Questions tagged [stocks]

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Can I sell the stocks acquired through call to open option in any quantity and at any time or do I have to sell through (put) options only?

Can I sell the stocks acquired through call to open option in any quantity and at any time or do I have to sell through (put) options only? Also, are stocks purchased through option eligible for ...
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How to interpret operating margin when we invest in companies?

It seems that sometimes I may get desensitized by looking at operating margin if it is 35% vs 50%, I may think it is "no big deal", but it seems: Sold item at COGS and expenses ...
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gnucash: How to set currency of a stocks account? Moving stocks from one stock account to another with different currencies

I am using gnucash for tracking my stocks, ETFs and cryptocurrencies. For the latter, I often heard the recommendation to treat them as a security. As such, I added a CRYPTO namespace in the ...
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what does “Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock” mean?

Sometimes we can get news about "XXX Company Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock". What does that mean? Does it mean the company is in good shape or in a bad situation? Its ...
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Does this mean I cannot do pre-market trading?

I am a Fidelity customer. Does the first Warning mean I cannot do pre-market trading? If that is true, who can? EDIT: The order is actually executed when the price target is met. I am confused.
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How to calculate Weighted-average common shares outstanding-Diluted

I see the following Form 3. When I calculate Weighted-average common shares outstanding-Diluted, do I have to include all the number of Class A Common Stock and all the number of Class B Common Stock? ...
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How to determine Capital expenditures in Free cash flow calculation

I know the formula to calculate free cash flow is: Free Cash Flow = Operating Cash Flow - Capital Expenditures However, what should be included in Capital Expenditures? In the following example, do I ...
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What is a share, really? [closed]

According to wikipedia, a share is defined as follows: A single share of the stock represents fractional ownership of the corporation in proportion to the total number of shares. This typically ...
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Pro Forma vs. Pro Forma as Adjusted vs actual in the balance sheet in S1 report by an IPO company

In the S1 form, I found three columns in the balance sheet: "Pro Forma" vs. "Pro Forma as Adjusted" vs "actual". Which column is more important? In my understanding, the &...
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Assets != Equity + Liabilities

could anyone explain to me, in this balance sheet, which items are assets, which items are liability, and which items are equity? Are funding debt and Notes issued liability? Is redeemable convertible ...
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“Price per option granted” versus “exercising price”?

What is the difference between "price per option granted" and "exercise price" ? Let's say I received 10 employee stock options with a "price per option granted" = 0 Euro ...
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How does stock vesting and cliffs work for employment compensation?

Online you can find a lot of resources explaining vesting and cliffs. They all assume that we're talking about a fixed one-time amount of stock. How does vesting work exactly if stock is part of a ...
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Day Trade $25,000 again

If I have a margin Day Trade account, after some transactions/tradings there is only $25,000 cash in this account now. There are some cases for this Day Trade account I need to know its status. Please ...
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can I trade stocks in IEX with Interactive brokers?

I have accounts in a couple brokerages. I trade stocks just fine, however I miss any good understanding of some fundamentals, and how things work under the hood. I'm confused about stocks being traded ...
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Is there completely free options broker? [closed]

I'm looking for cheapest options broker available, and stumbled across Firstrade. They don't charge commission or fee, but unfortunately they collect SEC Fee and Options Regulatory Fee when selling or ...
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help me to understand the day trade requirements

I am new to the stock market and the Day Trade. I need your help to clarify some definitions (from Fidelity): "A Day Trade is defined as an opening trade followed by a closing trade in the same ...
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move a stock to another stock exchange

if a company is traded in 2 stock exchanges, and my broker allows me to buy the stock in both exchanges, is it possible to buy the stock at 1 exchange and move to the other? does it matter if the 2 ...
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Will rising interest rates boost financial stocks?

Would rising interest rates (as set by fiscal and monetary policy) increase the profitability of companies that lend out money, and thus increase their equity value?
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Generally, Stocks move the index. Can index also move the stock?

When the stock’s move they move the index. Can index move the stocks
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If options gives you the RIGHT but not the OBLIGATION to exercise them, then why are they being forcefully exercised if they expired in the money?

Now, I know what you're thinking. If it's in the money, isn't it good that your broker automatically exercise the options for you on expiration date? Well, yes and no. If you somehow managed to miss ...
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How to find stocks of companies that are involved in particular kinds of technology etc?

If I want to invest my savings on the stock market in companies that are in business in particular technologies that I think will be in demand in the future, how do I find them? For example if I think ...
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How do we trade and earn profits in future contracts? [closed]

Suppose there is a future contract with a market price of $100 and its lot size is 50, so can I purchase the lot at $100? And while selling before expiry or in intraday, suppose the price is $150, so ...
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Is a hidden order that's higher than the bid price prioritized over the bid price?

For example. If the bid price is $1.00 and the ask price is $1.02, and I submitted a hidden order to buy at $1.01, my hidden order will be prioritized over the $1.00 bids, right? I'm asking because I ...
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If we can go to Europe, Northern Europe, Asia, to establish a corporation and invest in US stocks, then it is like IRA or 401(k)?

Because there are limitations of IRA and 401(k), such as $7000 or some people use somewhat complicated backdoor to do it "legally" have a higher amount, but also subject to penalties if the ...
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What impact does the delistment of Chinese stocks from the NYSE have on my holdings?

Recently, the New York Stock Exchange decided to de-list a number of Chinese Telecom stocks, and are rumored to be considering delisting further stocks, including Alibaba. I have a small stake in ...
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Diversifying inter sector or intra sectors. What should be considered?

I have been investing (softly) in stocks for the last 2 years or so. I am not an experienced stock investor but it seems to me that there is a consensus that some degree of diversification is a safer ...
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What would be the average return of the S&P 500 if you only bought on days that it fell?

If the average annual return for the S&P 500 is 8%, wouldn't it be far better if you only bought on days that it fell?
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stock price at 4:00am when the pre-market opens

What happens to the stock price when pre-market opens at 4:00am? Will there be a significant different to the close price at 8:00pm on the previous day? I have never got up so early to watch the stock ...
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What do abrupt price fluctuations mean for a stock?

One example brought to the question is the case of the pharmaceutics company Mylan that completed the merger with a Pfizer division and Upjohn to form Viatris(VTRS) on November 15 approx. What does a ...
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Is S&P 500 a capped index, and is it a Total Return or a Price Return index?

Is the S&P 500 index (SPX) often mentioned in business news a capped or non-capped index? I mean, is the weight of a single company, or a single sector capped by a maximum percentage? And, is it a ...
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How figure out cost basis when the same asset is located in different brokerage accounts?

I have two brokerage accounts Robinhood and TD Ameritrade. Here are my transactions for ABC stock: Jan 10, 2020 bought 10 ABC from Robinhood. ABC price $50 Jan 15, 2020 bought 70 ABC from TD ...
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Where do stock market APIs get their data?

It confuses me how stock market API companies can charge so much for access to the stock market data. For example, stock market APIs such as MarketStack and Polygon have very limited free access to ...
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missing gross profit in financial report

I notice that some financial reports miss gross profit or cost of revenue. This often happens in Software companies. Does this mean the cost of revenue is zero? I attached a financial report for ...
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Stock market day trading etf new please help

I am really new to this and I need your help. Let's say I have 50k: I buy 100 shares of a stock, sell them at $5 profit for each share and do it again with 50K+plus. How much I made on the last trade? ...
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Why articles give the stock market as an example for compound interest?

I have read a dozen or so books, including The Intelligent Investor, but I still like to read random articles about investing. I keep finding articles like this one where they give the stock market as ...
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Question for Xenith (Eikon) Expert - Is the following data available…?

In the ''Universe'' tab are many different options: Government and Corporate Bonds, Equities, Funds, Indices, Equity & Index Derivatives, Companies/Issuers, Commodities, FX & Money, Benchmarks ...
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Can Sri Lankan's invest in US Stock market?

Can Sri Lankans invest in US stocks from Sri Lanka itself? Is it possible to transfer funds directly from Sri Lanka?
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Is it possible for a stock that is consecutively trading above $1 to get delisted?

Is it ever possible that a stock that is consecutively trading above $1 to get delisted? If so, how, and for what reasons? And if it happens, how often does it happen?
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If I own a put option on XYZ, and XYZ becomes worthless, is my option also worthless?

This is a hypothetical question. Let's say I believe XYZ is in real financial trouble, so I purchase some seriously OTM put options on the cheap. Before the expiration, XYZ goes bankrupt and their ...
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Is the market maker for a particular stock also the market maker for that stock's options?

Is the market maker for a particular stock also the market maker for that stock's options? ... or is it a different person entirely that makes the options markets for that stock? If it's 2 different ...
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Where to find list of full name (NOT abbreviations!) of stock exchanges where particular enterprises has their stocks in? [closed]

Would anyone be able to help with the question in title? So far I only know Bloomberg and their ''Stocks'' menu and it's corresponding fields to search the public enterprises with publicly traded ...
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2% gain-and-out trading plan on the stock market

I am really new to the stock market and very very green...I've seen a question on day trading on the stock market and making 1% per day and reinvesting the next day, creating compound trading...I ...
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Why don't all dividend-yielding companies offer dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs)?

My uneducated guess is that dividend reinvestments seem to be a win-win situation between companies and shareholders. As a result, I wonder why some dividend-yielding companies do not offer dividend ...
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Is selling a put a wash sale if the buyer does not exercise within 30 days of purchasing the put?

Let's say you sell an equity on the 1st of the month for a loss. On the 10th of the month, you sell a put on the same equity. If the put is not exercised by the counterparty of the put within 30 days,...
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Why is finviz not showing some stocks?

Finviz is a popular stock screener and is recommended by many traders. However, when I put a filter of "shorted more than 30 percent", it did not show me GME whose short percent is higher ...
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Long Term Capital Gains Tax Question

I understand that to be taxed long term capital gains tax you must hold your shares for more then a year before selling at a profit. My question is, does the 1+ year time frame get counted from the ...
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Waiting for Bid vs. Ask [duplicate]

Does a person make a profit when the bid price is higher than what was originally paid for the share? I know that you buy the ask, sell the bid, but if I ask to sell a share at a higher number than ...
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Dividends and Number of shares owned

For stocks in companies that pay dividends, is this just for holding any share, or is the dividend paid per share? For example, a dividend of $10: is that $10 for holding 200 shares of stock or $10 ...
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Option Price Chart Data Not Matching with Table

I am studying the option price data for SPY Call Credit Spread 373/372 expiring Jan 15, 2021. According to this chart, on 12/24/2020, the price ranged from -0.87 to -0.02. At least that is what I ...
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P/E Ratios. - the spread and outliers

The average P/E ratio of companies is 55 (just an assumption). The p/e ratio is the mean of a sample of comparable companies, but what is the spread of p/e ratios, and have the outliers been excluded? ...

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