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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 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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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By buying stocks, am I as an individual measurably affecting the economy?

I know that participating in an IPO is directly helping the company, because my money is going straight into their bank account. I know that the stock market as a whole has an effect on the economy. ...
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CDO and Nonpositive Equity Questions

I have two questions about statements made in this video: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/money-and-banking/bank-bailout/v/bailout-2-book-value At 6:25, the video ...
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Do (any) governments or central banks have an explicit or econometrically probable policy to “prop up” stock market prices?

This assumption (that governments [in the a broad sense of the term] prop up stock prices deliberately) has been taken as a given/assumption in another question here. Is there evidence that they ...
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Why doesn't the Federal government just let the stock market crash?

In a normal financial crisis the government tries to maintain the stock market prices to prevent a spike in unemployment as companies collapse and run layoffs. But given that we're in the midst on a ...
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What was the reason for a boom on Wallstreet in 1938?

What was the reason for a boom on Wallstreet in 1938? Our reporter in N.Y. said today that this 1. week of April 2020 was the best since 1938. What was the reason for this rebound in 1938?
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What is the economic sense in multiplying standard deviation by the root of the sample size?

I found an example when a so-called volatility index is calculated by multiplication of a sample standard deviation by the ...
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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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what would be an efficient investment when central banks have massive qe?

Recently the central bank said in a statement on its website. “Aggressive efforts must be taken across the public and private sectors to limit the losses to jobs and incomes and to promote a swift ...
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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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What mechanisms are at work when the market falls dramatically one day and then rises just as dramatically the next?

We've seen this scenario several times over the past few weeks: The major stock market indexes will plummet one day and then rise dramatically (though perhaps not to the previous days starting price) ...
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Why does the stock market tend to grow over time

At its most basic, the value of a stock depends on how much people are willing to pay an entity that already owns the stock to transfer ownership. The question is, why does the amount people are ...
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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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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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Shouldn't national Stock Indices proportional to GDP of the country?

I was looking at Japan: Japan's GDP trajectory and Nikkei 225. It seems from 2011 - 2015 the GDP contracted but the Nikkei has gone up. Would there be a good explanation for this ?
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What does it mean for a firm to have a 0.95% dividend?

Here's an Apple's dividend: What does this 0.95% mean? Is it 0.95% of share capital? If not, what does it mean?
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What's the special notation?

I'm studying "ALGORITHMIC AND HIGH-FREQUENCY TRADING". Page 249 of it tries to find a formula for $h(t,q)$. First, it supposes $h(t,q) = \bar\kappa log \space\omega(q,t)$ then let $\omega(t)=[\omega(...
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Can “invisible” investing by the Chinese govt. create bubbles in the stock market?

In this link, they claim that the Chinese govt. secretly pumps money into the market as soon the market crashed due to Corona Virus. How is this different, in terms of long-term impact, from ...
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Why does the US government not invest in the stock market?

We often talk about the huge public debt of the US government. Why does it not invest in the stock market (at least in index funds) instead of issuing debt? Can they not reduce the debt that way?
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What happens to interest rates when they are already at (near) zero and the stock market crashes?

Let's say the global stock market crashes in the coming months (it's currently at an all time high in the western world). What happens to interest rates? "Usually", as I understand from my absolute ...