>>1024551 means the chinese government just liquidated some of the position they had put on buying a bunch of stocks to "stabilize" the market in august. if they got more to sell in the near term i guarantee some chinese crooks already know about it and will be sending china lower. in the mean time american firms remain generally short china and will chalk this one up as a win.
>>1024519 >covered calls >cuz merca >Stocks with good fundamentals, pays a dividend, and has a liquid options market for it. >Planning to open an interactive brokers account next week since covered call trading is way to pricey with my current broker.
>>1024520 What do you look for in regards to fundamentals specifically? What makes you tick and feel good about your investment? Also, exactly what do you mean by a liquid options market?
And for me >Bull Put Spreads >Not too much reward, but consistently high rate of payoff >Stocks that I'm bullish on because of their technicals, mainly stochastics and bollinger bands, because I'm doing weeklies. >haven't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1024533 >What do you look for in regards to fundamentals specifically low debt to equity, low p/e, pays a dividend. The kind of stock that value investors normally like to buy and hold (in case the stocks dont get called)
> a liquid options market? that is, the options being bought and sold for the underlying security are actively traded enough so that there is a low ask bid spread
Covered calls are the most vanilla option strategy, so I am staying... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've been out of high school sense 2012, went to a tech school for a few months during the winter of 2014/2015 studying welding and machining. I've been looking for and applying to job offerings sense 2012 and I'm still unemployed. I've come to the conclusion that there is nothing for me were i live now, so i want to drive to where ever there is demand for what i can provide. I can live out of my car and am willing to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1024510 If you havent found a job in 3 years it is YOUR fault, sorry kid. Also you might be dumber than you think you are. It's a tough pill to swallow, I know. But your grammatical errors are very basic words and sentence structures learned around the age of 12 or so, and you fail hard. God bless.
First and foremost, I apoligize if i sound like a total fucking idiot, but my hours of research had led to no answer, and i'm starting to get irritated, I started getting interested in investing about two weeks and have been studying through beginner finance books, the WSJ, and Investopedia. Anyway....
What exactly is an E-mini???
I know that its a futures contract based on the index it supports, and I understand most of the other basics around it. What I want to know is- Is the E-mini managed? Who determines the futures contract every quarter? I know that... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
If you are just getting started with investing two weeks ago I would highly caution you against "learning" about financial instruments too complex to understand at a glance. I don't say this to be condescending, but to save you money. Investing is complex enough that working with simple concepts like what stocks and bonds to pick up can be difficult enough on a good day. Learn to pick out good businesses that are undervalued and buy into them.
>>1024480 The futures contracts for the S&P500 got so expensive that hardly any regular joes could trade them. Someone said "what if someone made an electronic miniature futures contract for one fifth the value?"
The e-mini was born. Lower cost per contract and more liquidity as a result
I don't like to seek advice online but I've got no one to go to in person. I could really use some advice. I am a 20 year old male who is expecting a baby with his girlfriend. The baby is due in one month. I can't explain the way I'm feeling other than that all I can think about is how I am going to manage to obtain success and stability. (My idea of this is the ability to soon buy a nice 500k house for my wife-to-be and my child and be able to sustain.)
Now all I ever hear about is school or work. My opinion is that school is not for everyone;... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1024473 >Having a kid at 20 with no educational plans while working in retail.
You better have family connections or a good inheritance on the way. You'll never make money in your life at this rate; the child and divorce will take any net gains you would have until you hit 45, and the built up debt won't be paid off by the time you reach retirement age.
Sell the car and spend the cash on a fucking education OP. "Working hard" will never do anything but put money in someone else's pocket. Start school now that way by the time your kid is coherent you can live in a nice school district and not work retail in niggertown.
The O&G related industries are apparently really complicated. I read this: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/upload/FINAL_Lifting_Crude_Oil_Export_Ban.pdf and gained a lot of insight into the variety of factors at work.
So, according to this article Mexico will become a world's Fifth largest economy. How likely is this? Is there any research demonstrating the contrary? http://thecatalist.org/2010/03/mexico-2050-the-world%C2%B4s-fifth-largest-economy/
This was by far my favorite /biz/ thread some weeks ago. Post real life anecdotes of financial horror stories.
>have younger brother >uninspired, has fully bought into "living the dream" >barely has stable employment despite being a qualified electrician >partner is motivated and has decent job with future though >both lower to mid 20's >buys house in new development with minimal deposit and $350,000 bank loan (australian housing bubble) >no money, garden barely established but buying a $1500 Golden Retriever puppy followed closely by equally expensive Labrador puppy seems the next logic step >"the dream" >immediately goes on expensive holiday and proposes to partner >holiday + ring = more debt >comes back and quits (gets fired) from sparky work so decides he's going to be a SCAFFOLDER >has to get married same year of course >obviously can't afford it, but that's ok just borrow more money >goes to our single mother wanting to borrow $15,000 cash from her (her life savings) for a fucking wedding >goes on 2 week cruise for honeymoon (wonder where the money came from) >already has another holiday booked less than a month after getting back >will 100% want to have kids in next couple years
All within a year. So lets do the math: >no stable employment >$350,000 mortage >maxed CCs >2 dogs >0 savings or investments (my house is an investment huuur) >more debt from wedding that i dont even want to know about >100% guaranteed to financially cripple himself with children in near future >interest rates go up even 2% it'll probably ruin him >all at the ripe old age of 25
Sorry, I had a brain fart and forgot market efficiency.
So new question:
I remember this graph from one of my classes about how fast stock market prices changed after news from cnbc is released in just a few minutes.
Would it be realistically possible to somehow write a program that instantaneously buys and sells stock at a certain stop price based on its average volatility and volume to make a quick profit? Would broker websites be able to do these transactions this fast?
>>1024311 stock upgrades/downgrades by research firms (not yahoo) do often materially affect the price of stocks, particularly if they're from reputable analysts.
>>1024331 yes, stocks react to news. what you are asking is basically not possible, there are firms that read the news with computers (look up Machine Readable News), processing the news at light-speed then executing trading strategies set by traders based on what they thought the news might contain. Anything high-speed in finance is going to take a LOT of investment capital to just get a strategy going if you want to play those games. These MRN news services alone are like 20k/year, doesn't count any exchange fees, computers, software, or co-location fees that you would need to pay.
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