Questions tagged [stocks]

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May U.S. Companies Simultaneously Issue Stock Domestically and Abroad?

According to the SEC webpage on International Investing, "Some foreign companies list their securities in multiple markets, which may include U.S. markets." The example given regards ...
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What is "Boeing Co. Com Stk USD5 (CDI)"?

I noticed this security on the London Stock Exchange: Boeing Co. Com Stk USD5 (CDI) (ticker: BOE). What is it exactly? There's "CDI" in its name, so it is a CREST Depository Interest. The ...
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Reading candlesticks and identifying trends

Firstly, I am pretty new to investing and have only been doing it for a few months now. I want to ask, as a long-term investor into safe instruments like ETFs, what are some of the best identifying ...
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What does Taylor Mason mean by predicting delta of a stock?

A stock is like a living organism. A sparrow, say. And we are able to create an emergent-based abstraction of that sparrow, which closely approximates the sparrow itself, accounting for migration ...
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Why is a company's size often represented by its market capitalization?

The calculation of market capitalization of a company only includes publicly listed stocks. A larger market capitalization company might have issued 30% of its shares while a company having slightly ...
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Preferred stocks vs common stocks and Goog vs Googl? [duplicate]

I've read online and in the literature that apparently preferred stocks don't grow as much as common stocks. That makes sense, but Goog and Googl are closely tracking each other. I suppose Goog is ...
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Who/What keeps the record of the possession of stocks?

So who or what keeps record of who owns a share of stock? Can I have physical ownership of a share of stock? An example being a piece of A4 paper saying that I own 2400 shares of XYZ stock. What ...
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What happened if I don't buy back the profitable put option I sold two weeks ago?

Let's say I sold a TSLA put for 2$. If the underlying price moves up, I can buy it back when reaching 50% percent and collect 100$. What happened if the price moves up and I don't buy it back, do I ...
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How exactly does the trading mechanism in the OTC market work?

For a long time, I have wanted to understand how the OTC markets (US) work on a deeper level. I have read through the information on otcmarkets.com but find it to be rather basic. There are of course ...
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What is the meaning of ticker symbols that start with 0 (zero) on the London Stock Exchange?

On the London Stock Exchange, I noticed that the ticker for the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF is 0LMO. Searching further, I noticed that many other Vanguard ETFs also have tickers that start with &...
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Is the S&P 500 really the best index/vehicle for long-term investing?

Nearly every source I've read or heard has said that for long-term investing, the best option is to invest in an ETF based on the S&P 500 Index. The logic is that, over the course of many decades, ...
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What is the purpose of NSCC illiquid charges for low-volume stocks?

I understand the situations in which I will be charged an NSCC illiquid charge, and I have read: What are NSCC illiquid charges? From my understanding, stock brokers pass the NSCC illiquid charge to ...
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Is an asset that cannot be sold by the holder (due to a contract) seizable by a bank at default?

In one or so years I will be leaving university and start working full-time. I've been reading about compensation methods in different industries. As we all know, many industries give part of annual ...
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Execution price when the trading price jumps over the limit price for a previously submitted sell order

I placed a limit sell order with a price of $11 on a stock yesterday, when the stock was trading at $10. Today, the price jumped up to $12 right at the open. I was worried my order would be filled at $...
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What's the incentive for a broker to allow short selling?

I was researching how short selling worked and I was wondering what are the advantages for the broker to allow this. Why would the broker lend out stocks with the expectation that they will get it ...
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What's the average time for order confirmation and fulfillment for brokers in intraday trading?

I've been flirting with the idea of automated, algorithmic trading applications and have been running simulations for several trading strategies with historical, intraday stock prices. There's one ...
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How to calculate all fees to get exact price or profit on wealth simple stocks

I'm trying to calculate all the fees in a trade for a buy and sell, from me being in Canada (CA). So this is for buying or selling a CAD stock or a US stock. I have some theories but wanted to check ...
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Term for describing a stock listed multiple times in different currencies on a stock exchange

Suppose a stock has multiple tickers on a single stock exchange. All the tickers represent the same underlying instrument (i.e. same ISIN), but each ticker trades in a different currency (e.g. ticker ...
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Market Cap, NAV and finite resources

Gave a read through this question and I believe I understand the following: NAV is the sum of a companies assets; represents the value if the company was liquidated Market Cap is (shares outstanding ...
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Stock Price Differences Between TD Ameritrade, WeBull, Public

Why is TD Ameritrade stock price always the lowest compared to WeBull or even Public at the exact same time? Example, AMC stock was $55.34 on WeBull vs $55.17 on TD Ameritrade. I have noticed ...
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Russell indicies reconstitution

I have read that the Russell indexes are being reconstituted after the close today which provides some opportunities for individual investors, for instance, if they are owners of stocks which are ...
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In which situations can a participant of an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) receive an "ESPP refund"?

I believe one reason to receive an ESPP refund is if the ESPP doesn't allow participants to purchase fractional shares and assuming that the ESPP contribution was not a multiple of the stock price. Is ...
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Why does some key figures differ from one annual report to another

I´ve started to read some annual reports lately and inserted some into my excel sheet to calculate some key figures, but saw that column with "Total assets" differ than reads in the last ...
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What Might Cause a non-Parity Performance of, Say, a Gold ETF and the Underlying Price of the Metal at the Stock Market's Close on a Given Day

I have noticed that a Gold ETF and the underlying price of the metal do not necessarily correspond as one might expect. For example, today 6/24, the price of gold was down approximately $9.00 at the ...
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How to research a company which is going public before making an investing decision?

New companies being listed on stock market don't often have lot of data in public domain. Other than some big names like AirBnb, Doordash, most of the companies are not well known. In this case what ...
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Given one ticker, how can I receive the ISIN for it? [duplicate]

I recently discovered the investpy library and I would like to know if there is any function where I can pass the stocks code and on return, among other data, receive its ISIN. I'm trying the function ...
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How is a stock's opening and closing price determined if no shares were traded?

If a stock has zero volume during a trading day, how is its opening price and closing price determined? Will the opening and closing prices be the price of last trade, regardless of how long ago the ...
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Stock on Stock merger when numbers don't add up

Company A and Company B want to merge After merge, company A stock holders want to have between 51.1% and 51.9% of ownership, so company B holders have the rest The problem is that Company A only has ...
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How is the price of stock decided in an order driven market?

In all the online articles I read, it was written that while placing a market order in an order driven market, trade gets executed either at the lowest ask or the highest bid. But when we go to buy or ...
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Rule 144a and Publicly Traded Companies

Suppose you exercise an employee stock option and receive 100 Class A shares. Class A shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ. Do you have to follow Rule 144?
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US nonresident alien tax when selling master limited partnership that has no Effectively Connected Income

A US nonresident alien wants to sell a few shares of a publicly-traded master limited partnership (MLP). The MLP happens to generate no Effectively Connected Income (ECI), and has never generated any ...
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What kind of order review does TD Ameritrade do on a simple and small buy limit order for a stock traded on the NASDAQ?

I was surprised to see that one of my simple and rather small buy limit orders for a stock traded on the NASDAQ got placed under review for 23 seconds before it got executed (small ~= 30kUSD, which ...
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Are stocks listed in NYSE or Nasdaq trading at a premium

Are stocks listed in NYSE or Nasdaq trading at a premium compared with stocks listed in Europe, Canada, or other countries? For the same financial situations, such as revenue, income, balance sheet ...
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What is bid size and ask size in wealth simple?

I'm new to wealthsimple app and wanted to know what some numbers mean. If we look at Microsoft stock for example and look at these numbers shown in the app: Bid $259.87 x 17,481 Ask $259.90 x 10,387 ...
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Why did Xiaomi register a loss for issuing preferred stocks?

I read in this article the following: Xiaomi previously registered a 43.9 billion RMB ($6.9 billion) loss in 2017 on account of issuing preferred shares to investors (54 billion RMB) but it did post a ...
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How does a company’s potential market cap affect share price?

As I understand it, market cap is the perceived worth of a company to the market. It’s derived from share price and shares outstanding, and I’m curious if it can be correlated to what share price a ...
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Relation of Sentiment & Growth Vs Profit to share prices

I have come across a few remarks on the price of a company share is not associated with the profit of a company from a friend of mine. According to him the price of shares are based on sentiment and ...
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Is this a good method to make money in stock trading?

I've decided to start a career in stocks and since I initially decided that option, I've taken at least 10 hours a day to look up stock prices and think about methods to use. But I'm still stuck on a ...
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Why would one choose to sell stock back to a company for less than their current market price?

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is currently offering to buy back $4 billion USD of their stock (reference). The minimum they will pay is $56, and the maximum is $63. Given that this equity is ...
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Does the difference between a marketable limit order's price and the bid-ask price influence the priority of the order?

A stock is $10 bid and $11 offered. Alice places a marketable buy limit order with a limit price of $12 per share. At exactly the same time, Bob places a marketable buy limit order with a limit price ...
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Do low interest rates reduce the growth perspectives after IPOs?

My reasoning is this: A company goes public to raise capital at the price of giving up a certain amount of power and control to the shareholders. Now, if someone founds a company and can borrow risk ...
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Help me understand how the stock price works [closed]

I did some research and the conclusion I came to was that the latest trade made is what determines the stock price. Now I have a question. If I make a trade to sell 1 share of Microsoft at $1 will ...
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Can an investor who perpetually holds stocks lose money?

I'm a little confused about stocks, since I'm a crypto holder. Thus, I'm used to seeing value on ideas that have no inherent value. Therefore, I want to draw some hypothetical situation with some ...
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What percent in short term stock gain to match buy and hold

Say 2 people both like to buy 1 company stock but 1 person buys and sells trying to time earning etc. and other person holds. What percent per year does the person doing trading have to make above ...
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US taxation of dividends for non-resident aliens: corporation vs master limited partnership

A US non-resident alien wishes to invest in a company: Brookfield Infrastructure. Two securities are available for this purpose: Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE: BIP), and Brookfield ...
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How to buy 100 shares when exercising call option

I recently got into options, and I'm a bit confused on how to exercise my contracts. I have an in the money contract. I understant that if I sell to close, I sell the contract at its current price, ...
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Who sets the stock loan costs in U.S. markets?

The market "fee rate" (a.k.a. borrow cost ) for borrowing stock shares to sell short can run very high. (One source for the current borrow cost is a list published every 15 minutes by ...
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Are antique stock certificates that are endorsed/signed on the back automatically "bearer certificates" and of value without proof of ownership?

I have spent hours researching this topic, with no luck. My father (a retired antique dealer) has tasked me with figuring out whether a collection of old stock certificates have any negotiable value. ...
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What are the risks of investing in a stock tracker ETP?

Just a few days ago (2021-05-26), the first "stock tracker ETPs" were listed on the London Stock Exchange, Euronext Amsterdam, and Euronext Paris. These instruments track the price of US-...
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Are companies listed on Euronext Growth and Euronext Access required to publish financial statements?

Companies listed on the Euronext stock exchanges are classified into "Euronext", "Euronext Growth" (formerly known as Alternext), and "Euronext Access" (formerly known as ...

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