This tag is to be used for any questions related to Stocks. Ideally they should be accompanied by a country tag if relevant. It is discouraged to ask question about a specific stock. However an example can be used to illustrate a point.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
0answers
11 views

Capital Gain or Loss Calculation for Mergers & Acquisitions (Canada)

I have a question about calculating capital gains/losses for mergers and acquisitions in which fractional shares and cash are provided as part of the transaction. What part should be listed as capital ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Is it possible to allocate pre-tax money to a specific stock?

Are there any programs that let me put pre-tax money into an account where I can allocate money into stocks instead of funds?
1
vote
3answers
82 views

What is the difference between a scrip dividend and a stock split?

Definitions of both scrip dividend and share split gives the same meaning. What is the difference between a scrip dividend and share splits?
4
votes
1answer
64 views

Should I sell stock in my US bank account before abandoning US tax resident status?

I am citizen from one of the EU countries who has been living in the US on H1B visa for few years. Now I am considering to move back to my home country in EU. I have some shares in my US bank account ...
-1
votes
3answers
137 views

Does investing more money into stocks increase chances of profit?

Assume someone wanted to invest in stocks for the sole purpose of profiting as soon as possible. Given the risky nature of stocks, would investing bigger amounts of money increase the chances of more ...
0
votes
2answers
61 views

Could someone place an independent film on the stock market?

Just curious. I'm not sure exactly how the stock market works so i was wondering if people could invest in a filming project by buying shares which would payoff if the film succeeds.
0
votes
2answers
170 views

Why don't companies underestimate their earnings to make quarterly reports look better?

We have a TV on financial news in the office, and I always see reports of companies meeting their earnings estimates or failing to meet them. Even if a company misses the estimate by a very small ...
7
votes
1answer
904 views

What does Dividend 165% mean in stock market?

I am from India and new to share market. When I was doing some research to find which share to buy, I found one share(of Punjab National Bank) listed with 165% dividend percentage. The same percentage ...
3
votes
2answers
195 views

Stock stopped trading, what does this mean?

In December I bought ~30 shares of VOLVY (https://www.google.com/finance?cid=608656). On January 7th it looks like all trading stopped and my broker (TradeKing) says that this is now a worthless ...
3
votes
3answers
105 views

question about short selling stocks

I'm trying to wrap my head around short selling. Online the explanations i found talk about borrowing a stock from your broker, selling it at a high price then waiting for the stock to drop in price ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

See list of stock trades for day [closed]

Is there is a place where I can see all trades for certain ticker for a given date? I am pretty sure I have seen something like this, but I can't find it. It was even showing the names of the people ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Why do stocks split?

What is the purpose of a company splitting? E.g I have stocks worth 2.00 per share, and next day I find out that I have gain 800% in my account before the market opens.
0
votes
1answer
59 views

How to check stock prices online?

I do not know anything about stock market. However, I got interested in it and I want to know about it. I want to know how I can check the prices and to know the companies which sell their stock ...
4
votes
1answer
77 views

Upcoming company merger with company I have stock in, help me interpret what is happening

A company I have stock in just entered a merger agreement with another company. I received a letter today detailing what will happen to the stock I have in the company, but I don't understand what it ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

Can I buy Nintendo stocks (or any stock not traded in US) while residing in US?

I live and work in US and definitely have extremely limited experience with stock exchange. I would like to buy Nintendo stocks but it seems that they are not traded in the US markets and thus it ...
0
votes
2answers
68 views

What is the term for the quantity (high price minus low price) for a stock?

I believe my professor called this variant price, but I am not certain. Is there a standard term?
0
votes
1answer
41 views

When I calculate “internal rate of return (IRR)”, should I include cash balance?

When investing in the stock market, some methods need a cash balance in the broker's account. For example, a new investor has $20,000 to invest. She buys stock worth $10,000. The remaining $10,000 is ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Who are the real big share holders of $AMDA?

Amedica is a listed company on NASDAQ. According to Google Finance, it's currently valued at 19.05M. And the Inst. own is 16%. According to the latest file they submitted to SEC, the executive team ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Mutual fund capital gain on my 1099-DIV : no cost basis?

I am in the USA. I have some mutual fund shares that I bought directly from a mutual fund company many years ago spread out over 20+ purchases at different prices. Last year the fund apparently gave ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

How much accounting knowledge is needed to read financial statements of publicly traded companies?

"You have to understand accounting and you have to understand the nuances of accounting. It's the language of business and it's an imperfect language, but unless you are willing to put in the ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

What causes discontinuities with stock prices

example graph showing day to day discontinuities With reference to the figure in the link above, why is it that the price at which the stock closed at on monday not equal to the open price on ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

Can two or more people own 1 stock in the US?

How does joint stock ownership work in the US? Can multiple people own one stock? Can someone link me to legislation about this?
0
votes
0answers
13 views
6
votes
1answer
207 views

Bed and Breakfast, Same Day Capital Gains UK

1) What exactly is 'same day` rule, there is much talk about it all over the internet but no one seems to be able to explain what it actually is or how it works. Does it mean If I purchased shares in ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Stock symbol list for German Xetra stocks on Google Finance or Yahoo Finance

I would like to have a list of the stock symbols of companies listed on Germany's Xetra exchange that can be used on Google Finance or Yahoo Finance. Where can one download this list?
3
votes
2answers
70 views

Why is RSU tax basis based on remaining shares after shares are witheld?

I'm trying to un-confuse myself about something I seem to have wrong based on my reading (This site, btw, seems to be a good resource.) If I vest 100 shares and the price was $20 that day, I will ...
0
votes
2answers
56 views

When you transfer stock from one broker to another, is cost basis sent to the new broker?

When you transfer stock from one broker to another, is cost basis sent to the new broker? Here is my case: I want to transfer some vested shares from Schwab EAC to plain old Schwab. Schwab EAC is ...
2
votes
1answer
25 views

Generic Private Stock Purchase Agreement - Establishing Basis With IRS

I worked with another guy on a startup in 2015 for about a month. I am no longer at the startup but I agreed to fork over my intellectual property developed during that time in exchange for 10,000 ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Diversify or keep current stock to increase capital gains

Assuming the following: I receive a stock grant with a value of $10,000 My current taxable income bracket is 25% My capital gains tax bracket is 15% Comparing the following: Scenario 1: I sell ...
2
votes
4answers
165 views

If I believe a stock is going to fall, what options do I have to invest on this?

What financial instruments are there that are profitable when an underlying assets falls? Are they available for IPOs? Are they available for foreign stocks?
20
votes
6answers
3k views

Can a shareholder be liable in case of bankruptcy of one of the companies he invested in?

I know it's a silly question before I ask but let's ask it anyway: Let's say that X buys 10 shares of a public company Y in the stock market. Let's also assume that Y, at some point, goes bust while ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Documents required to trade stocks

I recently decided I would get into trading stocks and wanted to set up an Etrade account to start. When making a brokerage account, they asked for these documents from me: Valid (non-expired) ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Initial investment in sole proprietorship

I've sole proprietorship business in Ontario. So far I've been doing web site and custom software development. Then I open up an account for stock trading under same business name. And put some ...
0
votes
2answers
54 views

Are Speculative Shares safe?

I am a beginner investor. I have seen some speculative shares where I saw a potential of profit earning. But I am scared of the risk. So I want to ask if I need to be aware of something while trading ...
4
votes
2answers
79 views

Brokerage account for charity

I wanted to mess around with this app called Robbinhood that lets you trade commission free. I decided to demo it for a year before I put any substantial amounts in it. I put $100 in the account in ...
0
votes
2answers
102 views

Wash sale rule impact on different scenarios between different types of accounts

When wash sale rule kicks in, then the capital loss is simply postponed by increasing cost basis to the later transaction where you again purchased similar replacement stock either 30 days before ...
2
votes
1answer
88 views

Best book to learn about stock market and investing for an absolute beginner? [closed]

I'm looking for a book to read that will teach me about the stock market and investing (how to determine the health of a company and its stock, etc.)... starting from the bare basics. To give you an ...
11
votes
2answers
1k views

Does a disciplined stock investor stick with their original sell strategy, or stay in and make more?

I purchased 20 shares of tesla Feb 10th or 11th at $146.63 a share. I had a strong indication that the stock price over corrected with the downturn in the market and also the quarterly reports. I also ...
0
votes
2answers
51 views

How is it possible to go short using both sell stop-loss and stop-limit?

I want to buy shares in a company with a stipulation that the shares should be sold at an upper limit and at a lower limit (below original buy price). I.e. A stop-loss sell order in conjunction with a ...
5
votes
1answer
59 views

How will the after market affect the open of the market tomorrow?

So I bought Aeropostale stock(ARO) about a month ago for 20cents/share. It had a huge jump over the past month and closed today at 47cents/share. However, they released the fourth quarter earnings per ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Google Finance Cash Flow Statement

I currently use Google Finance to do most of my stock screening and analysis. However I have recently started learning about cash flow statements and how to analyze them. The screenshot below shows a ...
-1
votes
1answer
190 views

Basic Algorithmic Trading Strategy

I was searching the web for basic algorithmic trading concepts and came across the following article. ...
5
votes
1answer
109 views

Wealthfront tax loss harvesting + Vanguard target date?

I'm thinking of turning on Wealthfront's tax loss harvesting, but want to avoid any "wash sales". The only securities I have outside Wealthfront are Vanguard target date funds in some companies' 401k ...
1
vote
0answers
58 views

“Breakeven” point for taxation on short vs long-term stock investments?

Assume that Joe is in the 28% tax bracket. Sale of long-term (greater than 1 year) holdings is therefore federally taxed for Joe at 15%. Joe can either buy and hold for one year (or more) to ...
3
votes
1answer
58 views

Advice on how to minimize taxes when selling US stock

I live in Canada and own US stock, I have filled W8 form and it says that the account is W8 Ben certified. I sold already some shares and was surprised that I paid 15% taxes on total amount? I thought ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Sale after accepting an exchange offer - is this a short sale?

Let's say I own a stock for which there is an exchnage offer going on and I decide to accept the offer. In line with the terms of the offer, I will have to deliver the shares in a couple of weeks ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Is there strategy to qualify stock options with near expiry date for long term capital gain tax?

I am trading stock options. Typically I hold them for few weeks; sell them and wait for the next opportunity to trade them again. However, now I have been wondering - is it possible somehow to ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Where can I find historical P/E ratios for international stock indexes? [duplicate]

I want to use historical P/E ratios to determine when to invest in stock index funds. But it's proving difficult to find these. The indexes I'm following are: Dow J FTSE100 DAX N225 HSI Where can i ...
1
vote
1answer
22 views

Accounting Entry for Selling a Covered Call

I recently started looking at trading options and started with the time honored tradition of selling a covered call. What I don't understand now is what my trading platform (TD Ameritrade) balances ...
4
votes
1answer
82 views

One Share Stock Reverse Split

What would happen if I hypothetically had one share of a stock that is undergoing a reverse stock split? This would be an odd predicament but I just read about someone in this situation and can't ...