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How much hassle is it inheriting shares?

A UK-resident relative has died and left their estate to be divided between a few people. The executors are still drawing up a list of assets to file for probate, and they include some stock. I've ...
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Does the payout change the value of the firm? [closed]

Why Payout Policy may increase/reduce value? Thank you for your help.
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How an Indian can purchase shares of a US based non-listed incorporation?

I'm an Indian and living in India. I want to purchase the shares of a Arizona, US based incorporation having single class of shares only and that is common shares, and the company has only one ...
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what happens when I sell my share in the mid of the day when the price is high?

I have some 100 shares of a reputed company since 3 months. The share price is fluctuating every day. sometime price go low in the morning and high in the afternoon again low or high and so on. If I ...
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Can I sell shares with old-fashioned paper certificates online?

I have the paper certificates in my name, of some ordinary shares that were bought in 2009 in the UK. Can I sell them online?
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Is stock trading based more on luck than poker playing? [closed]

Can it be calculated/measured? My intuition says that stock trading is more about luck.
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Are there online brokers in the UK which don't require margin account?

To my surprise, it was extremely difficult to find an online Platform that offers the option to trade/invest in STOCKS with a 1:1 leverage, in other terms, purely my own money, no margin. I've ...
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best way to keep track of your portfolio, total income / loss for both equities, funds and bonds

Is there any recommended web based tool which allows you to keep track of your investment portfolio, be it equities, funds, or bonds? In the case of bonds, and equities which pay a dividend, I would ...
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When is a higher return not desireable in a Retirement Fund?

I have been back-testing some share investment strategies for my SMSF (self managed retirement fund) and have narrowed it down to two strategies that have consistently performed the best over a 3 year ...
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Shareholder in US based company

I am completely blind regarding this stocks and shares. So here is my situation. My brother is working in US. He is going to start an IT company there. I will be a partner. He said he will write 20% ...
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How do I use the voting rights associated with my U.S. shares?

I have an account with a Swedish broker which provides access to several markets, including NASDAQ and NYSE markets in the United States. On the broker's website, it says how to vote at the annual ...
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What exactly changes following a stock split? Why doesn't “Shares” (on the following SEC balance sheet) change?

What exactly changes following a stock split? Why doesn't "Shares" (on SEC balance sheet) change? This morning, BIS split. The share price went from 10.53 to 52.3 but the number of shares listed ...
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How to extract 2 years of historical data for all ASX companies?

There are about 2000 shares that trade on the Australian Stock Market (ASX). What is the easiest way to extract historical prices of all 2000 shares over a period of 2 years. I can find data for ...
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institutional ownership — why is it so convoluted

Only money.stackexchange can clarify this for me. I'm trying to do due diligence on GoPro (GPRO). From what I can figure out, it has a total float of 123 million shares, of which only 18 million are ...
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Do I still have my shares?

I bought some shares from a company that had one of the first accounting make up scandals. After that the company was forbidden to operate for some years. I've forgotten of those shares. But now I saw ...
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Shares in stock exchange and dividend payout relationship

If a company announces 22% dividend and face value of its share is Rs. 5/- what would be the payout amount for 1000 shares held by person?
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Any difference between buying a few shares of expensive stock or a bunch of cheap stock

I don't have a ton to invest. I have $1,000 to put into a stock and I'm eying 3 of them. One is currently trading at ~$100/share, another at ~$260/share and another at ~$25/share. So I could get ...
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How does investment into a private company work?

My question is inspired by Dragons' Den, an investment TV show in Britain, where an entrepreneur asks investors for money. The entrepreneur (E) goes on the show and says, "I want 100k for 25% of my ...
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Facebook buying Watsapp for 19 Billion. How are existing shareholders affected?

A bit late in the game. But was curious on how this deal works out. Facebook bought watsapp for $19 billion. This involved $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in stock and $3 billion in restricted stock. ...
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What happens to the share of A company that I own which has been bought by B company?

Will my shares be changed to shares of B company or will I be paid an amount of the share before the transaction with some additional amount based on transaction?
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What happens if I don't sell my share when my company is acquired

Scientific gaming is to acquire bally and will will pay $83.30 in cash per Bally common share. The shares are currently trading at around $78 from previous days close of around $60. I am not in ...
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Share holder or company getting the money when investor invests?

Let's say I have a company and I own 100 % of it. An investor wants to invest $1000 and gets 10 % of the company, I now own 90 % of the comopany. To who pertains the $1000 - to me or to the company? ...
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Where Can The Fully Diluted Outstanding Shares Of A Company Be Found?

This is a quick question. Wikipedia mentions the distinction between basic shares outstanding and "fully diluted shares outstanding". Does anyone know where I can find the count for fully diluted ...
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Can I transfer my RSU/ESPP shares money to a friend working in US?

I am an Indian citizen. I need to sell the ESPP and RSU shares granted for US company. I want to transfer the money to my friend's account, who is working in US but is an Indian citizen. He will in ...
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What is “liquidation preference”, and what are its terms?

I'm new to reading balance sheets. I'm doing research on a company and noticed on page 5 of their balance sheet a long list of shares issued and outstanding with "liquidation preference $0.0001 per ...
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What's the difference between shares outstanding and regular shares?

Reading the Investopedia definition of outstanding shares, it seems like it includes all cases for a share. So how is it different than a regular share? In other words, why not just call it a share?
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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 ...