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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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Which was the biggest pump and dump in history? [on hold]

Which was the biggest pump and dump in history? I know that pump and dumps are illegal in the stock market however, it has not been illegal since day 1, so I was wondering which are the biggest pump ...
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What keeps exchanges and brokerages from merging?

I can imagine a few reasons: They don't have the organizational capacity. Running an exchange is hard enough; trying to serve a certain investor segment directly will be very difficult for the ...
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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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What does negative Total Equity means in McDonald's balance sheet?

I was wondering, what does negative Total Equity means in McDonald's balance sheet? Please refer to https://finance.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AMCD&fstype=ii&ei=3ZDCWaDdFcyauATPnb6wBg For "...
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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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Measuring intra-day change, and the difference between the closing price and the opening price [on hold]

I wonder why the measure of a stock's price movement on all the various charts is based on deviation from the open instead of from the previous day's close. I understand why the opening price may be ...
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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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Do I have to pay interest on a margin short sale if I post full cash collateral?

Let's say that I have $100 in my account and I want to short sell stock A. Stock A is valued at $100, so therefore I sell one share of stock A. In order to do this, the account is a margin account. ...
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How often does a stock price change and where is this defined?

Let's suppose I want to collect stock prices for let's say AAPL on NASDAQ. Where do I find information on how often an official stock price is calculated? Is it every millisecond, every second, or ...
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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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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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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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Where people invest during stock market crash (USA Q4 2018 crash)? [closed]

Question: Where people invest during stock market crash (USA Q4 2018 crash)? Assumptions: When viewing S&P500 as a proxy to the USA market we can observe that it loses market cap (and price ...
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CAC90 DATA QUESTION [closed]

Im am constructing a P/E Regression model in order to value a company on the CAC90. In order to do that we need data on: 3 year growth rate of revenue 1 year beta ROE If they dividend or not Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to evaluate stocks? e.g. Whether some stock is cheap or expensive?

What kind of information do you obtain before buying (or selling) a stock? I know the PE ratio is very important, but not the only thing. Are there any rules of thumb to determine whether some stock ...
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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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Stock symbol for P. H. Glatfelter Co. in1998? [on hold]

Looking for the stock symbol for P. H. Glatfelter Co. in 10/15/98. Need to obtain a stock basis for stock gifted on that date.
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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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Wealthfront tax loss harvesting + Vanguard target date?

I'm thinking of turning on Wealthfront's tax loss harvesting, but want to avoid any "wash sales". The only securities I have outside Wealthfront are Vanguard target date funds in some companies' 401k ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paper stock certificate for yahoo

This is a follow up question regarding ownership of paper stock certificate for yahoo. What do I do need to do with these certificates now that the deal with Verizon is completed and yahoo is now ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Reason for Index Fund and Index Disconnect

My understanding of index funds like QQQ and SPY, is that they are built to mirror the index movements from which they are created. And as is typically the case, the index funds move with the index ...
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What causes market-wide trends?

What cause market-wide trends in general, rather than company-wide trends?
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Should Pay Loan Early or Invest?

Loan: 150,000, interest rate: 1.62%, period: 30 years, so monthly payment is about 700. Investable amount per month: 7000. (Don't need to take the returns from the investments to pay the loan.) I ...
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How to see trade activity of a stock?

I would like to see the activity on a stock, for example the buys and sells of a stock, and what they where sold at. It can be delayed of course Also, this is information that has to be reported. In ...
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How is the Dow divisor calculated?

When calculating the DJIA, there are two components, one divided by the other. How is the divisor calculated? I'm asking for speciifcs, which are strangely elusive on Wikipedia or other sites. They ...
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Taxes on stock sales?

My father purchased stocks for my kids at a young age. He was custodian for many years and upon his death I was made custodian. My children are now adults and I recently removed myself as custodian ...
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Investing in Canadian Stocks as an American

I've been tracking the cannabis industry for awhile and would love to hop on the canna-stock wagon, but I'm not sure if Americans are allowed to invest in Canadian stocks. The companies I'd like to ...