Questions tagged [stocks]

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Investment Accounts For People That Regularly Change Country

I would like to invest ~$20,000 a year, ideally mainly in funds. I am a British Citizen however I regularly move country, roughly once every 2 years. I have been in the UK for the past 2 years and ...
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GME counterfeit shares?

There's an article which claims that short sellers + brokers + DTCC sometimes manufactures counterfeit shares through legal and less-than-legal means to attack vulnerable companies and profit from ...
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Canadian tax on capital gain multiple round of investment in the same company

My question is similar to this one (How to calculate capital gains on multiple trades of the same stock?), but lets say I have two objective with my investment. One short term, the other one long term....
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US stock market: How do odd lot orders get filled if they are not advertised to the public?

I recently asked Why didn't my buy limit order become the highest bid? when my odd lot (1 share) buy limit order did not appear in the public list of bids. If odd lot buy orders do not appear in ...
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UK-US stock transfers

I live in the United States and work for a local office of a UK company (traded on the London Stock Exchange). My employer has an ESPP administered by a company called "Equiniti". I wish ...
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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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How can I know which underlying security an F share represents?

From my understanding, "F shares" are created by US broker-dealers to show quotes of foreign securities in USD (source: FAQ on F Shares - OTC Markets). If I know the symbol of an F share, is ...
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Santander scrip dividend shares - how to calculate base cost for UK capital gains tax

I own various Spanish shares and often receive scrip or stock dividends in lieu of cash. When I come to sell how do I work out the base cost of the shares for UK capital gains tax purposes? I know it ...
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Is the market maker for a particular stock also the market maker for that stock's options?

Is the market maker for a particular stock also the market maker for that stock's options? ... or is it a different person entirely that makes the options markets for that stock? If it's 2 different ...
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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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If I own some stock, then buy more and then sell, is that a wash sale?

I use Robinhood for stock trading that uses FIFO (there is no other selectable option). If I.. Bought 10 shares of SSS 1/1/2019 at 1:00 pm at $100 each = $1000 Bought 10 shares of SSS 9/1/2019 at 2:...
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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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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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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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Is there any evidence that zero commission stock brokers are cheaper than those that charge commissions?

Trading costs can be divided into explicit costs and implicit costs. The explicit cost is the commission charged by the stock broker. The implicit costs are the price impact of the trade, and the ...
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Can foreign investors buy small cap stocks listed in China?

Foreign investors can invest in Chinese large cap and mid cap stocks via the Shanghai - Hong Kong Stock Connect and the Shenzhen - Hong Kong Stock Connect. According to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's ...
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Is it a wash trade if I sell an ADR while buying its underlying in a foreign stock market?

Is it considered a wash trade if I sell my shares in BP plc ADR (New York Stock Exchange: BP) and simultaneously buy shares in BP plc (London Stock Exchange: BP)? From my understanding, it is ...
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What is the purpose of NSCC illiquid charges for low-volume stocks?

I understand the situations in which I will be charged an NSCC illiquid charge, and I have read: What are NSCC illiquid charges? From my understanding, stock brokers pass the NSCC illiquid charge to ...
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Who sets the stock loan costs in U.S. markets?

The market "fee rate" (a.k.a. borrow cost ) for borrowing stock shares to sell short can run very high. (One source for the current borrow cost is a list published every 15 minutes by ...
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Are antique stock certificates that are endorsed/signed on the back automatically "bearer certificates" and of value without proof of ownership?

I have spent hours researching this topic, with no luck. My father (a retired antique dealer) has tasked me with figuring out whether a collection of old stock certificates have any negotiable value. ...
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How do stock volatility halts work?

I was watching GME stock on Feb 24, 2021, and it halted twice: once at 3:38pm ET, and it resumed trading at 3:43pm ET again at 3:46pm ET, and it did not resume trading until after 4:00pm ET This is ...
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Reports that demand regular review

I am a long-time long position holder, but am moving into more aggressive trades. I am not really looking to do "day trades" but rather in a 2 day to 90 day position. With this context in ...
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What are some issues with ETN Commodities Indexes?

I am thinking of buying, two ETNs in Commodities Metals (Copper, Nickel). I am curious of risk factors for these. Besides Barclays Bank going bankrupt during a market crash with unsecured ETN debts, ...
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gnucash: How to set currency of a stocks account? Moving stocks from one stock account to another with different currencies

I am using gnucash for tracking my stocks, ETFs and cryptocurrencies. For the latter, I often heard the recommendation to treat them as a security. As such, I added a CRYPTO namespace in the ...
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Has anyone done the process of starting an LTD to trade stocks in the UK? What is required?

I have stocks into a personal account. As you can imagine, if I want to sell and buy during ups and downs, I'll have to account for tax every time I make a profit, even though this is fully reinvested ...
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Is there any stock exchange that doesn't use ticker symbols (a.k.a. stock symbols)?

I read on this answer by kurtosis: Stock tickers exist on most stock exchanges and are unique to an exchange or country. Is there any stock exchange that doesn't use ticker symbols (a.k.a. stock ...
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How do I determine whether or not a stock is DTC-eligible?

From my understanding, exchange-listed stocks are all DTC-eligible (DTC meaning Depository Trust Company), so my question is more about the securities that trade over-the-counter. How can I check ...
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What are New York Window fees?

Someone told me that if the stock I want to buy/sell does not trade 100% electronically, my stock broker may need to handle physical share certificates. I was told that I could be charged a "New ...
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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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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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"Smoothed" growth rate used to calculate implied equity risk premium

On Aswath Damodaran's website, he publishes an annual dataset that calculates the current equity risk premium implied by current market prices. The dataset can be found here: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/...
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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 33 ...
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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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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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Buy shares and bonds in non citizens countries

I am from Sri Lanka and I invested in stock market and bond in Sri Lanka. But I really like to buy other countries shares and bonds. Is it possible to buy those thing without citizenship. I know ...
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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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