Questions tagged [stocks]

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Why doesn't Yahoo Finance Adjusted Close value match between its API and web interface?

I see a lot of differences between the adjusted close price in the Yahoo finance web interface and the adjusted close price returned from their API. Take Apple (AAPL) as an example. If you look up ...
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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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Equity cannot be redeemed at the option of the holder

I was going through Tier 1 Capital on Investopedia. I came across this note a couple of times in the article. Equity capital is inclusive of instruments that cannot be redeemed at the option of the ...
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Can a non-resident Canadian citizen working in USA maintain a margin account in Canada?

I am a non-resident Canadian living and working in USA. Can I maintain a margin account for stocks trading in Canada?
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Sum of quarterly reports is not equal to annual reports

I am trying to calculate a stock's worth and in doing so I am adding values of all the four quarters from quarterly reports but it is not equal to the value in the annual report. I am trying to ...
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Are there minimum level of service requirement for stocks trading platforms in the USA?

I'm trying to determine the major differences between how a typical bitcoin trading platform operates and how a traditional stocks trading platform operates. Of biggest concern right now is some ...
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Earnings Per Share Metric on Google Finance vs. Yahoo Finance

I'm new to both sites (and investing) and I noticed that EPS on Google Finance is different than that of Yahoo's EPS metric (e.g. GE's EPS as of March 18 is Google: 1.01, Yahoo (Diluted EPS): .89 ). ...
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Do stocks that are highly rated by analysts tend to outperform index funds historically?

For instance, on CNN Money if you go under forecasts for any semi-large or larger company you will find the number of buy/hold/sell ratings. Is there any way to find out if over a long historical ...
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Tax relief on UK salary income

I am tax-resident in the USA and non-resident in the UK. I receive income from my former UK employer (in the form of stocks vesting in the UK) on which I pay UK income tax. Is this type of income ...
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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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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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Tail hedging with cash

Vineer Bhansali in his book Tail Risk Hedging makes some claims regarding portfolio protection: For losses of 0% to -5%, just diversification For losses of -5% to -15%, alternative betas (momentum) ...
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What does indemnity mean in a “Historique Espèces” (~= history of cash operations) of a securities account in a French financial institution?

I am reading in a "Historique Espèces" (~= history of cash operations) spreadsheet of a securities account in a French financial institution, namely Fortuneo. It says: I'm quite confident that indemn....
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Settle stocks on the same day [T] instead of [T+2/3]

Is it possible to have same day settlement on the stock markets by using more efficient processes and technology? I know that the T+3 settlement was earlier replaced by the T+2 settlement process. ...
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Big payout from a bankrupt stock?

I had a small position in this Argentinian utility company (Metrogas, MGS) when it suddenly declared bankruptcy. That was about 10 years ago. I still had that position with a $0 value on my account ...
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Should I file every stock I sell when I do my tax report?

As a way of saving money for future I started investing into the stock market 1.5 years ago. I do not think much of it, I usually play around rather than treating this seriously. I didn't invest much ...
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Leveraged NASDAQ ETF outperforms 3x non leveraged NASDAQ ETF?

I was reading article an about leveraged ETFs on seekingalpha and found this: High-beta strategies have the potential to help you achieve your goals. Of particular interest is the fact that having ...
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S Corp Options Exercise Tax Benefits

I have options to purchase stock in a S Corp. Is there any tax advantage to exercising those options at least one year prior to a sale of the company for capital gains tax purposes or does concept not ...
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How can a single unit of a business be worth more than its entire market cap?

As of today, June 26th 2019, Thyssenkrupp AG has a market cap of approximately 7.3 billion euros. On May 10th 2019, Thyssenkrupp AG announced that it will take its elevator business public in an IPO. ...
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How to distinguish a Chinese VIE from a normally listed company stock?

Recently I have been intrigued by the lower prices of Chinese companies and decided to invest into China. But I stumbled open the problem that many Chinese companies you can invest into are VIE’s (...
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Are management teams in Canada required to report their ownership in a public company?

Are management teams of companies listed on Canadian stock exchanges required to report their shares in the company? Are they also required to report if they purchase shares on the market?
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Stock Options in Exchange for Salary

I received an offer letter with with the option to convert part of the salary to stock options as per the below table. Base salary is ₪33K/month (Israeli Shekel). Be aware of '₪' vs '$' in some ...
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What happens if stock election to approve accounting firm fails?

Every year I get prospectus for several different stocks with voting instructions for board members and a few other things. Evey single one has "Shall XXX be approved as the accounting firm?" What ...
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What is the most cost efficient way to invest in overseas stocks as a UK citizen?

I wish to invest in multiple US-based mutual funds and companies. I already have an account with Charles Stanley Direct for my UK-based funds and was disappointed to see that I couldn't use their ...
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Which stock of Gazprom to buy while investing from France?

I would like to buy shares of Gazprom. I live in France My broker is Degiro From the search I see two options Gazprom ADR SP./2 RL 5L 5 in Euro Gazprom Neft in LSE in USD OGZD in LSE and USD Which ...
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Difference between buying a NYSE-listed company in USD or in EUR

Let's say I'm a European living in Germany and a company is listed only on the NYSE in USD. On my trading platform I can buy shares of this company either on the NYSE in USD or on Xetra in EUR. When ...
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What does Benjamin Graham mean by debt? (Intelligent Investor Enterprising Investor Criteria 1B)

From Chapter 15. Stock Selection for the Enterprising Investor: "1. Financial condition: (a) Current assets at least 1 1⁄2 times current liabilities, and (b) debt not more than 110% of net current ...
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Why there is a boost in the after hours trading?

I noticed that there is a boost peak in the after-hours trading for TWTR. Why is that happening?
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Does the Volcker Rule apply to brokerage firms?

The Volcker Rule states that it: prohibits any banking entity from engaging in proprietary trading or from acquiring or retaining an ownership interest in, sponsoring, or having certain ...
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Mass RSU grants vesting — should I worry about the stock price?

My company was acquired almost a year ago. In the acquisition, most employees received RSU grants which vested on a 1 year cliff. These RSUs are managed through Etrade. My options for tax purposes ...
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What Capital Gains are owed for a Non-resident owning stock in US C corporation when it is acquired?

Would a non-resident alien (no connection to the US apart from the company) owning founder/CEO stock (not stock options) of a private US corporation have to pay capital gains tax in the event that the ...
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How to report short term capital loss occurred between 16-Mar and 31-Mar in ITR2?

I have short term capital gains from sale of equity shares for India financial year 2013-14 as below (Figures are hypothetical, but the concept is exactly how I am facing it) Gain of Rs.30000 in ...
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Is this a Trailing Limit if Touched Order or something simpler?

This question was previously asked by me here: Understanding a Trailing Limit if Touched Order . Frankly I am still having a hard time getting it so I thought I'd ask a real world example. I bought ...
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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 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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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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How are RSU's vesting on the weekend priced for tax purposes?

My current understanding of how RSU's work is that they are taxed as regular income based on the price of the stock on the day of vesting. However, if RSU's vest on a Saturday, are there SEC or IRS ...
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Why do stock buybacks raise the price of stocks?

I don't understand why a buyback would fundamentally raise the price of a stock. Consider a company with $1000K in the bank and annual earnings of $100K. What would be the fair price of this company? ...
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Disadvantages of ADRs vs ordinary shares?

Suppose I am able to buy an ADR listed on an American exchange, and also suppose I am able to buy the underlying ordinary shares on its local exchange (in another country). I have bank accounts, funds,...
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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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Brokerage cash balance in the negative numbers?

what does it mean when trading account showing Brokerage cash balance in the negative numbers? Thanks
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Find net cumulative return from my Investment Report for a 3 month period

I have an Investment Report for a 3 month period that shows me: Number of Shares, Book Cost, Market Price, Market Value, Est Income, Est Yiels, Total Value % How do I work out the cumulative return ...
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Query the TSX for companies with the 10 greatest percentage losses in the last 30 days?

I'm new to investing. I would like to somehow query TSX companies using the following criteria: 10 greatest losses by percentage Time period: approximately the last 30 days Is there a way to ...
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Is it possible to buy shares of some big company while working as a student in foreign university?

I am working as a researcher in a University outside my own country. I want to know is it possible to buy shares or should I ask for permission from university or the government of that country (Its a ...
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Within Interactive Brokers, what is the easiest way to 'sync' accounts so that I can execute a trade in multiple accounts from a single transaction?

My partner and I both have IRA and investment accounts with Interactive Brokers. I manage the investments in our family and so I am currently needing to log into both of our accounts separately in ...
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How to distinguish insider purchases from stock option exercises?

I've read that large insider stock purchases are considered a good confidence signal for its near future. But, as I understand, the SEC reports about insider purchases may also include stock option ...
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How are shares of private corporations valued for the purpose of income tax?

If somebody gives me stock in a private corporation, how is that gift valued for the purposes of income tax? Assume the stock is unlisted and has no publicly tradable value. I know that all stocks ...
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Is buying and selling stocks at the same price market manipulation?

At the end of the year, it might make sense to sell some stocks which currently are in the red to compensate gains made by other stocks for tax reasons. Usually, people only hold stocks if they are ...
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Am I looking at the right place for EBITDA for Detour Gold?

I heard my friend say that the EV/EBITDA multiple for Detour Gold is about 7 or 8. And he wrote this: $22.21 per share in CAD 177 outstanding shares Equals $4 billion market cap ...
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Can a stock split after its face value reaches ₹1?

Can a stock split after its face value reaches ₹1? Will the face value be less than 1?I am speaking in terms of the Indian stock market. Yes face value means par value.