How do people get information about a company during its pre-ipo quiet period? [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.
My initial vesting date will be just a few days after the IPO. Should I sell all the shares that vest on the vesting date immediately? How do I maximize my future happiness in making this decision? [more inside]
I just checked my retirement account. Last year, I lost about 7% of the total after ten years of contributions. Is this happening to everybody? [more inside]
Miraculous rally in the final forty five minutes today pushes all stock market indices above their three-year lows. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley all up by ten, twelve percent for the day. Can someone explain how this has happened? [more inside]
If I want to buy some shares of stock, and definitely get a printed stock certificate with my name on it, will any broker do? [more inside]
I wrote a book and would like Urban Outfitters to carry it - what specific steps would you take to ensure this eventuality? [more inside]
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]
Why is my bank becoming a stock savings bank rather than a mutual savings bank and is this a good or bad thing for me? Please assume complete, total and embarrassing financial ignorance in your reply: I know absolutely nothing, possibly less than nothing, about money, economics, banking, stocks and finance. [more inside]
What is worth stocking up on? [more inside]
Where do I get awesome stock icons, logos etc for all things web? (Example: Firefox) [more inside]
What is the best way to get current stock quotes to display on my web page? [more inside]
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.
StockPhotographyFilter: I need before and after shots of a garden. [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.
I recently received approximately ~$10k worth of restricted stock that vests evenly over the next several years. I've been with the company one year and it's my first job out of college. Could someone provide some insight into 'stock options' as compensation tool? [more inside]
Explain to me the stock markets... [more inside]
Should I go with the stock market? Or perhaps something less risky such as a CD? How much knowledge do I need to thrive in the stock market? Halp! [more inside]
Whats the name of the thing at old school diners where the order slips are punctured with the spindle thing?
Whats the name of the thing at old school diners where the order slips are punctured with the spindle thing? [more inside]
Question for a friend living in the US who is wondering about transferring and selling stock and its effect on taxes and tax bracket. His grandparents gave him some stock shares as a gift when he was a child in care of his parents. He would now like to transfer the stock to his own name and sell it to pay for school this year. How will this affect his taxes for the 2011 year? [more inside]
How do I buy shares of a public company on the Hong Kong stock market? [more inside]
StockmarketNOOBfilter. A company issues direct shares of common stock to institutional investors at 20% below previous day price - good or bad for the investor who already owns that stock? [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]
Nontraditional Investments: I've heard claims that purchasing solar cells can provide a better return on your investment than stocks. Assuming that's actually the case, what are some other investments that might warrant your money more than investing in the stock market?
What is a good expected share price in the U.S. initial public offering of Velti? It's unclear how the value of the overseas parent company will relate to shares in the U.S. Asking for a friend with possibly an immediate opportunity to obtain some equity. [more inside]
How can I find the 1 share of Apple stock I bought about 20 years ago? While the press was proclaiming the death of Apple, I bought one share to show my support (!). I could barely run a computer, much less the internet, but somehow I made an online purchase. I now have NO info about it. Any thoughts on how I could track this down? Thanks, smarties!
Our Investor is going independent. Anything I should be aware of before following him? [more inside]
Bar PoS terminal and stock management software recommendations? [more inside]
I have $1000 to invest and I'd like to do it wisely. One problem: I have never invested any amount of money in anything. Ever. Where should I start? [more inside]
Are there any online fantasy stock market simulations that let you invest in international stocks? Or, if not, Asian stocks? I currently use Vritual Stock Exchange, which is limited to NYSE stocks.
Will my shares of Washinton Mutual (WM) stock ever be converted to Chase (JPM)?
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]
Should I sell out of a private company I own shares in? [more inside]
Where can I lookup the future earnings reports date of a given company by ticker. [more inside]
Could these "Membership Shares" certificates have any tangible value? [more inside]
Zipcar filed the S-1 paperwork for IPO with SEC today. Family member owns a relatively significant number (to us anyways) of common shares due to prior job with the company. What happens next and what should we do? [more inside]
So is the Euro currency about to collapse? [more inside]
Stock Photo for beginners 2010 (re do) [more inside]
About two years ago I got into the stock market. I bought and sold a few stocks, ended up losing a few hundred dollars overall. I discovered a year later that I had to file a 1099B, but I wasn't really clear on the concept and couldn't figure out how to do it online, so I didn't get it done until like half a year after I had filed my regular taxes. [more inside]
What should we do with over 10,000 pictures of food? [more inside]
Recovered escheated stock in Massachusetts - how is it taxed? [more inside]
Need a list of bond, note, and bill symbols - searching online is providing mixed results. [more inside]
(Plastic molding[?] filter) What exactly would you call the stuff in this picture, if you were trying to buy some more online? [more inside]
How can a become a magazine photographer? [more inside]
Good online tool for comparing the historical results of stocks? [more inside]
When I was younger, my parents bought me several shares in Disney. I'd like to sell that stock now. What do I have to do to do so, and what taxes, etc. might I incur on it? [more inside]
How can I tell how much my pre-IPO stock options might be worth? [more inside]
I'm about to leave a startup to go to a different company, and I need some help figuring out how to handle my stock options. [more inside]
Where can I find some high-quality images of models (male and female) wearing blank colored t-shirts? [more inside]