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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?

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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A mutual fund which is an alternative to Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF? [closed]

I was thinking to invest in ETFs, since they look like a secure investment for a beginner. For example Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF. But some might say mutual funds might be better or at least should ...
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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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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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Vanguard or iShares, and are there others? [closed]

Looks like Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF and iShares Core S&P 500 are kind of the same thing of ETF. What one can say about the differences between these two? Are there other ETFs that compete with ...
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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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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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Where to put the money when you don't know where to put it?

Just recently I found I better invest some money, however I'm not sure about the right moves. After a hundred or so youtube videos it seems ETF is the thing and interactive brokers is the place. I ...
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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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Does a high turnover rate of ETFs matter now when online traders offer zero commission for trading?

In the US, a high turnover rate of ETF underlying assets generally passes the cost to the investors who purchase those ETFs. Now multiple online traders such as Schwab and TD Ameritrade offer zero fee ...
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Will Bloomberg Composite Crude Oil Subindex rise when Crude oil prices rise?

Since the oil prices have plunged recently, I want to capitalize on this opportunity by investing in WisdomTree WTI Crude Oil ETC which tracks Bloomberg Composite Crude Oil Subindex. Question: 1) ...
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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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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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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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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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Are physical ETFs allowed to trade more often then what they report?

Looking at any ETF, they often show a rebalance interval in a fact sheet. For example, DE0006289390 shows "quarterly" there. May the managers/administrators (or however you call the people) of the ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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VUSA - Is there currency risk?

I'm a novice here and I'm starting to go round in circles! Sorry if it's a stupid question. I was looking at investing in VUSA which is purchased in GBP. I thought as I was purchasing in GBP and the ...
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Buying an US ETF from Europe using Interactive Brokers

I am trying to buy an ETF using my account in Interactive Brokers. I am surprised to see that it is not possible. I am living in Europe and trying to buy an ETF in US dollars. Their response to ...
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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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What does the "SEC 30-Day Yield" mean for a Bond ETF?

I'm currently a student awaiting admission into grad school and have about $10,000 in a Scott Trade account ready to invest. Because I'll be using the money to pay for moving expenses and anything ...
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What Might Cause a non-Parity Performance of, Say, a Gold ETF and the Underlying Price of the Metal at the Stock Market's Close on a Given Day

I have noticed that a Gold ETF and the underlying price of the metal do not necessarily correspond as one might expect. For example, today 6/24, the price of gold was down approximately $9.00 at the ...
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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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Are all ETFs index-based passive portfolios, or are there other kinds?

While studying ETFs, I have read several times that they track a specific index. So they are basically index funds on steroids. I'm wondering why all ETFs work like that. In other words: what are the ...
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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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Why do different ETF tools show different information (specifically which stocks are in an ETF)?

I'm looking for ETFs with a specific stock (in this case: SNDL) in it. But when I look at different sites that track ETFs, some sites say an ETF will have the stock and other sites don't list it at ...
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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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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 an issuer risk free financial product secure if the bank holding it goes under?

When purchasing ETFs or other financial products, I only choose finance products that are "issuer risk free", which means that in case the institution that sells these products goes broke I ...
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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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What's the relationship between SPDR S&P 500 ETF listings in different countries?

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is listed on four stock exchanges: NYSE Arca — Symbol: SPY ISIN: US78462F1030 Currency: USD Listing date: 1993-01-22. (source) Singapore Exchange — Symbol: S27 ISIN: ...
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Invest in Commodity Index ETP avoiding the rolling Yields

I am looking to invest in an ETP which is based on a Index of Commodities basket. From previous question I understand that investing in indexes tracking Futures prices is most likely the only ...
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Fungibility of ETFs traded in GBP and USD on the London Stock Exchange

I would like to buy some shares of Vanguard FTSE All-World UCITS ETF (accumulating). According to the fact sheet, two tickers are available on the London Stock Exchange: VWRP (traded in GBP) VWRA (...
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Bid/Ask when trading ETFs?

Let's say it's an index-tracking ETF. Isn't the ETF price determined by the index value? Why does it have bid/ask spread then? Could someone explain the bid/ask concept when trading ETFs?

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