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Do I need to take any legal precautions for my stock prediction app?

Suppose that a developer (D) creates an app that lets users enter a ticker and get an estimate for its future price. No other advice on whether to buy or sell will be displayed; only the forecasted ...
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What marks the closing of an equity financing?

Years ago, as an angel investor, I invested in a startup company via a convertible note. The note converts on the closing of certain equity financing events. So what determines the closing of an ...
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Legality of inviting investors via email

I would like to email an invitation for investment to 10 potential investors. Is it legal for the owner of a private C-corporation to recruit potential investors via email?
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Can one of my citizenships cause problems with investing?

As a citizen and resident of Mexico, American and European brokers are happy to take my business. But I'm also a citizen of Syria, which is sanctioned. While filling out account creation forms, I don'...
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In what circumstances does an investment advisor have to register as a money transmitter?

As far as I understand it, an SEC-registered investment advisor that doesn't hold the client's assets doesn't need extra regulation pertaining to custody. If a robo-advisor like Betterment (although I ...
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Who owns the company before the founders' shares vest (HBO's Silicon Valley plot point)?

In the HBO show Silicon Valley, an important plot point is when one investor fires the founder/CEO against everyone's objections. Originally, the founder gave 10% of the company to investor A (a ...
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UK closed investment company for stocks

I am going to set up a closed investment company mainly for stocks (and eventually property) investments. Now, let's say I will invest in stocks and I will not cash out in the first tax year period, ...
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How to protect your idea/application to be stolen by investors?

Think person A has a great software business idea. He also knows software programming and converts his idea to a mobile application. Then he needs to raise some money to launch the application, do ...
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Stock News Letters [duplicate]

If a company publishes a new letters (for a fee) which states which stock to buy this month because they feel the company has very strong growth. Does the company have to be an Registered Investment ...
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Who owns my website?

I started a website on Wix, and then I registered a limited company later. How does my limited company own my website? I paid for the Wix website and the domain myself with my own money under my own ...
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Is it legal to sell stock market predictions online?

Suppose that a developer has built an AI which predicts the day's closing price given the stock's history and current open price, and has also built a website around it, on which such predictions are ...
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Does a restriction of trading mean that regular buy/sell is prohibited?

Im not sure if this should be in finance or here, but recently reports have come out that China has (or is aiming to) ban trading of cryptocurrencies. Colloquially as an America this means to me: ...
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Can you defer capital gains tax with margin trading?

Assume I bought 1 bitcoin at $0 and it's now worth $100k. I am worried that the price will drop soon, so I sell my bitcoin. Bitcoin does indeed drop and comes down to $10k, where I then decide to buy ...
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Conservator Investment Possibilities For Minor (Georgia USA)

In a minor's conservatory account, it is common for courts to allow conservators to purchase low yield investments such as municipal bonds, treasury bills, money market accounts, CD's and other low ...
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Is it legal for an investment firm to announce some positions/trades that aren't true?

Taking as example the 2021 GameStop short squeeze, is it legal for an investment firm to announce some positions/trades that aren't true? The question was triggered by this Tweet (mirror):
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Howey Test for Real Estate Business vs. Farm Land?

I have no education in legal matters and was only thinking about some investments. I stumbled on something called the Howey Test and tried to read a little about it. I still don't understand it, and ...
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Does insider trading exist for land or property assets?

Insider trading is defined as "the illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one's own advantage through having access to confidential information" and is illegal pretty much ...
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Do startups pay taxes on venture funds?

The corporate tax rate in Delaware is 8.7%. The federal corporate tax rate, which startups likely don't have the faculties to avoid paying, is 21%. If I'm a startup incorporated in Delaware, and I ...
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How much processing time for non-Chinese EB5 Investors? [closed]

This page mentions that the Processing time for Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor (I-526) at Immigrant Investor Program Office is: (1) 54 Months to 75 Months for China - mainland born investors (2) ...
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Can I solicit investments in a private Facebook group?

I was told that soliciting investments for my business in public without registering at the bursa is illegal. Is it legal to solicit investment in a closed/private Facebook group? Is a private group ...
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