Questions tagged [stocks]

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What are the situations that could cause unlimited liability in my stock brokerage account?

I have a stock brokerage account, and I want to make sure that the things I do in it will not cause me to be liable for more than the amount I put into the brokerage account. My question is: under ...
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How does a stock go from $173,000,000,000 per share to $0.11?

Investing noob here. TOPS stock (TOP Ships Inc) on the NASDAQ is currently trading at $0.11 per share but it used to be billions per share. Did they continuously raise so much capital that investors ...
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when can I sell stock bought with unsettled cash?

I'm a little fuzzy on what triggers a good-faith violation when trading with unsettled funds. My full-service broker periodically sells, then buys, stock in my account in a single day, but the stocks ...
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Where is all this information coming from?

Hey everyone I'm a software developer and I have barely understood the financial world but here I am asking about the information that's available in most of the financial tools you can find at these ...
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Foreigner trading stocks through US brokerage bank [duplicate]

I am a foreigner currently living in the US, and I have a SSN due to my employment here. However, I will be returning to my home country next year. My question is: since I have an SSN, I am able to ...
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Is making alpha zero sum?

I know that the stock market isn't zero sum but I was wondering if alpha is. If I beat the market by $200 in returns doesn't that mean that someone lagged the market by $200 in returns? Suppose the ...
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Help with understanding Interactive Broker fees, for first-time investor

Interactive Brokers says that clients with less than USD 2,000 in account balance are charged USD 20 (monthly) if they don’t generate a minimum of USD 20 in commissions (monthly). It also says: US ...
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What is the difference between Paid in Capital and Paid up Capital?

I am struggling to understand the difference between these two. They seem to mean the same thing and are used interchangeably. Investopedia also has two different article on them. Paid-in capital is ...
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Is there any advantage to incorporating some sort of business for the purpose of holding and trading equity holdings?

What options are there for incorporating a holding vehicle for equity positions rather than owning them in my own personal name?
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Is it a good idea to focus on dividend income when investing in stocks? [duplicate]

I am 30 years old (can hold to stocks for longer) and currently invested in 11 different stocks positions in the US and EU - all of these companies are in the S&P500 and in the DAX and are in 7 ...
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Is it an OK strategy to sell whenever an investment gains value above a threshold?

Let's say I bought 10k worth of stock A and it appreciates to $10,500. Is it OK to sell part of it worth $500 and do this whenever stock appreciates that much? Too often it drops back under $10k if ...
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What is causing the resistance?

The following is the chart for AAPL from Yahoo Finance. The chart says that the resistance level is $364.84. What is causing this resistance? Is it caused by big investors who have made a collective ...
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Can I use the money I obtained from shorting a stock? [duplicate]

If I were to short a stock currently valued at $100, I understand that $100 would be placed into my margin account. Can I use that $100 to purchase stocks?
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How to interpret Greek Delta for Options?

How to interpret Greek Delta for Options? First, I google. Pretty much anywhere i search, I stumble upon the same definition "Delta is the amount an option price is expected to move based on a $1 ...
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Which should I buy: F shares or Y shares?

Given the choice between a stock with a five-letter ticker that ends with "F" and one that ends with "Y", which should I buy? Lots of foreign companies have both F-shares and Y-...
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Is there a criterion for the different % allocation values in ETF or funds diversified portfolios?

This question does a good job covering the basics of asset allocation. My question concerns the asset allocation of stocks, so we leave the bonds out of the question. All the recommended portfolios ...
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Can my stock broker delay my buy order while it buys using its own account?

Suppose I have placed an order to buy 100 shares at $10. Can my stock broker leave my order aside while it buys 100 shares at $10.01 using its own money? The stock broker gains from this: If the ...
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Price matching with Limit Orders

I have basic question concerning the stock market. I placed a Limit-Sell Order of 500 stocks at $1.45 for Stock X while it was trading below that. Two days later I woke up to all shares being sold for ...
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What drives a share price to stay up even when the fundamentals are weak?

Check this. The market cap of this company is not even close to other companies with the same CMP, let alone the fundamentals. And It manufactures a variety of heavy equipment, such as that used for ...
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What are New York Window fees?

Someone told me that if the stock I want to buy/sell does not trade 100% electronically, my stock broker may need to handle physical share certificates. I was told that I could be charged a "New ...
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What's the difference between margin financing and borrowing money from someone else?

Why don't investors borrowing money from banks or other institutions to buy stocks instead of buying on margin? Margin financing increases your purchasing power but so does borrowing money from ...
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Does TD Ameritrade charge interest for reinvesting your own money in a margin account?

I have a TD Ameritrade margin account with $10,000 cash in it. Morning: I buy ABC stock for $10,000. Noon: I sell my ABC for $10,100, making $100. Afternoon: I want to buy stock XYZ using $10,100. ...
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How can I reliably “transfer” shares to another person by using market transactions? [closed]

Suppose I wish to transfer 100 shares of a $2,000 stock to person X (a trusted person). I have been holding this stock on behalf of person X for a few years now. Further suppose that it is infeasible ...
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What does it mean if a stock skyrockets VWAP 10x aftermarket?

I just spotted $TSLA's VWAP skyrocket to 10k and go back down to 6k and still hanging there, I started trading like 8 months ago and I have never seen anything like this: That is VWAP, not an actual ...
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Why is the number of OTC securites different between OTC Markets and FINRA?

According to OTC Markets (https://www.otcmarkets.com/research/stock-screener), there are currently 16,610 quoted securities on its system : However, according to FINRA (https://otce.finra.org/otce/...
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Why are there no stocks quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB)?

I went to the symbol directory page of the OTCBB to find the list of stocks quoted on the OTCBB: https://otce.finra.org/otce/directories. To my surprise, there are no securities quoted on the OTCBB: ...
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What are NSCC illiquid charges used to pay for?

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, some third-party charges the stock broker this ...
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Why can’t shares of open-end funds be traded during market hours?

I can't really find a straightforward answer to this. I read from Investopedia that NAV of open-end funds is calculated at the end of the day. So I believe that's the reason for why the fund can only ...
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Who are allowed to take short positions in WTI CRUDE Oil futures?

Can any individual like me take short position?
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How does a market order actually get filled? [closed]

If I have a buy market order, there are three selling orders as follow: Sell limit order @ $10 Sell limit order @ $11 Sell @ market order How will my order get filled?
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What are the risks of allowing my stock broker to lend out my shares to short sellers?

Some types of brokerage accounts allow the stock broker to lend my shares to short sellers (probably without needing to notify me). Do I incur any risks when I sign up for such accounts? Is there any ...
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What happens when the 'offer price' drops to zero?

I am aware of the basic idea of the 'offer price qty'. It's basically the number of shares available for you to buy at some instance. But what happens when this quantity drops to zero (i.e. there are ...
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What is the meaning behind a candle, which has relatively smaller body and relatively higher traded volume?

I am not new to stock market, when when it comes to basics, I skipped that. I need to get a grasp about it to understand the working in a clean way. This is one of that. When I compare candle size and ...
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Why would people use OCO or OTOCO conditional trades?

I've recently been looking into placing conditional orders and came across these two types of conditional orders: OCO (One-Cancels-the-Other) OTOCO (One-Triggers-a-One-Cancels-the-Other) (also known ...
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Still getting dividends if shares are sold after ex-div?

Bought some stock in let's call it XXX company about ~2 months before their ex-div date. Sold this stock completely 2 weeks after their ex-div date. Dividend payment date is next week - do I still get ...
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Why is Hertz still being traded?

Or more generally: How can a firm that files for bankruptcy still be traded? What is a bankrupt firms worth? Disclaimer: I am a complete noob regarding these topics and I probably miss already some ...
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What does it mean for the “Feds” to step in?

In several stock market crashes in the US including the recent Covid crash in March and the financial crisis in 2008 it was said that the Feds had to step in and save the economy. There was an ...
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Seeking Equity Split Advice between four co-founders, two of them who have invested money and two who haven't

Founder A,B,C,D are equally responsible for the execution and the idea. At the pre-development stage, Founder A invests $12,500 and Founder B invests $7,500, whereas Founder C and D aren't investing ...
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How does a specific share having intermediate owners during a time period affect volume?

Take any public company on an exchange. On this exchange, Person A sells one share of this company to Person B for $X, then Person B sells the specific share he bought from Person A to Person C for $Y....
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Correct Market Value of a Stock [duplicate]

Thanks for looking into my post. I am new to the stock investment. Current Microsoft book value is 15$ but the Market value is 198$ How to decide value of the stock? How can I say its overvalued and ...
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How to understand red and green colors for level 2 data from the volume analysis section?

I've searched quite a bit online but all I find about the volume analysis is just like normal candle sticks along with the volume bars below them. But this is a different chart. I'm specifically ...
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Are there high-priced shares of quasi-bankrupt companies that are “traded just for fun”?

Suppose that some successful popular company X, whose shares are highly priced and very actively traded, suddenly ceases to be successful and goes almost completely bankrupt. However, it still exists ...
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Book Value vs Current Market Value

Thanks for looking into my post. I am new to the stock investment. According to Benjamin Graham, He suggested investors to purchase a stock 1.5 times the current book value. Current Microsoft book ...
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What is the difference between ADRs and New York Registry Shares?

I was looking at quotes of securities traded on OTC Markets: Look at the "SEC TYPE" column. Both ADRs and New York Registry Shares (NYRS) seem to be used by foreign-listed securities to ...
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What does a large negative “Insider Transactions” mean (finviz)?

What does a large negative "Insider Trans" on finviz.com mean? In general, does it mean that the stock is not worth buying now? For example: The Zoom Video Communications stock is very ...
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How is interest on shorted shares calculated?

Is the formula below correct? [Shares shorted * price sold] * [annual interest rate / 360 * # of days borrowed] = interest charged Based on the formula, it doesn't seem like interest is compounded.
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Startup Expirable Equity

I own a startup that is user-based. We are close to finishing the building of the prototype so therefore it has no users, no revenues, nor any investment. I have 4 unpaid co-op students working full-...
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Does PDT transfer with you when you switch brokerages?

Robinhood classified me as a Pattern Day Trader (PDT). If I switch to TD Ameritrade, will my 90 day ban follow me? Worried that if I make a trade with TD Ameritrade then I try to sell it will ...
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What is a free or cheap Broker with Trading Software [closed]

I am fairly new to trading. Recently I watched some videos after joining Robinhood and I realized that Robinhood is fairly limited. I am looking for a broker company and software that allows me to do ...
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Is there a way to determine the impact of retail investors on stocks or a stock market index?

There has been speculation that retail investors have been behind recent buying momentum in the stock market, such as the below excerpt from Andrew Ross Sorkin's daily newsletter 'Deal Book' (...

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