Questions tagged [stocks]

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Can Stock Brokers trade against you when they are holding two orders on opposite sides of the market?

Imagine that the XYX (not a real name) stock has a bid of 50.05 and an ask of 50.12. A discount broker currently has two orders. One is a limit buy at 50.11 and the other is a limit sell at 50.06. Can ...
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Closing stock position on Dec 30

When closing a stock position on Dec 30, 2020, with T+2 settlement, is the P&L booked for 2020 or 2021? TIA.
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How are stocks less than $1 able to trade on NYSE for more than 6 months?

Stocks like Oragenics (NYSE:OGEN) has been trading below $1 for more than 6 months now. I’m curious as to why they have not yet been delisted? Doesn’t the NYSE require stocks to be traded over $1, and ...
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Do I have to pay taxes on my capital gains when they're still less than my carryover capital losses?

I am based in the US. Let's say that in 2019 I bought some stocks and sold them in 2019 for a loss of $20k. So in each year starting from 2020, I am able to deduct $3k from my taxable income until all ...
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Why doesn't every successful trade appear on the Level 2 order book?

I have noticed that not every successful trade appears on the Level 2 order book. Particularly for illiquid shares. Take the example below, where the book is filled with Market Makers. A lot of the ...
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Question about this nasdaq table

I'm a complete amateur when it comes to investing but lately I have been thinking of investing my money so I did a little digging. I've found out about dividends and I want to achieve some long term ...
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How much money do you need to pump a stock?

I'm asking this because I still don't really know enough about market capitalization as a source of valuation. A company's market cap is determined by the last transacted price, so theoretically you ...
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was trying to sell a stock at a limit order of .83 i was passed by and never filled

I was trading stocks today I put in a sell order with a limit of .83 I left the order and went to lunch I came back the order still wasn't filled and the price of the stock went up to .86. I can't ...
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Sell XYZ short 20 stop 20.50

Can someone help dissect this order for me. What exactly is happening here? What do each of these pieces mean? There are 2 separate orders here, correct? First I sell the stock, then I buy it back? ...
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Where does the money go if ask is lower than bid?

If a stock has a current ask of €30,-, and I place a bid of €31,-, I assume my order would get matched with the ask order of €30,-. Where does the €1,- difference go? Do I buy the stock for €30,50, ...
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Selling large number of stocks at once

I can't wrap my head around selling large quantity of stocks. For example, assume Alan has 10,000 shares of company X that he bought 5 years ago at $5/share. He is happy with the current share price ...
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What to ask for to determine percent of startup I have shares in?

I work at a pre-launch tech startup and we agreed that I'd receive 2% equity. When I signed paperwork for the shares, there was nothing indicating what % I signed at, just the number of shares. I ...
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Can I use instant cash ISA for shares in UK?

Can I use instant cash ISA for buying shares in UK ? https://www.barclays.co.uk/savings/isas/instant-cash-isa/ What advantages I will get by getting a shares ISA in UK ? one side effect is paying £4 ...
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Stop limit sell order doubt

I have a question about stop limit sell order. Let’s say I own 10 ABC stock @ $100 each. I would like to place the following stop limit sell order Current ABC stock price= $120 Stop price = $180 Limit ...
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Is total rate of return for a stock posted on financial web sites?

I am a beginner trying to teach myself investing. I have read that it is important to look at the total rate of return for the stock when evaluating it (1, 3, 5 years). I understand the logic behind ...
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Average stock value calculation

Let's say I buy 1000 shares of ABC for 10$ each. Avg. Cost : 10$ Six months later I sell 500 shares for 12$ each. Total earnings: 1000$ Question: should I include the earnings in the formula of the ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for 'safe' margin percentage?

I have read rules of the thumb on [sources] that may say things like "don't put more than 20% of your holdings into one stock", etc etc... Is there a similar safe-side rule of thumb for ...
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What is the time zone Yahoo Finance uses for crypto close prices?

I am using the yfinance (Yahoo Finance API) library to retrieve crypto prices (e.g. ETH-USD). I am trying to figure out when the next line (i.e. current day or previous day) will be available. In ...
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Unusual high volume after market close price action explanation [with charting to illustrate]

The volume of the day including pre and post: ~122M The volume in that 5 sec encompassed 17/122M= 14% of the trading volume of the day. Can anyone try to explain this phenomenon? Some possibilities I ...
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Why is SRII a gray market stock and isn't it moving up or down?

When I invested, it was a new company. The company is still viable and growing, why isn't the stock moving? What is grey market?
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Why not have stop loss orders on all your stocks?

Using stop loss orders seem to be a way to lower risk when you are highly exposed to the stock market. I understand selecting the stop price is very important. And ,that with a rapid drop you probably ...
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What happens to my shares if a company reverse splits its stock 10 to 1, but I own fewer than 10 shares? [duplicate]

Company A decides to do a reverse stock split and reduces the number of shares by, say 10 to 1. Before the reverse split I only owned 7 Stocks on that company. How will this reverse stock split ...
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Can the reporting person on a SEC Form 4 choose to break down the stock transactions (Table I) whichever way they want?

Looking at a SEC Form 4's Table I (mirror): I see that many transactions were made 2020-12-14, and they were grouped into 2 rows in the table (according to the documents, the first row corresponds to ...
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How to calculate the market cap of a company before and after IPO

When I calculate the market cap of a company before IPO, I just go to the latest S-1 form and find "Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share attributable to common ...
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Are orders being resent to the exchanges everyday?

If someone placed a GTC order yesterday and I place one prior market open today. Assuming same broker (same execution speed), does his order gets filled before me since it was already in the network?
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highest and lowest in aftermarket seems extreme?

We all want to buy lower and sell higher on the stock. But sometimes, particularly in the aftermarket and pre-market time, even though there is no special news on that stock, we still can see a crazy ...
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What if there is only Bid and no Ask?

Today, I have bought shares of one company at morning and it was showing inflation where both both Ask and Bid was rotating but later, till afternoon, only Bid was rising and Ask it was 0. When this ...
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How can I know if a market index includes dividends yield when calculating its value? (with examples)

I'm trying to find out if some indexes are calculated including dividends (specifically, S&P 500, FTSE 100, DAX 30 and IBEX 35). I have read here that S&P 500 does include dividends. That ...
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Why Do Different Websites Have Different Balance Sheet Data for One Same Company?

I've just begun investing in stocks. When I was checking the balance sheet of this company, different websites show different number of the Shareholders' Equity. To be specific, I was looking for the ...
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Investing in index fund vs. investing to large-cap companies directly [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand the upsides/downsides of investing to an index fund vs. investing directly to stocks of some best-known and well-established large-cap companies. Every single article on ...
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Determining cost basis in a SPAC unit split into stock and warrants

I bought 400 shares of IPOB.U at $11.84/unit. Each unit can be split into 1 share + 1/3 warrant when the holder desires (after the stock and warrants start trading freely, but not before.) I called my ...
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Will a massive sell off of the SPY ETF affect stock prices?

What will happen if there is a massive sell off in the SPY ETF? Will this affect the stock prices of its components? For example, will the price of Apple (APPL) shares drop? Or will it only affect the ...
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If I short a lot of shares, will it make the share price drop even further?

I am just a high school student and had some doubts. So the price of a share is determined by demand and supply, so suppose I short a lot of shares thus increasing the supply, it will make it look as ...
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Can someone just forcefully take over a public company for its market price?

I am working for a Fortune 500 company. A recent drop in our stock price caused, let's say, some startle. Following that, one of our executives said in a global Q&A session in response to one ...
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FCF Calculation Discrepancy

I'm trying to calculate the Free Cash Flow (FCF) for a some public companies. My understanding is that the FCF formula is: FCF = [Operating Income] - [Taxes] + [D&A] - [Chg in NWC] - [CapEx] I am ...
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Victim of fraud - what about taxes on the unauthorized stock sale?

I was recently a victim of fraud on my investment account. Someone gained access and sold multiple stocks and also transferred money to their bank account. The brokerage firm is investigating and I'm ...
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Why doesn't the short selling restriction apply to Moderna (MRNA) stock today?

Moderna's closing price yesterday was $169.86. Today it dropped to $147.20 (-13.3%) but the short selling restriction rule didn't activate. Why? Today's SSR stocks
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Order is not being filled

I placed a limit order bidding $0.10 higher than asking price. And despite that ask price is getting lower, my position is not filled. Please explain why does it happen? It has happened to days in a ...
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In a trading account what is the difference between margin and collateral?

What does it mean when someone says a trade requires 10%, 100% or 150% margin? What kind of calculations are required when you talk about margin and collateral? What is a margin call and when does it ...
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Given a stock traded on a public exchange, how can one determine how much of the stock is owned by individual investors (vs. institutional investors)?

Given a stock traded on a public exchange, how can one determine how much of the stock is owned by individual (a.k.a. retail) investors (vs. institutional investors)?
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How do companies benefit from increase of shares value in the stock market? [duplicate]

I am completely ignorant on the subject and am trying to understand the fundamentals of finance in order to better understand some topics for example how the exchange market works. This is what I ...
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What does “Order Book” mean here?

I found from a press release the following sentence: "New deals and increased volume lead to estimated $1.3B Order Book by year end, up from $1B target" What does this mean? Is it a firm ...
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What does “closing date” for an offering mean?

NNDM is doing a direct offering of 30M at $6 per ADS: "The closing of the registered direct offering is expected to take place on or about December 9, 2020, subject to the satisfaction of ...
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Is it logical to invest in American stocks while earning in Euros?

So let's say I want to invest in S&P 500 for five years from now. Will it be a logical investment if I am earning in Euros? Her's why I am in a dilemma. If I invest into S&P today, then I am ...
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Technical feature of the American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) convertible issues

In the book SECURITY ANALYSIS (Principles and Technique) 6th Edition by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd, there is a chapter (Chapter 24) about the TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF CONVERTIBLE ISSUES. Therein ...
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Is the stereotype of a businessman shouting “SELL!” and “BUY!” into a telephone in any way attached to reality?

In numerous cartoons and whatnot, you see a rich businessman shouting "BUY!" or "SELL!" into a telephone. Sometimes, it's just that, and sometimes, they may shout the slightly more ...
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ADR outstanding shares clarification [with picture to demonstrate]

Do websites showing "shares outstanding" for an ADR are the actual shares or just the ADRs? For example, Li Auto has an agreeing number from two websites but unclear as to what they ...
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Where can I see the local tax rates on capital gains?

Capital gains are taxed at 3 levels in the United States: federal, state and local. (to which one might have to add the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) if one's income is higher than some threshold.)...
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How to calculate ROI on my stock portfolio, from transactions logs?

I have a spreadsheet that contains all my current stock positions in one sheet (with how much I invested and the unrealized gain for each current position) and another sheet with my past positions (...
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Does the share price always rise after a SPAC announce merger with a target company?

Does the share price always rise after a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) announces merger with a target company? I feel the only purpose of a SPAC is to merge with a target company and ...

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