Questions tagged [investing]

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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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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What, exactly, makes an “unrelated business” unrelated in the case of junior partnerships held inside IRAs?

My question is concerning the unrelated business income tax on partnership interests inside a Roth IRA. Specifically, I own common stock in a company that's technically classified as a Limited ...
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What do I need to know about investing in developing countries?

My wife is Sri Lankan and we have some cash assets there, but we both live in Australia. Sri Lanka has restrictions on taking money out of the country - essentially it looks like you can only take $...
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What benefits and risks do American C-corps have for investors in Europe?

In Europe the start-up investor climate seem quite different from what investors and entrepreneurs experience in the US. As I am being part of a few different EU based startups I am confronted with ...
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Sum of quarterly reports is not equal to annual reports

I am trying to calculate a stock's worth and in doing so I am adding values of all the four quarters from quarterly reports but it is not equal to the value in the annual report. I am trying to ...
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Can a Syrian citizen living outside the US invest in US market?

My sister lives in Damascus Syria. She wants to put her savings (in US dollars) in an ETF or mutual fund like VTSAX. So here are the questions: Is there a brokerage firm that caters to people ...
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What is a Rebate rate when short selling shares

Investopedia says: The amount paid by a stock lender to a borrower who has put up cash collateral to borrow a stock. The stock loan rebate comes from the reinvestment of the cash collateral by the ...
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What's the tl;dr investing rules for married Canadian citizens when one partner happens to have US citizenship?

Canadians with US citizenship have several things to consider regarding investments: Canada's Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is not considered tax free by IRS, and filing taxes may significantly ...
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ESPP compounding strategy and taxation?

Let me start off giving some of the details of the ESPP my employer offers: Stock Price Discount: 15% Employee Salary Contribution: 3-10% (in whole value increments) Holding Period: 12 months (...
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What are the ways to price a holding company?

I would like to know how people value holding companies. I guess the most famous one is Berkshire ($BRK.A - $BRK.B). And others exist. These holdings usually have a lot of exposure to realestate, PE ...
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How can I invest in USA mutual funds from Australia?

HI I wish to invest in top USA mutual funds (Vanguard, T-Rowe). I was told by the fund that as a foreign national I could not do so directly. Do you know how I could without excessive fees? I am an ...
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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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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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How to distinguish a Chinese VIE from a normally listed company stock?

Recently I have been intrigued by the lower prices of Chinese companies and decided to invest into China. But I stumbled open the problem that many Chinese companies you can invest into are VIE’s (...
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What type of trading is taxable in a TFSA investment acount?

I always assumed that capital gains in TFSA is non-taxable until I read that people who use TFSA investment account for day trading are starting to being audited by the CRA. So, what types of ...
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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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Minimize taxes when transferring investments from one account to another

Located in Ontario, Canada I have three investment accounts with managed by a TD-bank financial planning account: TFSA (currently maxed out) RRSP Non-Registered All three accounts have their funds ...
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Is it legal to open account and invest in my born country if I am currently working in Japan?

I have my identity and I am able to open investment account (for ETF, stocks and FX) in Hong Kong. I now hold a working visa and work in Japan. The tax rate is high in Japan and my Japanese is ...
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What advice do you have for a non-US resident with savings in the US?

I don't live in the US anymore and I'm not a US citizen, but have formerly worked in US and thus have savings in the US. I wanted to invest in a simple index fund, but can't find an option for non-US ...
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I am buying a house to flip. Can I get a solar tax rebate if I add solar?

I am buying a house to flip. Can I get a federal solar tax rebate if I add solar?
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Investment options for remote money in US

I live and work in Russia normally but recently I've been to United States of America, doing work for my employer. I was paid in US dollars and money was transferred to my US bank account. I've ...
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Is there a legitimate principal secured fund with a guaranteed return and federally insured (not savings or mm)

My grandpa insists his investment account is federally insured from loses and provides a guaranteed rate of return of 8%. To me this sounds very Bernie Madoffy but I admit I don't know all the ...
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Which stock of Gazprom to buy while investing from France?

I would like to buy shares of Gazprom. I live in France My broker is Degiro From the search I see two options Gazprom ADR SP./2 RL 5L 5 in Euro Gazprom Neft in LSE in USD OGZD in LSE and USD Which ...
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Investing in index funds in Cyprus?

I'm currently based in Cyprus and wanted to invest euros into the world's stock markets via index funds with low expense ratios. Research thus far into retail investing options here isn't promising. ...
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Coal Funds & ETFs With Non-US Exposure

I invest in green energy, but the universe is not going to magically flip a switch and get off coal this second, nor should every country do this since it may be too costly for their growth. The ...
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Reporting of 1256 Based Options

I live in the United States. In 2015 I have traded several 1256 based options. The details of each trade were not included in my 1099 and not imported into Turbo Tax. I understand that this is to be ...
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Investing in DHA property in Queensland

I was interested in investing in DHA (Defence Housing Australia) properties in Queensland. Does anyone who may have any DHA investment properties within Queensland know how these properties have ...
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How to estimate the profitability and risk of investing in rental properties?

There was a recent question, Is it a good idea, to buy a flat with a loan, whilst using the rent to pay it off?, which was closed due to asking opinion-based advice. However, the question can be ...
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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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Simple tool for running what-if analysis on a set of ticker symbols?

There are a lot of heavy-duty portfolio analysis tools out there, but what I'm looking for is (I think) much simpler. I simply want to: Enter a ticker symbol (could be mutual fund or ETF), along with ...
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What are stocks with /RT at the end of the ticker?

I was holding Celgene CELG and Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY before the merger. I received one BMY/RT worth $2.43 vs the BMY $60. I assumed this was the remaining difference from CELG after it was swapped ...
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Employer provides a SIP - Should I invest?

I recently started working for a large international company that is a big player in its industry on a global scale. I only have very limited investment experience (a Lifetime ISA which is managed by ...
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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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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 do you consolidate inherited investment accounts?

Our parents left us stocks and cash in different funds including 5 different Janney accounts and 3 fidelity accounts. Some of the accounts are in my mother's name and others in my father's. Is it a ...
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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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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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How best to comply with Regulation D of the Securities Act?

I am under the impression that there are some restrictions on raising money from outside investors for an investment fund. In particular Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933 provides a few “...
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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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Regular Investment - Historical Data - Sanity Check

I'm attempting to calculate the returns I'd have received from investing in the FTSE 250 from 1990 - 2019 (1st January in each case). I believe my maths is correct, but I'd like a sanity check as I ...
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Do I need to fill Form 8949 if I do not have any short term transactions?

I do not have any short term losses/gains. In that case, should I just refrain from selecting anything in Part 1 of Form 8949? Thanks
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Optimisation of a Trading Strategy (Walk Forward Analysis)

To the pro traders: What do you do when the past two years of a WFA (10-15 year period) had an increasing loss (2017 = -4%, 2018 = -8%) while the other years were profitable? Do you modify the ...
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How to calculate the expected standard deviation of a weighted composite portfolio?

So my questions asks me to determine the expected standard deviation for a weighted composite portfolio, but I have no idea what equation to begin with. I have answered A, but B I am lost. Here is ...
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P/E & P/B of stocks purchased by Warren Buffett

I am looking for data about Warren Buffett's famous purchases. For e.g. when Warren Buffett purchased stock of Coke, American Express, Moody's & other of his long term purchases what was the P/...
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When should non-resident alien investors file IRS taxes?

I am a non-resident alien with a tax residency in my country of origin. I have opened an investment account with a broker in the United States. What (if at all) do I have to file with the IRS?
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Security Analysis (Ben Graham): LIFO question

I'm currently reading/studying Benjamin Graham's work in Security Analysis (1951 edition) on page 112 & 113 he demonstrates the difference between FIFO and LIFO. Table 10 shows the difference ...
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What are my investment options as a perpetual traveller?

Background; I am from the UK. For the last 18 months and for the foreseeable future I am not likely to be based anywhere long enough to meet the requirements for tax residency. I think this is ...
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Will I have to pay a load on my fund now?

I had purchased the no load PCKDX fund. I now find out that it has converted into the PCKAX loaded fund. Will I now have to pay that load for future investments?
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Best use for after-tax dollars if you've already maxed your Roth IRA?

Recent market volatility has me fretting about my taxable account. I figure if I lock up my funds in some tax-efficient vehicle, then I won't even think about it, similar to my 401(k). I'm wondering ...
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Is Alpha Of An Index Fund Calculated Using Jensen's Measure?

Alpha is a commonly used metric to assess the returns of mutual funds (or other assets) over the expected return given the beta (volatility). I have a specific doubt regarding alpha values computed ...