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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
13 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
122 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Why is the Bid & Ask not filled in this example [Level 2 Picture]

Can someone explain why the orders are not getting filled?
0
votes
2answers
162 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
155 views

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&...
2
votes
2answers
172 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
47 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
110 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

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: ...
1
vote
2answers
51 views

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? ...
0
votes
1answer
110 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
89 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
62 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
126 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
205 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
56 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

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,...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Chande Forecast Oscillator Algorithm

I have been trying along to implement the Chande Forecast Oscillator Algorithm with hourly candle stick data from NSE in python. I am using ChartIq charts to verify my results of the indicator results ...
0
votes
4answers
103 views

If the future is already priced in, who does the average/non-professional person make profit at the at the stock market?

It seems a common canon, that when you get to know information about the future of something at the stock market, that the price at the stock market already has this information calculated in. For ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
291 views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

Should I sell my shares if the company is doing a share buyback?

Suppose I own shares in a public company. Suppose management has started a long-term open-market share buyback program using idle cash generated purely from free cash flow. Before the open-market ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Does management try to influence stock prices?

I have some questions about the relation between corporate management and the stock market that I think will impact my personal investments: Does the management of public companies try to influence ...
1
vote
2answers
60 views

Is there a difference between selling right before a merger and selling right after a merger?

Suppose company A and B are going to merge, and the merger is guaranteed to take place very soon. In the merger deal, shareholders of A get shares in the combined company, and some cash. Suppose I own ...
1
vote
3answers
96 views

Which US organization acts as the central depository for shares?

In Singapore, my shares are held by an organization known as the Central Depository (CDP). Regardless of which stock brokerage firm I am using, I can see the same shares, as all of the shares I own ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

How are stock market indices such as S&P 500 daily volume calculated?

How are these indices volume calculated? Is it weighted average or a simple sum?
0
votes
1answer
35 views

What are the ways in which a company *directly* affects its stock price and vice versa?

It is most common that stock price is affected indirectly by the workings of a company, in the sense that the success or failure of that company influences investor sentiment, which then influences ...
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Writing ITM Call Option For Extra Profit

Say I buy 100 shares of XYZ at $20 a piece, and it rises in price to $25 a share. Is there any downside to writing/selling an ITM call option at a strike price of $25/share as far as I can in the ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Is there a way to avoid a gap up BUT ensure the stock goes up a few cents when placing a market order before opening?

I think a buy stop-limit would do the trick but I'm not totally clear how to set it up. For instance, I want to place a market order for STOCK that's trading at $75.45 before the market opens but I ...
0
votes
2answers
74 views

When we invest in stocks, what stock price would we get if the buy limit order is higher than the ask?

If the stock market is changing so fast, and by the time your buy limit order of $132.60 arrived at the brokerage, the stock is at: bid: 132.40 ask: 132.50 Then what price would you get? The system ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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?
10
votes
2answers
4k views

BA's full security name is “BOEING CO COM USD5.00”. What does “COM USD5.00” mean?

Is this the par or nominal value? If so, how can it be represented as 5 USD? Undeniably BA's share price has outstripped 5 USD.
0
votes
2answers
75 views

How to look for evidence of a stock that got suddenly halted during regular trading hour in the NASDAQ exchange?

Yesterday (May 14th, 2020) I was trading CFD on Co-Diagnostics (CODX). Then at 13:25 EDT the stock halted in the NASDAQ exchange and it was until 13:58 EDT that the market resumed (subsequently my ...
2
votes
2answers
66 views

selling one day before the ex-dividend date after 4pm (during extended hours)

Suppose I have a stock ABC of 1000 shares whose ex-dividend date is May 20 (Wednesday) and I sell 500 shares after the market closes on May 19 (Tuesday) during the extended hours of trading, say at 4:...

1
2 3 4 5
57