Questions tagged [stocks]

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Difficulty liquidating position

Basically, I bought $100k or so of a biotech a few years ago. The position grew to millions. Now I go to my broker and issue a sell order. The order hasn't filled for days, I contacted the broker and ...
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Is this a good method to make money in stock trading?

I've decided to start a career in stocks and since I initially decided that option, I've taken at least 10 hours a day to look up stock prices and think about methods to use. But I'm still stuck on a ...
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Why would one choose to sell stock back to a company for less than their current market price?

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is currently offering to buy back $4 billion USD of their stock (reference). The minimum they will pay is $56, and the maximum is $63. Given that this equity is ...
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Does the difference between a marketable limit order's price and the bid-ask price influence the priority of the order?

A stock is $10 bid and $11 offered. Alice places a marketable buy limit order with a limit price of $12 per share. At exactly the same time, Bob places a marketable buy limit order with a limit price ...
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Do low interest rates reduce the growth perspectives after IPOs?

My reasoning is this: A company goes public to raise capital at the price of giving up a certain amount of power and control to the shareholders. Now, if someone founds a company and can borrow risk ...
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Help me understand how the stock price works [closed]

I did some research and the conclusion I came to was that the latest trade made is what determines the stock price. Now I have a question. If I make a trade to sell 1 share of Microsoft at $1 will ...
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Can an investor who perpetually holds stocks lose money?

I'm a little confused about stocks, since I'm a crypto holder. Thus, I'm used to seeing value on ideas that have no inherent value. Therefore, I want to draw some hypothetical situation with some ...
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What percent in short term stock gain to match buy and hold

Say 2 people both like to buy 1 company stock but 1 person buys and sells trying to time earning etc. and other person holds. What percent per year does the person doing trading have to make above ...
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US taxation of dividends for non-resident aliens: corporation vs master limited partnership

A US non-resident alien wishes to invest in a company: Brookfield Infrastructure. Two securities are available for this purpose: Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE: BIP), and Brookfield ...
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How to buy 100 shares when exercising call option

I recently got into options, and I'm a bit confused on how to exercise my contracts. I have an in the money contract. I understant that if I sell to close, I sell the contract at its current price, ...
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Who sets the stock loan costs in U.S. markets?

The market "fee rate" (a.k.a. borrow cost ) for borrowing stock shares to sell short can run very high. (One source for the current borrow cost is a list published every 15 minutes by ...
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Are antique stock certificates that are endorsed/signed on the back automatically “bearer certificates” and of value without proof of ownership?

I have spent hours researching this topic, with no luck. My father (a retired antique dealer) has tasked me with figuring out whether a collection of old stock certificates have any negotiable value. ...
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What are the risks of investing in a stock tracker ETP?

Just a few days ago (2021-05-26), the first "stock tracker ETPs" were listed on the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Amsterdam, and Euronext Paris. These instruments track the price of US-...
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Are companies listed on Euronext Growth and Euronext Access required to publish financial statements?

Companies listed on the Euronext stock exchanges are classified into "Euronext", "Euronext Growth" (formerly known as Alternext), and "Euronext Access" (formerly known as ...
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F-1 Student trying to fill W8-BEN form

I am an Indian citizen, F-1 Student in U.S, working for a U.S employer on my initial OPT. I am considered as a Non Resident Indian in India and a non resident alien in U.S for tax purposes in ...
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What does “handelstype” mean?

I was looking at the trading information for some stocks listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and I don't understand what "handelstype" means. Some stocks have a "handlestype&...
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Is there a way I can transfer my stocks to another person?

I want to transfer some of my stocks to another person. Right now, my stocks are in Interactive Brokers. The other person's account is in Fidelity. It seems that ACATS does not support transfer ...
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How can there be more people who buy stocks than people who sell stocks?

In very easy: If more people buy a stock, it climbs. If more people sell a stock, it falls. But how can that be if there must be someone buying all the stocks that are sold? Are the stocks sold back ...
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Why is a stock symbol missing on YAHOO Finance?

I have been looking into xtb/xstation for trading stocks, and when you look there you will find e.g. a symbol SOF.BE which is a stock from some company "Sofina" in Belgium. Now, when you try ...
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Stock Volume and Price Trend from Local Exchange

As i see, while trading you can look at price charts and trading volume to make some guess of price trend. This may or may not work. But every time we look at the trends, they are from our local stock ...
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If you buy shares in a company, and they go up a lot, is that only “theoretical” money, or “actual” money? [duplicate]

Let's say I invest $100 in ACME, Inc. Then it goes up by 100%. Now my shares are worth $200. Do I now have a "theoretical" $200, or is it possible for me to "get out" some amount ...
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What is the point of using a limit order?

I'm pretty new to trading, more specifically day-trading, and on my paper trading account, I am given the option to trade at the market's current value vs. putting in a limit order. I could understand ...
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How does stock trading work in Brunei without a stock exchange?

Brunei does not have a stock exchange (source), although there are public companies in the country. For example, BIBD, whose last traded price was $2.15 on 2021-05-13. How does stock trading work in ...
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Covered call help

I sold a covered call and received the premium right away. Question is the call now is the money and my total return shows negative. If when this call gets called away or close by expiration date does ...
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What happens if a large shareholder of a company goes bankrupt?

One of my positions continues to get beaten down by bad news. The latest is that one of its largest stakeholders might go bankrupt. My question here is what actually happens if a large stakeholder, in ...
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Will I receive an RT call or am I safe?

I just opened a position on WeBull to short a stock with a market value of $1,554. The total amount of cash in my account is $5200, but my day trading and overnight buying power is saying 0 after I ...
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Why are warrant liabilities considered a financial loss?

If a company says they lost $2M in Q1 because of: "non-cash mark-to-market increase in warrant liabilities" As I understand warrants, they allow the holder to purchase the shares at the ...
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What are the different dates in a spin off event?

I am new to the Spinoff corporate action and may I know the sequence and meaning of different dates? From TechnipFMC Press release about spinoff (https://investors.technipfmc.com/static-files/84ec4cab-...
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Covered call selling and wash sale or potential IRS problems?

I have a stock position that went south really quick and I have been holding on for about 5 months now. My last average down was 4 months ago. My average price is $12 and the stock is currently ...
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How to exchange US stock shares for crypto in other country?

I have shares of stock with US Etrade, but I no longer live in the US and no longer have a US bank account. I want to cash out those shares and use that cash to invest in cryptocurrency and possibly ...
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Income Tax on RSU - Stock crashed 80% during lock period after IPO

My company went IPO last year, and I had about $1 Million worth of RSUs at time of RSU vesting. 22% of the RSU (220K) were sold to cover the federal supplemental income tax. In total, about 43% of the ...
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Is using proceeds from a short sell or put option to cover the cost of excercising a call option considered freeriding?

I heard that freeriding is not having the cash to pay for the underlying shares when a call option is exercised. If I purchase a call option that is ITM and (purchase a put OR short sell) above the ...
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What happens when a Singaporean stock brokerage firm goes bankrupt?

In Singapore, what would happen if a stock brokerage firm collapses? What happens to the customers' shares and cash? Are brokerage accounts insured in the same way that bank accounts are insured by ...
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What are the intentions of those seeking to buy shares in mini-tender offers?

Consider this mini-tender offer: Notice of Offer to Purchase for Cash Up to 2,000,000 Shares of Common Stock Of Microsoft Corporation at $280.00 Net Per Share by Tutanota LLC On the surface, this ...
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How do shares outstanding affect a stock's price?

When analyzing companies to invest in, one thing to note is their total shares outstanding. What I understand is the more outstanding shares there are, the more investors positions are diluted. For a ...
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What makes expensive shares worth it when the dividends are so low? [duplicate]

I'm new to the stock market and was wondering why stocks are so expensive when the dividends are so low. One share of apple costs 127 and its dividend is .22$. What exactly makes it worth so much? I ...
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Using adjusted close vs close + dividend in performance calculation

I'm trying to calculate a portfolio's value using 2 types of calculations. I've tested the calculations on Visa's Feb 21' stock prices. Starting Value: 10k Jan 29,2021 Adjusted Price: 192.95 Jan 29,...
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Why do we discount cash flows with WACC instead of the opportunity cost?

First, a definition of WACC: The weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a calculation of a firm's cost of capital in which each category of capital is proportionately weighted. All sources of ...
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Singapore: do stockbrokers have to send all orders to SGX?

Suppose I have an account at a stock brokerage firm in Singapore. If place an order to buy or sell one lot of shares, will my order be sent to the stock exchange (SGX) and get executed there? Is it ...
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When I buy a stock, should I track the bid price?

If I bought a share for $1000 (bid: $996, ask: $1000) and I want to take a profit of $20, should the stock price move up by 2% (20/1000) or 2.4% (20/1000 + 4/1000)?
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Sec Ownership Filings (3,4,5) how are dead Insiders reported?

I recently looked into 3,4 and 5 filings on the sec, they are basically required when insiders (CEO’s, Officers, 10% owners, …) purchase stocks or derivates of their company. These documents are ...
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Which countries do not meet the US accounting standard?

I know Chinese companies do not meet the US accounting standard and do not accept auditing from the American Accounting Association. But how about other countries, such as Russia and Colombia? Besides ...
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Comparison of expected returns from index funds and single shares

I shall start by saying I know little about markets, investing or gambling, but I do know a little bit about probability. This question is prompted by comments to this question, such as "As a ...
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Taxes on stocks/cryptocurrency day trading

I understand that stocks and crypto are treated as capital gains when a net profit is made, and taxed as such in the United States. My question is what happens when a particular stock or set of stocks ...
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Why do analyst forecasts seem to be fixated on earnings per share?

I regularly see financial news articles that say "Company X's earnings beat analysts' forecasts by 15%". When companies release their quarterly results, these results are called "...
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Why is the realized p/l still zero in my Interactive Brokers demo account?

(I'm a beginner) Why is the realized p/l still zero in my Interactive Brokers demo account? Is that because it is paper trading?
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I bought my first shares in life and they dropped 25% in a very short time. What to do?

I bought Coinbase stocks shortly after IPO. Now my loss at 25%, however, I am in the fortunate position of not being dependent on the invested money. I would like to know in retrospect what I and ...
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If we form an investment company, then are the expenses deductible?

It is commonly known that if we are individual investors in the USA, then if we need to investigate smartphones and see how they work with the 7nm, 5nm chipset, or attend shareholder meetings, it is ...
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How much is a business worth?

I am curious about the chance of buying a listed business. Let's say I want to become the owner of Poste Italiane SpA. Can I buy 50%+1 shares of PST in order to become the owner? How much will I pay ...
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Is Nike paying income taxes as news media reports? [closed]

There have been articles written, Nike paid no Federal Income tax in 2020. However, looking at its Annual Report below, I see income taxes. So how are these news articles saying this? No Federal ...

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