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Difference between stock market shares and overall company shares

I have had a doubt, it would be really appreciated if someone could clear it to me. if there are 1000 shares of a company ABC in the stock market, and I purchase 300. Does that mean I own, 30% of the ...
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Can I be held liable for tax obligations by simply accepting Ordinary Shares without further action?

I've been granted the opportunity to accept a certain number of Ordinary (voting) shares with a nominal value of £0.01 each, along with an exercise option. This option allows me to exercise these ...
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Can a publicly traded company set limitations on stock ownership?

Such as limiting stock ownership to natural persons, and if so, only up to a certain share/percentage per person? To, for example, prevent that any one person gains a controlling interest?
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How do high net-worth individuals get divorced?

I saw an article the other day about how Jeff Bezos, the majority owner of Amazon, got divorced and had to pay his wife billions. If he has much of his fortune tied up in equity, how does he liquidate ...
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I just found my Euro Disney S.C.A share certificates

I've been trying yo find out how i can sell my Euro Disney S.C.A shares. I know Euro Disney brought back the shares in 2017
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Transcontinental minerals inc

Transcontinental minerals inc..I have 2 capital stocks certificates from 1994 and have paper from the companys my grandfather gave them to my sister and i but cant find anything on them theres 9000 ...
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Investment Accounts For People That Regularly Change Country

I would like to invest ~$20,000 a year, ideally mainly in funds. I am a British Citizen however I regularly move country, roughly once every 2 years. I have been in the UK for the past 2 years and ...
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Acquisition/Share holding question

I am trying to figure out my share calculations. I have vested 10,000 shares in my company and they are a private tech company that seems to be on track to be acquired in the next six months. Do I get ...
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What is the probability of each tier of creditor/equity claims being made whole?

In bankruptcy, the broad "tiers" for debt settlement are: Secured debt (going in order of first lien to second lien and so on) Priority unsecured debt General unsecured debt Preferred ...
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Why doesn't share movement match difference between open and close?

Can someone explain why in the screenshot the opening price is $245 and the closing price is $251 (a difference of $6+) but the green text shows the movement as only +$1.38?
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Is there a free, online stock screener for UK stocks? [closed]

Does anyone know if there is a free online Stock Screener for UK stocks, especially for the companies in the FTSE100? I'm looking for something similar to the Stock Screener created by Google Finance,...
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Does investing more money into stocks increase chances of profit?

Assume someone wanted to invest in stocks for the sole purpose of profiting as soon as possible. Given the risky nature of stocks, would investing bigger amounts of money increase the chances of more ...
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Can a company with a very large valuation still be held privately?

We see many companies with extremely high valuations like Microsoft, Google, Amazon etc. All these companies are held publicly. (Although the founder might be holding a large portion of the shares; I ...
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What are the reasons for company buyouts, why being a majority stakeholder is not enough?

Why companies are being bought out/taken over completely, why not becoming of a majority shareholder is not enough? Why Elon Musk bought the whole Twitter, why he didn't get just 51% share of the ...
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When a company is listed in more than one exchange, how the stock exchange prevents a double sell of the same share

What prevents a broker from selling the same share simultaneously at two different stock exchanges?
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Is a stock ISA simply the account one uses to invest in investment platforms?

No matter what I read/watch, it isn't quite clear to me if a stocks/shares ISA is one of the following two: an account where I can put some money into, and then invest that same money (by linking it ...
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When a journalist writes "shareholders wiped out" what does this actually mean?

I was reading a newspaper article in the FT where a journalist wrote "shareholders wiped out in restructuring deal". As a novice I'm struggling to conceptualize what "wiped out" ...
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Company taken over by new owners, how?

More than 10 years ago I was working in, and a part owner of, a company that was traded on the OTC BB. Specifically, my shares were restricted shares under SEC Rule 144, and the shares were not in any ...
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Demating City Union Bank

City Union Bank Share certificate held by my wife jointly with me was returned without demat in 2007 by M/s Integrated Enterprises due to signature mismatch etc. I happened to locate the physical ...
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Are losses inside a stocks and shares isa tax refundable in anyway?

I invested 40k in stocks and shares isa. They lost value by 15k. Is there any way to make this tax deductible somehow? I hear rich people do stuff like this often. I'm still holding onto the shares ...
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Selling UK inherited shares when resident abroad in a non permitted jurisdiction

I have recently inherited a small number of shares from my mother. These are held by COMPUTERSHARE on behalf of AVIVA. I am executor and sole beneficiary and am trying to liquidate the estate. ...
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We found share certificates of the Preferred stock from Waconia Creamery Association Waconia MN first one dated 1943 -1958. Are they worth anything?

Waconia Creamery Association gave the farmers that sold milk to the creamery shares in the business. It might have been a Co-op. We think the creamery was part of Waconia Farm Supply. Later it was ...
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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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Why are preferred shares in the Korean market traded at a discount?

According to the answers here, voting rights don't really matter when it comes to the price of shares. Also, I am not sure about the US market, but in the Korean market, a preferred share usually pays ...
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Why is the price of Berkshire Hathaway B class shares proportional to the face value and not the voting rights?

So there are BRK.A and BRK.B. The face value of BRK.A is 1,500 times of that of BRK.B, and BRK.A has 10,000 times the voting rights of BRK.B. BRK.A is normally traded at about 1,500 times the price of ...
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Where are the Direct Stock Purchases (DSP) sold?

I am new to stack trading. I want to understand if the stock bought directly from a company via Direct Stock Purchase and is in my Demat account, be sold through another Online Brokerage account I ...
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I don't have a folio number or the documents of the shares

My father have bought few shares from different companies long ago and lost his documents. And now apart from the company names he doesn't have any other information like folio number or document ...
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What type of shares do you sell - the good ones or bad ones?

This may sound like a n00b question, but I've never seen any guidance on exactly which shares to sell when wanting to convert some of my portfolio into cash to use for spending. There are many online ...
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How to use short selling to safeguard or protect an investment?

I came across the following question: Kumar has 100 shares of ABC Co. which he bought at $ 50. The current market price is $ 140. Illustrate how Kumar using short selling can safeguard or protect his ...
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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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Gnucash trial balance does not balance after entering sale of shares with unrealized gain [closed]

I have been through a few bad transactions turned up by in imbalanced trial balance in Gnucash, but this one stumps me. It seems to be different from the others. I have used the method posted a while ...
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Why can I not buy fractional stock, but see fractional amounts vested?

I can't buy fractional shares, only integers. But I get some shares from my company as compensation and those are fractional all the time (like 1.7 shares). Also, when dividends are automatically ...
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At what price does a stock get traded if the buy order price is higher than the sell order price?

If a Buyer submits an order for buy price of $10 and a Seller submits an order to sell at $8 - does the price sell at the Buy or the Sell price?
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Which currency is used when investing in ETFs for foreign indices?

If for example, I invest in an ETF for the S&P 500 or USD Treasury Bond ETF, from the UK with £1000, will this automatically be converted into USD? Then if USD grows stronger against GBP, will ...
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I have a legal document describing the purchase of shares, but how do I notify the IRS or State?

I have a very long document that explains a great deal of details that the purchaser and founder had regarding the share of sales. It explains the rights of shareholders, distributions, and many more ...
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What was the true stock price of TOPS ships back in the day?

Taking into account reverse splits, it couldn't have been the $173,000,000 a share. Aren't past prices adjusted as the different X's (example 20x) what it "actually was"? Youd have to ...
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How do I profit from having a share in an LLC?

Sorry in advance if I'm asking this question in a wrong place. For example, if I posses 10% of shares in an LLC in the US that is worth $10 million, what do I profit from? I mean company profits, ...
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What Happens to Cofounders' Shares when they IPO?

When a company starts off, 100% of shares are owned by cofounders. By the time a company is considering an IPO, the shares are owned like 70% by cofounders and 30% by options-holders like employees (I ...
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Pros and cons of share consolidation

There's a UK company I know of that are consolidating their shares by a factor of 50. The share price is currently around 15p and at the end of the month the consolidation will take place. From an ...
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my Europcar shares are gone !! France

France Boursorama I checked my bank account today and I noticed that all my Europcar shares are gone. I heard that Europcar will be purchased by VOLKSWAGEN GROUP. I received some letters from my bank ...
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Are shares I issue when forming my company "paid for" or "unpaid"? (UK Ltd Companies)

"There is no obligation to pay for shares unless the company is wound up or goes into liquidation. However, as most shares are issued to raise capital, it is common to pay for them when they are ...
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Why would I vote for an increase in the number of authorized shares?

Whole Foods is requesting its shareholders to vote: To approve an amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of the Company’s common stock ...
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Share price goes to zero then goes back up

I've never invested in shares, so I know very little to nothing. But there is a question I've always had about shares (feel free to treat me as stupid when explaining... Will actually help). If I buy ...
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UK investor in US ETFs

I have a question which I hope you can help with. I am interested in an US ETF to invest in. Now, my current brokers Freetrade, Hargreaves do not offer US ETFs due to being identified as PRIIPS thus ...
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Pro Rata - Calculate the amount of shares to buy

A company gets incorporated with only 2 stakeholders: 1st stakeholder has 250 shares (a.k.a 33.33%) 2nd stakeholder has 500 shares (a.k.a 66.67%) Price per share: 1$ On it's first financing round: ...
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Basics 101 - what is the concept of creating a employee share pool and what happens to existing shares? [closed]

We have a startup with 3 initial share holders, sharing 10,000 shares divided 2500/3700 and 3800. We want to get things in order now for investment and pre-emptively create an option pool for ...
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What do brokers like IC Markets, IG Markets, Exness,... do with CFDs?

I understand that I don't own any share if I do CFDs but does the broker like IC Markets, IG Markets, Exness, ... buy the actual shares if I do CFDs trade buys or the broker does not buy the actual ...
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Hostile takeover bid to turn company private - how does it work (current context: Musk / Twitter)?

With regard to the current coverage of Musk announcing his wish to turn Twitter into a private company, I'd appreciate some clarification: Twitter stock, according to Yahoo Finance, is owned by ...
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Is it possible for the dividend rate to decrease at a constant rate to the future?

I came across the following question; Mayfair corporation is expected to pay 40% dividends to its shareholders as its next dividend. However, the company announces that it is not expecting to pay a ...
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Does balance sheet common stock outstanding include RSU's and other restricted shares?

For example I am looking at the stock ticker $USER. I know that it does not include employee options (I think) but does it include other dilutive shares or not? Usually companies have 2 parts for this,...

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