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Units for measuring corporate ownership.

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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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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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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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Is there an ETF/index fund respecting my individual ethical preferences?

The product I am looking for is a diversified ETF like MSCI World, excluding sectors that I do not want my money to be invested in. Ideally, I would be able to choose a basis ETF (like MSCI World), ...
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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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What is the UK-US tax treaty information relevant to IRS form W-8BEN for a private investor?

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw8ben.pdf I am looking to start buying shares in US companies, through brokerage firm 212. I need to fill in the above form to do that. What do I need to put in for ...
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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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Does a stock's price represent current liquidation of all shares?

For instance, if a stock is trading at 40 dollars per share, and there are one billion shares being traded, there will be a market capitalization of 40 billion dollars. Let's say the markets are ...
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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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Why would a company like Apple be buying back its own shares?

What is the reason that a company like AAPL is buying back its own shares? Does it have too much cash and it doesn't know what to do with it? So it is returning the cash back to investors?
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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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How do share buybacks work?

When a company announces a share buyback program, who do they actually buy back the shares from? Openly traded shares on a stock exchange? Is there a fixed price that they buy back at? If I own ...
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Do companies sell puts when buying back shares?

Say company X has a share price of $80. They think their shares are undervalued, and their board approved a buyback of $1 billion. Can company X use the $1 billion to sell puts at $79, with the idea ...
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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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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 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 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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Why are Key Statistics for the same company different on various sites?

I'm looking at the same company (doesn't matter which) across Yahoo, Google, Reuters etc and the key statistics differ. For example. The Return on Equity for 32Red Plc (TTR.L) is: Yahoo - 46.73% - ...
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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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Money Flow index (MFI) and deciding when money flow is positive or negative?

I was recently looking at the calculation for MFI - the money flow index. The calculation is as follows (From Stockcharts): * 1. Typical Price = (High + Low + Close)/3 * 2. Raw Money Flow = ...
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to trace shares from folio number?

I am in receipt of KYC updating reminder for my father. He has passed away in 2013 and these the two letter where only FOLIO number is written and number of shares. How to know more details and get ...
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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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Does selling index fund shares for the same amount the account grew by reduce the account's value?

I've been thinking about what retirement looks like, and I'm trying to figure something out. Let's say I have a sum invested ($Y) in an index fund that grew by 60k in 12 months, for a total value of $...
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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 ...
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Shares - Query about RSI (Relative Strength Index)

I often look at different bits and pieces of information for shares, and I know that a common indicator is the RSI (Relative Strength Index), where I believe it's considered overbought when it goes ...
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How do US companies release their public float share counts?

Looking at AAPL, how does Yahoo Finance calculate that today's float is 4.59B shares? I was hoping to find SEC filings from AAPL confirming this, but I can only conclude that the float was 5.20B back ...
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Yahoo's finance data for dividends is flat out wrong for CBA.AX. Why is that? [closed]

I looked the the dividend history for CBA.AX https://au.finance.yahoo.com/quote/CBA.AX/history?period1=686152800&period2=1525010400&interval=div%7Csplit&filter=div&frequency=1d and ...
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What happens to the initial shares after opening a LTD company?

I have just opened my first LTD company in the UK, and I am trying to understand the way one goes about it. Being a self taught person I have been trying to understand how it works by reading .GOV ...
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Is it best to exercise options shares when they vest, or wait

For my situation, is it better for me to exercise all my option shares whenever they vest (are exercisable), or is there any advantage to waiting? What are the pros and cons? What is the tax aspect, ...
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How to record “short premium” in double-entry accounting? [closed]

I write (sell to open) puts on margin for “short premium” on my personal account. The contract note for an opening transaction lists a number of components: • contract number • option symbol • strike ...
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Effect of company issued options on share price

A company has 100,000 shares and 100,000 unexercised call options (company issued). Share price and strike price both at $1. I assume the fact that these options exist will slow any price increases ...
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how to find out if a company has stock/shares to invest in?

Scenario: Lets say I'm walking down main street and a company or two catch my eye as possible investment opportunities. How do I go about finding if they have stock/shares to invest in? Some may ...
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Dragon oil plc shares

I still have dragon oil shares which were bought out in 2015 and had a compulsory purchase. Can I still cash in those shares and if so how and where do I start?
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Is is possible to specifically search for crashing stocks?

A part of my personal investment strategy is to buy shares that have just fallen to a very low point. Recent examples include Zalando and TomTom, both of which I trust to recover soon. Looking for ...
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How closely tied are UK Stocks & Shares ISAs to the value of the Pound?

I have some savings in a Stocks & Shares ISA. Let's suppose that something is going to happen in the next six months which will cause the value of the Pound to plummet. Will I see the value of ...
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What is the value of these phantom units?

The wording of this paragraph is not clear to me. Does the value of the Phantom Units equate to 0.25% of the FMV, or do they equate to 0.25% of 10% of full FMV? The number of Phantom Units granted ...