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Stock loans: Question about “Put” also defined as “Insurance Policy”

I have a question related to stock loans industry. The so called "Put" is insurance which protects the downside. Lets say the lender had decided, before receiving the stocks to the brokerage account ...
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Number of buyers and sellers [duplicate]

If the number of buyers and sellers has to be equal, because when one buys other sells, then how come there are times of buyers or sellers markets? At any moment of trading what does it mean when the ...
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Tool to calculate total returns of a mutual fund over a given time period? [closed]

I am interested in calculating the total returns of a particular mutual fund (GSCGX) over a given time period (feb 12 2010 to feb 12 2020), including reinvestments of dividends and capital gains. I ...
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Dividend calculation

Beginner question, have been looking this up, but don't find specific answers and struggle to understand how this works. Partly fictional example: I bought 10,000 shares in a company for 0.5$ per ...
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Are there any securities that pay out a fixed percentage of a company's profits?

Are there securities where investors are always paid a specific percentage of the company's profits if profits have been made? I know that some REITs are mandated to distribute minimum percentage of ...
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Are dividends effectively “dollar cost averaged” across the quarter?

This is off the back of my previous question where answerers established that dividends are equivalent to selling no matter market conditions (tax and transaction costs aside). Selling $100 worth of ...
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Income vs growth securities in a downturn

It's generally accepted that "income (dividends) and growth (capital gains) are perfect substitutes (tax and transaction costs aside)". i.e. "In financial theory, there is no reason for a difference ...
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Scammed by Boiler Room & Now Fake German Law Firm - LAWMUC Rechtsanwälte & Kanzlei Herfurtner

Late last year I invested heavily in what is now apparently a "Boiler Room" run by Foley Asset Management. After trying to find any way to get my money back I came across a law firm "Herfurtner ...
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Why isn't my bankrupt stock trading at any price?

Yesterday, a company whose stock I own declared bankruptcy (dont worry I barely have anything in it.) I was curious to see what would happened to its stock price, but so far (2 hours 20 minutes after ...
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Why are some listed companies so “cheap” in the market? What would happen if I use my money to buy 100% of its shares?

I noticed that some companies have only 100,000 market cap. And it's listed company that you can even buy its shares easily. The turnover rate is even > 100% which means it has enough liquidity. ...
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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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Is there a reliable way to find out which stocks or bonds an ETF is buying?

In general, googling for "stocks behind an ETF X" does not seem to turn up useful results about what stocks it actually represents. I may be using the wrong search terms. For example, trying to ...
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Just started a Vanguard Roth IRA at 19 years old starting with $3k in the account. What is the next step in gworing that money? [closed]

How do you become a millionaire by 60 if you start a Roth IRA early? I have heard it said that investing index funds and the like over time, can grow money with compound interests over time, but I'm a ...
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Can I use FLEX options for less than 100 shares?

Suppose I own 25 shares of GOOGL (worth approximately $35,000 at the moment). I want to sell covered calls on these shares. I understand that traditional exchange-traded options are for 100 shares ...
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Can I place a limit order to buy a stock below 25% of current market value

In Indian Stock market, Can I place a limit order to buy a stock below 25% of current market value as Good for 6 months on HDFC Securities platform?
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Can a market order be matched by another market order in stock trading?

I have found similar questions in this forum but those answers didn't specifically clear the fact.
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Do Institutions (large trading firms) use market orders?

It is well known that Institutional traders (Large trading firms, market makers) most of the time use LIMIT orders or Hidden limit orders. My question is, do they ever use market orders in their ...
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Futures contract [beginner quick help]

I understand the basics of how the futures work but couldn't understand based on a practical sense as a speculator. "A futures contract is a legal agreement to buy or sell a particular commodity ...
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Why is the same stock almost twice it’s value on a different exchange?

I have noticed that the value of AstraZeneca stocks on the European Xetra exchange is almost twice the value of its New York Stock exchange? How can this be?
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How would stocks devalue if majority holders were to sell all their stock?

If an uber-rich person, say the CEO of certain online retail company or the ex CEO of certain Redmond based technology company suddenly were to sell ALL of their shares, would it be possible to ...
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Technical analysis adjacent candle open close not aligned

I am learning technical analysis and from what I understand for red candles top body is open bottom body close green candle bottom body is open and top body is close. Why don't adjacent candle's ...
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Can't place Buy orders, only Sell orders are allowed

I am new to trading and probably don't understand as well how the market works at certain limits. I was trying to trade on IQ Option on a commodity (Oil WTI) to place a buy order, but it failed ...
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Is a company's book value included in its intrinsic value?

According to value investing, the general way to find the instrinsic value of a company, and therefore its stock, is to estimate its future cash earnings in perpetuity. However, this doesn't take ...
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Can you move stock prices through a single orders?

Imagine that a stock costs 100$, you set a limit buy order at $105. Wouldn't this cause the bid/ask spread to jump upwards? Of course this order would get filled immediately, but shouldn't it get ...
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How can Elon Musk's tweet bring down Tesla's share price? [closed]

Musk tweeted that Tesla's shares price was too high and suddenly it went down
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the impact of drop in oil prices on oil producing companies? [closed]

Oil exporting countries will have a negative impact with the decrease in oil prices while oil importing countries will benefit from it. What about oil producing companies?
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Find publicly traded stocks that replicate return of private asset [closed]

I have a set of historical returns for a private or thinly traded asset. The returns are within normal market ranges (i.e. not 2002 era Google). I'd like to build a portfolio of ETF's or stocks that ...
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How can I gift paper stock certificates?

I am planning to give shares to some close individuals. Some of these individuals are still minors (between the ages of 6 to 13). I strongly prefer gifting these shares in the form of physical stock ...
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How do shareholders make money with stocks from the company if the company is losing profitability? [duplicate]

I'm new to the stock market, and I'm still trying to see the bigger picture of what's essentially going on. As far as my knowledge goes, people buy stocks to get a share of profits from the company. ...
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why did my $2.5 USO1 Call, increase in value today? 4/30/20 [duplicate]

I bought a USO call option before the reverse stock split and thought it was worthless because nobody is able to purchase it (nobody wanted to purchase it) but today after hours I checked and it ...
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Why did my $2.5 USO1 Call option increase in value today?

Today 4/30/20 my seemingly worthless USO call option increased in value. Specifically: USO1 $2.5 Call 5/8 On 4/29 it was valued at $.04 and stayed there. 4/30 I checked after hours and now it’s ...
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Why the Ticker on InteractiveBrokers have totally different values that in Degiro?

I am trying to replicate my Degiro portfolio in InteractiveBrokers Produkt Symbol/ISIN Ticker Symbol Exchange Symbol ISHARES EUROPE IE00B1YZSC51 IMEU EAM ISHR PAC XJPN A ...
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Measuring a correction of a stock

I was wondering what the correct way to measure a correction is. On a weekly chart for example. If I wanted to measure the % change between 2 weeks. Do I measure the difference between the weeks ...
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What happens to options held during a reverse stock split?

I held 1 put option for 100 shares of USO that expires on May 8. Yesterday, USO underwent an 8:1 reverse stock split. My options are now for USO1 instead of USO, but what does that mean? The strike ...
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How to buy options for a stock that isn't listed on an options exchange?

I looked up various data sources, but I was unable to find the option chain for a specific stock. As an example, options for Berkshire Hathaway Class A stock (BRK-A) do not appear to trade on an ...
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Will I receive a company's annual reports if I own less than one share?

Shareholders are entitled to receive a company's annual reports, sometimes through the mail. Suppose I own less than one share (a fractional share, say, 0.8 shares) of a company. Will I be entitled to ...
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How does stock Ref/Id work on google finance?

I am following the price of a few stocks using google finance. My original id for a stock is for instance AN8068571086 for SCHLUMBERGER which has the google finance ref NYSE:SLB. First, what kind of ...
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Why does rollover helps to cut cost of current contract?

Offsetting involves closing a position. Rollover involves closing a position and opening a new one. Is offsetting a part of rollover? If not, what is the strategic difference between these two? ...
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How do brokers make money from fractional shares trades?

Let's imagine the following scenario Day one: the price of the stock XYZ was 47.50 during the whole trading day. After clearing, the total number of shares users have is 24.5. Broker buys 25 shares ...
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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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Using Close or Adjusted Close in stock correlation calculation

I would like to calculate two stocks correlation for a specific time range. I am simply taking a daily returns of both stocks and then applying correlation function. Should I use "Close" price or "...
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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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What do these negative volumes on the price chart denote?

I keep on seeing these negative volume values on my price chart. In the example below it's showing volume as -2.04 M. As I understand volume, it denotes the total number of shares or any other ...
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Will Bloomberg Composite Crude Oil Subindex rise when Crude oil prices rise?

Since the oil prices have plunged recently, I want to capitalize on this opportunity by investing in WisdomTree WTI Crude Oil ETC which tracks Bloomberg Composite Crude Oil Subindex. Question: 1) ...
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What are Americans living in the EU allowed to invest their money in e.g. stocks, ETFs, etc?

I am a US citizen living in Sweden and am completely confused and scared to invest my money due to all these complicated US tax rules which I don't even understand. I know that I am not allowed to ...
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I can't find a desired ETF on the popular UK brokerage firms - how can I find one that does?

If I wanted to put money in a specific ETF, namely ARK invest (ARKK), but it wasn't possible on the top UK brokerage firms - what should I do next? So I looked on hargreaves lansdown, halifax, and 8 ...
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Differences in loss between offsetting and rollover futures? [duplicate]

For example, you are long/buy a crude oil futures contract in March at the spot price of $100 which expires in June. Then the day before they expire, the spot price of the June contract is $70. If ...
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French stock giving monthly dividend?

Is there any french stocks or ETF that gives monthly or quarterly dividends? For example, US stocks such as Realty Income (O) gives monthly dividends. As far as I know, all french stocks give yearly ...
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Is Robinhood good enough for successfully day-trading relatively large positions ($20k~30k)

After I deposited all my money in robinhood to start day trading options, I was told that robinhood execution speed might not be good enough for successful day trading. My plan was to profit off the ...
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What happen to the Oil Contracts which are sold when there are only a few buyers?

If you don't want physical delivery, then you have to sell your futures contract before it expires. And what happened on April 20th is that oil prices went negative since there are lots of sellers and ...

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