Questions tagged [stocks]

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Why didn't my buy limit order become the highest bid?

I am trying to buy a stock that is $307 bid and $312 offered. I placed a buy limit order for 1 share at $307.10. However, the best bid remained at $307.00. After an hour, the best bid is still $307.00....
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Can NYSE market makers step in front of existing limit orders to fill an incoming market order?

Suppose the lowest offer on stock S is $10. This offer is not the market maker's offer. A trader places a market order to buy stock S on the NYSE. Can the NYSE market maker "intercept" this ...
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Are all investors subject to lock-up period during the IPO?

The company receives its full funding amount during the IPO, where it sells its shares to institutional investors. Let's say it sold 1 million shares. Then, when the shares start trading on the ...
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What should I do to stay updated on my investment after buying a stock?

I've researched the industry, I've read the financial statements, I've made my calculations, and I've finally bought the stock. Now what? From a fundamental analysis point of view, what do I need to ...
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Why do stock (and forex) prices change over weekend, when the market is supposed to be closed?

I am checking out Apple's stock on TradingView on a Sunday night and it shows its price fluctuating? How is that possible? Isn't the stock market supposed to be closed on weekends? Same with forex. If ...
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How to ownership-transfer inherited securities from a foreign brokerage?

I have inherited a set of stocks that sit on the Swedish Stock exchange (in an Avanza brokerage) from a deceased relative. The stocks are still currently in the name/ownership of the still-living ...
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short-term VS. long-term capital gain tax rate for margin account

I have a margin account for my stock trading. I know capital gain from stocks held for more than one year is called long-term capital gain while capital gain from stocks held for less than one year is ...
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Did I give bad advice about investing in market making firms?

Background: I recently explained to an amateur trader (who happens to be a family member) about the basics of the bid-ask spread and how market makers make money from the spread. As an offhand remark, ...
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OTC stocks and their foreign stock exchange equivalent

Do OTC stocks trade similarly to their foreign exchange equivalents? I'm looking at a company that is not available for US investors on the ASX, but it has ticker on the OTCQX. My broker shows me ...
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UK-US stock transfers

I live in the United States and work for a local office of a UK company. My employer has an ESPP administered by a company called "Equiniti". I wish to sell stock held in that ESPP. The ...
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How can stocks average price be lower than low price in a time period? [closed]

Take this stock as an example for 1 minute bar: Average $7.80 Open $7.98 Close $8.04 High $8.04 Low $7.96 How can the average price be lower than the lowest price in that time period? That would ...
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How to create Bollinger Bands [closed]

where can I see Bollinger Bands for apple and other stocks without paying for it? Thanks
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Why are my stocks still down after the nasdaq is reaching alltime highs [closed]

Down more than ever even tho it looks like nasdaq has recovered completely
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Do customer orders have higher priority than market makers' orders in the US OTC stock market?

In the US OTC stock market, do customer orders have higher priority than market makers' orders? For example, a market maker is bidding on stock S at $10 for 100 shares. Assume that this is the highest ...
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What is the difference between nifty and sensex? [closed]

I know that both of them are indices to predict the market but how are they different in their own way?
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How can TINA possibly explain the U.S. stock market rally in 2020, when U.S. interest rates before Jan 2020 was < 2.3%?

Many famous economists Then there is the "there is no alternative" theory, aka TINA. It basically says that with interest rates so low, stocks are the only moneymaking game in town. ...
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How prices in stock market changes in accordance with demand and supply [duplicate]

Let's assume there is a listed company x. Currently it has 100 shares issued to trade in free float market. Current price of stock is let say 10. Now please let me know if I purchase one share of ...
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LTM Calculations for Wayfair

I'm new to stocks. I'm reading the annual 10-K report of Wayfair for 2020: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1616707/000161670721000064/w-20201231.htm In p.37 when mentioning the figures of the ...
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How is it possible for a trade to be executed by a broker but cleared by another broker?

The Interactive Brokers U.S. Microcap Stock Restrictions page says: Execution-only clients (i.e., execute trades through IBKR, but clear those trades elsewhere) may not trade U.S. Microcap Stocks ...
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Wash sale rule impact of overall cost basis of long term investment

I'm new to investing and did not know there was a wash sale rule. I bought a stock as I had thought it was at its bottom and sold as it continued to drop. I then bought the stock back later as it ...
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Where can a normal person get the same leverage Bill Hwang got to buy stocks?

Please don't argue about how risky or irresponsible such a trading strategy is. Many financial publications described that Mr Hwang got a leverage of about 1:5 meaning for each $100 of his own money ...
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Get trade history for specific date [closed]

Nasdaq provides a real-time list of trades which you can navigate for five pages, detailed per second. Is there any way to get this data for previous days ? For example, I'd like to know what trades (...
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Is there any difference between a 2 for 1 stock split and a 100% stock dividend?

A 2:1 stock split, and a 100% stock dividend seem to have the same effect. Is this really the case, even behind the scenes? Is a 2:1 stock split just a synonym of a 100% stock dividend, or are there ...
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What is the difference between having “book entry ownership” and being the “holder of record” of shares?

I am trying to understand the difference between "book entry ownership" of shares, and being the "holder of record" of shares. Apparently, the distinction is important in answering ...
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What is so special about “NIFTY bank”?

What is so special about "NIFTY Bank"? I have heard the name of this bank occurring when the Share Index shows up on any screen. Firstly what are the indices present there and what do we ...
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What is QYLD ? (NASDAQ: QYLD)

What is QYLD ? Please explain it to me. From my understanding QYLD is similar to ETF. But how do they make money ? How can they pay so much dividend ? I read this and still have no idea, can somebody ...
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is mark to market accounting has to be FIFO?

I am thinking to file for the mark to market trading account but I do not like FIFO. Is FIFO part of mark to market accounting?
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Can a Trailing Stop Limit order extend the upside?

I'm looking to place a trailing stop on a stock IF AND ONLY IF the stock reaches a certain profit level. My goal is to effectively place a sell limit order, but to extend the upside if the stock ...
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What is the difference between shares, stock and stakes?

What is the difference between shares, stock and stakes? For a layman, many times it seems they are used almost interchangeably.
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Giving stocks as a gift to offset losses

Suppose I have accumulated some stock exchange losses in the past. My parents gift me some stocks. Do I get to realize capital gains when I sell those stocks? If my parents bought the stock for $100 ...
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I need cash. What funds or stocks should I sell?

Context This is a somewhat hypothetical question, but something I need to plan for now-ish. The general advice in Sweden is to keep 3 months of mandatory expenses in a cash buffer with instant payout ...
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If I sold some stock by mistake and immediately bought it back, is that sale still subject to capital gain tax in USA?

Today I wanted to buy a few shares of Apple (AAPL), let's say 10 shares. When I handled the UI, there was the "By number of shares" and "By dollar amount" and then "Market&...
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Thoughts on this wash sale scenario

I traded options and believe had several wash sales. Does it matter if they're puts or calls or sell to close or expired? Is it possible they're not wash sales as wash sales are not indicated on my ...
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Why does stock trade for more than the share’s intrinsic value?

In a very basic sense, stock is purchased for the ownership of a company. It’s price grows on the market following supply and demand, and as such the price of a single share may rise as the value of a ...
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Transfer of stocks within USA from resident account to non-resident account as gift

can I transfer stocks from brokerage account(of son/me, US resident) held with broker firm X to brokerage account (of father, non-US resident, in US only) held with broker firm Y? as a Gift Do I need ...
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Company EPS differs from 10-Q and 10-K

I'm reviewing the 10-K filing of a company I'm thinking about investing in, and I came across some confusing information in my research. For FY20Q1/2/3 the EPS you can get from Fidelity, Yahoo, etc., ...
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Are there any legal restrictions on “artificially” changing the price of a stock?

I understand that stock prices change partly based on supply and demand. In theory, could you convince a large group of people to buy a large portion of the stock so that the price would "...
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Wash sell issue. I’m a bit confused new to trading. Question is do I pay taxes on that disallowed as profit?

Do I pay taxes on only the $6000 or on both the 1.2mill and the 6000? USA
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Why is this stock's chart so special? [closed]

I am learning about the stock market. I found a special chart for a stock ZOM. Why it is so special? It is the result of AI traders?
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Wash Sale Rule While Holding Initial Investment

I have a question for those familiar with the wash sale rule. I understand what it is, basically, if you sell shares of XYZ at a loss and buy it again within 30 days, you can't claim those losses on ...
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calculating stock investment return

Please help. I am stuck. I am still pretty new to investing, so please be nice and a simple explanation is much appreciated. I want to calculate the capital gains (NO DIVIDEND) annual return of a ...
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What does it mean when there are gaps in historical stock aggregates (bars)?

For many less popular stocks, looking at historical data shows "gaps" for which there is no information. For example, here are a couple days in March at 1-minute granularity for such a ...
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What are “G-secs”?

I am having a slight trouble in understanding this. I seriously do not know what it means by "G-secs". I have heard this word in the article posted below. What does it mean when someone says ...
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Why do SPACs issue units instead of shares and warrants only?

From my understanding, SPAC units are sold during SPAC IPOs. Later, these units can be converted into shares and warrants. What I don't understand is: why is it necessary to issue units in the first ...
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Help Determine Wash Sale-Bought and Then Sold the Same Lot within a Month (United States)

I did research on the previous posts but could not find an answer that matches my exact situation. I understand IRS definition of wash sale occurs when you sell or trade stock or securities at a loss ...
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How Do I Calculate Average Share Price?

If have 3,000,000 shares at an average price of 10.8¢ per share and want to purchase another 50,000 shares at 60¢ per share in same company, what will my average price per share change to?
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What happens when a market maker goes bankrupt during / as a result of an over-extended unsupported position?

The meme stocks have me thinking about the exchange backend. What happens when a market maker / money maker has an extreme position in a stock that is now unsupported by shares, just derivatives and ...
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Why do most people lose money in the stock market [closed]

Sounds like a dumb question, but hear me out. The stock market averages about 10% each year (depends on how you measure but about 8% - 10%). Which means it should be easier to make money than lose ...
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What is a difference between “Tender Offer” and “Tender & Offer”?

Would someone be so kind to please answer me on two different questions: First: I'm aware tender offer has something to do with getting the stocks directly from shareholders, according to some ratio, ...
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Is buying an index ETF which contains my company insider trading?

I work for company C and in my contract I have information that I can't buy any company stocks, because it will be insider trading. However, there is an ETF which tracks an index 1:1 to which my ...

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