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Is this calculation of the Value and Price of the forward contract correct?

Let us consider a long forward contract on a 5 year bond which is currently traded at a price of 900 EUR. The delivery price is 920 EUR, the time to maturity of the forward contract is two years. The ...
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Should a freelance programmer charge me for hours spent where a computer was running a script?

This question might be more applicable to the Stackoverflow crowd, but is not a coding question. I recently hired a freelance developer to build a certain script. From there, after the script was run ...
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Price adjustment in 4-6 year contract

I am from Latin America, I have recently formed a software factory. I am about to make my first important contract with a European company and I need to make a projection of the variation of salaries ...
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What kind of professional should I speak to regarding protecting a house from auto defacto?

I am currently building a house for myself. My partner is moving in with me; first into a rental property, then once the house is built we will move into the house together. I have read a lot of ...
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Do options contracts give you cash or the underlying?

Whenever I read about options valuation, it's phrased in terms of payoff diagrams. For European options, the value at expiry is the difference between the strike and the market price of the underlying ...
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Resale of a House with Estate Rentcharge

Made an offer on a c. 40 yr. old freehold house in London. Had offer accepted. When going through the docs as part of pre sign-off due-dilligence, turned out there is a 300 GBP / year Estate ...
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My company is being acquired, pay?

Recently, I was informed by my employer, our start up company is being acquired by a larger firm. I have been asked to exercise my shares, which I have. The only question I have is regarding pay ...
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How to get UK company share certificates when an entrepreneur does not comply?

In January 2020, I made an investment of £7,500 being promised that I would receive the respective share certificates related to UK company. After that, the pandemic became the excuse but the ...
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Am I bound to the existing lease then?

I am an international student from India. I am studying in Saint Louis in the USA. In the summer of 2019 I went back to India giving my room for a sublet. I know the person who was taking temporary ...
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Are there places to long/short OIL contract futures, for the average person, until the closing time?

I am wondering if the average Joe could have made a profit yesterday, on the CLK2020CRUDE OIL FUTURES (MAY 2020) contract, that ended having negative prices. I've seen that there are CFD products ...
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UK - letting agency / landlord responsibility to provide documentation for a heating system

This question is based on renting a property via a letting agent in the United Kingdom. I am renting a small flat as I've sold one house and am considering my options before purchasing another. I ...
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When and how would a company make money by taking $1 out of my paycheck and donating it to charity?

In the US as I understand it, there are corporate tax deductions for charitable giving. For this or any other reason, would a company with large salary expenditures and positive profits (sometimes) ...
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Is an inspection contingency with "no money back" wasted verbiage?

We are the sellers. Our contract explicitly states 2 things: The Buyers can back out based on the inspection and receive earnest money back. Sellers will not provide money back at closing, or make ...
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UK Broadband company started a new 12 month contract without my authorisation

I don't want to name the provider so have referenced them as Provider. The following has happened to me and I want to know where I stand legally. This has happened in England (UK). In December 2015 ...
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Landlord/Property managers broke contract (I think) but I never did anything about it due to hassle involved, what are my options now?

So, about a year ago some people came in and changed the Electric and Gas meters to Pay as you go meters because the landlord hadn't paid the bills. Since my contract was an all-inclusive contract ...
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Advice on loan to friend

I am writing up a legal document (USA, Michigan) for loaning 7k to a friend with 10% APR with a term length of 5 years. (known him 5 years, he has paid back many smaller loans before). We'll both ...
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Value of a Forward contract at an intermediate time

Suppose we hold a forward contract on a stock with expiration 6 months from now. We entered into this contract 6 months ago so that when we entered into the contract, the expiration was T=1 year. The ...
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Yearly line rental - moving provider or moving house

I am confused with how paying for a yearly line rental works. As you could guess, I am 12 months into my broadband contract and they are offering me to pay for another years line rental up front. I ...
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Why Options trading is charged on per contract basis

I have been trading options for years, but could not understand why Brokerages charge fee on basis of number of contracts. Per Fidelity : Trade for just $4.95 per online trade, plus $0.65 per ...
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What do option contracts look like?

Options are said to constitute in essence a legal contract for one party to buy or sell an assets at a set price in a future time. In modern trading, is there also an actual contract in fact, that is ...
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What Happens to OTM Puts Following a Cash Aquisition?

Say I purchase OTM puts with a $5 strike and the underlying company is acquired through a tender offer that pays $19.00 cash per share. My contracts are accelerated and adjusted to reflect the new ...
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Germany - Tax implications for a full-time contract in the same year of a HiWi contract

I'm about to graduate from a German university. At the beginning of the year, I am working a HiWi (research assistant) job, and the contract ends in March. After I graduate I'm going to take up a full-...
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Cheaper in absolute sense to buy more?

I recently talked to my ISP. I am paying ~80 USD/mo for telephone service. If I purchase DSL + telephone service, other than a one off equipment charge I will pay ~60 USD/mo total. This without any ...
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What is the value of these phantom units?

The wording of this paragraph is not clear to me. Does the value of the Phantom Units equate to 0.25% of the FMV, or do they equate to 0.25% of 10% of full FMV? The number of Phantom Units granted ...
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Need help negotiating a salary agreement with my boss [closed]

I'm a college student who is interning at a startup company. My job as an intern is to help redesign and launch an app, so that it runs on Android as well as iOS. When I signed up for the job I was ...
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What does this passage in my lease contract mean? [closed]

In my lease for an apartment that I am renting it says: You are giving up certain important rights. You are waiving your right to have a Notice sent to you before the Landlord starts a court ...
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Endorsed cheque [closed]

I am trying to understand the underlying contract of an endorsed cheque a bit better, and would love to know how the liabilities are determined in the following situation: Alice writes a cheque to ...
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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?

I live in Quebec, and my rent cheque was stolen from my landlord as they travelled to the bank to deposit it. They've asked me to stop payment on the cheque, and provide them with a new one. The ...
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Credibly Commit to Charity Matching? [closed]

Edit: Thank you all for your answers, I consider this issue resolved! The answer appears to be that there is no easy or universal platform that enforces charity-matching commitments, but that ...
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Estate agent wants to charge a large amount to change the contract

I live with two other people in a house share in the UK. One is moving out, and the estate agent who handles the contract wants to charge us £300 for the pleasure of changing a name. We think this is ...
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I need help understanding what 'net of required taxes' means

In this contract what does net of mean? is it the amount after or before taxes? Award – Cash awarded to a Participant under the Program, net of all required federal and state withholding taxes, due ...
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Is this a viable business plan to secure me real estate?

I'm asking here if this is a viable/likely option for me. To put it shortly, I don't make enough money to put a down payment on any house. I am looking for a silent investor who is willing to agree to ...
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Is a real estate attorney needed for builder deposit contract?

I am in the market for a new house and my agent recently showed me a new construction that is only about halfway completed.The builder is financing the construction and he said he can "hold" the house ...
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Is it possible to incur closing costs before closing on a home, by backing out of contract too late?

Someone I know is purchasing a home and has already gone through the inspection, commitment period and all. While waiting on the lender and lawyers to get everything ready for closing, this buyer ...
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How are option contracts enforced?

Option contracts (this question also applies to futures) on exchanges are required, legally, to at least put an option margin of 50% to cover some collateral. However, if things go as expected for the ...
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Question about Snowball, Target Redemption Forward [duplicate]

What is a snowball? What is a target redemption forward?
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Why is a month to month fee listed on my 12-month apartment lease?

I'm currently in the process of signing an apartment lease. As I was going through the terms, I noticed this: In addition to my "Rent Due Monthly" there is a listed "Month to Month fee". Now, my ...
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Can a smart contract work based on fiat currency? [closed]

Can a smart contract work based on fiat currency? What kind of transactions can be facilitated by smart contracts? are they only open to electronic goods, or can transactions of physical goods also be ...
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Backing out of real estate contract as buyer

Several days ago, I signed a contract agreeing to purchase a house; however, since then I had a change of mind due to: structural problems with the house changing my mind on my personal finances. To ...
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How do Inspection Contingencies work if the seller offers to fix the problem?

We made an offer on a house and the seller accepted it. Now we did a Home Inspection of the house, and we found that it had unacceptably high Radon levels. The seller has offered to install a Radon ...
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Sell a domain name with equity contracts?

I have a few domain names I want to sell. Because some of them have an extremely high potential to earn the buyer big money when turned into a prosperous, profitable business, I've thought about ...
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Does a home buyer have any protection against the seller breaking the contract?

I'm somewhat familiar with the process of buying a house in the United States and I imagine the process is similar in other countries. Normally, the would-be buyer deposits some "earnest money" with a ...
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Is it standard practise for rent to increase in line with the RPI?

UK based, South East specifically, but not London. I have a rental contract which specifies the rent will increase yearly in line with the RPI, minimum 3% and maximum 7.5%. I'm not sure if this is ...
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Is it practical to take actual delivery on a futures contract, and what is the process?

Usually people trade futures speculatively, ie. they buy and sell contracts without actually delivering the goods. However, technically the futures are contracts for delivery of a certain amount of ...
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Clarifying a phrase on a rent agreement

Consider the following sentence: "For the period from Tenant's move-in date, _________, through the end of the month, Tenant will pay to Landlord the prorated monthly rent of $1200." Does this mean ...
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Notice period calculation as an employee in the UK [closed]

As an employee I have a notice period of one week. If I hand in my notice on Wednesday, will my last day at work be the next Wednesday? Or the next Tuesday?
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Does a SIM only cell phone contract help credit rating?

I have been told that cell phone contracts are sometimes a way to improve one's credit score. This makes sense to me as a phone contract involves a commitment to pay monies at a regular interval, ...
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How to respond to a customer's demand for payment extension?

I have a client who wants to purchase an artwork. After three weeks of questioning about my artwork finally he is convinced to buy it. I have offered him discount after his multiple request and 15 ...
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What is the procedure for forcing a buyer to close escrow on required date?

I'm in contract for my home, the buyer has removed all contingencies. For various reasons, I wish to close by the agreed date, or cancel the contract. I understand that even if the close-of-escrow ...
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Why are profit/loss constantly adjusted in futures contracts if the goal is to protect against volatility?

In this article: http://www.investopedia.com/university/futures/futures2.asp?header_alt=g In the chapter "Profit and Losses-Cash Settlement", the author describes that profit and loss are governed by ...
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