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What happened to GOOG-stock? Why isn't it 1.000 USD?

I just try to understand what happened to the Google stock. In October 2013 many newspapers wrote that the GOOG stock reached 1.000 USD. When I now look at the charts for this share and scroll back ...
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How do you calculate the standard deviation of my investment when I leverage? [on hold]

Weight 35/25 Return 0.11 SD: 0.15 Weight 10/25 Return -0.04 SD: ? The thing is that I don't get 100% but I get 180% with those numbers and I don't know how I can calculate the sd, which helps me ...
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Can I withdraw cash from selling investments before the settlement date?

If I sell stocks, will I be able to withdraw cash from the proceeds that same day or will I have to wait until the T+3 settlement date? Does it depend on the brokerage?
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When the market price for a stock is below a tender offer's price, is it free money (riskless) to buy shares & tender them?

For instance, on March 11, 2014, Jos A Bank (JOSB) agreed to be acquired by Men's Wearhouse for $65/share in cash. A tender offer to existing shareholders was set to expire on March 19th. On March ...
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Free cash flow and capex on morningstar.com

When looking at for example Netflix’s cash flow statements here http://financials.morningstar.com/cash-flow/cf.html?t=NFLX&region=usa&culture=en-US&ownerCountry=USA, there is a big ...
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Why is the price of my investment only updated once per day?

I have invested some money into a mutual fund (FTQGX). I've noticed that the price of it is only updated once a day, where as other investment options are updated continuously. Why is this? I'm ...
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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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OTC Stocks - HUGE gains?

I'm a relatively new investor working with a virtual trading platform for the time-being. In my day to day activities, I have noticed the following four interesting OTC stocks: RLSPY GEAPO GEAPP ...
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Difference between GOOGL and GOOG

why are there two ticker symbols for google ( GOOGL and GOOG ), they seem to be mostly identical but when I look at their market values they result in different values currently: 551.64 for GOOGL ...
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I carelessly invested in a stock on a spike near the peak price. How can I salvage my investment?

I carelessly invested on stock on a spike (I have been persuaded by a family member) and now my investment value is really low, as you can see below. Is there anyway to salvage my investment for ...
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My Brokerage statement shows “Adjusted due to previous wash sale disallowed loss” what does this mean?

Here is my account history, trying to figure out what the W means in my history table. END - ENDEAVOUR INTL CORP COM NEW Legend says: "Adjusted due to previous wash sale disallowed loss." Can ...
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Is ETN risk something to worry about?

I have been looking to invest in the stock market and while there are plenty of options to invest as long as the market keeps going up, my options to cover or even make up for my losses in the event ...
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Display vs Non-Display Limit Orders

In an effort to better understand how market exchanges work, I was attempting to learn how orders get executed on NASDAQ. The following quote is from their website (click here to view): NASDAQ ...
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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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Buying Nasdaq stocks from outside United States

I want to invest in some companies listed on NASDAQ, but the financial intermediary firms in my country (Turkey) require high commission fees on transactions. Is there a reliable solution to make ...
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Google Finance: Input Parameters For Simple Moving Averages

I'm having some trouble understanding the simple moving average lines that can be added to a quote graph from Google finance. This related Stack Exchange question indicates that the only input ...
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Is it possible that for shares to be reinvested in a stock you already sold?

I just recently set my taxable investment account from reinvest dividends to deposit in cash. However, there seems to be a delay (I assume related to one of the various dates associated with ...
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How to calculate ROI on investments? [duplicate]

I looked through the previous questions, and couldn't find one that quite addresses my question. If I start with $1000, and through investing it goes to $1200(100 shares at $10 go to $12), I can say I ...
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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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Stock Trade Transaction Fee - at what point is it worth it

I have a question regarding the transaction fees that brokers charge and to what extend that put a limit on the minimum amount of shares it is worth buying and how often you can/should trade them. ...
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If trade is settled at the Ask, can I conclude that the immediate trend is bullish

If bid price is 100$ and Ask price is 101$, and the trade happens at 101 $, can I conclude that the buying pressure is more than the selling? If the trade happens on above average volume, (e.g more ...
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How to invest in stocks without using an intermediary like a broker? Can shares be bought direct?

I am looking to buy stocks but I would like to do so without a broker. From what I can tell, the exchanges are good ole boys clubs that require you know (or pay) someone in order to participate. Am I ...
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How does a company raise capital using Preference shares? [duplicate]

What I understood so far from preference shares is, the promotors sell a part of their shares at the current market price to some investment firm as preferential shares. But what good does it do them? ...
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Online streaming video/audio financial/stock programs

I don't have cable TV, so can't watch CNBC or other financial channels. So can someone suggest some online financial programs? I am looking for both streaming ones (for real-time news) and some talk ...
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What happens to a company when it issues preference shares?

What are preference shares basically? Google tells me its for companies to accept large funding from invests, but I want to know how exactly it works in simple terms. There is this company whose ...
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What are the ramifications of lawsuits over “breaches of fiduciary duty” for the average shareholder?

In the newsbytes that my broker provides, more and more often, I keep seeing news of law firms filing class action suits against various companies for "breaches of fiduciary duty". The companies ...
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How to calculate how far a shorted stock's price can rise before broker issues a margin call?

If I short AAPL at 500$, how much can the stock rise before I get a margin call? Does it depend on how much Cash/Equity in other stocks I hold in my margin account? I just thought that if margin ...
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How do I invest in NYSE outside US?

I want to invest in NYSE. Is it possible to buy stocks traded in NYSE as a non-citizen and non-resident? EDIT: I am from Turkey
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Regulation T and Initial Margin Requirements: How to interpret the 50%?

I wanted to understand initial margin requirements in the Federal Reserve's Regulation T section of the code. I read an article in Investopedia on Regulation T requirements, but I still feel uneasy ...
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Is CFD a viable option for long-term trading?

Something really does seem seedy that if I invest $2500, that I'll make above 50k if the stock doubles. Is it really that easy? Looking at the opposite side, yes my investment can vanish from just a ...
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What is the difference between trading and non-trading stock?

I am trying to set up an accounting program and would like to clearly understand what the terms "trading" and "non-trading" stock refer to.
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Why do stocks priced above $2.00 on the ASX sometimes move in $0.005 increments?

On the Australian ASX price increments that a stock can move by is determined by the current value of the stock as shown below: Why is it then that sometimes a stock that is currently priced well ...
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Understanding my proxy vote

Can someone tell me what my vote means when asked to vote FOR or AGAINST an Advisory Approval of Executive Compensation on a Proxy Vote.
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Why does the share price tend to fall if a company's profits decrease, yet remain positive?

I often see news reports along the lines of "Company X has posted a profit of $100 million, 20% lower than the previous year." This kind of news frequently causes the company's share price to fall. ...
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Does the uptick rule apply to all stocks/ETFs and other securities, or only specific ones?

Does the uptick rule on U.S. securities apply universally across all stocks, all bonds, all futures and all options? Or is it limited to certain category of securities/instruments? Is there a ...
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What is the ticker symbol of the mini Google stock?

I was told there is a "mini" version of the Google stock, but I cannot find the ticker symbol for it. What is the ticker symbol of the mini Google?
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Received mysterious K-1 form, seeking answers

I was formerly a private equity trader . I got out of the business in 2002. In 2005 I lost my wife to breast cancer she was 45 . I was left with three young children. I decided to go back to school ...
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What happens if a company you hold short merges with another company?

I know how mergers (typically) work when you're long a company, you simply get shares in the merged company equal to your previous market value. But what happens if you hold a short position? The ...
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Is there a significant danger to market orders as opposed to limit orders?

I'm following an automated trading system. It gives me buy/sell signals periodically. I usually just add/subtract 0.5% from the current price (as reported by Google Finance) and buy/sell. Last ...
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Do post-IPO 'insider' stock lockup periods still apply if you separate from the company

Typically employees and other 'insiders' are subject to a lockup period after an initial public offering, along with blackout periods at certain points throughout the year to curb insider trading. ...
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What does it mean to settle a trade between bid and ask?

I was watching some sample data from a time & sales window (the tape) and there is a 'Remarks' column with the comment: Between Bid and Ask Apparently that particular trade happened between bid ...
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How to make an investment in a single company's stock while remaining market-neutral?

Supposing that I "believe" in one particular company, but I'm worried that the stock market may be in a bubble overall. How can I invest accordingly? How can I invest in one particular company, while ...
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How do you find out who the investors are in a U.S. stock? e.g. how ownership may be concentrated?

Ideally, I would like to know who all of the holders are. For instance, knowing that ownership of a stock is concentrated among hedge funds over individual investors may indicate how often (and when) ...
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Why I cannot buy at ask price?

Hi I was trying to buy DOG. I put in limit order at ask price not bid price since I want the order to execute all at once. it is penny more than bid price. So if ask price is 26.11 and bid price is ...
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(United Kingdom) Multiple Stock ISAs?

I have a simple question that I couldn't find the answer to elsewhere: If you hold a stock ISA and reach the FSA protection limit (£50k/individual) in invested monies, is it then okay to (next tax ...
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Why does a small number of bid/ask quotes not cause stock price to fluctuate drastically?

Often times I find that the number of bid and ask quotes presented for a stock are quite small in number. For example, just today I was watching a stock whose bid and ask prices looked very similar to ...
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How to execute a stop only if it is hit at high volume?

If I want to put in a stop order but have the order executed only if the stop is hit at high volume, do I need to write my own algorithm and execute via a broker API? Or is there a online broker that ...
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How to interpret a big ask size?

If the Ask Size of a stock is more than the bid size, then is it fair to conclude that people are more desperate to sell than to buy and hence, the stock price maybe expected to drop ?
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How do I establish the cost basis of shares bought in an employee stock purchase program?

I have stocks bought in an employee stock purchase program that changed hands several times during the past 18 years.I have been unable to establish the cost basis for the ones that were purchased ...
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Bid-Ask at market open, which comes first? [duplicate]

I am trying to get a grasp on how the bid-ask match maker works, in particular for options as there is less volume and fewer market orders. Lets say I own an option, and place a limit sell order for ...