Why is the market price higher than the closing price of a stock?

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not_good_at_math
Asked at 2012-08-31 21:43:02
An ETF that I am seeing now closed on Friday at $ 76.60 per share . If I buy that stock at the market price , it becomes 78.50. Why the much higher market value for a particular population that the closing price ? If after hours trading has influenced the price , how I can keep track of fluxuations ? All followers of values ​​only time I deal with the U.S. market is open . thanks
Answer1BethanAnswered at 2012-09-29 06:45:02
I'm not saying this to be cruel ( but ) ; MedlinePlus MedlinePlus You should not be in the stock market . This is also a basic question . The first rule of investing is to understand what you are investing in. In this case it is the stock market . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus You're question reveals that you do not understand the basics of trading. This can cost you dearly. Take your time. Buy a couple of books on investing . It will be much cheaper than what you will pay for the losses . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Start with learning about volume . If a stock traded 500,000 shares in a single day increases by $ 2.00 in a stock transaction ............... 100 does not mean anything . Many " after hours " trades are " newbies " who have no idea what they are doing. Bid and ask prices can be completely out of place .
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