Questions tagged [stocks]

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Entering or exiting a position on “sell bid or sell ask”

I just have a question I’m curious about Lets say you are long ABC and you want to get out and you decide you want to sell on the bid Lets say the bid price is trading at 10 When hitting that “sell ...
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Is it possible to have an individual brokerage account where taxes are paid on portfolio, not individual positions?

Suppose I have an individual brokerage account with a number of positions. As far as I found, the taxation takes place per position, i.e. I can be forced to pay tax even if the portfolio loses money. ...
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Selling RSU below Settlement Price

I have 10,000 RSUs vested and released recently. 42% of Shares were sold at $15 per share when RSUs were released but trading window was closed. When trading window finally opened, I sold all my RSUs ...
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Will the stock holding period change from long term to short term when I add more shares into the stock?

After searching the internet,I found no answer. For example, in USA, I purchased 100 shares of Apple stock two years ago and then purchased another 100 shares last month, will my holding period start ...
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placing stock order during overnight hours

Say I want to have a sell order for stock executed when the premarket hours begin (usually 7 AM, I believe), but I can't be at my computer at 7 AM. Is there a way to schedule the order the night ...
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Who are the market makers in options trading?

Can you give some examples? Are hedge funds also market makers?
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Where is my buy stop-limit order located?

Current stock price is $9 and I want to send in a buy limit order for $10.10 after price reaches $10.05? When I create and submit such order, how close to the exchange does it get before it stops ...
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Very high strike price for call option (GME)

I noticed that there are many call contracts on GME at a strike of $800 that expire in 5 days. Currently the price of GME is at $110. I'm just wondering why anyone would go for such a high strike ? ...
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Whose limit gets prioritized?

Imagine a stock with a high spread with only 1 buyer and 1 seller. If the stock is $1, and the seller ask is $1.10, and I am the buyer. And assume I do not know the book for the stock. If put in a ...
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compare theta value in the long call option

I read a lot about theta and I get confused. If I plan to buy a long call option to bet the stock price will go up. Is larger theta value better or smaller theta value better in terms of profit gain? ...
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If I wish to vote for a company's special meeting, should I vote via all brokers, or does voting via one broker suffice?

I own some shares in the company that will hold a "special meeting", for which shareholders have the option to cast their vote for. My shares are spread across several brokers: each of them ...
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Rights issues: How do I estimate what the share price *now* would have been before a rights issue?

IAG SA had a significant rights issuance in September (details below). Given the share price now (~200p), I want to estimate what the equivalent price would have been before the rights issuance. How ...
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Getting taxed on RSUs(USA)?

I am currently living and working in NYC, and when I joined my job, I was awarded couple hundreds of stocks which will vest in periodic intervals over the next couple of years. On my 2020 W2, on box ...
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Why is “bad data” such a common occurrence?

Questions and answers involving "bad data": What caused this huge blip in GameStop stock at 2pm? What is a large sudden jump (or dip) and instantaneous recovery in a stock price What caused ...
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Use-cases for stop-limit order where stop price is lower than limit price on Sell Order

I understand the typical use-cases mentioned on investopedia etc. for sell orders using stop-limit orders where the limit price is lower than the stop price e.g., Type: Sell Current Price: 50$ Stop ...
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Does a wash sale make sense in downward trending stock?

I buy 100 shares of ABC @ $50. I sell it in a week for $45. I buy it back in a week at $30. My understanding is that the adjusted basis for the last purchase was $35. Is that correct? If so, it seems ...
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Why invest in an index fund? [duplicate]

I want to start investing in the stock market (I am 26) and I am a bit confused about the advantages of index funds (I am sorry if my questions are very basics, but I just started learning about this)....
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Vanguard Stocks and Shares ISA - pay tax in US?

If a UK citizen (only citizen in the UK, having no residency in the US or any other connection with the US) opens a Vanguard Stocks and Shares ISA and buys US stocks (e.g. in the form of VUSA), does ...
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How do I enter Canadian tax info from US form 1042-S and record captial gains from cashing in stock options?

I am assuming these issues are related. I am working in Canada for a US company. I buy stock options every quarter. In 2011 I cashed in some stock options and received the cash. How do I enter the ...
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Trading for less the value of cash and cash equivalent

What means when investors says the stock trade for less of cash and cash equivalents. Some times they say trades less than book value or assets. Can you make me an example with real stock? How this is ...
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Is the market maker for a particular stock also the market maker for that stock's options?

Is the market maker for a particular stock also the market maker for that stock's options? ... or is it a different person entirely that makes the options markets for that stock? If it's 2 different ...
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Difference between float and unrestricted shares

I am looking at a company's statistics on the OTC market and I'm confused about the difference between Float and Unrestricted shares. I thought that both are calculated using the formula outstanding ...
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SEC Form 4: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership [PLTR/Peter Thiel]

Could someone explain to me how an insider disposed shares with "$0.00" price according to PLTR SEC Form 4? I understand the acquired shares with "$0.00" price may be given as ...
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What does the treasury yield mean that is causing the market pullback?

Does the treasury yield mean current yield or yield to maturity according to Bloomberg?
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BYDDF vs. BYDDY

First I'm uncertain on the differences between BYDDF and BYDDY. "This forum wrote that BYDDY is a sponsored ADR. BYDDF is traded on Hong Kong Stock Exchange."(1) When I Googled this, I saw &...
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How do stock volatility halts work?

I was watching GME stock on Feb 24, 2021, and it halted twice: once at 3:38pm ET, and it resumed trading at 3:43pm ET again at 3:46pm ET, and it did not resume trading until after 4:00pm ET This is ...
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What are the implications of a steepening yield curve?

Pretty straightforward question, with, I imagine, very complex answers. I know the yield curve basically impacts the entire financial system, but I am looking to understand its macro-effects. Here are ...
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Ready to invest but I'm overwhelmed with the number of brokers and services

I have £15,000 - £20,000 to invest for the long term and I've researched what I will regularly invest in to: Pension, Index funds, Bonds, small number of individual stocks (maybe) as well as my cash ...
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If a stock is bought with unsettled Cash, is there a way to use margin to sell it immediately without a good faith violation?

If I purchase a stock with unsettled cash, and then it immediately spikes, is there a way to use margin to sell it without invoking a good faith violation? Essentially borrowing the money until it ...
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Much difference in historic prices between brokers and others

I am analyzing e.g. TUI Group stocks. In XTB broker we can see peak at around 20 EUR, current price ~5.2 EUR: In Exante we can see peak at around 20 EUR, current price ~5.2 EUR: But when we check e....
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What does “collateral” mean for an ETC?

I am looking at different ETCs. I noticed that some ETCs have a collateral level of 50% and other may have 100%. What does this number entail? Is it basically how well the ETC will follow the ...
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Show divergence in its on plot, without MACD or other momentum oscillators

I would like to identify divergence, but not through comparing price action with an oscillator, e.g. the MACD or other momentum oscillators (as normally done), but in its own plot. How to do this? Any ...
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If a broker in the US does not provide Form 1099 by its due date (January 31), what penalty do they face, and can the client be compensated?

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/form1099div.asp (mirror) says: Banks, investment companies, and other financial institutions are required to provide taxpayers with a 1099-DIV by Jan. 31 each ...
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What platforms exist that allow stock trading per API? [closed]

I am looking for a platform that I can use for buying and selling stocks. This platform need to have the following features: Ideally commission free available API to buy and sell stocks available API ...
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When are stop market/limit orders visible on the open market?

Suppose I place a stop limit sell order at $10 (limit set at $9) for a stock that trades atm at $15. Will my order be visible on the open market immediately or only after it becomes a limit order (...
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How does PIPE work in SPAC?

My basic understanding of it is that PIPE is a group of rich investors/institutions investing in a public company through private arrangement but how does this apply to SPAC when it's not public yet? ...
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How do I reflect Stock Profit and Dividend in New York State Tax 2020

Please help me I googled how to reflect stock profit and dividends for New York State tax, but it led me to New York State tax website I was unable to understand. Few days ago I called New York ...
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Does tracking stock become worthless when the parent company becomes worthless?

If a parent company that has tracking stock stock becomes worthless, do the shareholders of the tracking stock have claims on assets (e.g. subsidiaries) that the tracking stock tracks? Or is tracking ...
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If a broad long-term investment in the stock market is such a good deal, why don't banks do the “obvious” things?

There is a fundamental discrepancy or paradox that has been keeping myself, and many others, away from the stock market. Before I explain it, let me mention some selected popular questions on this ...
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Basic Stock Questions

Hi I'm new to stock trading and have a few questions: If I put in $100 into a stock, the stock rises and I take out $120, do I only pay taxes on that extra $20? If I put in $100 into a stock, can I ...
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Why is there Wash Sale Loss Disallowed on my 1099 when I close all positions?

Say I have a $5000 in wash sale losses 1099 Wash Sale Loss Disallowed (Box 1g). Do I need to do anything at this point to try and recoup the loss? Assuming that I closed all positions shouldn't my ...
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Limit Sell and Stop Loss Different Quantities

I own 100 shares of a stock at $40.00 per share. I would like to sell all 100 shares if the price falls below $36. But, if the stock were to double to $80 per share, I would like to sell 50 shares ...
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How can Volume be greater than Open Interest?

Notice how at the strike price of 30 and 35 for Puts, you have volume at 22 and 7, but Open Interest at 0. If volume is the number of trades made a day, and Open Interest is the number of contracts ...
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What are some issues with ETN Commodities Indexes?

I am thinking of buying, two ETNs in Commodities Metals (Copper, Nickel). I am curious of risk factors for these. Besides Barclays Bank going bankrupt during a market crash with unsecured ETN debts, ...
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If an investor does not need an income stream, do dividend stocks have advantages over non-dividend stocks?

My limited understanding is that a stock's share price typically goes down on its ex-dividend date by the amount of the dividend. If that's true, why are dividend equities generally considered good ...
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Can I invest in the German stock market as an international student?

Can an international student holding student resident permit, invest in the German stock market? As international students are not allowed to start a business so does that restrictions also apply to ...
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How do corrections work in the stock market? Why is the stock market down this week? [closed]

In spite of positive news, the stock market is bearish and it seems it will keep going down.
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Paradox - When to buy & when to sell a share?

Warren Buffett says buy when everyone is selling and sell when everyone is buying. Taking into consideration the support and resistance levels, everyone is selling near the resistance level and ...
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Need help with wash sale loss disallowed

Just received 1099 for 2020. My wash sale loss disallowed is $47,000 & my net loss is -$770. I just want to know how much tax I'll need to pay approximately. I recently learned what the wash sale ...
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Reports that demand regular review

I am a long-time long position holder, but am moving into more aggressive trades. I am not really looking to do "day trades" but rather in a 2 day to 90 day position. With this context in ...

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