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Difficulty liquidating position

Basically, I bought $100k or so of a biotech a few years ago. The position grew to millions. Now I go to my broker and issue a sell order. The order hasn't filled for days, I contacted the broker and ...
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Billionaires, loans, and tax avoidance

Recent stories stemming from the ProPublica disclosure about billionaires and effective tax rates describes a strategy where billionaires borrow eye-popping sums of money, using their stock equity as ...
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Where to find a list of US stocks with monthly expiration options only?

Does anybody know where to find a list of US stocks with monthly expiration options only (no weeklies plz) ?
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Can you get insurance on a leveraged trade

The number one rule in trading is to set a stop loss. However, unless you are in the top minority of traders, there's a good chance you'll set a stop loss that gets hit even on a winning trade. I'm ...
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What is happening during the maintenance hour of E-Mini S&P 500?

I'm trying to better understand the trading hours of the E-mini 500 S&P, which according to the CME Groups web pages are shown like this: This is, however, rather incomprehensible for anyone non-...
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Need of Equity share capital if one has sufficient reserves and surplus?

New to stock market correct me if i'm wrong. Reliance Industries balance sheet According to my understanding reserves and surplus keep account for profit that a company makes and this money is ...
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Trading Places (1983 film): Is it really possible for futures exchanges to seize their members' assets?

I am trying to understand a scene in Trading Places (1983 film). After Randolph and Mortimer Duke failed to corner the frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) futures market, the following ...
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Do corporate executives have a fiduciary duty to maximize the value returned to investors?

I have repeatedly heard that corporate executives have a fiduciary duty to maximize the value returned to investors. I have also repeatedly heard exactly the opposite: that there is no requirement ...
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If I defer the 2021 child tax credit can I base it on my 2021 income?

The 2021 child tax credit includes payments that the IRS will send from July to December of 2021. The payment is based on the 2020 filing. However I get the impression that it is really based on the ...
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How much money is needed to get an investment bank account? [closed]

I heard somewhere that to open a bank account in the Lazard-Rothschild bank, you need to have 2 million euros. Is that true? More generally, I would like to know what is the minimal amount of money ...
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Injecting month variable on tradingview pinescript into security function [closed]

This compiles fine datecode="0625" exchange="FTX:BTC"+datecode+"USD" But if I want to do this it doesn't compile. =month returns 6 so I have to put a zero in front of it. But now datecode needs to ...
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Gift tax on receiver's side?

Due to a family thing, I want to give some money to one of my family members. I don't have cash. I have some stocks, either I can sell my stock and give money or gift my stock worth the same amount. ...
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Does a qualifying life event require changing retroactively to the date of the event?

My employer offers several insurance plans, including both a low-deductible plan and a high-deductible HSA plan. Suppose my family was planning to have a baby in the middle of next year. Would it be ...
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International SWIFT transfer: sent as OUR, received as SHR (field 71A)

The company I'm working with sent me a few SWIFT payments, and they all were received with the following fields: :71A:SHA :71F:USD16,00 :71F:USD0, So the 16$ fee was deducted from the full amount ...
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Impact of rising interest rates on default risk of existing junk bonds?

When interest rates rise, we all know that Math shows that the value of a bond will drop, but that's not my question. Intuition says that there's an indirect risk, in that rising rates might hurt ...
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Are gains/losses on selling 12 months+ puts short- or long-term capital gains/losses?

If I sell a put and only close the transaction after 12+ months of holding that position, is it a long- or short-term capital gain/loss? Some more context: For part of my portfolio, I sell some long-...
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Why do escrow services use wire transfer?

Escrow services seem to typically require earnest money funds to be deposited via wire transfer. These days the wire transfer instructions will be surrounded by 50-point bold red text warning you that ...
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Is the SEC trustworthy? [closed]

The SEC is warning investors against risks of Bitcoin futures. SEC, Funds trading in Bitcoin futures, Investor Bulletin, June 10, 2021. However, it doesn't seem that there was any warning of this ...
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What is the implication when a MACD is far below its 9-period signal line versus when it is far above it?

What does it mean for the difference between a 12-period MA and a 26-period MA to be lower or higher than a 9-period MA? I also don't understand how the 9-period signal line can be plotted next to the ...
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What do I get from reading “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator”?

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre seems to be a classic book about trading. It appears to be a biography of Jesse Livermore that was written nearly 100 years ago. I have not read it, ...
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Is this a good method to make money in stock trading?

I've decided to start a career in stocks and since I initially decided that option, I've taken at least 10 hours a day to look up stock prices and think about methods to use. But I'm still stuck on a ...
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Should a person sell all/some/none of the stock they receive when their former employer goes public

Consider a person with the following financial situation: An annual income in the 150-250 thousand $/year range Savings in the 250-750 thousand $ range (invested in Vanguard ETFs, for example) A ...
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What are the correct terms for a fixed payment with variable rate mortgage vs variable payment with variable rate mortgage?

What are the correct terms for a fixed payment with variable rate mortgage and variable payment with variable rate mortgage? I've read on some articles that a variable rate mortgage and adjustable ...
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How much a 2000 lei romanian bill is worth [closed]

How much is the special edition 1999 Romanian total solar eclipse 2,000 Lei bill worth in today’s currecny (USD)? Thank you!
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In need of a co-signer. . [closed]

Final semester of medical school and I am stuck as the bursars office says I need a cosigner for my Sallie Mae student loan. I don't have family or friends that can help. This entire endeavor has been ...
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Why doesn't my bank ask me why I'm doing a chargeback?

I've had to do a chargeback a couple of times over the past several years. In one case the chargeback was approved, in the other case it was denied. In neither case was I asked for a reason why I ...
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Equivalent of Irish domiciled ETFs for individual stocks

ETFs, following for example the US stock markets, are often offered domiciled in Ireland because of favorable taxation conditions. Is there an equivalent thing for individual stocks? Say I want to buy ...
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Taxes when exercising an option (not ISO)

Nearly all of the information that I can find online on option exercise and taxes are related to employee stock options, where you do get taxed on the gain (even if on paper) between the strike price ...
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Why would one choose to sell stock back to a company for less than their current market price?

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is currently offering to buy back $4 billion USD of their stock (reference). The minimum they will pay is $56, and the maximum is $63. Given that this equity is ...
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When calculating the debt-to-equity ratio of a company, what is shareholder equity?

If the debt-to-equity ratio of a company is calculated by dividing the liabilities of a company by the shareholder equity of the company, does this mean you would divide $10,000 (if a company has this ...
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Candlestick Charts “choppy” “uneven”

beginner question here: Why are those candlesticks so choppy? What did i miss? In Crypto, i.e. Bitcoin, the candlesticks are more even. - see first picture. But also, some time frames do not overlap ...
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How is the MACD positive in this example when the 12-day MA is below the 26-day MA?

I learned that the MACD for an asset will be negative when the 12-day moving average is below the 26-day moving average, so I was confused when I looked at the price of bitcoin a few months ago with ...
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Depreciation Basis on Purchased Commercial Foreclosure

I've hit a roadblock in my research on the use/abuse of TIFs. I've asked some professionals the below question, however, none were willing to answer or gave me conflicting answers. The question: What ...
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In a fixed mortgage, is the term the same as the amortization period?

From what I understand, the term is the length of time the mortgage agreement and interest rate will be in effect and the amortization period is the length of time it’d take to fully pay off the loan. ...
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Strange call options price in Germany?

Disclaimer: I'm a beginner in the options world, didn't do any trades yet, just researching. Today I looked at call options prices for BMW. On HSBC site I found this call option with expiration date ...
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What does this blip on a chart indicate?

I noticed this on a chart I'm looking at. I'm curious what if anything it might indicate. Could be as simple as someone mis-clicking, or perhaps a new trader misunderstanding what they're doing? We'...
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Can a VAT registered company produce a quote with a mix of VAT products and NON VAT installation?

I have received a quote for a bathroom installation from a company that is VAT registered, after agreeing to the work, it has come to light that the installation is being completed by a third party ...
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Does the difference between a marketable limit order's price and the bid-ask price influence the priority of the order?

A stock is $10 bid and $11 offered. Alice places a marketable buy limit order with a limit price of $12 per share. At exactly the same time, Bob places a marketable buy limit order with a limit price ...
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Calculating daily yields with a different compounding interest

For simplicity's sake, suppose I have an investment that earns 1% daily return on average. The following day, that 1% earning is immediately rolled over into an account that earns 10% yearly ...
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Do low interest rates reduce the growth perspectives after IPOs?

My reasoning is this: A company goes public to raise capital at the price of giving up a certain amount of power and control to the shareholders. Now, if someone founds a company and can borrow risk ...
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Where to mail an IRS CP11 notice response?

I received a CP11 notice regarding my Year 2020 tax return and would like to submit a response expressing my disagreement with the assessment. Despite the notice stating I should call to review my ...
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Considering investing money intended for charitable donations in buying a rental property. Can I realistically make the rental a non profit?

So I currently have a large amount of money 'allocated' to charitable donations. It will include two inheritance and probably be around $200,000. In fact it's more then my annual income (around $145,...
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Can you explain to me, in what months are the futures and options on gold and silver listed, based on the CME description?

I read the following contract specifications from CME and couldn't figure out/understand it. On Gold; Futures: Monthly contracts listed for 3 consecutive months, any Feb, Apr, Aug, Oct in the nearest ...
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When a large company wants to issue bonds, it contracts with number of banks and consulting firms, why does it need all that?

When a large company wants to issue bonds, it contracts with number of banks and consulting firms, why does it need all that ? is this issue that complicated ?
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Help me understand how the stock price works [closed]

I did some research and the conclusion I came to was that the latest trade made is what determines the stock price. Now I have a question. If I make a trade to sell 1 share of Microsoft at $1 will ...
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How to record converting privately used appliances to business use for tax purpose?

I have an investment property in California that needs a new washer and dryer. I file the revenue on my personal tax return (for better or worse). I would like to get a new set for me, personally, and ...
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Does the amount converted over from traditional to roth-ira count towards the contribution limits for that year?

IRS has contribution limit of $6000 ($7000 for 50+ individuals) for any given year for contribution to IRA account. Say in a given year, a person decides to convert $3000 from his/her traditional IRA ...
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Are there any online income tax estimator tool [closed]

I am 61 yrs old want and I want to start rolling over my 401K to a Roth-IRA account. I was wondering if there are any online income tax estimators that I can use to figure out how much money I should ...
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Why is the redemption value of a bond usually higher than the initial price of that bond?

I understand the redemption value of a bond to be the price an issuer of a bond has to pay in order to redeem a bond before its maturation. I also understand that the owner of the bond can redeem a ...
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Is there an upper limit to amount of money a person can contribute to a traditional IRA if he is okay making a non tax deductible contribution?

Consider a person who wants to contribute $50,000 to his traditional IRA account per year. Now I know there is a limit of $6000 for tax deductible amount you can contribute to an IRA every year. But ...

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