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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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Want to open a bank account in US from India without visiting USA [duplicate]

I am from India and I would like to open an US bank account for trading but I can't visit US for this purpose. Is it possible, if so can you guide me.
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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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What does it mean when indexes on the CNBC Ticker are highlighted yellow?

This may be borderline for personal finance so I apologize in advance. I notice that occasionally, some or all of the indexes in the CNBC Ticker are highlighted yellow. Here is an example with the ...
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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 ...
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How Should I Start my Finance Life and Invest?

I am currently new to finance, I understand the basics and I'm totally confused about lots of financial issues. I'm mostly interested in building corporations which means investments.However, I am not ...
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For an equivalent company security, does it make more sense to trade them in country with dividend tax free?

It is not uncommon for certain giant companies to list their stocks in multiple country stock exchanges. For instance :- BP listed in NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and LSE (London Stock Exchange). ...
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As an individual investor, does it always make sense to sell a stock that's gone up due to a merger announcement?

Suppose I hold a stock that's recently had a run-up because another company has made a bid to acquire it. It seems like I should almost always sell the stock in this case, because there are only a ...
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Any sane way to invest in both funds and stocks with UK ISA?

I wish to invest in both stocks and funds within an ISA. However the fund supermarkets all seem to charge an annual fee even on stocks. Yet there are stock trading isa accounts that have no fee. So I ...
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Where do company filings go first?

I was wondering what was the process for a company filing financial reports. I was looking through Edgar on the SEC website and noticed that filings are "accepted" about 10 minutes later than a news ...
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German stock exchange, ETR vs FRA

I am looking at the BMW stock for instance in google finance. Presented are two tickers: ETR:BMW https://www.google.com/finance?q=ETR%3ABMW&ei=uNGuU-CSGeP3wAPw-IC4Cg and FRA:BMW ...
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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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How to flip my options?

I was recently let go from my company due to a reduction in force, and I have received a letter saying I have vested options available for exercising. Although I would like to, I cannot afford to ...
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For young (lower-mid class) investors what percentage should be in individual stocks?

For relatively speaking young, middle / lower middle-class investors, what percentage of our investments should be individual stocks? I've done an excellent job keeping my credit outstanding and my ...
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Putting the gordon equation into practice

In his book "the investors manifesto", William Berstein explains how to use the Gordon equation to estimate expected real returns on stocks for stocks on the long run. The Gordon equation reads ...
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Obtaining historical values for a stock

Is there any way, given a stock symbol, to obtain historical data for it? For example, if I want to calculate the 200 day average for a quote I would need the closing price for a add stock for the ...
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Is there a way to create a limit order with both an upper and lower limit

Is there any order type that will allow me to set both an upper and lower bound at once. For example, let's say I buy stock in company ABC for $2. I believe it will rise to $3 and I want to sell at ...
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Can I use stop limit orders on vanguard orders to prevent loss?

Vanguard has commission fee ETFs which allow vanguard customers to purchase or sell any of their ETFs at any time. I'm looking to create a strategy that would minimize my downside in the eventuality ...
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Can I trade more than 4 stocks per week equally split between two brokers without “pattern day trading” problems?

Do pattern day trading issues arrive from having to many trades (4+) per week based on account or person? If I had another brokerage account at a different firm could I use this to increase the number ...
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When does a public company report a balance sheet?

As 31st March is the last day of the financial year in India. I was browsing some data and found that there are many companies that have not reported their balance sheets for 2013-2014. Is there a ...
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Minor stakes bought at a premium & valuation for target company

I would like to understand why when A buys 10% of B at a 50% premium then every B shares seems to rise by 50%. Isn't it a misleading induction ? (See today's market reaction of ALCLS FP). I have ...
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Where should a young student put their money?

I'm a young student with no student debt (my tuition is paid for, I've long since saved up enough.) I'm looking into my future and looking at investing in index funds or other sorts while I still live ...
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How can I download price data given the ISIN? [duplicate]

Give the ISIN of a stock I would like to download the stock prices of, for example, the last 30 days. Is there a simple way to do this? Requirements - Must take the ISIN as input - Should be ...
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Can I withdraw unsettled funds?

I recently made a purchase of stock and made a good gain on it. However, i need the funds to make a purchase ASAP. Is it possible to withdraw the money from my cash-only brokerage account into my ...
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What happens in small quantity limit orders?

I'm trying to figure out where my limit order went, and who I actually bought shares from. I'll illustrate by example (some numbers were changed the protect the innocent, but the relative sizes are ...
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Settling before T+3?

If I am using an online broker, Merrill Edge, is it possible for my transaction to settle before the third day? I am confused on the settlement process, in theory, couldn't I settle the funds ...
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Deciding between Employee Stock Option and Restricted Stock

The Company I am currently working with, as part of a reward program awarded me 500 stock options and given me an option to choose them either as Employee Stock Option Restricted Stock Or as a ...
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Loss making business with high share prices?

I'm not going into detail over the company but... Let's say you have a group with brands across Europe and UK and the 2 brands in UK are A. & B. If A. is making massive losses each month but ...
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Can stockholders choose NOT to elect a board of directors?

It is well known that stockholders have a right to vote on who will be the board of directors of a company whose stock they own. But, is it possible in principle, i.e., legal, for stockholders to ...
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Is there a way to set a stop for a stock before you own it?

Here's the situation: I like to place buy orders when the market is closed. However, I do not like to wake up at 630 (pacific time) to set a stop order to sell the stock. Is it possible on merrill ...
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Why are stocks having less institutional investors a “good thing”?

I hear various people saying that the lesser the number of institutional investors in the stock, the better. Is there any reason for that thinking? I would reason that better stocks would attract ...
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Can I buy IPO stock during the pre-market trading on the day of IPO?

Is it possible to buy a company's stock from 8 am to 9:30 am on the day of the company's IPO using an online brokerage that is? Or does the IPO stock only become available when the market opens at ...
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How are the Dow 30 chosen? [duplicate]

I'm particularly curious why Google is not included, since their share price towers above all the component prices in the Dow 30.
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How are orders executed on the NASDAQ? [duplicate]

I always wondered how this worked. Here is an example. Stock is trading at $10. I place an order for 50 shares at a limit of $9.5 After 1 minute somebody else places an order for 100 shares at $9.5 ...
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Dell stock buy back

Last year dell was going private by buying back all of their stock. I have one physical(on paper) share of dell and I was wondering if I was supposed to get a buyout for it. I paid about $21 for in ...
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Is there a simple strategy of selling stock over a period of time?

I've often read a simple strategy of buying stocks or funds over a period of time: spread it over time with fixed amount of dollar in each period. Since the price fluctuates, fixed dollar amount means ...
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Why do both stock and bond seem overvalued in 2014?

The general wisdom is that when stock is overvalued, bond is undervalued, and vice versa. Why are both suggested to be in a bubble in 2014? Also, if one believes in tactical allocation, what asset ...
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Following an investment guru a good idea?

I was wondering if following the financial moves of a guru like Warren Buffett, a good investment strategy? The reason for asking: Warren Buffett just bought a significant stake in IBM recently. I ...
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Is there a way I can get bid/ask price data on the NSE in real time?

I need bid/ask price live data on the National Stock Exchange of India to find out what buyers and sellers are quoting on the stock market. My trading platform only provides the best bid/ask price and ...
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Is it better to buy a company with a lower book value?

Is it better to buy a company which has a lower book value? Or does a lower book value mean that the market is pessimistic about future earnings of the company?
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Do technical indicators actually work while analyzing stocks? [duplicate]

I have tried various indicators such as SMA's, EMA's, stochastics, Bollinger bands etc, while trying to analyze a stock, but they often are only as effective as making a wild guess on picking a stock. ...