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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tag-along rights in publicly traded companies

I have a couple of questions: First-off: in Brazil, we have listing segments for companies that are publicly traded. It's basically a set of rules that those companies have to comply with. So for ...
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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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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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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 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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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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compare theta value in the long call option

I read a lot about theta and I get confused. If I plan to buy a long call option to bet the stock price will go up. Is larger theta value better or smaller theta value better in terms of profit gain? ...
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Will I pay tax on selling the stock purchase plan I was granted by my employer in Germany?

Let's say an employer offers an stock purchase plan of 100EUR contribution from NET monthly salary of the employee across a quarter, that will be 300EUR total. Now let's say the employee at the end of ...
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Are candlestick and OHLC charts useful for fundamental investors?

When investing based on fundamentals, I usually look at simple line charts to get an idea of the trading range for stocks (e.g. 1 year or 5 year trading range). I noticed that there are fancier chart ...
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Are CFDs without leverage suitable for long-term investment?

According to Is CFD a viable option for long-term trading?, CFDs are inappropriate for long-term investments because of financing fees and margin calls. This conclusion appears to be true only if the ...
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If I have a fixed amount to invest, should I exercise and hold NSOs or ISOs of my company?

I am trying to play some scenarios to compare opportunity costs and hopefully decide on which route, to maximize my gains (after all taxations). I formulated a spreadsheet to help me calculate a few ...
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Rights issue to provide temporary liquidity

I've recently invested some money in LSE:IAG. I bought on a dip and it's doing pretty well, hovering between 10-20% gains in just a few weeks. However, i've read that the company is seeking ...
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Diluted EPS Calculation

I'm new to Capital Markets and Balance Sheet reading. I'm trying to calculate DEPS (Diluted EPS) using data available in https://www.screener.in Diluted EPS = (Net Income−Preferred Dividends​) / Total ...
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Debt to Equity ratio of banks

I was trying to do fundamental analysis on ICICI Bank and I couldn't find the debt to equity ratio of the same as none of the websites was showing this. After checking for several other banks, I ...
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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 companies are all DTC-eligible (DTC meaning Depository Trust Company), so my question is more about the companies that trade over-the-counter. How can I check ...
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Publicly Held Shares versus Float. Are they the same?

According to Investopedia and finance.zacks.com, Stock Float is defined as number of outstanding shares minus closely-held shares (Company officers, directors may be long-term holders; or restricted ...
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What are “regional bid and ask prices”?

I was reading Schwab's market data catalog. Excerpt: NYSE Pro New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) offers Level I quote data for all NYSE-listed stocks and ETFs, providing: • Trades • National Best Bid and ...
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Is there any advantage to incorporating some sort of business for the purpose of holding and trading equity holdings?

What options are there for incorporating a holding vehicle for equity positions rather than owning them in my own personal name?
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Price matching with Limit Orders

I have basic question concerning the stock market. I placed a Limit-Sell Order of 500 stocks at $1.45 for Stock X while it was trading below that. Two days later I woke up to all shares being sold for ...