If I get a prescription from a doctor and take it to a pharmacy, they seem to be able to fulfill it there and then. How? Do they keep a stock of all drugs on hand? Seems unlikely but I have yet to visit one and they didn't have the stock. How does it work?
For the sake of argument, pretend I know nothing beyond that I'm supposed to use rice and the holy trinity and that I possess above average cooking skills and have the proper equipment. [more inside]
A while ago I was gifted a few shares of AAPL stock. They were – and still are – on paper certificates. I don't have a brokerage or anything. Today that stock split 7-for-1. Do I need to do anything now? You can assume I know pretty much nothing about this stuff. Thank you!
I have been making greeting cards and would like to sell them. I have been doing rubber stamp and scrapbook paper stuff so far, but started looking for graphics I could print and incorporate. My google is failing me. It looks like shutterstock has great images, but even with the enhanced license, I cannot use them on things I will sell (unless i'm misreading what i find there). I'm getting really confused and getting a headache reading fine print everywhere and I must not be finding the right blogs or using the right words. Where do I find images (illustrations and graphics, NOT photos) that I can download, print, and use on my stuff that I will sell? [more inside]
I have some shelf-stable chicken stock concentrate. It's not a dry cube, but rather a sort of gel consistency. The expiration date is 10/13. I know it's just a little past the date, and I'm inclined to use it. Would you? [more inside]
How many of my hiveites currently work as a Day Trader? What is your day like and if you were doing it all over again, would you still trade? How about schools like Online Trading Academy? Any thoughts? [more inside]
There's a company whose management I strongly disagree with and I want to bet against them by shorting their stock. How do I go about doing that?
I have a friend to runs a pizza place and I am helping him with his menu. We had a question about the legality (in terms of copyright or whatever) when using trademarked items on his menu that he also sells. [more inside]
Do you have any recipes for soup that don't require broth or stock? [more inside]
How can I get a copy of Netscape's last prospectus prior to its Aug. 9, 1995, IPO, as quickly and cheaply as possible? [more inside]
Can I freeze beef aspic? [more inside]
How feasible is a quick turn-around strategy for buying Facebook stock? [more inside]
Suppose I was in a position to financially damage a company. Assume that I have no involvement whatsoever with the target company. Would it be illegal/immoral to short their stock right before doing so? [more inside]
Groupon went public last week. I've been eagerly anticipating this event for months now so that I can short the heck out of this dog. But now that it's arrived I find I'm unable to through my current brokerage Tradeking. I messaged their CS and they said it won't be available to short through them anytime soon. Does anyone have or know of a brokerage that is able to short it now? I would presume I might have better luck with a larger one like Etrade, but I'm not sure. Yes, I'm aware of the risks of shorting. Don't worry, I'm not actually putting much money there. It's more for fun than anything. thanks!
I own a lot of shares in a company that has done very well on the market recently. So well in fact that if I sold it all now, I could divide the proceeds equally between my two kids and set them both up for college — something my parents couldn't do for me. However, my oldest child won't be ready for college for another 12 years. Is there any way to convert the stock shares into something less volatile than the market, without incurring capital gains tax? My kids both have 529 funds and I'd love to be able to move the stock there but I want to avoid the IRS as much as possible. Yes, I am naive and ignorant of the finer workings of finance, so please be gentle.
How can I test if one predictor variable in a regression is significantly better than another predictor variable? i.e. If I regress X against A I get an r^2 of .99 and when I regress X against B I get .98. I need a test to see whether this difference is statistically significant. [more inside]
Where can I get a list (or lists) of all stock symbols of stocks currently trading on major US exchanges for download? If possible, lists that are kept updated over time would be preferable. I don't mind pulling the data out of a larger set if necessary.
How do I buy shares of a public company on the Hong Kong stock market? [more inside]
Gift Filter: Mom wants to be better at the visual part of HTML design (books, software, dvd etc) and Dad is really into investing, Help! [more inside]
If you were to follow Robert Prechter's advice that the DOW is headed for a precipitous drop to triple digits, how could you protect your capital from a possible hyperinflation? [more inside]
Where can I lookup the future earnings reports date of a given company by ticker. [more inside]
How would I buy stock in Hyundai? [more inside]
I purchased some expensive beef bones by accident $3/lb, and was planning to make stock with them. However, after a quick roast, I saw the inner circle became something soft and edible, while the outer circle remained bone. What did I get, and should I still make stock with these?
Is there a real-time US market data feed better (or at least as good and less expensive) than Yahoo Finance's Market Tracker? [more inside]
Why doesn't Questrade let me place Limit Orders on stocks beyond two decimal points, when on these same stocks they display the price wth 4 decimal points? [more inside]
Where can I buy chicken bones in Manhattan (or Astoria)? [more inside]
Why should I never boil my stock? [more inside]
What was the price of Alcan Aluminum (NYSE: AL) on March 2, 1985? [more inside]