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What are some websites which provide real-time price information of Australian stocks? [on hold]

Preference is that the real-time price quote information is available free of charge.
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To hold or sell shares [on hold]

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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As a total beginner, how do I begin to understand finance & stocks?

As the title states, I'm a complete beginner to finance. I haven't had a financial background, by the time I got my first proper job I struggled to understand my wage. I did study engineering and am ...
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Get investment basic [duplicate]

What are "classic" tutorial in investment at all and investment in Stock Exchange in detail. I would like to get general understanding of all these things.
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Setting a trailing stop loss at $39.70 bid price, stock sold at $41

I just set a trailing stop loss on some stock I had before the correction we are going through right now for 10% below the bidding price. This means at $39.70, the stop loss should have been ...
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Going long vs short, mechanisms involved

I am having a bit of an issue with regards to understanding a shortening position. If for instance a currency pair, such as the USDRUB which is trading around 70 RUB/USD right now, or 0.01428(=1/70) ...
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If a stock is sold but the purchase was canceled by the exchange, will it be considered a short-sale?

This question is asked as a follow-up to the question below; How can this stock have an intra-day range of more than 90% on 24Aug2015? BKCC had a 90% price fluctuation on 24Aug2015 and some buy ...
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What is the final price if the bid price exceeds the ask price in an order driven market? [duplicate]

Let's assume a very simplified situation. There is only one seller asking for 10$ and there is only one buyer bidding 20$. At what price would the transaction go? Some answers say it won't, because ...
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Helping my family sell their oil stocks. What to buy? [closed]

sorry I'm a bit new to the investing world. I am familiar with most topic from my business minor. My family has a lot of their retirement in oil company stock. (I know, diversify.. they don't know) ...
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How can this stock have an intra-day range of more than 90% on 24Aug2015?

I am looking at this stock BKCC and was shocked at one point at its price of only $0.97. Just within 1 hour of opening, BKCC traded between $0.97 and $9.5. How can this be so, particularly when it is ...
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What are some good books for learning stocks, bonds, derivatives e.t.c for beginner with a math background?

Despite being STEM person, I always wanted to learn how stock & financial markets work. I always wanted to know how those stocks work, what are those bonds e.t.c. The only struggle I am having, ...
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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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Can I buy stock in the NYSE from abroad, being a foreigner?

I wonder if being a foreigner living outside the US I am allowed to buy stock listed in the NYSE or other American stock exchanges. In case it is possible, how do I do that? Thanks. Update: I live ...
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Former public employer that we have options in just sold

My wife and I have some vested options in Zulily from when she used to work there. The stock has been very poor so far, but this morning it was announced they are selling to QVC and the price show up ...
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Real and honest get rich quick ideas? [closed]

We hear thousands and millions of get rich quick schemes on YouTube, ads, spam, etc. but is there anything really real out there? For examples, stocks; Stocks is the only legit way I can think of ...
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Beginner questions about stock market

I want to enter the stock market, but I still have some questions that I want to ask before I start. If I bought 1 percent share of company X, but unfortunately it closed down because of some ...
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How does Robinhood stock broker make money?

I recently downloaded the Robinhood app that states it charges $0 commission for its trades. If so how do they stay in business by doing this? Is there something they are leaving out?
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How to understand “Money Market Purchase” and “Money Market Redemption” transactions in stock account?

In my stock account (TDAmeritrade if it matters), there are many transactions with description "MONEY MARKET PURCHASE", "MONEY MARKET REDEMPTION", "MONEY MARKET REDEMPTION (MMDA1)". What are they? ...
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May I Invest as a non accredited investor?

I want to join a website where they allow only accredited investors to participate in investments that they manage. I am not an accredited investor. However, in the past, I worked for the company and ...
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Employee Stock Option Shares - What happens when the company gets acquired

The company I worked for 20 years ago had given me stock options. When I resigned from the company, I had purchased the options that had vested with me. Subsequently bonus shares were allotted and my ...
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What does “100% stock dividend” mean?

What does it mean if the company give 100% stock dividend. For example I have 1,000 shares, I would received another 1,000 stock or share? I'm newbie in investing. Thank you so much.
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What statement is more appropriate while evaluating a company? Standalone or Consolidated?

From my understanding, a standalone P/L statement incorporates a firm's profit or loss for the quarter/year, whereas a consolidated P/L statement also incorporates its subsidiaries profit and loss. Is ...
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Why the stock price is rising when company is growing well [duplicate]

I mean, you have a company with shares of 20 dollars and they have 10 million of it (market cap 0.2 B), not paying dividends. What makes other people buy their stocks, when they see that they were ...
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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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What is the different between 2 :1 split and 1:1 split

I don't under stand what is the different between a 2 for 1 stock split and a 1 for 1 stock split. If you have 100 shares then get a 2 for 1 split you will have 200 shares. If you have 100 shares ...
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What the term p means on EPS

I'm new to investing, what the letter p means on the phrase "EPS of 17.3 p" Thanks
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What broker for SPXL, SPXS and TMF [closed]

I'm currently researching on algorithms who trade SPXL, SPXS and TMF securities. I've looking for brokers for these securities, but I can't find any of them. Do you know which broker gives the ...
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When after a companys IPO date can I purchase shares?

There recently was an IPO, and when I tried to buy shares that day Scottrade prompted me with: Error: Unable to enter the order because the symbol entered is not a Listed or Nasdaq National ...
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what other index fund captures the wilshire 5000

what other index fund captures the wilshire 5000 that isn't above $10,000. in other words, i'm looking for Wilshire 5000, but having points similar to SPY. I just don't have the physical cash of ...
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Could capital gains from a stock sale impact my IRA eligibility?

If my annual income plus profits from the sale of a stock is greater than the annual ceiling for being able to contribute to an IRA, am I ineligible to contribute to an IRA? In other words, are ...
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Gifted money invested without tax?

If I gift $10k to my parents (parents are indian citizens, so am I) in India, and they use it to invest. Will that investment be taxed in USA? Taxed in india if kept long term? Is this a tax loop-hole ...
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Calculating return on a series of stock positions with multiple uneven transactions

How can I calculate the return on a series of stock positions with multiple uneven transactions that I can compare to the equivalent buy and hold return over the same period? Random Example: Starting ...
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Risks associated with investing in dividend paying stocks for short term income. Alternatives?

I will be leaving my place of employment in the near future to run and grow my small business full-time. After assessing my expenses I'm expecting to be in the red $300-$400 a month for the next 1-2 ...
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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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Shareholders Equity

In order to calculate the shareholders equity to know how much is the Book value of a share, do we calculate the difference between the current assets and liabilities, or we should include the ...
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Historical share price at exact day and time

How do I look up the exact price of a stock at a certain minute in history? For example, I am trying to find out the price of Facebook shares on the 18th of May 2012 at 11:34 Eastern time and on ...
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Kroger shares from stock split market value does not move with the market

I panicked and sold Kroger shares before a stock split. There are now Kroger shares in my account with a market value that does not seem to move with the market. Can someone help me understand this?
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total of all dividend payments for a particular company

According to http://www.dividend.com/dividend-stocks/financial/asset-management/pfg-principal-financial-group/ on June 26, 2015, PFG paid out $0.38 per share. According to ...
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Passive income for International student

After working 3 jobs and taking advantage of scholarships, I am seeking advice for earning passive income with F1-visa. It's amazing to be able 'buy' time to spent with the family!! I am very ...
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Is there any algorithm to calculate highest possible return on stock market?

Is there any algorithm to calculate highest possible return on a stock market? I don't mean the algorithm which trades without mistakes - it's nearly impossible. What I'm searching for is a formula to ...
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what is this type of stock trade?

Is there a type of order or stock trade that can be set such that I want to sell beyond certain cut off limit but continue to hold the stock if the price is increasing until a percentage of drop is ...
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U.S. stock sales- tax on sale for NR Canadian

I am a Non-resident Canadian living in Thailand on a Retirement Visa and my non-residency status dates back to 2013. I have no income except for CPP,. OAS, and a company pension all of which total ...
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What happens to my restricted stock in the eBay & PayPal spin-off?

Currently I hold vested restricted stock units in eBay. According to the media, after the spin-off, eBay shareholders will receive a PayPal stock for each eBay stock they own. Does this applies to ...
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What are the tax benefits of dividends vs selling stock

When people need to live off there investments they often say to go for funds that pay high dividends, but I'm having trouble understanding what the difference between getting dividends, and selling a ...
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Dividends paid on stocks bought on Bursa Malaysia

Are dividends paid on stocks bought on Bursa, Malaysia taxable?
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How can I compare the performance of a high dividend funds with other funds and or an index

I've been trying to do some investment due diligence. I'm looking at funds for a family member that needs some dividend income. Some of the high dividend funds that were recommended to me seem to have ...
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Learning investing and the stock market

I'm really determined to learn about the stock market, as well as the techniques and terms used in trading and investing. The problem is that there's no one to point me in the right direction, even ...
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Would I lose my vested RSU shares if I left the company?

I had some RSU shares vest back in February. About a week later the stock fell so I never sold them. I'm considering a new place of employment, and wondering if I would lose these vested shares if I ...
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Where can I find information on a stock's daily buy/sell block distribution?

For example: If a stock trades 100K shares in a given day then I want to be able to clearly see the distribution of those trades in terms of blocks. If there were 10 10K-share blocks sold during the ...