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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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Can an IPO be cancelled if not successful?

Let's say the Company C goes public using a Fixed Price Offering. It emits 10000 shares at 10 euros per share. What happens if investors only subscribe to, let's say, 789 shares. That gives a ...
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Did the German tax for share based fund drop by 30% since 2018?

In Germany is a new rule for taxing share based funds since 2018. As far as I understand it, the following rules are now in place: One has to tax pay for fond distributions. One used to pay tax for ...
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Invest in Motley Fool 100 through UK ISA?

Is it possible to invest on a Motley Fool 100 based index through a UK ISA?
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UK shares Investment advice

Having read the Motley Fool UK Investment guide many years ago, I have invested in various index trackers through ISA over the years and am very happy with this. However... I just read the (US) ...
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Arrange custody for CREST-qualified London Stock Exchange shares

I own some shares in a non publicly traded investment company / mutual fund and I am told that the company is going to seek listing in the London Stock Exchange and have its shares become "CREST-...
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agreement change and company control

We have a company with 3 shareholders (1/3 of shares each). We are now restructuring and the distribution will be 45%, 45%, 10%. I and the investor will go from 33.3% to 45% while the third ...
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How does ownership in fractional shares work?

I've been trying to find out some more information about fractional shares, and how they work. I understand conceptually, you own x% of a share rather than x "full" shares, but I'm curious about how ...
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“Marked down as someone wanting to sell shares.” What does that mean?

A few years ago I and a few friends created a company based on the web. During the raising funds period, we got a plan for $500,000 for 20% and we got investors. The last news about investors that I ...
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How to square a rising share price with the company diluting the value of its existing shares [duplicate]

Company A's share price in the market continues to rise while at the same time, the company keeps announcing that they are issuing new shares for multiple M&A transactions. How is this possible ? ...
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What happens to the shares (of company A) in a “brokerage account” when company A gets bought?

I understand what happens to the shares of a company when the company is bought. What is not clear to me is if I own those shares through my account in a brokerage firm (e.g. Vanguard, Schwab, eTrade),...
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what is DEMAT equivalent in USA

I am new to USA. In India to trade in market one needs a Demat account and a trading account. but In USA, when I opened an account with a reputable brokerage there was no mention of an account similar ...
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How should I calculate how much my money is _grown_?

I invest in multiple streams - equities, mutual funds, bank deposits etc. Depending on the asset class, my rate of return is different, naturally. Some asset classes generate higher ROI (with higher ...
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Change in equity in a company

I'm very new to being a shareholder in a business and know nothing of the financial side because I am just a shareholder and not allowed to view the accounts etc. Long story short my % in the company (...
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Old physical shares

My father bought some shares a long time ago in physical form but he doesn’t remember anything about it such as where are the docs, how many shares he bought, etc. He only has a client ID. How can ...
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Holding shares of company filing for bankruptcy

I own few shares of PG&E and recently got an intimation from my broker regarding the chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by PG&E. However, I also see the stock price going up for some reason. I ...
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yahoo finance doesn't complete the industry growth estimate table. How can I find the industry growth?

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/BY/analysis?p=BY The last table is incomplete. How may I find the Industry growth?
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is it possible for a founder to own 70% of their company's shares even after the company IPOs?

I'm wondering, if a founder of a company owns 100% of the shares in their company and then they decide to do an IPO, is it possible for them to choose to sell only 30% shares to the public during the ...
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What is a capital repayment?

I got notified recently from a company I have shares in of a payment. I initially thought it was a dividend but under payment type it says "Capital Repayment". What does it mean, how is it different ...
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Is a business buyer ever responsible for the seller's taxes?

Bert and Ernie are both 50% shareholders in their small business. Ernie is losing passion and interest in the business, and is going to cut ties and explore other opportunities. Ernie and has agreed ...
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Best financial model to proportionally distribute the company's income to all employees? [closed]

I plan to start a project of something "innovative". And among some of the parts of the project that I'm thinking about, it's in the term of how money (profits) should be distributed. The truth is, I ...
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Calculating approximate returns based on IRR

Given an investment opportunity, which quotes an IRR of 10% (for example), is it possible to calculate an approximate return on investment? Let's say the project life is 5 years and money invested is $...
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Shares issued vs Shares outstanding and where to find in morningstar.co.uk

When talking about stocks. I am a bit confused with the term "Shares issued" and "Shares outstanding". Can someone please clarify me what is the difference? Also I want to know where to find the ...
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Why a company would prefer selling shares rather than borrowing money?

I hope this question doesn't sound stupid as I don't have much economic knowledge. If I understand it right, the point of selling shares is that a company can finance itself. But usually small ...