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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Which companies provide additional, non dividend, benefits or incentives for stockholders? [more inside]
posted by borkencode
on Nov 10, 2009 -
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 -
How can my British friend sell Ryanair shares when the stock certificate is lost? [more inside]
posted by anadem
on Jul 21, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I own a (very) small number of shares of Apple
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 -
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 -
What's an appropriate share percentage to give to someone on a Board of Advisors? [more inside]
posted by dentata
on Nov 27, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by lalochezia
on Apr 27, 2006 -
Medical professionals can buy shares in pharmaceutical companies. Is this good for my health? (Both my medical and economic health)
posted by verisimilitude
on Dec 13, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -