Stock Market Premarket Prices And Its Effect On NYSE – A Brief Guide


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If you are new to trading on the stock market, you have probably heard the term “market premarket reposition”. But what does this mean? Well, in a nutshell, it is a change in the price of a stock, usually brought about by a large company making an announcement about its plans to move its stock. The news will almost certainly cause a significant jump in the stock price. This is referred to as the “Pretax” effect.

Now, when dealing with the news of this kind there are a bit of confusion as to what is actually being traded and how that price will affect the market. Many investors are surprised to find out that there really isn’t much of a difference between the actual price of the stock and the pretax price. In fact, it is only the timing of the announcements that can make all the difference.

How It Works?

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To explain how this works, consider a scenario where a new company begins producing a product. In theory, it wants to get the public’s attention in the hopes of quickly raising the stock price to more than it costs to develop the product. In doing so, it hopes to ride the coattails of successful companies whose stock prices are also climbing. But wait…there are several companies that produce products that are very similar to the new product in some ways, or that are simply about the same thing. Can the company gain a significant advantage by suddenly announcing that it is now producing something that is superior in some way?

Of course it can! And it does this by announcing a huge profit or stock price gain ahead of time. Since news of the expected price move is not released to the market at the exact time the move takes place, it is reserved until the actual news comes out. Once the news does hit the markets, the price is adjusted downward.

So if a company is predicting a stock price to move that is far in advance of when the actual news is set to occur, how do they know what the move will be? The answer is simple – they use a sophisticated formula. This formula uses the numbers and movements of previous market trends to give the best guess at where the share price will go next. This is a highly complex method, but it has proven extremely accurate in the past.

Some Things To Know

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If you look back at the history of most major stock price movements, you will see that most of them took place within just a few days of the company issuing its first stock offering. It didn’t take long for the company to get into trouble. When it did, it usually had negative word-of-mouth advertising, and the shares quickly plummeted in value. The lesson was learned, and many companies have learned it painfully since. If you are trading shares of stock that have been predicted to go up sharply, it is best to get out before the price goes up too far. Waiting too long may cause the share price to fall.

So, how does all this work? Basically, if a company is expected to report earnings before the opening of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Monday, the company’s shares will be listed on the Exchange. Then on Friday, the company can file with the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) for an Over-the-Counter (OTC) stock offering. The name of the offering must comply with the opening requirements of the NYSE and the SEC. Once the company files the OTC listing, all of its shares are open to all registered traders.

Bottom Line

What does this have to do with the NYSE and the company’s shares being listed on an OTC market? Basically, this has everything to do with the limited nature of the pricing information that the company is permitted to provide to the public. If the company’s shares are listed on an OTC exchange, the pricing information is more difficult to obtain. This means that if the company’s shares are expected to move sharply in the future, waiting to file its initial public offering with the SEC, it may take months, or even years, for the company’s stock to begin moving.

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