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What is the Difference Between a Company's After-Tax Profit and Their Sales Revenue?

Two fundamental analysis formulas have got me confused. One is the EPS (earnings per share) and the other is P/S (price/sales ratio). If I understand the formulas correctly, EPS is calculated by ...
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Is Buying American Shares in Canada a Good Idea?

I am looking at buying some American based shares such as SPY (the S&P 500 Index ETF), but I am in Canada. I am wondering if buying something like this will have any consequences (e.g. I have to ...
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What is a 10 Year Treasury Note and How Can it be Used to Calculate the Intrinsic Value of a Stock?

I am a Canadian, and I am trying to use an "intrinsic stock value calculator" (found here: ...
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Passive vs. active investing past performance comparison/data?

I am looking for past statistical data how on average active investment (managed by fund manager) compares to passive investment (index) in 10 or 20 past years. I intend to compare the average gains ...
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Using Fundamental Analysis, is Investing in Pepsi Shares Better than Coke Shares? [on hold]

After watching the video on Youtube about Pepsi shares being better than Coke's, I have begun to wonder whether or not it is true. The main reason behind my skepticism is because Warren Buffet has ...
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Is there a sell-side version of dollar-cost averaging?

I understand the theory behind dollar-cost averaging on the buy-side, and there are many articles about why it does (or doesn't work). But I can't find much, if anything, about its value when selling. ...
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What's the difference between “Index” and “Accumulation” tracker funds?

Here are two trackers running on the same index: http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/funds/snapshot/snapshot.aspx?id=F00000OOAW http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/funds/snapshot/snapshot.aspx?id=F00000OOAV ...
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Where to get analysis of company finances and business position

I'd like to find a free or low cost (< $50/yr) source of knowledgeable analysis of (global) companies' financial reports and their business position (such as market share, and competition). I ...
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Selecting between investment vehicles for income

I'm a pre-university/college Australian student who has recently (last 2 months) come across the idea of investing. I have amassed around $1000 of entirely spendable money as I have no debts or living ...
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How can I diversify investments across currencies in ISA?

Is it possible to diversify investment in ISA by buying foreign currency, funds denominated in other currency than GBP, or other investment product that can hedge GBP value moves?
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Understanding Put Options

I would like to verify that I have a correct understanding of hedging using a put option contract. For stock XYZ, the current price is $12.50. When I look at the options trading table, it appears ...
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What is the opposite of a sunk cost? A “sunk gain”?

Here's an example of the sunk cost fallacy: You decided to buy a solar panel because you heard that you can make money from them over time. Unfortunately, you didn't do enough research and bought an ...
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Investing in EIS and SEIS

Does anyone have experience with EIS or SEIS-qualifying investments? I know the principle , I've seen a lot of videos on YouTube but how does it work for real? for example: - I'm investing money on ...
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How do I Fundamentally Analyze this Stock so I may see if the Company is Running Well?

I have a stock that I am trying to look into called SOG.V or Strategic Oil and Gas LTD. I believe it is a company based in Alberta, Calgary (Canada). The company got hit quite hard from the oil ...
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What are Some Good Low Cost Index Funds to Invest in for the Long Term?

I am 19 years old (in Canada) and have heard that "Low Cost" index funds are a safe and highly profitable way to invest small amounts of money each month. My aim is to invest every month until I am ...
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UK Income tax relief for ISAs: How does the sheltering of earnings work?

I have been led to believe that earnings may be 'sheltered' by placing some amount of them into an ISA. I've not been able to find a great deal out about this, and I don't have a personal accountant. ...
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Investment Options for 14-year old?

I'm 14, and a relative has recently died, leaving me ~£4000 in their will. My parents have said they would recommend me investing it in Premium Bonds, but I was wondering if there were any investment ...
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How to evaluate growth stocks

What are good metrics to evaluate growth stocks? I have been following the site buffettsbooks.com and it teaches you how to evaluate value stocks based on Warren Buffet's principles. These are ...
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Whats tips do you have for someone beginning to invest in property?

For a first time investor interested in investing in property, what are the options? Would they be better off buying their own home and holding it for capital growth, or a buy-to-let property they ...
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As an investor, should I care about voting rights and pre-emption? (UK)

I am interested in investing some of my money in a few companies in exchange for equity. I am undecided if I should, for example, invest £5,000 in one company and have voting rights and pre-emption or ...
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Buyout information

My mother moved out of a home she owns 1/3 of. She would like to get a buyout. The house was recently appraised at $866,000. My mom paid $300,000. A friend paid $300,000, and my brother paid $216,000. ...
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What's the difference, if any, between stock appreciation and compound interest?

I'm trying to estimate what the returns for a 9% stock appreciation and a 6% dividend reinvestment investment portfolio would look like and I've read compounding isn't the same as dividend ...
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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 ...