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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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What does it mean, 'Higher interest rates attract FIIs and FPIs'?

What would interest rates have anything to do with shares? When we say a higher interest rate attracts FII/FPI, does it not mean it is investing in shares of a company? For example, how does it help a ...
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Does treasury pay interest+ face value to the fed?

heard all the profit that the fed makes goes into treasury.. does that mean the treasury department can make unlimited money buy selling bonds to the fed? like if they issue bond to people, and the ...
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If North American stock markets are semi-strong efficient, why are indices like S&P500 expected to grow?

I'm narrowing this question on Reddit's r/investing to North America. But don't hesitate to discuss other Five Eyes (FVEY) – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, US. I'm posting here because I ...
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How does fed cutting federal fund rate affect student loan

If fed cuts rate, it means it's cutting federal fund rate right? then why do loans like credit card and stuend loan? those aren't like Mortgage rate which the fed cuts its rate by buying MBS
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How can the stock market keep growing indefinitely?

It sounds like a dumb question, but there is only so much money in the world. Assets can grow, but money can only be printed. So if there is 400 trillion dollars worth of money in the world, and the ...
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Adjusted SHARE Price and Return calculation

I hope my queries makes sense as I am pretty new to business finance (not sure if it's appropriate to post here). To be honest, this query is related to the assignment from my school which I need to ...
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Why does borrowability of shares inversely correlate with probability of assignment or exercise?

I transcribe 5:26 of this video. I don't know that YouTuber's credentials. So looking back here, what could possibly cause you to get assigned early? If we look right here, AMD shares are listed as ...
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mortgage rate in 2008 [closed]

if banks and finanfial entity paniced, which cause people to stop lending which leads to higher interest rate, how did the mortage rate stayed the same in 2008? it barely dropped. It's kind of ...
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Bankruptcy Vs default

If a company files for bankruptcy, how come its stock still trades ? E.g. On June 17, Wirecard was valued at more than $14 billion. Eight days later, it filed for the German equivalent of bankruptcy. ...
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If you short an ETF, who pays its MER?

I don't understand how u/Cruian's comment answers the original questions in that Reddit post. The expense ratios are taken from the fund's holdings directly, you never see the change in your account ...
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Free Cash Flow and stock prices

There is this concept of free cash flow. Now, I have heard is the amount of money left after you reduce from the net income all other expenses that relate to labor and investment and so on. That is ...
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Why haven't ARK's ETFs with 0.75% MERs been mimicked?

I surmise that fully duplicating ARK INVEST's ETFs may violate intellectual property law, so I utilise 'mimick' instead. ARK's website exhibits each of their ETFs' portfolios. So why haven't other ...
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What is the mechanism that triggers a stock price change?

When discussing with my son basic economics (how the price is driven by demand, among others), I came to wonder which exact mechanism triggers a price change in a stock exchange. In everyday life, ...
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What are the pros and cons of a "long stock, short call" position compared to a "short put"?

The profit-loss diagram for the "long stock, short call" position and the "short put" position are almost exactly the same, except that for the former, you may be able to profit ...
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Books and resources on how policies/regulations are made on exchanges like NYSE, NASDAQ, LSE, etc?

Different stock exchanges (for example, NYSE vs KRX) have similar but different regulations overall. Each exchange has different concerns and each exchange has a different approach to handle problems ...
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Efficient market hypothesis and different performances between countries

When comparing historical gains (I used the "adjusted close" data on yahoo) of major indices in different countries it is clear that the US outperformed most of these by quite a bit (see for ...
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Event Study vs. Difference-in-Differences

I am trying to perform Event Study methodology to analyse impact of group of events on group of stocks from certain sector. I noticed that I am getting surprisingly lot of positive results (very low p-...
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What happens to the stock market if no one wants to buy?

When the stock market crashes, if everyone wants to sell, who will buy? Is it possible that no one could sell his shares because no one wants to buy them? If so, what would happen? Would share price ...
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What's a more accurate term than 'share price' that doesn't depend on (reverse) stock splits?

Purport that retail investors desire to invest in AAPL or TSLA (both have been reported to split their stock soon), because they think their "future share price" (after the stock split) will ...
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How is the cost of equity for a specific stock calculated using the Fama-French 5 factor model?

The Fama-French 5 factor model is as follows: $$R_a = R_f + \beta_m \left( R_m - R_f\right) + \beta_s\text{SMB} + \beta_v\text{HML} + \beta_p\text{RMW} + + \beta_i\text{CMA}$$ It is quite easy to find ...
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How exactly does a stock price gap overnight?

I read Bob Baerker's answer. I'll exemplify with KODK. The NYSE has Extended Hours: 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. ET Opening Session: 4:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET Pretend that on July 28 2020, KODK last ...
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How much real value has the stock market lost since Feb. 2020?

In this question I'm using the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund(VTSMIF), which for my purposes I find to be a sufficient indicator of the US market as a whole. (Please explain why this isn't an ...
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Has anyone peer-review researched investors buying another, but similarly spelled, ticker?

GLDD - Believing Robinhood users are dumb is profitable... : wallstreetbets Academics need to research the correlation between performing tickers and their closely related (only in name) cousins. ...
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Why does Samuelson say common stocks are better than bonds and preferred stocks during inflation?

I’m reading the first edition of Paul Samuelson’s Economics (1948). In Chapter 6, “Business Organization and Income,” after describing bonds, preferred stocks, and common stocks, he writes: To test ...
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Why is a company allowed to change the number of shares it’s divided into after its IPO?

I read that even after an IPO, a company can change the number of shares that it’s divided into based on a board vote. What’s to prevent them from arbitrarily increasing the number of shares to raise ...
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Why aren't lengthier expirations offered, especially when a competitor offers it?

My grandparents in Canada screenshot from their Questrade IQ Edge. Why wouldn't the options exchange sell options with lengthier expiration dates for Vanguard's Russell 2000 ETF, when they do for ...
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In March 2020, why did stock indices of Asian countries that curbed COVID19 still plummet?

By March 1 2020, both HK and Japan restrained and quelled COVID19, compared to France, USA, UK. Don't hesitate to discuss other countries unscathed by COVID-19.
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What does Eugene Fama mean "variance of price changes over multiple days should be less than the multiple of the variance over a day"?

I transcribed A Symposium with 2013 American Nobel Laureates at Embassy of Sweden, Washington - YouTube starting at 54:45. Martin Karplus (Chemistry)  challenges Eugene Fama. Look at how the stock ...
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What's the economic argument (if any) for taxing dividends as ordinary income?

My (limited) understanding is that dividends and share repurchases are economically very similar: while share repurchases are slightly less direct, both transactions are effectively ways for publicly ...
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Does the stock market usually overshoot both ways?

I've loosened Lee Spelman's contention from "always" to "usually". I pasted her biography to prove she appears qualified. Lee Spelman, managing director, is the Head of U.S. ...
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Does the Efficient Market Hypothesis explain why Cheaspeake Energy skyrocketed from \$25.95 to \$77.5 before tumbling to \$21 over 3 days?

In this question's title, I reported the daily highs for CHK for June 5th 2020 ($25.95), 8th, and 9th. CHK had been rumoured to file for Ch 11 bankruptcy since March 2020(?), and it did on June 28. ...
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Why is the Stock Market Cap / GDP ratio on FRED well out of date?

FRED posts the Buffet Ratio here: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DDDM01USA156NWDB But it ends in 2017, anyone know why?
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Why are US equity prices and inflation inversely correlated?

Many comments on this r/stockmarket Reddit thread hypothesize an inverse correlation between USD value and US equity prices. Why would this be true in theory? It's not true in reality, right? Has the ...
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Why is it relevant for a company to use dividends to incentivize shareholders to maintain ownership of the company's stocks?

I was reading the definition of "Bottom Line" on Investopedia and one of the reasons companies increase their bottom-line is to issue payments (dividends) to stockholders as an incentive to ...
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How does the stock market's allocating resources differ from price signalling? [closed]

What does Erian mean that "You allocate uses of funds with sources of funds. And if you price that well, you get an efficient outcome."? Outcome to what? What does he mean the stock markets ...
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What's the next largest company after Facebook of which the majority of the votes is controlled by a single person? [closed]

Mark Zuckerberg controls 57.9% of all votes among Facebook shareholders [1]. Currently, Facebook's market capitalization is more than $650B. It has been among the global top 10 public corporations by ...
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Macroeconomics differences of 2008 financial crisis and 2020 economic crisis

How is 2020 financial crisis different from 2008 financial crisis? For example, why have stock market indices (e.g. S&P500, NASDAQ-100) recovered so quickly (about 3 months instead of longer than ...
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In 2020 depression and pandemic, how do retail traders still have money to rally up US stock market? [closed]

Starting from June 3 2020, US stock market has soared back to its 2020 high. Many stocks sky-rocketed even though their fundamentals didn't improve like airline, cruise ship, oil stocks. "Car renter ...
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Can stock exchange workers go on strike?

Today, trade in the stock exchange of my country Israel (TASE) was cancelled due to a union dispute. So clearly, in Israel the answer to the question in the title is "yes". I can't say this comes as a ...
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Why can per share earnings growth only keep up with GDP growth, if no new shares are issued?

I transcribe Ben Felix's speech (BSc Mechanical Engineering (Northeastern University), MBA Finance (Carleton University), CFA, CFP, CIM) starting from 8:33. I just screen shot his animation, rather ...
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How can I tell who are major investors in an asset management group and their associated funds?

I am trying to determine which individuals/organizations are the largest investors in Netflix, but when I look at the list of top shareholders, they are all investment management groups. Investment ...
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Do large- and mid-caps try to shun low share prices?

As NASDAQ and NYSE stocks must be priced at least $1 per share, it feels intuitive and doubtless that large- and mid-caps fancy their share prices to outstrip and remain well over \$1. But what ...
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How does the stock market correlate with the economy?

What's the Correlation Coefficient between the Canadian and US stock and economy? Don't hesitate to discuss other stock exchanges. On Apr 30 2020, Paul Krugman wrote Opinion | Crashing Economy, ...
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Calculation of theoretical futures value

we form a stock index by using only two stocks in the index. One of the stocks is the Stock-A. The current selling price of the stock-A is 103 dollars and the second stock is the stock-B. The current ...
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At what rate can a multi-billionaire liquidate his assets without significantly affecting the stock price?

Let's consider three different billionaires: Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Now let's say the three of them (at different times) decided that they want to liquidate all their assets and ...
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Is there a difference between settlement price vs market delivery price or are they the same thing?

I've been learning about Futures Contracts on Khan Academy (The finance related forum on there is quite old and no one has replied to my questions in the past) and the instructor has used the term "...
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Banks and Stock Market in Germany

Why does Germany have such a small stock market, but very large powerful banks?