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When after a companys IPO date can I purchase shares?

There recently was an IPO, and when I tried to buy shares that day Scottrade prompted me with: Error: Unable to enter the order because the symbol entered is not a Listed or Nasdaq National ...
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what other index fund captures the wilshire 5000

what other index fund captures the wilshire 5000 that isn't above $10,000. in other words, i'm looking for Wilshire 5000, but having points similar to SPY. I just don't have the physical cash of ...
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Could capital gains from a stock sale impact my IRA eligibility?

If my annual income plus profits from the sale of a stock is greater than the annual ceiling for being able to contribute to an IRA, am I ineligible to contribute to an IRA? In other words, are ...
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Gifted money invested without tax?

If I gift $10k to my parents (parents are indian citizens, so am I) in India, and they use it to invest. Will that investment be taxed in USA? Taxed in india if kept long term? Is this a tax loop-hole ...
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I need to find a modern app/company that does Forex/stocks and low fees? [on hold]

I currently use interactive brokers because they 1) have the lowest commission around and 2) allow me to trade forex. However - on the technology side they are stuck in 1998. It is really ...
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Calculating return on a series of stock positions with multiple uneven transactions

How can I calculate the return on a series of stock positions with multiple uneven transactions that I can compare to the equivalent buy and hold return over the same period? Random Example: Starting ...
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Risks associated with investing in dividend paying stocks for short term income. Alternatives?

I will be leaving my place of employment in the near future to run and grow my small business full-time. After assessing my expenses I'm expecting to be in the red $300-$400 a month for the next 1-2 ...
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How can I see former major share holders of a company?

I'm attempting to research share holders of companies in the present and in the past. I've been able to find specific names on Yahoo that are current, for example: ...
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UK online broker with leverage? [on hold]

I can't seem to find uk online brokers who allow to trade stocks with leverage, without using a spread betting or CFD account. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
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Price to profit ratio to percentage of growth rate [on hold]

Price to profit ratio to percentage of growth rate can be calculated by dividing P/E Ratio on percentage of growth rate for the past year or a quarter. It has I long name like my Arabic name but do ...
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Standard Deviation

If I want to calculate the standard deviation of a share, is it best to compare it with the mean, or just calculate it itself, and what is the difference will it make?
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Shareholders Equity

In order to calculate the shareholders equity to know how much is the Book value of a share, do we calculate the difference between the current assets and liabilities, or we should include the ...
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Historical share price at exact day and time

How do I look up the exact price of a stock at a certain minute in history? For example, I am trying to find out the price of Facebook shares on the 18th of May 2012 at 11:34 Eastern time and on ...
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Kroger shares from stock split market value does not move with the market

I panicked and sold Kroger shares before a stock split. There are now Kroger shares in my account with a market value that does not seem to move with the market. Can someone help me understand this?
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total of all dividend payments for a particular company

According to http://www.dividend.com/dividend-stocks/financial/asset-management/pfg-principal-financial-group/ on June 26, 2015, PFG paid out $0.38 per share. According to ...
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Passive income for International student

After working 3 jobs and taking advantage of scholarships, I am seeking advice for earning passive income with F1-visa. It's amazing to be able 'buy' time to spent with the family!! I am very ...
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Is there any algorithm to calculate highest possible return on stock market?

Is there any algorithm to calculate highest possible return on a stock market? I don't mean the algorithm which trades without mistakes - it's nearly impossible. What I'm searching for is a formula to ...
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what is this type of stock trade?

Is there a type of order or stock trade that can be set such that I want to sell beyond certain cut off limit but continue to hold the stock if the price is increasing until a percentage of drop is ...
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U.S. stock sales- tax on sale for NR Canadian

I am a Non-resident Canadian living in Thailand on a Retirement Visa and my non-residency status dates back to 2013. I have no income except for CPP,. OAS, and a company pension all of which total ...
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What happens to my restricted stock in the eBay & PayPal spin-off?

Currently I hold vested restricted stock units in eBay. According to the media, after the spin-off, eBay shareholders will receive a PayPal stock for each eBay stock they own. Does this applies to ...
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What are the tax benefits of dividends vs selling stock

When people need to live off there investments they often say to go for funds that pay high dividends, but I'm having trouble understanding what the difference between getting dividends, and selling a ...
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Dividends paid on stocks bought on Bursa Malaysia

Are dividends paid on stocks bought on Bursa, Malaysia taxable?
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How can I compare the performance of a high dividend funds with other funds and or an index

I've been trying to do some investment due diligence. I'm looking at funds for a family member that needs some dividend income. Some of the high dividend funds that were recommended to me seem to have ...
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Learning investing and the stock market

I'm really determined to learn about the stock market, as well as the techniques and terms used in trading and investing. The problem is that there's no one to point me in the right direction, even ...
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Would I lose my vested RSU shares if I left the company?

I had some RSU shares vest back in February. About a week later the stock fell so I never sold them. I'm considering a new place of employment, and wondering if I would lose these vested shares if I ...
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Where can I find information on a stock's daily buy/sell block distribution?

For example: If a stock trades 100K shares in a given day then I want to be able to clearly see the distribution of those trades in terms of blocks. If there were 10 10K-share blocks sold during the ...
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How can I identify a likely bull trap?

Ok, so I've been learning a lot about bear traps recently and think I've got it. Based on creating a lead in trendline and a sell line to match, and on the cues in the swings, I'm saying this is a ...
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historical stock data starting from 1900

Is there a source for very old historical stock data, starting from the 1900's? I am interested in this information for the purposes of personal historical research. Gabe
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Company wants to sell all of its assets, worth more than share price?

A company is trading at $5 per share, they are a manufacturing company and their land is very valuable. They want to sell out their factories and their land involved, so it looks like they will have ...
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Stock Options for a company bought out in cash and stock

I have 3 options in August for the $195 call strike. The company was just bought out for $230 dollars which was $125 cash and the rest in stock. What is my option worth since part of it is in the ...
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Calculating Stock Trading Profits

I buy 100 shares of Company A at $10/share and one month later I buy 100 more shares of Company A at $20/share. If one month later, I sell half of my shares how would I calculate my profit? I ...
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Prospective employer is offering to 'buy me out' of my stock/options

Over a 4 year period I have received a mix of stock options AND restricted stock at a private company. The options are not in the money, but I am wanting to liquidate my restricted stock. I am not ...
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Stock order execution - limit orders [duplicate]

Can someone explain the outcome to the follow scenario: Buyer A places a limit order to buy 100 shares at $8.00, Seller B places a sale limit order at 7.50 for 40 shares. What price would Seller B ...
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Are there commodity streaming stocks outside of precious metal streams?

Companies like Silver Wheaton rely on purchasing precious metal streams. It seems to make sense that, in addition to any precious metal or metal in general, a company could purchase streams for any ...
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What does “issued XXX and YYY shares” mean?

I'm looking at a random company, Hain Celestial Group (HAIN). Their 10-Q from 2014-11-07 says on the first page: "As of November 3, 2014 there were 50,460,313 shares outstanding of the registrant’s ...
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Selling non-dividend for dividend stocks

H all, Few years ago , I received from my previous employer several hundred RSU, all managed by ETrade. since then all have already got Vested. I never sold neither bought any, in other words, I ...
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What kind of technical analysis and indicators available for mutual fund navs

In stock trading we have different types of tools such as candlestick, RSI, MACD, Parabolic SAR etc to analysis the trading. Is the same tools can be used for the technical analysis of mutual funds ...
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Which is the better strategy for buying stocks monthly?

I am planning to invest a little portion of my salary say 1000£ monthly on US & UK stocks and planning to hold on for long term. I am aware that investing in stocks might be risky compared to ...
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What is a selective stock buy-back or selective stock redemption?

Can a corporation offer to buy one person's share of the company for $5 and another person's share for $10? Is this something allowed by selective stock redemption? What is selective stock redemption? ...
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How often does a stock price change and where is this defined?

Let's suppose I want to collect stock prices for let's say AAPL on NASDAQ. Where do I find information on how often an official stock prices are calculated? Is is every millisecond, every second or ...
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Related Hedges (How do they work?)

I'm currently re-reading Benjamin Graham's book, The Intelligent Investor. In it (Chapter 15), Graham mentions some of the undertakings and operations his fund, Graham-Newman Corporation, was involved ...
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How come we can find less than 1 Price to Book stocks?

I was wondering, if there is such a stock, why isn't everyone getting it as there is supposedly no risk. For instance, a stock like NYSEARCA:VDE has Price to Book: 0.78. Div yield: 1.99. Growing ...
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PERFORM GROUP - De-listing of stock

You had a question regarding UK stock in the Perform Group in October 2014. I am in the unenviable position of owning the same stock but did not receive any communication or information regarding the ...
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Why do requirements after a margin call vary?

I have seen in various places that a margin call requires restoring an account up to 1) the initial margin level (or having this done for you) or 2) the maintenance margin level. As best as I can ...
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What are “open shares”?

What are "open shares"? I had stock options from my previous company, which went public, and the stock is showing as "open shares" in my online account -
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Yield to Maturity and Daycount Conventions

Daycount conventions quoted on wikipedia etc; 30/360, Act/365 etc. Are there any situations where if you hold two instruments for a year with same coupon but different daycounts they would give you ...
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Invest in ESPP Single Stock or General Market

The employee stock purchase program (ESPP) at a US company provides the opportunity to purchase whole or fractional shares of a stock at a 5% discount, or 95% of the stock price at the close of the ...
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Why are charts of EXPO different?

I found that charts and prices for EXPO (Exponent Inc.) on TradingView and other websites are different. Below is the EXPO chart from WSJ (http://quotes.wsj.com/EXPO). Below is the EXPO chart from ...
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Mass RSU grants vesting — should I worry about the stock price?

My company was acquired almost a year ago. In the acquisition, most employees received RSU grants which vested on a 1 year cliff. These RSUs are managed through Etrade. My options for tax purposes ...
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Stock market - Searching for rate of change

Suffice to say, most investors/traders have their own personal strategy and I would think it is reasonable to assume that each strategy has an ideal rate of change. For the sake of argument, lets ...