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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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what is the possibility of USA having negative interest rate [closed]

There has been attempt at reducing the interest rates. Apart from, elderly and savers depend on the bank interest and Stock market is driven by interest rates, the true cost of money if becomes ...
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Why would zero-coupon perpetuity not be worthless (simple enough so grandma understands)

The context is the negative yielding treasuries in Europe (Germany). Here is a quote I found on the matter: Why would a zero-coupon perpetuity not be worth exactly zero? Because its nominal value ...
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DCA into an index? [duplicate]

We have acquired a large sum from the sale of a home and want to invest it responsibly. Our long term return expectation is a mere 6.8%/yr, selected by looking at the worst 20yr stretch of the SP500 ...
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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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Where to buy commodities and stock for long time in Europe [on hold]

I am from Europe and I try to find a website that I can buy commodities and stock for long time, without paid overnight fees that they paid in forex. Do you know any website that support Europe and i ...
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What does a reorganization fee that a company charges get applied to?

Recently, one of my holdings underwent a reverse split. I was surprised (but not all that surprised) that there was an additional fee of $20.00 assessed, labeled as a "reorganization fee". This was ...
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Reasons to invest in 401k vs pay off loan in 1 year?

I have ~$70k across 401k and Roth IRA. I have federal student loan at $17k with 3.8%. Thus, my NW is $53k. If I choose to invest $19k into my 401k and assume the average rate of return of 7%, my 401k ...
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Is it free riding if you buy and sell the same stock on the same day

Suppose you have $0 balance in a cash account. You buy ABC for $1000, and sell it for $1050 on the same day. Is it a free riding violation?
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Investing in private Forex Fund - what to investigate beforehand?

While talking to a businessman I have no close connections with I discovered that he is invested in a private South African / Mauritian Forex Trading Fund. I currently live in Mauritius so am able to ...
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What is “the liquidity illusion”

I came across this visual, but it's a bit complicated, I haven't been able to make sense of it. In so many words, the way I read it is: if defaults pile up, the market is spooked, spreads increase ...
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How to find ETFs that meet both criteria: region (Asia/ China) and sector (technology)? [on hold]

Is there a Chinese stock index comparable to the NASDAQ 100 or NASDAQ Composite covering Chinese technology stocks with the highest market cap? And are there corresponding ETFs or Mutual Funds?
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How to calculate the optimal downpayment + loan term when considering investing cash on hand

We're buying a brand new car at $60K. We technically have the cash on hand, but have opted to get a loan instead and keep the cash in investments. For the purposes of this question & simplicity, ...
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What's the rationale for the advice 'don't try to time the market'?

Common investment advice is 'Don't try to time the market, just pick a risk profile and stick with it'. With the inverted yield curve and a fair bit of talk about an upcoming recession - it seems ...
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Question about a quote from The Intelligent Investor

I am having a bit of trouble understanding the following quote: Companies that are inherently speculative because of widely varying earnings tend to sell both at a relatively high price and at a ...
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What's are things I can do with my extra money that I'm not thinking of?

Here's a brief description of my situation. I'm 26, have 2 houses, few side businesses and a normal w2. One house is rent-free since family lives there and pays half the taxes and keeps it maintained....
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A question about CAPEX when Calculating Free Cash Flow (FCF)

When performing the following to determine free cash flow: Free Cash Flow = Operating Cash Flow - Capital Expenditures Do I include only Capital Expenditures (13,732 in the example below), or do I ...
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I want to invest in Asian technological firms. In which ETFs or other product should I invest? [closed]

I am looking for an Asian Nasdaq index or something like that. Maybe investing directly in the US market where some of the largest Chinese companies IPO have taken place makes sense. Any insights?
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Tax treatment of PFIC when investment is done monthly

I work in the US. Towards the end of 2016 I started investing in Indian Mutual Funds through an investment management acquaintance of mine. This has been with my income that is already taxed in the US....
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Why would one buy a bond with negative rate? [duplicate]

I see presently that many countries outside the U.S. have negative rate government bonds. So you buy one for $101 and in 5 years you get $100 back (face value). (I picked numbers for simplicity). I ...
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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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Which is the stock symbol of C3.ai?

I've been trying to find the stock price & symbol for this company https://c3.ai But so far, it's been a fool's errand. There are a few websites which talk about its capitalization, the major ...
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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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Is not investing in stock/shares a huge mistake?

I simply cannot understand how investing in stock/shares works. So I am too scared to invest/buy any of these, although I do have Roth and 401(k) plan through my employment. By not investing in the ...
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What to do w/ extra money in bank account?

I'm privileged/blessed. I'm 38, I have a healthy emergency fund, I max out my IRAs (mine and my wife's), and I am making a good bit of money above that every year now. What should I do with that extra ...
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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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Trailing Stop Order - how often do they get executed due to an error?

I've just submitted a trailing stop order. In the order preview a warning icon popped out: "...your order can be executed due to a system outage or accidental miscalculated ticks..." How often does ...
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What do “unsettled funds” mean?

I sold my ETFs today in a non-margin account in an online trading platform. 99.99% of my account currently consists of unsettled funds. What does it mean that they are "unsettled funds"? Does it mean ...
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What is the correlation (if any) between earnings report and stock price movement?

This might sound like a dumb question (I'm relatively new to the stock market). I know this doesn't happen, but why doesn't the stock price directly move in accordance to the earnings reported vs what ...
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Why do UK Property developers/investors create a company for each property they buy?

I am currently researching on UK property development and buying. An interesting website for that is the https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/website. While browsing through it, it became apparent to ...
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Asset class with highest long term return

I have heard, as a loose rule, assets classes which have low volatility, generally, have low returns. Good to hold on to close to retirement time. Conversely asset classes which have higher ...
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Ought a 63-year old working hotel employee commence an RRSP?

If I understood Global News, MoneySense, the Wealthy Barber, and Reddit, my dad ought NOT start or contribute to an RRSP! Right? Thanks. Facts He's 63 years old, and has no children under 18. He ...
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Formula to Calculate FIFO VS LIFO for Financial Instruments

Suppose an individual partakes in some mixture of short term trading and long term investing. Is there a multivariate formula that expresses under what conditions (average/variance of time in a ...
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Are non-residents or foreigners permitted to buy or own shares of UK companies?

Is it legal to hold shares in the UK if you are not a UK resident? I presume it is ... after all governments are going to want you to do this as it's a revenue stream for them right? Thanks.
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“Projected Average Cash Yield” vs. “Projected Yield per Annum”

I'm looking at the cover sheet for a potential investment, and I see something like this: Projected average cash yield is 8%. Projected yield per annum 12%. What is the difference between "...
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How should I save/invest for my son

I had a son 8 months ago and we opened a savings account for him that already has a few thousand in it from various family members, and I have set up an auto transfer of $50/month into it from my ...
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What's stopping a company from intentionally reporting poor guidance to tank the stock and enabling them to buy-back shares at a massive discount?

From Investopedia: Many companies issue disclaimers when they issue forward-looking statements. Despite an implicit understanding that certain statements are largely speculative in nature, the ...
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30 yr mortg + IRA/stock market, OR 15yr mtg then 15 yrs IRA/stocks

I'm planning to refinance the mortgage given the low rates these days. Need to make a choice between a 30 yr fixed and a 15 or 20 yr fixed. Monthly household budget can accommodate any of the mortgage ...
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How much are index providers accountable to their clients?

Criticism on index providers: The increasing influence of indices means that some critics argue that benchmark providers such as MSCI are too powerful, given that promotions or relegations can ...
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Is CFD trading a good idea?

I am planning on speculating in forex and possibly indices, however due to my lack of experience I don't want to invest too much. With £100, you can't really get very far with indices, and profit ...
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Why would anyone ever invest in a cash-only etf?

I understand the benefits (and risks) of ETFs, and I also understand the benefits of a term deposit in a bank. I have seen that there are ETFs that essentially keep the investment in cash, that is, ...
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Risks involved in debt funds and recessions?

I have following questions related to various risks in debt funds: Are gilt funds safe during recession? I feel yes as they invest in government bonds, even though though they involve some inherent ...
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Is my investment strategy a form of fundamental indexing?

I have a peculiar investment strategy for building up my portfolio. I invest in companies that produce what I need. To illustrate my investment strategy, it works in the following manner: I identify ...
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One RA vs multiple RA's (investments in general as well)

I am young and trying to work out how I want to get a retirement annuity sorted. My question is, is it better to put 9 in to one RA, or 3 3 3 in to 3 different RA's? (here I just use the numbers to ...
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High income, sudden windfall

I currently earn quite a good salary (around $250,000 Australian dollars per year). Due to a recent investment coming good I am expecting to be receiving a windfall of around $1.2 million Australian ...
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All my investments goes through the same financial firm. Is that a bad idea?

In the past year, I invested $1k per week in a diversified portfolio through a financial firm. The money belongs to my incorporation. My goal is to invest as much as possible and never use it, ...
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Calculating the Nominal Rate of Return of a dividend paying stock

How is the nominal rate of return for a dividend paying stock calculated. I understand that nominal return is calculated using the formula: (Current Market Value - Original Purchase Price) / Original ...
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Lowering mortgage downpayment vs Investing in stocks? [duplicate]

I live in a country where currently mortgage interest rates are historically low (around 3-4% for 300K 30 years mortgage, and the interest is also tax deductible), and the banks are willing to finance ...
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Why invest in becoming a landlord?

One of the most recommended ways to invest one's money still is real estate. Sure there are different ways to invest in real estate, but why does it make sense financially to buy property and become a ...
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How to start building wealth from a young age?

NECESSARY INFO Hi, I'm 15 years old. I just won $1200 from an editing project. I could spend all of the money on things like smartphones and stuff that I want. But I believe it's preferable to be ...
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Protecting onself from steep losses with a stop-limit sell order

I would like to get some feedback if there are any obvious flaws with this strategy of limiting my losses when there's a steep drop in stock price due to negative report after hours. Suppose I own ...