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Why should one invest in the stock market?

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 products ...
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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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Using Fundamental Analysis, is Investing in Pepsi Shares Better than Coke Shares? [closed]

After watching the video on Youtube about Pepsi shares being better than Coke's, I have begun to wonder whether or not it is true. The main reason behind my skepticism is because Warren Buffet has ...
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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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Effect of contract roll on DTO ETN

Given that DTO is a leveraged ETN that makes money from shorting oil futures contracts somehow. What benefit does its rolling of contracts each month offer to shareholders. (in regards to current ...
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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 ...
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Using a cash account can someone trade all day on it?

The system is I have 5000 to start and have been playing virtual stock (day-trading) for about a year. I return generally 10-20% per day. So set-up a cash account where I utilize on day 1 only 1000 ...
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How to report short term capital loss occurred between 16-Mar and 31-Mar in ITR2?

I have short term capital gains from sale of equity shares for India financial year 2013-14 as below (Figures are hypothetical, but the concept is exactly how I am facing it) Gain of Rs.30000 in ...
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Is there any data that shows how diversifying results in better returns than just sticking to an all-stock portfolio?

Assuming that the money invested is not to be touched for decades (so the risk of temporary market downturns is irrelevant in this case), many suggest that you should still diversify your portfolio ...
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What is the standard deviation and mean return of oil?

Let's use WTI. I'd like to add oil to my portfolio, and I was wondering how much I should have. I'm in 60-70% index and 40-30% individual value stocks. I want to cut back on my value plays and add ...
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Does anyone know where I can find a free efficient frontier tool, or an informative and legitamate/academic graph of the efficient frontier?

I'd like to build a portfolio based upon modern portfolio theory and I'd like to find a tool I can use to calculate the proper mix of asset classes. Can anyone help with this? I think a good ...
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Understanding Put Options

I would like to verify that I have a correct understanding of hedging using a put option contract. For stock XYZ, the current price is $12.50. When I look at the options trading table, it appears ...
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Sell a stock and buy a new one

If I sell a stock and the trade is done. Can I use the cash to buy a new stock/fund immediately? Or I have to wait until tomorrow?
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What does it mean when a company will be conducting a non-renounceable entitlement offer?

Recently, a company (ASX:CTM) released a non-renounceable entitlement offer. What does it mean in general, and what does it mean for a shareholder like me? There seems to be a problem with the ...
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What is the meaning of this information in my broker account?

APPLE INC CASH DIV ON 5700 SHS REC 02/09/15 PAY 02/12/15 NON-RES TAX WITHHELD $267.90000 Thanks,
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Net income correlation with Stock Price

I was wondering. Does decreasing net income always mean it negatively affects future short/long term stock price? In my case this stock (http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/FTNT/financials) the ...
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why would closing price of a stock be different from different sources, and which would you take as the real price?

I was asked this question in an interview, I believed this is an Open Question. So any answer would be welcome.
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Equity dilution above or below book value

I wanted to understand how equity dilution above or below book value can be good or bad for existing shareholders. Any example would be really great. I am specially referring to banks and NBFCs kind ...
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How much risk should I take for each stock I trade? [closed]

If I am trading stocks in the short to medium term, say between one month to one year, how much risk should I be taking for each trade I make? I plan to start trading with $50,000 of capital on the ...
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Do you pay taxes on stock gains that are just returning to their original purchase price?

If a stock that I purchased in 2013 lost money overall in that year but then in 2014 the stock increased to the amount I paid for it, do I pay 2014 taxes on the stock increase? My account history ...
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Where to find the full book of outstanding bids/asks for a stock?

I am looking for the full set of information for the "Book Viewer" on this site. Where do you find more than the top of the book for outstanding orders for a stock?
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How to evaluate growth stocks

What are good metrics to evaluate growth stocks? I have been following the site buffettsbooks.com and it teaches you how to evaluate value stocks based on Warren Buffet's principles. These are ...
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One of my stocks dropped 40% in 2 days, how should I mentally approach this?

Right after the event, I felt shocked and depressed. I've been engaging in stocks for about a year now but I've never encountered such a big jump in such a short time. What I'm planning to do is just ...
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Oil and Major North American Pipelines

With the major decline in oil prices, I have a question about NA pipeline stocks. Basically the big players. Considering the oil price, the pipelines (I believe) are still busy and maintaining most ...
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Placing bid in market price

I am really new in stock marketing and I have few questions regarding on placing bid in market price. Let's say, today is Sunday and I places bid in market price that cost $1.00 per shares (1000 ...
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How does a company get money by going public in an IPO?

If a company goes public, how does it get the money? Will the underwriter pay the company once it goes for initial public offering (IPO)? Does that have anything to do with the valuation? Say a ...
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Do corporate stock splits negate share repurchase programs?

Stock splits increase shares outstanding and share repurchase progams reduce shares outstanding. If a company has a stock split and then later repurchases shares are the two taken together at the ...
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How do people trade stocks outside of the price step range? (Selling at $1.5 when you can only enter trades for $1 and $2) [duplicate]

Every now and then, I see trades occurring outside the price step range. For example, this stock trades with a price step of $0.01, however, someone was able to sell at $3.125. How do you setup ...
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Make IRA contributions all at once or periodically throughout the year?

I am trying to decide if I should make this year's IRA contribution all at once at the beginning of the year, or if I should space out the contributions throughout the year. If I make it all at once ...