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How does a stock market work under a command economy

If a central government owns the means of production and controls business, what ramifications does that have on a stock market? Under such an economy are shares still traded as they are in a mixed/...
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Why does US jobs and inflation have an affect on European equities?

There are articles such as 'European shares crawl higher as investors eye US inflation data'. Is this just put down to Americans may have more money to spend overseas so investors speculate higher ...
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What caused the increased market trading since late 2016?

I was looking at the market (DOW) performance today and noticed an oddity: Beginning late in 2016 trading activity roughly tripled. The change was sudden and remarkably consistent. What would cause ...
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U.S. stock market 2/5/18

Why did American share prices fall sharply on February 5, 2018? What are the major contributing factors to this?
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Best texts on cash usage and share buybacks in companies

What would be a good reference for how companies utilise their cash to conduct share buybacks. I am trying to understand how share buybacks affect the valuation of a company.
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Why are share repurchases particularly accretive?

From the "Manual of Ideas"... VALUE CREATION VIA BUYBACKS Share repurchases tend to be particularly accretive in the case of companies generating cash from operations while trading below tangible ...
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In a closed system, what is the relationship, if any, between currency supply and market capitalization?

Assuming: A world in which the market value of publicly traded companies is known Any transaction to buy or sell stock of said companies can only be consummated with a new currency X, which is freely ...
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Monthly savings plans

Monthly savings plans in stocks or funds are typical investments for many people. On aggregate, these plans generate a large demand on the underlying assets, often around the end/beginning of a month. ...
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How to know when hype is reason of a stock prices increase?

I was going to ask if there are any industries or companies that would be insulated from experiencing price changes from hype but I'm assuming it always plays a role. So, the question then turns to ...
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Model for the psychology of trading?

In some cases I see otherwise stable stocks or commodities having wild swings in price on exchanges. Even though the underlying company or commodity is going along normally and there is no news that ...
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Online stock portfolio selection algorithms applicable to forex markets?

Are stock portfolio selection algorithms, like the universal portfolio algorithm, applicable to forex markets, treating each currency like a stock?
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Buying stocks in company merging/acquisitions

Does an acquiring company have to buy all the stocks of a target company to acquire/merge with it? If so, why? I thought stocks give voting rights and dividends, but not direct control of company ...
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Absolute Value of Log in stocks returns

Well, i'm interested in model a GARCH for a serie. The original serie is $y_t$ (price index of a Stock Market), which has a unit root. So i create the returns: $x_t = ln(y_t) - ln(y_{t-1})$. Now, i'm ...
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Calculating Annualized Average Return

I am currently working on a problem set in a book that asks me to compute the annualized average return for a portfolio, benchmark, and then the relative return from the annual returns reported. I ...
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World company database?

I need to find the list of companies with their respective market caps and their sectors of activities. For now I have found these two links: • https://goo.gl/E8WJzu • http://goo.gl/vuHDuF But I ...
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Invest in stock market around the world [closed]

Hi i like to invest in the stock market around the world does it require to have a citizenship in that country is there any specific amount to invest in it with a deadlock period how can i track my ...
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How is after market tradings inserted in stock market graphs?

When I open a stock market graph tool such as Metastock and enter in the intra-day periodicities, I can never found the data related to the after market operations. I know (by observation) that when ...
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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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Aside from buying IPOs, what exactly is the point of shareholders?

The more I look at the shareholder system in modern capitalism, the more it starts to appear as nothing more then an otherwise meaningless system that allows rich people to profit off others work ...
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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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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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I do not quite get a phrase that I read in the Financial Times today.

"a share that has fallen by 95 per cent has fallen by half since it has fallen by 90 per cent" Can you explain the logic behind that?
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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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Fall in share due to litigation

Recently, I read a news article stating Indiabulls Housing Finance shares plunges on reports of litigation against company Why do shares plunge when company finds itself in a litigation process? ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to understand share value vs real worth of the company

When read in the news articles for stock market price, I learned that the share value of a company changes in a year. My question is does the share value really reflect if the company is doing good ...
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UK stock historical data

Where can I find UK stock data over the last 70-80 years? Preferably adjusted to to the inflation.
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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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How do Sharks make money on Shark Tank through equity alone?

When the Sharks on Shark Tank buy equity in private companies, how do they eventually make money by purchasing only equity? For example, if the company makes a lot of money for a few years but then ...
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Collar strategy for options trading [closed]

I am new to investing on the market so I am doing some research and studying. From what I can tell, the purpose of a collar strategy for options trading is to protect your gains you've made on the ...
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Find high resolution market data for a single ticker?

I'm doing my dissertation at the moment and for it, I need high-resolution market data. The only problem is I'm a student and haven't got much money. A lot of sites I have seen want monthly ...
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Using the Dividend Discount Model when no current dividend exists?

Say a company is doing an IPO and we expect them to start paying dividends in 5 years? I understand how we could use the Dividend Discount Model to predict their stock price 4 years from the IPO. But ...
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Newly issued shares are sold on the stock market?

When a company issues new shares in order to raise it's capital, can it sell those shares on the stock market? Or they have to be sold outside of the stock market? I mean in general, rules can differ ...
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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 &...