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Why would most US companies allow Direct Stock Purchase Plan (DSPP) for US residents only?

All companies I would be interested in to contract a Direct Stock Purchase Plan (DSPP) links to computershare.com which requires the buyer to reside in the US (with a valid security number). Is there ...
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Forex Market - The Underlying Question [closed]

There's a lot of people out there who trade Forex but I really doubt their understanding of the exact technicalities of the Retail Market e g what e4xactly happens when you trade and how come you can ...
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Get investment basic [duplicate]

What are "classic" tutorial in investment at all and investment in Stock Exchange in detail. I would like to get general understanding of all these things.
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Investment basic [closed]

What are "classic" tutorial in investment at all and investment in Stock Exchange in detail. I would like to get general understanding of all these things.
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Transfer of Indian rupee account funds to UAE to open business

How can I transfer from my rupee account in India a sum of Rupees 25 lacs to my UAE bank account, for investment purposes for starting my own business.
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Ethics and investment

I am a young man who has recently reached a point of financial stability. I'm starting to think about long-term plans which may one day buy a home, or provide for myself in old age. This raises the ...
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Is the return on investment better with high or low dividends?

Consider two companies, A and B. Company A offers little in dividends, and reinvests most its profit. Company B offers generous dividends, but reinvests little of its profit. How would I calculate ...
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Do companies only pay dividends if they are in profit?

My understanding of dividends is that the company pays each shareholder a fixed amount of money per share they own. I can see how this would work if the company is in profit, because the company can ...
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Best way to invest as a 22 year old with not very much money but no debt

Here's my situation. Not sure if this question has been asked, I think my situation is pretty unique. I am a 22 year old college student living in Tennessee, about to graduate soon with my Bachelor ...
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Given current market conditions, how / when should I invest a $200k inheritance?

Situation: I have $100k in an IRA with Betterment, plus just inherited $200k - currently cash. I'm 34 years old and salary is $97k, with no debt. Goals: IRA: growth of principle for retirement ...
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looking for research tool to plug in and evaluate theoretical historical returns

I am just starting to invest. I would like to find a calculator to which I could enter, say, a monthly amount - perhaps $100 - and put it into different classes of funds over arbitrary periods (say ...
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Learn investing as a programmer

How much can a software developer learn about individual investing from being employed developing financial software? A few examples of such software would be the Bloomberg Terminal, charting ...
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How to decide if I should take my money with me or leave it invested in my home country?

I live in Brazil and next week I'm gonna move to Sweden. I'll stay there for the next two years with a scholarship that covers all my living expenses. I have some money here (in BRL) that I won't need ...
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What are institutional investors?

I'm new to the world of finance and I'm wondering if someone could give an explanation of what institutional investors are. Also, I am applying for a job at a company that provides services/software ...
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Can value from labor provided to oneself be taxed?

I am considering taking time off from work in order to build a new home in which we would live. It would be my full time job for which no income stream would be generated and would be self financed. ...
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How do investments on projects work

I am a newbie with loans and investments. I really want to know the difference between loans and investments on a project. I have a solar project for which I am looking for investments. I heard that ...
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What the term p means on EPS

I'm new to investing, what the letter p means on the phrase "EPS of 17.3 p" Thanks
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Advice for a college student interested in investment opportunities.

I'm 20 years old and currently attending university for a double major in engineering and science fields. My college expenses are being covered. In addition to that i have worked for the past few ...
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Does investing in index funds on a monthly basis involve brokerage fees?

Let's say i want to invest in some index funds, and i know which ones to go for. Let's say i can also make the initial required minimum investment. My question is, will an automatic investment plan ...
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Should I invest or repay my debts?

I work in an IT firm company with an average 10% annual hike. Currently I save around 35,000 rupees per month. My family has a debt of 19,00,000 rupees. For the next 5 years I do not have any major ...
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Is it a good idea to put everything in the S&P500?

I've maxed out my IRA, have a three-month emergency fund, and have paid off all my debts. I have some remaining money to invest and don't have any short-term goals to spend it on. While my priorities ...
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Government bonds ETF

I have two government bond ETFs as part of my portfolio. These are IBTS and IBGS, that have 1-3 year bonds of the US and Europe. What happens if interest rates become higher? Will these lose value ...
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Where to Park Proceeds from House Sale for 2-5 Years?

We just sold a house and have about $100K in proceeds. The money may need to be available over the next 2-5 years to cover college tuition. We'd like to park it somewhere with these goals: ...
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Stock order execution - limit orders [duplicate]

Can someone explain the outcome to the follow scenario: Buyer A places a limit order to buy 100 shares at $8.00, Seller B places a sale limit order at 7.50 for 40 shares. What price would Seller B ...
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How do I formalize a personal investment in a friend's business?

I am going to invest in a friend's business. What documents do we need to sign in order to be safe legally in the future?
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Forex independent investments

Recently my country's currency has dropped against the US dollar, and soon i will be feeling the pitch in my pocket as all my investments are perhaps in my local currency, will drop in value. I am ...
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What's the formula for the future value of continuous compounded interest with an initial amount and annuity/monthly payments/investments?

I know the formula for continuous compounded interest with monthly payments/investment is this, p = monthly payment i = interest per year c = compounded times per year t = times compounded FV = ...
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How can this be enough to fund a scholarship in perpetuity?

I am trying to understand how funding for scholarhips works. I received this email recently: Some of you, and your colleagues, knew X, a long-time member of our Unit, who died recently. We have ...
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401k unwanted auto enrollement

I haven't asked for this and my employer 'auto-enrolled' me to 401k. I called Fidelity to take me off but they didn't do it which make me angry. Today I got their Ad email saying Keep in mind ...
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Calculating earnings per share confusion

I am a complete beginner at this topic so please excuse my incompetence. I've heard that EPS = (profit - dividend) / Shares Outstanding. But why are we subtracting dividends? How can this be since ...
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What is the best, low risk investment I can make now?

I'm a software engineer in London, UK. I just turned 27. The past 5 years, I have put as much as I can into paying off my student loan (that is from another country) and have only just cleared the ...
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Is this comparison of a 15-year vs. a 30-year mortgage reasonable?

My wife and I are thinking about purchasing a home at some point in the next few years, which has got me reading about mortgages and trying to think through what would make the most financial sense ...
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How should we organize our finances to effectively plan and prepare for an retirement in next 10 years?

How should we organize our finances to effectively plan and prepare for an retirement in next 10 years ?. My personal details are: Age 35, married with a 3 year old daughter IT consultant with a ...
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Investments as an NRI

I would like to gain clarification in regards to my investments made as a resident and also as a NRI (Non-Resident Indian). The investment done in mutual fund during the tenure being an resident was ...
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Structure of Final Bond Payment

If I buy a bond and hold it to maturity, will the final payment be dependent on the current price of the bond, or will it be the amount I originally paid?
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How can I track down physical gold bought by my grandpa, but held by the bank?

My understanding is that my Grandpa and Grandma bought a gold bar or a portion of a gold bar and were issued a receipt and the gold was either held by the bank that facilitated the deal or a third ...
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Where to find average monthly return of a Mutual fund

This page describes volatility of the S&P index. http://www.businessinsider.com/average-monthly-returns-since-1929-2013-8 Im looking for a tool that will do this for a Mutual fund and possibly ...
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Why is a 2-year bond not a good store of nominal value?

I was recently confronted with the following question: Which of the following is not a good store of nominal value? a: checking deposit b: savings deposit c: 1 2-year bond d: a 3-month CD The ...
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Investment partition for German student

Currently I am a student and planning to finish in about 6 month. At the moment I have a monthly income between 1000 EUR and 2000 EUR and are saving about 70% of it. I have savings of about 52k EUR ...
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what % of intl should be in China equity mutual funds right now? [closed]

Mutual funds investing in China equity seem to be the strongest growing Intl equity mutual funds. What percentage of my international equity mutual funds should I move to China equity mutual funds ?
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Income tax loss credit after depreciation on negatively geared property

In Australia, my personal taxable income for a particular financial year before calculating depreciation on an investment property is very low (close to but above $0). This is after adding all rental ...
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Why are people from UAE and Dubai so rich? [closed]

I went to Dubaï and I must say that everyone seems to be millionaire there. But I assume that not every people owns an oil company... so How do they get rich just by living there?
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Retirement - Annuity or not?

I have a pension worth around £150k and am due to retire soon. With the new pension rules in the UK, what would be some good options to maximise my income post-retirement? Annuity - I will be ...
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Investing money 101

I feel really bad for posting this because I'm completly unable to make a proper search about my question. There is a very high chance that this is more than duplicate, and I apologize. I would like ...
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Is forward P/E calculated using current price(if yes, how useful is it)?

From my understanding, F1/F2 P/E is calculated using forward estimated EPS. And It seems to be impossible to predict future price (otherwise everyone just follow the Est. price) However, if it's ...
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Best places to invest money for fixed monthly return [closed]

Wat are the best palces to invest money from there I get fixed monthly income.
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Recurring deposit in US banks

Do any of the US banks offer a recurring deposit, similar to the ones offered by Indian banks (HDFC, ICICI, SBI, and others)? Other than long-term investments, like 401k and IRA, is there a ...
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What is vested stock and yearly dividends?

I am not a financial specialist but my company has offered me several stock options. Under this agreement, I will get 25,000 shares immediately, after 180 days I get an additional 50,000 vested, and ...
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Student loan payments and opportunity costs

I'm about to graduate college and enter a very well-paid job in an inexpensive area. I am confident that I could repay my student loans much sooner than ten years, but I am wondering whether this is ...
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Is “affordable housing” being added across the street from my condo likely to decrease my condo's value?

I live in a pretty nice condo in a growing area. There are several open fields around my neighborhood, and the city has decided to build "affordable housing" apartments directly outside the perimeter ...