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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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If I convert SPY to VOO to reduce the fees, then do I have to pay a capital gains tax?

I have some SPY for many years and it has gone up since then. I noticed that the fees are much higher than the VOO which is also an ETF for the SP500. Both ETF's hold the same underlying SP500 ...
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How to evaluate whether the fees on a refi are fair?

I'm applying for a refi and I think the fees involved are too high. The trouble is that I don't know out of the 20 or so various things in the closing costs estimate what is reasonable, unchangeable, ...
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How do banks make money on payment in 3-4 times without fees?

I have a very simple question: I wonder how banks get money from "payment in X times without fees" that are often proposed on e-commerce websites. Is it the e-commerce that pays interests?
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what is the actual OBFR loan rate fee?

The OBFR for March 13 2020 was 1.10%. When a company takes a 1 million over night loan, so they pay 1.1% fee of $11,000, or is it annual like credit card and mortgage where the 1.1% gets divided by ...
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Question concerning Investment Grade Bonds

I wish to stick some reserve money in some bonds until current market conditions show signs of improvement. My question is, Bonds like Vanguard VCIT or EDV (examples only), I’m a bit confused with ...
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How are trading platform fees treated in capital gains taxes?

How should I be thinking about platform trading fees when considering my taxable gains on short-term capital gains? For example: Bought at: $75Sold at: $100Trading fee: $10 Is my taxable income $25 ...
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How much are odd lot fees for NYSE stocks

I can't find a listing for odd lot fees ( less than 100 shares of common stock). They used to be 1/4 or 1/2 point depending on the stock price . On my Vanguard transactions I do not see any separated ...
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Understanding yield, dividend, expense ratio and others related terms in a mutual fund

I have 2 related questions about mutual funds which I bolded. I was thinking about buying some shares in a mutual fund, such as VanEck International Investors Gold Fund Class A (INIVX). I am confused ...
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Are banks in Europe allowed to charge you for too low a balance?

Ever since I've heard stories of people in the U.S. who (almost) emptied their accounts, I've feared of one day doing that too. I always make sure to have at least 100 EUR in each of my accounts. It ...
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How the fee of ETF VTI is calculated?

For the ETF VTI, I tried to calculate the fee, but my number doesn't match that $71. Here is my calculation: Am I missing anything? The total fee the way I calculated is $45.57. The formulas I ...
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Early Lease Termination

If I am served with a letter from Management indicating that my lease expires 1/29/2020 and it will not get renewed and if i am not out of the apartment by 12/30/2019 will receive an eviction notice....
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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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MER of an ETF that holds another ETF?

I have an ETF: VFV (VANGUARD S&P 500 INDEX ETF) that has a fee of 0.08%. This ETF is traded in Canada and holds the U.S.-domiciled Vanguard S&P 500 ETF: VOO. This fund has a fee of 0.03%. ...
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How do ETF commissions work?

Let's suppose that I live in the UK, and that I have £10000 invested in Vanguard's VUSA. This ETF has an ongoing charge of 0.07%. This, added to the 0.15% account fee, it's a 0.22% total. That means ...
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“Mandatory Reorg Fee” tax deductible?

I was charged a $38 "Mandatory Reorganization Fee" by ETrade when a stock had a reverse split. Is this tax deductible? If not, do I add it to my tax basis?
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How can I scrap the ATM transaction fee of a major bank in Canada, customer for 20 years, from now on?

I am with a major bank in Canada that charges a particular fee for visa credit card and ATM debit card money withdrawal and probably for deposit also. I pay interest for the credit card. I have been ...
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Avoiding currency exchange fees on credit card security deposits

I recently did a warranty exchange with a $25 service fee: I gave $500 deposit on my VISA card. They shipped the replacement. I returned the old item. They refunded $475 to my VISA card. which from ...
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Ally bank zero comission vs Robinhood no comission fees?

Ally bank claims to have zero-comission transaction fees accounts for trading, Robinhood does the same. Do they both actually not charge any fees/comission? My understanding was that the free fees ...
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Are the fees on this 401k plan too much?

My employer uses a relatively new company called "Human Interest" for our 401(k)s. I have 401(k) accounts with Fidelity and TransAmerica from former employers, and I'm trying to decide which is best. ...
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Do mortgage points get applied directly to the principal? [duplicate]

Lets say I want a $100,000 mortgage. I can get it at x%, or (x-0.25)% if I pay 1 point. If I do the 1 point option, will my first payment be on a $99,000 balance, or a $100,000 balance? In other words ...
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Using a nominal / small fee as a filter

I wasn't able to find this on google. Maybe there's a term for it. Is it effective to use a nominal or small fee to weed out non-serious buyers? Or does it backfire by turning away legitimate buyers? ...
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Starting an LLC before it is needed

Have business plans for over a year or two out, however, would like to establish the LLC now and have it sit idle until needed. What characteristics should be selected for creating the LLC at this ...
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Is there such a thing as a credit card with no (currency exchange) fees?

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Is there such a thing as a free credit card with free currency exchange? Every debit or credit card I have seen charges for foreign currency transactions. ...
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Charged overdue amount but not given bill prior to this date

I've been provided with a statement of account which claims I owe an overdue amount rather than the actual amount (which I would have been charged if I had paid the account on time). The problem is ...
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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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Stocks and Shares ISA: fees, taxes, portfolio size

Is an ISA of this kind worth it for a portfolio < £2000? If so, are Stocks and Shares ISAs subject to any not-so-obvious fees for someone without previous experience (i.e. overnight fees)?
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Visa balance transfer from one loan company to another

I have a Visa loan with company A that has an interest rate of 10%. Company B is offering to let me transfer my balance with A to them for a 12-month 0% interest rate. I know that company A also ...
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Can I willingly reject a SWIFT transaction?

I live in Brazil and I have a broker account in Europe, provided by my company for stock options. I've recently sold some of my stocks and done my first transaction of this kind (International Wire ...
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Do online billpay/banking force NSFs when they can?

When online banking and payment systems first came out, I remember they used to have a lot of issues with giving indicators (visual/email payment confirmation) that a payment was 'locked in', but then ...
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How is the “Hurdle Rate” of the Hedge Fund determined?

I understand that "High Water Mark" is the highest NAV value that the Hedge Fund has ever reached, and therefore, the threshold NAV value of the Hedge Fund in question needed in order for the Hedge ...
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Selling A Car Anonymously

Is it ever legal for me to sell a car to someone by just signing my name and dating the title, such that the buyer's information is completely blank? To be clear, the title itself is legal, clean, and ...
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What does “accredited to you” mean in the email I received?

What does "accredited to you" mean in the following sentence: Our first 15 minutes of consultation is at no charge, and beyond that time there will be a charge of $210 that could be accredited to you ...
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Is there an interchange fee for ATM withdraws? How does that compare to standrad Credit Card purchases

First, please note that I am not asking about how this impacts my personal finances. I would like to know the difference between fees going to VISA/MC and banks when using a debit card for ATM ...
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Math for Portfolio Value Net of Fees

I'm looking to do a pretty basic Finance 101-type calculation to compare final portfolio values given varying fees. Let's say I start with a $50,000 portfolio. It's invested in a fund that returns 7%...
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How to efficiently invest in ETFs with a monthly contribution?

I am confused when it comes to ETFs. Many state that their main advantage is that they are low cost. I understand that they are traded as stocks. I want to invest my money in 3 index ETFs (USA, ...
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Calculating the ETF cost?

Let's say I invest 1000 USD in an ETF. Over the 10 year period, the shares had 5% annualized gain, meaning the value of my investment would be 1630 USD. However, I didn't take into account ETF fees. ...
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Entry/exit fees for ETFs, do I need to care?

I'm saving for my retirement, partly by buying ETFs. One of these ETFs is Amundi Msci Eastern Europe EX Russia. At the corresponding Bloomberg site, I found some information that confused me: Front ...
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Why does my bank not charge a fee for small amounts?

I work abroad in a SEPA country and send money to my non-SEPA home country regularly. In the foreign country I have a euro bank account and in the home country - a non-euro bank account. My foreign ...
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Why are international money transfer services so weird? [closed]

I've read this question: Looking for cheap international bank to bank transfer in USD and noticed several factual claims: A "standard international wire transfer" costs $40 USD, a huge fee. It's ...
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why would I pay for front-end or back-end fees?

These days, many mutual funds from large asset managers such as etrade, Schwab or Vanguard offer no fee for mutual fund buy/sell. So why would I pay for front-end or back-end fees to purchase/sell a ...
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Can a business be charged up to 65% to process credit cards? [closed]

Today I had a service call to get my washing machine working. (The problem turned out to be the lid switch had failed mid-cycle.) When I called for service, the gentleman told me that they don't take ...
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In a loan, how does account/admin fees work? [closed]

For a loan, how does monthly/yearly account fees work? Do they get added to the loan balance and will then affect the interest?
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Why are the investment options in a 401(k) so limited?

Why is it that with my IRA I can buy individual stocks, ETF's, mutual funds, etc yet in my 401(k) plan I am limited to select funds? Luckily the funds I have to choose from are decent but I can't ...
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Can I trade US securities from international non US broker?

I was wondering about what are the advantages/disadvantages of trading US stocks on the American Stock Exchange from a non US broker versus trading the same US stocks on a non US stock exchange from a ...
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Spreads on taker-maker exchange

Intuitively, I feel that, for a given stock traded on 2 exchanges with different price structure (i.e., exchange A is maker-taker, exchange B is taker-maker), the spread should be wider on exchange B (...
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ETF annual expense ratio: how to calculate on a portfolio?

I'm building a portfolio on Excel that includes the following data: price at purchase number of shares commission/fees current price How should I calculate the impact of the Annual Expense Ratio to ...
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Best IRA investment strategy

Two questions here: What is the best investment strategy for low risk income-oriented investor? What is an acceptable fee for IRA money management? I have a 401k account I am looking to roll over ...
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Fee-only financial advice vs. asset management (which includes advice)?

My wife and I are looking for a financial advisor. I am 52 and she is 48. We have a million plus in assets, with most of that in 401k... about 500,000 in a brokerage account. We have found a ...
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Calculating or estimating implicit fees from 401k

I'm looking at my most recent Account Statement from a previous employer's 401k. There's a lil table on the first page with the opening balance, the range of dates that pertain to the statement, how ...

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