Questions tagged [stocks]

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Is there any stock exchange that doesn't use ticker symbols (a.k.a. stock symbols)?

I read on this answer by kurtosis: Stock tickers exist on most stock exchanges and are unique to an exchange or country. Is there any stock exchange that doesn't use ticker symbols (a.k.a. stock ...
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Computing the cost basis of converting trading warrants to common stock

I received a Voluntary Warrant Exercise offer to convert 15 warrants to common shares at $11.50 per share for a total cost of $173. The warrants held were trading at $18 each with a cost basis of $32 ...
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Does increase in one company's outstanding shares decrease the value of my stock?

Following up on this question, say I purchase a stock from apple and own 0.5% of it, when it has 52 million shares. But company shares seem to fluctuate. So, if they fluctuate to for example 60 ...
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Is stock exchange order book data useful for retail investors?

I am a small retail investor, and I have a stock brokerage account. The stock brokerage firm is offering free real-time order book data for NASDAQ and BATS. I noticed that, as a standalone product ...
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What will happen to Whiting Petroleum (WLL) options after restructuring completes

Whiting Petroleum is currently in chapter 11 restructuring. If the restructuring plan is agreed, existing stock holders will get a 3% stake in they call "new common stock" and bond holders ...
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Tax-free dividends because of double payment?

I have just received a dividend of 11 ct, from which 15% withholding tax was deducted. On the same day I received a dividend of 3,40€ from the same company, but without paying withholding tax. Why is ...
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Do inter-dealer transactions increase the trade volume when I buy shares?

When I buy 100 shares, does the trade volume increase by exactly 100 shares? Suppose there are 4 entities involved in a transaction: me, my broker, dealer A, and dealer B. When I place an order to buy ...
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International stock identifier?

I was looking at the BNP Paribas stock, with 2 different apps. One identifies it using a German identification number "WKN 887771" and Yahoo finance shows "BNP.PA". I initially ...
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Bristol-Myers Squibb rights (BMY.RT) from sale of Celgene (CELG)

Can I sell my BMY.RT stock/rights before 12/31/21 if I choose to do so? Do I have to exercise my rights or are they automatically exercised when a particular event occurs?
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Degiro Oxy non-tradable stocks

A little while ago, I bought 61 shares of OPC (Occidental Petroleum Corp, now known as Oxy) traded in the Xetra exchange through Degiro. A couple of days ago, the 61 shares are still there, but now I ...
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Freeriding when trading in a cash account

I am trying to understand "freeriding" in a cash account. I have already read these SEC publications: Freeriding and Updated Investor Bulletin: Trading in Cash Accounts. The purpose of this ...
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Mechanics of forward stock split

Apple (AAPL) recently announced that they'll undergo a 4:1 stock split. Here are the relevant dates per a CNBC article: The shares will be distributed to shareholders at the close of business on ...
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Why does a stock split increase liquidity?

I'm confused on how dividing the stock into two increases the trading volume.
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Apple stock split posting in yahoo finance

Will the AAPL stock split automatically show up in my yahoo finance portfolio, or will I have to do it manually?
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Which of the following satisfy the pattern day trading rule?

I have confusion about the day trading rules. From below scenario, which is pattern day trading? I bought 1 Apple share in pre-market and sell it in the after-market hours (within same day). I bought ...
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Good Stock Investment Advice [closed]

What are some good stock investment advisory services in today's corona virus world?
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Does increasing value of a still-out-of-the-money option that you wrote (covered) pose a risk to you?

I am a US citizen living in the US. I want to write covered call options to receive premiums. If implied volatility increases and/or the price of the underlying rises, an out-of-the-money call can ...
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VWAP calulation on investing.com is different than what the formula gives

I have been trying to code a VWAP implementation in my Python code. I used the formula that is suggested on many sites: VWAP = (Typical Price x Interval Volume) / Cumulative Volume However the values ...
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Why is a rise in price associated with buying and a decline in price associated with selling?

This confuses me because people say “everyone is selling off” implying there is more sellers than buyers. It’s the exact opposite when the price goes up. But for an order to go through, there needs ...
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Alernative investments to cash with house purchase on the horizon [duplicate]

My wife and I have been expecting to buy a house for the past two years (currently living in a condo worth around 400K with no mortgage). Because of this, we have pretty much all our investments in ...
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Is using Adjusted Close prices the same as calculating the return when dividends are reinvested?

I know that stock data (OHLC) usually includes two closing prices - Close and Adjusted Close. My understanding is that Adjusted Close is used to calculate returns. It adjusts the raw Close price to ...
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Can you make money in the stock market buying and selling the same stock?

Can you make money in the stock market buying and selling the same stock, but not all your shares; just buying at the lowest price and sell it at a higher price like the examples of recent trades: I ...
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Given a ticker symbol, how can I know the corresponding SEC Edgar's Central Index Key (CIK)?

I read on https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/cik.htm: The Central Index Key (CIK) is used on the SEC's computer systems to identify corporations. Given a ticker symbol, how can I know the ...
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What does CNBC PRO provide that is not already available for free?

Based on CNBC PRO, they provide Live business day programming from around the world. Exclusive video series like PRO Talks and PRO Uncut PRO Playbook daily email that highlights the news you can't ...
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UK ISA buying US stocks

I was wondering how stamp duty and tax works with buying and selling international stocks e.g. US companies. I currently don't get charged stamp duty when buying US stocks with my broker and have not ...
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Collateral for Stock Short Sale

Since a broker uses the cash proceeds from a stock short sale as collateral, does that mean that this cash becomes an unsecured claim in case of a broker's insolvency or is this cash collateral held ...
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Is there any upside in owning American depositary receipts (ADR) instead of owning the underlying stock directly, if that's possible?

American depositary receipts (ADRs) have some fees, their own risks and a few other downsides. Is there any upside in owning ADRs (e.g., AXAHY) instead of owning the underlying stock directly (e.g., ...
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Do i have to pay capital gains tax if i sell ESPP stock from ESPP account and bought same stock from individual broker account

Do i have to pay capital gains tax if i sell ESPP stock from ESPP account and bought same stock from individual broker account? Here is an example: I have 100 shares of ESPP stock allocated at 50$ in ...
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Finding Debt to Equity ratio

I was looking at Bank of America's 10-Q and I wanted to find the D/E ratio by doing total liabilities over stockholder's equity But this looked super odd because the D/E ratio would be 8.88 which I ...
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Put option lost value when stock price dropped?

I had purchased 3 puts of MNOV yesterday with a strike price of 7.50 when the stock was worth around $11 and it raised as high as $13+ The stock price had dropped as low as $7.15 and is currently ...
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Does a retired person need to file taxes if they made money on stocks

If a person is retired and married in the USA. Then this person makes less than $1000 in capital gains on the stock market. Does this person need to report income tax? Normally this person doesn't ...
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Price movements in ETFs

How much money would it take to move the S&P 500 +1% or -1%? How would this be estimated?
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web sites that list the ticker symbols of high beta stocks? [closed]

I want to invest in some high beta stocks. The only list I've found is Yahoo finance, but it was only 5 stocks.
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Why do I get charged more than the depositary fees + withheld taxes on my American Depositary Receipt (ADR)?

I have 894 shares of AXAHY (which is an American depositary receipts (ADR)) on my Fidelity brokerage account. According to this answer by Flux, the depositary fees for AXAHY in 2020 are 0.04 USD per ...
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Buying stock with unsettled funds (Schwab)

I sold stock in my IRA that I have with Schwab. I tried to buy different stock and was given a checkbox to acknowledge that the buy order is being accepted with insufficient (unsettled) funds. I don'...
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Not understanding the calculations done in the book

I was reading "The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham" and came across a series of calculations that I'm not getting as to how it has been arrived at. I'm quoting the entire text from ...
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How can I know the exact Depository Trust Company (DTC) fees on an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) before buying the ADR?

How can I know the Depository Trust Company (DTC) (mirror) fees on an American depositary receipts (ADR) before buying the ADR? For example, let's say I want to purchase some AXAHY ADR via my ...
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How do I determine whether or not a stock is DTC-eligible?

From my understanding, exchange-listed companies are all DTC-eligible (DTC meaning Depository Trust Company), so my question is more about the companies that trade over-the-counter. How can I check ...
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How to take advantage of a trading opportunity

You hear or read something that makes you know 100% that a CFD market price or Stock Price of company X is going to go up or down ...there is no denying it ...(as a noob at trading) i wait until ...
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Publicly Held Shares versus Float. Are they the same?

According to Investopedia and finance.zacks.com, Stock Float is defined as number of outstanding shares minus closely-held shares (Company officers, directors may be long-term holders; or restricted ...
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If everyone expects index funds to increase in value in the future, wouldn't future returns be zero? [duplicate]

Suppose everyone expects Apple to increase its earnings by 20% next year. Due to the general expectation, the current stock price will incorporate this information. For example, if subsequently Apple ...
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What are “regional bid and ask prices”?

I was reading Schwab's market data catalog. Excerpt: NYSE Pro New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) offers Level I quote data for all NYSE-listed stocks and ETFs, providing: • Trades • National Best Bid and ...
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Why should I buy bonds for my long-term portfolio when bonds have a lower upside than stocks? [duplicate]

I am one of those people who have 100% of their long-term portfolio in stocks (both in individual stocks and diversified index funds). I have an investment horizon of 50 years, so by "long-term&...
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Why are dividends different from property income like rent?

My question should be more like: why dividends are inseparable from the appreciation of a stock's price? The common explanation is something like: Stock A pays a $10 (10%) dividend and a share is ...
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How does a Canadian sell TFSA assets in a foreign stock exchange?

I'm using TD Waterhouse and bought some stock in my TFSA account. However, the entity was purchased by a UK company. TD Waterhouse doesn't seem to be able to sell stock on the London Stock Exchange ...
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How do I know when to quit trading?

I started trading a few months ago, hoping to make even a small profit from the rebound after April. I followed the advice to stick to large, solid companies. I made some profit, but also a lot of ...
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Is this how stock trading works? [closed]

This is a very basic question about the Stock Exchange, and I was looking for some concrete answers with a general understanding of how it works. When a Stock Exchange is open for business in a ...
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Why are preferred shares less valuable than common shares?

In the Intelligent Investor, I read that "the preferred holder lacks both the legal claim of the bondholder (or creditor) and the profit possibilities of a common shareholder (or partner)". ...
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Why/when should one sell stock instead of using trailing stop loss?

John bought stock X, and it has gone up (yay!). John suspects stock X is near a peak. His options are: Do nothing and see what happens (not interesting to this question) Sell and take the profit Set ...
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Stock price for new IPO different from price range

I have been trying to understand why new ipo stocks are different from the price ranges the companies have mentioned. Example Relay Therapeutics, Inc. (RLAY) went live today the price range they have ...

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