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What is a good API for accessing historical options chain data [closed]

I'm looking to analyze historical options chain data for backtesting an algorithm. I don't mind paying. Are there any services that offer this data?
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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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Share price goes to zero then goes back up

I've never invested in shares, so I know very little to nothing. But there is a question I've always had about shares (feel free to treat me as stupid when explaining... Will actually help). If I buy ...
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Does converting a foreign company's profit to US dollars change the PE ratio?

When calculating the PE ratio of a company that reports in EUR, would the EPS be converted at today's exchange rate or the rate on the latest fiscal period end date (i.e. Dec 31, 2021)?
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Buying stocks/ETFs through a US-based broker on an F1 visa and then departing the US

I'm in the US on an F1 visa, and this will be the case for the next two years. As far as I understand, it's legal for me to buy stocks/ETFs via a US-based broker. However, I'm not sure whether I will ...
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Wash sale rules do not match broker's report

I inadvertently triggered a wash sale in my taxable account (in the US). What my broker reports does not match my understanding of the wash sale rules, so I'm asking here whether it is my broker or I ...
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Is this Class Action lawsuit settlement taxable as a long term capital gain?

Imagine an investor owns the XYZ company which is taken over by another company in a cash transaction. The investor sells his shares in the XYZ company for a profit. He then reports the profit as a ...
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Exercised stock options, the company was bought/merged after several years, my stock was sold - what are my tax implications?

I bought the options I had vested in the Company upon leaving (United States). After several years the Company was bought/merged into another, and my stock was paid out. From my understanding: The ...
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WEG S.A. - from where I can buy the stocks ( BVMF: WEGE3 )

I am located in Europe (Bulgaria) and the only languages which I can use are Bulgarian and English. For years I am unsuccessfully trying to buy this stock of www.weg.net , but it seems not possible. ...
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Broker wants to buy back stock over value (Kapitalmaßnahme Übernahme)?

My online broker approached me with a "Kapitalmaßnahme Übernahme - Ausschreibung". As I understand it, they want to buy the stock I hold in a specific company (US01609W1027). The offer is ...
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What kind of stocks should I invest in for high dividend yields [closed]

I want to know what kind of stocks are good for constant returns, the price of the stock is not my main interest, what I am interested in is monthly/quarterly returns for a stable income source. Also ...
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Why was my stock purchase rejected on TD Web broker?

I am attempting to purchase 6,000 shares of a micro cap company listed on the TSX-V exchange. Total shares outstanding 120 million Shares float 30 million Bid .34 0 lots Ask .395 0 lots I understand ...
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Can someone explain this discrepancy in Air France stock price vs. Air France ADR price?

So recently Air France decided to issue lots of new shares, to raise money, making its stock price plummet on the Paris exchange by more than 60%: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AF.PA?p=AF.PA&....
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Why might a company buy back their shares at a price above market value? [closed]

Some companies buy back their shares at a higher price than what is currently listed in the market. What is the benefit to the company, vs just buying at the current value?
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What happens when a Singaporean stock brokerage firm goes bankrupt?

In Singapore, what would happen if a stock brokerage firm collapses? What happens to the customers' shares and cash? Are brokerage accounts insured in the same way that bank accounts are insured by ...
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Do stockbrokers have to send all orders to SGX?

Suppose I have an account at a stock brokerage firm in Singapore. If place an order to buy or sell one lot of shares, will my order be sent to the stock exchange (SGX) and get executed there? Is it ...
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Is proxy voting advice available for small investors?

There are proxy advisor companies available for institutional investors, but it doesn't seem like there's any proxy voting advice available for small, individual investors. Where should a small ...
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Why should I hold stocks for the long term when the risk of more companies going bankrupt increases over time?

The longer the time frame, the larger the risk that any given company is going to go bust. If this is the case, then why is long term stock investing encouraged? Isn't it more risky to invest for the ...
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What does the '+' symbol mean at the end of a stock ticker?

For example IonQ has two tickers on the NYSE, "IONQ" and "IONQ+".
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Why is Twitter still trading below $54.20? [duplicate]

Twitter closed the last trading day (Apr 29th, as of writing this question) at $49.02. My understanding of the recent developments is that Elon Musk has committed to buying all shares of Twitter at $...
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Profit and revenue increased but organic growth decreased made stock decrease 20% in a single day

I was looking at the stock "Sinch". It recently released a bad report according to media. I did not really understand why. I looked up the report and it looked good to me which made me more ...
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In what case(s) is the end of the offering period (when one purchases the shares) considered the grant date?

I read on https://fairmark.com/compensation-stock-options/employee-stock-purchase-plans/dispositions-of-espp-stock/ in the context of employee stock purchase plans (ESPP) in the United States: For ...
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Does it make sense to repeatedly increase your limit order price in small increments until your order fills?

Whenever I buy a security, I always use a Limit Order. Just to be safe, I input a price just below the Bid Price, e.g. 21.80. Why? In case the spot price dips suddenly! See below. This cheap trick ...
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How to know who bought the shares I sold

If I sold some shares through my stock broker, is there a way to find out who bought the shares I sold? Or is the transaction anonymous, where the buyer(s) and seller(s) will not be able to know the ...
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Are “restricted stock units” equivalent to money printing?

My friend recently received 1 million dollars worth of stocks for mid level software engineering position? I would like to know if it is equivalent to money printing? Can the employer just give ...
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What happens to public shares if a company is bought out?

What happens to stocks you purchased if the company is taken over and made private? Take, for example, Twitter. I read from the news "Musk will pay $54.20 a share for Twitter". But currently ...
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Formula to buy and sell using candlesticks data [closed]

I was reading/watching videos about how candlesticks in a stock's daily chart can indicate when to buy a stock and when to sell a stock. The procedure involved analyzing candlesticks and was very ...
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What's the formula behind these two stock trading scenarios?

Let's say I have $10,000 in my account. Scenario 1: If I make 10 trades in a year and each trade I position size using only 25% every time and exit the trade after a 10% gain, my account would grow by ...
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The Two classes of stock of Lennar

I am looking at the company Lennar. I noticed that it has two classes of common stock. The symbol for the two classes are LEN and LEN.B. As far as I can tell, the second one (LEN.B) is at least as ...
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Does asset custodian matter when determining which capital gains lot you sold? (USA)

Say you bought N shares of some company at broker X on Jan 1, 2021. You bought N more shares of the same company at broker Y on Feb 1, 2021. Then on March 1, 2021, you sell N shares with broker Y. For ...
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How is it legal for Twitter to dilute the share of one specific shareholder?

According to the latest news: Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and the world’s richest person, had offered to buy the social media platform for $43.4bn, arguing he wanted to release its “...
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Does the SEC require an announcement of hostile takeovers?

Elon Musk bought 9% (or so) of Twitter. Apparently he failed to make some sort of disclosure, which he is being sued for Musk started buying Twitter stock in January and acquired more than 5 percent ...
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Is it routine for historical stock price data to be revised?

I noticed that the price history of AT&T stock (T) prior to April 11, 2022 is about 25% lower today than it was a week ago. That is to say that when I click on my favorite financial websites and ...
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How do I sell shares in a company when I have Stock Certificates and can't locate the company?

I have about 12,000 shares of stock in a company called Cardinal and Parker Inc. I want to sell my shares of said company but the problem I'm having is I can't seem to locate any current information ...
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Hostile takeover bid to turn company private - how does it work (current context: Musk / Twitter)?

With regard to the current coverage of Musk announcing his wish to turn Twitter into a private company, I'd appreciate some clarification: Twitter stock, according to Yahoo Finance, is owned by ...
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Stamp tax duty on UK stocks: when does it apply?

Some sources on the Internet tell that buying shares on UK stocks is assessed to a stamp tax duty of 0.5% of trade value for UK stocks and 1.0% of trade value for Irish listed stocks. I recently ...
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can nonresident alien (NRA) stock loss carryover/be calculated as cost basis?

I am a nonresident alien NRA in California. I am an ordinary employee in a tech company, that's my job. I have no business. Aside from my job I trade stock by myself. So if I have capital gain, my tax ...
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I've been making a lot with options trading/pricing, but is it just luck? [closed]

So I've been trading for a while now, but after my internship, I learned about the different types of option pricing models like JumpDiffusion and CubicSpline. So I have begun trading both relative ...
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why is there no wash profit in taxes

Say someone lost like $100k from trading in 1 year. Now their investment is going up. Should they sell $3000 worth of stocks then buy it back immediately to take advantage of the $100k loss every ...
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Are stocks profitable for companies even in the long run

I'm trying to understand stocks. My current view is the following. Assume I have a company and I need money to expand my business. Instead of taking a loan I give people the opportunity to buy a ...
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Within thirty days I buy 1 share of NVDA at 210 and sell for 215 the same day. What is my cost basis for that share?

I am trying to understand the implications of wash sale as it affects gains and repurchase at higher price. I buy 1 share of NVDA at 200 and the sell at the same exact price. Within thirty days I buy ...
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Long-term financial implications of selling stocks to get a higher house down payment

I have been searching for a house and am potentially going to make my first offer. I have cash on hand to make a 15% down payment on the place in question and enough money in stocks to comfortably get ...
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Fair value of common stock in stock options public company

I'm looking at $TOST 10k. When I go to page 140 it says this for their stock options: So you can see from the above image that they say their weighted average fair value of common stock was $17 at ...
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How do I report profits from selling stocks on 1040NR?

I sold stocks in 2021 and made a profit. However, my brokerage did not report this to IRS as my account is identified as nontaxable. Therefore they didn't withhold any tax and they did not issue any ...
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How to use short selling to safeguard or protect an investment?

I came across the following question: Kumar has 100 shares of ABC Co. which he bought at $ 50. The current market price is $ 140. Illustrate how Kumar using short selling can safeguard or protect his ...
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Does balance sheet common stock outstanding include RSU's and other restricted shares?

For example I am looking at the stock ticker $USER. I know that it does not include employee options (I think) but does it include other dilutive shares or not? Usually companies have 2 parts for this,...
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At the time when market opens what is the best way to know if market will go up or it will go down [closed]

I know markets are driven by multiple factors and any news, any time can cause market to go up and down. Assuming there is no major event/news during the day, at the time when market opens, what is ...
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Is a significant amount of directly registered shares new or in any way noteworthy?

I have found this Reddit post, which states that about 25% of Gamestops Free Float (yeah this again) has been directly registered by retail share holders. The post (and the community as a whole) make ...
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Why do stocks sometimes have these massive peaks and sudden drops after hours?

Why do we sometimes see these massive spikes after hours in certain stocks? They rise very quickly and fall just as fast. Is it a block trade? If so, why did the price rise in the first place? I am ...
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Combining DCF and P/B

If you have two companies with the same value according to DCF, but they differ in their equity. Let's assume company A has 1M USD in equity while company B has 0M USD equity. This means that company ...
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