Questions tagged [stocks]

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Very high strike price for call option (GME)

I noticed that there are many call contracts on GME at a strike of $800 that expire in 5 days. Currently the price of GME is at $110. I'm just wondering why anyone would go for such a high strike ? ...
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Rights issues: How do I estimate what the share price *now* would have been before a rights issue?

IAG SA had a significant rights issuance in September (details below). Given the share price now (~200p), I want to estimate what the equivalent price would have been before the rights issuance. How ...
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If I wish to vote for a company's special meeting, should I vote via all brokers, or does voting via one broker suffice?

I own some shares in the company that will hold a "special meeting", for which shareholders have the option to cast their vote for. My shares are spread across several brokers: each of them ...
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Whose limit gets prioritized?

Imagine a stock with a high spread with only 1 buyer and 1 seller. If the stock is $1, and the seller ask is $1.10, and I am the buyer. And assume I do not know the book for the stock. If put in a ...
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placing stock order during overnight hours

Say I want to have a sell order for stock executed when the premarket hours begin (usually 7 AM, I believe), but I can't be at my computer at 7 AM. Is there a way to schedule the order the night ...
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Does a wash sale make sense in downward trending stock?

I buy 100 shares of ABC @ $50. I sell it in a week for $45. I buy it back in a week at $30. My understanding is that the adjusted basis for the last purchase was $35. Is that correct? If so, it seems ...
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Use-cases for stop-limit order where stop price is lower than limit price on Sell Order

I understand the typical use-cases mentioned on investopedia etc. for sell orders using stop-limit orders where the limit price is lower than the stop price e.g., Type: Sell Current Price: 50$ Stop ...
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Getting taxed on RSUs(USA)?

I am currently living and working in NYC, and when I joined my job, I was awarded couple hundreds of stocks which will vest in periodic intervals over the next couple of years. On my 2020 W2, on box ...
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Why invest in an index fund? [duplicate]

I want to start investing in the stock market (I am 26) and I am a bit confused about the advantages of index funds (I am sorry if my questions are very basics, but I just started learning about this)....
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Trading for less the value of cash and cash equivalent

What means when investors says the stock trade for less of cash and cash equivalents. Some times they say trades less than book value or assets. Can you make me an example with real stock? How this is ...
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What does the treasury yield mean that is causing the market pullback?

Does the treasury yield mean current yield or yield to maturity according to Bloomberg?
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What are the implications of a steepening yield curve? [closed]

Pretty straightforward question, with, I imagine, very complex answers. I know the yield curve basically impacts the entire financial system, but I am looking to understand its macro-effects. Here are ...
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SEC Form 4: Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership [PLTR/Peter Thiel]

Could someone explain to me how an insider disposed shares with "$0.00" price according to PLTR SEC Form 4? I understand the acquired shares with "$0.00" price may be given as ...
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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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Much difference in historic prices between brokers and others

I am analyzing e.g. TUI Group stocks. In XTB broker we can see peak at around 20 EUR, current price ~5.2 EUR: In Exante we can see peak at around 20 EUR, current price ~5.2 EUR: But when we check e....
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What does “collateral” mean for an ETC?

I am looking at different ETCs. I noticed that some ETCs have a collateral level of 50% and other may have 100%. What does this number entail? Is it basically how well the ETC will follow the ...
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If a stock is bought with unsettled Cash, is there a way to use margin to sell it immediately without a good faith violation?

If I purchase a stock with unsettled cash, and then it immediately spikes, is there a way to use margin to sell it without invoking a good faith violation? Essentially borrowing the money until it ...
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How do I reflect Stock Profit and Dividend in New York State Tax 2020

Please help me I googled how to reflect stock profit and dividends for New York State tax, but it led me to New York State tax website I was unable to understand. Few days ago I called New York ...
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How does PIPE work in SPAC?

My basic understanding of it is that PIPE is a group of rich investors/institutions investing in a public company through private arrangement but how does this apply to SPAC when it's not public yet? ...
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Basic Stock Questions

Hi I'm new to stock trading and have a few questions: If I put in $100 into a stock, the stock rises and I take out $120, do I only pay taxes on that extra $20? If I put in $100 into a stock, can I ...
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Why is there Wash Sale Loss Disallowed on my 1099 when I close all positions?

Say I have a $5000 in wash sale losses 1099 Wash Sale Loss Disallowed (Box 1g). Do I need to do anything at this point to try and recoup the loss? Assuming that I closed all positions shouldn't my ...
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Limit Sell and Stop Loss Different Quantities

I own 100 shares of a stock at $40.00 per share. I would like to sell all 100 shares if the price falls below $36. But, if the stock were to double to $80 per share, I would like to sell 50 shares ...
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How do corrections work in the stock market? Why is the stock market down this week? [closed]

In spite of positive news, the stock market is bearish and it seems it will keep going down.
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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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Need help with wash sale loss disallowed

Just received 1099 for 2020. My wash sale loss disallowed is $47,000 & my net loss is -$770. I just want to know how much tax I'll need to pay approximately. I recently learned what the wash sale ...
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Currency exposure of China stock in HKD

Suppose that I am a SEK investor and own a stock of a Chinese company listed in HKD in Hong Kong. What is my actual currency exposure in this case? Is my exposure the same as if I would own this in ...
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Inherited bank stock

In 1977 my grandfather passed. In his will he left his grandchildren stock he purchased at a local bank. The will stated that the stock could be claimed when the youngest of us reached 18 years of age....
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Why has SoftBank increased less on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange than on the OTC market?

Living sometimes in Canada and sometimes in France, I use both Questrade and Degiro. My question relates to the following stocks: OTCMKTS: SFTBY (SoftBank on OTC Markets - with Questrade) FRA: SFT (...
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If an investor does not need an income stream, do dividend stocks have advantages over non-dividend stocks?

My limited understanding is that a stock's share price typically goes down on its ex-dividend date by the amount of the dividend. If that's true, why are dividend equities generally considered good ...
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JJN Barclays iPath Bloomberg Nickel Subindex ETN , What happened in 2018 to its price?

What happened to JJN price history? Barclays iPath Bloomberg Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN Series B In January to March 2018? I am trying to understand its price history for analysis, don't see any ...
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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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Withdraw a covered call premium right away

Let's say that I have $50k in my brokerage account. My broker will let me buy double my account's value on margin. I can buy 100 shares of TSLA at $820 per share and then sell a one year covered call ...
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If stock price is determined by what people are willing to pay then why is changing a stock price never an option for an average investor?

They say the stock price is determined by what the public is willing to pay for a given security. But the public never seems to have the option to raise or lower the price of a stock. For example, if ...
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How to find out the IPO lockup period?

Is there a way to find out the IPO lockup period of a recent public company? Could I find this information in the S1 document? If so, where exactly should I look for in the S1 document?
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I transfered gains from my broker to my bank. Will this necessarily trigger a tax event?

I transferred XX amount of money in 2020 from my bank to my broker. I did well in the market, and doubled it to 2 * XX in early 2021. At this point, I transferred half of that money, XX (the original ...
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Selling a cash secured in-the-money put

I sold a cash secured put for XYZ stock. It is Aug 20, 2021 expiry for $34 Strike Price. The stock was trading at $31.60 when I sold the PUT. I have received $1K premium for selling that option. If ...
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What happened to half the Gamestop shorts between 10th and 12th of February?

I was too late to profit from the Gamestop short squeeze at end of January. However I took interest and kept an eye on some statistics for the Gamestop stocks: In January, the short percent of float ...
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fundamental analysis: the importance of revenue vs. net income

I know the revenue growth and net income growth are both important. A company releases a quarterly financial report that the revenue decreases 3% Y/Y, but the net income increases 72% Y/Y due to ...
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Why do different ETF tools show different information (specifically which stocks are in an ETF)?

I'm looking for ETFs with a specific stock (in this case: SNDL) in it. But when I look at different sites that track ETFs, some sites say an ETF will have the stock and other sites don't list it at ...
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invested value + profit (-loss) =?

What is the financial name which a broker would give to the following returns: invested capital = 1000 profit = 2% currentValue1 = 1000*1.02 = 1020 $ currentValue2 = 100%+2% = 102% MarketValue is ...
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Why is it better to put taxable bonds in tax-exempt accounts?

Resources like this one suggest putting taxable bonds in tax-exempt accounts and equity index funds in taxable accounts. But the expected return of taxable bonds is much lower than that of equity ...
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Percentage calculation of a short position

I am getting confused when calculating the percentage profit (or loss) of a short position and I don't know which version is the right one: version 1: // I enter a short position with entry price 8 ...
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BlackRock IVV ownership

As I was looking through BlackRock recent released 13F, how does BlackRock have ownership in IVV which is an S&P 500 ETF they managed? In other words, how could a company have ownership in shares ...
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If a report is released the morning of a seminar occurring later in the day, is the seminar likely to affect the price?

Do such seminars typically include new information, including information not in the morning's report? For instance, will the Orchard Therapeutics presentation later today likely do this?
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Why would collateral be required to make a stock purchase?

I've been reading this page on the recent GameStop short squeeeze. It mentions that at one point Robinhood and other brokers prevented their clients from purchasing shares of GameStop (GME): On ...
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Why no 1099 for short term capital gains from stocks?

I bought Google, Tesla, & some other fsmous stocks for total $370 in various times in 2019, & sold all of them for total $440 in February 2020. This makes $70 profit as short term gain. I am ...
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buy a stock during stock split [duplicate]

I see the following statement: "BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Jan. 19, 2021 — eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 2-for-1 stock split in the ...
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Is there a way to fully secure my stock investment against hacking, theft, computer errors, etc?

I like to keep my savings in various stocks and ETFs. Those are all long term investments which I don’t intend to sell for more than a decade. However I’m constantly paranoid over various threats to ...
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Is it safe to keep all my stocks with one broker?

I have an account with a "traditional" stock broker but recently discovered Robinhood which is quite convenient to use and is commission-free. Is it considered safe to keep all my investment ...
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How to compute a funds TER?

I’m getting started with investing and will be starting with ETFs. When searching for how to pick an ETF, a common term comes up: TER. As I understand it, the formula is total fund cost divided by its ...

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