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Why does the calculation for IRR use revenue, not profit?

As far as I understand, IRR is calculated by finding the discount rate where the NPV equals zero. What I don't understand is why the revenue (or cash inflows) is used in the calculation instead of ...
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Consumer basket - foreign invesments

would somebody be so kind to comment on the relationship of the consumer basket and foreign investments? Lets assume I have the same amount of investment and consuption in a foreign market. Is it true ...
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Starting a restaurant in UAE and need a working capital. How can I transfer money from a person who stays in India

I had already invested 1.5 lakh dirhams in UAE for a restaurant and need more working capital. Unable to arrange funds in UAE. Some people are ready to fund me the capital which I need from India at a ...
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What to ask Warren Buffet at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting?

I'm 16 years old, and I'm waking up at 4am tomorrow to hopefully be one of the first people in line to get into the Berkshire Hathaway meeting. If I get the chance to ask Warren a question, what ...
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What is the smallest amount worth investing in index funds?

Say I have just a few hundred dollars available which I want to invest long-term. I'm still saving money and putting it aside each paycheck, so if I wait 6 months I'll have a few hundred more to ...
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If some country joins EU will the house/land prices go up in more rate?

I read an article (not in English) that when e.g. Turkey joins EU the value of properties will dramatically increase, i.e. more than its current rate of increase of ~10-15% per year. How much this ...
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Looking for advice on my first investment [duplicate]

I am 32 years old and single, looking for some advice on what I can do with about $10k for my first investment. I currently just have it sitting in the bank and would prefer to use some type of ...
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Vanguard Hypothetical Growth and Dividends

I have a question on the two pictures below. Here it states that Vanguard REIT ETF has high potential for investment income and some growth. The dividend payments this year so far have been ...
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Savings on taxes when selling rental property

I have rental property that I want to sell. The house was built in 1950; it needs major improvement that I am not able to afford. What's the best way to sell the house that would be cost effective for ...
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Getting retirement savings back on track after 30

I've largely ignored dealing with my finances in the past, mostly because I really, really hate dealing with them, and as a result have made some poor decisions. I've been making good money but I've ...
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Business Investment Loss from prior year

In 2011, I invested $30,000 into a restaurant. I was a passive investor. I wrote a personal check from my account to the business entity. A year later, the restaurant closed and all my money was ...
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When is it worth looking at charitable remainder trusts?

My alma mater, like many colleges and charities, offers the option for larger donations of setting up a charitable remainder trust. Basically, in exchange for your committing the donation while you're ...
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Does Investing in commodity helps to build home

I am from India. I have plan to build new own home next year. Now commodity price for metal (steel) is less than past years. Is it worth to buy steel from commodity now, then Is it possible to switch ...
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How does the Dominos DXP car benefit the company? [closed]

I was aware Dominos employees have to use their own cars for delivery. If Dominos starts using these new cars, how will the owners benefit if they have to purchase multiple of these cars?
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Should I worry too much about saving my 20% down before buying my first house?

I am not too sure when exactly am I going to be buying the house. I can safely say that it would be between 2-5 years. However, I have no idea on exactly when. It all depends on market conditions and ...
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Will a retirement account with more than $3,400 in it bar me from getting EITC?

EITC (earned income tax credit). Is a retirement account considered investment income by the IRS? The IRS considers these as investment income: Interest (both taxable and tax-exempt) Dividends ...
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What should I do financially if I suspect a housing bubble is arising and might soon burst?

Background In my country (Norway, though the same principles apply everywhere), there's a huge discrepancy between loans in terms of how much equity you need to put up when getting a housing ...
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Consolidating TSPs: Military and Civilian

My wife has two TSPs, one from military service and one from her work as a civil servant. Now that she is no longer military or civil service, I understand we can roll one of these into the other. Is ...
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Will there be any complication at the time of withdrawal by opening Roth IRA as a non US citizen?

I am currently on a H1B visa. A senior colleague at my work recommended that I open a Roth IRA. I did some research and I like the idea of it, but I was unable to find answers to all of my questions. ...
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Where can I put savings for my kid that I literally cannot withdraw from?

I currently have a second savings account where I'm saving money for my child's future - most likely it will be used for their college and/or wedding. I've heard horror stories of parents stealing ...
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How is negative gearing a good thing?

In Australia investors buy investment properties that are negatively geared to save tax. A lot of articles on property investment say that one of the cons of having a positively geared property is you ...
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How to find an optimum linear combination of various investments?

Say an investor with 1 million dollars want to put his money on several investments. Say investment outcomes on those investments are $x_1, x_2, x_3, x_4, ... x_n$ The investor need to put w1 on x1, ...
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What's the folly with this stock selection strategy

I am very leery of investing in Stocks over here. I have tested some other Asian markets and gotten some returns. Rather than have my money depreciate (less interest than Current Inflation ), I'd ...
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What's the best way to deal with the market swings? [closed]

So I've been trading for a while. Having said that, the current bear markets are driving me to get some "deals". I think I bought some investments for a decent price. Having said that, I can't go ...
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Extended family investment or pay debt and save

I'm 25 and my wife is 24. My extended family is about to start a new investment fund, where every member basically contributes an amount between $50-$100 (amount per person) monthly. The purpose is to ...
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What is this type of risk-free investment called?

My mother told me that in 1994, she had $10K to put into a savings account or CD. She went to the local Citibank and didn't like the interest rates that they were offering on their savings/CD ...
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Calculating the Free Cash Flow (FCF)

I'm working on fundamental analysis on a public company, and am trying to calculate the Free Cash Flow for Facebook (FB) for the latest quarter - ending Sep 30, 2015, as shown below and would like to ...
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Are lottery tickets ever a wise investment provided the jackpot is large enough?

If the odds of winning a lottery jackpot are one in 292 million, and the jackpot prize is expected to be greater than than $1 billion, does this make a lottery ticket a wise investment? (source: ...
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What is it about company performance that causes the perceived value of its stock to rise? [duplicate]

Many stocks don't pay dividends, and it's not like a shareholder has any direct financial gain from increased company earnings. Plus, they can only benefit from earnings if the company goes bankrupt ...
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Fundamentals Look Great, What Now? [closed]

So after days of fundamental analysis on hunderds of stocks, I've narrowed it down to three that seem really good. Their margins are good, ratios are good, EPS and P/E are good, etc. What is the next ...
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What is the current substitute for the Value Line Composite Index?

I am trying to use the Value Line Composite Index for a project. Much to my dismay, I just found out that it was discontinued in 2013. Have there been other substitutes developed for this since then? ...
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How do you calculate return on investment for a share of stock?

How do you calculate the return on investment for a single share of stock? For example, what would be the return/value of a single Google share now, if bought in January 2015?
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Steps and timing of the SEIS investment (in the UK)

All, Assume that I am considering to invest £10K under the SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme), on a UK startup in Jan 2016. In this case, can someone please advise the steps required and the tax ...
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Most effective Fundamental Analysis indicators for market entry

I am new to Fundamental Analysis. I purchased a few books on the subject which has proven valuable but time consuming. I was wondering if anyone with more experience than myself can recommend the ...
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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 ...
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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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Tax deduct rental property expenses in future

I'm an australian doing postgrad in australia, and my current government awarded income is tax-exempted. I would like to know if in a couple of years when I start working, I can tax-deduct the ...
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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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Making money through CFD

If I don't own the stock I am investing in, like in a CFD, then how do I make money? Where does the money I am investing go to, and where does the money I make come from? And what happens to 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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Questions on CDARs

I was investigating a CDAR as a possibility for a large sum investment. However, I was under a false impression that I could leave the primary investment aka the principle in the cdar and then have ...
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Buying Whole Life Insurance with adjustable term protection at 27?

I am a 27 year old male with no dependents, not married, $60,000/year income, and a poor family health history(Dad died of heart attack, mom of cancer, 3 living brothers with heart attack, diabetes, ...
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strategy for the out of favour mining sector

Currently 5% of my portfolio is in mining sector. I've watch this decline in the last few years. One could argue that 5% isn't too bad and i should hold on and not sell at the bottom of the cycle. ...
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What numbers to look for investment returns

I'm exploring the field of investments and would like to know roughly what numbers and estimates have to be looked at for a company that is going to become public soon. For instance, if I buy 10% of ...
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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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How to maximise savings?

I am in my late 20s, living in the UK, and in my third year of professional work (one year industrial placement, two years since graduating from University). I have very little in the way of monthly ...
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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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Future Value of an annuity

If I pay 4 half-yearly installments in an investment scheme or I pay monthly installments of the same time (2 years). Interest rate in both cases is 9% compounded monthly. What will be my future value ...
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What things are important to consider when investing in one's company stock?

I have been invited to invest a portion of my monthly wages in stocks for the company I work for (they'll match 30% of my investment). I'm interested in putting away some money for my family as I have ...
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Why is gold not a good investment? [closed]

The following comment has 18 up votes: Gold is really not a good investment. – Almo (source) What's the deal with it? Is investing in gold bars equally bad as investing in gold jewellery?