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Non-US resident: tax comparison for ETF domicle in US vs Ireland

I am a non-US resident. I am evaluating taxation on US-domiciled ETF vs Ireland-domiciled ETF. Assumptions The country of the investor's residence has tax treaty with the US (the withholding tax in ...
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Understanding the taxes on covered call ETFs (e.g., QYLD, RYLD and XYLD) whose dividend payments count as ROC: short-term or long-term capital gain?

As a US taxpayer, I am trying to understand the taxes on covered call ETFs (e.g., QYLD, RYLD and XYLD). From projecttheta, with QYLD as the example: Almost all of QYLD’s dividend payments have ...
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Germany - How are Acc ETFs taxed after the first year of investing? (confused about how I can apply the calculation formula)

I just started investing in 2021 and upon reading how to calculate the tax I owe for my accumulating ETF, I realised I don't know how to apply the explanations found on the Internet to my situation. ...
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UK investor in US ETFs

I have a question which I hope you can help with. I am interested in an US ETF to invest in. Now, my current brokers Freetrade, Hargreaves do not offer US ETFs due to being identified as PRIIPS thus ...
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Company exceeding Index weight percentage cap

I was looking at the Index MSCI World SRI Select Reduced Fossil Fuels where it says: The Index is float-adjusted market capitalization weighted and a 5% capping with 10% buffer is applied on issuer ...
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How to price an ETF consisting stocks from different regions?

just out of curiosity, I would like to know how ETFs that consist stocks from various stock exchanges are priced. For example, if there exists an ETF that contain Apple (U.S.), Tencent (HK), and Rolls-...
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Why ETF Actual Dividend yield differs after only 3 months

Will take IDVY.L as an example, dividends paid per share in September - 26.74p (30.91¢), projected dividends in December - 2.004p (2.35¢) - 13 times less. Another example - IUKD - 3 times difference ...
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Explanation about apparent jump and subsequent fall of VUAA ETF (Sep-Nov 2021)

Serious newbie here with regard to ETFs that track the S&P500, but I was considering investing in VUAA. I was just wondering if someone could explain the large jump there was on Mon Sept 13 and ...
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Does it matter on which exchange and which currency I buy ETF?

I am citizen of EU member state and using Interactive Brokers. I am in for a long time and let's say I am averse to euro, so I focus on US equity ETFs. As EU citizen, I have to buy their UCITS ...
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Who is counter party to leveraged ETF e.g TQQQ

I was looking at return of TQQQ, and was surprised with result. I understand that, it is not equity based ETF, and is using derivatives. But I could not understand who is acting as counter party of ...
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Should I close my French PEL to invest in ETFs?

My grandmother opened for me a PEL. I am going to give a complete description of what is a PEL as it is most probably unknown for money.SE. I am French and the PEL is a saving account that means: &...
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Conditions to trade ETFs with Schwab or other

I am looking for the conditions to start trading ETFs such as SPX and TQQQ. While trying to do it with an interactive brokers account, it tells me that I have 2 options, Be an institutional investor (...
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Does Fidelity have equivalent ETFs of VFIAX and VDADX [closed]

I noticed that fidelity charges a fee for buying: Vanguard Index Admiral Fund (VFIAX) Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Fund (VDADX) Does fidelity have equivalent funds of the above that I won't be ...
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Difference in de facto currency exposure

Suppose my main currency is SEK and that I want exposure to EM MSCI. Then I could A) buy a Swedish passive fund in SEK that is exposed to EM MSCI or B) Exchange my SEK for EUR or Dollars and then buy ...
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What are the implications of a futures, rather than asset, based ETF?

Asking very generally here because specifics obviously could change the action of an ETF and its underlying on a case by case basis. But generally, how does the creation of an ETF based on futures of ...
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Could trading mutual funds be less expensive than ETFs?

I see there some mutual funds are no-transaction-fees NTF and no-load (or load-waived), the expense ratio of some of them is ~1% just like some ETFs, are both the same or trading (short term ...
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Difference between trading ETFs and the corresponding futures? GLD or /GC? UNG or /NG?

I am taking a hard look at options trading and I am starting with a modest account of $10,000 (I mention this because I think it might be relevant to the question). What is the difference between ...
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Should I enable trading?

While looking for Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares (VFIAX) on IBKR I landed at: And the Enable Trading at the bottom caught my attention. Do we negotiate this in a different way than i.e. VOO ...
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Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF, fixed income? [closed]

It seems some ETFs pay dividends other are fixed income. How can I know the one I'm interested in (i.e. Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF) pays dividends or have fixed incomes?
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ETFs from Ireland and Luxembourg

From Nonresident alien's ETF domicile decision table: "Ireland is the most common domicile for non-US domiciled ETFs, although Luxembourg is another popular non-US domicile for ETFs" "...
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From which Stock Exchange should I buy ETFs?

I'm considering to buy ETFs through IBKR, which seems to be a safe bet investment. The same ETF can be bought from different Stock Exchanges (different countries), one example is the Vanguard S&P ...
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Which one is the VOO ETF I'm looking for?

I'm starting my investment education. From udemy - Complete Investing Course 2021 (Stocks, ETFs Investing) I found I should look for VOO ETF. So I searched for it on IBRK but there are many: So ...
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How to discriminate among all the tickers associated with a single company?

While following Interactive Brokers (IBKR Mobile) Tutorial | From Zero to Hero on my iPhone, I noticed there are many options linked to a company. In the screenshot we see, looking for Tesla will give ...
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Wrapping my head around foreign currency exposure in ETF's

I am building a portfolio of ETF's, that track well-diversified international indices. I believe China will be a key player in the world economy for years to come, and therefore I purchased shares in ...
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ETF's, Capital Gains and Taxes

Suppose that an ETF (that holds stock) sells a stock at a profit. It is my understanding that profit must be distributed to the share holders as the form of a dividend. Once distributed, it would ...
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Can a leveraged ETF's net assets suddenly go below zero?

When trading stocks on margin or when holding futures, sudden price movements may wipe out the posted margin. In some cases, the trader may even lose more than the posted margin (i.e. the trader owes ...
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What Nifty 50 ETFS in India allows covered calls? [closed]

I want to buy a Nifty ETF such as SBI-ETF Nifty 50 or Nippon India ETF Nifty BeES but I am not able to figure out if these ETFs allow for covered calls to be written. Can members guide me which of ...
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Are commodities ETFs risky as commodities futures in needing margin calls and limited time to hold or they are like stocks?

Are commodities ETFs risky as commodities futures in terms of needing a large ammount of balance and margin calls and limited time to hold, or they are like stocks?
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Will I get the mutual fund/etf monthly distributions from the first month I invest in?

If a mutual fund or the etf gives distributions on a monthly basis, Will I get the distributions from the first month I invest in?
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If a mutual fund or etf closes the fund, what will happen to my investments?

If a mutual fund or etf closes the fund, what will happen to my investments? Will it sell all the investments at the market price -at the time the fund/etf decided to close- then it gives every ...
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SIP Investment Question

I am 30 now (India) and planning to invest 1000Rs SIP monthly for my Child. My plan is to increase this 10% every year and invest only in NIFTYBEES ETF. This is purely long-term (more than 30 years) ...
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How to determine the date of distribution of an ETF?

The question may depend on the ETF or the issuer. I am particularly interested in this ETF: UBS ETF (CH) SPI CH0131872431 I am interested in how to find out the ex-date in advance. It would be best to ...
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Understanding S&P 500 profit

It is my understanding that opening larger stock positions will, if the stock climbs, produce a larger profit. For example, if I open a position of $200 on the S&P 500 and that position goes up by ...
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Is it possible for an ETF to go bankrupt?

ETFs have liabilities and expenses. What if the value of the ETF's holdings fall to such a point where the assets do not cover the liabilities and expenses? Is it possible for ETFs to go bankrupt in ...
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Is my investment safe if the broker/bank I'm using goes into insolvency?

I'm using Scalable Capital as my broker. Once I buy ETFs through them, if Scalable Capital (or the bank they are partnered with) goes into insolvency, is my investment safe? I'm wondering if I should ...
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Do ETF/ETNs invest directly in futures or forex, or do they just invest in stocks and bonds?

Do ETF/ETNs invest directly in futures or forex? Or do they just invest in stocks and bonds?
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How can treasury bond ETF increase its value when the FED raises interest rates?

The theory about bonds say that when the interest rates raise, bonds value falls since today's bonds have a higher yield than yesterday's bonds. However, let's take the 2018-2019 period. The FED ...
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How can a mutual fund be considered any risk at all if it has an average 5 year 17% return? [duplicate]

I am confused as to why mutual funds/ETFs in lets say BRSVX - Bridgeway Small-Cap Value could be considered having any risk since the 5 year return is at 17%. Doesnt that mean that in 5 years it hasn'...
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How do I start building a portfolio of mutual funds/ETFs? [closed]

I am looking for information on building a portfolio of mutual funds and/or ETFs that will be more on the stable side. How can I begin this journey ? This is for someone who is over 70 and lives in ...
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ETF with compound interests and how it works

Suppose I put €1000 in an ETF that doesn't pay dividends. Each day the €1000 will swing based on the earning percentage of the ETF; if on a given day the ETF earning percentage is 10%, my title will ...
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Slice and Dice vs Total market ETFs. How should I proceed from here

Currently, I have about $330k invested in ETFs. When I started investing I knew about lazy portfolios constructed using total market index funds like 3 fund or 4 fund portfolios. For whatever reason, ...
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How is "beta" relevant to long-term ETF investors?

A portion of my investment portfolio is in index-tracking ETFs. On the whole, my ETF portfolio is diversified across many countries and industries. I intend to hold these ETFs for 20-40 years. I ...
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What does it mean when an ETF has a negative turnover rate?

In the fact sheet of Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF (accumulating), I see that the fund has a negative turnover rate: The ETF has a turnover rate of -28%. How can the turnover rate be negative? ...
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How do I choose one fund over another if "past performance does not indicate future performance"?

I want to grow my capital by investing in funds (e.g. exchange-traded funds, mutual funds). However, I always see this disclaimer: "past performance does not indicate future performance" (or ...
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VSP taxable capital gain, even when I didn't sell

I have VSP (ETF) in a non registered Canadian account. I am a Canadian resident and I am taxed there. I was surprised to see that I have to pay a capital gain tax on it because I hold shares, even ...
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How do third-party ETF websites know the holdings of ETFs at any given time?

Fund management companies' (e.g. Vanguard, BlackRock iShares, etc.) annual reports include a complete list of securities held by each ETF. This complete list is only published in annual or semi-annual ...
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Do you pay taxes on "phantom" transactions related to precious metal ETFs held inside a retirement account?

Precious metal ETFs (e.g. GLD) collect expenses from you by selling fractional shares on a month-by-month basis You have to pay taxes on these sales You have to account for fractional shares sold from ...
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Is it worth it to own precious metal ETFs inside a retirement account? [duplicate]

Is it worth it to buy precious metal (e.g. gold and silver) ETFs inside a retirement account (e.g. IRA, Roth IRA and 401(k)) to avoid the hassle of accounting for taxes on these trusts? Accurately ...
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Discrepancy in the cash holdings of iShares MSCI India UCITS ETF

In the factsheet of iShares MSCI India UCITS ETF USD (Acc) (London Stock Exchange: NDIA), the "Top Holdings" section says that the "INR Cash" component is 3.57%: However, the &...
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Why do some ETFs trade in both GBP and USD on the London Stock Exchange?

I noticed that some ETFs listed on the London Stock Exchange trade in both GBP and USD. For example: iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (factsheet) (GBP: IWRD; USD: IDWR) Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe ...

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