Hot answers tagged

105 votes
Accepted

Someone wants to send me cash by DHL. How's this scam supposed to work?

It looks like a "shipment scam" mixed with "bait and switch". There are few ways you can get robbed: The "DHL" (not really) will say they have cash for you but they need ...
SZCZERZO KŁY's user avatar
102 votes

Someone wants to send me cash by DHL. How's this scam supposed to work?

An uncle of mine fell for a variant of that scam last April. This is what happened in his case: He had a 2nd hand Apple laptop for sale for 250 Euro and advertised it on Marktplaats (the Dutch ...
Tonny's user avatar
  • 971
84 votes

Buying shares when the price goes down 2% and selling shares when it goes up 2%

Last summer (2019) I actually tried modelling something like this approach using FTSE 100 date from October 1997 to July 20191, because I, too, felt "intuitively" it might work... ...unfortunately, ...
TripeHound's user avatar
  • 9,105
69 votes

Does cashing a 3% share harm the company itself?

You're selling the shares to someone else (in exchange for cash), not exchanging the shares for company cash. Thus, the only way this could harm the company is by selling to someone who wants to take ...
RonJohn's user avatar
  • 50.6k
65 votes
Accepted

"Marked down as someone wanting to sell shares." What does that mean?

Private companies don't have liquid secondary markets. There are no identified buyers of your shares. The next time there's a fund raising round at the company they will include some or all of your ...
quid's user avatar
  • 49k
64 votes

Buying shares when the price goes down 2% and selling shares when it goes up 2%

What is the problem, if any, of selling when it goes up 2% and then buying back in when it goes down 2%? The problem is when the market goes up 10% and you cashed out at 2% because you thought it was ...
Lawnmower Man's user avatar
48 votes
Accepted

Is becoming an Amazon seller profitable? Is it worth paying for a course?

You have to pick the right products and find a niche nobody else sees. It's worth a course, because kitting out as an Amazon seller is technically complex. You need to set up a seller account and ...
Harper - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
47 votes
Accepted

Should I pay closing cost and replace HVAC for buyer

A "seller concession" is a good solution for a buyer with no cash who wants things done on the house. You keep the sale price the same, and give them cash back at closing, which they use for the ...
dwizum's user avatar
  • 17k
47 votes
Accepted

How to sell a car to a private party on payments

You’re asking about a hypothetical situation where someone sells a vehicle privately on an instalment plan. Even with (commercial) car dealers, my experience has been that with car sales (as opposed ...
Lawrence's user avatar
  • 9,312
44 votes

Is becoming an Amazon seller profitable? Is it worth paying for a course?

You probably have things backwards. You start by having products you want to sell, and then if you think Amazon may be the right way to sell it, then you try to find out how Amazon works, and that's ...
jcaron's user avatar
  • 3,942
41 votes

Does cashing a 3% share harm the company itself?

It depends on how the shares are sold. Let's say the share price right now is $10, exactly. Shares sold for $10.01 do not sell and shares sold at $9.99 are a loss to the seller. Chances are you won'...
Canbo's user avatar
  • 525
34 votes

How to sell a car to a private party on payments

Is there a way it is normally done that wouldn't involve a lot of risk for me or a bunch of extra work? This is the real question and the answer is no. The other answers go over the general reasons ...
quid's user avatar
  • 49k
33 votes

How much income am I getting by renting my house?

Does it make sense for me to keep the house Are you willing to be a landlord for $91 a month? What happens if your house goes unrented for 3 months? 6 months? How will you pay its mortgage? In my ...
D Stanley's user avatar
  • 131k
25 votes

Buying shares when the price goes down 2% and selling shares when it goes up 2%

what it certainly does is fluctuate up or down. Citation needed there. You have simply asserted without evidence that fluctuations of 2% up and down are a 100% mathematical certainty, but this claim ...
Eric Lippert's user avatar
  • 4,790
24 votes

Can I sell a stock immediately?

You have no guarantees. The stock may last have traded at $100 (so, the market price is $100), but is currently in free-fall and nobody else will be willing to buy it for any more than $80. Or heck, ...
ChrisInEdmonton's user avatar
21 votes

Should I pay closing cost and replace HVAC for buyer

I am motivated to sell, should I agree to replace AC? There's no simple answer, home sale negotiation has a lot of variables. Here are some things I consider when deciding what I will/won't do to ...
Hart CO's user avatar
  • 69.1k
19 votes

How much income am I getting by renting my house?

Is my calculation correct? More or less. Your list of expenses is not complete and repair/maintenance expenses can vary wildly. You'll also depreciate the house (not the land), so with your current ...
Hart CO's user avatar
  • 69.1k
14 votes
Accepted

Bond gain is greater than remaining coupon payments. Time to sell?

You paid $352 for a $1000 bond, i.e.: you got $648 discount. So when the maturity occurs, you will get the $264 coupon payments and the $648 redemption value on top of what you actually paid - total $...
littleadv's user avatar
  • 166k
14 votes
Accepted

What do "unsettled funds" mean?

The term "unsettled funds" is a legal term, defined by legislation and judicial decisions and enforced/monitored by the SEC. The intuition is the idea that while a financial transaction on a security ...
BrianH's user avatar
  • 11.7k
14 votes

Previous home owner wants to buy back the house

I assume you hadn't put the house on the market, since you don't have an asking price. Do you even want to move? There is no reason you have to entertain offers. If you are interested in selling, the ...
nanoman's user avatar
  • 29.4k
13 votes

Does cashing a 3% share harm the company itself?

OP asks, if selling 3% share of a company would "harm the company." If this is a private stock buyback by OP's company, the company is spending cash to buy OP's shares. Simultaneously, the company ...
Chris's user avatar
  • 151
12 votes
Accepted

Selling a car with a lien

You could have the buyer go to the bank with you so that he can get evidence that the loan will be paid in full and that the lien will be lifted. The bank won't sign over the title (and lift the lien) ...
BobbyScon's user avatar
  • 13.8k
12 votes

Someone wants to send me cash by DHL. How's this scam supposed to work?

Another thing to be careful about is a scam where the scammer pretends to deliver a genuine shipment from the company, sent by someone as a surprise (flowers, box of chocolates... money?), but on the ...
Dimitar Nikovski's user avatar
11 votes

Can I sell a stock immediately?

In order to see whether you can buy or sell some given quantity of a stock at the current bid price, you need a counterparty (a buyer) who is willing to buy the number of stocks you are wishing to ...
Calchas's user avatar
  • 210
11 votes

Does cashing a 3% share harm the company itself?

All of the other answers concentrate on the impact on the share price or company value of selling some small fraction of the company's shares. Depending on exactly how the shares are sold, and how ...
Martin Bonner supports Monica's user avatar
11 votes

Is becoming an Amazon seller profitable? Is it worth paying for a course?

The other earlier answers are correct about having a business selling stuff on Amazon. But also consider this: The true value of such a course is if (and only if, IMO!) it offers detailed instructions ...
davidbak's user avatar
  • 471
10 votes
Accepted

Is it advised to sell current self occupied home and buy the other new one to book the profit?

No one can answer this but yourself.... 1) Have you considered closing cost (you'll pay the closing cost for at least 1 property if you sell yours and buy another. 2) Assuming you didn't spend a ...
xyious's user avatar
  • 2,778
10 votes

Buying shares when the price goes down 2% and selling shares when it goes up 2%

Other answers have gone into some details about why this scheme is not likely to work. But there's a much simpler way to view it: If such a simple, obvious method could really work, why isn't everyone ...
Barmar's user avatar
  • 1,917
10 votes
Accepted

Can a mutual fund refuse to execute a sell order?

Yes, a mutual fund can refuse to execute a sell order (more correctly called a redemption order) under certain circumstances. These circumstances must be described in the prospectus that the fund ...
Dilip Sarwate's user avatar
7 votes
Accepted

Why can't I open multiple sell orders?

From the message you report, it sounds like you are trying to sell the same shares twice, you have two open sell orders for the same shares. Either you have accidentally entered two sell orders, or ...
Jay's user avatar
  • 22k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible