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Why is it 100 oz and not one ounce?

Why is gold measured in USD / 100 oz and not 1 ounce (as reported everywhere else) on the Financial Times web site, http://markets.ft.com/research/markets/Commodities? To clarify, ...
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How do I use the voting rights associated with my U.S. shares?

I have an account with a Swedish broker which provides access to several markets, including NASDAQ and NYSE markets in the United States. On the broker's website, it says how to vote at the annual ...
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trading with crash management in mind

I want to trade with the risk of a crash in mind. I understood that the shorter trades you make, the lower the risk. But i'd like to quantify that risk, so that even if a crash happens, i don't lose ...
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Does a market maker make any money in a liquid asset with tight bid ask spread

In a liquid asset like SPY, is there any market maker making markets? It seems that with such tight spreads , there is no incentive for the market maker to operate in this underlying. But then again, ...
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Why is the future quote lower than the underlying?

I guess this is a simple one for experts: Looking now (12noon CET Nov 7, 2014) at the DAX ^GDAXI on yahoo finance, it says S = 9.361. The Future FDAXM5.EX quotes F = 9.388. What is the exact ...
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Do I need ITIN as Japanese citizen to get my deposited money back?

I am Japanese girl. I was a student in US and have deposited some money in bank account. I am back to Japan now. I am filing the W-8BEN. Do I need to submit the following to get my full money back ? ...
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Are there any agent-based software for the stock-market?

I am looking for game theory agent-based software to run simulations of the stock market. Ideally it would be a software where i could manipulate the variables and possible the underlying assumtions ...
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How is non-deductible portion of Traditional IRA determined at time of withdrawal?

I've contributed $5500 to a Traditional IRA, planning for that to be tax deductible. My employer didn't have a 401k plan earlier in the year, but will have one implemented before the end of this year ...
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Please help me understand reasons for differences in Government Bond Yields

First off, I'm completely new to all of this, so please go easy on me. According to http://markets.ft.com/research/Markets/Bonds I notice that the yields on the following government bonds are as ...
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Historical day-to-day prices for all mutual funds (best if through an API)

Where can I get daily historical prices for any mutual fund available on the markets, for free? I don't want a chart, as that is available through the broker as well, but rather day-to-day NAV price ...
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Cost basis step-up on inheritance of real estate

Assume there is a property owned by a couple with one son. When one parent dies, s/he bequeaths one half interest in the property to the son and half to the spouse. Two years later the property is ...
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Do I have to pay tax on cash my brother is paying me for my half interest in a shared house?

My father recently passed away. His house was paid off and it was willed to me and my brother 50/50. However, prior to him passing, he quit claimed the house to me and my brother, so it wouldn't go to ...
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What is a “Spread” (In Commodities)

I was reading an article and it states Tightness has returned to the London Metal Exchange (LME) aluminium spreads. The focus point this time around is the December-January spread ...
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What exactly changes following a stock split? Why doesn't “Shares” (on the following SEC balance sheet) change?

What exactly changes following a stock split? Why doesn't "Shares" (on SEC balance sheet) change? This morning, BIS split. The share price went from 10.53 to 52.3 but the number of shares listed ...
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Can an International student of F1 VISA accept money in her US bank account on behalf of someone else?

My friend is an international student from India, studying in the US (F1 student VISA). I work from India and U.S. client is about to pay me for some writing services. The U.S client agreed to pay ...
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Calculating APR

If I have a loan at 5% interest over a year compounded semi-monthly does this loan have a higher APR compared to a loan at 5% compounded annually?
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Are medical deductions and FSAs mutually exclusive?

I understand that medical expenses in excess of 10% of gross income can be deducted with a Schedule A. Can I do this even if I use a medical FSA (excluding the reimbursed part, of course)? For ...
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What would current US interest rates be if left to the free market? [closed]

Suppose that the Federal Reserve did not conduct any open market operations and allowed interest rates to freely float, while the treasury continued borrowing to fund the budget deficit. What would ...
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Should I encourage my spouse to jointly sign our rental lease?

Looking for the advantages/disadvantages for us as a couple. We have been common-law for 9 years and are moving into a new place. My spouse recently lost her job so I will potentially taking most of ...
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Income Tax Refund

I used to work in Maryland, United States from 1999 to 2002. During this I paid all taxes: Federal Income Tax Social Security Tax Medicare Tax MD State Income Tax I returned back to India during ...
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Getting historical data and low-latency trading for futures

I am experimenting with futures and computers, and I was looking for a source for free (or almost free) historical data, and low-latency trading access, in the futures market. The tricky part is ...
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ING commission to withdraw cash from ATM in Bangkok

What are the extra charges to withdraw cash from an ATM in Bangkok? For example if I want to withdraw 1000€. How much ING will charge me?
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I am a US citizen. Can I gift stock options to my parents in India?

I am a US citizen. Can I gift some stock options to my parents in India? If this is possible, could you point me to a page or document showing all things that needs to be done legally at both US and ...
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Did the New York Stock Exchange ever close on a weekday so they could file paperwork?

I recently heard that the New York Stock Exchange used to close once a week so that they could organized the paper trades. I can't find anything online about it. Does anyone have and insight here.
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IRS Rules for Canadian with US Bank Account

I am Canadian and live in Canada. I have an online business and customers pay me through PayPal in USD. My sales are transferred from PayPal to a USD account I hold with a US Bank in the U.S.From ...
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Is there a Canadian credit card which shows holds?

It is really frustrating not being able to run a tight ship with my money. Neither CIBC nor TD shows them immediately. It is certainly possible because I ran across a Visa gift card which showed them. ...
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Debit card has stopped working while traveling, and my bank says there's no problem

I'm in Portugal at the moment, and my debit card (from a US bank) stopped working. Every ATM I have tried in the city (at least 8) says "Try another location" since Sunday, and purchases all result in ...
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If my rental property income and mortgage payment are equal, do I need to pay income tax on any rent revenue?

Let's say I have a monthly mortgage payment of $1600 on a condo I own, and the condo is rented out for $1600. Then, I'm breaking even. Hence, I would not need to pay any tax on my rental income. Would ...
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Difference between various loan calculation modes

There are number of ways a loan can be calculated. I am stuck and not able to find their formaules. Even i find some links but they dont have any option to add Below Line Fees. Actuarial APR APR ...
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Net Sales and Operating Income

When reviewing a company's Annual Report, what could explain Net Sales remaining fixed over a two year period, but Operating Income halving over the same period? I was thinking increased costs.
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How to extract 2 years of historical data for all ASX companies?

There are about 2000 shares that trade on the Australian Stock Market (ASX). What is the easiest way to extract historical prices of all 2000 shares over a period of 2 years. I can find data for ...
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Should I combine all my pension pots?

I live in the UK. I have a private pension with Scottish Widows and a University pension which is superannuated. I no longer pay into the SW pension as a legacy of money difficulties in 2010 which are ...
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training for would-be active investor

I've had an account set up with an online brokerage, and through random luck I've managed to hold onto most of my money and even make a couple of dollars. I currently max out my 401k, and have for the ...
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Options for retirment investing if no company 401K available

Due to some unexpected circumstances and poor planning in 2014 neither my wife nor I have been able to contribute to a company run 401K plan. My employer does not offer a retirement plan benefit yet ...
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For a car, would you pay cash, finance for 0.9% or lease for 0.9%?

Everybody knows "buy used car in cash" is the generally accepted, financially sound decision, but let's assume one wants a nice, fresh, brand-new car. Given: Car is $30,000. All-in (inclusive of ...
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Square reported girlfriend's business income under her SSN, triggering IRS issues (2012). Square support is awful, what recourse does she have?

My girlfriend received a certified letter from the IRS telling her she owed almost $20,000 to the IRS for the 2012 tax year. She called the IRS and learned that the reason for the charge was that ...
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Inflation & Time value of money

Can anybody explain to me how exactly does inflation erodes away bank savings using the time value concept of money?
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Check number and written amount don't match [duplicate]

What happens to a check that says $[570-] where the written amount goes and "five hundred -------------------70/100" where the written portion goes?
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Covered call and put options as separate trades

Let's say I write a covered call and a buy separate put option. After a period of time, the call expires, leaving me with the underlying stock. Thereafter, the market price went down and I can ...
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Any strategies to screen high risk, hopefully high reward stocks? [closed]

Can't seem to find anything geared towards that. Looking to allocate a small proportion to such stocks.
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How to tell if an option is expensive

How to tell as a rough estimate if an option is expensive or not? For stocks, you can compare P/E multiples with similar stocks to estimate whether a stock is expensive w.r.t its sector. But with an ...
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Volume of at the money options

What is the reason that at the money options have the highest option tradng volume? Is it just a coincidence?
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UK Citizen, Japanese Resident - where do I pay tax for royalties paid to UK bank?

I am self employed, work and reside in Japan. Most of my income gets paid vis PayPal or directly to my Japanese bank account. The exception is my Amazon royalties that can't be paid into a Japanese ...
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What is the easiest way to open a foreign Bank Account?

I live in Argentina. Nowadays in my country it is almost impossible to buy foreign currencies as American dollars or Euros. I was thinking if it is possible to open a foreign Bank Account to be able ...
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Exercise a put option when shorting is not possible

Sometimes when I want to short a stock, my broker says that no shares are available for borrowing. In this situation, can I buy a put and exercise it immediately and end up with a short position? in ...
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Can a weekly and a monthly option expire on same date

Does the expiration date of a weekly option and a monthly option ever coincide? What about the expiration date of a monthly option and a LEAP? I.e if there is a monthly expiring in the third week of ...
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What happens to the put option (longer expiration) of a collar if the call gets assigned?

Assuming a collar strategy where I buy the underlying stock with a short call and long put option on it. Would the call be assigned away like a covered call, leaving the put option viable or would the ...
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institutional ownership — why is it so convoluted

Only money.stackexchange can clarify this for me. I'm trying to do due diligence on GoPro (GPRO). From what I can figure out, it has a total float of 123 million shares, of which only 18 million are ...
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Quickbooks Online 'add' vs 'transfer'

In Quickbooks Online, when processing 'bank transactions' is there any effective difference between 'adding' the transaction with 'add' vs. 'transfer'. In my head, it's all double entry... and there ...
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What kind of returns can I expect from a REIT? How can I find a list of legit REITs - especially outside the USA?

How much money can I expect each month from joining a REIT (I realize it would depend on my investment, let's say I invested $1,000) and where can I find a list of good, safe, legitimate REITs ...

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