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Questions tagged [stocks]

This tag is to be used for any questions related to Stocks. Ideally they should be accompanied by a country tag if relevant. It is discouraged to ask question about a specific stock. However an example can be used to illustrate a point.

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Are there any other benefits to exercising EMI stock options straight away vs. as late as possible? (UK)

Once my options vest, according to the EMI scheme I have ten years to exercise them. I'm weighing up the pros and cons of exercising exactly at the point they vest versus leaving it to the last ...
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Why does stock go up or down with company earning? [duplicate]

I want to invest in the stock market, but can't get one thing clear. It is seen that as a company's earnings increase, its stock value also increases. Why? The company is earning more money, not the ...
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How are stocks traded on multiple exchanges

How does it work, when one company trades on two or more stock exchanges, in different countries? Are the shares bought on the primary and secondary exchanges equivalent ? Can I buy on one, and sell ...
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Why is there premarket data for AAPL but not for GOOGL?

Just checked Google Finance to see the premarket for AAPL, and I can see that, but for GOOGL you don't get that information. Why is this?
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How to structure a loan on inheritance?

My wife's father died last year and left a decent sized inheritance to my wife and her two brothers. The estate is complex and includes multiple IRAs and two trust funds, so settling the estate has ...
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What is the Best book to learn about Stock market basics [closed]

Right now I'm wondering which book I should buy, Security Analysis or The Intelligent Investor, both by Benjamin Graham. However, from reading the reviews on the books, it seems that both books are ...
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How to calculate index PE ratio using individual stocks PE ratios, Is there any way to do it?

We know there are multiple types of indexes like market cap weighted and equal weighted indexes, etc., Currently am working on S&P 500 and is there any way to calculated PE ratio for S&P 500 ...
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How to make 1 minute candle to 5 or 10 minutes with pandas [closed]

I have 1-minute stock data, I want to convert it into 5 and 10 minutes respectively. How do I do these using Pandas or Numpy? Reason for doing this is to use a different strategy, and I want to ...
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How to distinguish a Chinese VIE from a normally listed company stock?

Recently I have been intrigued by the lower prices of Chinese companies and decided to invest into China. But I stumbled open the problem that many Chinese companies you can invest into are VIE’s (...
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How is stockholder information shared?

Given that I received in the past invitations to annual stockholder meetings I assume my broker is sharing the required information (name and address) with the public company. I have the following ...
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Peter Lynch Style Investing Question

I’m looking to build a portfolio using the following Peter Lynch Style strategy. What I’m wondering is, do you think this is a good approach? Is there anything you’d change about it? Here’s the ...
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If more and more people will be diagnosed with depression, in what single stocks ought you invest? [closed]

Apologies if this question is unethical. Based on rises in suicidal ideation in Canada, US, UK, I presuppose that increasingly many will be diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. ...
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Tax consequences of transferring securities to non-spouse family member (US to US)

What are the tax implications of transferring stock between two family members who both live and work in the US? Family members in this specific case are parent->son/daughter and both adults don’t ...
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Simple tool for passive (long-term) investing overview? [closed]

I am making long-term investment in ETF/stocks. I am searching for simple tool where can I track from time to time my holdings without need to login to my broker account. Right now I am using yahoo ...
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Advice to decide when to sell growth stocks

I’m buying diverse sized stocks for growth (aka, I don’t want a short-term return, if not, keep them for a while). I would like some advice in relation to when I should sell a stock. I read several ...
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Reporting stock that can't be sold

I'm in the US. I understand that I can report stocks I sold for a loss and claim some deductions. What if the stock can't be sold, no one buys it or the company is under? Is there any way to get ...
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Can ETF be inefficient?

For ETF, it seems the price is determined by ask/bid and trading price. Can it be inefficient, that the trading price deviates from the underlying tracked index? For example, intentionally buy and ...
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Can ETF be short-squeezed?

Can ETFs be short-squeezed? I'm not familiar with how they work. For ETFs like SPY, it seems it buys and sells stocks in the portfolio. For ETFs like UVXY, it seems it has no real stocks. How does ...
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Taxes on selling stocks

I want to confirm that I'm right to avoid surprises. If I buy a stock (or group of stocks) at 70 and I sell it (them) when its value is 60... I should not pay any kind of taxes, no? Since I did not ...
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SEC institutional pre-IPO disclosure

All funds/managers with assets above 100M need to file their holdings with the SEC in the form of a 13F. like this one for example : https://sec.report/Document/0001567619-19-011051 There is a column ...
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Tax rules for investment LLC's

I have a question about how investments managed by an LLC are taxed. For example, say I invest my own money and buy a stock and I sell it for a positive return. If it is sold in less than a year of ...
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How can CLDR(NYSE) still be shorted after it dropped more than 10% the previous day?

CLDR is still allowed for shorting after losing ~2% on Friday, probably also because of this, when on Thursday it was dropping ~11%... As far as I know there should be a rule which does not allow ...
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why is this UK firm's market capitalization number weird?

https://uk.investing.com/equities/uk-comm-prop-trust Hi, I am gathering UK stocks information through financial numbers. But as I was looking into this firm, I tried to calculate the market ...
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Iron Condor Profit Probability

I'm trying to see if I understand Iron Condors correctly and how to assess whether or not the risk is worth it for a given set of circumstances. The maximum profit on an IC is realized when all ...
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Is it possible to deposit stock into a Solo 401k?

Towards the Solo 401k limit, is it possible to deposit stock held in an investment account, and have that count towards the limit? For example, if my 401k contribution limit is $20,000 annually, can ...
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Do significant initial oil well capital costs overlap with early production?

I am trying to understand SEC filings of various oil royalty trusts. To really understand what is going on with them, I need to know the answer to the question in the title. To expand on it a bit: An ...
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Relation between par value, offering price and trading range

I recently saw a public offering of securities stating the following: We are offering 2,000,000,000 shares of our common stock, par value $0.00001 ("Common Stock"), at an offering price of $0.001 ...
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If I buy a low volume penny stock for 50% more than the current market price then will the stock go up 50%

So if stock x usually has zero volume, but there are sellers and the current market price of the stock is 50 cents and I buy 100 shares from a seller for 75 cents then will the market price go up to ...
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Do my stock earnings from selling stock get double taxed from short term gains and then from my 1040 tax filing?

I'm curious to how my taxes work when I am trading with my own personal stock account at E*trade. Suppose I buy XYZ stock at $100 and it goes to $1,100. My profit is $1,000. I read that the $1,000 ...
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Steps to making first share purchase?

I would like to know the steps I can take to buy shares, for a common man having a bank account and PAN card.
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Realize losses and gains at convenient time

Suppose I am long-term invested in some stocks or etfs. Consider the following two situations: 1) stock market is high, my personal income from work is low. Is it a good idea to sell (part of) my ...
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Why is the Strike Price so low on some Puts

I am using Robinhood and looking at buying a put for BYND. The current stock price is around $93.00, but most of the puts I find have a strike price in the $40's. I can't find anything with a ...
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Who do you buy options from, if open interest is zero?

If open interest is 0, who will you buy an option contract from? And how the price is calculated? Also, initially, how the option contract price is determined?
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How would I calculate my taxes for a post-Chapter-11 distribution?

Situation: I held N shares of a company "JUNK", average cost basis $C/share. Cost basis for the shares was $C * N. Some time later, company "JUNK" filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. At this point, the ...
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Capital gains on stocks sold to take initial investment off the table

Suppose I have invested $100K in a stock that was trading at $100 per share. The stock has gone up by 10 percent and is now at $110. I sold 909 units at $110, i.e. 909*$110 ≈ $100K, which is ...
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Please help me calculate the forward price of stock

The current price of a stock is $400 per share and it pays no dividends. Assuming a constant interest rate of 8% per year compounded quarterly, what is the stock's theoretical forward price for ...
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If a company dilute stocks does it make it a ponzi?

Copy from wiki A Ponzi scheme is a form of fraud that lures investors and pays profits to earlier investors with funds from more recent investors. Isn't that what a company does when issuing new ...
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Why won't my pending dividends show up in Robinhood account?

BP is supposed to pay dividends tomorrow but when in Robinhood whenever I navigate to History -> Filter -> Dividends it says: When you receive your first dividend, it will show up here. Isn't there ...
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Old Investment in bankrupt company

I invested in Adelphia in 2005. In 2006, the company sunk and was sold off to Time-Warner. I recently contacted TDA to see if I could clean things up a bit and I was told that the shares are in escrow ...
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Client did not pay taxes on $400k stock

I'm a tax advisor with a client who did independent consulting work and was granted stock back in 2016, but never claimed the value of the stock of $400,000 as income in 2016. He never received any ...
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Can a non-resident Canadian citizen working in USA maintain a margin account in Canada?

I am a non-resident Canadian living and working in USA. Can I maintain a margin account for stocks trading in Canada?
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What is a cost basis and how does it help make investment decisions?

Two part question...what is a cost basis and how can it be used to help make investment decisions? I hear cost basis thrown around a lot and I’m not sure what it means.
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Buying stock/ETF and nationality?

I recently tried to setup a Finanzen.net account to start playing with a trading app here in Germany, however only a specific list of nationalities are allowed to do this. Is there a way to buy stock/...
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How do companies listed in the US stock exchages choose when they report their earnings

Do they just pick a date? Or are there some archaic rules governing earning report dates.. Updated from link provided by Bob Baerker. The essential SEC requirements are that each public company ...
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Why are stocks good hedges against inflation?

So i was doing some research on inflation and i came across this sentence, "The impact of inflation on your portfolio depends on the type of securities you hold. If you invest only in stocks, worrying ...
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Bond fund vs High interest savings account

If you have some money - lets say 20k USD. Banks such as Ally provide 2.2% interest rate on Fixed deposits. Is investing in bond funds such as VBTLX safe and better than fixed deposit? Understand ...
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How many Tesla Y are ordered/reserved so far

Tesla Y is allowing to order ( similar to Tesla 3 reservation but allowing to choose configuration). I remember when Tesla 3 was announced there were plenty of information released by Tesla and 3rd ...
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How can a resident of the European Union (not from UK) practically buy stocks? [closed]

I'd like to buy a little amount (say, 5000 €) of stocks. I know it's risky, especially for an absolute beginner like me. Maybe you would like to persuade me to start with stuff such as such as mutual ...
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Sum of quarterly reports is not equal to annual reports

I am trying to calculate a stock's worth and in doing so I am adding values of all the four quarters from quarterly reports but it is not equal to the value in the annual report. I am trying to ...
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original shareholders' interest and SEO [duplicate]

I understand that the announcement of a secondary equity offering would often sends stock prices falling. but in light of an announcement like this, would it still be to the original shareholders' ...