I have recently joined a trading platform and noticed that they had gained popularity after COVID-19 kicked in. Also, many of my work colleagues became interested in investing. So I assume there is a big interest in investing/trading among regular folks.
Since I and all persons that I know are primarily using this without professional trader training, I would see this as a way of managing personal finances.
I am wondering if general questions about the stock exchange mechanisms are on-topic here. This should clearly not include any specific stock.
- how to interpret a value > x% for the Short Float
- how to interpret a value of y% for Institutional Owners when I want a long investment
Note: I am a newbie when it comes to investments, so it is hard to provide more precise examples.