Questions tagged [stocks]

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How prices in stock market changes in accordance with demand and supply [duplicate]

Let's assume there is a listed company x. Currently it has 100 shares issued to trade in free float market. Current price of stock is let say 10. Now please let me know if I purchase one share of ...
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LTM Calculations for Wayfair

I'm new to stocks. I'm reading the annual 10 K report of Wayfair for 2020: https://d18rn0p25nwr6d.cloudfront.net/CIK-0001616707/db9faad5-8962-4135-a35b-2419392ed51e.pdf In p.37 when mentioning the ...
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How is it possible for a trade to be executed by a broker but cleared by another broker?

The Interactive Brokers U.S. Microcap Stock Restrictions page says: Execution-only clients (i.e., execute trades through IBKR, but clear those trades elsewhere) may not trade U.S. Microcap Stocks ...
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Wash sale rule impact of overall cost basis of long term investment

I'm new to investing and did not know there was a wash sale rule. I bought a stock as I had thought it was at its bottom and sold as it continued to drop. I then bought the stock back later as it ...
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Where can a normal person get the same leverage Bill Hwang got to buy stocks?

Please don't argue about how risky or irresponsible such a trading strategy is. Many financial publications described that Mr Hwang got a leverage of about 1:5 meaning for each $100 of his own money ...
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Get trade history for specific date [closed]

Nasdaq provides a real-time list of trades which you can navigate for five pages, detailed per second. Is there any way to get this data for previous days ? For example, I'd like to know what trades (...
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Is there any difference between a 2 for 1 stock split and a 100% stock dividend?

A 2:1 stock split, and a 100% stock dividend seem to have the same effect. Is this really the case, even behind the scenes? Is a 2:1 stock split just a synonym of a 100% stock dividend, or are there ...
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What is the difference between having “book entry ownership” and being the “holder of record” of shares?

I am trying to understand the difference between "book entry ownership" of shares, and being the "holder of record" of shares. Apparently, the distinction is important in answering ...
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What is so special about “NIFTY bank”?

What is so special about "NIFTY Bank"? I have heard the name of this bank occurring when the Share Index shows up on any screen. Firstly what are the indices present there and what do we ...
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What is QYLD ? (NASDAQ: QYLD)

What is QYLD ? Please explain it to me. From my understanding QYLD is similar to ETF. But how do they make money ? How can they pay so much dividend ? I read this and still have no idea, can somebody ...
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is mark to market accounting has to be FIFO?

I am thinking to file for the mark to market trading account but I do not like FIFO. Is FIFO part of mark to market accounting?
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Can a Trailing Stop Limit order extend the upside?

I'm looking to place a trailing stop on a stock IF AND ONLY IF the stock reaches a certain profit level. My goal is to effectively place a sell limit order, but to extend the upside if the stock ...
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What is the difference between shares, stock and stakes?

What is the difference between shares, stock and stakes? For a layman, many times it seems they are used almost interchangeably.
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Giving stocks as a gift to offset losses

Suppose I have accumulated some stock exchange losses in the past. My parents gift me some stocks. Do I get to realize capital gains when I sell those stocks? If my parents bought the stock for $100 ...
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I need cash. What funds or stocks should I sell?

Context This is a somewhat hypothetical question, but something I need to plan for now-ish. The general advice in Sweden is to keep 3 months of mandatory expenses in a cash buffer with instant payout ...
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If I sold some stock by mistake and immediately bought it back, is that sale still subject to capital gain tax in USA?

Today I wanted to buy a few shares of Apple (AAPL), let's say 10 shares. When I handled the UI, there was the "By number of shares" and "By dollar amount" and then "Market&...
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Thoughts on this wash sale scenario

I traded options and believe had several wash sales. Does it matter if they're puts or calls or sell to close or expired? Is it possible they're not wash sales as wash sales are not indicated on my ...
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All stock symbols ordered by performance [closed]

I am running a local stock analysis tool. As it is hard to run it on every single stock symbol I only want to analyse stocks that e.g. had at least +10% performance in the last year(s). Is there any ...
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how to avoid share dilution when you negotiate the contract [closed]

I am about to join a project and two people started this project are willing to give me some shares about the company besides cash payment. How do I negotiate the contract to avoid share dilution? ...
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Why does stock trade for more than the share’s intrinsic value?

In a very basic sense, stock is purchased for the ownership of a company. It’s price grows on the market following supply and demand, and as such the price of a single share may rise as the value of a ...
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Transfer of stocks within USA from resident account to non-resident account as gift

can I transfer stocks from brokerage account(of son/me, US resident) held with broker firm X to brokerage account (of father, non-US resident, in US only) held with broker firm Y? as a Gift Do I need ...
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how does the IPO cost reflect in the financial report [closed]

I know IPO can be expensive. But how does the IPO cost reflect in the financial report? For example, in which sections in the financial report could I find this information?
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Company EPS differs from 10-Q and 10-K

I'm reviewing the 10-K filing of a company I'm thinking about investing in, and I came across some confusing information in my research. For FY20Q1/2/3 the EPS you can get from Fidelity, Yahoo, etc., ...
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Are there any legal restrictions on “artificially” changing the price of a stock?

I understand that stock prices change partly based on supply and demand. In theory, could you convince a large group of people to buy a large portion of the stock so that the price would "...
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Wash sell issue. I’m a bit confused new to trading. Question is do I pay taxes on that disallowed as profit?

Do I pay taxes on only the $6000 or on both the 1.2mill and the 6000? USA
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Why is this stock's chart so special? [closed]

I am learning about the stock market. I found a special chart for a stock ZOM. Why it is so special? It is the result of AI traders?
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Wash Sale Rule While Holding Initial Investment

I have a question for those familiar with the wash sale rule. I understand what it is, basically, if you sell shares of XYZ at a loss and buy it again within 30 days, you can't claim those losses on ...
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calculating stock investment return

Please help. I am stuck. I am still pretty new to investing, so please be nice and a simple explanation is much appreciated. I want to calculate the capital gains (NO DIVIDEND) annual return of a ...
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What does it mean when there are gaps in historical stock aggregates (bars)?

For many less popular stocks, looking at historical data shows "gaps" for which there is no information. For example, here are a couple days in March at 1-minute granularity for such a ...
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What are “G-secs”?

I am having a slight trouble in understanding this. I seriously do not know what it means by "G-secs". I have heard this word in the article posted below. What does it mean when someone says ...
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Why do SPACs issue units instead of shares and warrants only?

From my understanding, SPAC units are sold during SPAC IPOs. Later, these units can be converted into shares and warrants. What I don't understand is: why is it necessary to issue units in the first ...
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Help Determine Wash Sale-Bought and Then Sold the Same Lot within a Month (United States)

I did research on the previous posts but could not find an answer that matches my exact situation. I understand IRS definition of wash sale occurs when you sell or trade stock or securities at a loss ...
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How Do I Calculate Average Share Price?

If have 3,000,000 shares at an average price of 10.8¢ per share and want to purchase another 50,000 shares at 60¢ per share in same company, what will my average price per share change to?
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What happens when a market maker goes bankrupt during / as a result of an over-extended unsupported position?

The meme stocks have me thinking about the exchange backend. What happens when a market maker / money maker has an extreme position in a stock that is now unsupported by shares, just derivatives and ...
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Why do most people lose money in the stock market [closed]

Sounds like a dumb question, but hear me out. The stock market averages about 10% each year (depends on how you measure but about 8% - 10%). Which means it should be easier to make money than lose ...
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What is a difference between “Tender Offer” and “Tender & Offer”?

Would someone be so kind to please answer me on two different questions: First: I'm aware tender offer has something to do with getting the stocks directly from shareholders, according to some ratio, ...
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Is buying an index ETF which contains my company insider trading?

I work for company C and in my contract I have information that I can't buy any company stocks, because it will be insider trading. However, there is an ETF which tracks an index 1:1 to which my ...
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How badly will my credit score be affected if I don't pay back a small margin debt?

I recently started trading stocks and was trading on ameritrade. I went in with just a little money to play around with and try and learn about it, but I forgot to turn off margin trading apparently. ...
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Searching for stock risk measure where a value of around 15 is fine

I am reading through some stock analysis documents (unfortunately they don't seem to be available online). They calculate something that they call "risk". For Amazon stocks its around 18 (...
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How can I know which underlying security an F share represents?

From my understanding, "F shares" are created by US broker-dealers to show quotes of foreign securities in USD (source: FAQ on F Shares - OTC Markets). If I know the symbol of an F share, is ...
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How do I carry over capital loss to the next year?

I understand it can be done... I don't need to know that. ...But I don't understand the mechanism used to track and carry over the capital losses for future years... I am entering my stock trades into ...
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Is it bad for a stock to be on the Regulation SHO threshold list?

I have been reading up on Regulation SHO, and I have found some lists of stocks on the Regulation SHO "threshold list": SEC: Fails-to-Deliver Data, and OTC Markets: Reg SHO Data. However, I ...
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Estimate Future PE for a company using only earning/equity growth rate

I’m reading a book called Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week! by Phil Town. Inside the book, he claimed this is the easy formula to calculate the future (...
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Can a stock's Bid price be lower than the price of any active Limit Buy order?

Earlier today I decided to place a Limit Buy order for some stock for a target price somewhere in the middle of the Ask-Bid spread. Since the price of my order was higher than the Bid, I would have ...
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Does S&P 500 average 10% with or without dividends

I've heard that the S&P 500 gets an average 10% every year, not accounting for inflation. Does this number include dividends reinvested or not? If not, what is the average return without any ...
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When does the buying happen after inclusion in S&P500?

As I understand it, inclusion of a company in the S&P500 means all ETFs that track the S&P, and some of their derivatives, must buy stock in that company. I would expect this to be a ...
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What is the benefit of buying a share

Absolute beginner question? Why should I buy a company's share? What am I entitled for? In a parallel universe I have managed to buy apple's 100 shares at $10 costing me 10X100 = $1000 and I came home ...
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Bond yield vs Fed interest rate correlation

Could someone explain to me why large investors (eg Bill Gross) are shorting bonds now? Why are people/media believing that bond price crashing down is related to the Fed potentially increasing ...
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Put option - exercise when it expires but don't have enough money to buy stocks to sell

Ok, so here is my plan. I wanted to buy put options which will sell Tesla stock at Strike price 900 Euro in June, 2021. The price for an option is 2.3 Euro and I will buy 1000 options (total cost to ...
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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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