Questions tagged [stocks]

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Why would one ever advise another to hold a stock if they own it, but simultaneously advise against buying if one does not own it?

Logically, your decision about the future of a stock should not be influenced by your personal historical return from the stock. This is the notion behind the sunk cost fallacy. Therefore, if a stock ...
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what makes walmart a recession proof stock but not costco

During the 2008 crash, Walmart was one of the few companies whose stock didn't take a hit at all but Costco's share price dropped almost half. They both provide essential goods at rock bottom ...
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Brokerage cash balance in the negative numbers?

what does it mean when trading account showing Brokerage cash balance in the negative numbers? Thanks
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Stock market: how to anticipate effect of volume on price

I started to learn about stock trading and I'm trying to crosscheck every concept with a real use case. hence, not sure I understood everything about volumes. Actually I'm going to take the example of ...
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Can you buy and sell the same etf in one day, provided you have a starting cash and over 25k equity in your cash trade account?

I have a "You invest trade" cash account with over 25k equity and 10k cash in it, can I buy 10k worth of etf's (let's say SPY), and then sell it and buy again the same etf (SPY) let's say 5 times or ...
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How do the companies use the money raised from stock market?

I understand that the new companies raise money from the Stock Market through IPO. But how does the company use this money to invest in the business?. If the stocks are held by people (promoters and ...
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Find net cumulative return from my Investment Report for a 3 month period

I have an Investment Report for a 3 month period that shows me: Number of Shares, Book Cost, Market Price, Market Value, Est Income, Est Yiels, Total Value % How do I work out the cumulative return ...
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Chinese Stock Market crash much less severe during Covid-19/SARS-CoV-2 crisis - Why?

Covid-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has now been around since 3 months. European stock markets have crashed very hard, US-stock market has crashed hard, but the Chinese Stock market on the other ...
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How to calculate portfolio return and compare it with benchmark?

I want to ask how to calculate return on my portfolio and how can I compare it with benchmark index I invested 34500 on 19 dec 2019. Then I added further 25000 on 19 march 2020 out of 25000 I used ...
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Bought shares in a company at a low price but the cost of shares increased

I placed an order to buy a couple hundred shares in a company at the cost of 165. I clicked continue. It then took me to another page and gave me 15 seconds to complete at that same price. I ...
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How does a publicly traded company have access to the funds of its current share price? Or does it have access at all? [duplicate]

To be more specific, let’s say a privately-held company XYZ decides to raise funds by going public. They go for an IPO, and a portion of the equity now becomes public. Let’s say the initial Share ...
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Market Cap Calculation Based on Yahoo Financials

I am trying to calculate market cap based on outstanding shares and stock price for AAPL. I go to Yahoo Finance, https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AAPL/balance-sheet?p=AAPL Quarterly view for 2019 Q4 ...
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TDAmeritrade “Purchase Price” not matching fulfilled order purchase price

Under the positions portion of the website TDAmeritrade, my purchase price is being listed as "56.xx" while under the history of the order, it shows the purchase price as "49.xx" which is in line with ...
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No Sellers for stock , Buyers bidding on higher price - why price going up?

For past 2 days , I am seeing stocks where Buyers bid on very high price and no seller is there in the stock market . The price of the stock rises. Whats this strategy to earn money ? I want to add a ...
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Long or short recovery time for enterprises after this crash? [closed]

Provided that the Corona pandemic would be under control in about 2-3 months, many experts claim that an enterprise (e.g. Volkswagen) will suffer -10% sales and that the share price (after the huge ...
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How can US stocks change so much without any new company activity?

I follow the market every day. It is rushing to recover losses over the last few weeks. However, stock prices are not mirroring the actual activity of the companies, only because liquidity in ...
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Why is my stock buying power lower than my cash balance?

I’m very new to trading and I am using think or swim. My cash balance is $50.90 and my stock buying power is $39.79.
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Buy and hold to mitigate taxation

Today I came up with a reason why selling stocks too early might be a bad idea: Imagine that we invest $100 in stocks. If we assume a constant annual growth of 10% the after say 50 years, we would ...
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Can CFD stock price get negative?

Please, help me to understand how no stop loss will work for me with buy position on eToro. With the conditions: Open BUY (Long) position Leverage: x1 Initial Investment: 1,000 USD APPLE STOCK (AAPL)...
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How come data from different sources for dividends don't match?

This is regarding dividends for SPX Data from ycharts: | Dec 2019 | 15.21 | | Sep 2019 | 14.80 | | Jun 2019 | 14.24 | | Mar 2019 | 13.98 | This is regarding dividends for SPX Data from ...
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How are corporate stock buy backs identified?

I believe that stimulus will be introduced in the US with clauses that prevent stock buybacks. I want to speculate that if the stimulus gains traction, then genuinely undervalued stocks will be worth ...
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Tail hedging with cash

Vineer Bhansali in his book Tail Risk Hedging makes some claims regarding portfolio protection: For losses of 0% to -5%, just diversification For losses of -5% to -15%, alternative betas (momentum) ...
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Query the TSX for companies with the 10 greatest percentage losses in the last 30 days?

I'm new to investing. I would like to somehow query TSX companies using the following criteria: 10 greatest losses by percentage Time period: approximately the last 30 days Is there a way to ...
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Alpha Vantage API not working for Brazilian stocks

I am trying to fetch Brazilian stock prices with Alpha Vantage API. For this example, I'll talk about PETR4. I have used Alpha Vantage Search Endpoint. It returns the symbol of the currency: { ...
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Calculate hypothetical stock value in n years at todays' dollars? [closed]

I'm new to investing. If I buy hypothetical stock that meets this criterion: 100 shares at $100 per share Shares increase in value by 10% per year Inflation is 2% per year In today's dollars, what ...
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Where are digital stocks stored?

If I buy Bitcoins, I can "physically" store the bitcoin on my computer and back it up as much as I want. AFAIK, stocks don't have that option. So where are they stored? For example, if I buy stocks ...
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Does a security's price affect how low it can further drop?

I'm asking for all securities traded like ETFs, but I'll exemplify with stocks. Ford is trading at around $4, GM $16, MSFT $142. Suppose that the same horrific Systematic Risk besets each 3 stocks. ...
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Is it possible to buy shares of some big company while working as a student in foreign university?

I am working as a researcher in a University outside my own country. I want to know is it possible to buy shares or should I ask for permission from university or the government of that country (Its a ...
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Can I make a profit on a put option when I'm out of the money?

Yesterday I bought LB put option with a 5 strike for .28 expires in 21 days. Whenever I bought the put, the premium(ask) went up to 4.90. I understand that you can make money selling the premiums only....
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How can a company trade at a market cap below its cash on hand?

My question is general, but prompted by the current stock price of NASDAQ:CRTO (https://www.google.com/search?q=crto&tbm=fin). The company is currently trading at a market cap of less than 400M$ ...
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What's the intrinsic value of stocks [duplicate]

I am a financial noob. I wonder what are some intrinsic value of stocks. While purchasing a stock, I expect that the price of it will go up, and I'll sell it to gain the price difference. However, the ...
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Do you still have to report to the IRS if you sold no stock, and your total dividends for the year were less than $0.05?

If you own stock, but did not sell any in the previous year, and your dividends for the year totaled less than $0.05, do you still have to report any of it to the IRS?
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What does it mean in a stock when the Bid volume is 100x higher than the Ask volume?

I'm trying to understand how a certain stock fluctuates, I noticed periods recently when the Bid/Ask volume looks like 50,000/500 give or take. What does this mean in human language in terms of ...
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What happens when a share price reaches £0 in the UK?

With all the coronavirus panic, I was wondering what would happen when the share price reaches £0 for a company, but the actual company itself or their business niche is not that much affected, i.e. ...
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Does it make sense for a publicly traded market maker firm to profit a lot from a crash

Dutch publicly traded liquidity provider Flow Traders is doing extremely well on the Amsterdam AEX which is currently crashing. Does that make sense. My idea of a market maker is that their happy flow ...
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Are price over earnings always over Graham's recomendations in the US market?

I am reading Benjamin Graham's book and trying to apply to market, a few day after the krach, as I have free time. I'm puzzeled about some of the rules of Graham for the defensive investor to invest ...
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would issuing new equity to overcome crisis affect the stock price?

Let's take the example of AIR FRANC KLM those days (coronas virus crisis). The company is facing difficulties dues to coronavirus. The French government is considering the increase of capital by ...
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I'm 18 and looking to start investing: is my investment plan good for my age?

I'm an 18 year old looking to start investing for the future. I'd like to have a good balance of single stocks, ETFs and long-term stuff like bonds. I've put together a percentages chart that I think ...
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Ally Invest - Charting Display % Change

I'm new to Ally Invest and can't seem to find out how to have the chart show the Percentage Change in Price in the selected timeframe. I was clicking around once and got the little ticker on the ...
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When is Tesla's Feb 2020 Stock Offering complete?

On Feb 14th Tesla announced a stock offering. When will this complete? I have been browsing the list of Tesla SEC Filings but I cannot find an explicit end date.
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Formula to compare the potential earnings of buying the same stock at different prices

If I want to buy an index fund, I could buy it today at the current price, or I could setup a limit order and try to buy it at a lower price. Obviously it's better to get it at the lower price, but ...
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How does money vanish in the financial system? [duplicate]

From time to time I hear X dollars in value was erased in the stock market etc. But can money really vanish when, for instance stocks lose value? For example, Joe buys a stock from Ben for 100 ...
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How to find index funds that contain specific stock?

Is there a process that would let you look for index funds that contain specific stock. Like, find index funds that contain Alphabet NASDAQ: GOOGL. I know how to do it manually - you just go to ...
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What is the difference between a stock/share listed on London stock exchange and New York Stock Exchange

I am looking to buy a stock/share of GlaxoSmithKline I can see it being listen on multiple stock exchanges, as far as I understand a stock can be listed on multiple exchanges. However, what I do not ...
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Is it possible to make use of stock chart information from different time zones?

For example, if I am trading a SP500 ETF on the NYSE, the stock exchange opens at 3:30pm CET. Due to the time shift, the stock exchanges in the EU open at 9am CET, meaning I can already gather chart ...
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Is it possible to short a stock and then buy the company for very low price?

I started investing in some years ago and I have a special skill in picking stocks which are fraudulent and will quickly drop a lot. Some examples were: CLDR which dropped from $10 to $5 overnight ...
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Stock martket reductions in a recession

Can somebody give examples of how much different stock markets dropped during recessions, in percentage terms?
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Investing in US Stock market from India

I am from India, want to invest in the US stock market, what article and % should I use in W-8 BEN for Tax Treaty, I checked IRS but was not able to find the correct article.
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What is the mechanism behind stocks correlation?

Stocks are VERY correlated. This is obvious when looking at an index: most stocks chart match peaks and valleys. What I would like to know is the mechanism behind those correlations? Is it "buy ...
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Why is the stock change calculated from the last day close instead of the current day open?

As I understand it, the stock change is intended to be a measure of how much the value of a stock changes over the course of a day. So why is it calculated as the difference between the current price ...

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