyone possibly predict how the price of anything (stocks, Bitcoin, fiat, etc.) will change without “insider knowledge”? [closed]

Other than the fact that all centralized (and thus "quick") exchanges require KYC/AML nonsense, making it impossible for me to have an account there, I've never dared to even try once to &...
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Where do stocks get their value from? [duplicate]

I'm aware that some companies give out dividends to their shareholders, but are there companies that don't? And if they don't, what incentivizes people to buy stocks at the IPO? Is it simply the ...
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Are equity prices and stock prices the same?

Do we use in common language "equity price" as a synonym to "stock price"?
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Why do stocks that don’t pay any dividends change price when the company does better?

I don’t understand why (non-dividend paying) stocks increase in price when a company is successful; is it just because everyone expects that everyone else will find it more valuable because the ...
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Monetary Base vs. Stock price

link: https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/graph/?g=3big I have watched this video where he explain this chart. Basically he shows high correlation between Monetary Base and the Stock Market. But I ...
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Is it possible to peg a cryptocurrency to a stock or bond index?

What if the creators of a new cryptocurrency gave out new units of the cryptocurrency in exchange for shares of a stock or bond index fund, held these shares in reserves, and allowed owners of the ...
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Why do people think a stock should have a certain price based on the company's revenue?

Stock investment comes part and parcel with discussions about quarterly earnings, P/E ratios, and a host of other considerations designed to measure the "intrinsic value" of a stock and ...
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How can I estimate the disconnect between book value and market capitalisation?

There are several questions on Stack Exchange as to what difference the stock price makes to a company after its IPO. Surely, management cares, it is important to be credible to trading partners, etc. ...
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How to calculate average buy price when you buy, sell and rebuy

I wanted to get my avaerage buy price for some stocks I bought and see if I made money. So far for just buying and then later selling I have been calculating the avaege buy price using this formula <...
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ROI and stock rates

I'm an engineer with minimal to zero knowledge about economical topics, please be patient with me if the following question makes no sense or is too basic ... Currently I'm working through the "...
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Why did the French not invest much in the stock market prior to 1990?

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_d%27%C3%A9pargne_en_actions says: Le PEA a été créé en 1992 afin d'encourager l'investissement en bourse des particuliers, notoirement bas en France. Google ...
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How does the fed pump the stock market [closed]

I've been hearing a lot about the fed "pumping the stock market" with trillions of dollars to maintain prices. I know the fed isn't allowed to actually buy stocks so how is this money being ...
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In Trailing Stop-Limit Orders, what does the Limit Offset mean?

I don't understand the "limit offsets" below that I colored red. Why do you need them? In Questrade's example, if the stock rises to your stop price of \$21, then you will be buying at \$...
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What is the intuition for the potential loss of market makers on LS-LSMR?

What risk do liquidity providers take on when they provide liquidity to an LS-LSMR automated market maker pool? How much can they lose?
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Bank Runs During the 1930s

Why were there numerous banks run right after the stock market crash of 1929? Why would a bank fail because the stock market crashes?
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S&P 500 total return excel sheet

Where can I find an excel sheet with total return (that is, with dividend reinvestment) of the S&P 500? I have only found an online "calculator" (not an excel sheet), or an excel sheet with ...
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How do stock index futures help an economy?

It seems that stock index futures affect economic growth, but I don't know how they work. Please can someone explain? Thanks in advance~
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Why doesn't stock market help to boost the economic growth directly?

For example, during the recession, the central bank often goes to buy financial instruments that are riskier than government bonds (such as corporate bonds)- which is called "quantitative easing&...

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