What Causes a Stock’s Price to Go Up or Down?

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From the time markets open until trading closes, stock prices are in constant fluctuation.

Everything from a breakout news story to a shareholder meeting can impact a stock’s price. A lot of times, it has to do with supply and demand, such as we saw during the infamous GameStop surge, when a collective of small individual traders drove share prices up. While some lucky traders were able to sell the stock at its peak and profit, many traders hoping to make a quick buck instead lost money when the price eventually fell back down

Nobody can predict every element that goes into stock price fluctuations, though many try. That’s what a hedge fund trader’s entire job is all about: trying to pool money…

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