This board is currently under construction, and will be strictly for educational purposes....
A-Z on the who, what, when, why, how, and where in regards to Companies that trade on the stock market.
1. IPO or Reverse Merger- "Going public"
/ Companies go public to sell their shares to institutional lenders (traders call them "Tutes") in order to fund their ongoing, or future activities. The shares they sell to lenders are at a substantial discount to the public (traders call ourselves "retail"). Lenders then ethier hold their shares for hope of future gains, or begin selling the shares to retail in order to recoup the money they provided to XYZ Company.
2. Stock market exchange- "Where the Company stock trades"
/ Companies are listed on 5 main U.S. Exchanges. NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX, OTCBB, and OTC. They even trade on what's called the "Grey market" which is basically a grave yard for bad Companies for the most part. Each exchange has its own criteria for being listed. The higher the exchange the more accuracy and transparency required, the lower the exchange the less accuracy and transparency required.
3. Market Makers- "Brokers of the buying and selling of shares"
4. Market overseers- "Authorities"
5. News outlets- "Press releases"
6. Promoters- "Paid to pump"
7. Retail message boards- "Retail conversations about XYZ stock"
8. Technical analysis- "Reading & Understanding stock charts"
9. SEC reporting- "Required reporting by Companies"
10. Brokerage accounts- "Company used for trading stocks"
11. Stock trader terminology- "Lingo"
12. Trading strategies- "Trading stocks"
13. Stock traders- "Behaviors"