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Why CFD works? No stocks involved? [duplicate]

I don't understand CFD. I know sth about the leverage. Also that you can make money on the stock price fall - you sell before fall and then buy the same number of stocks to "resupply" the broker. But ...
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What phased out tax benefits should I be aware of (aka how much stock should I sell)?

I am married filing jointly in CA. I own a chunk of stock (~300k on a basis of 7k) in a company I formerly worked for that has recently IPOd. I'd like to diversify my holdings in a tax-smart manner. ...
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Can expenses for attending stockholders meetings be deducted in U.S. income taxes?

I have a few different common stocks holdings from which I receive quarterly dividends. In addition I receive an annual notice of a stockholders meeting and of course the voting proxy. I have often ...
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When a stock deal is made in an exchange, which price is used? [duplicate]

I know little about stock exchanges, and I'm curious about a scenario I just thought about, so if I'm missing something obvious, please let me know. If I understand correctly, a stock exchange is a ...
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Can There Be Partial Trade Fill Percentage?

I am a 20 year old investor, so far my trading account is quite small (~10k) so I haven't made many large trades, most have been worth a couple thousand dollars. I noticed in my broker (TD Web ...
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How to buy stocks online while living in Cyprus EU? [on hold]

Would like to buy stocks online, I live in Cyprus EUropean Union. I found several 'international brokers' such as 500plus.com / tradeking.com but they dont convince me they are broker agents, I ...
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Stock goes bankrupt - what is CODI and should I worry about it?

I am a total newbie at investing and last year I purchased some stock of BBEP directly without any broker using the Robinhood app. Now BBEP has filed for bankruptcy and I see many people mentioning ...
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Automatically getting real-time stock data [closed]

How and where can I get the real-time stock data? Here are my requirement specs: real-time stock quotes and related data, such as the bid/ask, volumes... like all those data on the Yahoo finance ...
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How can I buy shares of oil? I'm told it's done through ETFs. How's that related to oil prices per barrel?

I'm new to investing in the stock market. I'm completely confused about how I can invest in oil. There's no ticker on the stock market as such. I've read online that I can invest in ETFs or ETN. Is ...
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Can a company stop paying dividends?

I know that Apple, for example, began paying dividends in 2012. Can a company do the opposite, namely stop paying dividends suddenly?
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How can I find out what is the total US markets dividend payout of all companies in 2015?

I'm writing a paper and couldn't find a good source for what is the total dividend payout of all companies in the US markets in 2015. Where can I find numbers for this?
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Setup Iron Condor for 1st time [closed]

I setup an iron condor in options house for the first time here were the instructions i was given HD Iron Condor (earnings) - May16 (weekly) 127/130/142/145 credit = $.58, target is 50% or .29 When I ...
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Possibility to buy index funds and individual funds in a Canadian TFSA

Looking at the online info of my Bank I saw that the eligible investments that I can do in a TFSA is mutual funds, GICs and saving deposits. Is there a way to buy individual stocks like Apple, Google ...
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Best way to day trade with under $25,000

I recently learned that the pattern day trader rule will keep me from day trading stocks because I have less than $25,000. I found out it only applies to margin accounts so I figured I'd be fine just ...
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Which country does Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) represent?

Deutsche Bank has branches worldwide. Does the NYSE:DB stock represent the performance of the American or the global Deutsche Bank?
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Non-Resident Alien, Selling Stocks

I am a Non-resident Alien living in US since Oct 2015. I was living in India and in 2015, I bought some stocks which I intend to sell by July-Aug 2016. I have been paying US Tax returns for 2015 and I ...
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BATS Chi-X Europe shares

I'm having trouble finding share values for this company. Can anyone tell me what is the value of a Class A BATS Chi-X Europe share today, 12 May 2016, or if not direct me to the appropriate website. ...
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stock for a particular brand

Let's say that I'm convinced that "Windows Phone" will grow more popular than "iPhone"/"iOS". I would like to invest my money in this. The stock market is overwhelming for me. I don't understand how ...
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how can a US citizen buy foreign stocks?

my question is 2-fold: can an online broker will let a US citizen buy stocks on the paris exchange? are there any pitfalls to buying foreign stocks in the us? (e.g. tax consequences here or in ...
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Starting with $500 [duplicate]

I have $500-600 and I have lots of money in case this goes bad. I am completely fine losing all that money and I am prepared. I want to be active and buy and sell daily. I have all the time in the ...
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How should I begin investing real money as a student?

(Skip to the 3rd paragraph for the basics.) Alright, so for starters, I'm in high school. I'm 17 and have two jobs: one is for fun, basically, and the other is a job that I can live off of. I go to ...
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How can I cash in a small number of delisted US shares? TLAB

How can I find a buyer for old Tellabs shares? This US stock is now delisted. According to http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/tellabs-acquired-marlin-equity-partners-891m/2013-10-21 the company was ...
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Pattern Day Trade Rule

I'm new to trading and to play around with I will open a small account with $1,500. The problem with this that I want to be a quite active trader,so I can make more profit from this small amount. But ...
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NYSE exchange company selling stock to raise funding

When a DOW company offers a large number of stock for sale to raise funding for growth projects does price of existing shares general go up or down
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RSU Tax Implications of 83(b) Election

I am granted a certain amount of RSU's every year, this year being the first. They vest at 25% after one year, and then 1/16th of grant every one month period after that. My question is to tax ...
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Which first time Stocks and Shares ISA for UK, frequent trader UK markets? [closed]

I want to open a stocks and shares ISA. At present I have a sharedealing account with X-O (www.x-o.co.uk) and I’ve been making 1 or 2 deals per month. I’m approaching this as a long game and sticking ...
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Will a small investment in a company net a worthwhile gain?

If I invest 4-5 shares in a company valued at around 20 dollars each share would I see a profit in my investment or is that too small of an investment to see a gain and therefore a waste of time?
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How do day traders profit with such high tax rates?

I know for holding stocks on the long term, more than a year, there is a lower tax rate. How do day traders profit with tax rates around 30% or higher? Are the profits still worth it with such high ...
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When short selling a dividend stock, what is the earliest date to cover and break even

Let's assume the ex-dividend date is 5/5/2016. 1) What is the latest date that I can cover before I'm on the hook for the dividend to begin with? 2) If I'm already on the hook for the dividend, ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...