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historical stock data starting from 1900

Is there a source for very old historical stock data, starting from the 1900's? I am interested in this information for the purposes of personal historical research. Gabe
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Company wants to sell all of its assets, worth more than share price?

A company is trading at $5 per share, they are a manufacturing company and their land is very valuable. They want to sell out their factories and their land involved, so it looks like they will have ...
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Stock Options for a company bought out in cash and stock

I have 3 options in August for the $195 call strike. The company was just bought out for $230 dollars which was $125 cash and the rest in stock. What is my option worth since part of it is in the ...
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Russian Hackers, Brokerage Accounts [on hold]

So i need some help. I am a criminal justice student and have been assigned to write a legal critique on a case from the early 2000's where a Russian hacker gained access to people's brokerage ...
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Calculating Stock Trading Profits

I buy 100 shares of Company A at $10/share and one month later I buy 100 more shares of Company A at $20/share. If one month later, I sell half of my shares how would I calculate my profit? I ...
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Prospective employer is offering to 'buy me out' of my stock/options

Over a 4 year period I have received a mix of stock options AND restricted stock at a private company. The options are not in the money, but I am wanting to liquidate my restricted stock. I am not ...
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Stock order execution - limit orders [duplicate]

Can someone explain the outcome to the follow scenario: Buyer A places a limit order to buy 100 shares at $8.00, Seller B places a sale limit order at 7.50 for 40 shares. What price would Seller B ...
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Are there commodity streaming stocks outside of precious metal streams?

Companies like Silver Wheaton rely on purchasing precious metal streams. It seems to make sense that, in addition to any precious metal or metal in general, a company could purchase streams for any ...
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What does “issued XXX and YYY shares” mean?

I'm looking at a random company, Hain Celestial Group (HAIN). Their 10-Q from 2014-11-07 says on the first page: "As of November 3, 2014 there were 50,460,313 shares outstanding of the registrant’s ...
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Reporting US stocks on financial statements in canadian company [closed]

I would like to ask question regarding preparing company's financial statement. I hold US stocks in company. I know to prepare financial statements for Company's Year End, I have convert value of ...
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Selling non-dividend for dividend stocks

H all, Few years ago , I received from my previous employer several hundred RSU, all managed by ETrade. since then all have already got Vested. I never sold neither bought any, in other words, I ...
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What kind of technical analysis and indicators available for mutual fund navs

In stock trading we have different types of tools such as candlestick, RSI, MACD, Parabolic SAR etc to analysis the trading. Is the same tools can be used for the technical analysis of mutual funds ...
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Which is the better strategy for buying stocks monthly?

I am planning to invest a little portion of my salary say 1000£ monthly on US & UK stocks and planning to hold on for long term. I am aware that investing in stocks might be risky compared to ...
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What is a selective stock buy-back or selective stock redemption?

Can a corporation offer to buy one person's share of the company for $5 and another person's share for $10? Is this something allowed by selective stock redemption? What is selective stock redemption? ...
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How often does a stock price change and where is this defined?

Let's suppose I want to collect stock prices for let's say AAPL on NASDAQ. Where do I find information on how often an official stock prices are calculated? Is is every millisecond, every second or ...
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Related Hedges (How do they work?)

I'm currently re-reading Benjamin Graham's book, The Intelligent Investor. In it (Chapter 15), Graham mentions some of the undertakings and operations his fund, Graham-Newman Corporation, was involved ...
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How come we can find less than 1 Price to Book stocks?

I was wondering, if there is such a stock, why isn't everyone getting it as there is supposedly no risk. For instance, a stock like NYSEARCA:VDE has Price to Book: 0.78. Div yield: 1.99. Growing ...
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PERFORM GROUP - De-listing of stock

You had a question regarding UK stock in the Perform Group in October 2014. I am in the unenviable position of owning the same stock but did not receive any communication or information regarding the ...
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Why do requirements after a margin call vary?

I have seen in various places that a margin call requires restoring an account up to 1) the initial margin level (or having this done for you) or 2) the maintenance margin level. As best as I can ...
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What are “open shares”?

What are "open shares"? I had stock options from my previous company, which went public, and the stock is showing as "open shares" in my online account -
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Yield to Maturity and Daycount Conventions

Daycount conventions quoted on wikipedia etc; 30/360, Act/365 etc. Are there any situations where if you hold two instruments for a year with same coupon but different daycounts they would give you ...
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Invest in ESPP Single Stock or General Market

The employee stock purchase program (ESPP) at a US company provides the opportunity to purchase whole or fractional shares of a stock at a 5% discount, or 95% of the stock price at the close of the ...
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Why are charts of EXPO different?

I found that charts and prices for EXPO (Exponent Inc.) on TradingView and other websites are different. Below is the EXPO chart from WSJ (http://quotes.wsj.com/EXPO). Below is the EXPO chart from ...
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Mass RSU grants vesting — should I worry about the stock price?

My company was acquired almost a year ago. In the acquisition, most employees received RSU grants which vested on a 1 year cliff. These RSUs are managed through Etrade. My options for tax purposes ...
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Stock market - Searching for rate of change

Suffice to say, most investors/traders have their own personal strategy and I would think it is reasonable to assume that each strategy has an ideal rate of change. For the sake of argument, lets ...
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Investing in a single product

It's often easier to see that a single product is doing well, than that a large company is doing well. For example: A quick skim of Amazon's top 100 Video Game products shows that PS4 is absolutely ...
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How is dividend of my owned stocks calculated? [duplicate]

Say I bought a stock on Jan 5 and sold it on Sept 3 in the same year, how do the company pay the dividend? What if I sold it on Jan 6?
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Why is it in a company’s interest to have high stock prices? [duplicate]

I understand that it is in the interest of a company to sell shares initially: It is a good way to get money to invest and grow. But once the shares are “out there”, why should the company care about ...
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Why doesn't change in accounts receivable on balance sheet match cash flow statement?

If we take a look at the balance sheet for Microsoft, I see Net Receivables as 21,485,000 [2014] and 19,118,000 [2013] On the cash flow statement, I see Changes In Accounts Receivables as ...
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Is there an academic framework for deciding when to sell in-the-money call options?

I've been buying 1-year at-the-money call options on various stocks as a way to increase my leverage. I almost never regret selling them once they are up 40%. There are many times when they've been ...
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Trading stocks on a short term basis using beginner level tools [closed]

When you create your "basic" trading account, as long as you have $x amount in your account you get fairly low transaction fees, say like $10 per transaction. Are there people who successfully trade ...
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Is there software to buy and sell stocks in real time on very small moves in price? [closed]

I know that day trading involves more than just simplifying buying and selling stocks. I'm very new to stock trading, but I was wondering if there is real time software that could do the following on ...
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How useful is the PEG Ratio for large cap stocks?

I've read a few articles recently that discuss the PEG (Price/Earnings to Growth) Ratio and how, when it's 1 or lower, it can mean that the company is undervalued, and thus a good investment (I know ...
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How are the shares rounded off when companies merge?

I had bought 100 shares of company A back in 2009. However, that company merged with company B, and they announced that I will be receiving 1 share of company B for every 8 shares held in company A. ...
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If I make a loss in trading stocks, can I state it as a loss of investment in the tax refunds?

I was wondering if I could turn around my losses (a little bit) to help with my tax refunds. If I have negative total profit from trading stocks/investments, will it help increase my tax refunds? ...
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What are the tax implications of earnings from the stock market (BSE)?

I am planning to sell all my stock and have all my money transferred to my own savings bank account. What is my tax liability?
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What Capital Gains are owed for a Non-resident owning stock in US C corporation when it is acquired?

Would a non-resident alien (no connection to the US apart from the company) owning founder/CEO stock (not stock options) of a private US corporation have to pay capital gains tax in the event that the ...
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How much is my position worth after 5-1 stock split?

How much should my position be after a 5-1 stock split. For ever 5 shares, I get 1 share. My position before split: 500 shares of ABC with average price of $25. ABC is trading at $9. My position ...
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A stop order won't be automatically fired in after-hours trading?

I set up a stop-loss order with GT90 duration at 10.5 when the stock is trading at around 11.6 during regular trading time. But in after-hour trading time it dropped suddenly to 9.5 due to some rather ...
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How can there be two stock tickers for one company?

I was doing some research and came across two stock tickers with the same name eseentially, and the tickers are MDCN and MDCND. I'm not sure what each of these means and how this works within the ...
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A stock just dropped 8% in minutes and now all of a sudden the only way to buy is on the ask, what does this mean?

A stock drops 8% in a matter of minutes on very low volume (seems to indicate selling to the lowest bidder, ie buyer controls price). Now the bid price is higher than the last trade for quite some ...
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Implications of a Canadian company IPO having a dual TSX/NYSE stock listing?

As an exampe, Shopify will go public this upcoming May 26th, selling shares both on the TSX and the NYSE. What are some of the main implications of this dual IPO, other than the fact that the ...
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Where can I find the source of this shareholder-detail-table image?

I am reading some news online and found an image in one post. I'd like to know where is the source. It looks like a website. Thanks,
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What is the maximum number of options I can buy if the price is $0.01?

In options trading, the lowest price for one call option can be as low as $0.01, for example for one contract which expires in a year. My question is what is the maximum number of options I can buy ...
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How will my stock purchase affect my taxes?

If I purchased $5000 in stocks for one company (on NASDAQ), will that be counted as an investment expense thus reducing the amount of taxable income that I have for the year?
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New to stock market, need some help understanding 'Stock Last Price v Ask Price'?

I entered Investopedia's Simulator game and was looking to buy some shares of Netflix. This is the data at the time: Last Price 574.60 Ask Price 574.76 When I placed my market buy order of 100 ...
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Book Value vs Market Value of PWT.TO

I'm new to this forum, so please excuse if my formatting or something is wrong. Anyways, I had a question regarding stocks. The particular question is regarding PWT.TO; Penn West Petroleum Ltd. on ...
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What is the point of owning a stock without dividends if it cannot be resold?

If I were to buy a stock of a business that were to live (and grow steadily) indefinitely, and this stock paid no dividends, and could not be sold back to anyone else, what would be the point of ...
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Is it illegal to buy stocks at a low price during a flash crash using a low GTC order?

We've seen several flash crashes in the past few years, and I suspect algorithms are some of what's behind these (see this as an example). In a short period of time, an exchange will suddenly see ...
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How does the futures market affect the stock market?

For instance, at this current moment the SP500 index is at 2094 while the futures on this market, symbol /ES with a contract of June is at 2088. Can someone please explain how traders and investors ...