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Best buying price on stock marketing based on market depth detail (CSE atrad tool)

I'm willing to buy some stocks from specific holdings. And on the trading tool there is a portion shows bid and ask list. Here I attached the screen shot of the window. What is the side (bid / buy) ...
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Why is it rational to pay out a dividend?

Imagine a mature company, which has stable earnings and made a profit this year. The company is planing to pay out a part of this earnings to its shareholders. Assuming the stock price goes down ...
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What effect would a company delisting from the LSE to move to china have on shareholders?

If a company trading on LSE:AIM decides to delist and move to a Chinese market, what happens to the PI's and general shareholders?
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What should I do to buy small amount of shares?

Let's assume the following scenario: I have 5000$ which I am willing to invest(lose). I selected 5 public companies that I would like to buy shares. Is there a way for me (an immigrant who works in ...
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What's the difference between stocks and shares?

I'm doing some research into investing in shares (or stocks, not sure which) and I keep getting confused between shares and stocks. Are they the same thing? Even on this site the two tags exist and ...
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What happens when they run out of letters?

All the companies on the stock market are represented by three characters. Assuming 26 letters and 10 numbers, this results in 46656 possible combinations (unless my math is wrong), which is a lot ...
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Why is stock dilution legal?

What I always heard, since I was a child, was that if you own a stock share, you actually own a small share of a company. That seems to be the general consensus of what a stock share is. Well, that ...
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Is it best to exercise options shares when they vest, or wait

For my situation, is it better for me to exercise all my option shares whenever they vest (are exercisable), or is there any advantage to waiting? What are the pros and cons? What is the tax aspect, ...
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How do you calculate return on investment for a share of stock?

How do you calculate the return on investment for a single share of stock? For example, what would be the return/value of a single Google share now, if bought in January 2015?
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Do stock prices really go down by the amount of the dividend?

This question asks whether stock prices really go down by the amount of the dividend on the day you need to own it to receive the dividend (ex-date). It has two answers: The accepted answer explains ...
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Has NAB CEO taken up his entitlements of new shares early this year?

Does anyone know whether the NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn has taken up all his entitlements for the new shares (i.e., increasing the amount of NAB shares he owns) during the capital raising early this ...
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Long term drip (dividend reinvestment plan) stock

I sold a Home Depot stock that I will take in cash and deposit into TD amertrade. Is their tax on this? I want to reinvest in mutual funds. We purchased HD over a 15 yr time period in California. I ...
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Buying shares- Stocks & Shares ISA, or Fund & Share account?

While researching where to invest some capital (currently in fixed term savings, but will mature soon), someone I spoke to at my bank mentioned that given how low interest rates are on savings at the ...
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Best(mostly cheapest) way to buy international shares(mostly US) from Australia

I would like to buy international shares from Australia. But we have hefty fees charged by the banks (CommSec), ie buy fee, sell fee, inactivity fee, etc. I'm sure someone has eaten a dog on this ...
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How to record “short premium” in double-entry accounting?

I write (sell to open) puts on margin for “short premium” on my personal account. The contract note for an opening transaction lists a number of components: • contract number • option symbol • strike ...
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How to mitigate the risks of buying a stake in a company

I work for a small Limited company in the UK that's owned 100% by the MD. I'm one of the management team so have some influence over the direction of the company, but no directorship or ownership ...
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Why are Key Statistics for the same company different on various sites?

I'm looking at the same company (doesn't matter which) across Yahoo, Google, Reuters etc and the key statistics differ. For example. The Return on Equity for 32Red Plc (TTR.L) is: Yahoo - 46.73% - ...
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Would betting on fallen (blue chip) stocks be a good strategy?

I'm wondering whether you think investing mostly in blue chips, that have significantly fallen in value (compared to their industry), would be a good investment strategy for me, and why you may think ...
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If one owns 75% of company shares, does that mean that he would have to take upon himself 75% of the company's expenses?

There are two founders in a new company that does not have any profit yet and is financed out of their own pockets. One founder owns of 75% shares, and the other one - 25%. There is a need to spend a ...
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What is the process of getting your first share?

Hello I'm 21 years old and I recently moved to London currently employed as an Salesforce Administrator at Heathrow Airport. Everyone here talks about owning shares investing in different types of ...
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Is there an ETF/index fund respecting my individual ethical preferences?

The product I am looking for is a diversified ETF like MSCI World, excluding sectors that I do not want my money to be invested in. Ideally, I would be able to choose a basis ETF (like MSCI World), ...
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Did the US Government Vote as a GM Shareholder? [closed]

The US government owned and then sold shares of General Motors (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/12/09/government-treasury-gm-general-motors-tarp-bailout-exit-sale/3925515/ ). Did the US ...
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Unsold security in a delisted company

I owned shares in a company called Transmode which was acquired by Infinera. As part of this acquisition 96% of the shareholders accepted an offer for their shares. I failed to do so as I was unwell ...
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Free float is expressed as percentage of shares issued or shares outstanding?

Quiet often, one sees the free float expressed as a percentage number, e.g. http://www.pse.com.ph/stockMarket/companyInfo.html?id=154&security=165&tab=0 The question is, is the free float ...
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Distribution of my shares [closed]

What is the safest way to distribute my shares between founders and investors? I have tried talking to the co founders about it and they just want their shares and don't see the bigger picture, and ...
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To hold or sell shares [closed]

I own shares in a company,this company is wishing to set up a holding company. In doing so it will separate its European business from its united states business , creating two subsidiaries in the ...
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Is the return on investment better with high or low dividends?

Consider two companies, A and B. Company A offers little in dividends, and reinvests most its profit. Company B offers generous dividends, but reinvests little of its profit. How would I calculate ...
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Do companies only pay dividends if they are in profit?

My understanding of dividends is that the company pays each shareholder a fixed amount of money per share they own. I can see how this would work if the company is in profit, because the company can ...
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Balance Sheet Retained Earnings

Trying to get my head around a balance sheet and can't make sense of the fact that a company can make year on year profits and pay out dividends each year, yet the retained earning deficit increases ...
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Why would I vote for an increase in the number of authorized shares?

Whole Foods is requesting its shareholders to vote: To approve an amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock ...
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How much share do the venture capitalists want if they invest in our website? [closed]

I want to start a website.For that I am looking for some venture capitalists.But I have no clarity that how much share do they want in my website.Does anyone know this?Do the venture capitalists want ...
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What is a dummy buy?

Trying to understand the basics of buying and selling shares by reading online lit, I just came across this in an online forum: "Two identical buys just went through back-to-back. Anyone tried a big ...
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Is a public company allowed to issue new shares below market price without consulting shareholders?

A small public company I own shares in recently advised the market it has completed a share issue to raise money. The new shares were priced significantly below the current market price and there was ...
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How can I see former major share holders of a company?

I'm attempting to research share holders of companies in the present and in the past. I've been able to find specific names on Yahoo that are current, for example: ...
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Am in the UK and need to sell my late fathers shares, have no idea.where can i get some advice please

I have shares in Tesco and BP that are my late father's, as his executor I would like some advice as to best time to sell and how to go about it. Can I do this on my own or do I need to pay a broker? ...
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How To Interpret Share Prices?

During conversation shares in Google came up as a topic. Out of interest I Googled the share price for Google and was presented the following: Google Inc. (GOOG) -NasdaqGS 523.40 My ...
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What does “issued XXX and YYY shares” mean?

I'm looking at a random company, Hain Celestial Group (HAIN). Their 10-Q from 2014-11-07 says on the first page: "As of November 3, 2014 there were 50,460,313 shares outstanding of the registrant’s ...
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Main source of the shares/stocks data on the web

I was wondering which website or service is the main source of the prices of some shares/stocks. Because I heard that google has a delay of 15 minutes with showing the results of a stock/share. Is ...
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Is there a free and public record of insider trading?

I am looking for a free and extensive public record of insider trading deals (director dealings). My understanding is that such data should be public record however I cannot find a decent source. ...
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What is a selective stock buy-back or selective stock redemption? [closed]

Can a corporation offer to buy one person's share of the company for $5 and another person's share for $10? Is this something allowed by selective stock redemption? What is selective stock redemption? ...
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Raising Funds: What happens when you issue new shares by adding authorized capital?

Suppose, I have a company Authorized capital - 100,000 Indian Rupees. Divided into 100 shares - 1000 Indian Rupees each. 2 Directors Totally. Director A holds 75 Shares and Director B holds 25 ...
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3% Equity options in software company, entitles me to revenue share?

We are a software company and have a partnership with another software company that gives us components to implement within our software and now they want to buy the intellectual property from us, ...
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Buying shares in employer's company during IPO

So the company that I work for has just put out an IPO to float on the share market. They have offered employee's the opportunity to purchase reserved shares before the offer goes public, up to $10 ...
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New to stock market, need some help understanding 'Stock Last Price v Ask Price'?

I entered Investopedia's Simulator game and was looking to buy some shares of Netflix. This is the data at the time: Last Price 574.60 Ask Price 574.76 When I placed my market buy order of 100 ...
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Why would a company like Apple be buying back its own shares?

What is the reason that a company like AAPL is buying back its own shares? Does it have too much cash and it doesn't know what to do with it? So it is returning the cash back to investors?
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How will the net assets of a bankrupt company be divided among the common share holders

If the net worth (assets - liabilities) of a company is 100,000, and there are a 100 shares outstanding, then in the event of bankruptcy, if I hold 1 share of the company, am I guaranteed to get: ...
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Historical dividends for all markets and shares?

Is there any service which provides historical dividend data of shares in: US Germany European Union Japan China I search for the historical data of at least the last 20 years, or even more. ...
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How to account for shares in a double entry accounting system [closed]

I am using a double-entry bookkeeping system. Currently, only actual journals (purchases, sales, credit notes, cheques, deposits, transfers, etc.) are recorded in the system. Reports like Trial ...
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What do Earnings Per Share tell potential shareholders?

I am new to shares and the stock market, and I was just wondering, when considering which companies to buy into, why should I consider the EPS as a factor of whether or not I should buy in?
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I own ASPIRO shares (Jay Z's new company). Now that it is going private, what about my shares?

I bought shares from ASPIRO ASP.ST at $1.05/share. Now, the company is going from public back to private in a couple of days! What does this mean for me as a public shareholder? And what can I do, ...