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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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European citizen investing in MSCI USA index ETF: to hedge or not to hedge?

Located in Europe, I am thinking about a long-term (~20 yrs) investment into an ETF that follows MSCI USA Index. I am stuck: should I pick an euro hedged fund or a normal one. My salary is in Euros, ...
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Do hedge fund managers track daily movements in their portfolio?

I’m reading the book “The Outsiders” by William Thorndike and in it he claims “[Warren Buffett] has never had a stock ticker [in his office]”. I understand Buffett is an extraordinarily unique case, ...
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Types of Investment Funds : Mutual Funds, ETF, SICAV, FCP, UCITS

I know this could be a very basic topic but I would just want to understand the different types of funds. From my understanding the ones listed in the title : mutual funds, FCP, ETF, SICAV, etc.. are ...
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XIV Liquidation and VIX clearance

I was watching the TV show Billions today, and a fund manager in the show was referring to how their fund avoided XIV Liquidation by selling VIX position earlier than others. I didn't quite understand ...
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FX hedging with rolling FX forwards

I am considering investing in an overseas hedge fund which claims that the cost of hedging the FX risk is just the FX points of the quarterly fx forwards. The question is: when rolling the contracts ...
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Investing in Hedge Fund on a Rolling Basis

If I invest in any sort of hedge/mutual/index fund when the fund performance is up/down, for ex. +/-20%, and I invest $100k the next day - do I share the 20% loss or gain automatically in a pooled ...
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Clarification of investment banking activities

I’m attempting to decipher the world of the markets (i.e. S&T, Research) division in an investment bank: So far I’ve narrowed the trading-related activities down to the following: Broker ...
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I'd like to invest in a fund available only to “qualified purchasers”. How do I do it?

Ideally, one would already have "qualified purchaser" status in the US but if you don't already have it, what are your options? The situation is difficult because I'd like to invest 1% of the minimum ...
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Is it possible to make quarterly returns in hedge funds? [closed]

I wanted to know if I can make quarterly returns by investing in Hedge funds, if yes how? By quarterly returns I mean investing in hedge funds and getting returns in one to three months time. Usually ...
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How has George Soros been so successful in investing? [closed]

What is George Soros's skill set? It seems he has an innate understanding of human behavior! It is shocking how successful he has been, especially since he is not a value investor (Buffet) or math ...
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Any extra fees charged by passive stock and bond ETFs on top of the standard fees?

Passive stock and bond ETFs charge a management fee which is quoted on their website. Are there hidden charges on top of this standard management fee that is not transparent? For example, are ...
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When hedging with CFDs, buying and selling the same financial instrument, don't you end up earning nothing respectively losing because of the spread?

When hedging with CFDs, buying and selling the same financial instrument, don't you end up earning nothing respectively losing because of the spread?
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High-risk investing is better for the young? Why?

I have heard statements such as the question's time. Basically, it's a financial motto: "If you're young, take on more risk." I don't really understand it. I figured risk-tasking is a personal/...
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Difference between IRR and ROR

Most of the clients in financial world refers to two terms IRR and ROR for the fund and there is a calculation formula for the same. What is the difference between these two terms and where and why ...
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Difference between Hedge Fund and Private Equity?

I came across these two terms(Hedge Fund & Private Equity) while working on a finance issue and turned out these two are different terms and functional behavior is also different. Can someone ...
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Differences between hedge funds and short selling

Both hedge funds and short take advantage from bearish markets, but what is the difference between them?
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Where to learn about Trusts and alike?

Sadly I have already gone down the Computer Science route for a degree, however I would like to learn more about Trusts, Funds, Equities etc... for a future career or for personal investments. I have ...
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Getting loans from Foreign banks

The interest on bank loans is 10% in India. Instead, is it possible to get loans from USA banks to India at 3.3-4% for a project ? Is this what is called hedging or hedge funds ?
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How do I interpret max drawdown and annualized standard deviation?

I'm studying hedge funds and I'm looking at two figures that I'm not sure how to interpret: The first is Max Drawdown, which I see scaling from 0 to -30ish. Is Fund A with a MDD of -15 more or less ...
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Warren Buffett's partnership dividends

In Warren Buffett's early partnerships, what was the treatment of dividends from the stocks owned? Were they counted as part of the profits, or were they paid out directly to the partners? I tried ...
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Where to find historical hedge fund returns?

Where can I find historical hedge fund return information? Are there any free resources?
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static data for mutual funds/hedge funds

What is the meaning of the phrase 'static data' as applied to a hedge fund or a mutual fund? Or is it purely a programmer's lingo with little business meaning? The words taken individually do hint it ...