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What to do with extra money originally deferred for company ESPP?

I recently quit my job and started another, with my termination date unfortunately a day before the company purchases shares for an ESPP. So I now have a good chunk of money originally set aside for investing in my (now former) company. Any suggestions what I should do with it? Single-stocks, mutual funds, robo-advisors (e.g. Wealthfront), Roth IRA, index funds? About me: I'm 29, single male, renting, no loans or debts, and make a decent salary as a Silicon Valley medical device engineer, so I'm not pressed for cash or anything and are more open to risk. No need for specifics, just some ideas.
posted by beammeup4 on Jul 31, 2016 - 5 answers

Trading Platform

I'm looking to get involved in the Stock Market and whilst looking around have been contacted by a company trying to sell me a Trading Platform solution. ATS 1Trader is the company - Website. Has anyone had any dealing with them? [more inside]
posted by lloyder on Jan 20, 2016 - 15 answers

I want a share of the (Australian) share market

What are some good online information sources for investing in the Australian share market. Looking for all options be they paid or unpaid, blogs, discussion boards, newsletters etc. I have an advisor but I am looking to check his advice as well as develop my own sense of what constitutes a good investment. Google is giving me too many options.
posted by MT on Feb 28, 2014 - 1 answer

How do I create a Share Certificate template?

Looking at the this blank Share Certificate, how would I create a template to print information in the areas I've x'ed on the scan? I'm using a Brother laser printer if that matters, and I have access to Office 2013 and Acrobat Writer. Thanks.
posted by gman on Dec 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Which Analysts cover which stocks ?

Is there a source of information which tells you which Stock Analysts cover which stocks ? Particularly interested in Australian stocks but grateful for others. More inside ... [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Nov 26, 2013 - 3 answers

Advice for first time investor

Changes in my career over the last couple of years have meant that I now find myself, for the first time, being in the position of having a significant amount of spare income at my disposal. Since I have recently entered my forties I plan to invest this in the financial markets, with a initial 15-20 year timescale in mind. I am looking at investing something like $1000 per month into a managed plan split over several funds. Given that I am a total newbie when it comes to investing, what advice can people give me on splitting my pot of money across low to high risk? What are classic first-time investor mistakes? I am currently thinking about something like 90% of my investment split across low to medium risk, with the rest reserved for high risk. Does that sound reasonable? Would I be shooting myself in the foot if all of my pots were in the same currency in the same geographic location or should I diversify as much as possible? [more inside]
posted by teselecta on Sep 16, 2013 - 8 answers

Is my stock in this company worth a thing? Company law advice please!

Hi all, I own one third (i.e. approx. 33.3%) of a UK company for which I am also a director. The remainder of the company belongs to a single shareholder. I'm worried that the financial structure of this company means that the company could effectively be 'sold' to a third party without me getting a cent. [more inside]
posted by Zen_is_Lev on May 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Stocks and shares ISA vs regular share account: what's the difference?

I'm looking to invest 1000 GBP in shares. I expect the profits to not reach the threshold for capital gains tax. Do I need to sign up to a Stocks and shares ISA in order to not pay tax? [more inside]
posted by fry on Mar 4, 2013 - 1 answer

Do I have a right to shares after turning them down?

I accepted a higher salary in lieu of shares. Found of first week on the job the company is in talks to be sold. Am I entitled to demand shares? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Jan 20, 2013 - 21 answers

Transferring 1% ownership of S-Corp - nuts and bolts questions

How does an established S-Corp, wholly owned by one individual, transfer one percent ownership to another individual? Nut and bolt type questions within. [more inside]
posted by amcm on Jul 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me to become rich when the global economy goes pop!

A friend has advised me of a way to rake it in when the economy goes boom. Can you guys have a look at this and see if he is wise or just deluded. [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Jun 21, 2012 - 31 answers

Investing in time = receiving shares and dividends?

I am about to get involved in a company and begin receiving shares for my work. I have questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Time to buy shares, but how? (UK)

I'm looking to buy a few dozen shares in a small company that I am fond of. These are not really for investment, although I might buy shares in the future for investment. Can anyone recommend a UK online broker? The company itself is also UK-based.
posted by NoiselessPenguin on Aug 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Equity 101 please?

I'm an 18-year-old designer looking to join a start-up, they said they are interested in giving me equity in addition to my salary. I know nothing about this. Where to start? What to negotiate for? I've heard tons of warnings about shares before but I'll be happy to hear them again. Thanks all!
posted by ejfox on Jun 30, 2011 - 19 answers

Selling shares of a CCPC

What is th procedure for selling your share in a Canadian Corporation? Is there any form that I can fill out and we both sign on it. [more inside]
posted by page123 on Jun 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Share shorting

Activist share shorting? [more inside]
posted by devnull on May 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Foreign share trading (TWSE) in the UK?

I'd like to buy shares in a publicly traded Taiwanese company but I can't find a UK share dealing outfit who allow trades on the TWSE. Does anyone know of one that does?
posted by twine42 on Mar 3, 2011 - 8 answers

EAAAAASY MONEY. Wait....too easy?

IKnowNothingAboutStocks Filter [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Mar 3, 2011 - 12 answers

What would Gordon Gecko do?

I own a percentage of non-voting shares in a company. What are the possible ways that the other shareholders can, effectively, get rid of me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Recommendations for an Android shares app

Can anyone recommend an Android app that displays a stock portfolio rather than just some share prices? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jan 14, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me understand economics!

I was watching The Social Network yesterday when I realised that I don't know a thing about how economics work. What is stock dilution? What's a subprime? What are they selling in the stock market? Where can I find a simple, for-dummies guide to understanding modern economics? [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Oct 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Could these "Membership Shares" certificates have any tangible value?

Could these "Membership Shares" certificates have any tangible value? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Jun 11, 2010 - 3 answers

The value of a company share

How do I find the value of my shares in a privately owned company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2010 - 16 answers

Which companies provide additional benefits/incentives for stockholders?

Which companies provide additional, non dividend, benefits or incentives for stockholders? [more inside]
posted by borkencode on Nov 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Can I sell worthless share certificates to collectors...?

Can I safely / legally sell the old share certificates of companies who changed their name and issued new certificates in a new name? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Aug 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Replacing a lost share certificate

How can my British friend sell Ryanair shares when the stock certificate is lost? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Jul 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Purchasing vested shares in a company

Best practices for buying vested shares of private company stock? [more inside]
posted by hokie409 on Jul 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Does file sharing on OSX 10.5 work???

Is file sharing with Mac OS X 10.5 completely unreliable, or am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Mar 13, 2009 - 5 answers

UK ISA account with MENA, Japan and US access.

I want to use up my UK ISA allowance investing in Japanese, American and Middle Eastern shares, anyone know of a good service provider? [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Aug 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Credible returns on investment in virtual world finance?

Anybody have experience in investing in virtual world banks/businesses/markets (such as those in SecondLife.com etc)? Do they provide a serious way of making a sensible risk/reward on five or six figure investments? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Aug 12, 2008 - 22 answers

Cdn flow through shares

Real-life examples of flow-through shares bought by a Canadian. [more inside]
posted by Penelope on Jul 3, 2008 - 1 answer

Share scam?

A man who says he represents a Boston company called Bayside Equity Group is offering me an astounding amount for some shares I was persuaded against better judgement (my wifes) to invest in some years ago. What's the catch? [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Jun 10, 2008 - 7 answers

I wouldn't mind voting for Al Gore again.

I own a (very) small number of shares of Apple Computer Inc. However, when I moved about four years ago, I forgot to update my address with them. [more inside]
posted by oaf on Mar 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Why does Manulife want me to sell my shares?

Why does Manulife want me to sell my shares? [more inside]
posted by climalene on Mar 23, 2008 - 8 answers

Which type of ETF to go for

I have $2000AUD to spend on Exchage-Traded Funds and I can't decide what to go for. [more inside]
posted by Jimmeh on Feb 1, 2008 - 2 answers

How big a carrot?

What's an appropriate share percentage to give to someone on a Board of Advisors? [more inside]
posted by dentata on Nov 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Math makes my head hurt.

Maths Question. [more inside]
posted by Optamystic on May 18, 2007 - 14 answers

How can a UK citizen by US shares?

How would a private UK citizen, living and working in the UK, with no financial connection to the US, go about buying a few thousand dollars of shares in a NASDAQ-listed company? Talk to my broker, right? Where should my broker be? In the US or the UK? Any specific broker recommendations? Any tax/duty issues of which I need to be aware? Any other advice?
posted by caek on Mar 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Good online portfolio to practise stock/share trading?

Does anyone know of a good real-time online stocks/shares portfolio tool I can use to practise becoming a Warren Buffet style gazillionaire? I am poor and wish to become rich beyond my wildest dreams...virtually. Thanks in advance.
posted by you're only jung once on Mar 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Investing in low cost medical clinics

How can I invest in low-cost medical clinics like RediClinic, CheckUps and Take Care? These are clinics that are inside drugstores and Wal-Mart and Target. I've visited their websites and searched in Google but they do not seem to be listed on any stock exchanges.
posted by toreo on Oct 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Share your share knowledge, please!

UKSharesFilter: Some of my relatives have had a small selection of the shares in an inherited portfolio disappear over time from their online tracker, so my question is what has happened to the following stocks: CHB.L; GAA.L; MFBUEUGI.L and MFBUTRU.L, and should they have received any notification, documents or even cheques, (and what can be done about finding out more)? (I should clarify that they still have the certificates and haven't sold, traded or otherwise physically disposed of them, it's the listing themselves that now come up as 'No Such Symbol' on the internet listing of the portfolio).
posted by timpollard on Aug 7, 2006 - 5 answers

does 51% sharehold mean control?

In a UK company with 3 shareholders, with percentages 51%, 24.5%, 24.5%. Can the person with the majority force the other 2 holders to sell-out ? [more inside]
posted by toocan on May 17, 2006 - 16 answers

OTCBB stock: broker/issuance/tax advice

I'm about to be eligible to exercise stock options on a stock traded on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board (OTC). Advice on getting my university to issue them to me, exercising (tax) and brokers (sale) please. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Apr 27, 2006 - 23 answers

Sex, Drugs, Stock and Rolls and rolls of cash

Medical professionals can buy shares in pharmaceutical companies. Is this good for my health? (Both my medical and economic health) [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Dec 13, 2005 - 16 answers

How much for that stock in the window?

I have a single share of AT&T from 1982. How much is it worth? [more inside]
posted by symphonik on Oct 17, 2005 - 6 answers

Earning income from stocks

How do shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway earn income? It seems that dividends haven't been issued since 1967. Short of selling the stock, isn't the investment "tied up"? [more inside]
posted by daksya on May 9, 2005 - 19 answers

Understanding Stock Investing

As a fledgling investor, I'm confused about a fundamental idea behind stock investing: When I buy a stock, unless I buy it during a company's Initial Public Offering (IPO), I'm actually buying it from another investor who's willing to part with it for some price. So although I'm paying good money for those shares of company ownership, none of it ends up providing working capital for the company itself-- the money they got in the IPO is all they'll ever get from the stock market. So my questions are: What are the market forces that are supposed to keep the company's market capitalization (current share price X number of outstanding shares) in line with a company's actual value (assets - liabilities)? Why are high (or low) stock prices important to companies? Why do companies care so much about "creating shareholder value?"
posted by Ironwolf on Feb 3, 2005 - 49 answers

Tax and Stock Options

I have exercised stock options and taken possession of a small number of shares. I have not sold anything, but am wondering how screwed I am, tax-wise. First, do I have to declare the value of the stock as "income" for the year that I acquired it? Second, if I should sell it, do I add the money I receive from that sale to my regular taxable income? Do I deduct the amount I paid in? Is the net difference subject to other taxes? Is this handle-able by an average person or do I need an accountant?
posted by scarabic on Jan 13, 2005 - 6 answers

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