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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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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 ...
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Is it a good idea to invest in CryptoCurrency? [closed]

I'm already doing this to an extent, but wondering if I should do more? Currently a friend who is more into the crypto currency stuff than I will probably ever be started up his own kind of brokerage, ...
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Formula that predicts whether one is better off investing or paying down debt

This is more of a statistics/probability question but the implications for personal finance are obvious. Let's say you have extra cash (assume tax-advantaged space is already maxed out) and are ...
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Any compelling reason to contribute to a 401k if my employer doesn't match?

My employer does not match 401k contributions at all. Currently, I do not make any contributions to a 401k or an IRA due to a need for liquidity. Aside from the obvious gains incurring no tax ...
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Can I take money out of my Roth IRA any time?

So I have a Roth IRA brokerage account with Scottrade. I finally have enough savings (maxed standard employer 401k, emergency fund, etc.) that I'm ready to start investing some of my discretionary ...
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How to manage currency risk in international investing

Exchange rate fluctuations can wipe out or augment your return from a foreign stock investment. Is there any way to protect yourself from such risk?
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Buying & Selling Call Options

So, I understand that if I write a call option and someone decides to exercise it before it expires, I agree to sell them the stock for the listed price on the option. I guess my confusion is, if I ...
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What is selective disclosure?

I was reading This Ex-Microsoft Exec Will Not Sleep Until He Reinvents Investing, and the article stated: ... Motif can't fix the problems of selective disclosure that gave institutional ...
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Can a bond's market price rise above its lifetime value?

I'm just learning about bonds, reading an introductory book about investing in German. Please correct me if terms are wrong, and if this question can be improved. Consider a bond: Lifetime: 3 years ...
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At 70 what are my investment options? [closed]

Have a couple of million--but have moderate tolerance for risk. What is the best option for investing--have yearly income of 36,000 before taxes.
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How are the sub-periods derrived in TWRR Daily Valuation?

I've been looking at the TWRR Daily Valuation method and I'm trying to understand how to break the total performance period into sub-periods when there are irregular cash flows. As the article ...
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Is selling only shares you bought with margin on a margin/unsettled cash purchase free ride?

If you bought say a single stock for $10000. $5000 on Margin and $5000 in unsettled cash. Same day you want to sell of the margin amount of shares. Is this considered a free ride or is this ok since ...
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Warren Buffett and Charles Munger advice for small investors?

The investment philosophy at Berkshire Hathaway is well known: Buy great businesses that are run by great people and keep them 'forever'. However, I believe Buffett/Munger have said that 'Buy and Hold ...
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Clarification of Inflation according to Forbes

On 9/17/2014 Simon Moore argues the S&P 500 valuation may not matter. Mr. Moore points out the deviation of stock and bond values from historical norms. He blames this deviation on low inflation ...
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If I receive 150000$ in my Indian savings account how much tax i shall pay?

My friend is planning to invest in India. So if he transfers around 150000$ to my account.. How much tax do I have to pay? Is there any way to show it as foreign investment? Can I include my ...
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Is it wise to sell company stock to pay down a mortgage?

Is it wise to sell company stock to pay down a mortgage? Say, you have $25,000 and a $100,000 mortgage. Is it better to continue to assume the risk over the long haul or cash in at a reasonable ...
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Tax consequences of partially selling a stock

I bought a company for $71 5 months ago. It is now over $100 but I am afraid it might fall. I plan to sell only enough to get back the money I put into the stock and own the gained amount until it is ...
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Ideas on how to invest a relatively small amount of British pounds

I am of European origin and I live in the U.K, studying for my Doctorate. I have managed to save an amount of money, around 5,000 pounds. I would like to ask what people here think is the best (and ...
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How much cash on hand should one have?

The basic question is how much of my 'money' should I have on hand (ready to spend immediately) as opposed to putting it all in a high-yield (or at least inflation-fighting) investment? For instance, ...
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Pre-valuation of the company [closed]

I am planning to start a company, but it's just an idea with no revenues. Hence, if I approach angel investors 1) What should be the pre- and post-valuation of the company after investors are ready ...
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What to do with a distribution as a young person?

Thanks to the private company owned by my grandfather, my wife and I received a fairly large lump-sum distribution. We now have a financial advisor and most of our money is in mutual funds, but are ...
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How can I determine if my portfolio's rate of return has been “good”, or not?

I've invested in stocks as a hobby for the last ten years, so I'm no expert on this. But if you have contributed about $7,000 over the past ten years (like putting in $200 here and there) and your ...
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How should I be investing in bonds as part of a diversified portfolio?

I often hear that I should diversify my investment portfolio with X% stocks and Y% bonds, ostensibly to mitigate the risk. My question is what exactly this guidance means in terms of HOW to invest ...
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Bucketing investments to track individual growths

I'm looking to invest several small amounts of money in an investment account, as well as a continued stream of small contributions. The total sum is maybe $3000 to start, in sizes of about $100-$300 ...
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Concerns about paying mortgage early after cash liquid again

I am considering locking up some cash in investments, even a 1 year CD, in order to get even a small ROI with thought that I might buy a house next summer (June onwards). Or perhaps earlier, if ...
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How do top investors pull out 20% ROI?

I've been searching the ROI percentage of well known investors. Warren Buffet - (Berkshire Hathaway) 22% annual return from 1964-2005 George Soros - (Soros Fund Management) 30% annual return ...
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Investment Newbie - Options in India - For $10K - for 10 years

What are the investment options in India for a newbie like me. I would like to start with 500,000 INR. (5 lacs / roughly $10K). Its for a long term. I don't need this amount for 10 years. Low to ...
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Roth vs Traditional Investing assuming same tax bracket in retirement

I've done a little (simplified) math to determine the difference in investing in a Roth account and a Traditional retirement account. I'm assuming that I will be in the same tax bracket in retirement ...
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Do stocks give you more control over your finances than mutual funds?

I am new to investing. I noticed that I can setup rules to auto-sell stocks (I don't know the term for this rule). I cannot auto-sell a mutual fund based on some criteria. So take a simple example. ...
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What are some ways to mitigate the risks of covered calls?

When covered calls work, they seem great. However, there is a chance that the stock will tank, turning the 5% profit into a 50% loss. What are some ways of mitigating the risk of a stock dropping ...
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Senior in College, need advice on my investing plan

I am a rising senior in college and saved up $3,000 dollars from my summer internship. I have done a lot of research online about investment options for my age and I decided that opening a Roth IRA ...
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I'm quitting my Indian job of 5 years and going on a sabbatical. What do i do with my PF?

I work in the tech space.I quit my job after 4 years and 9 months. I am not going to a new job but am taking a sabbatical. I guess it's more of a short break. After this break of 2-3 months, I will ...
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UK resident seeking to invest in US mutual fund company

I have a B1 visa, owns a rental property and file US income tax return annually. Can I invest in mutual funds in the US? I was advised by a mutual fund company that I am not eligible because I am not ...
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Warren Buffett's partnership dividends

In Warren Buffett's early partnerships, what was the treatment of dividends from the stocks owned? Were they counted as part of the profits, or were they paid out directly to the partners? I tried ...
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We're taking a sabbatical in less than two years. Ideas for investing money until then?

My wife and I are planning on taking a sabbatical year off in 2016. We are following a path of 6 years of working very hard, 1 year rest and reflection, repeat. I realize this is not suited to all, ...
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Ideal investments for a recent college grad with very high risk tolerance?

I recently graduated college and got a steady job making decent money as a software engineer/programmer. I make more than enough money to sustain myself and save up money, while still having money ...
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Better to have a non-registered (taxable) investment account in one/both names and/or based on income?

This question is for those familiar with Canada's income tax laws. My wife and I have maxed out our TFSAs. We also max contribute to our kid's RESPs. We also contribute a healthy amount to our RRSPs ...
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Ways to invest my saved money in Germany in a halal way?

I will be graduating soon from university with a masters degree in computer science. I will get a good salary when I start working and I will save about 1000 euros each month. However I'm looking for ...
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Day trading definition

When I read the rules I get a little confused regarding the term "same stock in same trading day". If I buy 10 stocks on Monday and sell the same on Tuesday (different trading day) would I be ...
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What's the proper way to calculate ROI per year given the ROI for a period of time?

I'm trying to figure out what would be my yearly ROI if I know my ROI for a given period of time. On May 1st, I started invested 8.82 BTC in loans on BitLendingClub and now (August 6th) I have 9.33 ...
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Calculating Pre-Money Valuation for Startup

I have founded a company with investment of $250,000. I have been investing and developing this company for 2 years Company is not in market yet and needs external funding of $200,000 to be ...
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How to choose a good 401(k) investment option?

I am starting my first 401(k) which will have 9% of my salary invested each month. I have the option of doing a Roth 401(k) or a traditional 401(k) with a range of investment options. I think the ...
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When shorting a stock, do you pay current market price or the best (lowest) available ask price?

A stock has a last sale price of 2.5 dollars on the NYSE. Say I am shorting 1000 shares of a stock, there's an ask price of 3 dollars for 500 shares. Theres an ask of 3.5 dollars for 250 shares, and ...
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Variable universal life insurance vs traditional long-term investments

I have been considering different ways to generate some returns on my money, rather than just having it sit in a savings account at the bank. My understanding is that the obvious first step is to ...
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Add > 5,500 (excess contribution) to Roth IRA for temporary investment?

I have an standard IRA through work and an additional Roth IRA. I split my contributions between the two accounts. I understand the max contributions to the accounts combined is 5,500 per year. A ...
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SEC Form 144 and Form 4 difference

What is the difference between an SEC Form 144 (Proposed Sale) and an SEC Form 4? For example, this company has filed Form 144's, but not Form 4's. I understand that a Form 144 has more basic ...
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Investing in third world countries

I am working for an engineering company that allows me to travel to different third world countries. I am quite certain their are plenty of investment opportunities such as in restaurant, chains, real ...
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Portfolio theory and the business cycle: Determining ideal allocation to stocks?

Historically, there is a level of mean reversion with stock prices. So the expected return of a market portfolio changes with boom and bust periods. Is there a generalization of portfolio theory that ...
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For Non US resident is it better to invest in a start up as a individual or as a company?

What are the tax implications of investing as a company versus as an individual for foreigners (Non US resident)in the US? Which would be better for a foreigner (NON US Citizen) to invest as.