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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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Offer Letter: What does “option to purchase” shares mean?

This is the first offer I have got. I do not understand a word about stock options. Please explain this to me: Subject to the approval of the Company’s Board of Directors or its Compensation ...
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What happens when a stock gets removed from the exchange I used to buy it?

I own stocks of Siemens Gamesa which I (foolishly) bought via the XETRA stock exchange instead of the more liquid Spanish Mercado Continuo. The stock has always received little attention and liquidity ...
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What is the difference between volatile and fluctuation in terms of stock?

Differences between volatile and fluctuation? I am new to the stock market, currently learning about the terminology and i came across these words. From what i know, volatile is like the speed and ...
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is it possible for a founder to own 70% of their company's shares even after the company IPOs?

I'm wondering, if a founder of a company owns 100% of the shares in their company and then they decide to do an IPO, is it possible for them to choose to sell only 30% shares to the public during the ...
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Buying the dip & Staying invested — how do you follow both at the same time?

Two pieces of advice I read most often in regards to stock market investments are: Stay invested in the market -- time in market is more valuable than timing the market. Buy the dip -- if the market ...
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Bridgewater returns below market?

I just read the article linked below here. Specifically, there’s a plot showing long term returns of Bridgewater's investments (all of them?), the S&P 500, and an average hedge fund. The plot ...
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What keeps exchanges in modern time from subsuming the role of brokers? [closed]

With the advent of electronic trading, human markets have been mostly replaced, benefiting everyone but the specialists themselves. Why doesn’t modern technology similarly enable exchanges to cut out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do the different branches of the NYSE interrelate?

If I look at the trading hours announcement of the New Stock Exchange, I see that there are seven different entities listed (NYSE, American, Arca, National and 3 options-related entities). How are ...
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Are management teams in Canada required to report their ownership in a public company?

Are management teams of companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges required to report their shares in the company? Are they also required to report if they purchase shares on the market?
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Is it possible to sell voting rights?

Let's say I own some stock but don't care about the voting rights at all. Can I keep the stock but sell the right to vote on corporate issues to someone else?
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Is not investing in stock/shares a huge mistake?

I simply cannot understand how investing in stock/shares works. So I am too scared to invest/buy any of these, although I do have Roth and 401(k) plan through my employment. By not investing in the ...
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Why are dividends seen as a good thing for investors? [duplicate]

Why are dividends generally seen as a good thing for investors? For example, you can look at this Barrons article where it states Broadcom (ticker: AVGO) plans to boost its quarterly dividend by 51%, ...
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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? [closed]

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?