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This tag is to be used for any questions related to Stocks. Ideally they should be accompanied by a country tag if relevant. It is discouraged to ask question about a specific stock. However an example can be used to illustrate a point.

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Forced buyout - practice and major + / - for minority shareholders in USA

I just read https://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/ibm-acquire-red-hat-completely-changing-cloud-landscape-and-becoming-worlds-1-hybrid-cloud-provider IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), ...
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How do you track the partial sale of a stock lot?

I use an online tool that lets me enter stocks in lots, but it's not clear how to track when some of lot is sold? Does one just subtract shares out of the lots until they reach 0? The only other ...
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Does the SEC (or any governing body) limit Rights Offerings?

Could AAPL offer all shareholders a non-transferable right to purchase two shares at a 20% discount (from today's price, exercisable for one month) for each share they own? This announcement will (...
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Time taken to cash out Stock Investments inside Chase internet banking

I invested some money (10k) in the stock market. Chase had introduced a new free feature called INVESTMENTS by JP Morgan . I like the fact that internet banking was showing my stock value right next ...
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USA: How to recoup Tax Loss due to Wash Sale from 2018

I had a $2600 of Wash Sale Tax loss that occurred in April 2018(purchased two lots of same stock within 30 days but sold them both in April at a loss at once). I did not buy that security after that ...
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Calculations for stock market target price?

I'm looking at various stocks on finance websites and noticed that some of them don't have a 1-year Target price. How can I calculate estimated target price of a stock myself based on the company's ...
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Long Term Transaction reported as Short Term Transaction without basis on a 1099

An investor has held the XYZ for over 20 years. The XYZ company then spins off the ABC company. Over one year after the spin off, the investor sells his shares in the ABC company. It is my claim that ...
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Is the current stock price the last bid price or the last ask price, or what?

The answer to this question states: "current stock price … is actually the price of the last trade. It is a historical price…" The last trade had a buyer and seller. The buyer paid the "ask" price, ...
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What stops management from just “compensating” themselves by taking all the stock in a company?

One of the odd things about a lot of modern companies is that the management, meaning the senior officers (CEO, CFO, CTO, etc) can pay themselves in stock. For example, Square's Jack Dorsey pays ...
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Accuracy of Hurst cyclic model for stock trading?

I just came across the Hurst nominal model for stock trading. Hurst claims 90% accuracy of this method. Does this model actually work?
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Intelligent Investor Example from Chapter 1

As per Intelligent Investor Chapter 1 example In 1965 the investor could obtain about 4½% on high-grade taxable bonds and 3¼% on good tax-free bonds. The dividend return on leading common stocks (...
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Canadian Questrade margin account question

I have a Questrade margin account. I had more than enough cash and in error bought US stocks. I wasn't paying attention to my figures just whether I made money. Once I saw the interest payments being ...
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Is this order type possible with IB - trailing limit if touched with opposite trail direction

Similar questions to this have been answered satisfactorily but they all involve exiting a position that is already held. I want to enter a position. Example: XYZ trading at 100. I have no position. ...
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Time value of money confusion [duplicate]

I am new to the stock market and currently trying to just get a basic understanding of the stock markets using online sources (investopedia). I came across this sentence when I was reading on a ...
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What kind of stock option (European, American, exotic) is more popular? [closed]

I would like to know whether investors tend to prefer European, American, or exotic (aggregation of several options) stock options, either put or call. I also would like to get an idea of the relative ...
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Offer Letter: What does “option to purchase” shares mean?

This is the first offer I have got. I do not understand a word about stock options. Please explain this to me: Subject to the approval of the Company’s Board of Directors or its Compensation ...
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What happens when a stock gets removed from the exchange I used to buy it?

I own stocks of Siemens Gamesa which I (foolishly) bought via the XETRA stock exchange instead of the more liquid Spanish Mercado Continuo. The stock has always received little attention and liquidity ...
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What is the difference between volatile and fluctuation in terms of stock?

Differences between volatile and fluctuation? I am new to the stock market, currently learning about the terminology and i came across these words. From what i know, volatile is like the speed and ...
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is it possible for a founder to own 70% of their company's shares even after the company IPOs?

I'm wondering, if a founder of a company owns 100% of the shares in their company and then they decide to do an IPO, is it possible for them to choose to sell only 30% shares to the public during the ...
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Buying the dip & Staying invested — how do you follow both at the same time?

Two pieces of advice I read most often in regards to stock market investments are: Stay invested in the market -- time in market is more valuable than timing the market. Buy the dip -- if the market ...
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Bridgewater returns below market?

I just read the article linked below here. Specifically, there’s a plot showing long term returns of Bridgewater's investments (all of them?), the S&P 500, and an average hedge fund. The plot ...
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What keeps exchanges in modern time from subsuming the role of brokers? [closed]

With the advent of electronic trading, human markets have been mostly replaced, benefiting everyone but the specialists themselves. Why doesn’t modern technology similarly enable exchanges to cut out ...
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Why is eToro asking to deposit 500 if the stock value is only 50?

I am starting to try out some platforms for trading and investing and I was surprised to see that eToro was asking me to either use leverage (which I don't want) or take a minimum position of 500 USD, ...
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Effect of dark pool traded volume on current tape

Imagine stock for some company XYZ opened at $100 and then traded each hour 1000 shares with increase of $1 each hour: 1000 shares sold at 10am for $100/share, then 1000 shares sold at 11am for $101/...
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Jesse Livermore pivotal points (US Steel example)

I reproduced table charts for US Steel from controversial Jesse Livermore's book How to Trade in Stocks in a line chart form (see pages from 58 as appeared on PDF) in an attempt to understand rules ...
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IRS Tax Rules for Capital Gains on Sale of Stock

Bob has a stock that is worth 50% more than what Bob paid. Bob would like to avoid paying tax on the gain so he donates 10% of the shares shares to a charity through a donor-advised fund. Bob decides ...
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Flat lines in candlestick charts

I'm creating software that will perform technical analysis on stock data. I'm using single day sessions. I've noticed data where the open, close, high, and low prices are the same. When I pull these ...
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ExxonMobil stock before fusion in 1998

I was looking at the stock time series of ExxonMobil (traded as XOM) on Yahoo Finance and I noticed that it starts from 1962, while the IPO was in 1978 and the fusion of Exxon and Mobil took place in ...
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What happens to the shareholders when a public company declares bankruptcy?

If you are a shareholder of a public company and the company goes bankrupt, what would happen to your share? Does the share still represent your holding in the company? And if the company goes out of ...
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The value/price of an ETF

From my understanding an ETF has the advantages of a managed fund with the advantages of a stock. Advantages of a managed fund: a) An ETF is a collection of stocks that are packaged into a single ...
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Cross listing question with example

I would like to ask how it is possible that the company traded on two different exchanges has a totally different stock price. For example: Avast Plc (AVST.L) on London Exchange and Avast Plc (AVST....
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How to put my PhD in mathematics to good use in stock trading [closed]

I have a PhD in mathematics which I completed three years ago. The degree involved traditional coursework in various areas of abstract mathematics, the passing of a comprehensive exam and the ...
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A lot of bids and asks, but no volume

I'm looking at an option and it has a lot of bids and asks, but zero volume. Does this mean that the market can't decided on the price of the premium because the stock itself is moving? Just curious ...
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Difference between investing in BRK.B and the stocks that Berkshire Hathaway invest in

For those that don't know, Berkshire Hathaway is the company owned by the legendary investor Warren Buffet. He invests in a bunch of stocks that he thinks can beat the market. As a normal investor, ...
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Is it right way to calculate ROE by taking ratio of Net Profit and Total Equity?

Return on Equity is a ratio of Net Profit for some fiscal year let's say 2018 and Total equity at last date of the fiscal year. But Total Equity is calculated by adding some amount from Net profit(...
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What should be done when my cash reserves are high?

When I have plenty of money in hand available, which is the correct choice? is it better to pursue new investments? To do things that were not done in previous days? Donate to charity? Upgrade my ...
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Theory of stock exchange states for modeling its behavior (or a single stock)

I wander whether there is a theory that explains the stock exchange behavior (or a single stock) by assuming some transitions between (maybe almost) well defined states. If, I will appreciate a short ...
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To what extent can dividends be seen as an informed and careful conclusion about the company's long term ability to at least maintain it?

John Lintner found that management aimed to have a stable payout ratio target but, in fact, it is often the dividend itself that is kept stable and that reverting a dividend hike in the future would ...
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Does a gain in one brokerage account and a loss in another brokerage balance each other out for tax purposes?

I have different investments in two different brokerage accounts A and B. Investments in A are up 500 and in B are down 500. If I were to sell both of these in the same year (without any other losses ...
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What kind of execution can I expect for a typical NYSE stock trade by a broker?

If I call my broker to sell a stock at say 10am in the morning and assuming that he does whatever he has to do to sell it immediately, can I assume that it will be sold more or less immediately (...
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Stock owned by minor reaching adult age

I am not a US person. My son (also not a US Person) has stock in a companies traded on the NYSE and held by an agent registry. (eg. Computershare). As he reaches 18, is there anything I need to ...
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How does buying a call option make more money than simply buying stock?

By my reckoning, buying a call option on a stock when you believe it will go up will never yield as much profit as simply buying the stock outright. For one, the strike price is generally higher than ...
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What is this “Trading”, “Stock Price” when I type NASDAQ:FB?

I am very beginner to business and trading.. And On the other side I'm very expert in Computing and tech. When I type Facebook Inc. in Google, it shows me what is Facebook and Facebook as a company ...
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When you buy stocks from a trading platform do you actually own the stock?

I'm looking at Interactive Brokers - when I buy a stock from their trading platform, will I be the actual owner of this stock, or am I simply placing a bet (sort of)? Is there even a difference? EDIT:...
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Why can unissued capital stock exist?

Unissued capital stock allows a company to issue shares at any given time, diluting the ownership of current shareholders. This does not seem logical nor fair. At any given time, shouldn't 100% of the ...
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Is volume taken by hidden orders visible to all traders?

Institutions can place orders that are hidden from Level 2 book. Do these order remain "hidden" after they execute? Imagine AAPL bid and ask are $157.90 and $157.92, and, there is a hidden order for ...
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If a company's “shareholders equity” has been increasing, why would the market value of their stock decrease?

There are companies whose "shareholders equity" in their balance sheet have been increasing due to positive earnings, but whose stock prices in the markets have dropped. Why is this happening? Isn't ...
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Can I claim capital loss on unsold, delisted stocks in India?

I have stocks in delisted stocks such as Kingfisher airlines and Varun Shipping. Can I write them off as capital losses and offset against gains in FY 2017-18?
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Wash Sale between RSU and ESPP

I sold some RSUs at a loss of about ~5K on 12/27/2018 but am scheduled to receive the same stock via ESPP on 12/29. Will this ESPP transaction disqualify the ~5k capital loss on RSUs as Wash sale? If ...
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Where can one graph multiple TIAA-CREF funds' performance over time? [closed]

I would like to compare the performance over a long period of several TIAA-CREF funds. I have the ticker abbreviations. I've found some tools that will show me one fund at a time; yahoo finance ...