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How does the purchase of shares on the secondary market benefit the issuing company?

Purchasing common stock is often described as making an investment in the company. In exchange for this investment, you receive shares of the company's profits and, hopefully, you see some capital ...
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How can I report pump and dump scams?

I recently received a mass-mailing purporting to be a free introductory issue of an investment magazine, but consisting of hyperbolic, untrammeled promotion of a penny stock. In other words, it ticked ...
0
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2answers
11 views

Cobra and existing conditions with new insurance in the future question

Hope this is an okay place to post this question... So, I need to go to the doctor today but will be changing jobs as of next week and will have a period of time where I could potentially not be ...
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1answer
25 views

What factors should I consider in picking a bond?

I have invested in stocks previously but realized that it isn't for me, at least for now. I have been researching on other options as to where I should invest my money and I found myself looking into ...
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1answer
16 views

How inflation in China makes real exchange rate between China and US to rise? [on hold]

I am a bit puzzled about how the rising inflation in China as compared to that in US amkes the Chinese currency to appreciate as per the real exchange rate. I am confused because I read somewhere that ...
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0answers
14 views

Why out of money options show no bid price but a valid ask price

Looking at the option chain for SPY I see that a lot of the out of the money calls are showing Bid as N/A. What is the reason? Nobody wants to buy out of the money calls because expiration is ...
0
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1answer
18 views

Filing income tax for nonresident spouse?

If someone is married and his spouse is not a U.S. citizen, doesn't live in the U.S., and doesn't have Social Security number, how is he going to file a tax return? Should he file a tax return as ...
6
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4answers
950 views

If I buy bonds near the maturity date, is it a short term zero risk investment?

Right now I'm studying how bonds work and from what I have studied, the crucial thing about bonds is the maturity date, where you are assured you'll get the principal if you sell at that time, and the ...
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1answer
44 views

Mortgage rate shopping - 14 day period

I'm currently in the 14 day period since my credit (all 3) were pulled for a Mortgage Application. A second lender pulled my credit today (still in the 14day period) and surprisingly, the new inquiry ...
6
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1answer
190 views

Can I contribute money to a 401k, 457b, and an IRA all at the same time?

I am a retiree who is returning to full time work. Can I contribute the maximum to my full time job's 401(k) and to my part time job's 457(b)? And then also contribute the maximum to an IRA?
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3answers
36 views

What is “Local Earned Income Township Tax” and do I have to pay it?

I live in Pennsylvania and am a freelancer/self employed. Every year I get something in the mail from the tax administrator Berkheimer telling me that I owe them money. I do my taxes through ...
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1answer
106 views

Is there any reason to prefer Visa or Mastercard?

My Italian bank, Fineco, offers me Visa or MasterCard credit cards at (apparently) the exact same conditions. IIRC when I first requested it a few years ago, it was just a checkbox in the contract ...
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0answers
41 views

How can I determine my earning power percentile?

There are many online resources to determine your salary percentile nationally. However, this information is not terribly useful as cost-of-living differs greatly from area to area. For instance, a ...
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0answers
34 views

How do banks handle post-dated checks deposited via the ATM?

As noted in another question, banks have different policies regarding post-dated checks before the post-date, although it seems most will accept the check as long as the check issuer hasn't contacted ...
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0answers
24 views

What investment options should I pick for my superannuation/retirement investments?

Right now, all my savings are in high interest (3.73%) savings accounts, and I've tried the stock market, but I have stopped for now due to my low capital not yielding enough to win against the broker ...
2
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1answer
182 views

Does not having the full (good) payment history on report negatively affect me?

I've had my credit card since 2006. My credit-report reports the following: Status: Open/Never late. Date Opened: 06/2006 Reported Since: 06/2011 Date of Status: 09/2014 Last Reported: 09/2014 ...
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1answer
27 views

Market index analysis and techniques [on hold]

how can i determine market indexes ups and downs in stock market. mean that when will market green and when would be red. is trade-volume affect the market index rate? any analysis or techniques.
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0answers
12 views

selling online services in EU from Dubai [on hold]

I am starting a company, which is going to sell online services in EU from Dubai (United Arab Emirates). I am new in online selling. Do I need to have a bank account in an EU country? I suppose I ...
3
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2answers
71 views

What data can be extracted from my credit card?

When handing someone (e.g., a hotel receptionist) my credit card, what data can they extract? Obviously the data that is printed on the card (i.e., personal name, various numbers, expiry date, credit ...
0
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0answers
10 views

Where can one download or subscribe to end of day price data for Tokyo stocks?

I am looking for free sites to download end-of-day stock data for Tokyo stocks but my efforts have been in vain. The best hope was Yahoo Finance but it does not provide end-of-day data for Tokyo ...
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0answers
27 views

When does an in the money option become deep in the money [on hold]

When we say an option is deep in the money, at what point does it start becoming 'deep'? When the delta calculated by the black model returns a value of 1?
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0answers
53 views

Office had me fill out no fault… Wasn't no fault [on hold]

Had a motorcycle accident and was concussed. Doctors office had me fill out no fault because I "was in an accident". Turns out in NY motorcycle accidents don't use no fault. So it got rejected. They ...
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2answers
59 views

Why is a stop order not triggered when the asking price is reached?

I set a stop order to sell some shares at $36 when the market price was around $34. (I bought at $37) The market price rose to $35, with the Ask price reaching $37.9, but the order did not execute. ...
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0answers
12 views

Approximate time value and implied volatility from an option price

Without using theoretical pricing models, is there a way to quickly approximate the volatility and the time premium built into an option price. The intrinsic value is easy, but what remains after ...
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0answers
22 views

Historical financial/economic data available as free download

One can download stock quotes from yahoo in csv format. However, they do not provide that service for forex and fundamental economic numbers like GDP, inflation, forex rates etc. I found some sources ...
3
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4answers
328 views

Do my 401k/Roth accounts benefit from compounding?

I've always read that the great benefit of 401k's and IRA's are the compounding of interest. My entire 401k invests in a S&P index fund and I make semi-monthly contributions and there is one ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Is it easier for brokers to find shares to short in premarket?

Recently I have had trouble finding the shares to short for positions I want to take at the start of open hours. Is it easier for a broker to find the shares in premarket when the stock is likely to ...
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1answer
19 views

US corporate bonds index

Does a US corporate bonds index exist? It should be free to access or accessible through Bloomberg or Reuters terminals.
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25 views

does an option trading below parity always indicate an arbitrage opportunity

If an option is trading for less than parity, is it always a mispricing, waiting to be arbitraged, or are there other factors that can lead to this?
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1answer
34 views

If early exercise is a bad idea, why American option is more expensive than European [duplicate]

American options are more expensive than European options because they give the buyer the right to early exercise. But in a low interest environment, early exercise is a bad idea, for most retail ...
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1answer
149 views

My sister borrowed money on a home thats not hers, how can I protect the home?

After the death of my sister, my mother finds out she had taken a mortgage out on mom's home. The deed and taxes are only in mom's name. The bank came out taking pictures yesterday. Mom is 72 ...
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1answer
29 views

How to reduce income tax in India?

My salary is 450000 per year and tax deduction as below. Gross amount- Rs 450000 Net Taxable amount- Rs 250000 Net Taxable Salary per month - Rs 20833.33 Monthly taxes deducted at 10.3 % - Rs ...
2
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1answer
68 views

Amendment After 3 Years That Increases the Tax

I had filed 2010 US tax returns to the best of my knowledge using one of the famous online websites. Fast forward now (2014), I realized that I was in US for half a year and should have filed as ...
0
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1answer
26 views

When is an option a certain number of strikes in the money? e.g. “two strikes in”?

What does it mean when someone says:this option is one strike in the money or that option is 2 strikes in the money and so on and so forth? I understand in the money, at the money, and out of the ...
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1answer
41 views

If I roll over my retirement into an IRA, can I pay off my school loans at the same time without having that sum penalized?

I want to roll over a lump sum of retirement funds into some type of savings account, but want to designate a certain amount of it to pay off school loans. Can I do it without being taxed and/or ...
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1answer
109 views

Why does shorting a call option have potential for unlimited loss?

Referring to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Option_(finance), for a short call: If the stock price increases over the exercise price by more than the amount of the premium, the short will lose ...
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0answers
59 views

What should I do if I have not received my income tax refund 7 months after I filed?

I am a non-resident alien, and I sent my 1040NR-EZ together with other supporting documents in March 2014, and I received a letter from IRS in April saying that they needed more time in processing my ...
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1answer
50 views

What are tax implications of short vs long term capital losses?

I have read in multiple places that you can use investment losses of up to $3,000/year against your taxes. Is this as a deduction or credit? Does it count as an addition to itemized deductions or is ...
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1answer
26 views

COBRA and “in progress” expenses

I'm leaving my job in a few days, and I have significant "in progress" dental expenses. I haven't received any official COBRA information yet. I'm worried that any appointments after my last day at ...
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0answers
17 views

(US) What is the deduction for gifts of appreciated stock with restricted registration rights?

I have appreciated stock that I am allowed to give away to charitable transferees, but those transferees will have restricted registration rights for 12 months. They cannot sell the stock for 12 ...
4
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1answer
58 views

Withdrawing HSA excess contributions?

I just got married a couple of weeks ago. I have a self-coverage only HDHP through my employer, with an HSA funded by my employer ($3000 per year). My husband has a family-coverage HDHP through his ...
0
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0answers
24 views

How much cash in INR can I carry while travelling India? I need other carrying options too [on hold]

I am a Canadian citizen and visiting India for 3 months. How much cash can I carry and what are the forms and procedures? Where can I get my money converted in Canada? What are other option to use ...
0
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1answer
16 views

Difference btw Tom/next and Tom/Spot in Fx

I know that for Tom/Spot swap the near leg is settled T + 1 and the far leg of the swap is settled T+2. However, is a Tom/Next same as Tom/Spot swap?
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2answers
61 views

Value of put if underlying stays below strike?

If ABC stock is trading at $5 and I buy the Jan 15 strike put for $8.25, what happens to the value of this put at expiration if ABC only meandered between $5 to $7 during the entire period?
2
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2answers
135 views

Live in Florida & work remote for a New York company. Do I owe NY state income tax?

I have been down in Florida for the past 3 1/2 years and continue to pay New York state taxes out of the money I earn for a company I work remote for that is in New York. Should I be paying New York ...
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1answer
46 views

Income tax calculate on your per company or on my total income in year?

I don't know if this is right place of ask this question. But still need to ask. Now I start financial year with by company A. So company A only provide final settlement account ( including AVP ) in ...
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0answers
21 views

What is real economic transaction for VEBA?

I'm reading Corporate-owned life insurance, and it states: ... COLI is most common for senior executives of a firm, but its use for general employees is still sometimes practiced, primarily as a ...
14
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7answers
1k views

Investing small amounts at regular intervals while minimizing fees?

My daughter is about to turn one year old and I'd like to start some sort of investment account for her. The purpose would be to invest her birthday and gift money into the stock market each year. I'd ...
0
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1answer
18 views

Accounting: Why only fixed asset purchase and not also fixed asset sell? [on hold]

In the cash flow statement of a company there exists the line "Fixed Asset Purchases". So this means buying a fixed asset (machinery, buildings) and this cash amount will pop up in the cash flow ...
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65 views

Does being on the board of a bankruptcy-declaring company affect my credit rating?

If I am on the managing board of a company which declares bankruptcy, will it affect my personal credit rating? I am particularly interested in Western Australia.

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