Questions tagged [stocks]

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Should I start an IRA account now?

I am interested in opening an IRA account for retirement but have been holding off due to the current swings of the market. I don't want to put say $3000 in an IRA account this year and then loss on ...
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Are there ways to trade stocks with Bitcoin?

I have learned trading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and I am wondering if there is a way to trade stocks using Bitcoin. I have been always interested in trading stocks but I never get the chance to ...
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Can't place Buy orders, only Sell orders are allowed

I am new to trading and probably don't understand as well how the market works at certain limits. I was trying to trade on IQ Option on a commodity (Oil WTI) to place a buy order, but it failed ...
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What is the use of having access to Level 2 quotes as a retail investor?

I am a small retail investor. I recently opened a new stock brokerage account. The stock brokerage firm is offering free Level 2 quotes for NYSE and NASDAQ. Judging by the general availability of this ...
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What is keeping the stock market high?

With unemployment spikes, housing going forbearance, personal debt increasing at record rate, corporate debt at historic height. The simple question is despite all the bad news out there why is the ...
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Why is the Bid & Ask not filled in this example [Level 2 Picture]

Can someone explain why the orders are not getting filled?
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Scammed by Boiler Room & Now Fake German Law Firm - LAWMUC Rechtsanwälte & Kanzlei Herfurtner

Late last year I invested heavily in what is now apparently a "Boiler Room" run by Foley Asset Management. After trying to find any way to get my money back I came across a law firm "Herfurtner ...
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Very short-term drop in stock price

When looking at stock price charts, you sometimes see a large drop in the price for just a short amount of time. Is this simply an error in the presentation of the chart, or has the price actually ...
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How to map stock ticker symbols to ISIN (International Securities Identification Number)?

How can I can convert ticker symbols (which include information on the exchange) to an International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) (which contains no information on the exchange)? Also I am ...
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Stocks broker compensation upon error

I have a stock plan from my employer, which includes RSU vesting on certain dates through E-trade's services. Currently, E-trade has technical issues, which are preventing me (and some other employees ...
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Holding period determined by closing date?

I own a stock (purchased on June 3, 2019) that I plan to sell once it becomes a long-term holding. I expected that to happen tomorrow (June 3, 2020) or later, so I was surprised when I looked at my ...
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Trading with rsi index

Is the rsi index used for only day trading or it can be used for long term of few months/days/week? How reliable is it in your experience?
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Understanding futures contracts points

Currently, the SPX is 3044.3 and the ESM2020 (JUN 2020) is 3043.50. Can someone explain to me how the E-mini quote work? I am not asking about the profit/loss calculations but how do I assess this ...
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Buying Vanguard Total World Stock ETF in Germany via Flatex

I would like to invest in ETFs via an online broker in Germany (I use Flatex). I would like to buy an ETF tracking the MSCI World Index. The two main options I am considering are Vanguard Total World ...
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How do stock target prices work?

Why are there two dollar amounts in this price target; that are actually descending? Can anyone explain this: This is from a website where I'm doing some research on a stock (I'm intentionally ...
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Why did my $2.5 USO1 Call option increase in value today?

Today 4/30/20 my seemingly worthless USO call option increased in value. Specifically: USO1 $2.5 Call 5/8 On 4/29 it was valued at $.04 and stayed there. 4/30 I checked after hours and now it’s ...
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How to understand “Money Market Purchase” and “Money Market Redemption” transactions in stock account?

In my stock account (TDAmeritrade if it matters), there are many transactions with description "MONEY MARKET PURCHASE", "MONEY MARKET REDEMPTION", "MONEY MARKET REDEMPTION (MMDA1)". What are they? ...
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Copying the S&P 400 by buying individual stocks

Now that we have commission free trading, I am thinking about trying to copy the S&P 400 index or maybe some other index. If an investor buys one share in 200 of the companies that make up the S&...
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Can we sell shares during the event of upper circuit?

Many articles says that in the event of an upper circuit, there are no buyers available therefore you can't buy shares any more but you can sell if sellers are ready. But in real world, I have not ...
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Do companies sell shares by selling treasury shares, or do they issue new ones?

Suppose a public company has 1,000,000 authorized shares, of which 400,000 have been issued. The company starts a share-buyback program and buys 100,000 shares. So there are now 100,000 shares in the ...
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Do stop orders get triggered by stock splits?

Situation 1: Suppose I have a stop-loss order in place, and the company's shares split 2 for 1. As a result of the split, the company's share price will halve. Will the stop-loss order be triggered? ...
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Shifting stocks into retirement account to mitigate taxes

Say you had a non-retirement account with a few different stocks. Some did well, others lost money. If you sold $6k of your worst performing stocks, then funded an IRA account for the year with $6k ...
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What fees do CREST Depository Interest (CDI) shareholders have to pay on a regular basis?

In the US, depository banks for ADRs usually charge depository fees to the owners of ADR shares. To collect the fees, the depository bank could reduce the dividend paid to ADR owners. The fees are ...
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Are there market makers for stocks on OTC markets?

Will I always be able to find a willing buyer/seller for stocks that trade on the OTC markets? In other words, are there market makers on the OTC markets similar to the market makers that operate on ...
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Personal Finance Courses [closed]

Which are some of the best online courses on complete Personal Finance? And by course, I mean a proper course, not any toy courses. Moreover, if that course is based on Indian market strategies, it ...
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Why do managements dislike low stock prices? [duplicate]

From reading various books, I am under the impression that managements usually dislike it when their stock price gets too low. I am not sure why. So my questions are: Given that the job of management ...
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Will Alibaba stock split in US market?

I know this is a rookie question. Please help because I just could not find an answer to this question. I am only asking this question because currently, I'm holding BABA and I'm using a stop loss. ...
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If an investor wants to reinvest dividends, aren't stock dividends better than cash dividends?

When a company pays a cash dividend, the shareholders may need to pay income tax on that dividend. If a shareholder always wishes to reinvest the dividends, cash dividends have a few disadvantages: ...
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Does HSBC publish a balance sheet for each of its branch in US, UK and HK?

So HSBC is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. I can only find one report/balance sheet for every fiscal period (quarterly and ...
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How to get a list of companies with the amount of their stock changes? [closed]

How can I get a list of companies sorted by their changes (e.i, highest change on top) I tried Yahoo Finance, Google Finance and IG Platform, none had this feature.
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Will Bloomberg Composite Crude Oil Subindex rise when Crude oil prices rise?

Since the oil prices have plunged recently, I want to capitalize on this opportunity by investing in WisdomTree WTI Crude Oil ETC which tracks Bloomberg Composite Crude Oil Subindex. Question: 1) ...
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What is the point of owning a stock without dividends if it cannot be resold?

If I were to buy a stock of a business that were to live (and grow steadily) indefinitely, and this stock paid no dividends, and could not be sold back to anyone else, what would be the point of ...
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What happens to options held during a reverse stock split?

I held 1 put option for 100 shares of USO that expires on May 8. Yesterday, USO underwent an 8:1 reverse stock split. My options are now for USO1 instead of USO, but what does that mean? The strike ...
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Why oil traders selling oil on the day before expire date but not the other days earlier than that?

As you know, the oil price was negative on April 20th 2020 due to the future contracts expiration date. I am wondering why traders had to wait until 1 day before expiration to close the position (sell ...
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Why do value investors ignore technical analysis?

I have read a few articles about value investing, and a few biographies of value investors. I am under the impression that value investing does not involve chart reading or technical analysis at all. ...
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Steps to making first share purchase?

I would like to know the steps I can take to buy shares, for a common man having a bank account and PAN card.
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Out-of-the-money options at expiration

It's taught that out-of-the money options that expire at the end of the last trading day expire worthless yet I see many expired options in trading hours that hold their value and continue to trade. ...
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Why are CFD considered more dangerous than gambling?

Personally I see CFDs as a balance between spot and futures market. Future market are a bit expensive for a beginner because of lot size. Spot may not be right because of the settlement period, govt ...
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Is day trading still profitable in 2020?

I'm interested in day trading and want to start educating myself, but I'm a bit concerned regarding AI and automated trading where humans trade vs. computer programs and have no chance at all - I'm ...
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Do publicly-traded companies have an incentive to “promote” their stock to their customers in any way?

For this question I'd like to stick to companies serving mostly regular consumers and not B2B - i.e. Apple, not Boeing. Do companies like these have any incentive to offer something to their ...
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French stock giving monthly dividend?

Is there any french stocks or ETF that gives monthly or quarterly dividends? For example, US stocks such as Realty Income (O) gives monthly dividends. As far as I know, all french stocks give yearly ...
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Can companies raise cash by selling covered call options on their treasury stock?

Suppose a company has lots of treasury shares. Can it raise cash by selling call options covered by the treasury stock? If the stock price ends below the strike price of the calls sold, then the ...
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How to trade large number of shares?

I'm a day-trader that trade stocks which have a minimum Avg. Daily Volume of 1M shares. Until now, and because of my "R" size, I've entered a positions relatively with a small number of shares (No ...
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Can you buy and sell shares between different markets?

Let's say if I purchase a share that is both listed on TSX and NYSE. Is it possible for me to buy on one of the markets and sell it on the other? The reason I am doing this is to avoid currency ...
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Why are companies that never make a profit so well valued?

I'm trying to understand something that seems highly counter-intuitive. For-profit companies exist to turn a profit. I know that a company might run negative early on, but people who believe in their ...
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Can I donate investment income to charity without getting taxed

I'm wondering if I can donate stock cash dividends or bond interests to charities and make the donations tax deductible? Update: sorry I think I phrased my question poorly. What I really wanted to ...
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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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Do companies declare dividends on specific dates?

Are there specific dates for companies to declare ordinary dividends? If so, where can I find these dates? If not, why aren't there fixed dates to prevent excessive volatility and speculation about ...
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Do I always buy stocks on margin in a margin account?

I'm trying to understand the logic of RegT margin accounts. Let's assume that I have a $10,000 account and I purchase stock XYZ worth $5,000. Will my broker automatically give me a loan of 50% (=2,...
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Can I vote for and against the same proposal?

Suppose a company is asking its shareholders to approve a proposal, with one vote per share. Suppose I own 1000 shares. Can I use 600 shares to vote for the proposal, and use the remaining 400 shares ...

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