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Why do stock prices not surge during the holidays?

My six-year-old (!) son asked me this question and I didn't have an answer, so I told him I'd get back to him. He asked why people don't buy a large number of shares of a company before the holiday ...
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In what ways can a public company ask for money?

I'm just curious, what are the ways that a publicly traded company can ask for more money? Do they just sell shares of their company stock they own themselves, or do they issue more bonds? Are there ...
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What type of low-cost stock index exchange-traded fund (ETF) would give the best long-term total return?

What type of low-cost stock index exchange-traded fund (ETF) would give the best long-term total return, based on historical stock market data? Would it be a narrow blue chip stock index or a broader ...
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Partner buy-out

I am in the process of buying out my partner, for a few reasons that are legitimate. To start let me say we are in an oil related buisness. The problem is he invested 140,000 for 45% a year and half ...
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Why do volatility stocks/ETFs (TVIX, VXX, UVXY) trend down in the long-term?

I've noticed that stocks/ETFs that measure volatility (TVIX, VXX, UVXY, XVZ) are all trending down massively (eg VXX going from $7000/share on 3/09 and on 6/16 it is around $16/share) in the long-term ...
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Entry point level for buying stocks [closed]

With the Brexit in full force this Friday, many US indexes fell anywhere from 3-5%. Is Monday a good entry point for a buyer's mind or will the bull continue for the next few weeks?
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Taxes on foreign and local dividends held in a TFSA

As far as I read in many articles, all earnings (capital gains and dividends) from Canadian stocks will be always tax-free. Right? In contrast, holding U.S. or any foreign stock that yields dividends ...
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Tax implications of holding EWU (or other such UK ETFs) as a US citizen?

What with the Brexit completely murdering UK stocks right now, and having taken to heart the motto "buy when there's blood in the streets", I was thinking of investing some money in the UK, via ETF. ...
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selling apple stock limit order

Last night around midnight I saw the Brexit voted leave so I went to sell my Apple shares. I put a limit at 96.00. It ended yesterday closing at 96.10. Will my limit order be executed? I am confused ...
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Alert when stock price is met below or above set price [closed]

I'm looking for a way to get alert (Email and SMS) when a particular stock's price move below or above certain price point. Earlier I have used mystockalarm.com free service. But it allows only 5 ...
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Are stocks always able to be bought and sold at market price?

I have a lot of experience with the Bitcoin industry, but little experience with the Stock Market. In the bitcoin industry, when you want to buy/sell, you have to put out a market order on whatever ...
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Stocks taxed just for selling, or just when withdrawing?

I'm humbled by the fact I couldn't find a direct answer to this anywhere so if one exists already just let me know and I'll del this one. My question is, say you have an Ameritrade (or similiar) ...
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Why weight a portfolio by market cap when equal weighting has higher ROI?

I've been researching how to structure my different funds, and almost everywhere I look I see people buying funds based on market cap. e.g. investing 70% in a large-cap ETF like Vanguard's $VV, 20% in ...
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How to explain quick price changes early in the morning

I don't have much experience trading and wonder why there was a large change just when the market opened. I daytraded my portfolio and started only recently. As expected, in the morning when the ...
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Why would the price of a stock remain steady after a private placement announcement?

I'm a novice investor and ran across something that I don't understand. I own shares of Aureus and recently found this notice; On June 15, 2016, Aureus announced a private placement (the "Private ...
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How are the best way to make and save money at 22 years old

I am currently 22 years old, I work as an insurance biller and make about 800-900 dollars every two weeks cash. I have no expenses because I still live with my parents but I'm trying to branch out on ...
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Investing in the stock market during periods of high inflation

In the past, annual inflation has gone above 7%, which is the canonical average annual rate of return for stocks. When inflation reaches that point again, would be it still be worth investing stocks ...
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Why do people buy stocks at higher price in merger?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-to-acquire-linkedin-in-deal-valued-at-26-2-billion-1465821523 Microsoft give 50% premium. Why?
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How much do large sell orders affect stock price?

If someone makes an unlimited sell order for all their shares in a large cap company on the open market, how much do they have to sell before it affects the stock price? In general, how does a large ...
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How to get information about historical stock option prices for a defunct company?

It has previously been asked how to get historical stock prices for a defunct company: How to find historical stock price for a de-listed or defunct company? I would like to know how to get ...
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Solicitation of a Security

Question on solicitation of securities for a mother & son in a joint account. All activity historically had been done through mother, and then when son became older the responsibility was through ...
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When does the clock start for capital gains treatment on an angel investment?

I made an investment in a startup company last year. I sent the wire transfer on August 4. I have a legal document from the company entitling me to X number of shares on September 1, but my shares ...
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What are the scenarios if mining company around 4c decides to halt stock trading due to capital raising?

Also have to say that before that trading halt announcement the stock got +40% gain, anyway, does it usually mean that things are going forward and so the share price will climb higher or the price ...
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What is the purpose of a letter stock

What is the purpose of a letter stock more than protect a resale of the stock? Is it related to mutual funds in any way? How can an investor have access to these stocks if are not traded publicly? ...
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Variation in international ETF pricing during non trading hours

I noticed that Prices of etfs that invest in international markets are fluctuating during US trading hours. How is that possible given that the international markets are closed during that time and ...
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How do I invest in the S&P 500?

If I want to invest $4000 in the S&P 500 stocks (which is diversified and non-risk), how do I do this?
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How much do big firms and investors affect the stock market?

I have been reading quite a lot on stocks and can't seem to figure out one thing. Let's say company A is doing very well and their stock is expected to triple in a year. How much of an influence ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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 ...