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Questions tagged [securities]

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Compliant investing

After saving for a couple of years, about half a year's salary has accumulated in my savings account and I now want to start investing long term in index funds, however if I open a securities account ...
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Wash Sales - Applied to Options

Does anyone know how to account for wash sale that attached based on purchasing options where the last transaction was the purchase of an option that expired worthless? The issue is that there is no ...
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Axiomatic approach to money, securities and other instruments? [closed]

As I read about cash, stocks, bonds, derivatives, etc., I can't help but wonder why there are so many diverse financial products out there. Any pointers to axiomatic treatment that explains ...
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What reason do we have to believe ratings agencies will do their jobs on ABS's?

I was reading: http://people.stern.nyu.edu/igiddy/ABS/absasia.pdf for a high level overview of the construction of Asset Backed Securities as I found out recently that securitization has come to an ...
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Why is GnuCash now tracking share prices in fractions?

Prior to the update to version 3 (ie, the 2.6 branch), all my funds were tracked with decimal values. Now, they're all fractions... and odd ones, at that. Do I really care that shares went from ...
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Tracking Stocks in gnucash: Total mount shown in the ledger is wrong

I recently started buying some stocks and track them with gnuCash. I used the gnuCash manual to get started. Basically I have Assets:Broker Account where I transfer money. From this account I buy ...
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Are chart patterns for securities self-fulfilling prophesies?

I have been reading about various common chart patterns, such as head and shoulders etc, and it seems like these patterns could be self-fulfilling prophesies since many investors are aware of them and ...
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Variations of Dual momentum

In his seminal book Dual Momentum Investing, Gary Antonacci introduces a simple Global Equities momentum strategy, which is supposed to generate consistent excess returns by switching between S&...
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What dictates the costs of creating an options contract? (Commissions breakdown)

What are the exact components of options commissions? In other asset classes like stocks, I can clearly see the evolution of regulatory changes that allowed businesses to compete on the price of ...
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Ways to get individual securities from ETF's

Is there a easy way to automatically (ie. through an API or something, not through just reading a prospectus) get information about an ETF's underlying securities? I'd like to write an application ...
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Explain this passage from The Intelligent Investor?

Reading The Intelligent Investor and came across a passage (pg 48) which I felt I couldn't fully grasp. I'd appreciate it if someone could explain it using simpler language: Toward the end of 1971 ...
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How does trade generate profits for all parties? [closed]

Stupid question, i know, but I'm not financially literate enough and couldn't find proper keywords for Google search on my question. The question arises from the logic that all traders whether in ...
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Are American Eagle $20 gold coins considered “securities”, requiring dealers to be licensed to sell them as such?

I wonder if anyone can tell me whether U.S. $20 American Eagle gold coins are considered to be "securities" for purposes of sale? In other words, if I want to start a business that buys/sells them to ...