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How do top investors pull out 20% ROI?

I've been searching the ROI percentage of well known investors. Warren Buffet - (Berkshire Hathaway) 22% annual return from 1964-2005 George Soros - (Soros Fund Management) 30% annual return ...
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Where can I download all stock symbols of all companies “currently listed” and “delisted” as of today?

I am in process of of downloading historical stock data from few sources I have gathered. However, all of them require me to provide stock symbol. I want to download data for all companies. In ...
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Bonds vs securities : crash theory

Let's presume a market crash is coming sometime within 6 months to a year. Theoretically speaking, would it be wise to reallocate my index fund, which is presently about 80 % stocks and 20% bonds, to ...
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What happens to my position if I hold some stocks of a company that gets acquired?

Say I have some stocks of the company A, and I didn't issue any orders on my trading platform. Some day, company B acquired company A. What would happen to me? Am I totally out of control for the ...
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What can we conclude/learn from inst. own %?

I just noticed that some stocks are largely held by institutions while some are very less. What can we conclude/learn from this number?
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Using Fibonacci Extensions to set profit targets?

When trading stocks what are the advantages of using Fibonacci Extensions to set profit targets? What Fibonacci Extension level is most appropriate for setting a profit target, or can it be better to ...
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Wash Sales and Day Trading

Let's say a Day Trader buys and sells a stock on the same day and makes a loss of $1,000. Then she buys and sells the same stock the next day and makes a profit of $500. On the third day she files her ...
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Will the market price be definitely lower than 'after hours' number?

I purchased a stock but sadly forget to sell at a very good timing because its quarterly report indicates its benefit below expectation. But the time that report was released is not in the trading ...
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What are some quick test to check whether a company is in healthy financial status

Usually, before deciding to invest in a company, I prefer to to look at 2 figures in their balance sheet Current asset Current liabilities Very often, I assume the company with Current asset > ...
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Do stocks give you more control over your finances than mutual funds?

I am new to investing. I noticed that I can setup rules to auto-sell stocks (I don't know the term for this rule). I cannot auto-sell a mutual fund based on some criteria. So take a simple example. ...
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Can I use same stock broker to buy stocks from different stock markets?

I'm a college student and new to stocks investment. I wonder if I can use same stock broker to buy stocks from different stock markets? e.g. NYSE and NASDAQ If yes, can I use the broker in US to buy ...
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List of dates at which the NYSE was closed from 2005 to 2014? [closed]

I'm doing research on historical price movements on the New York Stock Exchange. Because the NYSE is closed on weekends, on holidays, and sometimes because of special events, special care needs to be ...
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About eToro investments

I'm young and planning to start investing early. As I'm beginning, I thought about going for high risk investments, such as stock markets, and eToro seemed like a good idea - because I figured that ...
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What are some ways to mitigate the risks of covered calls?

When covered calls work, they seem great. However, there is a chance that the stock will tank, turning the 5% profit into a 50% loss. What are some ways of mitigating the risk of a stock dropping ...
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Does revenue for a company matter when evaluating stocks?

Company X has annual revenue of 100 million, and net profit of 20 million. Profit margin = 20/100 = 20% Company Y has annal revenue of 500 million, and net profit of 20 million. Profit margin of = 4% ...
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US Stock Market - volume based real-time alert

I am looking for SMS/email based alerts (or Android/Mac) that is configurable based on volume. I want to be able to catch sudden spikes in volume so it needs to be monitored real-time. The closest ...
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Pros/Cons of Buying Discounted Company Stock

For my company (large international software firm) I am allowed to buy company stock at a discounted price. To me all I see are pros such as: Being able to sell the stock right as I buy it, ...
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Ideal investments for a recent college grad with very high risk tolerance?

I recently graduated college and got a steady job making decent money as a software engineer/programmer. I make more than enough money to sustain myself and save up money, while still having money ...
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Better to have a non-registered (taxable) investment account in one/both names and/or based on income?

This question is for those familiar with Canada's income tax laws. My wife and I have maxed out our TFSAs. We also max contribute to our kid's RESPs. We also contribute a healthy amount to our RRSPs ...
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The best earnings calender for S&P500 companies?

Only S&P500 companies on the web and free. Or/and an updated s&p500 watchlist that lists RNS's and earnings etc? Thanks
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Should I only look at P/E ratio when valuing a stock?

A company is earning 40 cents per share and is trading at $6.00. From there I get the P/E ratio to be 15. It does not have much growth potential and it's earnings are relatively stable and has been ...
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How do I invest in emerging markets

I'm a casual investor who is interested in diversifying into emerging markets. I have too much in US equities at the moment. Are there any good websites to research and track good investments in ...
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Can I buy stock of a company that just IPO

I'm a college student, and I wonder if I can buy stock from a company right after it finishes its IPO? To be more specific, I'm interested in the IPO of Alibaba, which hasn't happen yet. If I am not ...
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Faceboook 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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Do query services like Google Finance and Yahoo Finance go back to correct busted and adjusted trades?

Do query services like Google Finance and Yahoo Finance go back to correct busted and adjusted trades? In other words, should I re-download yesterday's data if I want to be sure my intraday data ...
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When do I need to pay interest on my short sell position?

For example, if I deposited $3000 into the account, and I short sell $3000 worth of VXX(a non-dividend paying etf). Do I need to pay any interest on my short sell position in this case?
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Who owned my shares before me?

I understand that this would not be public info but is is possible for a company/the market to know the full history of individual share ownership? i.e. if I just bought some shares of a company, ...
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How is stock price determined?

Is stock price determined only by the last trade that takes place? For example, if a stock I own is trading at $3.42, and I place a Sell Limit order for $0.00, will the stock price temporarily dip to ...
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Can a stock exchange cancel a trade after settlement?

As I understand, only the exchange itself can cancel an executed trade, for reasons such as improper dissemination of news. But can a stock exchange cancel an executed trade even after settlement, ...
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Risk involved in buying LEAP put and selling short term puts against it?

Let's say company A is currently trading at 100. I bought to open 10 puts for company A at 100 strike price in Jan 2015. What risk am I exposed to by selling shorter term weekly puts (strike < ...
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Ticker symbols differences between Yahoo Finance and BestInvest

I expected Yahoo to have all existing tickers, yet when I grab the list of ETF tickers available through BestInvest, I see tickers like "EUN iShares STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETF" however Yahoo shows ...
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I'm a UK citizen, can I use US stockbrokers?

I want to invest in global stocks and I like the look of several US based online stock brokers. Is there a difference using one of these stock brokers instead of a UK based one? How does a UK based ...
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When shorting a stock, do you pay current market price or the best (lowest) available ask price?

A stock has a last sale price of 2.5 dollars on the NYSE. Say I am shorting 1000 shares of a stock, there's an ask price of 3 dollars for 500 shares. Theres an ask of 3.5 dollars for 250 shares, and ...
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What is the cheapest way to get funds from the sale of stocks in a Morgan Stanley BenefitAccess account to India?

I hold ~ 200 MSFT shares and am planning to sell them... Last time I sold shares and opted for a wire transfer, I lost nearly 3% in fees and commissions (as compared to a naive conversion of No. Of ...
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IS it the wrong time to get into the equity market immediately after large gains?

I was planning to get into a few equity MF's (till now I've had > 90% investments in Debt funds and Fixed deposits), but looking at the performance, most have had massive gains in the last 1-2 months. ...
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Total assets and current assets

I was looking into company investment data and was doing some ratio calculation when I stumbled upon 4 Terms "Total Assets", "Current Assets", "Total Liabilities", "Current Liabilities". My instinct ...
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Why GOOG is “After Hours” while FB is “Pre-market”?

I used to invest in HK market and weeks before I opened an account in US market. I noticed that there's a "after hours trading". But now (9:22 GMT+0) I found there are two different status from Google ...
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Is 6% too high to trade stocks on margin?

Lets assume I understand the risk of trading on margin and that I can lose the money. My question is if 6% is too high? I do have dividend paying stocks that could almost cover the monthly interest ...
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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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Where can one graph portfolio performance over time?

I'm used to my employer provided 401k website, which allows me to see a "personal rate of return" over a specified time period, plotted on a line chart. It also allows me to see individual stocks and ...
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SEC Form 144 and Form 4 difference

What is the difference between an SEC Form 144 (Proposed Sale) and an SEC Form 4? For example, this company has filed Form 144's, but not Form 4's. I understand that a Form 144 has more basic ...
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How do you get your Canadian stock information?

I am getting into stocks and am looking for ways to keep myself updated with the best current information. The type of sources I am looking for are: Podcasts Newsletters RSS feeds Twitter Etc. ...
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Am I understanding buying options on stock correctly

I'm just wondering if I am understanding Stock options correctly. Basically if I am watching stock XYZ. It's currently at $10 per share which I believe is low and should raise to 20 within 1 month. ...
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Who Bought A Large Number Of Shares?

In general, I'm trying to find some information that I think might be reported in SEC filings or is otherwise in the public domain, but I do not know where to look. The scenario is best illustrated ...
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Why do some companies (like this company) have such a huge per share price?

Questions Why would they do this, I can't imagine what type of liquidty issues they may have, I know stocks like Berkshire (where stocks are kept high to dissuade short selling, excessive voltailty ...
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Money on the table: Lorillard (LO)?

Lorillard (LO) / Reynolds acquisition news was announced today. Reynolds will buy LO for 68.88 per share. However, the stock dropped today to ~ $60.17. The out of the money call options also reflect ...
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Trading stocks for foreign non-resident citizen

I have a SSN and a US bank account I got when I worked in the US a couple of times with a J1 visa. And now I have a few dollars in the bank account I would like to invest. How is the best way to do ...
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SEC forms filed under different company name

I'm trying to find 10-K, 10-Q, or 4 forms for a company called Creative Edge Nutrition (ticker symbol: FITX,) but what I found was forms filed under the name "LAUFER BRIDGE ENTERPRISES, INC." Why is ...
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Net money invested in Stock indexes ended up in red

A look at the Indian Stock exchange trade today here shows a net investment of INR 296 crores but all the indices Nifty (-38.2), BSE (-137.30) ended in red. Why so? When money is pumped into the ...
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Where is the adjusted EPS in the 10-Q form?

I can't find the adjusted EPS in the 10-Q financial statement. Somehow everyone is using the adjusted EPS, but I can't seem to find it. Do I have to calculate it myself and how would I know what was ...