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When a fraction of a company is publicly traded can you still own it by buying all outstanding shares?

This question is a continuation of these two earlier questions: Does the concept of non-outstanding shares exist? Do share buybacks leave a company vulnerable to predatory shareholders? I read in ...
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Can a company just keep giving stock offerings or is there a limit?

Just trying to grasp if there is a limit to stock offerings or if a company can just keep choosing to dilute its shares? Not sure how it works, when they open the company do they say there are (for ...
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Getting back retention tax under a double-taxation agreement Spain-UK

I had shares in Spain which I sold in August 2019. Due to the double taxation agreement, I am supposed to pay my taxes in the UK. However, my fiscal residence was not updated in Spain, so the bank did ...
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I don't get the following sentence in The Intelligent Investor book

I'm a newcomer in this "Market thing", and I'm learning from books and videos. I'm currently reading "The Intelligent Investor" and I don't understand the following sentence: In 1925, plowing ...
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Time Range to Offset Capital Losses Against Capital Gains

I am trying to better understand how long after a capital gains loss, you can offset value against a capital tax gain. The Government website states; When you report a loss, the amount is deducted ...
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RSU gain on payslip

I work for starbucks, and receive RSUs (shares) every November. I have also Netbenefits account for managing this shares. Even though I don't sell my shares, every December some amount of RSU gain ...
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ESPP USA owned company UK tax query

I have been taxed on the full profit made following the sale of my shares which were purchased through an ESPP. I purchased at 85% of day 1 cost. I thought I would only have to pay tax on the 15% ...
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What happens if I don't sell my shares of a company that's being bought out?

My question is specific to an Adani groups acquisition of a majority stake in the company Snowman Logistics (both are companies in India). I have shares in the Snowman Logistics company. What will ...
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Lack or abundance of shares available to short. What does it mean for share price in short term?

When there are no shares available to short, it seems to me that there is a big demand for shorting and the price should go down. Demand for selling is higher than demand for buying. Buyers can't ...
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S&P index correction

Someone told me that the S&P index will get a "correction" downward. What does it mean exactly? What are the chances it will actually happen, and if it does, can we somehow know when it will ...
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If employees exercise options that they are given by the company, will that increase the number of outstanding shares?

Question is simple If employees exercise options that they are given by the company, will that increase the number of outstanding shares? If yes why and if no why.
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Calculating allowable expenditure for multiple share purchases and sales

I have a fund where, over the years, I have made multiple sales in-between multiple purchases. I can't find a worked example on how to assign the purchase costs to each shares sale, for the purpose of ...
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Is it legal to issue free stock? [closed]

Are there legal obstacles to issuing free stock? Along with no promise of any return. Do you still need to be a corporation to do so? The money comes from payments made elsewhere for products and ...
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Advice on shares after redundancy and merger

The company I worked for recently made me redundant. I have shares in the company which recently went through a merger and now my shares are worth half of what they were prior to the merger which was ...
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Number of shares

How did a company decides the number of shares for its IPO? For example when SNAP went public, it planned to sell 230 million shares. The question is how did it get to these many numbers of shares?
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Safety about investing through a broker like Degiro

I'm really new to investing. I don't believe in pension and support from the government that much, so I took things in my own hands. I started off from this blogpost and landed on JL Collins' blog ...
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Should I buy shares in public institutions when they are privatized? [closed]

Recently, the government in my country has been privatising big institutions, selling shares mostly to its citizens. There is of course incentive to buy it from the government, they've been pushing ...
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Employer provides a SIP - Should I invest?

I recently started working for a large international company that is a big player in its industry on a global scale. I only have very limited investment experience (a Lifetime ISA which is managed by ...
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How does stock ownership registration work

How does stock ownership/registration work intraday? To give an example, if a hedge fund buys 100 shares on an exchange and later in the day sells them on a different venue such as a MTF or dark ...
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Is there a UK investment brokerage allowing purchase of fractional shares / dividend reinvestment with low fees? [closed]

I am a UK resident looking for a stocks and shares brokerage for long-term value-investing. I am currently working with limited money for investing so am saving until I can buy complete stocks using ...
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50k job is offering 90k worth of shares. Scam?

This was a job posting on Linkedin, in the software industry. The rules are that you can sell up to 30k per year. But the job offers 50k (GBP) and it seems that offering shares greatly in excess of ...
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Ownership conferred by shares and ADRs bought through a broker

In the US, if one buys shares of some company, say Apple, through some broker, say Charles Schwab, does one actually become an owner of the company (Apple in this case)? I used to assume this was the ...
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Does cashing a 3% share harm the company itself?

So I have a 3% share of a tech company and saw my $20,000 become $1.8 million. I'm not planning on cashing it now, but maybe in the future. I was wondering if selling it would harm the company that it ...
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How can a stock trade for a fraction of a cent?

I was looking at Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc OTCMKTS: HMNY (parent of MoviePass) and noticed they are trading for 0.0032 USD. I understand how this can happen as the market cap falls below 1/...
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Are stock options worth as much as shares?

I was undergoing salary increase negotiations (after a year) recently and it was decided a percentage of my salary was to be paid in shares. However, when the offer came, I noticed I would be getting ...
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How common are shareholders' clubs and 'fidelity bonuses'?

I was wondering: How common are shareholders' clubs outside France? In France, at least a dozen of the CAC 40 companies have such clubs, where they offer various advantages like museum / concert ...
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How can a share price always have exact even values?

I have a share of Audi, and have been puzzled by the fact that beginning with January 2018 until now, it has always had whole even Euro values – currently 804.00 €. How is this possible? What keeps ...
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stock trading in fractions of a penny

When I get quote on ITOT or IEMG and some times on IWM, I see quotes in sub penny. reuters also confirms that it happens, Can a ordinary investor put limit orders in sub-penny ? I am not asking ...
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When first incorporated, I created 100,000 company shares worth $1 each. What does this mean?

When first incorporated, I created 100,000 company shares worth $1 each. What does this mean? Does the value mean anything? Because I just started, no capital was paid. Do I also have to pay Capital ...
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What does a company's equity (stock / share) actually cost? [duplicate]

A company may issue debt to raise fund and pays interest based on cost of debt (YTM), and this costs company money. And I can see how debt costs company. A company may issue stock to raise fund as ...
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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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What's the difference between Released and Received RSU's?

I was awarded some RSUs from Big Tech Company that went public a while back. In my share management software (provided by the company), it shows that I was granted X RSUs, but I've since only ...
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Found more old paper shares from broken up companies

I recently asked a question with regards to 36 physical shares of motorola inc from 1999 I found lying around. Thanks to the great answer I received (if you're wondering they're worth around $3000), I ...
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Found old paper shares of Motorola Inc that has since been broken up

I found 36 physical shares of motorola inc from 1999. I know that since then the company has split up into a lot of subsidiaries/mergers. Is there any to sell this physical stock or is it worthless? ...
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US securities/brokerage account, owned by non-resident; tax liability

Assume the following scenario: natural person (not US citizen or Green Card holder) is tax-resident in some European (EU) country owns a US-based securities/brokerage account that holds shares of a ...
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Is a public company able to check out who owns its shares in very detailed format?

I often heard about "big players" manipulate the price of a stock. So if the "big player" is not an insider, can the company itself have any way to know who has positions in its stock? Is there any ...
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How do shares work when a startup is acquired?

I'm trying to estimate the value of stock options for a startup company which might get acquired in the near future. The problem is that I don't know how to incorporate the shares into the formula. ...
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Best way to cash-out for passive income

First, my investing knowledge is very limited (still new to this, still learning). Second, my question is somewhat unfocused, sorry about that but I hope that there is a somewhat concrete answer, ...
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What happens to pending trades of delisted shares?

I'd like to know what happens to pending trades that don't settle as a result of delisting. I sold Debenhams shares on the 8th of April but they got delisted on the 10th which was supposed to be the ...
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Is there a total number of shares distributed?

When a company makes a share available, is that a unit of a larger whole? Meaning, say, a company is worth $100 and wants to offer 50% shares. Does that mean it makes 50 shares available, at $1 per ...
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What are my rights when I wasn't invited to a shareholder meeting?

I am a shareholder (roughly 20%) and do not have board representation. The company had a shareholder meeting which I was not invited to or aware of. I got a letter in the mail stating that the ...
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Single shares mixed up with ETFs?

I have an account where I am buying monthly a MSCI World ETF. I am now thinking about adding to this account single shares from a few different companies. What impact could this have if I mix up my ...
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Put savings in Shares or Superannuation

I am 25 and live in Australia. As such my employer must pay 9.5% of my wage into a superannuation retirement account. I have and continue to save and currently have 18k in a savings account earning ...
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What are the most common partner equity distribution for startups?

Background I'm doing some due diligence regarding a US registered (Delaware C-corp) tech startup in Europe, where the founders are located and living in the EU. Although the business idea is very ...
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Taxes on shares

I am wondering about an aspect of taxes on shares. What exactly is taxed? How is the fee of my bank factored in? (Is it at all?). I am asking specifically for the German take on this, but I assume ...
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What is the point of an immobile bearer share?

As I understand it a bearer share is a share that is issued "to the bearer." This allows one to hold and/or transfer a large amount of wealth completely anonymously. In recent years jurisdictions have ...
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Can index ETF providers decide CEO of all S&P 500 companies?

Just curious, if so many people buy index funds, then the largest direct shareholders of those S&P 500 companies have to be these firms (e.g. BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, Invesco and Charles ...
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Partnering on purchasing a property

I want to partner with my 70-year old mother in law to buy a property. She is going to put $200K down and I am going to get $400K loan (since she won't qualify for loan, and I have a 780 credit score ...
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What could be the intention between increase and decrease of share capital that seem to cancel out?

A company has published shareholder meeting decisions: https://cns.omxgroup.com/cdsPublic/viewDisclosure.action?disclosureId=884745&messageId=1113616 Currently there are 40 794 850 shares with ...
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What is a reasonable discount on the share price for a 25% holding?

One party controls 75% of the shares and voting rights of a small private company. The other party controls 25%. The larger party wants to buy out the smaller party to own 100%. The shares were ...

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