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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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Where can I find historical bid / ask (delta) data for swedish future OMXS30 or DAX future? [on hold]

I am looking for historical intraday (preferably 1 min) data that includes bid / ask data for swedish future OMXS30 or DAX future. Does anyone know where I can find that?
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How can Newell Brands (NWL) have a positive EPS for the most recent quarter despite reporting negative earnings?

Currently looking at their Yahoo! Finance page. They have earnings of -$7.31 billion for 3Q2018, yet the EPS for Q3 is report as 0.81. Shouldn't the EPS be negative as well?
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Should I sell a stock that lost value and stays low? [on hold]

I own a handful (literally 10) shares that have dropped almost 13%. This doesn't amount to a major loss of investment, but a loss nonetheless. The company does not appear to be regaining any value. ...
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How do I choose between a sponsored or unsponsored ADR?

I understand the difference between the two, but in which cases would I choose sponsored over unsponsored, and vice versa? I guess a pros/cons analysis is what I'm looking for here. For example, ...
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How are BUY orders matched to to seller/s

If I put a BUY order in for 500 shares will it execute only if it matches one sell for 500 shares or will it accumulate smaller sell orders up to 500 then execute?
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How to disable the new alert lines in the TradingView chart

Hate the new horizontal dashed red lines denoting the active alert in TradingView! They are way too obtrusive. Any way to disable them? Me I haven't found any.
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EPS, Earnings, Forecast on Stock websites [closed]

I'm looking for a decent website that would provide revenue information of various stock companies, I'm mostly looking for: Earning per share Earnings Quarterly/annual Estimates and forecasts ...
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Where can I find the daily market gainers of the past? [closed]

I would like to find nano cap stocks that have run in the past but I'm not sure where I should look. Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated!
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Short-term selling of stocks with less profit

If I purchase $1000 worth of stock, and in the first week the stock value goes down to $900 and then in the second week the value of the stock reaches $1002, and then I sell the stock, Do I need to ...
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Avoiding commission on tiny positions

A stock I had gave me some kind of dividend into 2 other stocks from a venture capital. Basically I never purchased those venture stocks and but I now have a tiny position on them (now worth about 2$ ...
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Do SPY returns include dividends?

Looking at a chart of SPY on finance.yahoo.com from March 1 - Nov 30, 2018, it returned +1.67 (+0.61%). Does the +0.61% include dividends? Looking at the historical data, dividends are displayed ...
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how to start trading with no investment? [closed]

Ok so i've been thinking of getting into trading. i've tried out no deposit bonus schemes but they have this deposit a certain amount scheme to prove verification. is it possible to earn some money ...
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Understanding the technicalities in options (put example)

My goal is to use options on a speculations level. I'm a bit perplexed with what I see on the broker account and thought this will be a good place to post my questions. So, here a fake-scenario (...
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How are ETF prices calculated after the market is closed

For example: Because the NASDAQ: DAX is tracking the index INDEXDB: DAX should its trading value be completely flat when the market the markets are open in the US, but closed in Germany? I'm not ...
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Is a stock considered a “liquid asset”?

Is stock on the NYSE or NASDAQ normally considered a "liquid asset" on a balance sheet?
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How urgent is it to close put options when a company enters bankruptcy? How likely is it to have trading halted?

I own Jan-2020 put options on a company in bankruptcy, but the stock is trading between .25 and .50 and my limit orders to sell those puts are not getting filled yet. The trading on the shares has ...
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Investing in S&P500 Index Fund from India

I am an Indian Citizen residing in India. Can I invest in an S&P500 Index fund while residing in India?
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Diversification over Profits?

Everyone claims that its very important to diversify your portfolio to reduce risks and increase the possibility of long time profits. There are basically 3 industry sectors that I know rather well ...
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Is crypto an uncorrelated (or negatively correlated to traditional markets) asset class?

In preparation for an upcoming financial crisis, for instance, something of the magnitude of the 2008's capital C crisis, would crypto (given their current market size and state) be (part of) a good ...
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I want to sell most of the shares of a company. Can I buy them back later without tax consequences or a wash tax?

If I sell most of the shares of a company I own, and then buy them back within the month is that a wash sale? Can I buy the shares back without a tax penalty?
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Are there any stockbrokers without a flat fee in their transaction costs? If not, why not? [closed]

Are there any stockbrokers who only charge a percentage of the trade as the transaction fee, without a flat fee (e.g just 0.1% rather than £1.xx and 0.0xx%)? If not, why not? Is this flat fee ...
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What is the reasoning behind same volume of Bid and Ask size?

I see some particular stocks have exactly same size between Bid Size and Ask Size. Why does it happen? Do those who place the buy and sell are actually the same counterparty? If so, why do they do ...
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Can you explain how this disallowed wash sale loss is calculated?

I can see that the first row of the data shows $120.00 in cost and $76.93 in proceeds, which results a -$43.07 gain. With only this set of trades, how is it determined that $43.07 is the wash sale ...
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USD stock investment with EUR base currency

I can't wrap my head around this: In late 2011 I used EUR to purchase stock valued in USD. Dividend yield aside, the stock advanced a lot. However, EUR/USD also changed quite a bit. I am ...
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Best Roth IRA stock brokerage account? [closed]

I'm planning on mainly trading stocks and a few mutual funds in my Roth IRA. I hate paying commission on trades, but I also realize the brokerage has to be reputable/reliable before I invest in it. ...
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Why is investment income generated in a corporation taxed at a higher rate than when it is generated for an individual?

I often have a hard time understanding my accountant so I ask others to interpret what he said. I welcome insight from experience gained in any country with similar tax laws (doesn't have to exactly ...
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Wash sale example

I purchased 100 shs of Apple on 10/10 and have an unrealized loss as of 11/13. If I sell the 100 shs today and do not purchase Apple until 12/20 can I record the loss in 2018
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What power would a person have if they owned >50% of a corporation's non-voting preferred shares?

What power/ownership rights would a person have if they owned greater than 50% of a corporation's preferred stocks, with no voting rights? Would they own the company but have no say in it's direction?...
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What might a corporation consider to raise money? [duplicate]

If a corporation wishes to raise money but does not want to dilute the power of its current shareholders. what might the corporation consider?
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How to convert Volkswagen AG's ADR to regular shares?

I have US 'VOLKSWAGEN AG-SPONSORED ADR REPSTG ORD DM 50 PAR' Volkswagen ADR shares. Volkswagen has ended the ADR, and I have these Volkswagen ADR shares. I am residing in the USA. How can I convert ...
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How can I cash in my stock certificate from Cable & Wireless Jamaica?

I have a ordinary stock certificate from Cable & Wireless Jamaica from 1999 that my grandmother left me which says it’s for 6,053 units, units = dollars. I have the certificate receipt from bank ...
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What is the difference between “trading in stock” and "investing?

I have no finance background and most people are saying trading in stock is not investing. I would like to know what actual investing is and if trading in stock is not investing. Then what are ...
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Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) Valuation

I was looking at the financials of a Pot company and saw that over the past years, their total assets as well as their equity increased while at the same time, they were losing money and their net ...
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How does a settlement period work if someone is a day trader?

I am trying to get into day trading stocks, however, I was wondering how this would work with settlement periods. According to this question on StackExchange, a settlement period is when both parties ...
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Strategies for under water stock?

If I have a stock that I got in at $40 and it is now at $22, are there any strategies that can be utilized to reduce the loss? Covered calls with a 40 strike are far too cheap. The 30s are the only ...
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Can an online stock broker manipulate your bid and ask price?

I have been using Interactive Brokers for an year and a half now, trading stocks and cfds and I have been largely successful, almost 70% return on my investment. The spread between the bid and ask ...
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Where is public stock ownership legally registered and how can it be transferred (ignoring brokers) [closed]

(If required, answers may assume I am asking about the situation in the US) Where does stock ownership ultimately mean if we ignore middle men like brokers. Does the company itself keep a record of ...
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Shares issued vs Shares outstanding and where to find in morningstar.co.uk

When talking about stocks. I am a bit confused with the term "Shares issued" and "Shares outstanding". Can someone please clarify me what is the difference? Also I want to know where to find the ...
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As a teenager, what's the best way to learn about investing? [closed]

I'm a 16 year old from India who wants to learn the basic principles of investing in order to secure a better future for myself. I've been reading quite a bit on various websites but those that I ...
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Tender offer - offer price vs. market price

I recently acquired Pacific Biosciences shares, which Illumina has offered to purchase 1.2 billion dollars of, at 8$ per share. After this announcement, the share rose at 7.56$ per share. Is the price ...
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A ledger to note buying and selling of equities

I was wondering if there are any ledgers to make such entries. I trade regularly and I would like to make a good record of it.
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Vanguard CRSP total index versus a value and growth combination of the same index?

I am currently researching Vanguard Mid-Cap and Vanguard Small-Cap indexes. The methodology for inclusion in these indexes is outlined in the CRSP Methodology Guide. According to the guide, inclusion ...
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Selling stock as an adult from an old UTMA account - Who gets the check?

I have some stocks that were purchased under a UTMA sometime in the mid-90s when I was a teenager. My mother is still listed as the custodian on the account. I want to sell these shares. The stock ...
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Stock Options in Exchange for Salary

I received an offer letter with with the option to convert part of the salary to stock options as per the below table. Base salary is ₪33K/month (Israeli Shekel). Be aware of '₪' vs '$' in some ...
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Is there anything wrong with having a portfolio consisting of a single fund?

Aside from cash reserves, the entire portfolio is in a Vanguard mutual fund that has a good split between domestic stocks and bonds. The split is at the target ratio the investor is looking for. Is ...
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Why a company would prefer selling shares rather than borrowing money?

I hope this question doesn't sound stupid as I don't have much economic knowledge. If I understand it right, the point of selling shares is that a company can finance itself. But usually small ...
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Red Hat acquired by IBM

I have few questions in light of recent news IBM to buy Red Hat Why would Red Hat's price be going down? Is it because some people/organisations had the stock on hold and decided to sell it instead ...
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ACBFF not moving

Last Monday I bought stock in Aurora Cannabis (ACBFF). It hasn’t moved in over a week. Is this common for new stocks or is something weird going on. I can’t find anything in the news or in articles.
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What were the actual problems of selling your long-term stock holdings during 2007-09?

I would like to know what were the differences of trading US equities during the credit crunch era from someone who had a pertinent experience, since I was a high school kid back then and now I'm an ...
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Tax-Gains Harvesting: which shares to sell

My annual income this year is low enough to take advantage of gains harvesting on some long-term stock share profits to reset the cost basis for a portion of my overall holdings. The share amounts ...