# Questions tagged [stock-market]

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

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 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 ...