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Why does Royal Bank of Scotland's market cap not reflect the shares outstanding or the equity on the balance sheet?

I'm a novice investor that's looking at a UK bank. It's market cap according to popular websites such as Hargreaves Lansdowne and Yahoo finance is £12 billion (bn). The current share price is £1.04. ...
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Stock loans: Question about “Put” also defined as “Insurance Policy”

I have a question related to stock loans industry. The so called "Put" is insurance which protects the downside. Lets say the lender had decided, before receiving the stocks to the brokerage account ...
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Are these ratios I calculated actually useful?

I have worked out a growth portfolio to backtest against the S&P 500. I am now trying to find the last few assets that are underperforming. Here is a backtest analysis (note that some funds have ...
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ISDA Master Agreement

I'm trying to understand some terms relating to an ISDA / International Swaps and Derivatives Association Master Agreement. I'm doing this so that I can analyse a company that provides FX services to ...
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Why the examples of calculating liquidating value in Security Analysis do not include long-term liabilities?

I am reading Security Analysis Chapter 43: Significance of the Current-Asset Value. In the chapter, the author gave a few examples of how to calculate the liquidating value of a firm. However, in ...
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Is it possible to calculate share price previous to stock split based on adjusted close price?

The price of NSE:HDFCBANK was around Rs. 2K+ before it split on 19-Sep-2019. I am using AlphaVantage to get stock price for NSE:HDFCBANK. It does not show the stock price before stock split as Rs. 2K+....
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How to calculate how much stock a company can buy back (factoring in liquidity) and how much they have bought back per quarter?

Is there a way to tell / estimate how much stock a company has bought back during a given period and at what price (I get that you could infer amount by comparing shares on the balance sheets between ...
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Candle sticks and effect of index price on stock

The following are the candle stick charts of NASDAQ COMPOSITE, AAPL and UBER for 2/7/2020. My questions from the chart are: There is long high candle wick for NASDAQ and AAPL. But UBER has a long ...
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S&P divisor and new stock issued

I am trying to calculate net dollar amount of stock issued / buyback, with change in divisor. I am assuming that the divisor only changes with change in stocks as it is market capital weighted index. ...
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old GM asset values

I have been sitting on 10 units of Motors Liquidation GUV tr cusip 62010U101 and 10,000 of GM Corp Note 7.2%. these assets go way back to the bankruptcy. I assume they are worthless and want to get ...
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Net Income Attributable to Parent vs Net Income after Tax?

What does net income attributable to parent mean vs just the net income after tax? Why is it different?
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Releasing several 424B2 under several consecutive days

I realize sometimes, there's companies releasing a bunch of 424B2 (SEC) files under several consecutive days. A recent example of that might be TVIX. Is it a good or a bad sign for the company? Why do ...
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Are there any data sources for tracking largest daily changes in stocks? [closed]

I'm hoping to study stocks with the largest moves in a single day. Is there either a website which provides historical data, or a webpage with sufficient parameters in the URL so that I can scrape ...
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Arbitrage strategy for a given put option price

Binomial Option pricing model question In the following question, S0 = stock price at time t = 0, u = up factor, d = down factor. r = risk free interest rate. Stock price at time t = 1 is either S0*...
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Positive First Quarter results but the price dropped 20%. How can this be explained?

Yesterday TLRD released their first quarter results after market and today they are trading down 20%. Why did their stock price fall 20%. The first quarter report looked to be positive. Is there ...
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Is there a register that shows the companies with notifiable interest in a stock?

I am based in the UK but the question is global where it applies. In the UK if a company holds more than 3% of stock, they must issue an RNS stating their holdings as they have a notifiable interest. ...
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How to trade fundamentally good stocks over the short to medium term?

Once I have determined a company to be fundamentally good and I determine that it has good future growth and value, what is a good technical method to profit from the stock of this company over the ...
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What is considered high or low when talking about volume?

I was reading this Investopedia article How To Use Volume To Improve Your Trading, which talks about high and low volumes. Does "high volume" mean high compared to itself in the past? Or compared to ...
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Help identifying trading strategy based on Mandelbrot

I came across a set of pictures regarding a trading strategy using pure mathematics. Normally, I am quite skeptic regarding any strategy that uses some sort of 'golden formula', but this particular ...
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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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Why sales of a company can be more than its earnings

At this link: http://www.thestreet.com/quote/ABX/details/company-profile.html Under per share data: Earnings: 3.36 Sales:14.14 Now Earnings are made up of sales and other stuff. So how comes sales ...
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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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In a quote-driven market, how do market makers figure out bid/ask prices and bid/ask sizes?

I understand that bid/ask prices and bid/ask sizes are ultimately determined by the market maker. I am curious about some general principles that the market maker follows when determining the above ...
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Sell only a stock profits

Assuming one have 100 stocks of a company. Assuming this stock goes 1% up and down zig zagging for a year. Person A keep his money in the stock for a year and then test results ( profit is 0 ) Person ...
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What to check in the Quarterly Financials to know the future price movement?

The following is the quarterly financials for AAPL. What financial result in the list can indicate the strength of the company and it is rightly valued? Does the stock price normally adjusts to the ...
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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 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 to reconcile these contradictory statements about the effect of volume on stock price?

This link states: Sharp increases in price and sharp increases in volume can mean bulls have been exhausted, all buyers have bought and there is no one else but sellers; the result is bearish On ...
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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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How to get information about historical stock option prices for a defunct company?

It has previously been asked how to get historical stock prices for a defunct company: How to find historical stock price for a de-listed or defunct company? I would like to know how to get ...
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Shorting stocks: Indicators that a stock will drop?

I always see articles about "predicting when a stock will rise", but haven't found something for the opposite. Are there any indicators or combination of things that are proven to indicate that a ...
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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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Market index analysis and techniques [closed]

how can i determine market indexes ups and downs in stock market. mean that when will market green and when would be red. is trade-volume affect the market index rate? any analysis or techniques.
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What do you think the fair price of this stock is based on these summarized financial statements? [closed]

I have been trying to make a valuation by reading the financial statements, but I believe I am just guessing. I have an idea, but I do not understand completely. Can I get a valuation and a short ...
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When a Company was expected and then made a profit of X $ then that X$ increased it's share price. or those the Sellers and Buyers [duplicate]

When a Company was expected and then made a profit of X $ then That X$ increased it's share price. or those the Sellers and Buyers? Is it because Company A did a profit of X amount, so X is now ...
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Optimize return of dividends based on payout per share

A cursory search with the title of the question would most likely point a person towards looking at Div. yield or P/E ratio. The closest I term I can find to what I describe is Div. per share (DPS). ...
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What happened to Houston American Energy Corp. (HUSA) that made their stock crash?

I noticed this HUSA stock. And seen that they were steadily over the $10 line for most of 2010-2011 and at the beginning of 2012 they started going down. Yahoo Finance shows that they were upgraded ...
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Order book trading / low volume [closed]

In a stock exchange where there is low volume overall , can a trading strategy based on the order book be effective ? Given that you have all the executions and the best five bids and asks. Any ...
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Is there a name for this type of pattern with ultra strong support and resistance?

This particular example is from DBC. I see it a lot on low volume stocks and penny stocks. Is there a technical name for these kind of resistance lines / patterns? Is there any way to make sense of ...
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Why do people build a stock portfolio if one could get a higher return from bank interest than dividend per annum?

I was looking at stock prices and dividends the other day, and wondered this. Large companies whose shares I was looking at had dividends of the order of ~1-2%, such as 0.65%, or 1.2% or some such. My ...
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Is this how stock trading works? [closed]

This is a very basic question about the Stock Exchange, and I was looking for some concrete answers with a general understanding of how it works. When a Stock Exchange is open for business in a ...
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Coronavirus crisis: why Microsoft & Amazon more resisting compared to Google? [closed]

just checking some stock prices: Google: 1530$ before the crises. now at 1100$ --> -28% Amazon: 2170$ before the crises. now at 1910$ --> -12% Microsoft: 190$ before the crises. now at 152$ --> -20% ...
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Starbucks' stock price soar from $65 to $90 in one year. How much is speculation? [closed]

I read this Forbes article that presents some Income Statement terms, but I don't know accounting. Has Starbucks's Income Statement been that great since Dec. 2018? How much has speculation played a ...
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At what exact time Netflix IPO started trading for public?

At what exact time Netflix IPO started trading for public? Need the exact time when the shares started trading.
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Stop Order - Question

I have question for stop order and would need someone, an expert, to please check my statement whether I am correct or wrong. I think the statement is correct but just want to double check: Both Stop ...
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At what percentage drop should you buy to average down

Suppose I have bought 10 shares of a Stock 'xyz' @Rs. 100. It keeps falling in a short term but I am bullish on the stock and know that over a long term stock price will go up. I want to buy more to ...
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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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Would selling significantly below market affect the value of a stock

Say a stock is selling at about $50.00 and I have say, 1,000 shares. Now pretend I want to tank the price, in your experience, can selloffs be triggered by say, selling the 1,000 shares at say, $5.00 ...
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dividend cover ratio for stocks

Is there a source for a US stock's dividend cover ratio? Dividend cover in respect of ordinary share capital may be calculated as follows: Dividend Cover Ratio = Profit after tax - ...
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Can you make money in the stock market buying and selling the same stock?

Can you make money in the stock market buying and selling the same stock, but not all your shares; just buying at the lowest price and sell it at a higher price like the examples of recent trades: I ...

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