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Reverse Stock Split with 1 share

I would like some clarification on why my portfolio still shows that I own 1 share of CYTX at an average cost of $3.90, when in reality, I purchased 1 share for $0.39 several months ago? From what I'...
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What factors can cause a sizable difference between “bid” and “ask” prices on a stock?

I have this stock on which the last price (at market close) was USD $9.10/share. However the last bid on it was $8.80 (5) and the last ask was $10.75 (94). The amounts in parenthesis show the number ...
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Does news that is released during after hours trading still affect the stock the following day?

If an earning report is really good. However it is released the previous day, during after hours trading time. Will it still potentially impact the day? I ask this because I assume that the stock ...
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Automatic ASK price increase when it is reached

Numerous times I have seen the ASK price not increase when an OTC stock reaches that price which kills the upward momentum. Why wouldn't the ASK automatically increase?
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Does a stocks price reflect how much the company is making?

I have read a couple articles like the one below, and i am a little confused on what is the facts. Looking a this stock: MSPC They have 5.6B shares outstanding On 2/14/2018 they closed at 0.0001 ...
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Calculation of different types of earnings per share

I'm confused about how to calculate diluted earnings per share. As far as I know, for any type of EPS, one must divide the earnings attributable to relevant shareholders by the weighted average number ...
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At which P/E ratio can a stock be considered overvalued?

What's the "highest" P/E ratio that can be considered healthy? Sure, someone can argue that company X has growth potential, but even that is limited. For example: Netflix has currently a P/E ratio of ...
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If a stock assures that they will never pay out any dividends in the whole future of the company, is it worth anything? [duplicate]

I've had this discussion a lot with friends. It is simalar to this question: If a stock doesn't pay dividends, then why is the stock worth anything? ...But it is actually not the same. Most ...
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Would earning reports or other filings for a retail outlet include a breakdown of sales by category?

I am evaluating stock traded on NASDAQ for a retail establishment. I want to learn what portion of this establishments sales come from different departments. For example, I want to know if 20% of ...
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Trailing or forward earnings to calculate SP500?

If I have current earnings for the SP500 of $160, should trailing or forward P/E be used to calculate the SP500's price? What is the difference in using one over the other?
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What does Jim Simons signify by “stocks don’t double in a day”?

Source: D. T. Max. “Jim Simons, the Numbers King.” The New Yorker, December 18 & 25, 2017 Issue He hired another mathematician, whom he’d met at the I.D.A., and they began to create models that ...
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What is it called when a big player buys/sells so much volume of an asset that it changes the price?

Is there a term for when a big player buys/sells so much volume of an asset (stock, currency, gold, etc.) that it changes the price? Is there a name for this type of player? I want to know the ...
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Tracking health of a stock portfolio

Most brokerage accounts highlight the current return on your investment (average cost-basis of your portfolio is X, now market value is Y, so your return is Z%). But I don't find this single metric ...
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Investment strategy for Google: What did I do wrong?

Background: I started investing in stocks in October 2017. I have a $22K portfolio which is 60% software, 20% semiconductor, 10% healthcare, 10% others (retail, banking, etc.). It's tech-heavy ...
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Why can more jobs mean more inflation and decreased stock prices? What are other links in the chain to watch out for? [closed]

Many news outlets, such as this one (there are many examples), are reporting that the current US stock sell-off is due to a stronger-than-expected jobs report in January and fears of inflation and ...
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Revenue Vs. Earnings

I have been trying to understand the impact of news and earnings reports on stock price, but this one has confused me. Starbucks released earnings on the 25th and came up short on expected revenue but ...
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What website provided R-Square value of a stock? [closed]

I'm trying to find a website which gives me R Squared value of a stock. So far looked at at least 10 websites. I can find every analytics but R-Square! I looked at Yahoo Finance, Reuters, fools.com ,...
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What happened in 1926 that made data on stock dividends reliable?

I read in Boglehead's Guide to Investing (second edition): Stock dividends can be a major source of fund returns. Since 1926, when reliable data first became available, dividends have accounted for ...
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NAV higher than than the share itself - why?

Why should a stock be cheaper than its NAV? A share (not ETF, just a normal share) that I own has a NAV of 163 - but is traded at 142 Shouldn't the trade price be higher than the NAV? What stops me ...
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Legality of Providing Online Stock Advice, as a Shareholder

Is it illegal to provide stock tips on online forums, if you are also investing or have invested in the same stocks?
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Identify good US bank stocks to invest based on Loan ratios

I am looking into investing in US bank stocks. What I know is banks collect interest on loans and pay interest on deposits. The difference is called "spread" which contribute to big part of bank's ...
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Relevance of indicators like RSI for long-term investing

How relevant are indicators like RSI and CCI for investing in stocks when not focusing on day- or short-term trading?
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Create a candlestick chart from past transactions

I have been logging the buy/sell transactions for bitcoin on a specific exchange and I'd like to create a candlestick chart from it. Instinctively, I think I should decide on an time interval and ...
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Bank - bad loan provision & bad debt written off [closed]

I am doing financial health analysis for banks. The health checks involved are: Bad Loan provisions > actual Bad Debts written off ? I check across financial statements, there are 3 related fields: ...
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Better way to calculate earning growth rate to have quick glance on company earning quality

I was wondering, what is a better way, to calculate earning growth rate, to have a quick glance on company earning quality? In ycharts, according to https://ycharts.com/glossary/terms/eps_growth , ...
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Reading depth charts and mathematics of price determination

This is a very basic question, and I apologize if this is the incorrect space to ask about the subject of mathematics applied to computational output of price for stocks; however, I am wondering how '...
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What percent of first post-IPO earnings reports are disappointing?

It seems like every time a company has its IPO, the next earnings report fails to meet expectations and the stock price plummets. Shouldn't expectations be lower considering the frequency at which ...
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Why does high frequency trading remove small bid-ask spreads?

"The major benefit of HFT is it has improved market liquidity and removed bid-ask spreads that previously would have been too small." - Investopedia "The size of the bid-ask spread from one asset ...
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Stock Split mean double the stock units?

Financial Year Subject Subdivision Type Stock Split Description SHARE SPLIT INVOLVING THE SUBDIVISION OF EVERY 1 ORDINARY SHARE IN PENTAMASTER CORPORATION BERHAD ("PCB") INTO 2 ORDINARY SHARES IN ...
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Static and Dynamic, Major/Minor Support and Resistance in Stock Trading/Investing

I was reading a short article the article is here. The author talks about Static and Dynamic support and resistance. While I understand the concept of support and resistance (also to an extent major ...
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How much will a stock be worth after a merger?

Suppose I own a common stock in ABC Corp that's currently worth $32.00. Now XYZ Inc and ABC Corp have completed a merger agreement, with XYZ Inc agreeing to pay $36 for each share of ABC Corp, ...
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How do I calculate Return on Equity using moneycontrol data?

I am just starting with the stock market and I find the terms in books/tutorials not exactly matching with the balance sheet values. I am trying to calculate Return on equity= Net Income/Avg ...
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How can one protect oneself from a dividend stock with decreasing price?

I'm still learning to invest my money correctly and I found my investing strategy and my goal, but I think there's a flaw in my thinking and I wanted you to give me some advice or point me on one ...
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Personal finance in EFU and NAFA

I have invested in management growth fund from EFU and National bank NAFA. I want to know why my investment is having loss in 4 to 5 months. I have about 140,000.00 loss every month. Should I ...
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Where to find stock stochastic oscillator? [closed]

Any someone recommend a good site to find reliable stochastic oscillator graphs? I have looked up online and couldn't find any good reliable source. Stochastic Oscillator can be very useful to find ...
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After Hours S&P 500

I know that while major stock markets are closed, many instruments continue trading overnight. I imagine that some of these instruments track the S&P 500. Is there some easy way to follow these? ...
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What does negative Total Equity mean in McDonald's balance sheet?

What does negative Total Equity mean in McDonald's balance sheet? Please refer to https://finance.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AMCD&fstype=ii&ei=3ZDCWaDdFcyauATPnb6wBg For "Total Equity" row, ...
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How to interpret stock performance charts “vs S&P 500”

I'm new to investing, and have been trying to reconcile what various financial advisors recommend for long-term holdings. Some recommend sticking to passively managed index funds, claiming that few, ...
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Announcement of rights offering (above market price) causing stock price increase [duplicate]

I am befuddled by the announcement of a rights offering in which stockholders were given the right to purchase the stock at a price of 5.50$ when the market price was at 4.40$. This seemed very ...
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CandleStickChart: How to understand the timestamp of a candlestick

I'm in the process of learning to read candlestick charts. Many websites using candlesticks will display a single timestamp if you hover the mouse over a candle. Since a candle is a visualisation of ...
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How much is an asset producing $X/month is worth?

Let's say there is an asset that produces $1000/month. There is a limited amount of them in total, let's say 1000 of them (each generating $1000/month). No more can be printed or generated. This ...
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How is Shooting Star treated when a stock is in uptrend

So I've started learning Candlesticks and I stumbled on Inverted Hammer i.e. shooting star. I was wondering what would I do with it when it appears in a uptrend stock.
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What makes a stock get 40 times avg daily volume without any news?

I have been watching the ticker CDNA for a while now, in 4.5 they released news regarding its newly developed service AlloSure recieving draft LCD which is big news for this kind of company, the news ...
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How do some symbols suddenly have no data?

Specifically, I'm looking at INVN and it has no data. But there are somehow news events about it. I've noticed this has happened before a few times with different symbols. How can there be no data / ...
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What factors of a stock help determine its potential [closed]

I'm trying to figure out what are the factors of a stock on the stock market you would look at to calculate its probability of profit vs loss. I'm very new to this, just trying to understand what ...
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How can Volume be greater than Open Interest?

Notice how at the strike price of 30 and 35 for Puts, you have volume at 22 and 7, but Open Interest at 0. If volume is the number of trades made a day, and Open Interest is the number of contracts ...
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What is a “Triangle” and how do you calculate it?

So while looking at LiteCoin graphs that "analyst" (used loosely because I don't know their creds) put together, I saw this and I was curious how to come to this conclusion. (taken from here https://...
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What is the 'period' defined as for trading indicators?

I see SMA5, SMA50, EMA13 etc.. but it's not obvious what the "period" over which these averages are taken. If I have a graph showing last 24 hours of data and select SMA20, does it average the last ...
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Calculating the value of an investors inventory

This is most likely a very trivial question but I thought I should ask since I have no one to talk to about it and also since a google search failed to turn anything up (I also searched this forum but ...
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How does a stake sale affect a company's stock price?

I've read an article about a company I'm planning to invest in is planning to sell a 20% stake of the company to an unnamed "strategic investor". Proceeds of the sale will be used to "to fund loan ...

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