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Trading stocks on a short term basis using beginner level tools [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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 Ratio and how, when it's 1 or lower, it can mean that the company is undervalued, and thus a good investment (I know it's not a hard rule, just ...
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What would be the best option for investment? [on hold]

I'mm looking at doing some investment. I thought about stocks and markets.. are there any tips you could share with me? I did think about land/property but it's currently out of my reach as I ...
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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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Why did the inverse correlation of stocks and commodities stopped working in 2008? [migrated]

Usually, the commodities asset class is considered being inversely correlated with other asset classes, due to its nature of an input for manufacturing (if the prices of commodities go down, the ...
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Platform for testing trading strategies [on hold]

I have been using eTrade for a number of years now for banking/investing. But I am wondering if there are better tools for testing trading strategies. I would like something that allows access to ...
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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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Question regarding call-put parity

I had to make the following question: A call option on a non-dividend paying stock, that currently trades at $60. X = $ 65. The risk-free interest rate is 2% per year (annually compounded). ...
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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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Is my diversified investment strategy wise?

I maintain asset allocation of 10% cash, 70% equity (Domestic and International), and 20% bonds (mixed Domestic and International). I maintain only Morningstar 5-star mutual funds for all equity and ...
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Who decides the share price on daily basis? [duplicate]

Suppose 5 day ago I bought 10 share of MyCOM.Inc at rate of 50$ per share and today its price is 55$ per share. How does it increased? Who decided to raise the price of a share? I understand when ...
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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 ...
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Stock trading after a crash

Let's say that I bought 500 shares of company ABC while the stock was doing well, and paid $10 per share for a total of $5,000. Then over the next year (while I was overseas, let's say) the company ...
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How to calculate how much a large stock position is really worth?

Let's say, completely hypothetically, that I own 1,000,000 shares in Company X, and their share price is exactly $10.00. Theoretically, this is worth $10 million, but obviously if I wanted to ...
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what % of intl should be in China equity mutual funds right now? [closed]

Mutual funds investing in China equity seem to be the strongest growing Intl equity mutual funds. What percentage of my international equity mutual funds should I move to China equity mutual funds ?
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Calculating cash per share of a stock

When doing the calculation, are cash equivalents, like marketable securities, considered as cash? Edit: From Investopedia A company's total cash divided by its shares outstanding. Cash per share ...
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Relative Strength Index: Yahoo vs Google Finance

I'm looking at the RSI for AAPL and noticed an approximate 20 point difference between Google's and Yahoo's RSI. Are they using two slightly different versions of RSI? Or is there some sort of time ...
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Day trading in USA from Australia

I am an Indian citizen living in the USA for the past 4 years on work visa. I do trading occasionally (not day trading though), and as should be clear, I do have a SSN and Bank Account. However, I ...
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Can I avoid capital gains taxes on a stock

So here is my dilemma. I have a really bad stock in the portfolio. To make it simple I'll say it's down $1000. I want to sell it and never buy it back. No wash rule applies here. However, I have a ...
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In 2015, why has the price of natural gas been plummeting?

I'm looking at buying stocks and noticed that the price of natural gas is almost at an all time low. In particular I'm looking at a stock called UGAZ (3x leverage) This seems like a good buying ...
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Why do stocks go up? Is it due to companies performing well, or what else? [duplicate]

I searched for this question but I didn't get any convincing answer. What everyone says is that if a company does well (I assume this means the company has good returns on its projects) then people ...
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Market Cap lower than Shares Outstanding x Share Price?

Why would the market cap for a company be lower than its shares outstanding x share price? Example: Meggitt trades at 544 a share with shares outstanding of 801,960,000. Their market cap is 4.37 ...
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Are there any caveats to withdrawing funds from brokerage?

I have recently opened a brokerage account and want to deposit some funds. Before I begin investing, I am curious if there are any caveats to withdrawing my money in the future. I am a US citizen ...
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Is there a kind of financial advisor for stock investors? How to find a good one?

I've been at a company for a few years and have some restricted stock units (RSUs) that have vested. I'm on E*Trade and know a little about stocks, but I'm no expert. Is there a financial advisor of ...
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What to Look for When Calculating the Intrinsic Value of a Business?

I am practicing value investing, but I am not quite sure where to begin. I have heard of Benjamin Graham's IV formula, which is: (TTM EPS * (8.5 (2x[7-10 year growth]) * 4.4)) = IV Is there any ...
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Why is day trading considered riskier than long-term trading?

I have read all of these disclaimers about day trading emphasizing how experienced and cautious you have to be. But I don't see how it's any different than buying a stock at a low price and holding on ...
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What happens if stock purchased on margin plummets below what I have in the brokerage?

Lets say I have $5k in my brokerage account and I buy a 100 shares of $50 stock on a 4:1 margin. So I put up $1,250 leaving $3750 in the brokerage. 5 minutes later the stock plunges to $4/share and I ...
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Why stock in nasdaq below 1 dollar still exists?

I hear that a stock in Nasdaq will be forced to be delisted if its price keeps being below 1 usd for a certain period of time. But why there are still so many below one dollar stocks in the market?
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What do Earnings Per Share tell potential shareholders?

I am new to shares and the stock market, and I was just wondering, when considering which companies to buy into, why should I consider the EPS as a factor of whether or not I should buy in?
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Ray Dalio - All Weather Portfolio

I am in a difficult situation right now where I need some expert advice. I recently finished reading Tony Robbin's Money Master the Game book and he talks about Ray Dalio All Weather Portfolio ...
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Investing in income stocks for dividends - worth it?

I currently have a 401k that I'm maxing out for this year ($18,000) and a Roth IRA that I'm maxing out ($5,500). I'm a bit behind on investments, but because of my income I think that I can play a bit ...
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Can a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) and share purchase plan (SPP) be used with a TFSA?

Can I put Sun Life (SLF) shares into a dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP) and share purchase plan (SPP) plan, and then put into a TFSA investment account for a family member, 5 to 10 year term?
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Indian Demat account

I just converted my savings account to NRO and created a new NRE account. Now the bank is asking me to convert my demat to NRO demat where I need to close my exising demat account and open a new NRO ...
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401K or Indian CD

I am debating on contributing to 401k(which is being invested fully) va putting a sum (say $10k) in Indian CD. I am assuming investment in stocks would return about 6-8% where as Indian CD would ...
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Stock Closing Price Manipulation

Imagine Company X' stock price is $400/share. Can two individuals (owning shares of this company) conspire against it by selling/buying their shares at $1 by the end of the day so that the "closing ...
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Buy a Canadian stock with US equivelant

Does NMX.V trade in tandem with with it's US equities counterpart ticker NMKEF?