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Why does private equity have a higher fee structure than public markets?

I'm trying to understand why private equity tends to have higher fee structures than public markets. My hunch is that it takes more skill/risk to manage illiquid assets. I'd also imagine more due ...
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How can a company use money from stock investors when they are constantly being bought and sold?

I am interested in the mechanisms which a company can use the money that investors give them when they buy a public stock since they are being bought and sold constantly. How can a company spend other ...
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Equity cannot be redeemed at the option of the holder [closed]

I was going through Tier 1 Capital on Investopedia. I came across this note a couple of times in the article. Equity capital is inclusive of instruments that cannot be redeemed at the option of the ...
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Is it possible to calculate share price previous to stock split based on adjusted close price?

The price of NSE:HDFCBANK was around Rs. 2K+ before it split on 19-Sep-2019. I am using AlphaVantage to get stock price for NSE:HDFCBANK. It does not show the stock price before stock split as Rs. 2K+....
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What are the different methods for budgeting?

I've always used the envelope method to budget. I know Mint uses a different method, but I'm not sure if it has a name or not. It could simply be a derivative of the envelope method. Wells Fargo's ...
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What does negative Total Equity mean in McDonald's balance sheet?

What does negative Total Equity mean in McDonald's balance sheet? Please refer to https://finance.google.com/finance?q=NYSE%3AMCD&fstype=ii&ei=3ZDCWaDdFcyauATPnb6wBg For "Total Equity" row, ...
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What do we know about elementary financial education at highly ranked schools at the pre-college and early college levels in the US?

Several answers and comments have postulated ignorance of the most basic financial features, for example, a total misapprehension of "marginal tax rate". See, for example, the comments under the ...
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Why buy and sell shares when a friendly takeover is underway?

I have recently had a... fairly reasonably priced lesson not to just buy the next stock on my "to buy" list at the face value. Namely, there was a friendly takeover going on so the stock price was ...
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Money zellied to me with bank confirmation then boa riskmanagement

I recently opened a new account with Bank of America, where I haven't had an account in about 10 years. I needed help fixing my car so my mother sent me money via Zelle and I got a confirmation ...
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Understanding a Trailing Limit if Touched Order

I"m trying to wrap my head around a Trailing Limit if Touched Order that is offered by Interactive Brokers. The order explanation is at Trailing Limit if Touched. What I'm trying to figure out is ...
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What does “gross of” mean?

I'm reading a financial report summary of an investment and it says "The numbers below are presented gross of fees." Does that mean the numbers include fees, or don't include fees? Why don't they ...
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What's the meaning of “The agent quotes the bid price …”?

I'm studying an article about High-frequency trading. I'm very new at financial market so maybe my question is very simple. In the article writers said "The agent quotes the bid price...". What's ...
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How can someone own only a part of a share of stock? Are the rights any different with a fractional share?

A friend told me, he is able to buy parts of a share. So he does not buy one or two shared but one and 1/5 of a share (1.20). Is this a benefit from the digital age? Because in the past, when shares ...
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Increasing PE ratio good or bad?

Some stocks like sbux, and nke have continuously increasing PE ratio. Is this a sign of company doing well or a bad sign that company is slowly getting overvalued ?
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How to interpret negative bond yield quote

I am trying to understand investing in (non-us) government bonds. Looking at data I can find online regarding the bonds available in my broker is giving me information I can't make sense of. For ...
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Number of shares

How did a company decides the number of shares for its IPO? For example when SNAP went public, it planned to sell 230 million shares. The question is how did it get to these many numbers of shares?
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What is LEVERAGE SHARES PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY LEVERAGE SHARES 2X FACEBOOK ETP (FB2)

I was looking into buying FB shares and discovered something called 'LEVERAGE SHARES PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY LEVERAGE SHARES 2X FACEBOOK ETP (FB2)' . What is this and how does it relate to the usual FB ...
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Why would a public company not initiate secondary stock offerings more often?

What prevents a company from doing secondary public stock offerings on regular basis? What are the cons of initiating secondary offerings other than the negative impact on stock price (at least in ...
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Order Book - Does the price (ask or bid) depend on the size of the order?

I still haven't quite grasped the concept of order book. In fact I still have a few questions like the one in the title. I understand that in a market, at any given time, there is a list of pending ...
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How To Calculate Daily Volatility?

I'm working in SQL Server and I'm trying to find the daily volatility of a stock's price. Is it simply day2price/day2price-1? Is that considered daily volatility? Or, is there something else to it? ...
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Direct access to the currency exchange market

It is now fairly common for "lambda" users to have direct access to the stock market, i.e., see the book of order (up to a given depth), place a buy or sell order, cancel an order, etc. The bank or ...
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Investing platform options without fixed residency

Background: My wife and I are in our high-twenties currently living in UK. We don't have a mortgage, we're renting our flat. The only debt we have is the standard UK student loans, which is deducted ...
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Will the stock market continue to grow forever?

I am relatively new to investing. I understand that the stock market, in some sense, reflects what happens in the real economy. For example, if the U.S. economy grows, the stock market in the long ...
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Does the stock market provide better long term returns than bonds outside the US?

There is an old saying that stock market provides better long term returns than bonds. The example usually cited is always the US stock market which has had a good bull run and has it doubled in ...
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I (21M) make decent money for my age. What are the best financial moves for my situation?

Like the title says, I'm 21 and I work as Software Engineer. I bring home a little over $3,600 a month(After taxes). My monthly expenses are as follows: Rent/Utilities $626 Phone $100 Car insurance $...
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Do you have to be mega-rich to invest in companies pre-IPO?

Say there's a company which is known with certainty to be doing very well, but is privately held and is expected to go public within a few years. When such companies do investment rounds, are the only ...
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How do the rich and wealthy withdraw from accounts without leaving home?

I was at someone's house once and they made a phone call and had someone bring $50,000.00 cash to their home from one of their bank accounts. I think the person worked for the bank and wasn't a ...
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composition of ADR in comparison to home market

I want to know how one unit of ADR is constructed from the home stock. For example, I see a ADR for India's Tata motors . ADR is trading at about $12 and in home market it is about INR 177, but given ...
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Is rent considered a debt?

I am taking a financial assessment. It asks me: What is your total monthly debt payment (e.g. student loans, vehicles, credit cards, personal loans, etc.)? Then the next questions are about ...
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Stocks: do Good Till Cancelled orders get executed during after hours?

If I place a stop loss GTC order on my shares at $80, and it reaches that price during pre-market or after hours, will my order get executed? I ask because a lot of the time the stock opens at a ...
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What does it mean by Global recession? [closed]

I am bit curious to understand what it actually means when I read global recession is coming soon. There are some questions which pop in my mind reading such news. Some of them are: What causes ...
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Confused about stock merger reflection on portfolio

So I have stock in ASX who announced a merger earlier in the year with SPIL and I received all the usual merger notices etc about they will become "ASE Industrial Holding" and the way the share ...
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Do SPY returns include dividends?

Looking at a chart of SPY on finance.yahoo.com from March 1 - Nov 30, 2018, it returned +1.67 (+0.61%). Does the +0.61% include dividends? Looking at the historical data, dividends are displayed ...
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How to do financial planning?

I'm not doing this for any entity other than me. I run a business and I'm doing some financial goal-setting for the next few years. What I'm trying to achieve with this is setting numeric goals with ...
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Credit card minimum monthly payment

I am opening a new credit card and am not sure exactly what this clause means: Your Minimum Payment Each Month. Each billing cycle, you must pay at least the Minimum Payment Due shown on ...
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When is Retained Earnings considered equivalent to issued common stock?

The below reference states: "As long as management is presumed to be acting in the best interests of the stockholders, retained earnings can be regarded as equivalent to a fully subscribed, pre-...
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Is the math wrong on these future value and draw-down calculations?

Let's say I plan on retiring in 10 years, have some IRAs (401(k) rollovers), a conservatively invested taxable account and plan on contributing 15% to my 401(k) until I retire. I'm using round ...
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How do I explain why debt on debt is bad to my brother?

My brother has about 5 loans that he paying back and he thinks that another 5000 loan will "solve his problem". He has been this way since he was young, he's now in his 30's. I'm trying to find a ...
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How can I trade in “OTC” stocks?

Where do you buy "OTC" stocks? I may be naive but OTC means over the counter. I am confused as to where to purchase such stocks?
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Ways you can end up paying extra on a credit card even if you pay the full amount back in due time

If you are a financially responsible person, you know how a credit card works, you pay back the loans in full before the due date, you don't take out money form the ATM or otherwise do something that ...
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CandleStickChart: How to understand the timestamp of a candlestick

I'm in the process of learning to read candlestick charts. Many websites using candlesticks will display a single timestamp if you hover the mouse over a candle. Since a candle is a visualisation of ...
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As a 16 year old, how can I keep my money safe from my mother?

I am 16 and still in HS and work 20+ hours a week. I live with my mother (my Dad left us when I was a kid and I don't see him anymore). My mother is an alcoholic and has trouble keeping a job. I don't ...
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Is there a 1031 Exchange equivalent in Ireland?

I've recently been looking into buying real estate investments, & I've read about a 1031 Exchange in USA. Here is a definition I've found: Thanks to IRC Section 1031, a properly structured ...
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Question about protecting yourself from company not beating earning estimate

I'm new to this site and thought I'd start off with a quick question. Let's use Advance Auto Parts (AAP) in my example. Let's assume you are looking into buying AAP and you do all the research you ...
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What is the difference between “trading in stock” and "investing?

I have no finance background and most people are saying trading in stock is not investing. I would like to know what actual investing is and if trading in stock is not investing. Then what are ...
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How do you compare the sales of a company like Coca Cola against another company like JPMorgan Chase to figure out the best investment opportunity?

I am wondering how to compare companies from the sales perspective. If I take a look into the balance sheet of Coca Cola) and take a look at the sales, they are pretty clear to understand. If I take ...
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Why Do People Continue Using Expensive Payment Services Like Paypal And Western Union [closed]

Paypal - the 'industry standard' for online payments makes this opportunity inaccessible to Africans in most cases. Most, who qualify to be a part of the workforce for some internet companies are not ...
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Changing the price in a limit order

I have a question about a limit order, or any non-market order for that matter, like a GTC limit order. My question is that, if I change the price, or quantity, of a limit order, will the system ...
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What does “Yield Curve” mean?

In the financial news we often read about the Yield Curve. What exactly is it?
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What should I look at to decide whether to keep or not my Restricted Stock Units?

The company has been happy with my performance these years, and I received RSU which started investing. I have never owned stocks before: even though the company is US-based, I'm not a US resident and ...

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