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How did I end up with a fraction of a share?

My online broker, Fidelity, says that I have 0.16 shares of MSFT. How is this possible? I always assumed that you had to own a whole number of shares.
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If I own x% of company A, and A buys company B, do I own x% of B?

This might be a dumb question, please bear with me. Ok, so imagine I own x% of Facebook and Facebook buys WhatsApp, does this mean I own x% of WhatsApp? How much shares of FaceBook do I need to own ...
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Be a partner, CTO or just a freelancer?

I am a programmer not good enough with business. I am doing a project for one of my clients. It's a new software product he wants to introduce; he's so confident that he wants me to be CTO of the ...
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Buying company shares from NYSE being Ukrainian and currently living in Ukraine

I want to buy shares of the company offered at the NYSE. How do I do that? I am a complete novice at this kind of thing.
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Advantages of Shareholder over Director in new Company

I am forming a small company with a few others (in Australia). I can elect to be a director if I wish, or merely a shareholder. In either case, the shares will be evenly distributed between us. I ...
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Is an in-kind transfer of existing shares into a Stocks and Shares ISA allowed, i.e. without selling + repurchasing?

Normally, the way to fund a Stocks and Shares ISA is to transfer money in, taking care to stay below the annual limit, and then purchase the stocks or funds from within the ISA. What happens, though, ...
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How a company can afford to give away so many shares as part of its ESOP

As part of an employee share ownership plan (ESOP), the employee(s) get a certain # of shares held in their name. Every month, the employer also matches the contribution and let us assume the employee ...
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Am I able to conduct a private sale of public shares at a price that I determine?

I was wondering if it were at all possible to sell my own shares to someone specific at a price I determine? Let's say I have $1,000 worth of an arbitrary publicly traded company and I wanted to sell ...
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Return of value to shareholders in an ISA

Note I am situated in the UK. I hold a number of Vodafone of shares in a stocks and shares ISA. My broker has issued the following message to me: Vodafone has confirmed plans to sell its stake in ...
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Receiving restricted stock units as a dual citizen

I'm in the process of signing paperwork to receive restricted stock units at my current company. While looking over the papers, I noticed that they mention that I'm 'a citizen of Canada.' I actually ...
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Does a stock's price represent current liquidation of all shares?

For instance, if a stock is trading at 40 dollars per share, and there are one billion shares being traded, there will be a market capitalization of 40 billion dollars. Let's say the markets are ...
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How do share buybacks work?

When a company announces a share buyback program, who do they actually buy back the shares from? Openly traded shares on a stock exchange? Is there a fixed price that they buy back at? If I own ...
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Long term saving: Shares, Savings Account or Fund

I'm reasonably disciplined with regard to saving but am unsure as to how exactly I should go about it on a long term bases. Should I favour shares, funds or long term saving accounts? What are the ...
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Money Flow index (MFI) and deciding when money flow is positive or negative?

I was recently looking at the calculation for MFI - the money flow index. The calculation is as follows (From Stockcharts): * 1. Typical Price = (High + Low + Close)/3 * 2. Raw Money Flow = ...
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Does money made by a company on selling its shares show up in Balance sheet

When we purchase shares of a company for a certain sum of money (e.g: 1000 dollars), is this money immediately available to the company as a cash flow? In the balance sheet, will this money show up ...
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Can I invest in the housing market via the stock exchange?

Buying houses is expensive these days, and interest on mortgages is extortionate. Do investments via the stock market exist where you can invest in the housing market? Maybe shares in real ...
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How to figure out interest received from 'cash and cash equivalents' in a balance sheet?

Looking at APPL's balance sheet, I can see that they have a few million as cash and cash equivalents. I want to know more about cash and cash equivalents. I understand that cash and cash ...
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Can two people jointly purchase a single share?

I am looking to buy shares in a private, non-listed company whose shares are quite costly. (We're in the UK.) To keep things simple, let's say I'm looking to buy 1 share at a cost of £50,000. (These ...
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How do public-company buyouts work?

I'm looking at the impending buyout of Dell and wondering how it works in practice. My understanding is that most public companies' shares are owned by individuals, or groups of individuals through a ...
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How does a public company issue new shares without diluting the value held by existing shareholders?

When a public company issues new shares, the total number of shares traded in a secondary market goes up. Assuming there is no change in the fundamentals of the company and the profitability, I would ...
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Is there a resource that lists the shareholders of a public company?

Is there a resource that lists the shareholders of a public company, preferably if it included the quantity of shares each shareholder owns. Something like eTrade's "Insider Activity" tab when ...
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Bidding/Asking Fraction of a cent

I know that stocks below $1.00 can be traded to 4 decimal places, but is that possible for stocks above $1.00? On a list order transactions, one can find prices like $2.2801 despite most ecn brokers ...
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How does a small worker co-op track/manage stocks/shares

I'm considering converting my small business into a worker co-op where all employees are also owners of the company, and I'm wondering how each worker's share (e.g. in the case of preferred stock) and ...
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Is there a free, online stock screener for UK stocks?

Does anyone know if there is a free online Stock Screener for UK stocks, especially for the companies in the FTSE100? I'm looking for something similar to the Stock Screener created by Google ...
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Can one use Google Finance to backtest (i.e. simulate trades in the past)?

Is it possible to simulate what would have happened if I started investing 10 years ago using Google Finance? For example, If I started investing in company XYZ where I could have invested £100 a ...
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UK Stocks & Shares ISA - Annual maintenance charge

I've been thinking about starting a UK Stocks & Shares based ISA. I am planning on using my Banking company to start the ISA with. I understand that they have a 2% annual maintenance charge for ...
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How are shares used, and what are they, physically?

Keeping in mind that I'm more or less a novice when it comes to finance, I'm having a lot of trouble finding a clear, concise answer to my questions: how do I use my shares, and what are they? I ...
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Investement for beginners in the United Kingdom

Apologies if this question has been asked elsewhere. I live in the UK and earn a decent salary. I have never invested in shares or stocks, or bought a government bond. But I have recently started ...
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Why is it not a requirement for companies to pay dividends?

I know next to nothing about finance and money, so I'm working towards becoming financially literate. I'm currently reading articles about stocks on Investopedia. An article states, Common shares ...
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Getting started with trading and investing with Stock Market for novice through Investment Bank, for Indian citizen on Nasdaq,NYSE?

I want to know all the requirements(a-z) and the process involved if I want to buy shares from underwriters and the day company goes public.I know its not easy for an individual to get piece of stock ...
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What is the correct term to describe (shares owned * share value)?

A really simple question. What is the correct term to describe (shares owned * share value) ? I do not mean market capitalization, I mean if I as an individual person multiply shares owned * ...
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Tax due on foreign exchange element of share option program?

This is quite complicated and to be honest I'm not really expecting anyone to know the answer, but I thought it would be worth asking. Five years ago my (UK) employer's (French) parent company ...