Questions tagged [stocks]

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Does increasing value of a still-out-of-the-money option that you wrote (covered) pose a risk to you?

I am a US citizen living in the US. I want to write covered call options to receive premiums. If implied volatility increases and/or the price of the underlying rises, an out-of-the-money call can ...
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VWAP calulation on investing.com is different than what the formula gives

I have been trying to code a VWAP implementation in my Python code. I used the formula that is suggested on many sites: VWAP = (Typical Price x Interval Volume) / Cumulative Volume However the values ...
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Why is a rise in price associated with buying and a decline in price associated with selling?

This confuses me because people say “everyone is selling off” implying there is more sellers than buyers. It’s the exact opposite when the price goes up. But for an order to go through, there needs ...
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Alernative investments to cash with house purchase on the horizon [duplicate]

My wife and I have been expecting to buy a house for the past two years (currently living in a condo worth around 400K with no mortgage). Because of this, we have pretty much all our investments in ...
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Is using Adjusted Close prices the same as calculating the return when dividends are reinvested?

I know that stock data (OHLC) usually includes two closing prices - Close and Adjusted Close. My understanding is that Adjusted Close is used to calculate returns. It adjusts the raw Close price to ...
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Can you make money in the stock market buying and selling the same stock?

Can you make money in the stock market buying and selling the same stock, but not all your shares; just buying at the lowest price and sell it at a higher price like the examples of recent trades: I ...
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Given a ticker symbol, how can I know the corresponding SEC Edgar's Central Index Key (CIK)?

I read on https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/cik.htm: The Central Index Key (CIK) is used on the SEC's computer systems to identify corporations. Given a ticker symbol, how can I know the ...
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What does CNBC PRO provide that is not already available for free?

Based on CNBC PRO, they provide: Live business day programming from around the world. Exclusive video series like PRO Talks and PRO Uncut. PRO Playbook daily email that highlights the news you can'...
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UK ISA buying US stocks

I was wondering how stamp duty and tax works with buying and selling international stocks e.g. US companies. I currently don't get charged stamp duty when buying US stocks with my broker and have not ...
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Collateral for Stock Short Sale

Since a broker uses the cash proceeds from a stock short sale as collateral, does that mean that this cash becomes an unsecured claim in case of a broker's insolvency or is this cash collateral held ...
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Is there any upside in owning American depositary receipts (ADR) instead of owning the underlying stock directly, if that's possible?

American depositary receipts (ADRs) have some fees, their own risks and a few other downsides. Is there any upside in owning ADRs (e.g., AXAHY) instead of owning the underlying stock directly (e.g., ...
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Do i have to pay capital gains tax if i sell ESPP stock from ESPP account and bought same stock from individual broker account

Do i have to pay capital gains tax if i sell ESPP stock from ESPP account and bought same stock from individual broker account? Here is an example: I have 100 shares of ESPP stock allocated at 50$ in ...
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Finding Debt to Equity ratio

I was looking at Bank of America's 10-Q and I wanted to find the D/E ratio by doing total liabilities over stockholder's equity But this looked super odd because the D/E ratio would be 8.88 which I ...
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Put option lost value when stock price dropped?

I had purchased 3 puts of MNOV yesterday with a strike price of 7.50 when the stock was worth around $11 and it raised as high as $13+ The stock price had dropped as low as $7.15 and is currently ...
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Does a retired person need to file taxes if they made money on stocks

If a person is retired and married in the USA. Then this person makes less than $1000 in capital gains on the stock market. Does this person need to report income tax? Normally this person doesn't ...
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Price movements in ETFs

How much money would it take to move the S&P 500 +1% or -1%? How would this be estimated?
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web sites that list the ticker symbols of high beta stocks? [closed]

I want to invest in some high beta stocks. The only list I've found is Yahoo finance, but it was only 5 stocks.
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Why do I get charged more than the depositary fees + withheld taxes on my American Depositary Receipt (ADR)?

I have 894 shares of AXAHY (which is an American depositary receipts (ADR)) on my Fidelity brokerage account. According to this answer by Flux, the depositary fees for AXAHY in 2020 are 0.04 USD per ...
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Buying stock with unsettled funds (Schwab)

I sold stock in my IRA that I have with Schwab. I tried to buy different stock and was given a checkbox to acknowledge that the buy order is being accepted with insufficient (unsettled) funds. I don'...
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Not understanding the calculations done in the book

I was reading "The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham" and came across a series of calculations that I'm not getting as to how it has been arrived at. I'm quoting the entire text from ...
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How can I know the exact Depository Trust Company (DTC) fees on an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) before buying the ADR?

How can I know the Depository Trust Company (DTC) (mirror) fees on an American depositary receipts (ADR) before buying the ADR? For example, let's say I want to purchase some AXAHY ADR via my ...
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How do I determine whether or not a stock is DTC-eligible?

From my understanding, exchange-listed companies are all DTC-eligible (DTC meaning Depository Trust Company), so my question is more about the companies that trade over-the-counter. How can I check ...
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How to take advantage of a trading opportunity

You hear or read something that makes you know 100% that a CFD market price or Stock Price of company X is going to go up or down ...there is no denying it ...(as a noob at trading) i wait until ...
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Publicly Held Shares versus Float. Are they the same?

According to Investopedia and finance.zacks.com, Stock Float is defined as number of outstanding shares minus closely-held shares (Company officers, directors may be long-term holders; or restricted ...
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If everyone expects index funds to increase in value in the future, wouldn't future returns be zero? [duplicate]

Suppose everyone expects Apple to increase its earnings by 20% next year. Due to the general expectation, the current stock price will incorporate this information. For example, if subsequently Apple ...
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What are “regional bid and ask prices”?

I was reading Schwab's market data catalog. Excerpt: NYSE Pro New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) offers Level I quote data for all NYSE-listed stocks and ETFs, providing: • Trades • National Best Bid and ...
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Why should I buy bonds for my long-term portfolio when bonds have a lower upside than stocks? [duplicate]

I am one of those people who have 100% of their long-term portfolio in stocks (both in individual stocks and diversified index funds). I have an investment horizon of 50 years, so by "long-term&...
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Why are dividends different from property income like rent?

My question should be more like: why dividends are inseparable from the appreciation of a stock's price? The common explanation is something like: Stock A pays a $10 (10%) dividend and a share is ...
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How does a Canadian sell TFSA assets in a foreign stock exchange?

I'm using TD Waterhouse and bought some stock in my TFSA account. However, the entity was purchased by a UK company. TD Waterhouse doesn't seem to be able to sell stock on the London Stock Exchange ...
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How do I know when to quit trading?

I started trading a few months ago, hoping to make even a small profit from the rebound after April. I followed the advice to stick to large, solid companies. I made some profit, but also a lot of ...
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Is this how stock trading works? [closed]

This is a very basic question about the Stock Exchange, and I was looking for some concrete answers with a general understanding of how it works. When a Stock Exchange is open for business in a ...
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Why are preferred shares less valuable than common shares?

In the Intelligent Investor, I read that "the preferred holder lacks both the legal claim of the bondholder (or creditor) and the profit possibilities of a common shareholder (or partner)". ...
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Why/when should one sell stock instead of using trailing stop loss?

John bought stock X, and it has gone up (yay!). John suspects stock X is near a peak. His options are: Do nothing and see what happens (not interesting to this question) Sell and take the profit Set ...
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Stock price for new IPO different from price range

I have been trying to understand why new ipo stocks are different from the price ranges the companies have mentioned. Example Relay Therapeutics, Inc. (RLAY) went live today the price range they have ...
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What is wrong in research for stock exchange on MarketWatch vs. Bloomberg (why Major differences)?

I have a question which is related to searching information which company has stocks assigned to which stock exhange in which country. My question is based on the comparison between Marketwatch and ...
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If an ETF directly reinvests its money back in to itself, does the “compound interest” approach to shares still apply?

The idea of investing in ETFs was given to me as follows, I'll call this the "compound interest approach": Historically speaking, unless you can time the market very well or have a very ...
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What are the reasons a private company doesn't want to be on the stock market?

What are reasons a company does not want to be or is not on the stock market?
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Why do people claim that it's hard to outperform the S&P 500? It has only increased in value by ~1.5x in the past 5 years

Whereas companies like Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, Apple have all increased anywhere from 3x-6x in value in the past 5 years. If you just stuck with those companies, you would have easily ...
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Why do stock exchanges have minimum share price requirements?

Most stock exchanges have rules about minimum share prices, below which a stock may be suspended or delisted from the exchange after a grace period. For example, the New York Stock Exchange requires a ...
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Stocks that match the criteria of the “intelligent investor” [closed]

Warning! Noob investor. I am new to investing and trying to learn how to make effective trades. I recently started listening to the "The intelligent investor" The book offers various starter ...
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Selling Stocks and Re-balancing my account: how will this effect my taxes?

This is my first year diving into stocks. Individually, I own around 10 different stocks, and one or two of them seem to be doing much better than others. I believe I would like to sell some of the ...
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Pull money out of old pension and start a stock trading account? [duplicate]

I have 10k in an old pension plan with a company I no longer work for. I have a 401k currently with my present employer and would like to take the 5k and start an stock trading account. Would this be ...
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Can companies use reverse stock splits to liquidate my shares at unfavourable prices?

Suppose a stock is currently selling at $0.50, which I think is a severe undervaluation. Suppose I own 700 shares of this stock, and I don't intend to sell at the current price because of the severe ...
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S&P 500: What happens to the index when a new stock is listed?

Out of curiosity, I started googling what would happen to the S&P 500 Index when a new stock is listed on it. And I wasn't able to find the answer. From my understanding, when a new stock enters ...
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Does an IPO mean a company is going public or is already public?

I know that an IPO means that a particular company, regardless of the country, is offering some quantity of their stocks to the public via the stock exchange. I also assume (but not sure) that if they ...
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Is S&T at investment banks flow and agency?

I just read about the Volcker Rule on Investopedia and it seems like prop trading, trading with the firm's own money, is explicitly forbidden in investment banks. Does all sales & trading at ...
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Are the values for all technical indicators obtained from an asset's price?

There are several types of technical indicators, for example, trend, momentum, volatility & volume. My question is, are the values for all indicators obtained from an asset's price? If not, what ...
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Are there stock options on OTC stocks?

I was looking for stock options for the largest companies that actively trade on the OTC market. For example, options on Tencent Holding Ltd. (TCEHY), Roche Holding Ltd (RHHBY), Nintendo Co., Ltd. (...
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trading in the stock market using your brother's broker account(with his permission), is it illegal? [closed]

I am planning to trade stocks in the stock market but I can't open an account in a broker because I don't have a passport or driver's license. So I plan on letting my older brother make an account on ...
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Are there advantages in buying round lots rather than odd lots?

Sometimes, when I want to buy a stock, I will spread the buying over several weeks in order to "cost average" the purchase price. This may involve buying in odd lots (i.e. the number of ...

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