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Must a company have a specific number of employees to do an IPO?

While there is no legal reason to have a minimum number of employees, there can be a practical reason. They want to look like a good solid investment so that investors will give them money, which ...
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Must a company have a specific number of employees to do an IPO?

No, there is no minimum employee limit in order for a company to initiate an initial public offering.
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How do stocks like INL (traded in Frankfurt) work?

A "stock price" is nothing but the price at which some shares of that stock were sold on an exchange from someone willing to sell those shares at that price (or more) to someone willing to buy them at ...
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How does a company have a net loss in their income statement, but their stock market value still rises?

In simple terms, the value of a stock represents the total value of: Adding up the assets (the things it owns) Subtracting the liabilities (the things it owes) Adding the present value of all the ...
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What is the difference between these two share classes of an ETF?

The EQQQ exchange-traded fund tracks the Nasdaq 100 and has US Dollar as its base currency. So you can buy it in GBP but performance will be affected by your GBP essentially being converted to dollars ...
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I am inheriting 1,000,000 shares of Oklahoma Energy Corp stock ; is it worthless OKOK stock or hopefully ONEOK or OGE stock ? Is OKOK 100% worthless?

If you aren't sure, strangers on the Internet definitely can't tell you for sure. My educated guess is: given that ONEOK and OGE are trading at around $60 and $30, a million shares would be worth $60 ...
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Planing to invest into DAX/S&P500/NASDAQ100 soon. Should wait for market crash?

No, you shouldn't wait for a crash. What if the crash doesn't come? What if the stocks you're interested in aren't specifically affected by a crash? What if what's considered a crash by others doesn't ...
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Is Nasdaq stock an ETF?

NDAQ is the ticker for stock in the company Nasdaq, Inc., which derives income from managing the exchange (transaction fees, listing fees, real-time quote feeds, etc). Here is their description of ...
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How do stocks like INL (traded in Frankfurt) work?

They don't have to track each other, it could just be listed on more than one exchange. The price on one exchange does not have to match or track the price on the other exchange. This is actually ...
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Must a company have a specific number of employees to do an IPO?

Working for a lot of startups, I have seen this cycle. Really it has little to do with making the IPO look good because of number of employees, and is more about making the IPO look good because of ...
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Can shares be trades outside of an exchange?

Yes shares can be traded outside of an exchange, but a transfer agent is still involved. As stock shares represent various rights and privileges, like voting rights and dividends, someone needs to ...
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What is "Nasdaq Subscriber Agreement"? What's the main content in simple English?

I doubt anybody forced you to do anything. Without knowing the specific agreement you're referring to, I assume you mean the "Nasdaq User Agreement for Real-Time Quotes". Basically, it lays ...
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What defines if a stock is able to settle in CREST

I'm having the same issue with AJ Bell, and I got this reply when asking for a list of stocks which settle in CREST: "Unfortunately, there is not a list of CREST settleable securities that we can ...
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How and where do companies publish financial reports?

Yes it is true. The US based companies have to meet the requirements placed on them by the US government. The agency with all these reports is the Security and Exchange Commission. They run the EDGAR ...
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NYSE vs. Nasdaq - can I tell what exchange a ticker traded on, based solely on the ticker?

You cannot determine this solely by the ticker length. However, there are some conventions that may help steer you there. Nasdaq has 2-4 base letters BATS has 4 base letters NYSE equity securities ...
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What is this "Trading", "Stock Price" when I type NASDAQ:FB?

A corporation is a company that is owned by stockholders. A publicly-traded corporation, like Facebook, Inc., is a company where shares of stock (small quantities of ownership in the corporation) are ...
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Can US stocks list on one stock exchange but trade on other US stock exchanges?

US stocks don't automatically list on different US exchanges. Exchanges such as NASDAQ and NYSE are independent and have different (though in many places overlapping) listing requirements including ...
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Is it a Wash Sale from a Capital Gains Perspective if I was to sell Nasdaq ETF and buy Nasdaq 100 ETF?

Firstly, it would most likely NOT be considered a wash sale because they are tracking different indexes (NDX in an index, not a fund, so I'm presuming that you're talking about a fund that tracks NDX ...
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Earnings Calendar Fiscal Quarter Ending

Why do stock markets allow these differences in reporting? The IRS allows businesses to use fiscal calendars that differ from the calendar year. There are a number of reasons a company would choose ...
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How does a company get on the NASDAQ-100 index?

From Wikipedia, the index consists of the 100 "largest" companies (by market capitalization) that meet certain requirements. The requirements for being eligible for the index are: The ...
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Understanding the Nasdaq insider trading information

Insiders are prevented from buying or selling shares except at certain periods right after information is disclosed publicly. But. People have bills to pay and kids to put through college and whatnot. ...
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How to explain quick price changes early in the morning

http://www.marketwatch.com/optionscenter/calendar would note some options expiration this week that may be a clue as this would be the typical end of quarter stuff so I suspect it may happen each ...
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OTC Markets, OTCBB & NASDAQ Level 2

I do not believe Nasdaq provides OTCBB quotations through those services. The TotalView webpage says: TotalView, Nasdaq’s premier data feed, shows you every single quote and order at every price ...
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How can CLDR(NYSE) still be shorted after it dropped more than 10% the previous day?

You are correct. The Alternative Uptick Rule does not allow a stock to be shorted if it has fallen 10% or more in a day. CLDR dropped 9.02% on Thursday (from $10.75 to $9.78). That's why it did ...
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What are the extended trading market hours during a partial trading day for US stocks

Finally I was able to find the answer. There is no change in the duration of pre and post market hours on a partial trading day. Pre market starts from 4 AM ends at 9:30 AM. Normal market starts at 9:...
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Why does NASDAQ consider the Steel/Iron Ore industry part of the industrials sector and not the materials sector?

This article defines materials vs industrials as Industrial stocks are primarily companies that produce or distribute machinery, equipment or supplies used in the manufacturing, construction or ...
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Stock Splits Question on ProShares UltraPro QQQ

Most (many? all?) sites adjust their historical prices to account for stock splits. They do this because a split doesn't change the value of your investment. If there's a 2 for 1 stock split, it ...
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How to explain quick price changes early in the morning

There are lots of good answers on here already. There are actually lots of answers for this question. Lots. I have years of experience on the exchange feed side and there are hundreds and thousands ...
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Nasdaq Composite Futures?

Whilst CME Group does have E-mini NASDAQ Composite Futures listed, nobody trades them. The volume is all in the E-mini Nasdaq 100 futures. You can see this volume here: http://www.cmegroup.com/...
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