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for questions related to understanding basic concepts in finance or certain terms in a particular context

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Why would a lender raise interest rates if you are in danger of not being able to pay your loan?

This is a follow-up to this question. It is established that lenders charge higher interest rates to customers less likely to be able to repay their loan in full, but this increased rate shouldn't ...
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Why hold calls until expiration?

I am reading a book on options basics. I am in a chapter on selling covered calls. The author says that buyers of calls almost always hold the calls until expiration. Why is this? Here's how I ...
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Options when go private

What happens to options when a company goes private. For example, if I have a call option on Tesla right now and it goes private at 420/share, what will happen to my options?
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When someone's ability to pay is suspect, why would it make sense to give them more expensive credit?

Answers to the recent question "Why don't bond makers just get loans?" Seem to take it as a given that lending someone money at a 12% interest makes sense when there is already doubt about their ...
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Help me understand TradingView watchlist data

I'm trying to figure out what is the meaning of the percentage value (comparing to 24-hours before?) and the small last digit?
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My out-of-the-money call options are near expiration and won't sell in the open market. What are my choices?

I had attempted to sell my contracts off today but was unsuccessful. They are currently OTM options and will expire tomorrow. What can I do to minimize loss and why was I unable to sell?
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Does short selling create additional share in the market?

Let's say that I short-sell 1 share that A lent to me and B immediately bought from me. Doesn't this create additional share in the market because A will see it as "lent out" in his bank account and ...
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Partially vs. Fully Amortized Loan

Isn't the article beneath wrong to interpret a Fully Amortized Loan as a loan with 7 years maturity? Isn't the correct comparator a Fully Amortized Loan with 30 years maturity, and 30 years ...
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Short term dividend payout [duplicate]

I read that as long as I hold a stock for two business days, I will get a dividend? What if I make multiple trades for one stock. For example, if I buy 20 shares and sell 20 two days later, then I buy ...
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Foreign money comes to my account

A foreign friend wants to help me by transferring money to my savings account. I got an email from RBI telling me go for online procedure through a link. After completing 3 out of 2 steps, asking me ...
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Indian Mutual Funds

I am new to Stock Markets. I have interests to invest my savings on Mutual Funds. When I looking for Higher Return Mutual Fund securities, I have seen some information there. For Example, I am ...
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What is LEVERAGE SHARES PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY LEVERAGE SHARES 2X FACEBOOK ETP (FB2)

I was looking into buying FB shares and discovered something called 'LEVERAGE SHARES PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY LEVERAGE SHARES 2X FACEBOOK ETP (FB2)' . What is this and how does it relate to the usual FB ...
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Bull call spread

My textbook says the following for a bull call spread. "In the bull call spread, you sell a call with a lower strike price and buy a a call with a higher strike price. The call spread is a credit ...
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Why do CDO's have a reinvestment period?

If CDO's collect all the cashflows from their underlying assets and then pay them out to the CDO investors whats the need for a reinvestment period? and where is the principal that is being reinvested ...
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Meaning of 10-year treasury note price change

At this moment, WSJ quotes 10-year T-note as below: Price: $100 3/32 Price change: -2/32 (-0.08%) Question 1: Where does the -0.08% change come from? To me, it seems the old price is 100 5/32. ...
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Can I short a stock for a long amount of time?

The next recession is inevitable, if what I read is to be believed. Whether it happens tomorrow, or in 10 years, it's coming. Why shouldn't I short many stocks, and hold on to them for whatever ...
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What is option execution?

What is the meaning of "the execution of the Option" or "Option execution" in the examples below? Is it "signing"? The Completion, as well as the execution of the Option may be carried out if on ...
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What does the “OTC” stand for

Where do you buy "OTC" stocks,I may be naive but OTC means over the counter. I am confused as to where to purchase such stocks ?
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How do stocks rise?

If a stock shows great performance on the income statement, will the prices rise gradually or immediately after the release of information to the public?
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Bed Bath and Beyond: Q1 or Q2

Why do the news releases say that Bed Bath and Beyond released its Q1 earnings. Shouldn't it be Q2 earnings right now? On Yahoo finance, it says the recently released report was Q2 but BBBY says that ...
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What are the mechanics of tracking stock?

I'm curious about tracking stock. Take, for example, NASDAQ:DVMT. It's a tracking stock issued by Dell for VMWare (NASDAQ:VMW), which is partly owned by Dell. The idea is that people could invest in ...
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Understanding corporate earnings manipulation

While reading earnings manipulation on investopedia, I came across following sentences: Another form of manipulation is to change company policy so more costs are capitalized rather than expensed ...
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From the book of Benjamin Grahm “The Inteligent Investor” : chapter 5, pg 115, what does he mean imposing some limit

I am totally new to finance and investing world, hence please bear my basic question. I have a query on Ben's book The intelligent investor Page #115. point #4 it says : The Investor should impose ...
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Is there a standard ratio of preferred shares to common shares in a company?

I'm confused about how common and preferred shares coexist. Is a single preferred share always equal to the same amount of the company as a single common share, or does a preferred share somehow ...
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Stock Split seems not to have changed the Share Price. Why?

I was recently looking at the financial charts of TCS(Tata Consultancy Services) and noticed that the TCS offered 1:1 bonus on 31st May, 2018. I noticed that the price of the share stock did not ...
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Stock split vs bonus issue

I've spent a good amount of time wracking my brain about how a bonus issue actually benefits the stock holders. For example in a 1:1 bonus issue, the price of a share corrects to half of the pre-...
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When you buy an ETF, do you give cash to the fund manager?

When you buy a stock from the market, you exchange it with someone. When you buy an ETF, do you give the fund manager money so that he can buy more of the assets that the ETF is supposed to mirror, or ...
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What is the difference between net profit and net banking income

For Societe Generale Analysts had expected net profit of €811.5m on net banking income of €6.47bn. Why are they so different?
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Credit card minimum monthly payment

I am opening a new credit card and am not sure exactly what this clause means: Your Minimum Payment Each Month. Each billing cycle, you must pay at least the Minimum Payment Due shown on ...
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Do knock-out call options become worthless when the underlying stock is split?

Suppose you own KO call options based on a stock. The knock-out level would be at $90, the stock currently is at $100. But then the stock is split 1:2, so suddenly the stock is worth $50. Do the ...
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What is the difference between LIQUIDATED fund and ACQUIRED fund

There are some funds that show up as "liquidated" when googled, which implies that it closed due to a bad performance. Some funds that show up as "acquired by XYZ (ticker of another stock that's being ...
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Why are tech stocks risky investments?

I've seen this mentioned so much in writings about intelligent investing, but I don't understand why. Are Amazon and Netflix tech stocks?
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Does MTM of a Bond include its accrued interest?

I understand that the MTM of a bond refers to Mark to Market value. I am trying to understand whether such price also includes accrued interest if any. I tried searching a lot in google, but couldn't ...
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Bonds: Why repay the principal at the maturity date all at once?

Bank loans have options to repay the principal and interest over the time. Correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK, bonds don't have these options but to repay the principal all at once. And this ...
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Confused about stock merger reflection on portfolio

So I have stock in ASX who announced a merger earlier in the year with SPIL and I received all the usual merger notices etc about they will become "ASE Industrial Holding" and the way the share ...
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Volume of S&P500

According to the page on Yahoo Finance, the volume of S&P 500 is 1,813,371,531. What is the meaning of this "volume"?
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How do trading platform like TD-AmeriTrade or Fidelity work?

When an individual places a trade on an online brokerage, is it against their order book or is it against the order books of exchanges like NYSE? Do brokerages warehouse some risk when making markets? ...
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Why would the bidding on a foreclosed property start at the outstanding amount of the loan?

I've read from several reliable-looking sources that if a foreclosed house goes up for auction, the bidding usually starts at the outstanding amount of the loan (plus fees, etc.): Example Money Talks,...
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What is the difference between existing stockholders and new investors?

TrovaGene (TROV) just did a reverse split today n the premarket, and post market they announced an offering. In the offering they state: If the underwriters exercise in full their over-allotment ...
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What's difference between LIMIT and STOP orders for entry?

After re-reading the descriptions same and again, I can't clearly say, what's the difference between STOP and LIMIT orders actually. example: i.e. Stock price is at 5.60, and I want to trigger ...
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What shares are actually being sold in “ATM” format release?

I recently invested in $HMNY, a listed company and the owner of MoviePass. I invested it simply because that I love the MoviePass idea. Then, rumors says that the company wouldn't last long for the ...
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Why do people still write checks as payments in stores?

Why do we still see (edit: in the US) some people (especially the elderly) still pay with checks in stores, even when the amount isn't too large for a debit card? Here are the disadvantages I can ...
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Where can I find articles of incorporation for Canadian financial institutions?

Search for a Federal Corporation does not have financial companies. A list of financial companies is given here.
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In what circumstance would a company want to establish an SPE to engage in following investment?

I was reading a book explaining Special Purpose Entities (SPEs) and an example is used in the book: a firm could sell loans it has made to customers to an SPE that issues bonds to purchase the ...
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Help to become a tiny bit literate in business finance

I'm not too sure where to ask this question so do forgive me. I work as a website designer, and I would like to start becoming more involved in Strategy, Sales and creating Marketing campaigns. ...
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I have Sprint shares. What does this merger with T-Mobile mean for my shares?

Over the weekend Sprint and T-Mobile announced again that they would try to merge. Assuming the powers that be in the US don't have any issue with this deal and it moves forward as proposed, what ...
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Which compound interest formula can I use to find the final balance with monthly contributions that increase yearly?

I apologise in advance if this has been asked already - I can't seem to find a similar question. I am looking for a formula to find the final balance when provided the following variables: Initial ...
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What is a maturity rate?

Let's say a company is saying that their rate of income will mature at -2% for the next 10 years. What does this maturity rate of -2% indicate?
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Why isn't everybody rich?

This question came up after reading this question (stock market long term risks), in which it is re-iterated (as it has been many times on this site), that investing in the stock market, especially an ...
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Investing in Hedge Fund on a Rolling Basis

If I invest in any sort of hedge/mutual/index fund when the fund performance is up/down, for ex. +/-20%, and I invest $100k the next day - do I share the 20% loss or gain automatically in a pooled ...