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Does buying a company's stock funnel money to that company?

I've always thought the answer is "no" - after all the company makes no money from the stock price unless they issue new stock, and then they make money from whoever buys it then. However ...
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How should I approach personal finance as a mathematics and computer science student?

I'm aware that there is an entire field of mathematical finance, but I have not looked into it. I know quantitative finance also works as a team and is not practically doable as an individual. However,...
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Is there a paperwork difference between buying US based vs foreign based stock which trades in nyse?

With our US based stock trading or IRA, if we buy and sell foreign based stock listed in NYSE such as BABA, BHP, JD, SHEL, AZN etc... (randomly selected examples) is there are difference as far as ...
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What happens if you own a stock and the firm becomes liable about something

Lets say you own a common stock of a very large firm, and then the company loses a case, or had data breach etc.. etc.. and has to pay money to others. Will you, as a stock owner be liable to pay ...
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When do proceeds from futures settle?

When does my money I used to buy a futures contract and the proceeds I got from that contract convert back into buying power. Is it then end of each session, the next day, or two days after I sold my ...
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What are the settlement times trading futures in a cash account

So I’ve been trading options for almost a year now and have decided to give futures a try. I have a cash account not a margin and know that with options once I trade all the settled cash in my account ...
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selling on settlement date

In my IRA account, if I buy a stock on Monday with my settled cash, can I sell it anytime after purchasing, even 1 minute or, I have to wait 2 business days, so it means Wednesday? Sorry for simple ...
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Strategy and science behind determining which stocks to buy and invest in?

I'm starting to get into serious investing & I being new and inexprience I have questions regarding the decline & incline in stocks. From my understanding and research, stocks increases and ...
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Wash sale rule on sale of a stock for a loss

Does the wash sale rule also apply when you sell a position for a loss and one week later you buy it again but this time at a higher price?
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Does Nasdaq BookViewer show options?

If I wish to trade options, will I be able to view full-depth data using bookviewer?
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Investing tips with lower box 3 taxation (NL)

Any tips on investing in the Netherlands with the ability to lower your box 3 'wealth tax' annual payments? Maybe something special like the british ISA or so exists in NL as well, which allows tax ...
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Dukascopy historical data per-tick, bid and ask volume?

I am using Dukascopy's historical data. I am using a candlestick of 1 tick, volume units of "units," and chose TSLA data. Here is an example of the data: As you can see, the bid and ask ...
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How to determine the amount of cash acquired from the market or banks?

I'm trying to sum up the amount of dividend and the money acquired from financing activities, e.g lending from banks, or moneys from investors. Then I can calculate the Total Dividend / Total Acquired ...
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One big increase in after hours [duplicate]

I'm a novice and was watching Adobe (ADBE) after hours. It closed at $570.45 and dropped in after hours on earnings news. It then traded sort of even until just one big spike and then back down. ...
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I bought a stock twice and my app shows my the average price of my holdings

The first buy was in higher price, some days ago. Second buy is at lower price today, but the platform im using shows me that now I have "average price" of that stock, which is lower today ...
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Why is this stock price shown different by Google finance and other sites?

I'm looking at the stock price of Outlook Therapeutics (OLTK), and on Google Finance it is showing a meteoric rise in recent days: https://www.google.com/finance/quote/OTLK:NASDAQ?sa=X&ved=...
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price earning ratio and expected future profit

The P/E or price to earning ratio is a common tool to judge the relative price of shares. The trouble is that a high P/E ratio could be a sign of an overvalued stock but it could also just mean that ...
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I don’t understand warrants. Why can I sell calls for profit without reaching strike?

I understand the basic concept which is explained everywhere. But apparently this is not what happens. It is written everywhere, that the difference between strike price and actual stock price is my ...
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Stock price before market opens

Why is it when the market opens at 9:30am, stock prices will sometimes open at a significantly higher or lower price than the pre-market trading price? Bear in mind this is in the absence of a company ...
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How do you calculate taxes on proceeds from sale of a private company held in escrow?

In 2023, a private company in which I held stock was sold in an all-cash acquisition. A portion of my proceeds were placed into an escrow account to cover post-sale price adjustments, expenses, and ...
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What's the case against being 1.3x levered in PA if you're in your 20s?

If you're in your late 20s and own a bunch of SPY and diversified stocks, why shouldn't you be 1.3x levered? 2.0x levered seems too aggressive given there are 50% drawdowns to the S&P occasionaly. ...
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Is it free of fee buying and selling stocks/crypto/options/futures on online platforms like Robinhood or Webull?

I have previous trading experience in almost all the markets I mentioned above, but since I am new to the US, I don't know much about brokerage fees and other fees or taxes related to online trading ...
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How can I see a stock's key events in a Google query?

In this screen capture, this person is able to bring up Nvidia's key events when doing a google query for the stock, however, when I do the same I get a lot of information on the stock but one thing I ...
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Could employees of s&p 500 companies elect employee friendly board members

Individual employees often hold stock in the company they work for through grants, stock purchase plans, 401k/Roth investments, HSA accounts, etc. either directly in the stock or indirectly through ...
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Is NetPPE and Net Fixed Assets the same thing?

I'm trying to calculate the ratio mentioned in Greenblatt, Joel. The Little Book That Still Beats the Market by hands, and quote: Return on capital was measured by calculating the ratio of pretax ...
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Wash Sale Rule on a new repurchase and sale of the same stock

A newbie here! I have PayPal stock for over two years and my total return/losses is over -$2000 now. I bought and sold $700 of new stock a few days ago, for tiny profit, and I just found out about the ...
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Reason for stock not selling at current price

I looked for duplicates but couldn't find any that matched or explained the issue. I was just doing a test with a couple of really cheap penny stocks. They trade throughout most days and one in ...
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How to calculate holding period return of a long-short strategy?

I have daily close price of two stocks, A and B. Suppose that we long stock A and short stock B. Assume that we do the long-short every day and hold that portfolio for $4$ days. How to calculate each ...
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Is betting on "isolated margin" just crazy fun or financial folly

First off, no, I am not trolling, I have actually pondered this question. Some entities offer in advertising a 10,000x pseudo-leverage on so-called "isolated margin" gaming. Now, I've ...
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What does the value in SEC FORM 13F mean?

13F-HR table has a value field, e.g. https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1726609/000108514624000840/xslForm13F_X02/infotable.xml I'm wondering if it means the fair value of the shares at that ...
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Can I use losses to raise my tax basis?

Let us say I made a poor investment and lost 10K. Let us also say that I have not realized any profits in that tax year and don't need to draw on my investments. For the sake of argument let us also ...
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Understanding why NYBC will show profits next year

I'm reading this article, How NYCB Is Trying to Right the Ship, After Downgrades and Selloff, and quote: Sticking with a Buy rating amid the panic is Piper Sandler’s Mark Fitzgibbon. Deposits have ...
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Question about stock volume and stock price

I'm looking at this stock's behavior: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/BLUE?p=BLUE If you look at the price chart in full screen mode, on 12/20/2023 it dropped to a closing price of $1.32. The volume ...
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Can margin interest be added to a debit balance beyond 50% equity?

I carry a margin balance and I am always trying to plan ahead for the worst-case scenarios… If I get below 50% equity in my mutual fund brokerage account because of market fluctuation and a margin ...
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What is a 15-12G, should a person try to sell their stock when a company files this?

What does a 15-12G mean, is that a bad thing, should we try to sell out? I read the following and seem to think that the stock may be good and this is the company asking the securities and exchange ...
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Buying REITS in your Healthcare HSA?

I have a healthcare HSA account through work and am trying to figure out an investing strategy that makes use of the triple tax advantages of an HSA, does grow a decent amount faster than inflation ...
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Why do charitable donations of ESPP shares need to first be held long term for US tax purposes?

I often see advice like this for tax advantages of charitable donation of shares: If the donated shares were acquired from incentive stock options (ISOs) or an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), be ...
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Under what conditions can a stock grant agreement be issued?

Several years ago, I did work for a company (Delaware corporation). In return, I was issued some stock in exchange for handing over my IP rights. Here's the relevant excerpt from the contract I signed:...
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(IB / TWS) How to see price chart of different exchange places for the same stocks?

I am quite new on this field and I have an account on InteractiveBrokers in order to trade stocks. Problem is, some stocks are listed in multiple exchanges (for example on SBF - France - but also in ...
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Is this a good stock option offer?

My partner got this stock option offer and I would deeply appreciate your advice on what it means. Is this a standard offer? Where on the spectrum of stock offers does this stand? The company is a ...
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Selling most appreciated units or least appreciated

I have been consistently receiving RSUs. Now i want to steadily sell them to reduce my exposure and diversify.Should i be selling the least appreciated unints or most appreciated? Is there any ...
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Transcontinental minerals inc

Transcontinental minerals inc..I have 2 capital stocks certificates from 1994 and have paper from the companys my grandfather gave them to my sister and i but cant find anything on them theres 9000 ...
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Is it very safe to short volatility with a small position?

The derivatives of volatility, such as VXX, incur significant long-term holding losses, making shorting appear profitable. However, situations similar to the 2018 'Volmageddon' could easily lead to a ...
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Is Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula biased towards large companies?

One of the sorting criteria in Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula is EBIT. However, EBIT is positively correlated with the market capitalization of companies, i.e., larger companies have a higher EBIT. ...
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How are dividends good for stock/share investors?

With every stock going ex-dividend, the stock price seem to drop by the amount of dividend per share. A few observations: The dividend seems to be earned at the cost of capital gain. The amount ...
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Why waste money buying index funds when you can can buy all the stocks on index on your own?

I've got a question. As we know that index funds puts money on all the stocks of a particular index(say Dow index) - on all 30 stocks present in the Dow index. My question is if I have enough capital ...
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How much taxes do I have to pay when taking a withdrawal from a recurring investment purchase?

I have been looking all over to find an answer and everything I am looking at looks way over complicated. I live in Maryland USA I want to invest $1000 a month into a stock that pays dividends ...
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index rebalancing question

When the S&P 500 adds or removes companies, my intuition is that the companies added have a higher market cap than the companies removed. To what extent does this difference drive the growth of ...
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How Do You Read This Economic Formula?

I'm trying to understand and interpret this economic formula within research where Implied Volatility is regressed on Realised volatility. But even though I understand the basics of what this article'...
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Market Reactions to Federal Reserve's Rate Decisions

Background: During the meeting on December 13, 2023, the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to keep interest rates at the level of 5.25% - 5.50%. The market's expectation is that interest rates have peaked ...
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