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Questions tagged [stocks]

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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Are there any benefits to investing with a group of friends vs. by myself?

Total newbie here... Are there any benefits to setting up an investment group/club between myself and three other friends, as opposed to doing it by myself? I am only talking small amounts, say $25 ...
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Selling ETFs in Roth IRA fund, in exchange to buy Bonds tax implications

I would like to sell ETFs in my Roth IRA fund, in exchange to buy Bonds. What are the tax implications of this? Even if the money is still held in the Roth IRA fund, would I get taxed?
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What's the differences between a discount broker and a regular broker?

What are the differences between a discount broker and a regular broker? "Discount" implies a price difference... but why can they be cheaper than regular brokers??
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Do I need to sell my shares during a merger proactively

I hold shares in the publicly traded company I work for. This company is now being acquired via a cash merger by a second company. They put out a press release expressing their intent to buy all ...
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Does the price per share matter for otherwise similar ETFs?

For example looking at IE00B5BMR087 and IE0031442068 (both links in German), they seem to be very similar. Both try to track the S&P 500 in the same ways, the main difference seems to be that one ...
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Most effective Fundamental Analysis indicators for market entry

I am new to Fundamental Analysis. I purchased a few books on the subject which has proven valuable but time consuming. I was wondering if anyone with more experience than myself can recommend the ...
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What does a reorganization fee that a company charges get applied to?

Recently, one of my holdings underwent a reverse split. I was surprised (but not all that surprised) that there was an additional fee of $20.00 assessed, labeled as a "reorganization fee". This was ...
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Why are options that cannot be traded in cents still show a last trade as non-five-cent increments?

I read Why do some options trade in 5 cent increments? but despite that I see some options I cannot trade in pennies ( not broker specific), but I routinely see same option being traded by others in ...
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What is an Open Offer in the context of stocks and shares?

One of the companies I own shares in has just announced an Open Offer, giving me the opportunity to buy additional shares. What exactly is an Open Offer, how does it relate to a Rights Issue and how ...
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UK - Rights Issue

A company I was holding recently did a Rights Issue, giving me an extra x amount of shares in a new line from the main shares at a lower price. After reading http://www.investopedia.com/articles/...
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How does selling rights issues work in practice?

I read the article Understanding Rights Issues, but I don't understand how the selling of those rights issues works in practice. Do you simply get call options you can sell on an options exchange? Or ...
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What is a “Subscription Rights Offering” of a stock one owns?

Last week a funny thing popped up in my little "play" brokerage account (where I own <100 shares of some stocks that trade below $5.00). A second line appeared below one of my stocks with a funny ...
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Can I pay a non-USA resident in stock?

I have a private C-corp company. I have a guy in Australia who is doing some work for me soon as a contractor. Is it possible to pay him in stock in my US based company? If so, is there anything ...
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Does a rescheduled conference call generally mean “something's wrong” with a company?

A small, speculative company in my portfolio made the grand press release that they were rescheduling their quarter end conference call for one day later (oh my!). The stock promptly lost nearly 2/...
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Top Indian ETFs (BSE/NSE)

I would like to find popular ETFs that are similar to QQQ and SPY but are based on the top 50/100/500 Indian companies and are traded in BSE/NSE. Results from Google were mostly ETFS that trade in ...
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Does a stock's price represent current liquidation of all shares?

For instance, if a stock is trading at 40 dollars per share, and there are one billion shares being traded, there will be a market capitalization of 40 billion dollars. Let's say the markets are ...
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If I have stock that is unregistered at the time of a company buyout does my stock automatically register?

I was a contractor for a small public company for which I received stock compensation. There is a fee to register the stock so I am waiting to see if the stock ends up being worth anything before ...
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Acquisition - what happens to stock? [duplicate]

It was announced in October of 2018, that IBM will acquire Red Hat (RHT) for 190 per share. I have shares of RHT. Current price is in the 180 range. What will happen next? Will my shares be converted ...
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Are ETF trackers fundamentally better than individual stocks?

My situation: I am mostly interested in long-term dividend-paying investments. My philosophy is "only sell if the company becomes fundamentally worse", so I only pick stocks of companies I feel ...
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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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What does S1 and S2 mean with respect to quarterly reports?

Was looking through earnings reports on Bloomberg Terminal and noticed in addition to Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 and annual reports, there are also S1 and S2 reports. They seem to be semi-annual but what exactly are ...
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Unvested Stock Part of Overall Compensation Package

As part of my overall compensation package I was granted RSUs that are not all vested yet. I will be layed off on 4/5/19. Since the stock was part of overall compensation for time that I clearly was ...
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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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What happens to my stocks when broker goes bankrupt?

Let's say I have bought many stocks, ETFs and other products through Degiro. If degiro closes, do I have "access" to my financial products? How? Can I sell them aftewards through another broker?
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Are there any non-decreasing securities on the stock market?

Are there any securities traded on the stock market (i.e. ETPs) that never decrease in value? As an aside (in case anyone mentions bonds): I'm aware there's ETFs for AAA-rated government bonds, but ...
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Why Wash-sale rule makes a difference?

I have been reading the wash-sale rule. I get the concept, but I do not get why this rule exist or needed. To me, in the end, a person would pay the same amount of taxes with or without create ...
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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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ESPP--any reason not to go all in?

I'm just finishing up paying off my student loans (woohoo!) and am starting to look at places I can put my money to make it work for me. I've read Kobliner's Get a Financial Life and am interested in ...
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Buying and selling a house

Let say I am going to buy a home today for 100K and going to sell this house after 30 years for 300K. I have few questions regarding this one. I might have paid 100K in mortgage, so after 30 years I ...
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Should I contribute to my employer's Employee Stock Program (ESPP), and if so how much and only during certain times of the year?

Although it is company-specific, what are your experiences when contributing to ESPP (Employee Stock Program)? More specifically, do you recommend contributing to ESPP in max? Or maybe it is only ...
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Managing investments for multiple goals

I have been investing towards multiple goals, like Retirement, House, Car, Vacation etc. So I make monthly deposits against each of these goals. But I have a single fidelity account for investing, so ...
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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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Is there reporting for commodities and forex trades?

I was wondering why stock trades are required to be reported to the exchange or trade reporting facility, but why other asset types like commodities, forex etc. don't have to be reported? I couldn't ...
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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 are RSU stocks taxed?

I am confused how RSU stocks are taxed. When RSUs vest, some of them are sold (sell to cover). Is this equivalent to tax withheld on your paycheck? The RSU is kind of considered part of my pay and ...
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Stop Limit vs Stop Market vs Trailing Stop Limit vs Trailing Stop Market

What are the pro's and con's of each type of stop sell. I have a security i would like to set a stop sell on, but it does not have a lot of volume, is a stop limit more risky than a stop market in ...
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The share price: buy vs. sell? [duplicate]

I am new to trading and I would like to ask how to know the price of a stock? For example, in buy it is 7108 and sell it is 7101. How to know the share price or the amount of dollars that I will give ...
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Is this the correct way to calculate how much I'll get paid on Dividend Payable date?

I'm brand new to purchasing stocks and I have a question. If I purchase, say, one share of Exxon at $78.19, do I divide 78.19 by 4.09 (Dividend Yield/Amount) = 19.117 ? Would this mean I would get ...
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Starting with options trading

I am a regular trader with stocks but I am a complete beginner with options. I am referring to a few online resources like here and here However, I have a few questions. Say I call a stock at $50 ...
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1099-B Proceeds/Cost Basis reported incorrectly? Or user error?

I was trying to enter my 1099B's from Robinhood into Credit Karma Tax.... The short version of the issue is that I made ~$4k this year, but the 1099B's I have seem to have a cost basis $32,000 ...
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Am I thinking about whole company returns correct?

I'm trying to answer the questions: "if I owned all of a company, how much would I make?" and "once I know that, how much should I pay?" Let's say I owned Wal-mart outright (took it private and owned ...
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Why would a stock rise in price after company split announcement?

So I'm curious about the reasons that a company spinning off a portion of itself would result in such a dramatic rise (or potentially fall) in stock price. Is it just a matter of investors being more ...
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Why do stocks necessarily drop during a recession?

Why do stocks drop during a recession? Where does the money go in favor of these assets? Or is the first question not true?
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Why do people buy stocks that pay no dividend?

Before recently, Apple Inc. did not give dividend to shareholders. This makes me curious why people buy Apple Inc. stocks; while it might be due to the expectation of selling stocks at a higher price,...
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Should I buy stock as soon as I have funds or wait until I have a lump of cash?

I deposit $100 into an online stock account every paycheck. Should I buy stock as soon as the deposit is made or wait until I have a larger amount of cash and buy more at one time?
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If stock like GOOG does not pay dividends, what is the use of holding onto it? [duplicate]

I don't own many GOOG shares, but those that I do own have increased in value. It seems, though, that growth has flattened and the value is only fluctuating within a fairly stable range. Why should I ...
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How often are preferred shareholders made whole after a company goes bankrupt?

For instance, companies usually issue preferred shares at $25 and redeem them at the same price if they are ever called away. During that time you are paid interest. If the company goes under, bond ...
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How do I buy shares in companies traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange from the US?

I'm looking to buy (and hold for years) a tiny position in a stock that's traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Are there any online brokers I can do this with? If there are, how much will I have to ...
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Avoid tax withholding underpayment for RSU's issued

Background While filing taxes for 2018, I got fined for tax withholding underpayment. Nearly half my income was from restricted stock units (RSU). Many other co-workers who also received large ...
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Do I need to do anything when a company I own stocks in is moving from OTC to NYSE?

I own some stocks of a company. I read that they are moving from OTC to NYSE. One article I read said that the OTC stock will "be no more". What happens to my stocks? Will they automatically turn into ...