Questions tagged [stocks]

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Apple stock in two accounts

If I have Apple stock in one brokerage firm and I want to transfer it to a main brokerage firm with Apple stock in the main firm, when they transfer the Apple stock to main account, will they put it ...
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Why does Rolls Royce have 4 separate tickers, on OTC Markets?

I found at least 4 tickers for Rolls Royce RLLCF. This is Preferred Share? The others are Common Shares? RYCEY RYCEF RYCRF What are the differences? Are there any more for the US stock market? I ...
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Why do some charts have so few candlesticks?

Why do some stock charts look like the one on this screenshot? Why does it have such low amount of candlesticks compared to for example TSLA?
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I received stocks from a spin-off of a firm from which I possess some stocks. Which date is used to determine if capital gains are short or long-term?

I read on https://seekingalpha.com/news/3636507-pfizers-upjohn-spinoff-completes-merger-mylan-to-form-viatris: Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) completes the deal to spin off its Upjohn business and combine it with ...
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who determines which stock goes into SP500 and Nasdaq index

Who determines which stock goes into S&P500 and Nasdaq index? How often do the components of S&P500 and Nasdaq index change? Is it possible to get a notification when the decision has been ...
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How many new shares could a public company issue

How many new shares could a public company issue after IPO? Could I find out this by reading the quarterly financial statement?
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How can a company reduce my number of shares?

I purchased 1000 shares of ACB stock a little over a year ago. I have now learned I have only 83 shares of stock. How can the company take away over 900 shares of my stock?
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Why didn't a recession happen till now? [closed]

Company profits are down. Unemployment is on a record high. How is the stock market not falling. I mean it should have been a recession by now. You just have one or two Fed relief funds and markets ...
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Will I receive corporate publications when my shares are held in street name?

When my shares are held under direct registration, I will receive some corporate publications by mail (e.g. annual reports, proxy materials). When my shares are held in street name, my stock broker ...
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Why are stock warrants sometimes sold for less than its underlying exercise price?

CIIG Merger Corp (NASDAQ: CIIC) is a SPAC shell company that recently announced it had entered into a merger agreement with the electric vehicle startup Arrival. CIIG Merger Corp also issued warrants (...
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If someone had purchased some stocks prior to leaving California, then sold these stocks outside California, do they owe any tax to California?

If an individual moves from California to another US state and had some RSUs granted before leaving California, then they'll owe some taxes to California (mirror): Allocation Ratio = (total workdays ...
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What is market Cap of a company if listed on 3 exchanges?

I own a stock that trades on TSX Venture, Frankfurt exchange, and OTC in the US. Exchange Market Cap TSX Venture $25M Canadian Frankfurt $16M EURO OTC $18M US What would the market ...
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Can market makers decrease/increase supply or demand?

I didn't fully understand the concept so i have a question, What I have understood so far is the market makers have a stock inventory and they make quotes about bid and ask price to provide liquidity. ...
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What happens to all the unused votes when shares are held in street name?

Suppose there is an upcoming shareholder vote. If my shares are held in street name, and I decide not to participate in the vote, what will happen to the votes that I don't cast? Can my broker use my ...
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How much do US public companies know about their shareholders?

Do US public companies know who owns their shares? If so: How do they know it? How much do they know? Do they know their shareholders' names, number of shares owned, address, phone number, email ...
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Has anyone done the process of starting an LTD to trade stocks in the UK? What is required?

I have stocks into a personal account. As you can imagine, if I want to sell and buy during ups and downs, I'll have to account for tax every time I make a profit, even though this is fully reinvested ...
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How to decide whether a stock opening price is more or less equal to its closing price as compared to intraday price action

I want to study how many times a certain stock market index (e.g. DJI, DAX) historically had approximately the same opening and closing price, i.e. relative to the action price during the very same ...
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Show divergence in its on plot, without MACD or other momentum oscillators

I would like to identify divergence, but not through comparing price action with an oscillator, e.g. the MACD or other momentum oscillators (as normally done), but in its own plot. How to do this? Any ...
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Portfolio margin account overnight leverage

I know for a regular margin account, the requirements of Regulation T generally limit leverage on equity to 2:1, which means SMA has to be positive for overnight. How about a portfolio margin account? ...
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What is the size of lot for options listed in Yahoo finance?

I am wondering what is shares lot size of options for any stocks in finance yahoo list. For example in this particular AMZN call option ask price is 251.85, expires in March 2021, and the strike is ...
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How to reinvest my gains in the equity?

My equity portfolio has been gaining a bit of traction because the economy is recovering. I am a noob investor and It has only been a few months since I first started. The rule of thumb for most ...
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Why AngloGold Ashanti stock is falling so steep now? [closed]

I have a big amount of AGG i.e. AngloGold Ashanti shares traded in Australian stock exchange. I am unable to understand why the share price is dropping so much. I am almost at 50% loss now. I bought ...
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Do ETFs move on their own? Or only on aggregate from the individual holdings?

Of course every security moves due to supply/demand from sellers and buyers. More people wanting to buy drives price up, etc... How does this work with ETFs? If I have ETF X composed of companies A,B, ...
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I live in the UK and want to buy some shares on the unlisted New Zealand Stock Exchange

I live in the UK and want to buy some shares that are Unlisted within the New Zealand stock exchange and I should also like to buy shares on the NZX. which is the best way to do this from the UK? ...
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Why is GMOL dead frozen at $0.03 since last 1 week?

Can anybody explain why General Moly (GMOL) stock is trading at $0.03 since 1 week? I want to understand if its better to sell the GMOL stocks I have or wait? In some stock trading websites, the tickr ...
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Why are liquidity suppliers willing to provide “price improvements” when executing orders?

US stock brokers often boast of "price improvement" when speaking of their order execution quality. e.g. "95% of executed market orders received prices better than the National Best Bid ...
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Is it possible to use securities as a collateral?

I own about 200k worth of ETFs(SPY, VOO, QQQ, ONEQ, VCLT, VTWO, VT). Is it possible to put them down as collateral for a loan in the future? I need money for two things in the future: Getting a US ...
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Should I invest in 401(k) or is it better to invest by yourself in stocks? Or do both?

I'm still learning about investing and want to know if I should invest in 401(k) or is it better to invest by yourself in stocks? Or do both? Can you pick your own stocks with 401(k)?
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Are internet brokers selling actual shares in company or some kind of derivatives?

There are many international brokers that provide services to non-US residents, like Interactive Brokers, TD Ameritrade, etc. However I wonder if they are letting their customers to buy actual stocks, ...
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Three black crows followed by a three inside up in an uptrend [closed]

I am new to stock trading and is interested in reading trends. Recently, I looked at ANTM with a three black crows trend followed by a three inside up trend on an uptrend. From what I have learned, ...
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Websites show different EPS numbers

I'm a newbie here. This is my first post. I would appreciate it if someone will help me. I'm a bit confused about EPS values. For example, Nvidia's Oct 2020 earnings: TradingView shows: EPS Est. 2.58 ...
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Stock Sold at Loss, Will buying a Put Option Cause a Wash Sale?

I sold 250 shares of a stock at a loss of (-1,000). 2 weeks later bought a single put contract (100 shares) n the same stock. If I sell the put option for profit a few days later, is this a partial ...
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Say I own some shares in a company and their stock rises and I want to buy more shares does my older price change to the new one?

Say I own some shares in a company and their stock rises and I want to buy more shares does my older price change to the new one? And if I sell just the amount I bought the 2nd time what happens? I ...
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Why is there heavy volume in a penny stock about to become worthless?

Tailored Brands (TLRD before, TLRDQ after the bankruptcy), owner of Men's Wearhouse and Jos A. Bank, filed for Chapter 11 back in August. It's about to emerge from bankruptcy later this month (end of ...
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Robinhood Stock “Cash Settlement”

I bought a (call) option on AMAG stock and Robinhood send me a message like this: What should I do? Are they going to pay me? The expiration date is 11/20 and I don’t know what should I do. Please ...
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Fractional shares [duplicate]

Some brokers offer fractional shares. So when i buy half share of stock (0.5) whose buy the rest half of share because in stock exchanges(e.g. nyse,nasdaq,bats) you can only exchange whole shares.
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Is there any way to change stock price except buyers and sellers?

Is there any way to change stock price except buyers and sellers? I mean the stock price depends only in buyers and sellers?
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Why would I care about “potential for downward pressure on the price of loaned securities due to short selling” when loaning securities?

I read in an email from Fidelity regarding their "Fidelity’s Fully Paid Lending Program": Keep in mind that while your securities are on loan, there is the potential for downward pressure ...
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What isn't priced into a stock?

Are there any attributes of a company that doesn't get priced into the stock? For example if I notice that company A tends to innovate and come up with new products or services more often than company ...
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How to save money while protecting it from inflation for a home?

Last time I heard from my friend that M1 money supply year increase in my country is about 35% and economy is frozen (I don't known is it true, but let assume that it is true in some country X). If I ...
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Backtesting using only Bid or Ask Price

I have a dataset containging one minute bid OHLC prices for a particular stock. Would it be reasonable to back test a trading strategy based on this data that only has bid prices? I am asking this ...
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Is it possible to own more than 100% of outstanding shares?

Suppose there are 100,000 shares outstanding. I own 90,000 shares. I allow my shares to be lent to short sellers. Short sellers borrow 30,000 shares from me and they sell those shares on the market. I ...
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Can I use stop-loss to create buying/selling orders without positions?

If the current market price is at 40 and I expect the price may go up to 45, but I don't want to buy it unless it actually exceeds 45. Can I put a buy-stop order at 45, so when the market price hits ...
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The term “debt financed” as a source of payment for doing the Acquisition, is it?

I have a question for word phrase "debt financed" in Acquisitions but for my best understanding, I would like to ask a question on random example: Let's say we have three companies: CompanyA,...
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Are short sellers legally required to cover their positions if the company is worthless? [closed]

Consider the following hypothetical scenario: Lets say I bought up all available shares of some well-known public company (NYSE or Nasdaq listed) for $X billion dollars - before demanding all short ...
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Whats the difference between float and volume or are they the same thing?

Hi I'm still learning and want to know whats the difference between float and volume or are they the same thing? Thanks in advance
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If you think a stock will go up, and want to maximum while it is climbing

Say I bought a stock at $100. Now in the morning I am expecting the stop to increase in value. If I say sell at $102, it will sell as it spikes. Now say it ends up climbing to $105 before declining, I ...
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Mutual Funds and SIP

Say if I am investing in a Mutual Fund with a planning to continue the SIP for 20 years with 3000 per month and increment it by 10% each year, but after 5 years the Mutual Fund starts to suffer heavy ...
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How to test my new stock trading idea

I am a hobby astronomer and also a beginner hobby stock price observer. I suspect there is pattern in stock price during some planet and sun cycles. I cannot tell you the pattern. It is secret at the ...
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Is this absurd stat a very unique (w.r.t the point in time in which it was calculated)? If not, are there people who do it?

Reading The Intelligent Investor I came across the following fact which was mind-blowing to me: Finance professors Jay Ritter and William Schwert have shown that if you had spread a total of only $1,...

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