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Sold to close options and Robinhood charged $0.04, but why and how?

This morning I BTO'd 5 call options for $30 and an hour later STC'd for $70, a $40 profit. Robinhood took $0.04 on that STC order, but I can't reason about how or why? Their fee schedule says that its ...
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Repossession fee refund after 8 years [duplicate]

2013 our car was repossessed by WellsFargo Dealer Services It was sold at auction and fell off my credit report this year. Today I received a check for$125 from an over charge of the repossession fee. ...
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Avalilability of very short term loan options for non-salary individual in India

I am a student and I have a non-salary account. I mean, I am not getting salary and getting money every month as scholarship. The amount I am getting as scholarship is not less and is at-least ...
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What stops the depositary banks of American Depositary Receipts (ADR) from charging the maximum possible fees?

Depositary banks of ADRs periodically charge depositary fees (custodial fees) to the owners of the ADRs by subtracting from ADR dividends. The maximum fees that the depositary bank is allowed to ...
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Can capital gains be offset with transaction fees?

If you make a 2.5% capital gain on Dogecoin, but then pay that same amount in transaction fees, do you still have to pay capital gains tax? Or can the capital gains be offset with the loss incurred ...
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What is the purpose of NSCC illiquid charges for low-volume stocks?

I understand the situations in which I will be charged an NSCC illiquid charge, and I have read: What are NSCC illiquid charges? From my understanding, stock brokers pass the NSCC illiquid charge to ...
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How to calculate all fees to get exact price or profit on wealth simple stocks

I'm trying to calculate all the fees in a trade for a buy and sell, from me being in Canada (CA). So this is for buying or selling a CAD stock or a US stock. I have some theories but wanted to check ...
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Why is direct money transfer to other people accounts so expensive?

I see from a similar question that in the US and Canada wire transfer are even more expensive than in Europe where I live. But I am interested in the situation in Europe even though their cost is ...
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What are the stock fees charged on nonresidents?

When a foreigner invests in the US stock market, are the dividends taxed at 37%? What if the stock does not pay a dividend? Will foreigners be charged anything if the stock does not pay a dividend? Is ...
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What happens if send low value swift payment via BEN?

I am wondering what happens if I made a low value swift payment (e.g under £10) which is less than the transaction fee. Would the payment be rejected?
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Bitcoin exchange fees [closed]

Where would you go to sell a large quantity of Bitcoin? The major exchanges (such as Coinbase, Gemini, etc.) charge exchange fees in the neighborhood of 1.5% of the amount being exchanged. Are there ...
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Why do some banks charge a fee for a low account balance?

I'm learning in economics that if your balance gets too low, you have to pay a fee. Why is this? Is it to help support the bank, or as a punishment? Or is it both?
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Why broker charge me for BORROW fees when I have a long unsettled position as well to counter the short in the same account [duplicate]

The only reason why I put it here is to find out whether I am a victim or just ignorant of the way brokers deal with option positions that were exercised. Whether I am a victim or just ignorant will ...
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What happens to cost of carry when a commodity is short-sold?

Say investor B has a gold bar, and must pay 1 dollar per day to store it. Investor A shorts gold, borrowing the gold bar from B, and selling it to investor C. What I want to know is, what happens to ...
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How OPTIONS are settled can be an eye opener and I hope I can get some answers

The only reason why I put it here is to find out whether I am a victim or just ignorant of the way brokers deal with option positions that were exercised. Whether I am a victim or just ignorant ...
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Why do credit unions in Germany charge a monthly fee (Kreditvereine Kostenloses Girokonto)?

I recently moved to Germany, and I was shocked to discover that almost all of the credit unions (Kreditvereine) and banks here charge a fee just for me to give them my money. Why? Background: I'm from ...
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How does a fund's expense ratio work?

There are several posts here but I cannot wrap my mind around it. Suppose a fund has an expense ratio of 0.055%, as I understand it that means $55 per $1000. Where do the expenses come from? Is every ...
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How can I transfer money from a US bank account to an IBAN+BIC number (European bank account) without any fees?

I have a bank account in the US and a bank account in Lithuania. The latter is identified with an IBAN and a BIC. How can I transfer money from my US bank account to an IBAN+BIC number without any ...
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One commodity, 2 ETCs, same specs, different return - why?

Background: I hold silver ETC that charges 0.49% TER. There are cheaper ETCs that haven't been around when I entered the market. I am trying to assess if it makes sense to roll over. Interestingly, ...
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Legality of Bank Inactivity Fees

I hadn't been paying attention to my checking account (in which I kept a minimum balance of $1500 just to avoid a monthly "maintenance fee") for about a year. But, yesterday I logged in and ...
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Why do small merchants charge an extra 30 cents for small amounts paid by credit card?

Jurisdiction Australia, but could apply globally for all I know. Looking at major Australian bank websites, their EFTPOS contracts mention nothing about transaction fees being different for small ...
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Why are outgoing international wires from the United States typically more expensive than outgoing domestic wires?

I see on https://www.finder.com/bank-fees-wire-transfers (mirror) that outgoing international wires from the US are typically more expensive than outgoing domestic wires: Bank Incoming domestic wire ...
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Why are ACH transfers typically free, while wire transfers cost money?

I read on finance.umich.edu: A wire is a real-time method of transferring immediate funds and supporting information between two financial institutions and is relatively expensive to use. An ACH is ...
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Why do SEPA transfers involve no or minimal fees, while SWIFT transfers may cost anywhere between $15 and $45?

I read on moneytransfers.com (mirror): SEPA transfers involve no or minimal fees, while SWIFT transfers may cost anywhere between $15 and $45. Why do SEPA transfers involve no or minimal fees, while ...
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How are volume-based fee schedules applied to HFT crypto trading?

I am trying to understand how volume-based fee schedules would work with a high frequency trading algorithm. Let's say I am trading 1 BTC and I am averaging 1000 trades every 5 minutes. Does the fee ...
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What is the difference between a fund and a strategy, and can you compare the two?

I am looking at some funds, and am confused by two things. What is the difference between a fund and a fund strategy? Am I correct in saying that a fund strategy is an underlying portfolio and the ...
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How can I convert a small amount of USD in my PayPal account to USD banknotes in Germany?

I have a small amount of USD (about $200) in my PayPal account, and I want to withdraw that amount and get USD banknotes. I live in Germany, and I only have bank accounts in EUR. The simple method ...
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Vanguard Digital Advisor Service Question

Vanguard Digital Advisor is an all-digital service that targets an annual net advisory fee of 0.15% across your enrolled accounts. From my research, your portfolio will consist of the following four ...
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Can you avoid fees while self representing

I am a self representing buyer, the property I am interested in purchasing located in Indiana USA, is under list contract. The seller has an agent for the property. As I self represent myself and ...
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Reorganization Fee During Bankruptcy [duplicate]

Last year I had a little extra and decided to try my hand at penny stocks. I spent the $200 on shares in 5 different companies trading for under $1 a share, ranging from $20-$80 total per company. I ...
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Why don't index ETFs use leverage to offset their fees and eliminate tracking errors?

If a hypothetical stock index returns 100%, an ETF tracking the index might only return 99% because of ETF fees. This introduces tracking errors. Why don't index ETFs use leverage to offset the fees ...
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What is a good starting point for a new investor?

Firstly to clarify, I am not looking for financial advice, I am trying to find out where is a reasonable starting point for someone who has no experience, some cash in an ISA and is risk averse. I've ...
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Home Loan Refinance Prepayment Penalties

I am a homeowner in the USA. Interest rates have dropped recently and I am exploring the possibility of refinancing my home loa My existing home loan stipulates that the lender cannot charge a ...
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How can I tell if a target date fund has too many fees?

I've read that when investing in a target date fund (401k or IRA) there are often a lot more fees involved than other funds. These are an easy option though if you're not too sure what to invest in. ...
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When doing a FSBO, do you usually offer a percentage of the sale for real estate agents to bring their clients?

When doing a FSBO, do you usually offer a percentage of the sale for real estate agents to bring their clients? I'm wondering of I should use a for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) site or just list my house in ...
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What are "Tax Relief Fees" on American Depositary Receipt (ADR) dividends?

I noticed that a "Tax Relief Fee" is usually deducted from ADR dividends. Consider AXA ADR's (OTC: AXAHY) 2020 cash dividend announcement, which includes a "Tax Relief Fee" of $0....
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Why do I get charged more than the depositary fees + withheld taxes on my American Depositary Receipt (ADR)?

I have 894 shares of AXAHY (which is an American depositary receipts (ADR)) on my Fidelity brokerage account. According to this answer by Flux, the depositary fees for AXAHY in 2020 are 0.04 USD per ...
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Does the Depository Trust Company (DTC) publicly announce ADR custodial fees?

To see the historical custodial fees charged by depository banks on ADRs, I usually go to the depositary banks' websites where, if lucky, I am able to find the historical fee information. Today, I ...
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How can I know the exact Depository Trust Company (DTC) fees on an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) before buying the ADR?

How can I know the Depository Trust Company (DTC) (mirror) fees on an American depositary receipts (ADR) before buying the ADR? For example, let's say I want to purchase some AXAHY ADR via my ...
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Economics of long shots on predicit.org [closed]

Predictit.org is a prediction market run by a university as a nonprofit enterprise. They say, "Our fees are necessary to cover the costs related to running this site." In order to have a ...
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Ideal country for limited liability company (Ltd.) [closed]

Looking for and ideal country for an Ltd. with the following conditions: English is an official language It's creation and maintenance is at low cost You don't have to be resident of the country You ...
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What are New York Window fees?

Someone told me that if the stock I want to buy/sell does not trade 100% electronically, my stock broker may need to handle physical share certificates. I was told that I could be charged a "New ...
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What is a "forced buy-in" for illiquid OTC stocks?

I was reading about the illiquid fee policies of a stock broker: https://www.firstrade.com/content/en-us/customerservice/faqs/illiquidfees/. Excerpt: Forced Buy-Ins: Your sale of a low-priced ...
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Should I use SHA or OUR for sending an international wire to my stock broker's bank account?

I am trying to send an international wire transfer to my US stock broker, TD Ameritrade. TD Ameritrade has asked me to send a wire to its bank account at First National Bank of Omaha. My local (non-US)...
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How much does the American Depository Receipt (ADR) cost for Sony stock (SNE)?

I am a resident of USA and want to invest in Sony (SNE), a Japanese stock. My brokerage says I can only do this through an ADR. According to Charles Schwab: American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are ...
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In foreign mutual funds, what is the conversion fee?

I have found a mutual fund whose denominated currency is Euros but its underlying asset's currency is US Dollars (it tracks the S&P 500). The fund can be found here. While inspecting its fees, I ...
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Trying to understand mutual funds load and charges

I have been reading about mutual funds fees and charges. I have noticed that these fees are expressed as rates (%). I would like to ask if I have understood over which quantities are these rates ...
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Trying to understand what trading costs actually are in funds and ETFs

I'm trying to understand what the trading costs are in ETFs and funds. Is the explanation below correct? ETFs have trading costs because they trade almost like stocks, so you need to go through a ...
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How to find the trading costs in an ETF prospectus

As a case of study, I'm reading information about Vanguard's VUSA. Currently, I'm trying to find out what are the ETF's trading costs. I have read the Key investor information and the ETF's ...
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Can transaction fees for same-day trades be deducted from UK capital gains?

Let's assume I buy and sell the same amount of shares on the same day and that the net result is zero, excluding transaction fees. Can - or should - these fees be deducted from the capital gains tax?

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