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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?
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Deal with stock PSEC

I bought PSEC 3000 shares one month ago. Recently I found some rumor about it. Today's the deadline - if you owned PSEC as of 11:59 yesterday then you have to send the IRS 10% of the value of ...
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Sell Stock using Limit

I'm starting out as a small time investor and had some fun buying 10 shares of a stock at $14.50 per share. Right now, the stock is at 16$ (up from it's $13.20 low that I bit to early on). The stock ...
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Does Technical Analysis work or is it just a pointless attempt to “time the market”?

I just ran into the concept of Technical Analysis and decided to go ahead and read a book about it. Before I start reading, I'm curious. Do most people use it successfully? Or is it just a waste of ...
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How long took a person to get the break even investing since 2000 in MSCI WORLD INDEX?

I read in another forum that a person who invest before the Dot-com bubble (2000) took 15 years to get the break-even. Basically only in 2014 or 2015 he starts to gain money. This seems wrong, but i ...
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American trade Hong Kong financial markets (specifically index options)

How can an American get access to the Hang Seng index and index options? This trades in Hong Kong, but really exposure to Hang Seng stocks and derivatives (and index options) in general would be good. ...
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How does a CFD work behind the scenes?

I'm curious as to how the Contracts For Difference (CFDs) work. I understand how they work for the consumer side - you enter into an agreement to pay/be paid the difference between the stock price at ...
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does one have to keep stock until the dividend payment date to get the dividend? (Record Date vs Payment Date) [duplicate]

For example: http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/atvi/dividend-history has a dividend record date 3/30/2015 and a payment date of 5/13/2015. When one sells the stock now, past record date, but before payment ...
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Choose online stock trading companies

I already had an IRA account in fidelity. I just checked their online trade fee, which is $7.95. Since I am mostly interested in the stock trading. The stock trade fee on Scottrade is $7.00 and $4.95 ...
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Just getting started and not sure where to go from here

TLDR; at bottom Hello and thank you ahead of time for any response. I'm 18 and trying to figure out where to go next. I already have an emergency fund (of sorts), no debt, and a few different ...
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Can stock market gains be better protected under an LLC arrangement?

As I understand it, if one has a business, profits can be reinvested to show zero net profits, so as to avoid tax. (I could be wrong about this, feel free to correct me.) I'm wondering if one can do ...
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historical data for analysing pensions

It is my contention that one of the benefits of a pension is that it provides a system for age-averaging. Imagine three people, each born five years apart (say 1960, 1965 and 1970). These three ...
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Time to receive foreign dividends (SET) to N. America

Is there an expected time to receive foreign dividends? It seems to take weeks or longer to receive dividends from stocks on the SET exchange. Granted they have to do a currency conversion and take ...
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What is vested stock and yearly dividends?

I am not a financial specialist but my company has offered me several stock options. Under this agreement, I will get 25,000 shares immediately, after 180 days I get an additional 50,000 vested, and ...
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Buy and sell stock at specific earnings

I have been invested in a telecom stock for the past year. I buy the stock at ~$5.00 and sell the stock at ~$5.15. I'm roughly on a bi-weekly rotation - sometimes shorter depending on how the ...
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Where can I get a list of all Stocks that were acquired or went bankrupt

I'm looking for a list of stocks from 2005 - present that were delisted from Nasdaq/NYSE due to being acquired/going bankrupt/going private/etc. Where can I get such data online (free or paid)?
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How does a stock price chart compare to a performance chart?

I'm new to stocks, and trying to determine the historic behaviour of a particular ETF. However, I find that the stock price chart viewable on my investing site and the stock performance listed in the ...
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How can retail stock and options traders find trades with a clear defined positive edge

A retail trader of equities and options may believe that his technical signals and fundamental analysis is superior and smarter than the other retail traders. Maybe for some it is true. For a lot of ...
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Historical Stock Price Quote on delisted stock without knowing stock symbol as of quote date

looking for historical stock closing price (as of 2/20/2006 or last trading date before) for Sierra Pacific Resources which later became NV Energy (NVE) and was purchased by a Berkshire Hathaway sub ...
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What is intrinsic value of stocks with diluted voting power?

Recent technological companies went to IPO with publicly traded stocks that have 1/10th of voting power of the privately held stocks. Facebook, Google, GoPro are examples of such companies. Usually ...
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Is investing in financial markets a gamble? [closed]

I read about the 90-90-90 rule aka 90% of the people lose 90% of the money in 90 days. I don't know anyone who actually made significant amount money by investing in stocks or other financial ...
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Is it a safe strategy to protect a high dividend stock with a collar?

I want to find a few high dividend paying stocks (~10% yield) for my tax sheltered portfolios. I also want the stock to be reasonably safe. I am looking at this list. Problem is, I don't know how to ...
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How do I manage my portfolio as stock evaluation criteria evolve?

Background: I'm a very small-time (eg. $100s), inexperienced trader. Currently, I'm buying and holding stocks that bear dividends. When I evaluate stocks, I look at certain criteria; these have a ...
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What does the -V indicate on MKC ticker

McCormick & Co. Inc. shows two symbols,on a Yahoo lookup. What's the difference?
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S&P500 historical P/E ratios by sector

I need to get the P/E ratios for the S&P500 by sectors, over a time period of 10 years. If you know how to get the key numbers for the S&P500 over the last 10 years, so that I could calculate ...
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How to systematically find sideways stocks?

Can someone help me? I would like to be able to analyse stocks based on their movement. Optically, by reading the charts, it is very easy to see if a chart is moving sideways. But how can I analyse ...
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How Is the Price of a Stock Determined?

From what I understand, the stock price is based on supply and demand. For example, if a stock that was priced at $0.01 was bought buy an investor who spent $5.00 (leaving him with 100 shares), it ...
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Why don't forced buy-ins of short sold stock happen much more frequently?

When you short sell a stock, you are borrowing the stock from a lender, and the lender always has a right to say that they need their shares back, which might result in a forced buy-in by your broker. ...
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When an investor makes money on a short, who loses the money?

Is it the securities lender? If so, do they discriminate on the stocks they are willing to lend, or will they lend any stock? It seems like the business of lending securities would be extremely ...
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What is the Average Yield on High-Grade Corporate Bonds as of Now?

I am looking to update the formula used by Benjamin Graham to calculate a stock's intrinsic value. His most recent formula can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Graham_formula. The ...
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What is the difference between owning shares in a company, having a percentage in a company, and owning convertible debt

I'm pretty new to investing. Some ways I've heard it's possible to invest in a small business are: owning shares in a company owning stock in a company holding a percentage in a company (does this ...
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NASDAQ real-time trades: How determine the BUYS from the SELLS?

On the NASDAQ website, showing real-time trades for individual stocks, how does one determine which are "buys" and which are "sells" with regards to any stock? Is there another website where this ...
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direct registration system vs brokerage firm

A year ago I bought 10 X stocks. Time flew by and I checked my stock account and I had received a whopping 10EUR in dividends. Sadly it all was eaten by account management costs, which is about 24EUR ...
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How to deal with IRS response of no action to 83(b) election?

Pursuant to advice on forming a small company that issues restricted stock such as described here. I filed an 83(b) election with the IRS last fall via certified mail return receipt and for which I ...
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What is a 10 Year Treasury Note and How Can it be Used to Calculate the Intrinsic Value of a Stock?

I am a Canadian, and I am trying to use an "intrinsic stock value calculator" (found here: ...
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Does the growth rate of SPY published by morningstar include the dividend yield

According to morningstar the growth rate for SPY in 2014 was 13.46%. Does this include the dividend yield of SPY ~1.87% or do we need to add this number to the 13.46?
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Selling stock for mortgage downpayment

I'm planning to buy a house, and the downpayment would come from the funds I'd get from selling some stock. Can I apply for the mortgage pre-approval and show the bank my stocks instead of cash? Or ...
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Received Stock options as UK Employee, however exercised the stock as a Canadian Employee. What is my tax liability?

I work for a global company. As a UK resident, my company awarded me stock options & Restricted stock. The stocks is traded on the NYSE. I exercised the stock in Canada. I transferred to the ...
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Income tax laibility in India for Stock traded in USA as a resident Indian

I lived in US for more than 9 yrs on H1B visa and was maintaining US stock portfolio and was filing taxes in US as 1099 for stocks plus my salary as 1040. Now I am planning to return to India but ...
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How to incorporate dividends while calculating annual return of a Stock

When we say that the average annualized return of a stock XYZ over the last 5 yrs is 7%, how do we factor in dividends? For example, let us say, if XYZ was at 100$, and at the end of year 1, it was ...
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Thrift Saving Plan (TSP) Share Price Charts

I'm looking for a good resource for TSP share price charts/visualizations. Something similar to Google Finance's charts. Any ideas?
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Starting with Stocks or Forex?

I'm interested in both of the above, and had been reading about them for the past year and so. Now I'm finally going to invest money in stocks. But it's been brought to my attention that I there are ...
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What are the real risks in “bio-technology” companies?

Biotechnology companies are often in the top 10 of the most lucrative businesses in a market. For example on Friday 13th march, the company I am interested in was among the best performers of the day ...
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How do I find out the Earnings Per Share of a Coca Cola Co Share?

I am trying to figure out the P/E ratio, mainly. But first I need to figure out the EPS (earnings per share). I have read that to calculate price/earnings ratios you must find its earnings of last ...
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Selling a portion of stock shares where the funds have settled

Let's say I have 10000 shares of company ABC. 5000 of them I just purchased today, but 5000 were purchased days ago and the settlement date is today. Is it possible to sell those 5000 shares, in ...