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Shares outstanding

Considering all shares outstanding are already owned, for someone to buy shares in that company they wouldn't be able to until someone sold shares? (Assuming no new issues etc.) So hypothetically, ...
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Can reverse stock splits create fractional shares with infinitely repeating decimals?

Suppose I own 1 share of company A. Company A then decides to undergo a 1 for 3 reverse stock split. After the reverse split, I will own 1/3 shares (i.e. 0.333333... shares). The number of shares I ...
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What is the difference between “Shell” and “Shell PLC”?

I see two shares which seem to be of the same company: Shell (Royal Dutch Shell) (A): WKN: A0D94M; ISIN: GB00B03MLX29 Shell PLC: WKN: A0ER6S; ISIN: GB00B03MM408 What exactly is the difference ...
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What does it mean when a company offers more stock to holders? [duplicate]

Example: Diffusion Pharmaceuticals files to sell 5.82M shares of common stock for holders. Is this good?
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Do companies sell shares by selling treasury shares, or do they issue new ones?

Suppose a public company has 1,000,000 authorized shares, of which 400,000 have been issued. The company starts a share-buyback program and buys 100,000 shares. So there are now 100,000 shares in the ...
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What is SPX500USD?

I am wondering what is SPX500USD? https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/OANDA-SPX500USD/?route_range=full This has a different value than the SPX. I am thinking this is some sort of futures? Thank ...
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Where can the founder of a company sell his stocks?

Let's assume that we have a tech company that wants to go public. In its IPO, the founder of the company wants to get $10 millions for 10% percent of the company. Those $10 millions will be ...
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What is period end basic number of $0.50 ordinary shares outstanding?

I was checking HSBC 2020 Q1 earnings release's balance sheet, and under share count, the first line says "period end basic number of $0.50 ordinary shares outstanding." I believe that the first line ...
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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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Which US organization acts as the central depository for shares?

In Singapore, my shares are held by an organization known as the Central Depository (CDP). Regardless of which stock brokerage firm I am using, I can see the same shares, as all of the shares I own ...
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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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Difference of NAV and market price on stock shares and funds

For the case of companies, my understanding is that the NAV (net asset value) is all its assets minus its liabilities. Then, this value is divided by the total number of shares the company has issued ...
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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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Diluting Shares vs Reserving Shares

I often read about a startup company diluting its shares, in order to provide additional shares for an investor during an investment round. This means that the ownership % for the co-founders is ...
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Where are RSUs issued from?

Beginner here. Let us say, I join some company X. They offer me 400 stocks over 4 years of vesting period. Similar to me, there will be hundreds of employees who will be joining everyday. Doing a ...
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Some basic questions

If someone bought 100% shares of a company (I know that it is not so simple to do in practice), can he decide that the company whose shares he bought will pay him salary every month? How is it in the ...
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Why “50% plus one share” instead of “more than 50%”?

As far as I know, some legal definitions of shareholder majority are expressed in terms of "50% of the shares plus 1 share". Why not simply "more than 50%" or perhaps "an amount of full shares that ...
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Why do shares in some companies that have a net loss annually increase in price? [duplicate]

I have recently noticed in some companies (technology-based ones in particular) that they end up in a net loss in their annual report (sometimes for the past several years), although their share ...
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Find net cumulative return from my Investment Report for a 3 month period

I have an Investment Report for a 3 month period that shows me: Number of Shares, Book Cost, Market Price, Market Value, Est Income, Est Yiels, Total Value % How do I work out the cumulative return ...
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I received a share of Apple stock. Now what?

For my 13th birthday, I received a single share of AAPL, Apple Inc. I framed my certificate, and placed it up on my wall, but what else can I do? I am aware of the basic mechanics of buying and ...
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Investing in shares of company one works for

My company gives us a discount of 15% when we buy its shares. Should I ignore that discount and invest in a range of companies to reduce my risk? Or should I invest major chunk of money in the company ...
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Ruchi Soya industries ltd shares [closed]

What is wrong with Ruchi Soya industries ltd shares (5% up per day). They are increasing in steps per day. There are 0 sellers, how can someone then buy those shares? Is only price increasing due to ...
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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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What happens when a company I have shares in invests in another company

If I own shares in a company. Let’s say Alphabet (Google) and they invest in another company say Tesla. How does that affect my holdings in Alphabet. For example if the Tesla share price goes up does ...
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How close is the fate of Berkshire Hathaway tied to Warren Buffet?

We all are humans. Humans are mortal, and so is Warren Buffet. Given he is an elderly man close to 90, it is quite likely that he will pass away in the next years. Sad events like these often cause ...
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Where should I keep the money for the shares I purchased from my UK startup business?

I am at the beginning of setting up a UK business and started it with one share valued at £1.00. I am the owner of this single share. I am now wanting to pay the amount I owe for the share to the ...
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Buying shares when the price goes down 2% and selling shares when it goes up 2%

Suppose I have 50,000 in a tracker. Because it's an aggregate of the share index, it can obviously go up or down but what it certainly does is fluctuate up or down. What is the problem, if any, of ...
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A stock needs to have a combination of a buyer and a seller in order to exchange hands. Then how is the supply and demand created?

I have no background in the stock market and I have just started to learn about it. Please excuse me if this is a stupid question. What I know so far is that if I have to sell a share, there has to ...
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What are some good platforms & resources to start investing? [closed]

I've been interested in buying and selling stocks/shares for a while, but I don't know which platform to use. There seem to be various options, but it's hard to see which are run by legitimate ...
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How can US stocks change so much without any new company activity?

I follow the market every day. It is rushing to recover losses over the last few weeks. However, stock prices are not mirroring the actual activity of the companies, only because liquidity in ...
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Bought shares in a company at a low price but the cost of shares increased

I placed an order to buy a couple hundred shares in a company at the cost of 165. I clicked continue. It then took me to another page and gave me 15 seconds to complete at that same price. I ...
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Accumulating shares by selling PUT options

Let's say I believe there is a 50% chance TSLA goes to 300 and I'm a long term Tesla bull trying to accumulate more shares. I've filled my boots so far, but still have 20k and thinking what's a good ...
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Recover long lost shares held by brokerage that got acquired

I am a UK citizen and had a brokerage account with suretrade.com in 2001, with a number of positions in NASDAQ traded companies which today would be worth a few thousand USD for the companies still ...
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What are the actual mechanics of rises and falls in the stock market?

I have very little understanding of stock markets/ share prices, etc. I have done some very basic investing- just through a third party, where the actual trading is done for me by the third party, but ...
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What if a quoted company is doing so poorly that it can't sell its shares at any price?

I understand that in order for a trade to occur, a buyer and a seller must agree on the price and that the number of shares transacted at that price is determined by the number of shares available at ...
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Where to invest ~£20000 for a UK based business, medium term

My UK based business has some cash flow generating no income whatsoever. I don't expect to need this cash for the next few years. Am thinking of investing it on shares through some index tracker. Is ...
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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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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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How does a public company issue new shares without diluting the value held by existing shareholders?

When a public company issues new shares, the total number of shares traded in a secondary market goes up. Assuming there is no change in the fundamentals of the company and the profitability, I would ...
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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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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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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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Am I scammed by this company?

I'd like to ask for a bit of help. In a bad moment I put a good amount of money into a supposedly broker firm. Now we are in a situation where it happens my shares are preferred shares and they can't ...
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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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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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How can someone own only a part of a share of stock? Are the rights any different with a fractional share?

A friend told me, he is able to buy parts of a share. So he does not buy one or two shared but one and 1/5 of a share (1.20). Is this a benefit from the digital age? Because in the past, when shares ...
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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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