Questions tagged [stocks]

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How to calculate position size risked in percentage?

I'm trying to calculate the position size and understand the formula behind the calculations, but unsure of what the formula for these two results are: % Risk/Pos: 13.78% % Risked/Pos: $2,000 FORMULAS:...
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Will this trade trigger the wash sale rule?

i have an example Step 1: bought 1000 shares at 2$ Step 2: Share price dropped to 1$ the same day and added another 1000 same day(averaging down) Step 3: Next day stock increased to 1.5$ i sold 1000 ...
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What does "GILEAD SCIENCES INC REV NRA W/H ,03/30" mean?

What does the GILEAD SCIENCES INC REV NRA W/H ,03/30 mean in my broker's statement? I mean, the INC REV NRA W/H ,03/30 part. Is that a dividend?
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Is there a future tax benefit to selling RSUs in order to exercise-and-hold the stock options?

I have RSUs and in-the-money stock options granted by my company, both vested. I've held the RSUs for over a year, so I understand that when selling, I would pay long-term capital gains tax on the ...
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Where can I find the chart for the historical PE ratio of Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC not the company NDAQ) [closed]

I spent lots of time searching for this, but I just couldn't find any charts for the historical PE ratio of Nasdaq composite, by year or by month (not the company NDAQ!), nor can I find historical pe ...
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When is cash available to be withdrawn from Fidelity after selling stocks?

When is cash available to be withdrawn from Fidelity after selling ETFs and stocks?
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Buffett believes Bitcoin has no value and no future. Isn't it the same with stocks? [duplicate]

Just listened to Warren Buffett's thoughts on Bitcoin and he claims that Bitcoin is a non-producing asset which has no value. Buffet also points out that it is just the hope that others will be ...
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UK investor in US ETFs

I have a question which I hope you can help with. I am interested in an US ETF to invest in. Now, my current brokers Freetrade, Hargreaves do not offer US ETFs due to being identified as PRIIPS thus ...
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What is the "Stock/Equity Ratio"?

I'm reading the Intelligent Investor and I found this: Stock/Equity Ratio. This is the ratio of the market price of the junior stock issues* to the total face amount of the debt, or the debt plus ...
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How to find out when a stock started to trade on a US stock exchange?

I see the initial date of AKTX is in Jun 07, 2013 on tradingview. https://www.tradingview.com/chart/d0ZFlHyB/?symbol=NASDAQ%3AAKTX But barchart shows Dec 2012 as the earliest date. https://www....
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Do we get EPS (Earnings per share) if I buy Google's stock?

I am a newbie at investing. I just read that Google's IPO price was $85 per share. If I had invested $1000 to buy 11.76 shares at that time, then assuming that its stock price is $2,750 per share ...
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Where does the formula for terminal value come from?

I am a beginner investor and I had this doubt in DCF models of valuation. Where does the formula for terminal value even come from? Like I have seen this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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What is Preferred Securities Outside Stock Equity?

When reading a company balance sheet, there is a section on Preferred Securities Outside Stock Equity under the Non Current Liabilities section. What is Preferred Securities Outside Stock Equity?
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Must all US public companies have an investor relations website?

Are all US public companies required to maintain a website where they publish press releases and financial statements? If so, do such requirements only apply to exchange-listed companies, or are OTC ...
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Pros/Cons of Foreign Ordinary Shares vs International Markets

As a US investor I have several options to invest in foreign equities: Direct investing in a foreign market (ASX, TSX, TSXV, etc.) ADRs (Y-class shares on OTC, not always a 1:1 ratio) Foreign ...
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Does it ever make sense for a non-US investor to buy US stocks for the dividend?

Given there's a 30% dividend withholding tax, could it still make sense to buy US stocks for the dividend? Given US dividend-paying companies usually have a longer track record of dividend payments ...
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Why are bond ratings more prominent than stock ratings?

Why do people care more about bond ratings than stock ratings (if they even exist at all)? For example, there are many bond funds that say they will only hold investment-grade bonds (typically higher ...
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Understanding buying power and position size relative to fixed percentage risk on total capital in any given trade?

I'm trying to wrap my head around understanding buying power, position size and how it's relative to how much I can risk in any single given trade depending on my initial total capital. For example, ...
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Why shareholders don't always get dividends?

"Public corporations have no legal obligation to pay dividends to common shareholders, no matter how profitable they are or how much cash they have" Does that mean we don't own part of ...
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Is there a registry of all the market abbreviations for stock exchange?

Is there an official list of all the stock market abbreviations? For example, Tesla and Amazon stocks are in "NMS", which (I think) stands for "National Market System", but ...
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Foreigner buying Russian stocks without physically visiting Russia? [closed]

Is it actually possible for a foreigner to invest in Russian stocks without physically visiting Russia? I assume you need an account in Russian bank, which can be done when you're in Russia, but is it ...
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Why do financial news focus on price return indexes instead of total return indexes?

On television, in newspapers, and in online financial news portals, price return indexes get featured prominently. News reports regularly mention how much a particular index has risen or fallen over ...
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How can I get credited for stock losses I took in 2018?

I was employed by a company from February 2011 - September 2013. When my employment terminated in September of 2013, I purchased stock of the company for $1100 In 2018 the company was liquidated and ...
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Why do some countries have more than one stock exchange?

Some countries have many stock exchanges. What is the purpose of having multiple stock exchanges instead of consolidating all trading onto a single stock exchange? When there is only one stock ...
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Difference in market value between preferred and common stock?

I was reading about the difference between preferred and common stock, and I noticed that the market value of preferred stock doesn’t normally increase the way the value of common stock does. Why is ...
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Is there anything you can do if you accidentally sold stock shares for a gain (when trying to take a loss)? [duplicate]

While trying to sell for an end-of-year loss, if you accidentally oversell a position, resulting in some shares selling for a gain, is there anything you can do except pay the taxes on those gains? ...
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Why should investors consider the "intrinsic value" of a company paying no dividends? [duplicate]

Why should a value investor consider the "intrisic" value of a company paying no dividends, if its stock price is fully determined by the perceived value? Theoretically, it could be possible ...
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nasdaq stock SABR bought on frankfurt stock market in euro

Nasdaq listed stock SABR CORP bought on frankfurt stock exchange in euro,same ISIN, is this stock the same thing different market, can I sell it on nasdaq?..Stock haves market specialist on frankfurt ...
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Do dividend taxes affect how much a stock price will fall on the ex-dividend date?

In theory, when a company pays out $1 in cash dividends per share, its stock price will fall by $1 due to the cash dividend. Does this relationship change when investors have to pay taxes on the ...
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If you sell stocks within a 401k but don't pull the money out of your account, is it taxed?

If I have say a 401k account, and say I sell some of my stocks in there, but I don't pull the money out of my account, is the only tax involved the capital gains tax? Or will I pay my income tax on it ...
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Do I need to sell all stocks before new year in order to claim money lost in stocks? [closed]

For example, I made $1000 dollars in stock market on the first half year. I sold $500 worth of stock. So I have $500 still in the market and $500 in cash. Then I bought $4000 new stocks in the 2nd ...
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Moving NASDAQ assets when changing banks

I have a Polish bank account and I'm able to buy shares from NASDAQ. It looks like my bank has a trade agreement with NASDAQ. What actually happens when I buy shares from NASDAQ? Will my ownership be ...
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Does inflation erode stock earnings or are stocks a good inflation hedge? - Intelligent Investor Book Question

I've come across this in the beginning of the book "The Intelligent Investor", by Benjamin Graham: How well did Graham’s forecast pan out? At first blush, it seems, very well: From the ...
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How are so many stocks tradable via Frankfurt that are not listed there?

For example, Stellantis says it is listed on Milan's Borsa Italiana, Euronext Paris, and New York Stock Exchange (source). Still it has a ticker symbol FRA:8TI and is tradable at Frankfurt. How is ...
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Are public companies allowed to make their Earnings Forecasts?

Are US public companies allowed to make forecasts about their Earnings? If so, what are they called? I've been searching through Annual Reports for this and can't find it. I've looked for: Guidance $...
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Why is there a huge discrepancy between the adjusted close and the close stock of this stock (ENDV)?

I have just noticed that back in October 2015, the ENDV stock was worth something around 80-100 dollars according to its adjusted close price (i.e. the one that google and yahoo finance show). However ...
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Why are dividends significantly smaller than Stock price itself?

Looking dividends such as Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/dividends-and-stock-history.aspx Per stock pays 0.6 USD whilst if I need to buy one stock I'll pay ~300 USD. Why Dividend ...
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What are the rights of a minority shareholder in a public company?

Suppose in a listed company, the promoter owns more than 51% of shares. In that case, what prevents the promoter from exerting his own free will, like appointing his own family/friends in important ...
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How Do I Construct a Long Short Portfolio Using Only Options?

I'm confused on how to construct a long short portfolio using strictly options. If I wanted to hedge stock, I would long stock A and short stock B by making sure that the quantity * price of A = ...
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Does all stock have dividends? and what is the most intelligible definition and concept of dividend?

I keep reading about the stock dividend and cant figure out in my head how it works (Im dumb) can someone enlighten me about how can I fully understand its concept like suggesting some non complicated ...
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Will Didi make a profit from listing and delisting on the New York Stock Exchange?

You can find the news on all the media. Didi is planning to delist from the New York Stock Exchange after only six months. It floated shares for a value about 4 billions dollars last June. If they buy ...
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How do you read a Total Returns chart?

I know that I'm asking a stupid question, but I must admit that I'm lost. I've recently discovered a N225TR - i.e. the Nikkei 225 Total Return - graph and I just can't read it. I know that the y-axis ...
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What is the significance of the valuation ratio EV/EBIDTA for investors?

I am new to stock market. I have a really basic doubt. Hope someone can solve it here I recently came across a valuation ratio which is EV/EBIDTA. Lets say there are two companies A and B. A wants to ...
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Does shorting stock cause your account value to go up?

Does shorting stock cause your account value number to go up? Specifically for IB but most broker have a number that shows the total value of your account Stocks + cash + any other investment.
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Questions on a 60/40 portfolio outperforming stocks over the last 20 years

My question is based on a particular segment of a show on YouTube. Segment starts at 19:42 (linked) and ends around the 25-ish minute mark. (It's the Money Guy Show if you're curious.) I was surprised ...
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Why are shares not settled on the same day? [duplicate]

I know the settlement process but I am still confused about why trades/shares are settled on T+2nd day. Why the settlement is not done at the very moment we make the trade? Any clarification on this ...
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Understanding mortgage backed securities

The investment banks called these bundles "mortgage back securities or MBS". and they sold these MBS's as bonds and stocks to anyone who wanted to invest in them. Source I don't get it, how ...
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If someone makes a mistake and sells their shares for 1c, who buys them?

Assume the market price is $100. Does the person with a limit buy at 1 cent get filled, or does the person with a market order get filled at a discount. Or is there some sort of safeguard? What would ...
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What is Derivative trading and why stock buying selling is not derivative

In finance, a derivative is a contract that derives its value from the performance of an underlying entity. This underlying entity can be an asset, index, or interest rate. By this definition stocks ...
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When can cash flow per share be more than earning per share? [closed]

I saw a few cases for stocks where the cash flow per share was more than earning per share of the stock. But couldn't understand the reason behind it

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