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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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Long term investing

Would it be a good idea to invest long term in a stock but buy in the morning and sell at the close every day? This can reduce the risk of an economic crisis affecting my portfolio. I would hold it ...
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How do US companies release their public float share counts?

Looking at AAPL, how does Yahoo Finance calculate that today's float is 4.59B shares? I was hoping to find SEC filings from AAPL confirming this, but I can only conclude that the float was 5.20B back ...
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Can non-accredited investor remain as a shareholder in private company?

In the US one has to be accredited investor to buy stock in a private company. However, does one still need to be accredited investor in case a public company goes private (i.e. get delisted from ...
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Does short selling create additional share in the market?

Let's say that I short-sell 1 share that A lent to me and B immediately bought from me. Doesn't this create additional share in the market because A will see it as "lent out" in his bank account and ...
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Do I need to pay tax of my stock earning in the US if my income is low?

Assume I do not have income and I have 1 million dollars worth of stock. 99.9% earned from market. Do I need pay tax if I sell $1000 per month at USA?
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What strategy to use if I want to sell a stock, and have a lot of time

Let's say I have some securities (stock/bond/index/etc..) that I want to sell in the near future, but it's not urgent to me, and I can wait for a few weeks if it will help me to maximize the profit. ...
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What happens to a short seller, who wants to close his position, but there are no shares available for sale?

For the sake of argument, let's assume a scenario, where the company is very illiquid, and there are no shares for sale and even increasing the buy order doesn't produce sellers. What happens to the ...
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Profit reached faster then expected, what are good sell / hold heuristics?

End of January I got my feet wet into a position and added to that same positions after noticing it was doing well 3 months after. 8 months into holding the value went up by 40%+ (no major news ...
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How many times a year are company results or announcements usually made?

Company results and other periodic company announcements nearly always have an effect on stock prices. I am unclear as to how often these are typically made - is it every year, every six months, or ...
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Day trade one stock per day during one week

I was thinking in ways to make money by trading stocks and one strategy I am considering to test is the following: Every week select one stock based on some type of analysis and trade it daily, ...
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How to construct a stock portfolio using the Kelly criterion?

Descriptions of the Kelly criterion are usually illustrated by examples about making optimal bets. But what would the guidelines be regarding using it to put together an optimal stock portfolio? For ...
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Short term dividend payout [duplicate]

I read that as long as I hold a stock for two business days, I will get a dividend? What if I make multiple trades for one stock. For example, if I buy 20 shares and sell 20 two days later, then I buy ...
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I don't understand what it means to “Sell” stock that you don't already own, can someone explain the intuition behind it? [duplicate]

I started a couple months ago to learn more about the stock market and financial education in general, but this particular concept was hard to wrap my head around. I understand there are bears and ...
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Why did Tesla's stock value drop by 40 USD for just 5 minutes on August 2nd at 3:20pm?

Google Finance reports that Tesla's stock value dropped by 40 USD for 5 minutes on August 2nd, 2018 at 3:20pm What caused such a drop in stock value in the span of 10 minutes?
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Why the stock price is going down when the volume of buyers is more than volume of sellers

My question is the same, the reply is not what I am looking for. Refer to the below example. buyer bid order qnty 100.1 5 200 100.2 2 300 100.3 10 500 Total Quantity: 1000 seller ...
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Finding the value of 1980 Issued Stock in MCO Resources, a Los Angeles Company

I believe it was an energy company. My mother purchased it for me then. Just discovered the certificate. It has either merged or gone out of business. Can anyone help me trace it? Once the company is ...
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Is it legal to “mine” dividends?

Dividends are paid to share holders based on ownership of shares before the “ex-dividends” date. Example: Stock A has an ex-date of July 1st Stock B has an ex-date of July 15th ...
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What are price targets of stocks based on?

When analysts define a new price target for a stock. Is it based on actual fundamentals: costs, earnings, etc. Or does it include a guesstimation of how much the stock will change based on emotions ...
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Insider News Price Move

If there is a big price move before an important event such as earnings report etc., should I take this into consideration because it might be leaked news?
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Tax free savings account

I know that this type of account does not exist in the US. For those who know, is there absolutely no tax deducted from my earnings when I invest in stocks? For example, if I turn 10000 to 1 million, ...
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“New Disney” what does that mean for me as Disney shareholder?

Recently Disney and Fox decided to merge and create a new company called "New Disney" 21st Century Fox And Disney Stockholders Approve Acquisition By Disney What does that mean for me as a "disney ...
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What do the prices in historical data charts actually refer to?

I'm a web developer responsible for creating a website that has a section which contains the stock information of a certain company. This information is retrieved through an API which a stock exchange ...
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Would a market buy order execute at a ridiculous ask price?

I was looking at a Vanguard ETF after the market had closed. The ETF usually trades in the 80 dollar range. I was looking to put in a market order for some shares that would execute the next morning ...
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Shorting a stock after dividend

Theoretically, the price of a stock should always fall whenever a dividend is paid out to shareholders. Is this true in practice? If it is, I can just short the stock before the dividend is paid and ...
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Does price of stock reflect earnings

If a company's earnings keep rising and the stock price keeps falling because of other factors such as lawsuits, tariffs etc., is there any guarantee that the price will rise eventually? When does ...
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Earnings speculation stocks

Is it a good idea to buy a stock before its earnings come out if I believe that there will be a surprise and then sell after the report comes out? Will the gains be substantial enough for me to take ...
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Why do few investors choose off book trading?

What is off order book trading and how it is different from order book trading. When I check the 0r1O (LSE), Few websites show $1585.46 ( last order book trade which took place on 22nd of May) and ...
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Compound interest and day trading

Is day trading better than long term investing given the fact that compound interest can result in large profits in the long term with small daily profits? For example earning 1% per trading day can ...
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Why doesn't the bid/ask reflect my ask price on a spread options position I am trying to get rid of?

I entered this trade in about a week ago. It's always been under the ask but the ask never reflects my ask. Why?
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Do I have to file ITR2 if I did not sell stocks in FY17-18?

I've a question related to filing ITR - whether I've to file ITR1 or ITR2. Below is my scenario. I'm a salaried employee and I hold a Form-16 for FY1718. During FY1718, I bought few shares which I'm ...
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Momentum Investing Experiment and Question

I was thinking yesterday about what would happen if I followed the following investment strategy: Let A, B, and C be the stock price two months ago, last month, and today, respectively. If A > B < ...
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Do all common stocks have voting rights?

So I understand that there are different type of voting rights for different classes of any security like one class can have 5 votes per share and other 1 vote per share. But I was just wondering if ...
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Buy shares and bonds in non citizens countries

I am from Sri Lanka and I invested in stock market and bond in Sri Lanka. But I really like to buy other countries shares and bonds. Is it possible to buy those thing without citizenship. I know ...
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Where is the stock market?

I've gotten lucky and got around $10k U.S. that I'm willing to experiment with in the stock markets. I still work full-time and I'm financially stable. I think that stocks can be a "hobby-job" where I'...
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Why are OHLC values inconsistent across different quote data providers?

When I compare values [open, high, low, close] between alphavantage.co and api.iextrading.com, there are 'inconsistencies' between values. I am wanting to better target support and resistance levels, ...
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Stocks financial performance [duplicate]

When a stock does well on the income statement, with high quarterly earnings growth, when does this get reflected on the price? It seems like stocks always follow the market performance. When does it ...
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Can a student with F-1 visa status in USA invest using Robinhood app? If yes, how can we pay taxes including this investments?

I'm an international student in the USA on an F1 Visa. I just want to know if I can use Robinhood app on my visa status. I've found some posts on Quora that say trading is completely legal, but should ...
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If a company offers compensation in the form of stock how would I calculate the offering?

I haven't recieved an offer like this but I've heard of them especially in start-ups. I like the idea of working for a start-up and am applying for software development positions in a few. So lets ...
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For what purpose do online brokers allow LBOs?

I read an article on "Leverage buy out" in stock trading. The article said that the investor/speculator only pays a portion of what he's supposed to pay for his stocks (or money in the case of forex, ....
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What recourse does FINRA provide?

I am contemplating bringing a complaint against a brokerage regarding an order in good standing that was not processed correctly. If FINRA does find against the broker, other than fines/sanctions, ...
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Chinese technology indices

Is there a Chinese stock index comparable to the NASDAQ 100 or NASDAQ Composite covering Chinese technology stocks with the highest market cap? And are there corresponding ETFs or Mutual Funds?
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When Tencent spun off China Literature in Nov-17, what happened to existing shareholders?

Back in November 2017, Tencent spun off part of their business - China Literature. My question is what happened to existing Tencent shareholders at that time? Were they awarded 'free' China ...
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Should I exercise my stock options? [duplicate]

I am a new hire at a large private company that is undergoing some rapid growth. I hope to stay with this company for at least the next few years. At my hire, I was offered stock options equivalent ...
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How to minimize risk and loss when using call options?

I've never used options before, but I would like to give it a try. The first thing I want to do is understand as much about call options before moving on to the more difficult, in my opinion, put ...
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Difference CFDs and stocks at Interactive Brokers?

what's the effective differences for a trader at IB between CFDs and stocks? As far as I understand the following: CFDs are quoted at the same price as the underlying stock (ask/bid is the same) and ...
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What does the “OTC” stand for

Where do you buy "OTC" stocks,I may be naive but OTC means over the counter. I am confused as to where to purchase such stocks ?
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Stock vesting and taxation situations

While working at an Indian branch of a company based in US, I got some Restricted Stock Units vested couple of times. Earlier times (Scenario S1), all the stocks (Say I got 100 stocks vested) would ...
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What does insider trade with zero price mean?

I was checking a Chronological Insider Trades report and noticed these buys with zero price. Are these bonuses given to board members as company stocks?
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What value do I add buying stocks in the secondary market?

I'm trying to understand some fundamentals of what it means to invest in the stock market. This question and the answers have been helpful to me: Why does demand for stock rise when a company appears ...
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Are stock returns based on market wide returns?

Are stock returns based on market wide returns? When there is no new news released about the specific company, prices still rise or fall based on the market. When would a stock's trajectory diverge ...