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Can I make money from the mortgage?

I have this question: Let's say I bought a house for $100k. Now after 5 years the value of the house went up from $100k to $150k. Can I go to the bank and ask for the additional $50k added to the ...
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Are there any methods to calculate the % of position size to cover my profits based on achieving expected returns and thereafter?

Perhaps modifying Kelly Criterion to gauge the % of bet size to cover and adjusting to a new expected value? I want to let my profits run without exiting the trade prematurely. (or should I just ...
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How can a soon-to-expire lease at a low rate ruin a business’s profit margins?

Source: p 335, Investing For Canadians For Dummies, 3 Ed (2009) by Tony Martin, Eric Tyson If the company leases its space, what does the lease contract say? ¿ A soon-to-expire lease at a low ...
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How does Fidelity make money off me?

I have an IRA account with Fidelity which I use to buy a handful of Fidelity mutual funds. Since they are Fidelity mutual funds, Fidelity does not charge commission on them. So how then does ...
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How does a portfolio of long stocks and short futures generate profits

When a portfolio manager goes long a basket of stocks (that make up an index) and hedges his market risk by shorting the corresponding index future, what is his source of potential profit? He cannot ...
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Calculation, timing, and taxes related to profit distribution of an S-corp?

My life partner and I opened an S corporation at the start of 2015. My life partner will be employed by the S-corp and we've established a reasonable salary for him. I won't be employed by the S-corp, ...
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Is there any real purpose in purchasing bonds?

I am new to investing, for the most part, and I have learned a decent amount about how bonds work. What I wish to know more of is simple: Is there any real profit to it, and is it worth it? From the ...
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How to calculate taxes for an online business?

I am presently contemplating a small start-up online and am looking into the various pitfalls before getting too invested into it. The website might be hosted on servers in Europe or the US and I ...
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How could a company survive just on operations cash flow, i.e. no earnings?

Is this statement true? A company can usually survive for a time without earnings as long as cash flow from operations covers expenses and provides funds for growth. Doesn't operations ...
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Rupee Cost Averaging (SIP) vs. Value Cost Averaging (VIP) in mutual funds?

Which one is a better option while investing in mutual funds? I think that investment via VIP would work only if the investment is target oriented, and if calculated manually.
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How to calculate whether it's better to pay my education loan, or my home investment loan?

I have an education loan @ 11.5 % for 1,000,000. I can pay it in 3 years. I am planning to make an investment by buying a home @ 10.5% for 2,200,000. Term = 20 yrs. I am thinking if I sell the house ...
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Black-Scholes model and options evaluation

may someone explain me how to use a Black-Scholes model in order to identify if a defined option is a valuable investment? Thank you in advance.
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Can someone recommend a book that discusses the differences between types of financial statements?

I'm interested in learning the differences between profit and cash, but also about cash flows and financial statements. What book do you recommend I read? I want to read a practical book that ...
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Why does the calculation for percentage profit vary based on whether a position is short vs. long?

In this link here, the point: In a market in which upswings are likely to equal or exceed downswings, heavier position should be taken for the upswings for percentage reasons - a decline from ...
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How to see a portfolio's overall profit or loss on Yahoo Finance?

On Yahoo Finance, I created a sample portfolio and added a few stocks. Now when I go to the portfolio, it shows me the current price, how much up and down since the previous day, volume, etc. But ...
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Are large companies more profitable than small ones?

Economies of scale and scope indicates that a large company will in general be more profitable than a smaller one. Is there any statistical material that supports this? Of course, the interesting ...
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Do you pay no tax if you lose money on a business or an investment? If so, why is that?

Is it true that in a business or an investment, we only pay tax if we make a profit? That is, if we make only a loss, there is no tax? Why is this so? Because from what I understand, the tax is paid ...
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Understanding company income statements: What is a good profit margin that would make it worthwhile to invest?

I have been learning about how to read and understand a stock company's income statement and using those variables to determine the worth of the stock. My question is, what is a good profit margin for ...
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How can a credit card company make any money off me? I have a no-fee card and pay my balance on time

How does a credit card company make any money off of me using their card if there are no fees associated with the card (I don't pay any extra) and I pay off my balance on time every month (so I don't ...
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How do credit card companies make profit?

How do credit card companies make profit by giving us credit for 40-50 days (India). I purchase something on my credit card and I pay it to the credit card company after some days. How are they going ...