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I have around 60K $. Thinking about investing in Oil, how to proceed?

During the last ~2.5 years I have managed to save around 60K $, the money is sitting in the bank account and has been there for a while. This money could be doubled as my girlfriend's savings are ...
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Smart Investments With No Risks 1 [closed]

I have 150k I am 28 years old and am looking for a small piece of advice on how to successfully invest my money so I can retire at age 35, and also buy a 300k house.
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How to read a chart on bond price?

I recently bought some bonds, but don't quite understand the data presented to me. First I will show you two images: SUMMMARY: CHART: The SUMMARY shot shows MARKET COST: 93,300,000 with current ...
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What kind news or information would make the price of a stock go up? [closed]

So I'm just trying to get as much information as I can before I start trading but what kind news is guaranteed or at least has a great chance to push the price upward? the reason is because I've seen ...
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Hard time keeping money in the bank

I have a hard time keeping extra money in the bank (in addition, building on an emergency fund). It's not that I spend it...its that I immediately transfer it either to Fidelity to fund a 401k/roth ...
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How can I compare the risk of different investing opportunities?

I have some money to invest and I consider different investing options. For instance I could: Let the money on a tax-free account 0.75% per year (the % can be changed by the state if inflation is ...
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Investing for family

I have a personal investing style which nets me exceptional returns for small investments (under $600k) and 2% - 8% better than index funds (annualized) on larger investments. Let's say my parents ...
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How does investment on goods impact the risk of portfolio?

I really need good references to see what the impact of SRI (socially responsible investment) is on the portfolio risk. I have searched through a lot of books but nothing I found. Can you please give ...
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Does MER of a given product (say ETF) ever go down?

If I buy a new product with relatively high Management Expense Ratio (MER), can that MER be theoretically/technically reduced in the future, for example when the product gains more and more popularity?...
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Has NAB CEO taken up his entitlements of new shares early this year?

Does anyone know whether the NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn has taken up all his entitlements for the new shares (i.e., increasing the amount of NAB shares he owns) during the capital raising early this year?...
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Why do people always talk about stocks that pay high dividends?

Isn't it true that on the ex-dividend date, the price of the stock goes down roughly the amount of the dividend? That is, what you gain in dividend, you lose in price drop. (Of course, sometimes it ...
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Does girlfriend have too much savings, time to invest?

My girlfriend is quite frugal and has successfully maintained an emergency fund of about $15,000 with an "incidentals" account that sits around $3,000. She does not earn a lot of money, about $35,...
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Ongoing Automatic Investment Fee

When a DRIP plan says "Ongoing Automatic Investment Fee", is that the amount of money they take every month? In the case of Hershey's DRIP, it says it's $2. Does that mean if someone invests $50 a ...
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Why is property investment good if properties de-valuate over time?

So I was reading that investing in property is a safe and solid investment (but low on return). This is based on how the prices rise e.g. a property price in the 1980's vs 1990's vs 2000's vs 2015. To ...
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Should I invest when in debt?

I have just consolidated my debt and am thinking where I want to be in the future. My payment plan is to be debt-free in three years. It is not an extremely aggressive plan; I still want to have a ...
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Should I replace bonds in a passive investment strategy

In a passive investment portfolio one usually has some sort of mix between stocks and bonds which are supposed to offset losses from each other. I've read that because of low interest rates persisting ...
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How does the world - in aggregate - generate a non-zero return? [closed]

Given the sum of two entities' wealth remains the same after any given transaction, how do these entities grow in value as a whole? For example, if I grew some corn in China and sold it to the US for ...
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Investing Superannuation Australia

I am 31 and have just consolidated all my super funds in to my current provider. I have about $70,000 all up and it is getting topped up by about $10,000 pa. I feel like I should start managing this (...
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Do you use the Cost Basis or the Amount Invested to compute a gain/loss?

A friend's Edward Jones financial advisor is using the Amount Invested and not the Cost Basis to compute the tax loss of selling a mutual fund. I don't know anything about this stuff, but I'm pretty ...
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How can Cost Basis be greater than the Amount Invested?

A friend owns a mutual fund, Capital World Bond Fund CL A. He has owned it for a fairly long time, but does not know how long. It might have originally been with a different brokerage about a decade ...
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Investing savings in the UK vs Australia

I have been living in Australia for 4 years now, and although I don't intend to live here forever, I will be here for the foreseeable future. I have savings in the UK and here in Australia, and am ...
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Unemployment Insurance Through Options

Both Kyle Bass (from about 8:00 - 9:40) and Mark Spitznagel discuss an approach to finance where an investor takes a small percentage of their wealth and bets on an unlikely outcome, expecting to lose ...
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Analyze a security using Benjamin Graham's Defensive Investor Criteria

I would like some help evaluating a security using Graham's Defensive Investing Criteria (Chapter 14 of the Intelligent Investor). As an example security, let's look at NYSE:MEI and each of the ...
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T-mobile stock: difference between TMUSP vs TMUS

Is there a way to invest in T-mobile stock from the US? Yahoo finance lists both: TMUSP - NasdaqGS with a dividend of 4.3% and avg volume of 90,000 and TMUS - NasdaqGS with a dividend of 7.4% and ...
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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 ...