Questions tagged [stocks]

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Sell only a stock profits

Assuming one have 100 stocks of a company. Assuming this stock goes 1% up and down zig zagging for a year. Person A keep his money in the stock for a year and then test results ( profit is 0 ) Person ...
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What does indemnity mean in a “Historique Espèces” (~= history of cash operations) of a securities account in a French financial institution?

I am reading in a "Historique Espèces" (~= history of cash operations) spreadsheet of a securities account in a French financial institution, namely Fortuneo. It says: I'm quite confident that indemn....
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What are the actual mechanics of rises and falls in the stock market?

I have very little understanding of stock markets/ share prices, etc. I have done some very basic investing- just through a third party, where the actual trading is done for me by the third party, but ...
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What are the rules governing stock price movements in different exchanges?

A stock's price moves up or down when a trade is executed with a price above/below the market price. I was wondering if there's more to it than that. For example, does a trade have to have a certain ...
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Stop Limit order after passing a set threshold - is there such an order type?

Let's say that there's a stock I am investing in. Market price is currently at $300. The market is rallying and I would like to sell if it reaches $315. Great, I will set a limit order at $315. But ...
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Stocks and trading

I would like to ask 3 questions regarding trading and investing: How Is short term trading defined? and with Forex, is forex trading always short term? Meaning can't be in it for the long haul (...
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Would investing in an airline be a good idea due to Coronavirus? [closed]

I'm looking at investing in some stock since the market is plummeting right now, particularly Airline stock because travel is way down due to coronavirus. The idea is that if international travel is ...
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Out-of-the-money options at expiration

It's taught that out-of-the money options that expire at the end of the last trading day expire worthless yet I see many expired options in trading hours that hold their value and continue to trade. ...
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Within Interactive Brokers, what is the easiest way to 'sync' accounts so that I can execute a trade in multiple accounts from a single transaction?

My partner and I both have IRA and investment accounts with Interactive Brokers. I manage the investments in our family and so I am currently needing to log into both of our accounts separately in ...
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Are my old stock certificates worth anything? How can I find out?

I have a old stock certificate that my great grandmother bought. It's for two shares from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport National Bank, dated 1973. That bank has merged multiple times and is now part ...
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How to distinguish insider purchases from stock option exercises?

I've read that large insider stock purchases are considered a good confidence signal for its near future. But, as I understand, the SEC reports about insider purchases may also include stock option ...
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Historical Quotes

I imported Quicken data starting at the 1st of last year. Although all of the investment transactions transferred correctly, no security prices were included. I would like to import prices from the ...
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Buying and selling the same stock. How is gain for taxes calculated?

Asking from US tax perspective, I have a stock that I bought for $1. I sell it at some point for $2. Within a week or two after, the same stock falls to $1.3. At this point, I buy one stock again. ...
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Why isn't “everyone” short VXX?

I'm going to attempt to keep this question short instead of providing some rambling, and very likely, wrong explanation of the question. As far as I can tell from my novice research the VXX note is ...
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What exactly does an ETF do when a company is added or removed from an index?

Suppose an index is changed in so far as Company A is removed and Company B is added. Are these changes reflected immediately in an ETF reflecting said index? I suppose that when an AP creates ETF "...
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Is day trading still profitable in 2020?

I'm interested in day trading and want to start educating myself, but I'm a bit concerned regarding AI and automated trading where humans trade vs. computer programs and have no chance at all - I'm ...
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If a broad long-term investment in the stock market is such a good deal, why don't banks do the “obvious” things?

There is a fundamental discrepancy or paradox that has been keeping myself, and many others, away from the stock market. Before I explain it, let me mention some selected popular questions on this ...
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How Does One Compound Their Stock Investment

I was wondering if someone could explain the concept behind compounding your stock investments. For example, let's say I buy 10 shares of a stock at 10 dollars each for a total of 100 dollars. That ...
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How are shares of private corporations valued for the purpose of income tax?

If somebody gives me stock in a private corporation, how is that gift valued for the purposes of income tax? Assume the stock is unlisted and has no publicly tradable value. I know that all stocks ...
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Do “normal” shares in large companies pay equity, as well as profit?

If I buy shares in a big company like Intel or Microsoft I (can) receive a dividend. So these shares (can) pay "profit". However, if the company is bought, do i also receive a split of the "equity"/...
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Do typical public repositories of historical equities show bid or ask prices?

At yahoo finance (and similar) I can download historical data such as the open, close, high, low, volume. Are the prices the bid or the ask price? I can't track the info down so far and was hoping ...
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Would a stop sell order execute if the stock suddenly dropped and recovered?

A few weeks ago I bought some Tesla shares at $908. I held them until Feb. 19 when the price went to $930, putting in a stop-limit order to sell at $915, but not below $900. Shortly after, the stock ...
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How to predict monthly turning points in stock graphs? [closed]

Currently I am trying to make some capital gain from stocks, however I just want to ask for anyone experienced in the world of stocks if they have some idea or a generally accepted way of predicting ...
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Can a surge in buying due to a recent drop artificially raise the price without actually fixing the underlying problem?

Assume you were omniscient and knew the primary reason for a dip in the market. Is the following mechanism for a temporary rise, post dip, feasible? Reason X causes a dip. Investors, not fully aware ...
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How should I approach learning about investing and the stock market [closed]

Background: I am a 14 year freshman in high school I wanna get into the stock market and begin investing. I often try to learn new things through a strict procedure. I have one of each of the ...
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Why would a stock trading millionaire need some extra money? [closed]

There's a guy that teaches stock trading on Youtube named Steven Dux. According to him, he's made millions, mostly on shorting small-cap stocks. Here is one of his videos: https://www.youtube.com/...
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Is it less risky to short a stock after it has been short squeezed?

I'm looking at TSLA and it has risen some 250% in the past 4 months on not much news and it seems a lot of it has been due to a short squeeze (as I understand). Since the stock has been artificially ...
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Is the convertible bond arbitrage strategy really riskless if share price rises a lot?

Convertible bond arbitrage is a position when one goes short the company's stock and long the company's convertible bond. I have found many articles on the Internet stating that this is a riskless ...
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Do I want a 30% cash buffer on my managed portfolio?

I am new to investing. I would not characterize myself as a risk averse person. I was thinking about signing up with Ally bank for one of their managed portfolios, a Roth IRA. They offer what they ...
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Equity cannot be redeemed at the option of the holder

I was going through Tier 1 Capital on Investopedia. I came across this note a couple of times in the article. Equity capital is inclusive of instruments that cannot be redeemed at the option of the ...
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What is the difference between these three tickers?

I recently purchased 20 shares of SPCE to add to my long position, and I noticed there were two other tickers dealing with the company Virgin Galactic Holdings. They are SPCE/WS and SPCE/U through ...
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Selling a call option

There has been a lot of discussion about selling a call option. I read a good number of explanations but I didn't get clarity on this. Let's say a stock is trading at $80 per share and I sell a Feb ...
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How to calculate stock return

Is there a formula to calculate compound return of a given stock, taking into account dividend and reinvestment? For example, a stock which returns 5% yearly plus a 3% annual dividend (paid every ...
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How to compute IVx (Implied volatility for a specific expiration) and the expected move with options?

By searching online, I have found three methods to compute the expected move of a stock based on option prices and implied volatilities: Method 1: Extract the price of a Straddle ATM of the front ...
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Is it possible to calculate share price previous to stock split based on adjusted close price?

The price of NSE:HDFCBANK was around Rs. 2K+ before it split on 19-Sep-2019. I am using AlphaVantage to get stock price for NSE:HDFCBANK. It does not show the stock price before stock split as Rs. 2K+....
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What means “with the DJIA at 892”?

The question says it all: What means "with the DJIA at 892"? Thank you very much.
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Does the concept of non-outstanding shares exist?

Is there such a thing as "non-outstanding shares"? I ask because I'm trying to understand the relationship between market capitalization, outstanding shares, stock buybacks and ownership in a ...
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Tax Document Shows Adjusted Cost Basis Increasing Past Stocks Original Purchase Price Upon Selling

Why does the adjusted cost basis increase past the stocks original purchase price upon selling in my tax document? There seems to be some discrepancy between my transaction history and my tax document....
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Missing candle stick on the GOOG stock market chart

On the 14th of February 2020 at 12.30 noon, there is no 1-minute candle stick on the GOOG stock market chart. It jumps directly from 12.29 to 12.31 I check on Yahoo finance and TD Ameritrade. Both do ...
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Significant (75%) End of Day jump in option price

I am fairly new to option trading so am having a hard time making sense of this... I had a $10 put option for VIVO with 02/21/20 expiration. As viewed in the Robinhood app, the option jumped from $1....
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Why not sell this set of stocks and purchase at the new price later?

I'm a 28 year old college grad who set up a Roth IRA a year or so ago and I've noticed that my long-term stock positions within it have a combined +$102.28 in potential profit. Every position is long ...
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Can a company just keep giving stock offerings or is there a limit?

Just trying to grasp if there is a limit to stock offerings or if a company can just keep choosing to dilute its shares? Not sure how it works, when they open the company do they say there are (for ...
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Settle stocks on the same day [T] instead of [T+2/3]

Is it possible to have same day settlement on the stock markets by using more efficient processes and technology? I know that the T+3 settlement was earlier replaced by the T+2 settlement process. ...
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historical quotes for convertible debentures of a defunct company

How do I locate quotes for International Consumer Brands 12.0% convertible debentures (default date June 14, 1997) for the time period from the date of issuance of such debentures through June 14, ...
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warrants and common stock

A company I have shares in recently announced underwritten public offerings of 10.6 million shares and warrants to purchase up to 10.6 million shares had priced. As a result, shares prices dropped ...
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Dilution based on newly issued shares

I understand that when a company issues more shares it causes dilution and a potential drop in share prices depending on the circumstances. My question is more about the mechanism in releasing these ...
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Can I cash a share account at a Federal Credit Union?

What is a share account? I keep getting a note every quarter from a FCU that names a quantity of shares, not dollars. What does this mean, and can I cash these shares? If yes, what do I need to do and ...
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Can I Cancel a Stop Order with Vanguard

I have a few stocks in a Vanguard acct. I want to place Stop Orders on them (sell them if the market goes to pot). Just curious, If I place a stop order, with a sell price at xyz, for 60 days, can I ...
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What news do get a stock price moving?

I've noticed that news don't seem to affect stock prices. So when I'm talking about news here, I don't mean: "That company's quarterly earnings are down by 22%." I mean: "That company's planes keep ...
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What are tax implications of being long and short stock at the same time?

Let's assume that I am expecting a dip in a stock that I own. In such cases the usual strategy is to sell stock and buy back at a later date during the dip. However, this would trigger a taxable event ...

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