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If I buy and hold my ISOs pre-IPO, what access do I have to shareholder/board meetings?

Let's say I have some vested incentive stock options with the startup that I work at (company and I are both in the USA). The company has not gone public at this point in time. If I buy and hold my ...
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Understanding the real estate part in the morning session

I'm reading the 11. Munger: Commercial real estate downturn will be 'quite significant and quite unpleasant part in the morning session And I couldn't understand the following: "It's whatever ...
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Understanding the 5-90 phrase in the morning session

I'm reading the transcript of berkshire hathaway shareholder meeting 2023: https://buffett.cnbc.com/video/2023/05/08/morning-session---2023-meeting.html I couldn't understand this line: We bought $3 ...
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Is proxy voting advice available for small investors?

There are proxy advisor companies available for institutional investors, but it doesn't seem like there's any proxy voting advice available for small, individual investors. Where should a small ...
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How are votes counted at shareholder meetings?

Especially with large corporations, when there are hundreds or more shareholders attending, this must be a big challenge. Since each shareholder may own a different number of shares, and in some cases ...
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Is shareholder influence and feedback mostly limited to shareholder meetings?

Seeing videos of shareholder meetings of larger corporations, it seems that the board gives its presentations, a few representatives of mostly larger shareholders (like banks) may ask them a one or ...
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Are these proxy vote questions pointless?

On many proxy vote forms, as a shareholder, you can vote "for" or "withhold" on some board of director members and appointment of an auditor. You can vote "for" or "...
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What are the rights of a minority shareholder in a public company?

Suppose in a listed company, the promoter owns more than 51% of shares. In that case, what prevents the promoter from exerting his own free will, like appointing his own family/friends in important ...
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If I wish to vote for a company's special meeting, should I vote via all brokers, or does voting via one broker suffice?

I own some shares in the company that will hold a "special meeting", for which shareholders have the option to cast their vote for. My shares are spread across several brokers: each of them ...
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What happens to all the unused votes when shares are held in street name?

Suppose there is an upcoming shareholder vote. If my shares are held in street name, and I decide not to participate in the vote, what will happen to the votes that I don't cast? Can my broker use my ...
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How can I see the results of a shareholder vote (US)?

After reading this question about shareholder proposals, I tried to find the results of the vote. For the sake of argument, let's say I'm interested in the proposal mentioned in that question, which I ...
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How does voting work when shares are lent out to short sellers?

At a stock brokerage firm, A has 1000 shares of a stock in a margin account, while B has 500 shares. The stock brokerage firm holds all these shares in street name and can lend these shares to short ...
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Can I vote for and against the same proposal?

Suppose a company is asking its shareholders to approve a proposal, with one vote per share. Suppose I own 1000 shares. Can I use 600 shares to vote for the proposal, and use the remaining 400 shares ...
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What happens if a shareholder of a publicly listed company does not exercise his or her right to vote?

I was wondering what happens if a shareholder of a publicly listed company does not exercise his or her right to vote. I would be tempted to answer "nothing" but I am sure you guys know better. ...
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I am a shareholder but am not invited to shareholder meetings

I have been a shareholder in a company for about 14 years and have never been invited to a shareholder meeting. The company is still around and over 10 times the size that it used to be. How do I go ...
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Why is one person allowed to own a majority of voting rights in a publicly traded company?

I heard on Marketplace tonight that Mark Zuckerberg owns 58% of the voting rights in Facebook (not a majority of the shares, but he owns many Class B shares, which have 10 votes apiece compared to 1 ...
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If I wasn't invited to the shareholder' meeting but now I do own stock in the company, can I still attend?

There's a company whose shareholder meeting I'd like to attend. The official notice says that only shareholders of record at a given date are invited and can vote. I acquired shares after that date ...
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Proxy voting: How to learn more about a proposal?

I have never voted by proxy at a shareholder meeting before. But I opened one of the proxy voting solicitations today for a Vanguard fund shareholder meeting and read the proposals. They are all one ...
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