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Profit from fractional share math

Let’s say I bought google at 177.02 and then it increased at 185.28. However, I bought google as a fractional share so it’s 88.51. Do I get the profit from a regular share where we do (185.28-177.02)/...
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Why did NASDAQ show an inaccurate stock price history after the split?

I checked all sources, including Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, and even NASDAQ. They displayed an inaccurate price when compared with the information on the company's own website. For example, Nvidia'...
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What is the least amount of time i can own a stock to get dividend? [duplicate]

As we should own the stock at the close of trading on the day before the ex-dividend date, does the extended trading close at 7:59 PM or 11:59 PM. So buy at 7:59 PM and sell at 8:00 PM or buy at 11:...
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Explain the types of dividend distribution to me in plain English

On page 34 of "Essay Exam Writing for the California Bar Exam" by Basick Schindler (2nd edition), the book says the following: Dividends are the distribution of cash, property, or stock ...
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What means Atos SE stock dilution

Lets say I have invested 100euros in ATOS stock on etoro platform. This message is on internet: The deal will nevertheless lead to a “massive dilution” of existing shareholders, who are set to hold ...
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Qualified Covered Calls and Naked put positions

Suppose an investor owns 100 shares of the XYZ stock in a qualified covered call position. He is also short puts on the XYZ stock. All of this is down outside of an retirement accounts. He has an ...
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What will happen when option premium rise very high for shorting put?

Suppose the commission is zero for trading stock option such as trading stock in some broker ,and all other fee is zero.There is a put option,exercise price is 2.5 USD, option premium is 2 USD,i have ...
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Does it matter where I'm buying stocks, or only where I'm selling them? (from tax perspective)

I'm a Polish citizen but I live in Thailand since a few years, and currently I have tax residency only in Thailand. I've been buying some S&P 500 stocks here on an international stock exchange, ...
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Why are ETFs so bad at tracking Japanese indices?

ETFs that track American indices are generally very succesful at doing so. An example is Spy5, which has followed S&P 500 very closely since its inception in 2012. However, any ETF I have found ...
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Nvidia stock split simple question

Can someone explain this to me? "Each record holder of common stock as of the close of market on Thursday, June 6, 2024, will receive nine additional shares of common stock, to be distributed ...
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When shareholders vested with voting rights cast a vote on a firm's policies, can the firm see who voted and for what, or is the vote anonymous?

When shareholders vested with voting rights cast a vote on a firm's corporate policies (example), can the firm see which shareholders voted and which vote they cast, or is the vote anonymous? I am ...
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Can someone explain to me the best option strategy here?

NOTE: By "covered put" we mean covered by a short position, not a cash-secured put. I have the following question from my SIE textbook: If a customer had a large cash position and was ...
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On a call option to get out of a call option contract I have to ask

I sold a call stock option. Now the price of the stock is higher than strike price of option. To cancel my contact, would I have buy to close the option at the current price?
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Question about order types

I have the following question from my SIE textbook: ABC stock is currently trading at $63. Julia Miller would like to purchase ABC stock, but not at $63. If the price of ABC stock were to fall to $58 ...
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What happens with a company owned stock (from buyback) when the company is sold entirely

Simplified setup: Private company, 3 shareholders own respectively 40, 25 and 25% of the shares. The company bought back some of its shares and now own the remaining 10%. We find a nice cash buyer, ...
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I am finding hard to understand the trading charges and brokerages. can someone please answer the below queries

I am new to trading a finding it difficult to understand the below. Can anyone please clarify? Thanks in advance As per the attached screenshot at 12:09 PM today i have cancelled ‘Cover Order’ which i ...
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How to set up an ATH chart in Tradingview

I watched a YouTube video where the presenter displayed a chart of Nvidia's all-time high (ATH) levels. The chart was configured to depict the stock's historical ATH levels as the maximum points, this ...
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Why doesnt the ask reflect my asking price when I put in a sell order below the listed ask?

Currently I am trying to sell some options on ThinkorSwim that have a bid x ask spread of $8 x $8.5. When I remove my ask, the spread widens so that the ask is in the $9 range so I am fairly confident ...
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How do companies benefit from an increase in the share price of the company [duplicate]

This was somebody else's question, but since it was unanswered, I am copying it. This is what I understood: if a company is listed on the stock exchange, it issues shares, for example 100 shares at a ...
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A company's annual report states that stock-based compensation is bigger than new revenue gained for the year, but revenue per share increased

I'm having trouble making sense of the accounting in this SEC filing for the annual report of Asana. Specifically, they spent much more on stock-based compensation expenses (202m) than they gained in ...
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Trade volume significance

Is there a ratio that shows how much shares are outstanding vs how much of them are being traded? I feel that must be very important to look at am I right? if there is such a ratio what is a normal ...
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Are Dividends part of operating earnings?

Berkshire Hathaway owns shares in many public traded companies and those shares pay a cash dividend. Recently Berkshire Hathaway reported earnings. The earnings report can be found at the following ...
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Can a publicly traded company set limitations on stock ownership?

Such as limiting stock ownership to natural persons, and if so, only up to a certain share/percentage per person? To, for example, prevent that any one person gains a controlling interest?
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Why is reverse stock split exist on stock market?

What's the purpose of reverse split? It combines several stocks into one, and after that, what if the management decided to issue new shares?
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Interactive Brokers - API for Implied Volatility Comparison chart

Does anybody know a way how to download data from Implied Volatility Comparison chart from Interactive Brokers TWS? Is there any API method (either REST API or TWS API) for that? Or do you know any ...
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Settled funds are always used first right?

In my IRA or Roth IRA account lets say I sell a stock. Then either the same day or the next day, I want to buy the same stock or another stock. Assume that in my account I have enough settled money to ...
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Confused about a reverse stock split

As far as I understand it, if a company does a reverse stock split you get less shares but they are worth more so your total holdings don't change. Is this correct? The reason I ask is I purchased ...
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Why might there be a massive fee to short a stock?

Rooting for Trump to fail has made his stock shorters millions Waiting for the stock to drop is especially painful to “short sellers,” who pay a fee to borrow shares owned by others. The idea is to ...
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Trading in IRA account

When we trade using IRA account, as it is not taxable, any short or long term gains doesnt matter correct? And after retirement age when we withdraw money, there will not be a capital gains and losses ...
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Enterprise value in terms of market cap, debt and cash

The formula for EV is EV = MC + debt - cash It represents the cost to buy a firm right? Because you assume its debts and its cash will be yours. So, If MC = 100 billion, Debt= 0 Cash = 1000 billion EV=...
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A Question about what counts as a qualified covered call for tax purposes

Below is a quote from IRS Pub 550: Qualified covered call options and optioned stock. A straddle is not subject to the loss deferral rules for straddles if both of the following are true. All the ...
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What happens when a company moves its listing between stock exchanges?

There's a lot of talk about Ocado moving its listing from London to the US (presumably NASDAQ) - see this for one example of a story. What happens to ordinary shareholders in this situation? Does the ...
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What happens to stock bought in banks in case of bankruptcy?

There is a Bank Guarantee Fund (in Poland, and similar stuff in other countries) which protects up to 100 000 EUR in case of bank problems, i.e. going bankrupt. Now, there are banks which offer ...
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Does buying a company's stock funnel money to that company?

I've always thought the answer is "no" - after all the company makes no money from the stock price unless they issue new stock, and then they make money from whoever buys it then. However ...
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How should I approach personal finance as a mathematics and computer science student?

I'm aware that there is an entire field of mathematical finance, but I have not looked into it. I know quantitative finance also works as a team and is not practically doable as an individual. However,...
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Is there a paperwork difference between buying US based vs foreign based stock which trades in nyse?

With our US based stock trading or IRA, if we buy and sell foreign based stock listed in NYSE such as BABA, BHP, JD, SHEL, AZN etc... (randomly selected examples) is there are difference as far as ...
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What happens if you own a stock and the firm becomes liable about something

Lets say you own a common stock of a very large firm, and then the company loses a case, or had data breach etc.. etc.. and has to pay money to others. Will you, as a stock owner be liable to pay ...
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When do proceeds from futures settle?

When does my money I used to buy a futures contract and the proceeds I got from that contract convert back into buying power. Is it then end of each session, the next day, or two days after I sold my ...
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What are the settlement times trading futures in a cash account

So I’ve been trading options for almost a year now and have decided to give futures a try. I have a cash account not a margin and know that with options once I trade all the settled cash in my account ...
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selling on settlement date

In my IRA account, if I buy a stock on Monday with my settled cash, can I sell it anytime after purchasing, even 1 minute or, I have to wait 2 business days, so it means Wednesday? Sorry for simple ...
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Strategy and science behind determining which stocks to buy and invest in?

I'm starting to get into serious investing & I being new and inexprience I have questions regarding the decline & incline in stocks. From my understanding and research, stocks increases and ...
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Wash sale rule on sale of a stock for a loss

Does the wash sale rule also apply when you sell a position for a loss and one week later you buy it again but this time at a higher price?
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Does Nasdaq BookViewer show options?

If I wish to trade options, will I be able to view full-depth data using bookviewer?
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Investing tips with lower box 3 taxation (NL)

Any tips on investing in the Netherlands with the ability to lower your box 3 'wealth tax' annual payments? Maybe something special like the british ISA or so exists in NL as well, which allows tax ...
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Dukascopy historical data per-tick, bid and ask volume?

I am using Dukascopy's historical data. I am using a candlestick of 1 tick, volume units of "units," and chose TSLA data. Here is an example of the data: As you can see, the bid and ask ...
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How to determine the amount of cash acquired from the market or banks?

I'm trying to sum up the amount of dividend and the money acquired from financing activities, e.g lending from banks, or moneys from investors. Then I can calculate the Total Dividend / Total Acquired ...
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One big increase in after hours [duplicate]

I'm a novice and was watching Adobe (ADBE) after hours. It closed at $570.45 and dropped in after hours on earnings news. It then traded sort of even until just one big spike and then back down. ...
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I bought a stock twice and my app shows my the average price of my holdings

The first buy was in higher price, some days ago. Second buy is at lower price today, but the platform im using shows me that now I have "average price" of that stock, which is lower today ...
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Why is this stock price shown different by Google finance and other sites?

I'm looking at the stock price of Outlook Therapeutics (OLTK), and on Google Finance it is showing a meteoric rise in recent days: https://www.google.com/finance/quote/OTLK:NASDAQ?sa=X&ved=...
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price earning ratio and expected future profit

The P/E or price to earning ratio is a common tool to judge the relative price of shares. The trouble is that a high P/E ratio could be a sign of an overvalued stock but it could also just mean that ...
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