Questions tagged [stocks]

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What is the loss difference between offseting and rollover the contracts?

If you are long a futures contract that comes near to expire, you have two options: Offset the position or rollover the contract You have to take delivery of the underlying commodity For example, ...
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Why did the stock price go down for so many sectors during the COVID-19? [closed]

Consider an airline like Air Canada whose share price dropped to almost half in the past two months. Stock prices change with supply and demand so many more people must have been selling the shares ...
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How come rollover the futures maintain the risk position?

I am still wondering about the risk difference between offsetting a position and rollover. As I know, both offsetting and rollover are involved in selling the initial futures contract ( which gives ...
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How does one go about investigating the potential future of a stock?

I tend to buy stock based on random information I've heard or read, or based on "emotional" decisions like interest in an industry or particular company. This sometimes works out, sometime sdoesn't. ...
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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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Why not migrate some money to a Government Security?

In this hypothetical scenario a 401k account owner thinks that the market might be about to take a turn for the worst and wants to minimize their losses. They choose to do so by temporarily ...
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Does something like a “group deposit” exist?

What possibilities does a private person has to merge his capital (mostly stocks) with 2-3 more different private persons? Apart from having lesser transaction costs, which advantages or disadvantages ...
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If the bid price is the same, what determines who gets the stock first?

For example, if there's already 500 bids for a stock at $1.00 and I put down 100 bids for $1.00 as well, does it mean if someone wants to sell for $1.00, it has to go through the 500 bids before me ...
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Can stocks trade at negative prices?

I've looked everywhere, and everyone says that stocks can never sell below zero. I don't think that's true. For example, if a company is structured with unlimited liability, it should be possible for ...
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What does Series: RR mean?

If you look at the stock of Embassy in NSE it has a "-RR" written after it (not there in BSE for some reason) and the NSE website shows it as being in Series: RR. I could not find any references to ...
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How does a company earn money from going IPO and being on the stock exchange? [duplicate]

Please clarify if I understand the process of a company going IPO and selling shares on the stock market. A company goes IPO, and starts of with selling 1 million shares on an exchange. Sets the ...
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When should you not invest into low cost ETFs in the long term?

It is common knowledge that if you are the "average investor" and are looking to invest money in the long term, you should invest into low-cost ETFs or mutual funds and hope to track the market, not ...
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stock changed name looking for cost basis [duplicate]

Looking for stock prices from 2000 to 2010 for Yahoo stock which is now Altaba (AABA). Believe it may be defunk now. Yahoo finance doesn't show historical prices for delisted or the old name for a ...
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Are these ratios I calculated actually useful?

I have worked out a growth portfolio to backtest against the S&P 500. I am now trying to find the last few assets that are underperforming. Here is a backtest analysis (note that some funds have ...
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Want to buy an american stock (Tesla) but I'm in Germany, which exchange should I go through for the best tax treatment?

I am a resident of Germany. Should I buy stocks on the Nasdaq or the German electronic exchange Xetra from a tax point of view?
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Why do some stocks drop suddenly in the after-hours?

Today the Tesla stock dropped by around 250$ for a few minutes. Can anyone explain me the background of this? I have seen quite a few times with a few stocks. As far as I know, this happened in the ...
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Historical stock price of Anadarko Corporation Jan. 8 and May 26, 1983 [duplicate]

I am looking for the common stock price of Anadarko Corporation for January 8 and May 26, 1983. Can anyone help?
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Western Canadian Select oil is now trading at negative

I just saw this news (Twitter) that Western Canadian Select (WCS) oil is now trading at negative. Is WCS a public traded thing that we can buy and sell on Questrade like any other stocks? I looked on ...
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How to Compare Stock Exchanges?

Its not clear to me from a tax perspective (or other) which stock exchange I should buy from. For example; stock X may be available to buy on NDQ, FRA, or XET. What are the criteria for deciding from ...
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Charting, or news to trade?

Can someone say if traders / investors use the news as a primary way to buy/sell shares, please? It's just that I read another post stating that they do not go by the news and use charting... so not ...
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Why are prices of specific stocks NOT shown all-day long, when they are traded nonstop?

As far as I have understood, stocks of a company are traded on different stock exchanges all over the world. So lets say stock "Apple Inc" is not traded on New Yorks stock exchange, because it is ...
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Why do gold ETFs follow the overall stock market?

Many of the same overall trends and features exist in gold ETFs as in the overall stockmarket. For example AAAU shows similarity to SPY. As seen here, why would an investment in a gold ETF follow the ...
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A stock needs to have a combination of a buyer and a seller in order to exchange hands. Then how is the supply and demand created?

I have no background in the stock market and I have just started to learn about it. Please excuse me if this is a stupid question. What I know so far is that if I have to sell a share, there has to ...
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Show available cash in a Yahoo portfolio

I have built a stock portfolio in Yahoo finance. I want to show my available cash along with my individual stocks. How do I show my available cash in my Yahoo stock portfolio. I have tried "$$" and ...
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Putting it all together: bid, ask and last prices

I have recently started to trade options and am having trouble putting together the bid, ask and last prices. Let me tell you where I am currently at and please correct me if I got anything wrong. ...
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More selling volume but more aggresive buyer?

I was wondering something about supply and demand on a stock exchange. Suppose there is a higher selling volume than buying volume (1000 dollars vs 500 dollars). Normally the price should go down. But ...
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At which times assets are really traded at stock exchanges of different countries?

I am located in Germany and have bought securities from different countries at different market places like Xetra, Stuttgart. However, I fail to understand why trading of "Visa Inc." sometimes begins ...
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Noobie question about stocks [duplicate]

If almost everyone can earn money on stocks using good strategies. Why does a company shares profit or losses(or i do not know what the proper term is). What benefits company received? I came here ...
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$0 in taxes if stock losses from previous year exceeds stock profits from this year?

Let's use this example for US taxes: let's say someone losses $50,000 in the stock market one year, then makes $50,000 the next year. Do they pay $0 in taxes for the latter year? I see that you can ...
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Google stock graphs: What does the percentage point refer to?

I'm new to investing. I noticed with Google stock graphs I can get information about a slice of the graph by clicking on two different points along the line: Question: What does the percentage ...
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What exchanges allow funding by bitcoin and trading of stocks and commodities? [closed]

I have accounts at TDAmeritrade, BitFlyer, Bit2C, Toro, and Kraken and have been looking at a lot of 'how to fund your account' pages at other exchanges, but like bono have yet to find what I'm ...
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What is this option strategy called?

Suppose, I want to do following in a single order, what will be the name of the strategy Buy 100 shares of XYZ at $50 Sell 1 Call on XYZ for strike price of $55 Sell 1 Put on XYZ for strike price of $...
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How long do I have to spend 200$ a month on Realty Income Corporation to reach a monthly dividend of 1000$?

A friend asked me the other day, how much would I have to invest to get a dividend payment of 1000$ monthly. My friend is particularly interested in REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts), and I ...
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What happens to a short position when a company is nationalized?

The title speaks for itself. Would this be the same as shorting a company that goes bankrupt? So you basically get to keep all your money?
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Are stock exchanges publicly traded companies themselves?

Are the new york stock exchange, or nasdaq, or any other stock exchanges actually also publicly traded companies themselves? Can one buy shares of a stock exchange operation? If so, what are some ...
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limiting losses when shorting stock

First time shorting stock just want to make sure I limit my losses correctly. Say I short 100 shares of SPY and $272 and I want to get out(cover my short) if it goes above $285 would the following ...
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Are options on the derivatives exchange suspended when the underlying stock is suspended?

Suppose a stock is suspended on the stock exchange (e.g. NYSE). What will happen to the options on the derivatives exchange (e.g. CBOE)? Will the options be suspended too?
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High volume equity sale w/price lower than bid and ask. What is this?

Can someone explain this sale below. First time I have seen this, and I don't understand what happened here. The stock is trading in the post market at $11.90 with normal volume for that time of day, ...
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Investing in a different european country

Is there any particular risk (other than the normal investment risk) in investing in an european country other than yours? (i.e. if you are French or Italian and you invest in the German stock market, ...
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Non Resident Turkish Investor Help

I am a new investor from Turkey. I consider myself lucky because of find this platform by chance at the beginning of my investment journey. Probably, you could enlighten my way about portfolio ...
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What happens if I short-sell a stock and the company declares a large cash dividend?

Suppose I have shorted a stock. Further suppose that the company now declares a large extraordinary dividend. Will I have to pay the large dividend? If I understand correctly, there will be no loss ...
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Stock market APIs that include European and ETF market? [closed]

I have tried these options: GoogleFinances YahooFinances API iexcloud alphavantage worldtradingdata For the first two (Google and Yahoo) looks like the API is deprecated and can not be used ...
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Can you instantly sell intraday/day-stocks at a bit higher price?

I'm new to trading, and I can't figure out whether or not you can buy and sell stocks instantly. For instance, if I buy a number of stocks of a particular corporation, whose current trading price is ...
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How/Where to open account for buying ETFs in Germany for beginners?

I'm from 3rd world country in Asia and have been living in Germany for a year and I want to invest some money (few thousands Europe as total and few hundred per month) to what called ETFs (exchange ...
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How do billionaires keep their stakes in other companies safe during economic crises?

The world economy -- and therefore also the world of finance -- is currently facing yet another existential crisis. What solution do the best and most risk averse investors, like Warren Buffet, use to ...
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Can you do leverage trading with both a short and long position on the same stock?

I'm wondering if you can you do leverage trading with both a short and long position on the same stock or if it's stupid. If I understand correctly once you get to your stoploss you lose everything ...
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How likely is a total economic collapse due to the potential coronavirus impact? [closed]

Most signs show that lockdown could easily stretch through the summer. A freeze in consumer spending would cause multiple industries to fail causing a ripple effect. To be specific, if lockdown lasts ...
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Is there any way to understand all the codes/names/symbols that describe an individual stock?

Disclaimer: I am very new to investing, so please forgive me if my question is too naive and ambiguous. My problem that I don't understand how it is so complex to identify an individual stock. I ...
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Finding the dividend per share when we have constant dividend growth

For the following question, what is the dividend per share? My answer was 2.585 by saying that 5.5% return must come from the dividend yield and the other 5.5% coming from the capital gains rate. We ...
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What are the tax implications of receiving part of one's salary in stock?

In the California tech scene, it's fairly common to have anywhere around 10-60% of a software engineer's income come from shares of stock in one's company. How much of the salary is in stock is also ...

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