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Explain the HSI - why do markets sometimes appear in sync and other times not?

Can someone please explain this to me: in 2006, HSI moved almost identical like indexes on the New York Stock Exchange. However, the crisis period (2007-2011) shows the deviation from the others. My ...
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Is it safe to put pin of debit card in worldpay?

I am buying from proxybonanza.com that accept worldpay. Then I go to this screen: Looks like they managed to figure out that the bank is USbank without me having to tell them. In fact, they know ...
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Are bank account numbers unique?

If somebody sends me money and I write the swift code wrong, will the money go somewhere else? I know bank account numbers are unique within a bank, but will are they unique globally? Update: I ...
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Is there such a thing as “over diversification”?

I went to an investment advisor today, and asked him his opinion about splitting my foreign (non NIS/Israei) investments between VTI and VEU. He said that he thinks it's "too diversified", and ...
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Is an open-sourced World Stock Index a pipe-dream?

I have noticed that many things in finance are closed or proprietary like MSCI Barra World (an index that tracks stocks globally). I sense that there may be a huge amount of work to do with such index ...