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What are the payoffs for a seller of call options?

Suppose IBM stock is trading at $100 per share and a trader purchases one IBM $100 call option for $2.00 per contract. Scenario 1 IBM is $105 at expiration. The buyer's profit would be $300 (...
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Investing and saving advice in Italy during first employment

I'm a 23 years old programmer working full time in Milan since September 2019. I'm currently not paying for rent and utilities and I'm managing to save 1200€ net a month (I have no debts). This money ...
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How does a margin account work?

If you open a margin account, does this mean that you are putting your OWN money in the margin account which is supervised by a broker and to whom you pay interest to?
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what Is the relation between margins, brokers, and clearing members?

What is the difference between clearing margin and margin maintenance? I know that an investor in a futures contract is required to keep a maintenance margin with the broker. The broker will require ...
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How to make strategy for diversification between real estate and stocks?

I am living in tier 2 city in India and my father have all investments in real estate in my city. He had brought land earlier(20-25 years ago) when the prices were pretty low. It has given so much ...
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How do futures clearing houses work?

I know that in a futures trade there is a clearing house which sets margin requirements. However I read online that: Clearing houses take the opposite position of each side of a trade which greatly ...
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What does it mean to short a futures contract?

I am currently studying the convergence of futures price to spot prices. I know that as the delivery month of a futures contract is approached, the futures price converges to the spot price of the ...
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How do speculators make profit?

I am having some difficulties understanding the difference between hedging and speculation. HEDGING AND FUTURE CONTRACTS I know that if the investor gains when the price decrease and loses when the ...
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How to plan investment and retire at an age of 45? [duplicate]

I am a recent grad who just began working for a 'big 4' software engineering firm. I earn a good salary and I would like to invest 75% of it efficiently so that I can retire early at age 45. ...
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HSA and tax free investing

The below is a quote from another HSA question's comment: I agree. To your point the best course of action would be to max out your HSA contributions, not distribute them even if you can, invest ...
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Can you hold both Series 6 and 7 licenses? [closed]

Can you hold Series 6 and Series 7 licenses at the same time? Or if you lose 6, get 7?
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Are there companies who you can invest in that invest for you?

I'm wondering about if this sort of thing exists, the idea is that you invest in a company to do investing for you, they check the market, talk to investors about smart choices etc for a small cut of ...
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Is there any point in adding more than 6 months' runway in savings instead of investing everything after that?

I have saved enough to be able to survive for 6 months. I don't have any debt. So far, I've been investing a small part of my income in a diversified portfolio and have seen ~11% returns, which I'm ...
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What Actually Determines Stock Prices from a Given Broker?

When you look up a stock's price at a broker, where does that number come from, and who decides if it goes up or down? Sometimes it's said that "supply & demand" determines stock prices. This is ...
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Insurance for my brokerage held investments

This is not about protecting the VALUE of my investments against market fluctuations, stock prices drop ...etc. What I am looking for is to protect my investments in shares and options that I am ...
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How to start toward financial independence

I would like to ask for help from those with more experience on how to achieve financial independence on, say, an N year window where N is large enough to get there but as small as reasonable. I just ...
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Is it safe and smart to keep all your money in SAVINGS account in India? [closed]

I am a Software Engineer by profession and passion. I am facing problems with chosing how shall I invest my money. I have worked for 3 years now, and have around 40 lacs INR total earnings which I ...
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How much money do I need to generate $1500 per month in dividends for the rest of my life? [duplicate]

I am 29 years old. I do freelance work and I can save around $500/Month from that. In my country, $1500/month is more than enough to cover all living/health/entertainment expenses for me and possibly ...
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How to deal with Cryptocurrencies? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but I figured I'd post here since it's for questions about Money and Investing. Lately I've been looking at cryptocurrencies and I want to speculate ...
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Glint Administration — What Steps to take to claim my assets? [closed]

I have the issue that the company Glint (https://glintpay.com) has gone into administration and all customers' assets, including mine, are frozen by the administrators. Glint is a company that mainly ...
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If I want to invest as a 19 year old, how should I go about it? [duplicate]

I'm a 19 year old student and I have a part-time job as a programmer. I make 20 euros an hour and I work about 10-15 hours a week, depending on school responsibilities. I earn 800 euros a month, ...
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Why do rich people prefer shares with dividend over bonds?

I am especially (but not only referring to Warren Buffen, Bill Gates and so on). The first thing that came to my mind is because they can use their voting power, but then Warren started with shares (...
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Long-term Returns on International Currency

Some investors, when forecasting a localized (to the relative nation or source of currency) economic downturn or currency devaluation, choose to invest in foreign currency. I have seen portfolios that ...
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Is this considered day trading, active management or something else?

I have been practicing with a few stock simulators for just over 1 year. My process for investing is to buy stocks when I see a significant drop in share price due to what seems like negative media ...
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If I am a Canadian Citizen, how can I surpass/mitigate the losses while trading US Stocks due to exchange rate?

So, imagine a situation, I am a Canadian citizen who decided to invest into an American based company, consequently all the activity is taking place at the NASDAQ. At some point in the future I am ...
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What are the steps for opening an investment account and starting investing in the UK?

I want to start investing some money I have saved. I have investigated about this but I'm still not secure about what to do. I have called to my bank to ask questions but they didn't help too much ...
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Is Fidelity an IRS approved custodian?

My employer offers a Simple IRA match. The plan they've set up allows me to select the financial institution that will serve as trustee or custodian1. I see many references to Fidelity in my ...
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NPV and efficient market hypothesis

If I have an opportunity of investment that costs I in year 0 and gives me CF_1 in year 1, I will accept it only if NPV>0 NPV = -I + (CF_1)/(1+k) Now in order to discount the cash flows I have to ...
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How does a capped gain / capped loss product compare to a pure index investment?

I'm looking at investment products offered by several banks in my area. Many of them follow the basic idea of capped risk/gain: the earnings and the losses are proportional to a certain index, but ...
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UK - first house as a investment, mortgage

I am about to buy first house in UK, mainly for investment purposes (UK) Property price: up to 280k £ Spare cash: 60k (deposit, fees, renovation costs) (renovation costs will be much lowers, because ...
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How to enter an order to buy or sell stocks with the intent to cancel without risk?

There was a market crash in 2010, in that it is alleged that the scammer entered the sell orders with intention to cancel. With my experience, once I enter an order( limit or market) with a ...
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Should I invest in the US or India markets?

If I had $1000 to invest, am I better off investing it in the US, in India, or a mix of the two? I am an Indian citizen working in the US, with the option of investing in US index funds or sending ...
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Efficient Canada investment account after maxing out TFSA that is not RRSP?

What kind of investment accounts in Canada are tax-efficient and allow holding U.S. stocks (Amazon, Google, etc.)? I have maxed out my TFSA, and would prefer not to lock money in retirement-inclined ...
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Is term life insurance a good investment?

Average life insurance for a 60-year-old man costs about $400 per month for a 20-year term (starting today) with a $1,000,000 payout. If I reason that the average 60-year-old man has a 35% probability ...
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Intelligent strategy for facing the commercial war (USA, China, maybe EU) and the subsequent predicted recessions [closed]

The international monetary found has stated that there is going to be a recession in the 90% of the countries as a result of the commercial war between USA and China, and the Brexit. It seems that the ...
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UK - What are the safest options to keep more than the FSCS limit in a bank/investment company?

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) can compensate you if you have money in a bank/investment/pension/insurance/etc firm that has failed and is part of the scheme. For example, as of ...
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Car as a good investment

I have been reading a lot and doing as much research as I could and need some help to decide whether I could consider the action of buying a car as an investment. This question comes after I can't ...
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As a Indian Citizen how can I transfer my savings to Singapore

Indian economy is very volatile right now. Central bank is taking the heat and its showing in the notifications it's putting up. One of these mind wrecking notification came up for PMC bank where a ...
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Why would anyone use a bracket buy instead of a trailing stop loss?

From my understanding of how these bracket orders work you simply buy-in and then set a stop-limit above and below. This assumes you want to get out at some set position above the stock's current ...
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How vulnerable are my investments to broker bankruptcy? Portability of investments and transfer costs? [duplicate]

Let's assume I use a broker like Ameritrade or Schwab etc. to buy Mutual funds, ETFs, stocks etc. Now, let's assume that some point down the line the broker company goes bankrupt or shuts down due to ...
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What to do with tax-free 50k? [duplicate]

Say I'm a federal employee and as far as retirement and healthcare, everything is smooth sailing, I'm well on track to retire comfortably with a pension in lets say 2045. Also consider zero debt, no ...
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Am I on the right track? Feedback welcome!

Here's my situation: 43 y/o, married w/ two kids under 10. I'm in a defined benefit program and I have a formula where I can retire at 60 with 2% of my highest salary times the number of service ...
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Treatment of PTP in QBI decution

I am trying to understand the new QBI (Qualified Business Income) deduction rules in the US. I am confused about the treatment of PTP (Publicly Traded Partnerships) income. The IRS provides two ...
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How many index funds should I invest in?

I'm new to investing and I recently opened a Roth IRA. I know that index funds are a good choice for investing because they have low expense ratios and are diversified. Also, because track a whole ...
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Diversification in mutual funds and ETFs

I'm trying to undertand deversification in mutual funds, specially in contrast with having your own stocks. Mutual funds and ETFs that track some index (S&P, DJIA...) are diversified by ...
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How best to invest high income if looking to eventually maximize charitable donations?

I live in the US (Maryland) and make over 140,000 a year (is it bad that after I hit 6 figures I stopped paying attention to exact salary and so can't recall more accurately then that?). I'm lucky ...
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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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Reasons for country-local investment

I noticed something odd: Whenever people talk about investing in stocks or even when they talk about investing in ETFs, they talk about companies in their own country. I'm thinking about buying index ...
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How risky is it to take a low-interest (small) personal loans to invest?

Assuming that I can take personal loans of about ~10k€ (up to 20k€), how risky is it to invest in 'safe' stocks (e.g. dividend aristocrats)? Assumptions: I am a recent graduate, living in France; 0....
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If most actively managed funds don't beat the index why not choose the opposites?

This is probably a dumb question and I'm likely missing something obvious but here's my reasoning-- where am I going off the rails? 1) Most actively managed funds do not beat the stock market index ...