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Financially stable. Now What? [closed]

I'm 43 0 Debt Home Mortgage: PAID OFF Several Cars: PAID OFF Loans on renal property: PAID OFF Credit Cards: PAID OFF Personal Loans: PAID OFF 6mo+ Emergency Fund Credit report clean and rising I've ...
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Does 20/4/10 rule really exist when financing car?

I saw the video the other day and it has "To afford a car one needs to have 20/4/10 rule". Do you need to put 20% down payment for 4 years and the payment shouldn't be more than 10% of your ...
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Long-term financial implications of selling stocks to get a higher house down payment

I have been searching for a house and am potentially going to make my first offer. I have cash on hand to make a 15% down payment on the place in question and enough money in stocks to comfortably get ...
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Why isn't there a universal investment standard/benchmark?

When I watch golf and look at the results of the top players, I can immediately know exactly how they compare both to the standard (called par) and to each other. Why doesn't investing have such a ...
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Corporate Finance Vs Corporate Finance? (w/ context differences)

I've heard corporate finance in 2 very different contexts, one referring to IBD, S&T, PE, VC and hedge funds, the other referring to a more financial accounting oriented role (at the same level w/ ...
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Possible Car Dealership Scam

I am new to purchasing vehicles and handling financial matters in general. I am trying to improve my financial literacy but still have a ways to go. My father is currently trying to purchase a vehicle ...
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What does "existing balance sheet cash" mean for a company, as compared to actual cash and cash equivalents?

I read that Li-Cycle (LICY), a Li-ion battery recycling company, is increasing the size of a large recycling plant. To do this: The Company estimates that the Hub will require a total capital ...
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Book value per share calculation for Visa

From what I read on the web: Book value per share = Stockholders' Equity - Preferred Stock Equity/Average number of Common Shares Number So if we look into the Visa balance sheet: That means: Book ...
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What really is a recurring deposit?

What I do not understand is what is really meant by the term "recurring"? Also why is the minimum time limit between recurring and fixed deposit so different (min :6 months and min :7days) ...
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Is deal value equal to the enterprise value?

If a buyers pays $1.55 per share to get 6,480,000 shares of the target company such that the total outstanding shares of the target is 12,180,265. So deal value is $1.55 x 6,480,000 = $10.044M, but is ...
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Is book value in BVPS really just shareholders equity?

So shareholders equity is total assets - total liabilities while book value is tangible assets - total liabilities. But apparently book value in practice could also just be total assets - total ...
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How is BVPS calculated for common shares vs for preferred shares?

I've read a whole bunch of articles (eg: BVPS Definition) and all of them say BVPS is calculated using a formula similar to this: (total shareholder's equity - preferred equity) / total outstanding ...
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Foundational equations or concepts of Finance [closed]

For the other sciences it´s easy to point to the most important equations, inequalities, propositions or concepts that ground the discipline. If I want to explain Finance to a physicist say, what are ...
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Market Cap, NAV and finite resources

Gave a read through this question and I believe I understand the following: NAV is the sum of a companies assets; represents the value if the company was liquidated Market Cap is (shares outstanding ...
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Office and the human capital [closed]

I heard a business man saying "The Office is not a storage of the Human Capital". I do not understand this phrase and I believe there is an interesting and intuitive analysis behind it. Can ...
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We're in an asset bubble currently, what can I do about it?

My opinion is that we are in an asset bubble: house and property prices are sky-rocketing, interest rates are low, and inflation rates are high. I'm aware of the futility of trying to time the top of ...
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How does the continuously compounded interest formula work in terms of months?

The continuously compounded interest formula is: Pe^rt Where: P = Principle e = 2.718... r = Annual interest rate t = time in years If instead of an annual interest rate, I got a monthly interest ...
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Is using proceeds from a short sell or put option to cover the cost of excercising a call option considered freeriding?

I heard that freeriding is not having the cash to pay for the underlying shares when a call option is exercised. If I purchase a call option that is ITM and (purchase a put OR short sell) above the ...
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Why would you risk bankruptcy if you lend more money than you own?

Difficult to summarize the question in just a few words, so let me elaborate here. I am currently reading the Financial Times Guide to Banking by Glen Arnold, section Money creation, and there is ...
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What are non-banking financial companies?

I read in the book Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh that, NBFCs are fast emerging as an important segment of Indian financial system. It is an heterogeneous group of institutions performing financial ...
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Would shipping costs count as COGS? [closed]

I'm coming from non-accounting and non-finance backgrounds. I need help in form of understanding through a question. When a company sends items to club members but is charged for shipping fees from a ...
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What is the US subprime crisis of 2008? [closed]

I have heard that after the US subprime crisis of 2008,particularly a lot of people were pointing fingers at the Economic policymakers. I am not really familiar with why it is so, a detailed ...
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Why is mandatory vehicle test and vehicle lifetime a part of the union budget? [closed]

Why is the vehicle test and vehicle lifetime included here. What has the vehicle to do with the Union Budget? https://thedailyguardian.com/union-budget-2021-voluntary-vehicle-scrapping-policy-and-its-...
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A doubt in definition of banks

"Banking means accepting money for the purpose of lending or investment,of deposits of money from the public,repayable on demand or otherwise,and withdraw able by cheque,draft,order or otherwise.&...
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What is a fair way to split the profits for a co-owned property?

Seeking out some financial guidance... My partner and I recently purchased a home with my sister and brother-in-law. All spaces will be shared with the exception of bedrooms. We will be meeting with ...
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Why does society require the common man, who is not at all interested in finance, to engage in investing? [closed]

I am a young graduate who is 3-4 years into his job, and has just started to make enough savings from my job that I am debt free now, and hence having to look into stock market trading/investing so ...
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What's the difference between "gross profit", "operating income" and "net income"?

I received an email boasting about a company doing the following in their 4th quarter Revenues up 94% to $978m USD Operating Income up 600% to $200m Net profit of $123.9m What is the difference ...
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Operating Margin depends on Revenue?

It is said that high Operating Margin means that the company is efficient in its operations and is good at turning sales into profits. But let's suppose that market demand has increased. The company ...
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How can I budget a 'conditional reimbursement'?

To start off, I don't know the correct term for this situation, which limits my research options. I have looked for 'conditional loan', 'conditional reimbursement' and such, but none of the results ...
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What is a company allowed to do with investors funds?

Imagine there are two companies. Company A invests £1m in Company B. Company B stock price goes up. Company B now has £1m and decides to Invest in company A. Company A stock price goes up and with the ...
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Why don't GameStop, AMC issue shares?

In line with https://money.stackexchange.com/a/7985, why don't corporations with skyrocketing share prices issue shares immediately? Famous examples this past week are AMC, BBBY, GME. They were all at ...
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The dividend yield of AMC is reported differently on different financial info websites. How do I know which is correct?

Google Finance says the dividend yield of AMC is 2.68%, Yahoo Finance says it's "N/A", Marketwatch says it's "0.00%", and Robinhood says it's 17.95%. I'm very surprised to see that ...
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Is COT (cost of transfer) exsists in bank from a certain country to another? (Eg. Uk to philippines or othe country to philippines) [duplicate]

Heres the scenario: I have invested through bitcoin to a certain company but the thing is endless payments were being asked and i have complied with them. A few days i received from a certain bank ...
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First car out of college

I am graduating college soon with a job lined up making 100K a year at an area with relatively low cost of living. I am fortunate enough to have no debt whatsoever (thanks mom and dad!). I am ...
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May I use my IRA account to pay off "parent plus" loans?

My spouse and I are 60 yrs old. We paid for our first 3 children's higher education (in state 4 yrs $100,000) and launched them into adulthood without student loan debt, with the understanding they ...
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Can someone just forcefully take over a public company for its market price?

I am working for a Fortune 500 company. A recent drop in our stock price caused, let's say, some startle. Following that, one of our executives said in a global Q&A session in response to one ...
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Whats my worth of stock after I do the following [closed]

If I buy H stock at $100 then buy another stock at $200. Will my stock then be worth $150? Please don't take me back to college in the answer. Lol
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How do companies benefit from increase of shares value in the stock market? [duplicate]

I am completely ignorant on the subject and am trying to understand the fundamentals of finance in order to better understand some topics for example how the exchange market works. This is what I ...
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Research and Development Costs Not Shown on SEC Income Statements

I'm new to analyzing company financial statements (specifically, Income Statements). I noticed that some companies do not have Research and Development costs reported on their Income Statements, and I'...
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Income Statement Question -- Confusing Operating Expense Calculation?

I'm completely new to looking at company financial statements for analysis, so please correct any misconceptions I have here. I'm having trouble with reading an Income Statement. I am looking at the ...
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Why do people who sell something on a marketplace ever allow the price to go down?

This question really goes for any kind of "financial instrument" or whatever the generic term is, but I'm going to mention Bitcoin as an example. I fundamentally don't understand why, once ...
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Am I using the right method for this compound / simple interest problem with annual deposits?

I am trying to solve the following exercise: A bank account is opened at the beginning of the year 2013 by making a one-off deposit of £1000. A further deposit of £200 is made at the beginning of each ...
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How does interest rate influence the strength of the currency?

Here's a statement that spawned the question: "A rising interest rate means higher returns for investors, increasing the demand for that cutrency and therefore its value". Here's a ...
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The term "debt financed" as a source of payment for doing the Acquisition, is it?

I have a question for word phrase "debt financed" in Acquisitions but for my best understanding, I would like to ask a question on random example: Let's say we have three companies: CompanyA,...
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Cash flow Analogy

I want to understand and/or get a more intuitive feeling of different financial terms from financial statement by comparing it to persons salary. I have tried to come up with an analogy, as to how I ...
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Why do some market makers have many Market Participant Identifiers (MPIDs)?

I noticed that some (most?) market making firms have many Market Participant Identifiers (MPIDs). For example, from the list of NASDAQ market participants1: "Jane Street Capital, LLC" has ...
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Why do companies issue depositary shares for preferred stock instead of issuing preferred stock directly?

I was looking at the list of US Bancorp preferred stock issues. Among them are: Depositary Shares Each Representing a 1/1,000th Interest in a Share of Series B Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred ...
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Does credit score show you are a responsible borrower or a profitable client for the bank?

This might be a silly question, but I'm trying to wrap my head around how the US Credit Score works. I'm from Europe. Credit Score represents creditworthiness, which as I understand it, represents a ...
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Why technology companies don't report high net income from the use of GAAP?

The article GAAP vs. Non-GAAP: What's the Difference? says: Technology companies have been large users of non-GAAP adjustments as these companies typically don't report high net income from the use ...
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Coupon payment intervals in bond names

Consider the name of a bond: "American Telephone & Telegraph Co. Convertible 4½s, due 1933"†. I have some questions about the coupon payment interval information contained in the name: ...
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