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Investing is growing money over a longer time frame. When appropriate a specific tag like stocks, mutual funds etc should additionally be used.

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How to grow wealth? [on hold]

I just recently reached a financial goal of $20,000 in my savings and I'm looking for tips, advice, suggestions on how to make this money work for me and start growing , I'm open to everything and ...
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Vegan hedge (shorting non-vegan, long vegan)

Edited in response to comments. How could I isolate a bet on veganism? (Assume that most of my wealth is already invested passively in diversified index funds and that for alpha with a different ...
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Book Value From Price/Book

Yahoo Finance gives the Price/Book and I'm guessing that Book is book value? I'm trying to get the Book Value from this equation, so is the below equation correct: Book Value = Price divided by ...
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Why don't bond makers just get loans?

I was just looking at investment opportunities, and I found a number of places offering bonds paying up to 12% interest over two years. My first thought was, I can get a loan from my bank for 5% ...
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Options put seller

I'm a novice options trader who is trying to better understand money flow. I saw a pretty large trade come into Micron today and was wondering if anyone can help me understand whats happening here. ...
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Does it make sense to invest Limited Company's cash that does nothing otherwise? (UK)

I am a contractor working in the UK and I own a limited company here. I briefly spoke with an accountancy about investing my company's cash although I haven't followed the topic with them. The answer ...
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eToro vs interactive investor [closed]

I live in the UK and would be interested to learn investing online. I've yet to discover my style but I'd prefer to invest longer term based on international/sector macros. So far I only know a few ...
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Is stash investment company down? [closed]

I was going to open account with Stash investments, but their site https://ask.stashinvest.com/ is just giving me Unavailable on any link I click. Is this company alive at all? If it isn't, what are ...
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How do asset managers make money

I understand that asset managers and mutual funds earn income through the fees they charge investors. However, if my understanding is correct that is usually applied at the end of the year. So how do ...
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Bond Issuance Question

During a new bond issue how do the bankers/advisors determine an initial price for the bond? I know that during an IPO the investment bankers will guage demand for the issue, and price the issue ...
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How do create market neutral portfolio when I can't buy fractional shares?

I am reading an article online which says that in order to create a beta-neutral portfolio using two stocks, where stock A has beta 0.7 and stock B has beta 1.4, I should invest 1.4 dollars in A and ...
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Argentina default warnings. Should I buy land?

Since my last question, things have worsened, and they will continue to do, so I diversified a little my savings, but now I'm thinking of buying some land. I have the opportunity to get some cheap ...
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Best Mutual Fund Combination for the long term : [on hold]

Assuming a person is in his 30s, & will retire at the age of 60. His health, life insurance emergency needs are taken care of & That guy is a high risk taker. What would be the best ...
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Is it wise to buy a car in a high inflation rate?

A couple of my friends are planning on buying a car, and asked me to take part, so every one will own 1/3 of it. Here are some facts about me: The inflation rate in my country (Iran) is high. It's ...
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Profit reached faster then expected, what are good sell / hold heuristics?

End of January I got my feet wet into a position and added to that same positions after noticing it was doing well 3 months after. 8 months into holding the value went up by 40%+ (no major news ...
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How do I form a portfolio with excess return scaled down?

Say we have a market of only 1 stock along and a bank from which we can borrow. Say the stock has an expected return of 10 % and the bank charges 5 % interest on deposits and loans. Now I know that ...
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Is money invested in a company owned by the company?

If someone sells 20% of their company for a $500,000 investment, I assume that means that the investor has a right to 20% of the profits. Would this $500,000 then be owned by the company or by the ...
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Satrix vs Sanlam vs? [on hold]

I am 23 years old, in South Africa. I have no loans or any credit that needs to get paid off. I just started working (in Jan 2018) and I find that I have some extra cash left over each month. I would ...
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Investment strategies for an 17/18 year old

Background: I am 17 years old, finishing school and turning 18 in 3/4 years. I'm planning on going to college/university directly after school. I have a private Giro with ~1000€ (0.2% interest) and a ...
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Do CDO tranches have different maturities?

While doing a bit of research on CDO's online I stumbled upon something that I cant quite clear up. For a sequential pay CDO with a reinvestment period are all the tranches paid down (assuming no ...
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Why do CDO's have a reinvestment period?

If CDO's collect all the cashflows from their underlying assets and then pay them out to the CDO investors whats the need for a reinvestment period? and where is the principal that is being reinvested ...
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Momentum Investing Experiment and Question

I was thinking yesterday about what would happen if I followed the following investment strategy: Let A, B, and C be the stock price two months ago, last month, and today, respectively. If A > B < ...
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What will happen if Robinhood / M1 Finance gets acquired or pivot?

I have subscribed to email newsletter from Capital Minded. In the latest newsletter, below information was presented regarding Robinhood. Robinhood is totally fine for fun money, but it's not a ...
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Compare my variable portfolio performance with S&P 500?

The question may appear simple at first but I really cannot come up with a quick and easy way to compare my performance as a trader Vs S&P500. For the sake of simplicity, I am analyzing my ...
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Standard metric describing % gain/loss normalized by the time of owning the security + Interactive Brokers implementation

If you sell the stock with 5% gain over 1 day it's not the same as if you sell it with 5% gain over a year. Is there a standard metric / coefficient that normalizes that and how to do it in ...
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Investing on a low budget

Let's say I had 1,000 dollars to start investing, just an example. TSLA is a little over 320 dollars right now as I type. So I decide to buy three shares, for whatever reason. I know have about 40 ...
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Is Private Pension Worth It

I am 23 and now looking into what to do with some leftover monthly money. My question is whether getting a pension is worth it or not. Are pensions in general just scams? Am I just wasting money on a ...
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Why is SHLD trading at ~$2 when it has $-38 book value?

I took a look at SHLD financial statements and I cant understand why SHLD is trading at ~$2 when it has -$38 book value and a highly negative P/E? What am I missing?
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Whats the best option to increase my net worth, now that I have an income and some money to save?

I am 25 years old software developer with no loans. Before my software developer work I rarely had more than enough money to live by and I was not thinking of savings and such since I didn't any spare ...
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For what purpose do online brokers allow LBOs?

I read an article on "Leverage buy out" in stock trading. The article said that the investor/speculator only pays a portion of what he's supposed to pay for his stocks (or money in the case of forex, ....
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How to invest money in the US for an alien friend?

I am looking for some advice on how I could accomplish this: Consider a Person A living in Europe, and having no US citizenship, visa or plans to ever travel there. I am being asked to invest A's ...
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How to minimize risk and loss when using call options?

I've never used options before, but I would like to give it a try. The first thing I want to do is understand as much about call options before moving on to the more difficult, in my opinion, put ...
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“TIAA traditional” rollover

I have moved some 401k funds into the TIAA traditional plan. Next day I called TIAA to move my money out of "TIAA traditional." They told me that the only way is this 10 year installment. The ...
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Should I invest on margin?

I have an Interactive Brokers margin account, but so far, I haven't been using the margin; I'm considering doing so. According to https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=18069, their ...
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How to select a mutual fund or ETF

Using Lipper or Morningstar, why wouldn't I just select a mutual fund or ETF that is all 5's (Lipper) or 5 stars (Morningstar) as my starting point and then further select based upon the associated ...
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From the book of Benjamin Grahm “The Inteligent Investor” : chapter 5, pg 115, what does he mean imposing some limit

I am totally new to finance and investing world, hence please bear my basic question. I have a query on Ben's book The intelligent investor Page #115. point #4 it says : The Investor should impose ...
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Pay up mortgage upfront or keep paying installment with capital invested?

I am facing a dilemma. I have 82k in cash and I have an 82k remaining mortgage to pay off. I can either continue the mortgage and invest my 82k cash into an investment vehicle (FD/CD) @ 7%, or just ...
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S&P 500 VFAIX (Mutual Fund) vs VOO (ETF)?

I currently have just under $10,000 in a Vanguard Roth IRA brokerage account. So far I have purchased VOO ETFs since they have a lower expense ratio than VFINX. My next contribution will put me over $...
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Bond ETF's: why isn't the nominal value of the underlying asset mentioned anywhere?

I am wondering why you never see the (weighted) nominal value of the underlying assets of a bond ETF mentioned anywhere. It seems to me this information is needed to determine whether a bond ETF is ...
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safe investment for elderly

I'm helping with choosing investments for an elderly person. They just want to park their money and not be in the market, so something relatively safe for somebody in their nineties. They aren't ...
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Deposit shares in TFSA before capital gain that exceeds contribution limit

I find myself in an interesting position right now. I bought into a private placement and my escrow will be ending in a couple weeks. The kicker is that, if I were to deposit the shares into my TFSA (...
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Short term (3-4 yr) positions, willing to take higher volatility [closed]

for my fiancé’s birthday I would like to open her an investment or savings account with a small amount of capital (~$500/1000) to be used as a short term investment account. The goal would be to reach ...
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Do I want less or more variance with an investment? [closed]

You have two functions. The first returns an integer between zero and ten, while the second returns any real value between zero and ten. If you get paid based on whatever value is returned, which ...
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What does PDS stand for?

I am looking at a funds fact sheet. The fact sheet contains the following warning Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. You should consider the PDS before making any ...
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Should I invest when bad news hits Wall Street?

My wife and I are finishing up some major loans, and are planning to put some of our money into investments once the loan is completely paid off - this will happen in, at most, 3 months. But, I ...
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What does one typically use as a money reservoir for stocks, when they are “on sale”?

I've read about people who claim to have made a lot of money investing in stocks (or funds) after a crash. They say the stocks were "on sale". But I wonder, where did they get the money to buy these ...
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Would compound interest work better if all my accounts were combined into one?

My wife and I currently have three retirement accounts from different jobs. The only one currently getting paid into is my TSP account. Would we realize better gains if we combined the other two ...
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Why is there less buzz around IEP (Carl Icahn) than BRK.B (Warren Buffett)?

IEP is 95% owned by Carl Icahn. It most certainly passes the Skin in the Game principle Nassim Taleb likes to talk about. I happen to own a couple of shares in it because of the man's incredible ...
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Profiting from an economic bubble collapse

An article in Business Insider argues that, despite the numbers, the US economy is fundamentally unhealthy. The current unprecedented corporate profits are essentially being subsidized by low quality ...
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Why cannot LLCs be used to negate increased risks when doing leveraged investments?

Let's say that I am confident that some investment will grow by 15% per year, and that I have 10K to invest, and I'd like to use leverage to invest 100K. What stops me from creating an LLC with 10K ...