7
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4answers
830 views

Why is the price of my investment only updated once per day?

I have invested some money into a mutual fund (FTQGX). I've noticed that the price of it is only updated once a day, where as other investment options are updated continuously. Why is this? I'm ...
4
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2answers
103 views

401(k) Investment stategies

I am a new grad and I just started working for a company. They offered me a 401(k) with a very good matching. So I decided to invest some of my income as I am single. I was taken by surprise by how I ...
17
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7answers
735 views

Why is the dominant investing advice for individuals to use mutual funds, exchanged traded funds (ETFs), etc

The dominant advice on this site (including that which I give to novices) regarding investing is to only invest in fund vehicles (mutual funds, ETFs, etc), rather than in individual stocks. Why is ...
3
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1answer
226 views

Wash sale rule + Mutual Funds/ETFs?

According to IRS rules, you can't sell a security, take a capital loss on your taxes, and then buy back the same or a "substantially identical" security within 30 days. However, "substantially ...
4
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3answers
238 views

How can I find a high-risk, high-reward investment that is not strongly correlated with the U.S. economy?

I'm looking to add something to my investment portfolio for diversification. Right now, I own mostly a U.S. stock index fund, with a little bit of an international stock index fund, bonds and cash ...
4
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3answers
90 views

Short term cutting losses in a long term investment

I've only recently bought some mutual funds last year. Since then, my mutual funds' value has been losing money. When I set up this fund with my broker last year, for my investment portfolio I ...
1
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4answers
859 views

How can an Indian citizen get exposure to global markets?

Other than investing in sundry international equity funds, is there a way for an Indian citizen to invest in global securities? Is it possible for example to buy shares of Google?
3
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1answer
432 views

Return vs. Risk Graphing web site alternatives to RiskGrades, which is closing?

Risk Grades' free website (riskgrades.com) is closing 6-30-11. Do you know of a similar site that allows the user to enter several ticker symbols (funds or stocks) and obtain a graph showing relative ...
5
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2answers
104 views

Why is Net Asset Value (NAV) only reported by funds, but not stocks?

Why is the word 'NAV' only used in context of funds and not securities? A stock can also have a 'NAV' right? i.e. --> (Assets - liabilities of the underlying company)/ # of shares?
4
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3answers
1k views

Personal finance software for Mac that can track stocks and mutual funds? (Even manual updating of share prices will do.)

I am currently using GnuCash, but would like to switch to a Mac-native application. I'm also considering MoneyWell, but it only takes care of cold hard cash. What personal finance software can track ...
1
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2answers
425 views

How to calculate the investment fees your portfolio is paying?

Disclaimer: I am going to mention the investment company that I am using, but I am not related in any way with this company, is just to exemplify my question. I am currently using foliofn.com. ...
5
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8answers
541 views

Should I sell when my stocks are growing?

I have a collection of stock that on average have grown 8% in the last few months. Should I sell now? This is a normal account, meaning tax is of no help. I never understand why people sell while ...