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Why does Apple issue new common stock every year (even though it has enough cash)?

Apple has so much cash. It really doesn’t have to raise additional capital yet every single year it issues new common stock. Why is that?
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Is buying and selling stocks at the same price market manipulation?

At the end of the year, it might make sense to sell some stocks which currently are in the red to compensate gains made by other stocks for tax reasons. Usually, people only hold stocks if they are ...
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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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What are the worlds oldest market indexes?

I recently noticed that the S&P500 index has recorded daily price entries for over 90 years: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/%5EGSPC?p=%5EGSPC the first recorded day being the 1st December ...
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Why is S&P average PE ratio increasing since 1990?

PE ratio is one of the best tools to evaluate equities. A company that has positive earnings will have a positive PE ratio. But what is considered a reasonable PE ratio appears to be changing over ...
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Do stocks that are highly rated by analysts tend to outperform index funds historically?

For instance, on CNN Money if you go under forecasts for any semi-large or larger company you will find the number of buy/hold/sell ratings. Is there any way to find out if over a long historical ...
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Futures, Post and Pre-Market Prices

The following picture shows the price of the FB stock on 1/7/2020 and 1/8/2020: 1/7/2020 Close: 212.60 USD 1/7/2020 After Market: 208.90 USD 1/8/2020 Pre-Market: 212.76 USD Did the price jump from ...
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Why are Vanguard's 2050 and beyond target retirement date funds badly underperforming the S&P?

At work, we're in the process from switching from an IRA to a 401(k) and I've been looking at the different fund options. What struck me as very strange was how poorly the Vanguard Target Retirement ...
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“Buy and Hold” when stocks are doing so well

I know all the wisdom -- "buy and hold", "the trend is always upwards in the long run", monkeys beating Wall Street traders, and all that. I'm in it for the long term, and want to accumulate wealth ...
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is ticker data same as individual trade data?

Im confused by the video showing ticker data is not the same as individual trade data. From another video a tick is an executed buy/sell trade, normally comes with time, trade size, and price. Isn't ...
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Did Johnson and Johnson really pay a 25% quarterly dividend in 1978?

I looked through some of the old Dow Jones stocks for a project I'm working on and found some inconsistency with JNJ stock. For a share price of $1.66 they appeared to pay $0.42 in quarterly dividends ...
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Why large volume of selling done at the beginning and end of day?

Why large volumes of selling done at the beginning and end of day? Is there data available which can say who made these selling?
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Trailing Stop Market Order getting Cancelled

I have a trailing stop market order on a ETF (Account in - TD, Canada. EFT: VFV.TO ). This has worked for me previously but today (Dec 30, 2019), I see that a couple of them have been cancelled. It ...
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How much is a total market dividend yield expected to drop in a bad year?

Let's take a total US market ETF like VTI. Its dividend yield is about 2%. How much will it drop on a bad year, when its composing stocks are mostly down?
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Finding the Index where a stock is listed and its impact on a stock's price

How do I determine if NKE is a component of the S&P, DOW or Nasdaq indexes and what effect an index has on a stock's price? Is there a technical indicator that indicates if a stock is ...
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How to decide where to invest home equity?

Let's say I bought my home several years ago and now have (for example) $100k equity available if I refinance. Now I can take that $100k* and invest it in the stock market. Or I could take the 100k ...
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Why do people claim that Stock Markets are broadly exponential in the long term?

I've always heard Stock investment being described in terms of getting X% return per-year in the long-running. But looking at the FTSE in the long-term doesn't suggest an exponential growth? See below,...
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Stock market fluctuations and when to sell out [duplicate]

I recently bought a medical marijuana stock at its lowest point. It is estimated that it will reach a high price by 2023. How can I know for sure when to sell out?
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Invest in stock, ETF etc. for a minimum amount of time?

Is there any financial product that would allow someone to invest a sum X (once or maybe periodically) in a single stock, an ETF or similar for a minimum of say 25, 50 or even 100 years? I'm not ...
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Right time to purchase stock options?

I may be wrong here. What I have seen is that the stock price of companies like AAPL has already changed before the opening bell of NASDAQ due to earning call result or a news from the Asian market. ...
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Correlation between the perfect market-timing strategy and the market itself?

What would be the correlation between a perfect market-timing strategy [that it always goes long (short) one unit of the market the day before the market goes up (down)] and the market itself, given ...
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BUY and HOLD rating for a stock [closed]

The following is the rating for the Walmart stock. One is a BUY rating targeting $149.28 in the next 12 months. The other is HOLD. Both S&P and Walmart are at it's all time high at this time, ...
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What controls stock price? [duplicate]

Before everyone starts explosively typing essays about why a stock's price is virtually impossible to predict, I want to iterate that I am not asking how to know what a stock's price will be. I am ...
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Does a public company need a majority approval of share holders before it can do a secondary offering?

Before a public company can do a secondary offering (issue more shares) do the majority of current share holders need to approve it? or can they issue more shares without having the current ...
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What actually happens when you buy a company by paying with shares?

Recently, I saw in the news that Kirkland Lake Gold made an offer to buy Detour Gold using shares. I'm curious what this exactly means... My first guess is when Kirkland decides to buy Detour Gold ...
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Can a stock split after its face value reaches ₹1?

Can a stock split after its face value reaches ₹1? Will the face value be less than 1?I am speaking in terms of the Indian stock market. Yes face value means par value.
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Mysterious transaction at market close

Greetings to the community. I am a newbie in stock exchange rituals and i have spotted a regular high volume transaction at market close in a stock that i have in my watchlist. I find both the ...
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A cash account, the settlement time

I have a question about the way you can trade on a cash account: I know that if you have lets say a $1,000 account and you buy $1,000 worth of ABC stock and sell them on the same day say Monday from ...
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Currency of asset depend on the exchange traded on?

Does the currency of an asset depends on the exchange? For example, if I have an asset traded on US-Exchange, then the asset is traded in dollar and can never be traded in euro. Or? So I cannot ...
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Historical Data For Options? [closed]

Is there a site where I can get historical options data? Where I can see what the price of a particular option was several days ago?
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About Sell Stop loss order [closed]

I put in an entry order of 11.27$, a limit order to sell at 12.49$ and stop loss order of 10.66$ . My trade was executed and two days later, the price dropped to 3.49$ !! What happened to my stock? ...
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What is the relationship between taxes and annual liquidation of the markets? [closed]

I read this article on MarketWatch where they outline Elizabeth Warren's plan to tax the wealthy: 2% tax on every dollar above $50 million in assets 6% tax on households crossing the $1 billion ...
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Can I use a margin account just to avoid settlement dates?

Was thinking of using something like SureTrader or TradeZero (I'm not an American) just to avoid PDT and the settlement date issue. I'd essentially not be over leveraging my account as I'll only trade ...
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It's not a loss until you sell?

When buying stock, there is a widespread saying, namely It's not a loss until you sell. This implies that the price at which you bought is relevant. However, I think that once I have bought the stock, ...
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IPO Lock up trade

I have a question regarding how to benefit from major price movements after the end of a lock-up period post IPO. I have seen that in many cases there are no extraordinary movements in the prices in ...
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Will Future Recessions be Prevented by the Large Amount of Passive Index Funds and ETFs?

According to this article from CNBC: Passive investing, made up of funds tracking market barometers, has now taken over nearly half the stock market as more investors shun stock-pickers and flock ...
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where can I look at the variation of the price of the stocks ? Are all of them easily availble? [closed]

Where can I look at the variation of the price of stocks please ? I'm not investing but I'm curious to follow some variation of the price of the stock of some start-ups. Are all of the prices of the ...
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Is it possible to develop an algorithm/computer program that could estimate the future stock market changes? [closed]

I'm wondering if it is possible to develop a high-level mathematical algorithm that takes all the possible influencing variables in the market to estimate the future stock market change and build it ...
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Can you buy an option and immediately exercise it? Options delays questions

Assuming American Options Can you buy a stock option and immediately exercise it - or are you only formally given control of the option at the end of the trading day? Would you be able to sell it ...
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What is the meaning of the cellular signal icon in Bloomberg stock data?

What is the meaning of the icons highlighted in the image below taken from today’s European Market Opening as shown on Bloomberg?
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If I am a Canadian Citizen, how can I surpass/mitigate the losses while trading US Stocks due to exchange rate?

So, imagine a situation, I am a Canadian citizen who decided to invest into an American based company, consequently all the activity is taking place at the NASDAQ. At some point in the future I am ...
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Why do companies not buyback all their shares when they earn enough profit to do so?

Won't it be better for companies to buy back their stocks when it's possible. They won't have to answer to the shareholder or pay dividends.
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Why do baby boomers have to sell 5% of their retirement accounts by the end of the year?

This article on Marketwatch quotes Raoul Pal of Goldman Sachs claiming that baby boomers have to sell 5% of their retirement accounts by the end of the year. Here is the specific passage: Pal says ...
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Difference between money market and capital market?

What is the difference between the capital market and the money market? What is the difference between the agency market vs dealer market? Which of these two is more liquid? What asset classes ...
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How to compare different stock indexes?

I'm trying to understand how to measure the growth of a particular stock index over a certain period of time, e.g. 5 years. As far as I understand, for calculating the total growth, you need to do ((...
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How can a share price always have exact even values?

I have a share of Audi, and have been puzzled by the fact that beginning with January 2018 until now, it has always had whole even Euro values – currently 804.00 €. How is this possible? What keeps ...
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If most actively managed funds don't beat the index why not choose the opposites?

This is probably a dumb question and I'm likely missing something obvious but here's my reasoning-- where am I going off the rails? 1) Most actively managed funds do not beat the stock market index ...
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What is the market capitalization when there are multiple stock symbols?

When I searched for the Canadian Tire stock symbol, I got back the following results: Ticker Market Cap CTC.TO 8.9B CTC-A.TO 8.9B CDNAF 6.8B CDNTF - YAAA.MU - YAAA.SG - Is the ...
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Where do I find learning resources for small accounts (under 25k) to do stock trading? [closed]

As a newbie in the stock market I don't know what I don't know. I am looking to understand the fundamentals and pragmatic rules to successfully engage into stock trading. A correct response will be ...
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Is the profitability of investing in indexed funds properly reflected by the change of value in the index?

I'm reading this article, which makes the following claim: In 1974 the Dow closed at 616*. At the end of 2014 it was 17,823*. Over that 40 year period (January 1975 – January 2015) the S&P 500 (...