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How does a company get money by going public in an IPO?

If a company goes public, how does it get the money? Will the underwriter pay the company once it goes for initial public offering (IPO)? Does that have anything to do with the valuation? Say a ...
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What are the pros/cons of these investment types?

My UK pension company allows me to make one-off online payments, and surprisingly I found out I can invest the money in any way I want. My options are as follows: International All Share ...
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Why Does My Tax Free Savings Account Say I Have 0 Contribution Room as of 2015?

I am living in Canada, and I recently went to http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/tx/ndvdls/myccnt/menu-eng.html and tried to check my TFSA contribution room for this year. I turned 18 on February ...
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Make IRA contributions all at once or periodically throughout the year?

I am trying to decide if I should make this year's IRA contribution all at once at the beginning of the year, or if I should space out the contributions throughout the year. If I make it all at once ...
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Living in my own rental property

I've come to understand that owning a townhome/duplex and living in it while others are also renting from you isn't as sexy as it may seem at first glance. Over and over again I get this from friends ...
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Market Value vs Book Value of investments

I understand the concept of market value and book value of investments. But how does one calculate the book value? | Date | Share purchased | Cost per share || Book Value | Market Value | | Jan 1 ...
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Comparing historical performance of different accounts

I have several different investment accounts, and I'm trying to compare the historical performance between them. Some of the accounts are easy: I have a couple of different accounts that are invested ...
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Short Term investments without interest

I am new to investing, and am looking for what is the best way to invest. Due to religious reasons I do not want to make money by interest. Are there any other ways to get a decent amount of earnings ...
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I just received $40K. How should I invest?

I'm 25 years old and just finished my Undergrad in Kinesiology. Not looking to go back to school anytime in the near future. I start a new job in a week where I could be making minimum 30K/yr. I have ...
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What is the relationship between the earnings of a company and its stock price?

I have heard that people say the greater earning means greater intrinsic value of the company. Then, the stock price is largely based on the intrinsic value. So increasing intrinsic value due to ...
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How does pre-market trading work?

From what I understand pre-market and post market trading is basically an extension to regular hours trading. How does it compare in terms of buying stocks? What I mean is if I order a stock at ...
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Traditional firms vs. Computer managed firms for investing

What are the short term (3-5 years) and long term (5-15years) advantages/disadvantages traditional vs. Computer managed investment firm.
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should i cash some twenty year old EE savings bonds?

I have, let's say, $20,000 in series EE savings bonds, issued in 1995. As I understand it they were purchased for half their face value ($10,000) and have now matured to their full value since it's ...
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Why not invest more in the Healthcare sector?

I have reviewed dozens of healthcare Mutual Funds and ETF's and compared them to the major indexes (mostly S&P), as far as back in the 1980's. It appears that the healthcare sector has always ...
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Over the long term, why invest in bonds?

Over the long term, stocks have historically beaten bond returns, even after accounting for the periodic market crashes. The general consensus is that your portfolio should at least be 25% in bonds. ...
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Student loans: Invest money until just before graduation (capitalization) or pay interest now?

There are lots of questions on SE about investing versus paying off student loans. This is not one of those questions. This question is about investing while you are still in school to pay off student ...
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How do I begin investment saving, rather than just saving in a bank account?

For years, I have been earning and saving my money in my bank account, putting aside emergency and future funds into my "savings" account, and money for bills and personal expenses in my "checking" ...
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Company A is buying company B, what happens to the stock?

Here's a real example from today. Expedia is buying Orbitz at $12/share. Orbitz is currently trading at $11/share. So if I buy it at $11/share, do I make $1/share?
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Investing inheritance money to build a spec home

Last year I inherited several thousand dollars from my mom's estate. I paid off my mortgage and purchased a lot in my neighborhood. We are debt free as of this year. My husband is a builder and we ...
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What should a 21 year old do with £60,000 ($91,356 USD) inheritance?

I'm turning 21 years old soon and have an inheritance coming into my control to the value of approximately £60,000. I'm full-time employed, as a Software Developer in a Financial Services company. I ...
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How to invest a small guaranteed monthly income?

I’m receiving a small guaranteed tax-free income of $260 (U.S. Dollars) a month for the rest of my life. The guaranteed income will go up at least 1.67% annually if not more. I’m feeling a bit ...
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Hedge against Oil industry?

Since I work for an oil and gas producer in Canada, I receive company shares as a performance bonus, resulting in a disproportionate amount of oil investments in my current portfolio. Is there a good ...
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Fixed Index Annuity a wise “secure” investment?

If I have 40% of my portfolio allocated for "secure" investments (such as bonds) are fixed index annuities a reasonable choice to use in this allocation?
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TIAA-CREF equivalent or else other tax-sheltered plan types in Canada, beyond TFSA?

After reading the book "Money: Master The Game" by Tony Robbins, he mentions that many Americans use a TIAA-CREF account for tax sheltered savings. Besides a registered TFSA (Tax Free Savings Plan), ...
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Does weekend count for option decay?

Does sat/sun also decay the value of options or just days the market is open?
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Shares in Chinese startup company

let me first explain my situation before asking my question. I use to work in research at university overseas on a project that has been spun off in a startup in China by my former supervisor who is ...
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Basic mutual fund investment questions

I am a complete newbie to investment and have already gone through a lot of reading materials. I now have some basic idea about terminology etc. but still have a couple of questions for which I ...
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How does one calculate this problem?

What is the overall percentage gain if one invests $10,000/year for 36 years and realises $1 million in profit? This is a compounding problem, but to keep it relatively simple, I was looking for a ...
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Book recommendation for beginners [closed]

I am 22 years old and don't know anything about investing, no knowledge whatsoever. I want to learn about it, and the problem is that there are a lot of books in this subject that I don't know where ...
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Why is there a lack of correlation between the global usage of oil and the price of oil? [closed]

The list below illustrates the world's usage of oil and it's respective average price for that year. Given that the global demand for oil is rather inelastic what explains the large disconnect between ...
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How can a 'saver' maintain or increase wealth in low interest rate economy?

If low interest rates disadvantage 'savers' what are they supposed to do if they are not inclined to buy and spend? Where should you put your money (instead of it stagnating in low interest rate ...
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What happens when a company stops trading? (pink sheets)

I've inherited many shares in a company traded on the pink sheets. Its market cap is lower than its assets. Many assets of its assets are quite boring (bonds). It does not carry debt. Because no ...
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Is there a CD that allows additional contributions?

I've made a budget for this year; after contributing the max to my IRA and 401K ($5,500 and $18,000, respectively, for 2015) I've realized that I have a lot of money that I'll be able to use. As such, ...
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Is there any real purpose in purchasing bonds?

I am new to investing, for the most part, and I have learned a decent amount about how bonds work. What I wish to know more of is simple: Is there any real profit to it, and is it worth it? From the ...
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Asset Allocation and Timing with a Cash Windfall in Q1 2015

Alright so I'm 30 years old. I'm sitting on cash to invest for the long haul. It's decision time. Here is what I have learned from my research over the last few months: Proper asset allocation ...
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Any reason to invest in a mutual fund at launch?

Hargreaves are launching a new UK growth fund next week. Is there any particular reason to get in at the start? I figure it's not like an IPO? The fund value is based on performance, right, not ...
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Given advice “buy term insurance and invest the rest”, how should one “invest the rest”?

It is often recommended that people buy term insurance for a lower premium cost, and invest the rest of the money. It is said that the returns from your own investment are higher than the ones from ...
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Reasonable commission on unique property sale

We were approached by an independent broker. This broker has made us an offer on our house on behalf of a reputable developer in our city. I won't get into details but it is for an inner city multi ...
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What are some simple techniques used for Timing the Stock Market over the long term?

What are some simple techniques used for Timing the Stock Market over the long term to beat average market returns? By long term I mean 5 years and longer. It may include investing directly into ...
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Optimal Asset Allocation

Something I've recently gotten into is asset allocation optimization and using AI (Extended Kalman Filter) & statistics in this area. Anyway, I was ready to move 100% into stocks so I put 80% into ...
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If I can invest $100 a month, is it better to choose Vanguard S&P 500 ETF or Betterment

If I can invest $100 a month, is it better to choose Vanguard S&P 500 ETF or Betterment? I can put down a max initial investment of $1000, and may pull out the investments when the market looks ...
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Why is Morningstar reporting a bid/ask spread of $2.31 (2.19%) when Vanguard reports a 30-day average of $0.02 (0.02%)

Vanguard, on their page which lists the 30 day average bid/ask spread for their various ETFs, currently has 0.02% and $0.02 as the spread for VTI: However, if I lookup VTI on Morningstar, it has a ...
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Is there any chance for a layperson to gain from stock exchange? [duplicate]

In this question: Is there a reason why someone shouldn't buy into a temporarily cheap currency of an otherwise solid economy? One answer said "You're basically making a bet that the market is ...
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Is my employee stock purchase plan a risk free investment?

My company offers an employee stock purchase plan with two 6 month periods. At the end of the period I buy the company stock at a 15% discount on the lower of the price at the start of the period and ...
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Can I use a different HSA than PayFlex that came with aetna?

So my insurance aetna came with a PayFlex HSA. I dont think I like the investment options Harbor Bond HABDX Bond Fund Managers Intermediate Duration Government MGIDX Bond Fund Dodge ...
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Can I make my savings keep in check with or beat inflation over a long time period via index funds?

Context: €13000 banked on a 1% savings account. €1700 banked on a payment account. €1450 monthly income (after taxes). ~€400 monthly costs, and probably another €200-400 in incidental expenditures ...
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What is a tranche?

I am studying Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs) - My understanding is that the product consists of mortgages which have real estate as collateral. The mortgages are bundled in batches ...
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Simple tool for running what-if analysis on a set of ticker symbols?

There are a lot of heavy-duty portfolio analysis tools out there, but what I'm looking for is (I think) much simpler. I simply want to: Enter a ticker symbol (could be mutual fund or ETF), along ...
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Is it worth using an online platform to invest in various fund houses?

According to this article, there are there approaches to investing: Approach the fund houses directly and create an account Approach a brokerage firm and create an account Approach an independent ...
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Are there online brokers in the UK which don't require margin account?

To my surprise, it was extremely difficult to find an online Platform that offers the option to trade/invest in STOCKS with a 1:1 leverage, in other terms, purely my own money, no margin. I've ...