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Oil and Major North American Pipelines

With the major decline in oil prices, I have a question about NA pipeline stocks. Basically the big players. Considering the oil price, the pipelines (I believe) are still busy and maintaining most ...
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Placing bid in market price

I am really new in stock marketing and I have few questions regarding on placing bid in market price. Let's say, today is Sunday and I places bid in market price that cost $1.00 per shares (1000 ...
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How does a company get money by going public in an IPO?

If a company goes public, how does it get the money? Will the underwriter pay the company once it goes for initial public offering (IPO)? Does that have anything to do with the valuation? Say a ...
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Do corporate stock splits negate share repurchase programs?

Stock splits increase shares outstanding and share repurchase progams reduce shares outstanding. If a company has a stock split and then later repurchases shares are the two taken together at the ...
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How do people trade stocks outside of the price step range? (Selling at $1.5 when you can only enter trades for $1 and $2) [duplicate]

Every now and then, I see trades occurring outside the price step range. For example, this stock trades with a price step of $0.01, however, someone was able to sell at $3.125. How do you setup ...
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Make IRA contributions all at once or periodically throughout the year?

I am trying to decide if I should make this year's IRA contribution all at once at the beginning of the year, or if I should space out the contributions throughout the year. If I make it all at once ...
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Where is my dividend?

I have been holding a stock "ASG" for almost one year. By the ASG Dividend History, I should get some dividend. I checked my account on TD Ameritrade, it only shows my share amount. But where can ...
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How much of my capital should I spend on subscribing to a stock research company?

I've subscribed for a free 2 month trial to a stock research company and so far it has made me good money so far. I've now been offered a 1 year subscription for a fee of $599. I have a capital of ...
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viewing stock market transactions

What I would like to know how to keep on eye on things like sale of a certain stock?, who is buying what stock?, what stocks are certain people buying? Is it legal to have access to these sorts of ...
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Why do some stocks have trading halts and what causes them?

Even when trading hours were still on, one of the stocks I was watching has been put on halt. What does it mean? What are the reasons for a company's stocks to go on halt?
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Why does selling and then rebuying stock not lead to free money?

From what I understand, stock prices go down when large amounts of the stock are sold (thereby lowering the price to attract buyers), and go up when large amounts are bought (vice versa - buyers rise ...
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Are companies like EquityZen legitimate and useful?

There are a list of companies claiming to provide liquidation for employees who have ISOs in private startups but don't have the means to exercise them (because of the ridiculous amount of phantom tax ...
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What is the relationship between the earnings of a company and its stock price?

I have heard that people say the greater earning means greater intrinsic value of the company. Then, the stock price is largely based on the intrinsic value. So increasing intrinsic value due to ...
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How does pre-market trading work?

From what I understand pre-market and post market trading is basically an extension to regular hours trading. How does it compare in terms of buying stocks? What I mean is if I order a stock at ...
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Theoretically, if I bought more than 50% of a company's stocks, will I own the company?

Inspired by this question, I wondered what the implications of owning the majority (> 50%) of a company's stocks are. Will I own said company? Will I be able to call the shots? What if someone was ...
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How often are preferred shareholders made whole after a company goes bankrupt?

For instance, companies usually issue preferred shares at $25 and redeem them at the same price if they are ever called away. During that time you are paid interest. If the company goes under, bond ...
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taxes, ordinary income, and adjusted cost basis for RSUs

My company offers RSUs — restricted stock units — as a benefit. These vest after a certain amount of time, and in 2013, my first chunk vested with a value of about $6400. As I understand it, at that ...
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Trade stocks in USA

What are the conditions for foreign citizens (and non-residents) to trade on American exchanges? I believe it's possible, but don't know the conditions...
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Relative merits of Petrobras as an investment [closed]

I want to invest in Petrobras because I was reading up on Buffet and Ben Graham and they like companies with lot of hard assets, check. Companies that are going though current legal troubles that are ...
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Why do corporate financial statistics vary depending on their source?

I see different values for key corporate statistics on different websites (Marketwatch, Yahoo, Finviz, etc). Which source can one trust? Is it possible to get a good read on a company by researching ...
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Over the long term, why invest in bonds?

Over the long term, stocks have historically beaten bond returns, even after accounting for the periodic market crashes. The general consensus is that your portfolio should at least be 25% in bonds. ...
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Company A is buying company B, what happens to the stock?

Here's a real example from today. Expedia is buying Orbitz at $12/share. Orbitz is currently trading at $11/share. So if I buy it at $11/share, do I make $1/share?
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Paying Tax on Stocks Trading

I'm not American Citizen and I don't live in the USA and I want to open an account on TD Ameritrade to trade on Stocks, my question is that, do I have to pay Tax in the USA for the stock trading with ...
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Can unclear or deceptive company news and updates affect the stock price in the opposite direction of where the company is actually headed?

Inspired by my previous question, if the traders are the main cause for the price change of the stock, does that mean unclear or deceptive company news and updates can affect the stock price in the ...
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What can I do with a physical stock certificate for a now-mutual company?

I found two physical stock certificates for the Ohio National Life Insurance Company in the amount of 5 shares of capital stock each. They are dated 1911 and 1913, respectively. The company was ...
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Can the beta of a stock be used as a lagging indicator for the stock w.r.t the market

I understand the beta of a stock to be the correlation between the stock's closing price and the closing value of a market index ETF (SPX), calculated over a period of time, (let us say 3 months). So ...
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Is engaging in stocks without researching unwise?

I've been into stocks for a few months now, and all I'm basing my decisions are stock recommendations and price history. Is it too risky or "happy-go-lucky" to do what I'm doing now?
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Is trading stocks easier than trading commodities?

I've always been told that commodities trading is not really something the individual investor should get involved in. That the stock market is really much "easier" to work with. Now, intuitively, ...
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FOK order type: can they be market or limit orders?

It is mentioned in SEC web page: A Fill-Or-Kill order is an order to buy or sell a stock that must be executed immediately in its entirety; otherwise, the entire order will be cancelled (i.e., ...
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Why don't boards of directors try to produce results in line with estimates?

The biggest one-day changes in any company's stock price seem to happen when they post quarterly results. If the results beat expectations then the stock price will go up, and if they do not then the ...
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How exactly does dealing in stock make me money?

Soon I will be coming into a bit of extra money. Rather than simply sticking it in a savings account I would like to make my money work for me and getting into stock seems to be a good way to do that. ...
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Are traders 100% responsible for a stock's price changes?

Of course, bad news would drive the traders to trade the stock at a lower price, but theoretically, if the traders didn't bother, can the stock price stay at the same value?
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Is it possible to trade CFD without leverage?

I'm new to trading. Based on what I read, trading CFD involves high risk because of leverage. Is it possible to trade CFD stocks without leverage (in Etoro for example)? If this is possible, then I ...
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Swap hedging a currency hedge

I want to open a short position for USD/JPY that I intend to leave alone for a while in order to currency hedge my investments. Last year, my US stocks appreciated quite a bit and I don't want to ...
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UK Online Stock Tradiing for Beginner and Small Amounts? [closed]

I'm interested in experimenting with buying and selling stocks and shares online. I would like to start following share performance and studying financial markets in stocks. I've been reading the ...
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Trading : how to deal with crashes (small or big)

i'm currently learning how to trade both manually and with EAs. I have questions : i'd like to know how to deal in the probability of a price crash like in 1987 (and many others): Is using a right ...
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Are dividends the only thing linking stocks to corporate performance?

People generally buy stock because they expect the price of the stock to rise. The main force that determines stock price is, as far as I can tell, the force of the market, i.e. supply and demand for ...
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Why Google Finance puts to two decimal places for the trading volumes?

Since we can't trade 0.5 stocks or 1/3 stocks, why the Google Finance would mark the volumes as 20,000.00 not just 20,000? Maybe a stupid question but I am just wondering why not just remove the 00 ...
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Planning to invest in stock, age 16

I've been planning to invest in stock to get started for the future, however, I'm concerned about taxes... if I was to get capital gains, and in a short time period reinvest it in another security, do ...
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What happens when a company stops trading? (pink sheets)

I've inherited many shares in a company traded on the pink sheets. Its market cap is lower than its assets. Many assets of its assets are quite boring (bonds). It does not carry debt. Because no ...
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When to use a stop limit order over a stop order

I understand that a stop limit order is basically a limit order when the market price reaches the stop price. But I am unable to figure out when to use this kind of an order? For example, if I own ...
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Preference shares vs. common shares and overall holding structure for a public company?

I am trying to understand the overall holding picture for a listed company — like, there can be preference shares, common shares (free float), etc. My questions are: It would be really great ...
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U.S. OTC Market Depth - Level 2?

Are there any paid websites, services or programs providing access to OTC Level 2 for private individuals? I need OTC Level 2 to work fast, without any delays. P.S. That is ONLY related to the shares ...
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ls there anything like an SEC / EDGAR where financial statements are filed for Qatari listed stocks?

I'd like to know if there is something like an SEC/EDGAR but for Qatar. Specifically I am looking to find a centralized location where all financial statements are filed for Qatari stocks (trading on ...
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What's the difference between Market Cap and NAV?

Here's my understanding: Market Captilisation is the market value of all of a company's shares. Then this sounds like the market value of a company's equity. NAV is Asset minus Liabilities. Wouldn't ...
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Will there always be somebody selling/buying in every stock?

When buying or selling stocks, the transactions seem to take place relatively quickly. I could almost assume that someone will buy my stocks when I sell and someone will sell me when I want to buy. ...
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Tracking down forgotten brokerage account

My friend worked at Home Depot for several years during the early 1980s and participated in the employee stock investment program with 5% of his paycheck. His employment there ended abruptly upon ...
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When an insider discloses a stock trade are they required to execute?

Insiders and executives for public companies are required to disclose in advance their intention to make stock transactions. Upon the expiration of the waiting period are they required to execute the ...
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Does the payout change the value of the firm? [closed]

Why Payout Policy may increase/reduce value? Thank you for your help.
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Total gain of portfolio including sold stocks?

I have a self-managed portfolio with a few stocks in it, which I keep at Scottrade and track with a program called StockMarketEye. I've used a few other portfolio trackers as well, and they all seem ...