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GNU Cash Stocks - Using smaller than 0.01 in "Buy" and "Sell" transaction column

How can I set the value in the "Buy" or "Sell" columns to less than 0.01 in GNU Cash? I'm trying to see if GNU Cash can be used to track forex trading of cryptocurrency pairs. ...
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Is it possible to fail to receive my shares even though the buy order was successfully executed?

Suppose I placed a buy order for a stock, and my stock brokerage firm told me that the order was executed. Is it ever possible that I fail to receive the shares even though the order was successfully ...
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Why there is no data for NIFTY open intest on 22nd Nov 2021 whereas the data exists for NIFTY

From NSE website (https://www1.nseindia.com/products/content/equities/indices/historical_index_data.htm) , we can see NIFTY 50 data as follows But there is no open interest data available for the ...
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How would a short sale really be handled by a brokerage in a practical sense under certain conditions (see details)?

I understand what a short sale is, and I understand the risks, especially if you do it on margin. I also understand what your broker (brokerage account) might do pre-emptively if they anticipate your ...
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Following the big guys in real time

In the book Rule #1 by Phil Town, he explains that in general a large investor can take between 3 and 6 weeks to buy or sell a complete position. For example, Warren Buffett took several months (...
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Why trading platform (IG) stock traded price can be so different?

IG (trading platform) says AMZN was traded at 767.74 on 23SEP2022. However AMZN was traded below 116.05 entire day. How could this be possible?
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Does the increasing popularity of index fund investing mean that it will become unprofitable in the future?

Index fund investing has become increasingly popular over the past 20+ years. More and more people seem to be pouring money into stock index funds in hope that future returns would be as good as they ...
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Why Earning Whisperer - NVDA 2nd Quarter July 2022 says Nvidia beats while the actual results were lower than consensus? [closed]

Why Earning Whisperer - NVDA 2nd Quarter July 2022 says Nvidia beats while the actual results were lower than consensus? Nvidia Beats but Guides Lower Nvidia (NVDA) reported 2nd Quarter July 2022 ...
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Is EPS trustworthy to understand company's performance?

Is EPS still trustworthy if a company can influence EPS via share buy back or share split?
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Why is a share repurchase considered a payout to investors?

I have read many financial analysis articles that seem to calculate a company's payouts to its shareholders like this: total payout = cash dividends + share repurchases I can easily see why a cash ...
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Why don't US "zero commission" stock brokerages allow buying of OTC stocks?

I have noticed that many "zero commission" US stock brokerages either do not allow trading in OTC stocks, or otherwise charge a commission to do so. For example, Robinhood has a very limited ...
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How much can a billionaire borrow to short sell? [closed]

Suppose I am a billionaire worth $10B. I have a good reputation and my assets are mostly stock in a big established company. Now say I want to short a large company like Tesla or Facebook. I want to ...
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Is there a correlation between stock market returns and GDP growth in emerging markets?

Contrary to most people's expectations, there is a slight negative correlation between per capita GDP growth and real stock market returns. References: Is There a Link between GDP Growth and Equity ...
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How does adjusted cost basis work with RSU? And should I use it?

I've got an 1099-b for some RSUs sold. I've also got a Stock Plan Transactions Supplement form. The Stock Plan Transactions Supplement shows the 'adjusted cost basis'. The 1099-b does not. The ...
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Long Term Debt Due

I would like to see the Long Term Debt Due, but it seems it is not displayed. The image above shows the current and long-term liabilities of META. Is this expense included in one of the categories in ...
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Why would anyone invest in an index with percent decrement?

I recently learn that there a type of index called "decrement index". For example, a MSCI world decrement 4% index will constantly underperform the MSCI world index for 4% every year. A spy ...
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Importance of a number of hedge funds holders during stock analysis

I am new to stock market investments and reading this review of the top semiconductor stocks I wonder about the line under each stock's header that says: Number of Hedge Fund Holders: 55 (or a ...
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Market Cap and Share Outstanding seem wrong

With googlefinance function in a Google Spreadsheet I get the Market Cap of Facebook at $430,867,715,044.00 and the Share Outstanding at 2280672000. If I divide the first one by the other, the share ...
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What is meant by daily high/low and monthly high/low when it comes to stocks?

I have started reading financial information. I see mention of stocks reaching "daily highs", "monthly highs" and so on. What is the exact of these descriptions? What is a daily ...
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How is a stock's closing price determined if there are multiple possible prices during the closing auction?

It is my understanding that during the closing auction, the selected closing price is the price at which the most number of shares would trade. But what happens if there is more than one such price? ...
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Extrapolate the Research & Development

From General Motors income statement on Seeking Alpha, we can see in the Operating Expenses and Income that we have the Selling General & Admin Expenses. Why can't we see the Research and ...
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How do I compute the compute the adjusted debt-to-equity ratio for a Treasury Stock?

I want to compute the adjusted debt-to-equity ratio. The formula is simple: ADE ratio = Total Liabilities divided by Total Equity and Treasury Stock. When I look for Treasury Stock for MSFT (https://...
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How much may a 30x increase in SpaceX revenue increase SpaceX stock value? [closed]

I know there is no exact answer to this, but I wonder if one of you readers with experience or education in these sorts financial things could depict what a reasonable outcome could be for SpaceX ...
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Why does this author claim that buying index funds will decrease index funds returns?

I'm reading The Beginners Investing Book by Matthew Kratter and to quote him directly: In the old days, very few people practiced indexing. That guaranteed that it would provide pretty good returns. ...
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What is the point of being able to exercise Dissenter or Appraisal Rights in a publicly traded company?

In the Interactive Brokers list of fees for Corporate Actions & Dividend Processing, there is a "$100 + external costs" fee for "requests to exercise Dissenter or Appraisal Rights&...
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What is a "trade bust" and how does it happen?

On the Interactive Brokers Other Fees page: Trade Busts/Adjustments If an exchange or other market center charges Interactive Brokers a trade bust, trade cancel fee or trade adjust fee because of an ...
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Why does the price of a stock really drop on ex-dividend date? [duplicate]

I know that the price of a stock on the ex dividend is supposed to drop by the amount of the dividend. What i don't understand fully is why it happens. I have seen many answers/articles/books etc that ...
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Do temporary residents have to pay capital gains tax on unrealized gains when they leave Canada?

Suppose I am a temporary resident in Canada for work or study. I owned some stocks before going to Canada, and bought some more during my stay in Canada. I do not sell any shares during my stay in ...
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Microsoft has a weird adjusted Debt-to-Equity ratio

When I analyse Coca-Cola, in the balanced sheet, they have a row called Treasury Stock. I think it means that the Company buyback their own stock. However, when I analyse Microsoft, they have not ...
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As a young kid should I spend my time learning value investing or should I just chuck all my money into IVW/VOO

I have a genuine question, I am a noob at stocks. from what I have been reading value investors get higher returns than growth investors but then how come the growth etf IVW gets much higher returns ...
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What is the purpose of the "Action" column in a GnuCash stock account?

I created a "Stock" account in GnuCash for tracking my purchase and sales of "XYZ Widget Company" stock. When I open the ledger for the account, I see that there is an "Action&...
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How do I calculate the performance of a stock investment in the presence of dividends, additional investment and partial sales?

What is a single metric I can use to calculate the performance of a stock investment in the presence of dividends, additional investment, and partial sales? Such a metric should be comparable across ...
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Investing Accounts -- Does the total "acquisition cost" matter for taxes? Or does only the "realized gain" matter?

If I buy and sell the same stock or ETF many times throughout the year (basically day and swing trading), to the point where by the end of the year the total "acquisition cost" or "cost ...
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Can I save STCG on profit from US stocks by gifting them to parents (with no income) who sell them within 24 months from actual date of acquisition?

Short version of the question Parents have almost no income. I live in India and earn RSUs listed in USA from my employer as perquisites. Can I save tax by gifting them to parents who then sell them ...
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In which situations can a participant of an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) receive an "ESPP refund"?

I believe one reason to receive an ESPP refund is if the ESPP doesn't allow participants to purchase fractional shares and assuming that the ESPP contribution was not a multiple of the stock price. Is ...
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"Moonbag" Profit Taking Strategy (Tradfi/Crypto) vs Alternatives?

I just got off the phone with an agent at my tradfi institution and when i told them i was planning on taking profit on some stocks following the “moonbag” crytpo strategy (remove your principal + a ...
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Intraday Trading: Buy & Sell same stock but different volumes

If I sell 100 stocks of a company and buy 50 of the same company on the same day, will that 50 stocks be considered Intraday Trading?
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When we invest in a corporation that has high capital expenditure every year but it is buying warehouses, is that less of a concern?

I think the usual idea is that capital expenditure that goes to $0 value is not usually a good thing. For example, if a company needs to buy 5 new fancy coffee maker for $800 every 5 years, and the ...
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Investing in US and UK stocks through a foreign partnership

I am a partner in a partnership that I originally set up with a cousin to gain hands-on financial literacy by running a small web store with a physical collection point in the nearest town. Two other ...
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Is the price-to-book ratio too arbitrary to be useful to investors?

Many financial portal websites show the price-to-book (P/B) ratio of companies. For example, Yahoo Finance shows this P/B ratio for TotalEnergies SE: Under IFRS (IAS 16 — Property, Plant and ...
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How do I find out if a stock certificate is worth something?

I found this Crocker National Corporation Certificate of Stock in some old papers from before 2000. Had no idea they were hidden away in a drawer. How do I find out if this paper is worth anything ...
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What does it mean "You are buying the underlying asset"?

On some trading apps, when you buy a normal stock, they say "You are buying the underlying asset". I'd like to know what this means... Is it a "positive" message, like "Just ...
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I sell 100 shares of XYZ at loss on June 30th. Then I sell a put on XYZ on July 15th (OTM) expiring in August 19th. Is it a wash sale?

I sold 100 shares of XYZ on June 30th. Then i sold the put on the same equity on July 15th. The put option expires on Aug 19th. Is it a wash sale if the option is exercised or not exercised? Please ...
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How did the merger of Draftkings (DKNG) affect my holdings?

I am a beginner investor for stocks. Last year I bought Draftkings stock 220 @ $68.00 but after merger with Golden Nugget on May 4 2022. My share Cost changed from $68 to $14.44. My 220 shares didn't ...
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What happens if stop market orders are activated and there is zero volume in the book?

I am developing an order matching system and I have a few scenarios that I would like to confirm my understanding of. From my understanding, a stop order will be activated when the last traded price ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages to trading a stock listed on multiple exchanges on a US-based exchange vs foreign exchange?

I'm a relatively new trader. My goal is trading with a longer-term horizon in mind. That is, I plan to rebalance on an annual/bi-annual basis, and purchase whenever I see reasonable/fair valuations. ...
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How to calculate leverage ratio while buying stocks?

I was recently studying 2008 research study by Yale researchers Ian Ayres and Barry J. Nalebuff in which they tell to use 2 to 1 leverage ratio while buying stocks in your young age and gradually ...
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If it is a margin call but I am lucky to buy back in IRA, is it considered a "wash sale"?

Due to the stock market going down, I got a margin call, and may be forced to sell a few thousand dollar worth of stocks. However, I am lucky enough because I ended an employment with an agency, and ...
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Dealers in OTCs (over-the-counter)

"However dealers (of the OTCs) resist the participation of non-dealers and accuse non-dealers of taking liquidity without exposing themselves to the risks of providing liquidity." The above ...
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Understanding Time-Weighted Rate of Return

In general I consider myself a relatively maths-literate person, but I'm really struggling to understand TWRR (Time-Weighted Rate of Return); at least as my investment provider is presenting it to me. ...

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