Questions tagged [stocks]

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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 free cash flow per share be more than cash flow per share? [duplicate]

I am new to stock market so please be patient with me
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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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Is there any other market like stock market [closed]

Is there any other market like stock market where people each other buy or sell something? Where sellers also buy and buyers also sell at same palace.
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Is a public company immune from hostile takeovers if at least half of its issued shares are treasury shares?

I used to play Railroad Tycoon Deluxe (1993), the second video game in the groundbreaking Railroad Tycoon series. In the game, every player operates a railroad company (the default scenario is set in ...
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Wash Sale for stocks and FIFO taxes

I have a situation where I'm trying to avoid a wash sale and am trying to realize some losses by year end. Here's the situation: Jan 1st - purchase 100 shares of XYZ at $100 per share - $10,000 March ...
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Stock delisted from NASDAQ - what to do?

I became a shareholder of certain company, which was listed on NASDAQ exchange. However, this company has been recently aquired by another company and the original stock was delisted from NASDAQ. Here ...
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Do you have to pay taxes on the free stock you get from a Robinhood referral link if you don't sell it?

I signed up for a Robinhood account with a referral link and got a free stock. I've searched all over the internet to see if I have to pay taxes on the gifted free stock. I can confirm 100x over that ...
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Where does the company announce its dividends first? [duplicate]

Where does the company announce its dividends (div. amount, ex-date, record and payment date) first? On its website/social media accounts or on SEC or in a live webcast?
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Why do promoters in public companies sell their shares and reduce their holdings?

Promoters in public companies can sell their shares and reduce their holdings. Why do they want to reduce their holdings?
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Why the tax on stocks dividends differs between the types of companies?

Why some types of companies, like a limited partnership LP deduct more percentage on the dividends (for me it was 37%) than the regular percentage (30% for inc,lmt for example)?
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Using margin/leverage to buy index funds [duplicate]

Brokerages like IB has pretty low sub 2% interest rate per year while index fund grows 10%. Is using borrowing/margin to amplify and purchase more shares of stable growth stocks like snp500 index ...
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Does the stock price drop if one of the largest shareholders of the company sells all their shares?

I don't know if it makes sense, I'm just wondering about its logic. For instance, Elon Musk has a huge amount of Tesla shares and right now he is selling his shares like a madman. Does the Tesla stock ...
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Does buying stock have time duration that automatically sell after the period end? If not, how are people losing to stock? [duplicate]

I'm totally new to the stock market. I don't understand how some people do not win with stocks. If you decide to sell your stock whenever you want to, then why can't you wait for long period of time (...
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Is it a negative sign for a company when it reduces its dividends, even when it is still relatively high/good dividends? [closed]

Is it a negative sign for a company when it reduces its dividends, even when it is still relatively high/good dividends compared to others?
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Where do I find the 13F form?

I'm reading this article and it says: According to the 13F document of Goldman Sachs in the second quarter, the bank bought 5.87 million Alibaba shares in the second quarter, making Alibaba its fifth ...
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Why in 13F filing, the same company was split into two rows?

In this SEC filing of Goldman Sachs https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/886982/000076999321000319/xslForm13F_X01/InfoTable_2021-11-09_Final.xml There are two rows: I don't find any difference ...
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Where can I find the stocks online/offline data? [closed]

I have 3 questions: 1- Where can I find the historical data of stocks and cryptocurrencies, etc. as .CSV file for free? 2- Where can I get online data of stocks/cryptocurrencies for free? I mean a ...
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Minimum hold period for initial investors in IPO

Back in 2020 I had some stocks that used to be SPACs and watched their value plummet over a span of a few days as the initial investors were allowed to sell, because their initial required holding ...
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Factors that control stocks prices [closed]

I am trying to understand why stocks go up and down. I've seen answers here in the forum and most of them talk about demand and supply. My questions Are: Can we know the demand and supply from news? ...
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What do MX, NE, DA, F, etc. mean in the stock market? [closed]

I am completely new in the US stock market. I searched for Apple, Microsoft, etc. company stocks but found that there are also some other things like AAPL NE, AAPL MX, etc. What do they mean? I would ...
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Do I owe money if my loss is more than my overall account balance/equity with a fixed funds account?

I'm pretty new to trading and have been paper trading for some time, so I'm not sure about this stuff. For context, I was messing around and practicing paper trading when I saw that my loss was more ...
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If stocks are products, and inflation makes the price of products go up, then why don't stocks benefit from inflation?

Inflation makes my money worth less, but stocks aren't money: They're a product that's worth money. If inflation makes prices rise, then does it follow that inflation will also increase the value of ...
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Where do US public companies announce news?

Where do US public companies announce significant news such as dividends, stock splits, new bond offerings, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, hiring and resignations of corporate officers, etc.? ...
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What is the required deadline to report an insider trade?

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/844059/000147450621000165/xslF345X03/primary_doc.xml I see the above trade was on 10/12/2021. But it was reported almost a month later 11/05/2021. Does anybody ...
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What financial return do investors get when they buy shares in a company besides dividends, value of assets, and gains from changes in stock price? [duplicate]

I'm confused why a shareholder would purchase shares in a stock that doesn't pay dividends. They don't get part of the profits: Without dividends, when the company earns profits, the shareholder ...
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visualizing imbalance of traded price between bid and ask

Time and Sales shows the price of each trade and the bid/ask prices at the time of trade. Is there a free resource to visualize whether the trade price is more closer to the bid or the ask price at ...
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To what extent do funds used to purchase stock transfer to the company who's shares are being purchased? [duplicate]

Obviously when buying shares from a public offering, those funds are basically going to the corporation making the offering; that's the whole point. So for this question we are discussing the ...
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how many years does S&P take to double your money?

As per rule of 72, if S&P interest rate is 10%, money should double in 7.2 years. But there are other websites which show different numbers, such as this one says 9.2 years. I understand inflation ...
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How does Etoro calculate Total Debt to Equity ratio?

I am trying to understand the Balance Sheet report in Stats page that show on each company listed in Etoro. I understand that the formula for Debt to Equity ratio is just that : Debt/Equity and maybe ...
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Book value per share calculation for Visa

From what I read on the web: Book value per share = Stockholders' Equity - Preferred Stock Equity/Average number of Common Shares Number So if we look into the Visa balance sheet: That means: Book ...
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Can these company events affect a stock's price? [closed]

In the events calendar, I see the following events: Conference Forum Business travel Summit Workshop Seminar R&D research and development day Analyst day/meeting Company travel Trade show I see ...
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Do I need a cash reserve when investing in stocks?

I would like to know if I need to keep a fraction of my assets in cash or if I can simply invest 100% into stocks. Here is my thinking: As a young person I'd like to keep most money in stocks and ...
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How can a trade occur with a price out side of the bid/ask range?

I see a trade at 07:54:04 of a price at $199, which is out side of the bid-ask range ($207.41 and $207.90). Does anybody know why a trade can occur out-side this range?
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How stock has some value of its own? [duplicate]

Suppose I buy some stock for 100 but sell it for 50. I will have a loss of 50. It's the same as buying tomatoes for 100 but only able to sell for 50. However tomatoes have at least some value in ...
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Why can institutional ownership be more than 100%? [duplicate]

https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/gatx/institutional-holdings For example, GATX has an institutional ownership of 103.42 %. This does not make sense to me, as an ownsership by definition ...
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When we analyze company we invest in using cash flow, how is their buying real estate different from buying computers? [closed]

When we invest our money in public companies, we may analyze them using cash flow. There can be two different scenarios: the company buys a lot of real estate or warehouses as their capital ...
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Misnomers in comparing stock buybacks to dividends

I found this question particularly helpful:Are stock buybacks similar to dividends? Not too far off from this angle, my textbook has this as an introduction to stock buybacks: Share repurchases are ...
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Will selling a recent purchase at a loss trigger wash sales?

I have the following lots: 100 shares on 9/1/2020 for $20/share 50 shares on 5/1/2021 for $40/share 10 shares on 10/1/2021 for $35/share Currently the price is $30/share and I want to cut losses and ...
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How to Calculate Return of Multi Positional Trading Strategy

i have a trading strategy that buy multiple stocks in same time and sell another time. I want to calculate return of this strategy. Below table shows my positions that opened and closed. From above to ...
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Are companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange required to publish financial statements regularly?

The TSX Venture Exchange lists many small-cap and micro-cap companies. Are all these companies required by law to regularly make their financial statements available to the public? If so, do all these ...
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Why aren't non-dividend stocks ponzi assets?

I'm trying to see why a non-dividend stock isn't subject to the Greater Fool Theory There's no intrinsic connection between the stock price and actual company profits without dividends. So my question ...
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What’s the formula to estimate stock price (in a week or month from now) using implied volatility?

Let’s say a stock trades at $45 today and has IV of 92%. I wanna get a rough range of where the stock might be in a week from now, let’s say $32 to $58 in a week, based on the IV 92%. How do I get ...
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Insurance against margin calls: puts?

I want to take a significant loan from my portfolio, by margin. My portfolio is about 500k USD consisting of all volatile growth stocks like tesla and crispr. I am with IB. My plan is: take a loan ...
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Why does the NASDAQ say its Symbols are classified by the ICB standard but then it doesn't?

Nasdaq stated in this new that they migrated all the Symbols to the FTSE Russell ICB classification. If you visit for example you will notice that the Apple's Industry Computer Manufacturing does not ...
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What does the the future growth rate produced under the Efficient Market Hypothesis means?

Lets say I am using the dividend-discount model (DDM) to figure out the share price of a company and I also believe that markets are efficient, what does the long term/perpetual growth rate produced ...

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