Investing is growing money over a longer time frame. When appropriate a specific tag like stocks, mutual funds etc should additionally be used.

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Book recommendation for beginners [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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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Europe Quantitative Easing [migrated]

Okay, this is from latest events. Countries like USA & Japan have successfully used QE to stimulate the economy, but what stops European Central Bank from implementing it? If they decide to use ...
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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 ...
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What investments work for these goals?

My wife and I are going to be selling our house and moving into a rental. After the sale and taking some for emergencies and paying off some debt, I'm estimating there will be $75,000 remaining which ...
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How to invest with a low net worth

Ok, I have following set up. I am a trainee in Germany. That means I am someone who is going to school part time and works in the company the other time. So my income is low at the moment. Fortunately ...
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Execution error liability

My portfolio accounting service offered to execute trades automatically based on allocation strategy deployment. Is this firm liable for any errors that may occur as a result of their execution of my ...
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How prudent would it be to invest (stocks/equity) in businesses that are based on Cash transactions?

Most real estate developers and jewelers in India accept part if not the whole payment for property/goods in the form of Black money. These transactions are often off the books - should I look at ...
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Investment options

I am 33 years old and have about 140K in my retirement accounts. I made a bad decision and cashed out of stocks in Feb 2012 and have everything in a money market account. I have conflicted emotions ...
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Why would a passive investor buy anything other than the market portfolio + risk free assets?

It's frequently said that you should buy a "high-risk" portfolio with lots of stocks when you are young, and then move into "low-risk" portfolio with lots of bonds when you are older, essentially ...
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How does aspiration.com work? [closed]

Reading the aspiration.com website I had troubles deducing what exactly is what they are doing other then investments in other things then traditional stocks and bonds. What is exactly the difference ...
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Overnight charges for brokers holding stocks?

I'm trying to learn about stock markets. I eventually want to invest a small amount over a long period. Yet, I notice on a lot of broker sites that they tend to charge an overnight fee for any stocks ...
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How to decide on split between large/mid/small cap on 401(k) and how often rebalance

On my 401(k) the default time-targeted fund seems to be relatively expensive. I thought about using Vanguard mutual funds, which are also available and have much lower expense ratio. However they are ...
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What is fair annual profit for an investor [closed]

I have a dot com company which steadily generates income. I now need some cash injection and found some investors. They invest some money and the deal is to pay them out in equal monthly payments for ...
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Take advantage of rock bottom oil prices

Is there a way to take advantage of the rock bottom oil prices as an individual? Other than filling up your car?
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How poor an idea is it to transfer out of an ISA before the interest is paid?

I currently have a Barclays issue 1 ISA, with around £8000 in it. I opened it in August 2014, and it pays 1.29% AER/1.28% tax free pa. At the time of opening it, I hadn't researched investments and ...
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What are the risks of buying some platinum right now?

Looking at the price of platinum today it is fairly close to gold. http://www.kitco.com/charts/liveplatinum.html http://www.kitco.com/charts/livegold.html I know that platinum is more volatile ...
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Mutual Funds to invest in every week or monthly

I want to know if there are any funds (in US), that let you put some money in per period, like weekly or monthly. I know you can put money into 401k per paycheck. I want something similar without the ...
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Analyze stock value

If I'm going to analyze the stocks of Apple, Amazon, Google etc. I will find them on Yahoo Finance and see the historical changes in each stock. But sometimes the companies make splits and I see big ...
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Advice on replacing my savings account

I currently have a Vanguard account (Mutual Fund) with about $10,000 in it (more now). I have a savings account with about $7,000 which I consider my "rainy day" fund and I try to put money into my ...
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How is option margin determined by my broker

How does my broker determine how much option margin they can or will allow me? For example if I have $1,000,000 in cash or stocks how do they determine how much option margin I may use?
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What happens to bonds values when interest rates rise? [duplicate]

I want to invest 10% of my portfolio into bonds. The other 90% will go into stock. I took a look at Government Bonds which TD Ameritrade offers at a $5000.00 minimum. This is a little over my ...
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Any Loop Holes for Owner Occupancy?

My Client wants to buy a Fannie Mae property in WA as an owner occupant. He owns another home out of state (in california). He has family that lives here in WA. This particular Fannie house in WA ...
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Risks in investing savings into retail superannuation in Australia?

What risks are there if I invest all my savings into retail superannuation? I'm still working part time, in my 60s, but would like to get a regular (pension type) income tax free, from investing in a ...
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Why are some funds only recommended for investors starting out?

I am 23 years old and have been in industry for a couple years and my savings have grown to an amount whereby GIC's are no longer good enough. Since I bank with TD Canada Trust, there seems to be a ...
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How can one identify institutional accumulation of a particular stock using price and volume data?

I often read that institutional investors (mutual funds, banks, hedge funds, etc...) will build a position in a stock over time using relatively small orders so as not to move price and alert other ...
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Where can I buy real gold and sell it later as shown in market?

I want to invest money in Gold. Where can I buy Gold and sell it later when the gold prices are high? (high in the market as shown in market NASDAQ/NYSE)
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Is it a pattern day trade if you close position in after hours?

Say I am buying stock XYZ, is it possible to close my position, in this case sell, as soon as open market hours close or do I have to wait until the next market open?
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How quickly does short float ratio/percent change?

I'm new to stocks, so let's get that out of the way. But I was curious, how quickly, does the short float ratio change on websites like cnn, nasdaq.com, finviz, google, etc.? Also, if it does change ...
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Starting non-retirement investment account

I would like to start investing in a non-retirement account. I have: A 401k through my employer I'm contributing to with Vanguard A 529 for my two daughters, three and five, I'm contributing to with ...
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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 ...