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Why compare asset performance using returns, instead of using change factors?

Why do investors compare the returns of assets as opposed to the change factors of assets? E.g. comparing 6% / 4% instead of 106% / 104% to get the comparative performance of two assets. AFAIK ...
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Buying shares- Stocks & Shares ISA, or Fund & Share account?

While researching where to invest some capital (currently in fixed term savings, but will mature soon), someone I spoke to at my bank mentioned that given how low interest rates are on savings at the ...
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Why adjust for inflation annually, as opposed to realising it after the holding period?

Why do investors offset their annual returns against inflation, when inflation isn't realised until the end of the holding period (when the investor is actually spending the money)? An example: ...
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Should I Pay Off my Student Loan Debts First or Invest in an Index Fund?

I am an Albertan currently about $8,000 in debt from student loans. Roughly $5,500 of this $8,000 is an Alberta Student Loan, while the rest ($2,500) is from the National Student Loans Service Centre ...
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Which Earnings Figure for Graham's “Stock Selection for the Defensive Investor”?

This question is around Chapter 14 in the Intelligent Investor (Stock Selection for the Defensive Investor). I've read the chapter and I've read blog posts about it. I'm confused. What's confusing me ...
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Should I pay off my house

I purchased my house (3 bedrooms, 2 full baths) in 1997 for $84,500. I have already made $166,500 of mortgage payments on a 9% interest rate loan. I have $53,000 left in payments. It recently ...
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Best(mostly cheapest) way to buy international shares(mostly US) from Australia

I would like to buy international shares from Australia. But we have hefty fees charged by the banks (CommSec), ie buy fee, sell fee, inactivity fee, etc. I'm sure someone has eaten a dog on this ...
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Investing in ETF/Index-Fund Twice [401(k) and Individual investor Account]

I'm young, new to investing, and have the following nagging question. Let's assume I have $1000 of disposable income that I'm willing to throw into the market. I've read with small amounts such as ...
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Strategy for investing large amount of cash

Suppose you suddenly have a large amount of cash (relative to your net worth) that you would like to invest. E.g., you just sold your house or you received an inheritance. If you invest all this ...
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How to have a small capital investment in US if I am out of the country?

I would like to invest some money in US, but I don't know how I can grow my money or what business can be a good choice for my small capital (hundred of dollars). I am located at Mexico.
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Do developed country equities have a higher return than emerging market equities, when measured in the latter currency?

Do developing country equities have a higher return and/or lower risk than emerging market equities, when measured in the emerging market's currency? Do you have data for this over a long timeframe ...
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Options vs Stocks which is more profitable

Assuming I enter a stock at $100/share. The stock goes up 3% over the course of two days, I then sell the stock and collect my profits. How would this compare to me buying a call option contract for ...
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Any Tips on How to Get the Highest Returns Within 4 Months by Investing in Stocks? [closed]

I recently signed up for an investing competition at my school. The competition grants each competitor $1,000,000.00 (of virtual money), where we will be able to buy/sell any stock listed on the AMEX, ...
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I am being forced to sell my stock in a private company after a Series B round, because I am not an accredited investor. Is this legal? [closed]

I am being forced to sell my stock in a private company after a Series B structured as a merger, because I am not an accredited investor. Is this legal? I exercised my stock options at a private ...
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Effective returns on investment in housing vs other financial instruments

In One Up on Wall Street, Peter Lynch recommends housing as the best first investment: Because of leverage, if you buy a $100,000 house for 20 percent down and the value of the house increases ...
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My company's 401K plan: Where to put my money? [closed]

I am not sure what to do here, my new job has a different 401K plan with a match of 4% of my salary ( better than nothing ). We have the option of 401K Before-tax and Roth 401K... only 2 options. ...
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Starting a new job. Help me with retirement/debt planning please!

For context: I am about to be 27 (M) and am starting a job later this month. I have been considering various different methods to attack my debts, which are below: Student Loan - $24,288.77 @ 5.75% ...
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Most important skills needed to select profitable stocks [closed]

I have been trying to learn how to select profitable stocks for quite some time and have been doing a good amount of reading on the subject. I have had some interest in day trading, long term trading ...
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How to identify a legal forex broker firm? [closed]

Is there a possibility to avoid currency exchange commission in forex market. Also i couldn't figure out which forex broker firm is legal
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Calculation for Hypothetical Short Position

I'm trying to calculate the gain on a short position. I think I have the correct calculation, I just want to make sure I am correct. Here's the data: 1. Entered position with stock price at $28.07. ...
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What to consider when loaning parents $50k to pay off investment property

I am looking for the potential pitfalls I could be about to fall in, and ways to mitigate them. I live in Australia. My fiancee and I have roughly $100k in savings, which we want to use to buy a ...
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I inherited cash and am deciding whether to save, pay off debt or invest

I have $30,000 I recently inherited and am trying to figure out the smart thing to do with it - pay down mortgage, pay off a HELOC, save for education (2 kids who will be starting college in 1 and 3 ...
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Can I claim exempt on my taxes if I invest what I would pay in tax?

I recently overheard in conversation that I might have the ability to evade Uncle Sam touching my money if I invested what I would pay in taxes for the year into a IRA or ROTH account? Is this true?
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How/where can a U.S. resident buy recently issued Chinese 3-month Treasury bills?

According to Reuters: China has rolled out a flurry of reforms recently to liberalize its markets and also help the yuan meet the IMF's checklist, including scrapping a ceiling on deposit ...
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What public company form or annual filing is similar to U.S. SEC's 10-K but for the United Kingdom?

In the U.S., they use a form called 10-K (http://www.sec.gov/answers/form10k.htm) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form_10-K). Is there a similar form in the UK? What is it called and where might one ...
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Add-On CD Formula

I'm starting to learn a lot about finance/investing on my own but I'm struggling with the calculations behind Add-On CDs. I opened an 14-Month Add-On CD with a $1000 deposit with a monthly $30 add-on ...
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Argument against small-cap investment

I just finished John Bogle's Common sense investing and I think I am convinced that investing in Index Fund is a great idea. Now, I really thought it would be a simplistic choice but I really was ...
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As a young adult, what can I be doing with my excess income?

I am a 20 year old living in the UK. I've had a look at my monthly incomings/outgoing and have realised I have approx £400-600 (~$600-$900) to spare per month, and that at the minute I'm just ...
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What does “writing down” the value of an asset imply?

My question was inspired by this article. Relevant quotes below: Fidelity, the only fund manager to have invested in the four-year-old company [Snapchat] best known for disappearing photos, wrote ...
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Would betting on fallen (blue chip) stocks be a good strategy?

I'm wondering whether you think investing mostly in blue chips, that have significantly fallen in value (compared to their industry), would be a good investment strategy for me, and why you may think ...
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Newbie question - Brokerage and selling shares

I work for company X. The stock grants that I have received from my employer which are made available in the charles schwab account. The very basic questions that I have are below:- Charles schwab ...
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Tax implications of Thai citizen investing in U.S. stocks?

My husband invested in U.S. stocks for over 10 years since he was in the U.S. on an O-1 visa. We moved back to Thailand 7 years ago. If he were to buy/sell his shares and transfer money back to ...
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First 401K portfolio with high expense ratios - which funds to pick? (24yo)

Just got my first 401K at work through Mass Mutual. I have 17 options to choose from. I don’t think we have index funds, and most funds have high expenses between 0.75-1.66%. So I decided to care ...
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How can I effectively save a lot of money for retirement when a 401k is not available? [duplicate]

For some years now, I've been contributing the maximum amount to my personal IRA ($5,500 in 2015) and my 401k ($18,000 in 2015). This, plus employer match, means I am saving about $30,000 per year in ...
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How to invest a $1000 in an index mutual fund?

My pre-teen daughter saved up a $1000 and I thought it might teach her how finances work if we invested it in a mutual fund. Specifically in an index fund like S&P 500 or some such. The problem ...
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What retirement accounts are available without age based withdrawal penalties?

If you retire early and have money invested in a Roth IRA or a traditional 401k, that money can't be touched without penalty until you're 55/59. (Let's ignore Roth contributions that can technically ...
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How to rescue my money from negative interest?

My bank has announced negative interest rates starting Q1 2016. I have CHF 250'000 in that savings account (Swiss Francs). Now, pretty much all other banks will probably follow suit soon, if they ...
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Is my “retire young” strategy a sensible one?

My goal is to have enough to retire at 40. I have 11 years to go (I'm 29) as of the past 15th. To be clear, I don't plan on retiring, maybe ever, but I want to have enough to just quit one day if I ...
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Isn't the subtraction of deprecation and amortization redundant in the calculation of Owner's Earnings?

I'm new to the world of Value Investing (and investing in general) and am trying to fully understand the fundamentals in calculating the Owner's Earnings of a company. According to this blog, Owner's ...
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Do those who invest large amounts of money in stocks pay typical brokerage commissions?

I actually invested $2000 in stocks, and paid brokerage fees of 0.5% to the broker on both sides (buy & bell) or approximately $22.50 ($10 + $12.50 in commissions after a gain of $500). So my ...
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Annuities-with deposits and withdrawals

A college education fund is to be accumulated by twenty level semi-annual deposits, the first due on Juanary 1, 1996. The fund is to provide 16 quarterly withdrawals of $ 1900 each, the first due on ...
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Investment options for f1 visa students in USA

I am foreign graduate student in USA. I recently completed my undergrad (from USA) and have a bit of money saved up. I know that F1 students cannot work off campus and other business activities such ...
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How do I analyse moving averages?

I have calculated moving averages i.e. SMA, WMA , EMA for stock which I am going to buy. I have infered : If you are long term investor it is better not to retain the share as price is decreasing as ...
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Investing $10k capital gain short term or long term in Canada

I have recently received $10k from the sale of a personal asset, deposited to my chequing account. I have no need to spend this money right now, so I would like to invest it. I have an RRSP but have ...
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ESPP compounding strategy and taxation?

Let me start off giving some of the details of the ESPP my employer offers: Stock Price Discount: 15% Employee Salary Contribution: 3-10% (in whole value increments) Holding Period: 12 months ...
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Is it possible to borrow money to invest in a foreign country?

Suppose I live in Canada. If I want to borrow money from the banks here and use that money in another country to carry out construction projects and hence make profit. Is it possible to create a legal ...
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Withdrawing money from services like Betterment

I'm not clear what the withdrawal process looks like for services like Betterment. Let's say I need some money in 2 years. Do I sell a portion of portfolio for the amount that I need? Can I cherry ...
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I'm 18. How to build good monthly income at my 20's?

I have 18 years , from a middle high class from Brazil. Finishing the high school this year, debt free with plans of studying and living overseas in the next years. I have access to about 20k dollars ...
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Would this be a wash sale?

If on 01/3/2015 I purchase 100 shares of XYZ for $50 ea. Then, on 01/6/2015 I purchase another 100 shares of XYZ for $30 each. Then, on 01/17/2015 I sell my entire position, 200 shares of XYZ for $35 ...
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Why does a ETN that is supposed to track Crude Oil like UWTI show constant decline every year? And am I an idiot for investing in it?

UWTI, VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN, which is supposed to track crude oil, shows a year over year negative return whether oil skyrockets or not. I thought it would be good investment with oil ...