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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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How do stocks rise?

If a stock shows great performance on the income statement, will the prices rise gradually or immediately after the release of information to the public?
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Bed Bath and Beyond: Q1 or Q2

Why do the news releases say that Bed Bath and Beyond released its Q1 earnings. Shouldn't it be Q2 earnings right now? On Yahoo finance, it says the recently released report was Q2 but BBBY says that ...
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What are the mechanics of tracking stock?

I'm curious about tracking stock. Take, for example, NASDAQ:DVMT. It's a tracking stock issued by Dell for VMWare (NASDAQ:VMW), which is partly owned by Dell. The idea is that people could invest in ...
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Call vs Puts: a short position can profit using both depending on strike price?

I'm confused about whether you want to own a call or put if you believe a stock price will go down. Most articles have described owning Puts as betting the stock will go down, and calls as betting ...
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What stocks do I own from my index funds?

As we know, index funds invest in an "index" of stocks in a particular sector or class. For example, VOO is the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, and it tracks the S&P 500 stocks and invests in them. ...
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Why is my stock's price falling? [duplicate]

I invested in the stock NYSE:CC but it has been dropping for no reason. I am thinking it may be because of Trump's ban on foreign investment but doesn't that only apply to tech companies? This is a ...
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Question about taxes on stock in the USA

I bought 1000 of stock A at price of 20. Two hours later, the stock price for A went down to 17, and I bought 1000 more of them, and two hours later, the stock price reached 19, and I sold all 2000 ...
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what kind of stock graph is this?

this is the same pic with time frame I found this stock,but it has an unusual candlestick pattern,it is a pennystock.
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How long would five hundred and fifty thousand dollars last in retirement?

Is it realistic that an individual could earn enough interest to retire in 10 years? What about 20 years? If the money were invested relatively aggressively with a higher tolerance for risk. What ...
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Stock price drops for no reason?

Why does a stock price suddenly drop for no reason? There is no bad news coming out, the S and P 500 is going up. My stock dropped by 4% today. Should I be concerned there is some bad news that I don'...
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Is there a standard ratio of preferred shares to common shares in a company?

I'm confused about how common and preferred shares coexist. Is a single preferred share always equal to the same amount of the company as a single common share, or does a preferred share somehow ...
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Stock Split seems not to have changed the Share Price. Why?

I was recently looking at the financial charts of TCS(Tata Consultancy Services) and noticed that the TCS offered 1:1 bonus on 31st May, 2018. I noticed that the price of the share stock did not ...
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Calculating Yield with Adjusted Closing Price

I have a data set with stock prices and all stock events through time (with adjustment factors for all events). I'm trying to calculate the yield of holding this stock for a period of time (without ...
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Stock split vs bonus issue

I've spent a good amount of time wracking my brain about how a bonus issue actually benefits the stock holders. For example in a 1:1 bonus issue, the price of a share corrects to half of the pre-...
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Rudimentary question about Capitalizations in Markets [duplicate]

I understand that for a private company to start trading in stock exchange, they have to offer an IPO, where the initial price of a share is negotiated. This can be seen as is the initial investment ...
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How can I find when a company went private or delisted or inactive?

I am looking around to find when a particular company has stopped trading actively or when it went private in US stock exchanges. How can I find this information?
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Should I invest when bad news hits Wall Street?

My wife and I are finishing up some major loans, and are planning to put some of our money into investments once the loan is completely paid off - this will happen in, at most, 3 months. But, I ...
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What does one typically use as a money reservoir for stocks, when they are “on sale”?

I've read about people who claim to have made a lot of money investing in stocks (or funds) after a crash. They say the stocks were "on sale". But I wonder, where did they get the money to buy these ...
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List of long-Term Support & Resistance in forex or stocks

I'm looking for a study of historic long-Term Support & Resistance in forex or stocks. If possible with their level of strength (strong, medium...). Example EURUSD Long-Term Support & ...
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Why is there less buzz around IEP (Carl Icahn) than BRK.B (Warren Buffett)?

IEP is 95% owned by Carl Icahn. It most certainly passes the Skin in the Game principle Nassim Taleb likes to talk about. I happen to own a couple of shares in it because of the man's incredible ...
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Is it possible that any security listed in one country but trades in another country

For example a company which listed in Europe but trades in US market or vice versa. Could you please provide few examples of such securities. I found that depository receipts are foreign company's ...
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Why are tech stocks risky investments?

I've seen this mentioned so much in writings about intelligent investing, but I don't understand why. Are Amazon and Netflix tech stocks?
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Positive First Quarter results but the price dropped 20%. How can this be explained?

Yesterday TLRD released their first quarter results after market and today they are trading down 20%. Why did their stock price fall 20%. The first quarter report looked to be positive. Is there ...
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How exactly is a “replicating portfolio” a “hedge”?

Let us say that there is some stock which a year from now will have some value V. A replicating portfolio is a portfolio which will always equal V a year from now. Clearly, both the stock and the ...
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Confused about stock merger reflection on portfolio

So I have stock in ASX who announced a merger earlier in the year with SPIL and I received all the usual merger notices etc about they will become "ASE Industrial Holding" and the way the share ...
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How does a company have a net loss in their income statement, but their stock market value still rises?

For example in the case of Tesla, they always have a net loss in their operating income, but still their market value keeps increasing. What do the shareholders get as dividend? Do shareholders get ...
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Stock trading, where does the extra money go? [closed]

Lets say I put a limit buy order for 10 stocks at $10 each ($100 total). Now the lowest Ask price is $9, and they are selling 9 stocks. The second lowest price is $11. What happens and does the ...
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Why should stock markets exist at all? [closed]

I am researching an alternative possibility for the stock exchange or even an economy without the stock exchange. Companies issue shares to people. These shareholders become % "owners" of the company....
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What kind of parameters do you look at before investing? [closed]

As the title says, when you are about to invest long/medium term into a company, which kind of parameters do you look at (beside the fundamentals) P/ E ratio? P/ Revenue? Can you help a noob please?...
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SEC rules for people out of US minimum balance Day trading

I saw the SEC rules for day trading US stocks and we should have min 25k USD balance in case of pattern traders. I have questions Is it valid if I am trading from Europe and pattern trading US stocks?...
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When a public company is selling new shares at the market, will the public know it?

I have asked a question What shares are actually being sold in “ATM” format release? - From the answer, I understand that a company could be able to sell new shares to gain more money for its ...
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How to read Stock Names

Is there maybe a table with descriptors that are sometimes added to stock names? Examples: "AMAZON.COM INC. DL-,01" what does the DL-,01 stand for? "Alphabet-Cl.C" what does Cl.C stand for? The C ...
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Is it possible to withdraw money from etrade.com (after selling stocks) to a Transferwise Borderless account?

I am a non-US citizen, having completed the W8-BEN form on etrade.com. Is it possible for me to transfer my money from etrade.com, to the USD account corresponding to the TransferWise Borderless ...
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What is the difference between existing stockholders and new investors?

TrovaGene (TROV) just did a reverse split today n the premarket, and post market they announced an offering. In the offering they state: If the underwriters exercise in full their over-allotment ...
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Reverse Stock Split with 1 share

I would like some clarification on why my portfolio still shows that I own 1 share of CYTX at an average cost of $3.90, when in reality, I purchased 1 share for $0.39 several months ago? From what I'...
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What's difference between LIMIT and STOP orders for entry?

After re-reading the descriptions same and again, I can't clearly say, what's the difference between STOP and LIMIT orders actually. example: i.e. Stock price is at 5.60, and I want to trigger ...
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Calculate Plus 500 Spread payment

PLEASE ANSWER IF YOU ARE USING PLUS500 as platform so that it is easier to check at platform level. Please ask for more details in case you need before downvoting I am scratching my head around the ...
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How to calculate revenue generated that is not explicitly mentioned in income statement

There is an income statement that shows the income and expenses like this 1 Revenue(3+16) 2 Product Sales and Service 3 Total Operating Income(2) 4 Generation Expense 5 Distribution Expense ...
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Is investing all your savings into a small number of individual stocks risky?

I want to invest 90% of my savings into stock market and split between 4-6 stocks. How risky is this and is it a bad idea. I feel like the stock market goes up over time so unless something like ...
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What factors can cause a sizable difference between “bid” and “ask” prices on a stock?

I have this stock on which the last price (at market close) was USD $9.10/share. However the last bid on it was $8.80 (5) and the last ask was $10.75 (94). The amounts in parenthesis show the number ...
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How does Stop Loss Hunting work?

I've seen a lot of videos warning about putting the stop loss too tight because there are stop loss hunters (usually big companies with a lot of money). But I cannot understand how they do that. I ...
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How to read volume in stock market?

I think I'm a bit confused about the volume in stock markets. For example: in tradingview I can see for AMZN the volume in 2 minutes candles is in average 1K-2K, what does it mean? I thought it was ...
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At what time do you have to pay capital gains taxes in the US to avoid any penalties?

Let's say someone just sold some stock and their total gains on that stock were $5,000. At what time do they have to cut the U.S. government a check to pay the taxes on this gain? Let me clarify: I'...
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Pay off car debt, or start (value) investing?

I am looking for a method to calculate - or estimate - whether it would be better to pay off car debt or start value investing in stocks. My history: We are soon to get about 1900 USD/month in ...
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How to get automated data about a stock symbol? [closed]

I'm running a small stock-analysis program on my local machine. To do the analysis over a large amount of historical stock charts, I pull the data form Alphavantage's API using the curl command below. ...
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stock buy outs/repurchasing

Husband invested in his company and signed contract for 10 shares @ $9000. a share for 10 years to purchase. Has left company and they state shares are only worth $5000. now. He owes for 2 more of the ...
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Is there benefit in waiting for a stock market to open?

I am planning to purchase shares of a particular company that produces electricity using renewable wind power. The share price after market closure yesterday was 13.60. The price has been remarkably ...
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My stock's limit sell order should have filled at a higher price

New investor here, using the Robinhood platform. I quickly learned that placing market orders never really nets you what the app indicates; limit buys and sells fix that. Typically, I assume, limit ...
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Stocks vs Bonds

There is a lot of knowledge (mostly outdated?) that we (individual investors) should rebalance portion of money they allocate in stocks vs bonds. In the past decade, investing in bonds would have ...
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Receiving stock as a gift in Germany

I’m looking to gift my brother some stock that I currently hold in my name in the US. He lives in Germany, and I’m having trouble finding how that would be treated under German tax law. Would he be ...