Questions tagged [stocks]

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option price difference after stock price rebound [closed]

I see an interesting phenomenon and I don't know how to explain it. I bought a long call option for 60000 USD dollars with the expiration date about 90 days later. At the time I bought this option, ...
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Are market makers obligated to keep the option markets liquid?

I know that each stock has at least one market maker that is responsible for keeping the equity market flowing, but what about the options market? Are the respective market makers also bound by ...
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Transfer Inheritance from US to a NRA in Indonesia

I am a non resident alien, not living in the US. I inherited funds from a US stock exchange account after the owner died, but they could not wire it to a non US bank. THey can only wire to a US bank ...
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What caused AMZN's price to spike down then up $100 in 60 seconds?

October 16th at around 3:59 the price of AMZN dropped $100, then recovered $100 in less than 60 seconds. Not asking what news event caused this. I believe no news event caused this. I would like to ...
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The optimal strategy for buying stocks at the IPO

When the company makes the initial public offering (IPO) the prices of stocks in the first days are usually more volatile in average, than for the established business. In the book The Intelligent ...
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Are public companies required to disclose quarterly performance after an acquisition?

Recently, the company Fastly Inc (NYSE: FSLY) reported preliminary results for their 3rd quarter. On their official website, they made the following statement SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fastly, ...
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How to Find Date and Time a Stock Traded at a Certain Price

I am trying to see when Disney was traded at 79.07. When I see graph on Google, it shows Year-to-Date lowest point is Mar 23rd trading at 85.98. How do I see (1) Date and (2) Time when stock was 79.07?...
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price difference in Stop limit order for option trading

I am new to the stop limit order. I want to set a stop limit order so that when my the premium of my long call option drops to a certain level, the system will automatically sell it. For example, the ...
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stock future and its relation to option [closed]

I am just curious about futures and I have some naive questions. Does every stock have a future? Also, is future similar to option in terms of its relation to the underlying stock? For example, option ...
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Capital increase understanding

I have trouble to understand the interest of participating in this capital increase. I understand I am entitled to 2500 right (code A4L1) (the same amount of share I own code A4L) which will allow me ...
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Investment decision help: How does Bill Ackman invest his own money? [closed]

As we all know that Warren Buffet invest had almost all of his wealth in Berkshire stocks, I am doing some research around Pershing Square Holding https://pershingsquareholdings.com, When looking at ...
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what happens to historical prices after a rights issue

Are they adjusted to the market cap at that time divided by the current number of shares outstanding (after rights issue)? This essentially accounts for the dilutive effect, correct? I think this is ...
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Will I eventually own 100% of the shares if my stock keeps on splitting? [closed]

I want to become a board director and in this question How do I get a seat on the board of directors? people told me that I need lots of shares to be seriously considered for the job. I will need lots ...
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How much is the vigorish in the stock market?

When I do sports betting and the moneyline is -110, 110, I must win at least ~52.4% of the time to break even. The 2.4% goes to the bookmaker as their vigorish (or "rake", or "juice&...
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How do I get a seat on the board of directors?

I am currently unemployed, but I own a few shares of a public company. Could I use my shares to get a seat on the board of directors? I don't mind sitting in board meetings. This will give me a real ...
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Will I be investigated if I regularly profit from pump and dump scams?

Suppose I regularly profit from other people's pump and dump scams (assume that this is possible). I don't organize these scams (they are illegal); I merely hop on and hop off at the right times (...
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Discover every stock listed on the NASDAQ?

Where would I go to find every stock listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange and how can I be notified/discover if a stock leaves or is added to this list in the future?
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How do I stop a stock split?

If a stock split is coming soon and the company did not bother to consult shareholders before deciding to do the stock split, do I have the right to resist the split? How can I stop the stock split? ...
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Why not just hold a stock position during trading and wait for profit? [duplicate]

I've been reading about algorithmic trading, which involves using complicated mathematical and statistical models to profit from market inefficiencies. Usually the gains from each trade are small, but ...
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Is there a public company that only specializes in investing in secondary market stocks? [closed]

Like title suggests, is there a public company listed in US stock exchanges that only specializes in investing in secondary market stocks? Unlike Berkshire Hathaway, which has not only secondary ...
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Can the stock exchange expropriate my shares?

I paid the stock exchange $1200 for 10 shares of Apple. Do I get to keep these shares forever? Is there any chance that the stock exchange could use some powers of eminent domain to take away my ...
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What is the best stock to buy right now? [closed]

This looks like an amazing Stock Exchange site where we can exchange stock tips. I have a question: what is the best stock I should buy right now? I am looking for a low risk stock that will double ...
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Is OTCMKTS stock price strictly linked to the foreign traded stock price?

I know OTCMKTS is OTC Markets Group. However, is the OTCMKTS stock price strictly linked to the foreign traded stock price? For example, when I search "OTCMKTS: ZTCOY" and "zte stock hk ...
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Why isn't the record date for a dividend at the same time as the ex-dividend date instead of the next business day?

I read on https://finance.zacks.com/long-need-own-stock-dividend-payout-1761.html (mirror): Ex-Dividend Date: The ex-dividend date is the date that stock shares trade without the dividend. ...
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how to determine stock target price

I see tipranks provides stock target price. But how do experts determine a stock target price? I assume they use public information, such as financial statement and models. If anyone knows more ...
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How are Gross profit percentage change, EPS growth calculated?

I've looked into Microsoft Income Statement for Q2, 2020; and I don't understand how the gross profit percentage change is calculated. Assuming Gross Profit for quarter ending 6/30/20 is 29,198M ...
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Does a high beta indicate a higher risk of bankruptcy?

I recently asked Should retail investors learn and use the capital asset pricing model (CAPM)?, where a good answer mentioned that "beta" is a rough measure of risk, measured based on the ...
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How are remisiers in Malaysia and Singapore different from stock brokers in other countries?

In Singapore and Malaysia, some (most?) investors buy stocks through a "remisier". Remisiers are apparently special enough to get their own Wikipedia page: A remisier (also known as a ...
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stock price history with zoom in/zoom out [closed]

Does anyone know a stock history source which provides zoom in/zoom out? I want to see the minutes-level history of a stock. But, all the places I can find right now do not provide minutes-level ...
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When are Open Orders Adjusted by the Amount of the Dividend

I understand that open orders are adjusted by the amount of the dividend (FINRA Rule 5330). But when are the open orders adjusted? For example On Aug 24, 2020 I place buy order for stock XYZ for $100. ...
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When to pay taxes on sold stocks or options?

I am a newbie to stock and options trading. I trade on Robinhood (I guess the tax system should be same regardless the platform). It would be great to have answers on these questions. Thanks in ...
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How is it possible to have short interest greater than 100%? [duplicate]

Currently when you look at NYSE: GME (GameStop Corp.), according to MarketWatch the company has a short interest of 136.56% since 09/15/20. How exactly is this possible? Is this just a faulty data ...
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What account should be debited using double entry accounting for a stock spinoff transaction

I use ledger for tracking my personal finances. I'm trying to record a transaction where a stock I owned spun off shares of another company. (The specific case I'm referring to is when BioTime spun ...
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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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Are companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange required to publish financial statements regularly?

The TSX Venture Exchange lists many small-cap and micro-cap companies. Are all these companies required by law to regularly make their financial statements available to the public? If so, are all ...
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Why do market makers sometimes quote absurd bid and ask prices rather than remove their quotes?

The image below shows the Level 2 bids for Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (OTCQX: FSUMF) on 2020-10-07 10:19 am: Notice the 0.01 × 10,000 bid by NITE (Virtu Americas LLC), which is extremely unlikely to ...
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Your account is approved for margin. Maintenance requirement questions?

I am new to investing and opened a brokerage account through TD Ameritrade. I've been purchasing stock with cash deposited into the account. I noticed today the Maintenance requirement row in the ...
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Wash-sale Cost Basis Adjustment question

I wonder about the Adjustments to Cost Basis after a wash sale occur. Considering this Example 1 ( from marketwatch.com) where someone: On 1 Dec, 2018 used an amount of money in his account to buy 100 ...
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Could the stock price of the target firm fall when a buyout is announced?

I've read this: Why do stocks gap up after a buyout is announced? I'm wondering if it's possible for the opposite to occur: could the stock price of a target firm fall when a buyout is announced? What ...
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Is there any reason to invest in stocks, ETFs, etc. outside of a tax-advantaged account?

If you have a tax-advantaged account like a Roth IRA, why would you want to invest in stocks in a non tax-advantaged account like say Robinhood, or E-Trade, etc.? Would the tax-advantaged account be ...
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Why did most biotech equities lose value on October 6, 2020? [closed]

I noticed that in the first hours of NYSE trading on October 6, 2020, stock prices for most biotech companies went down. Examples include: ABBV, BIIB, BMRN, BMY, BSGM, GILD, GSK, LLY, NBIX, PFE, et al....
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Does wash-sale rule apply to my case?

I put like $14,000 in a Fidelity account, and $5,000 in a TD ameritrade account.I used all the money in 2 accounts to buy shares of UGL Etf on 8-18-20 (this Proshares leveraged ETF tracks the gold ...
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I placed trade with Broker and it was not executed even though price fell 55 cent below what I asked

I placed a trade for stock XYZ with broker 123 from bank ABC (which is part of SIPC) This was BUY trade for $100. Stock for XYZ went down to $99.45 and closed at $99.80. Trade was never executed. I ...
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different strike prices in Straddle

to construct a perfect straddle, do I have to set the strike price to the current stock price? If the strike price is higher than the current stock price, what will happen? Thanks
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Does OTC Markets offer options

I am just curious whether OTC Markets offer options. For example, I just searched OTCMKTS: SIUIF, Semiconductor Manufacturing Int'l. It seems that this stock does not have options to trade. Is this a ...
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How important is it to read a company's articles of incorporation and corporate bylaws before buying its securities?

I am advised to read bond prospectuses before buying bonds because "every bond issue is different". The same advice is also given when investing in preferred stocks. When it comes to buying ...
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Why buy index funds when they are guaranteed to underperform their index?

I am frequently advised against picking individual stocks. The usual argument is that it is difficult for individual investors to beat stock market indexes. I don't understand this defeatist attitude. ...
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how to use SP500 future to predict the stock market

I have another naive question. On Thursday night and before Friday morning, after Trump posted on twitter saying he contracted Covid-19 around 12:50AM. The news media was saying the US stock market ...
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How can investors make themselves aware of company announcements that do not appear in mainstream media?

Most retail investors probably know about company announcements only when the contents of press releases are published by mainstream news outlets. Mainstream news outlets such as newspapers or TV will ...
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Option premium and delta value provided by trading platform

how does the trading platform, like Interactive Broker, determine the option price and the delta value? Is the option price determined by models, like Black Scholes/binomial? Or is it determined by ...

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