Questions tagged [stock-market]

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

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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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Stock pricing with cross ownership

Cross-ownership is a phenomenon where companies own parts of other companies they do business with. An example: Two companies are now involved in the diamond operation, the mining group Anglo-...
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Why do stock exchanges not operate at a fixed frequency?

Would this not be more fair towards traders who don't trade at high frequency? And would it not be possible to distribute this fixed frequency to other exchanges, modulo relativity? The reason I'm ...
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When a stock market crashes, how does money just disappear?

I looked it up online (here), but I find it hard to believe that money literally "disappears". For example, if I buy 10 stocks of a toaster company for \$100 per share, and then the stock value drops ...
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How does stock market drop affect the economy if it doesn't affect the corporations?

Sorry if it's a basic question. Suppose corporation ABC went through public offering many years ago. ABC retained 30% of the shares, and 70% are being traded. The very initial offering, ABC made ...
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Does the Federal Reserve buy and sell stocks?

Can the Fed buy and sell stock in publicly traded companies? Is there evidence of this and, wouldn't this behavior drive the price as opposed to actual market forces?
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Introductory or Primer text on Economics?

I've been meaning to learn more about economics, and am looking for an introductory text or a primer on the topic. I've already taken a subject on this back in high school, but I guess what I'm ...
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Does my research prove market inefficiency?

The long story short, I have developed an index based on a certain distribution. Then I aligned NYSE stocks according to this index i.e. the stocks with the best fit are first and the worst are last. ...
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Clarifying the meaning of market capitalization

I'm new to this kind of topic and I'm trying to get a deeper understand. I read that "the shares' price times the number of shares outstanding is the value of a company (=market capitalization)". ...
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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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If the company were to buy back all their shares, does that mean the company would own itself? [closed]

If a publicly traded company buys back all it's shares from the public, majority holder and every last person that owns it's shares who would own the company? Obviously, it wouldn't be a normal ...