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When Employees are “Granted” Stock Options, is the Company encouraging Long-Term investments from them?

I'm not exactly sure I understand the "why" behind a Company reasoning for offering "options" to their employees to invest in itself. I've found it is very unlikely of the employees to exercise for a ...
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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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Could there be an interest for a company to make their Share price fall?

I am wondering if there is any interest for a company to make statements or to act in any manner such that would make investors refrain from investing in their shares? Take Nintendo recent statement ...
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Stocks: do Good Till Cancelled orders get executed during after hours?

If I place a stop loss GTC order on my shares at $80, and it reaches that price during pre-market or after hours, will my order get executed? I ask because a lot of the time the stock opens at a ...
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Money on the table: Lorillard (LO)?

Lorillard (LO) / Reynolds acquisition news was announced today. Reynolds will buy LO for 68.88 per share. However, the stock dropped today to ~ $60.17. The out of the money call options also reflect ...
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What do these numbers mean? (futures)

The S&P closed at 1588.85 on April 12th. On www.bloomberg.com/markets/stocks/futures/ For stock futures, it gives the following data: > Index Future | Future Date | Last S&P ...
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What shares are actually being sold in “ATM” format release?

I recently invested in $HMNY, a listed company and the owner of MoviePass. I invested it simply because that I love the MoviePass idea. Then, rumors says that the company wouldn't last long for the ...
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Dealing with event driven market volatility

As a bit of background information, I'm a Canadian novice investor. I've dealt mostly in stocks and have done pretty well in the past year (+25%). I'm concerned about market volatility once the US ...
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question about short selling stocks

I'm trying to wrap my head around short selling. Online the explanations i found talk about borrowing a stock from your broker, selling it at a high price then waiting for the stock to drop in price ...
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How far into the future is a stock future? How do stock futures work?

I have been looking at the markets recently and most of the time, I see similar articles on how the market is going to do depending on how futures did. I am not that familiar with futures, but how ...
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Why can't I place a stop sell order and a limit sell order for the same shares?

Let's say I have shares of XYZ whose current value is $100. If I want to limit losses, I can automatically trigger a sale if the price goes below $90, so I place a SELL order of type STOP for $90. ...
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How good is Wall Street Survivor for learning about investing?

I'm a recent graduate and I would really like to start learning about investing and want some experience in the stock market without actually risking any money. As an avid fan of fantasy football I ...
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How do dividends of the underlying security in a security futures contract affect the security futures price?

I would assume that increases in any dividends would increase the price of the underlying security, therefore causing a relative increase to the security future price. Or is this relationship more ...
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Are buying puts valid portfolio protection?

Any article you read on buying puts for downside protection always walks through the optimal outcome. It goes like this: You buy cheap puts, the market declines before your puts expire and you have a ...
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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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What exactly do fund managers of index trackers do?

From this article: The fund manager mirrors the investments within an index using a very similar weighting. For example, a FTSE 100 tracker fund using this method would invest in all 100 ...
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How to start buying shares with small amount of money?

I am a new immigrant in New Zealand (NZ) who brought some money (not much though) from back home. Those money are resting in my bank and doing nothing. I want to invest some of them in stock market ...
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What was the “bucket shop system”?

Charlie Munger mentions something called the "bucket shop system" in this article (click here and see the last sentence of the article on page 1). It was apparently some quasi-fraudulent system of ...
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What are some good books for learning stocks, bonds, derivatives e.t.c for beginner with a math background?

Despite being STEM person, I always wanted to learn how stock & financial markets work. I always wanted to know how those stocks work, what are those bonds e.t.c. The only struggle I am having, ...
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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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How do reporters know what caused the market to move that day?

I listen to "Marketplace" on public radio every day, and when they report the day's movement of the DJIA, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 they usually give a reason why it went up or down that day. They might ...
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Is there's a regulator or redressal mechanism for Broker Firms

I have account with zerodha. I have made a huge loss of 80000 rupees because of zerodha's system failure. I have raised this with Zerodha, they are neither replying nor do I see any effort to ...
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Stock trading models that use fundamental analysis, e.g. PEG ratios?

I'm a finance undergrad writing a dissertation on fundamental analysis vs technical analysis applied to trading. I'm finding it easy to build technical indicators such as moving averages, while it ...
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Equity market inflow meaning

Recently a lot of finance articles have talked about there being $25B in inflows to US equity markets since the election...what does that mean? If for every buyer, there's a seller, doesn't that also ...
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meaning of “differing bought and sold value of shares traded;” “money flows into vs out of” a stock

at: http://www.avafin.com/articles/1018128.html I see: "Today, a total of 141 block trades were recorded, typically at least 10,000 shares of stock or more represent a single block unit. Further ...
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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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Where to find CSV or JSON data for publicly traded companies listed with their IPO date?

I found some of this data on Nasdaq's website, but a third of the IPO dates were listed as "n/a".
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Getting (historical) Standard & Poor Stock Guides [closed]

Chapter 15 of The Intelligent Investor mentions S&P publishes (as of the 1970s) a monthly Stock Guide. Is this still a worthwhile resource? What's the best way to get access to this guide, ...
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Does an index have a currency?

Does an index like the S&P 500 (or any index for that matter) have a currency? For example, does it make sense to say that the S&P 500 closed at $2,132.98? Or would denoting the currency of ...
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What evidence exists for claiming that you cannot beat the market?

There seems to be a common sentiment that no investor can consistently beat the market on returns. What evidence exists for or against this? I have never seen any study or credible book that claims ...
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Can I place a stock limit order to buy above the current price? Can I place a stock limit order to sell below the current price?

In order to bypass the queue and get my orders filled before others, can I sell below the current price and buy above the current price in the stock market? I have found stocks with good liquidity ...
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Are there corporations in which I can invest with a clear conscience? [closed]

Are there corporations in which I can invest with a clear conscience? I would like to save money for the pension and invest in the stock market, but I am not sure which companies act sustainably, ...
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How to invest in the stock market during a recession?

I've been studying investing and finance for about a year now, trying to get ready to start allocating my money, and one thing that's come to mind during my studies is the maxim buy low and sell high. ...
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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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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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Is S&P500 “irrationaly exuberant” or what is the right way to rationally judge the market state at some point in time?

From the book "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham: “The pendulum swings from irrational exuberance to unjustifiable pessimism.” Looking at the S&P500 index currently nearing 3,000 ...
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How come we can find stocks with a Price-to-Book ratio less than 1?

I was wondering, if there is such a stock, why isn't everyone getting it as there is supposedly no risk. For instance, a stock like NYSEARCA:VDE has Price to Book: 0.78. Div yield: 1.99. Growing net ...
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What kinds of ETFs weathered well the 2008-2009 financial crisis?

I started to do research on which ETFs kept or increased their value over a recession in 2008-2009. I saw a lot of articles which says "invest in X, because X is always in demand (even in crisis)." X ...
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Which is the better strategy for buying stocks monthly?

I am planning to invest a little portion of my salary say 1000£ monthly on US & UK stocks and planning to hold on for long term. I am aware that investing in stocks might be risky compared to ...
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Can a broker refuse to place my limit-orders?

I've got an interesting situation. A few weeks ago I found this company trading on the TSX Venture at about $6 with a rather decent market cap however, the daily volume on the stock was fluctuating ...
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Can a company control its stock through contracts with stockholders?

A question yesterday, Can a company refuse to sell stock?, had asked about if a company could prevent sale of its stock to certain parties. The accepted answer was that, no, a company can't put ...
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What is the farthest someone would likely be stopped out from their stop loss without setting a stop limit?

Basically just trying to get an idea for how safe/dangerous that would be
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How much time should be spent on Penny Stocks Trading a day?

I am a student studying and I got interested in Penny Stocks, because I hope to gain money earlier in my life. I hope to invest the first amount of money that I may earn by part time job; cleverly ...
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Have there been “flash bubbles”?

There is a lot of press about flash crashes, such as this one. Have there been notable "inverse" phenomenons, where the market sharply bounces up, only to recover close to its initial state a few ...
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What is a bull put spread?

When someone in the stock market says they are going to do a bull put spread, what does that mean, and what services do they use to do it?
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Table of how many years it takes to make a specified return on the stock market?

Suppose I want to know "if I want to make a 30% return on the stock market, how many years should I expect to wait?" I know the real answer is "it depends - if the market does horrible it could ...
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Should I expect equal returns from any nation's stock market index?

Suppose I pick an index of the American stock market -- the S&P 500, and an index of the Japanese market -- the Nikkei 225. Suppose for a moment that I expect the amount of risk in each index to ...
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Latest China devaluation (24/08/2015) and the affect on house prices in UK

Are there any strong bases for worry that house prices will fall considering the latest FTSE 100 issues regarding China... and todays (25/08/2015) slight rise. This is regarding house prices in the ...
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How can I trade in U.S stock exchange living in India by choosing the broker in U.S? [closed]

I would appreciate if you kindly suggest an answer for this question.Anything incomplete in this question should be assumed. And also please suggest which is the best brokerage firm/broker for this ...
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Is there a way to create a limit order with both an upper and lower limit

Is there any order type that will allow me to set both an upper and lower bound at once. For example, let's say I buy stock in company ABC for $2. I believe it will rise to $3 and I want to sell at ...