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Questions tagged [security]

A security (also known as a financial instrument) is a tradable asset of any kind. For questions related to a specific asset class, use a specific tag, e.g. "stock" or "bond".

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Trailing Stop Order - how often do they get executed due to an error?

I've just submitted a trailing stop order. In the order preview a warning icon popped out: "...your order can be executed due to a system outage or accidental miscalculated ticks..." How often does ...
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Safe to work for an LLC with an owner involved in lots of things?

I am in the USA. I have only worked for public companies so far in my career. However, I recently received a nice job offer from a small company with < 100 employees. The company is an LLC that has ...
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Unknown 3rd party asking for first 6 & last 4 digits of my CC

I recently noticed 3 separate charges, spaced two weeks apart, for $39.99 each on my bank statement. The charge descriptions feature websites that I don't recognize - two charges are from one site and ...
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Why doesn't the United States have electronic cash cards like other countries do?

I am one of the few people I know who still uses cash for small amounts, I put all other ordinary expenses on a credit card, which I pay the full statement balance of every month. I do this because ...
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Reversing the credit card model to make it secure

I have read a lot about financial information being stolen, particularly credit card details, because they are stored or at least entered online or at points of sale. It seems to me that the method ...
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Does SIPC protection apply if a brokerage doesn't actually purchase securities?

Suppose there is a brokerage (not like Madoff case), where investors buy ordinary stocks/ETFs (qqq, brk-b orcl or any stock traded on NASDAQ/NYSE, not pink sheet or unlisted) at a time (and never sell)...
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Is it possible to brute-force or accidentally use someone else's credit card?

Reviewing my bank statements, I noticed that I several months earlier had been charged about 13 GBP by Netflix on my credit card, but only for one single payment (not recurring). I knew that the ...
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Portfolio questions

I am constructing a portfolio and considering a number of different security classes: Stocks, commodities, ETFs, currencies and bonds. In order to decide which securities to include in my Portfolio ...
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Do institutions have right to ask for your credit card security code and all other CC data?

A school wants my credit card data including a security code. They've sent me a form to fill in about my card. As I know security code is something that shouldn't be shared publicly. Should I provide ...
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Why do credit cards have their number and CVC code printed on them for all to see?

Ever since online commerce became a reality, it was sufficient to know the credit card number, expiration date and CVC code to purchase anything online. Things are slowly changing as MFA is getting ...
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Understanding the technicalities in options (put example)

My goal is to use options on a speculations level. I'm a bit perplexed with what I see on the broker account and thought this will be a good place to post my questions. So, here a fake-scenario (...
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ISIN - First 2 Letters : Issuing Country vs Domicile Country

I have a question regarding how the logic in the ISIN structure work for the first 2 letters. It is mentioned the following : The first two characters are the alpha-2 country code, in accordance with ...
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We don't want to see your bank card, just tell me your name

My credit union recently did what it calls a major upgrade of its systems; as a typical apathetic consumer I haven't looked into what that means. Here is the most conspicuous change (other than the ...
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Entered incorrect 3 digit when making online transaction

When purchasing a product online, at the checkout I entered the wrong 3 digit security code for my card. Does anyone know what will happen? Will the transaction still be successful? Will I be charged? ...
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Verify card number without buying something?

I forgot my wallet and must pay for a repair. I think I recall the Visa number but would like to verify somehow prior to having it declined at the shop. (So I can make the drive to get it before ...
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Morningstar secId computation or ISIN mapping?

Morningstar seem to have a particular identifier for stocks and funds, which is called a SecId. The Morningstar® SecId is a 10 character alpha numeric code. Each individual investment is ...
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Is Coinbase safest exchange? [closed]

Because Coinbase is regulated more heavily in the US than other non-US or peer-to-peer exchanges, is it considered the safest exchange? Also, is it ok to leave USD and BTC in Coinbase rather than ...
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What is the Meaning of the Black-Scholes Value?

We are currently learning about the Black-Scholes Merton Model. I understand the process of finding the call option. However, I'm wondering what the answer actually means. For example: Stock Price ...
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Should I invest everything in bonds?

I will be finished with my master's degree in 4 years and I have 75K to invest. I want as much security as possible, at least till I have the degree. Then I would use the money and take an investment ...
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How to know which bank will keep my data safer? (Europe, single country)

I was looking at four banks in one country, which are based in France, Belgium and 2 in Austria, and I was looking for something that would make me choose one over the other... So I thought what's ...
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Security deposit received back

Do security deposit grow interest and and what if u paid all the repairs they cannot keep your deposit they can’t keep your deposit for nothing if u paid for all the repairs. And u have texts message ...
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What is a Dividend Right? How do they work?

My understanding is that when a company is not able to issue dividends to the shareholders, the company issues a dividend right certificate and in the future when the company can pay dividends, before ...
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Is it really risky to make your IBAN public?

It seems that people are reluctant to give their IBAN to strangers. I saw someone downvoting an app only because it shows the IBAN in clear on the main screen. Is this rational? What could someone ...
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In the USA, is it illegal for a group of people to agree to purchase or sell a particular stock?

I am researching this as a part of a story plot involving hundreds to thousands of people who are members of a religious organization and who have agreed to buy and sell a particular company's shares ...
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Can the stock price go up even if no one is buying?

Let's assume there's this random company (XYZ)--that few are aware of--is selling stocks and they're doing really well. If their stock price is at $50 and no one is buying, will it still go up? Do ...
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Securities sold without either your or your financial advisor's permission

In the United States, if one of your securities gets sold off that you didn't want sold off, and your financial advisor says he's not the one who did it, but it was in fact one of his underlings, is ...
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FINRA Rule for "Adjustment of Open Orders

FINRA members holding open orders for customers or other broker-dealers must adjust those orders on any ex-dividend date for that security, in a manner similar to the adjustments made by exchange ...
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How is double-spending prevented in traditional banking?

I have been getting familiar with crypto currencies and, in particular, with the double spending problem. This has brought up the question of how double-spending is prevented and controlled in ...
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What is the meaning of “Discretion Not Exercised”

http://finra.complinet.com/en/display/display_main.html?rbid=2403&element_id=6934&print=1 All orders entered for such accounts will be considered "identified as discretionary" by the account ...
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Why use a stop-limit order instead of a limit order?

"A limit order is an order to buy or sell a stock at a specific price or better. A buy limit order can only be executed at the limit price or lower, and a sell limit order can only be executed at the ...
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Best place to live for news (spikes) trading?

What's the best place to live for news trading? Is it US because of the best news providers and most regulated brokers? Can I still trade 'spikes' even though I live somewhere else i.e. Australia - ...
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Give to the accountant bank statements that show IBAN, SWIFT, sort code, acct #, etc?

I've just registered as self-employed and my accountant obviously needs my bank statements, so I can print them out no problem but on top of the first page of each monthly statement are included my ...
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What protection do credit card holders have against orders mistakenly placed by merchants?

I just discovered I was billed an order for a few hundreds USD from a merchant that I purchased from a few months ago. It is unauthorised and is obviously a mistake from the merchant. I called up the ...
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“Originate and distribute” banking model

I am reading an article and became confused with this part: "The traditional banking model, in which the issuing banks hold loans until they are repaid, was replaced by the 'originate and distribute' ...
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Is a large credit limit on a credit card dangerous if credit card details are hacked and leaked?

Suppose the bank got hacked and credit card details are leaked to hackers. Is it dangerous to have a large credit limit because hackers may use the credit card to go on a spending spree? Would it be ...
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How safe is my money with Bank

I have some money in BOA savings/checking, and I am afraid if someone steals that money, through credit card or if someone gets access to my online account credentials, and transfers all the money out....
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Who exactly owns the assets in asset-backed securities?

I'm reading about asset-backed securities and am confused about what actually an "asset" is in that context, and who owns the pool of assets. On one hand, I've read (ref. book Asset Securitization- ...
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What could someone malicious do with these three piece of information regarding my bank account?

The three pieces of information are: bank account number, my mobile phone number used for online banking and my address associated with my bank account. I am in Germany.
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Banking security as a preference? [closed]

I'm coming from an IT background and perhaps one puzzling question about the current state of banking (at least, in my country) is this: Why can we not adjust our own banking security preferences? ...
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Can I use FOREX markets to exchange cash?

I'm sure I'm missing something fundamental, so please enlighten me! It seems like just about everything I can trade through my broker I can take physical possession of if I really wanted to, although ...
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Why Indian credit cards don't ask for 3D Secure when transacting internationally?

I am from India and hold a credit card. While transacting in India, it always takes me to 3D Secure authentication page. But while paying in AliExpress, it never takes me to 3D Secure page, yet ...
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Security Identifer

I have very basic knowledge about ISINs, Tickers, SEDOLs etc. But I am still unable to understand if there is a unique combination of ISIN_Ticker that exists for each security. For example, if I want ...
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Hedging against Exchange Rate Risk

I am an European, earning my salary in Euro and trading in US-securities. My strategies are a combination of momentum investments and monthly saving plans, where I invest a fixed percentage of my ...
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Can I dispute charges where I did not enter CVV?

I recently was looking for hotels online out of the country in a pretty famous and legit online reservation system. Basically the reservation was like reserve now and pay later. The website asked for ...
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What is base price of a security? [closed]

What is the difference between the Base Price of Security and the Face Value of Security?
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What to do when losing a receipt with credit card information

A good friend of mine went to a store to buy some stuff, and he paid for it with his card. For some reason the ticket contained my friend's name, credit card number and signature. My friend is ...
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Why are debit cards PIN limited to 4/5 digits and why not alphanumeric?

I see my debit card and it is limited to 9999 +999 +99 combinations depending on how I use the card. But if the code was alphanumeric as well as had access to special characters the security barrier ...
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marking a card with 'check id'

I read this question . It was interesting to see this "Before: If I lose the card, the finder needs to fake my signature (not too difficult, but not a freebie); if I mark the card with 'Check ID', ...
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Can I make my online transactions secure in the USA, when paying using bank account details or debit card details?

I recently moved to the USA, and was shocked to see the lack of security in terms of financial transactions? Anyone who has my bank account and routing number can easily drain all the money from my ...
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Is there a way to be credited for work performed where employment taxes were returned to the worker after their employment ended?

My wife worked for almost 4 years when we were first married. After she quit her job to stay home, she was advised that she could request her employment expenses be 'refunded' to her, including her ...