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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Where am I going wrong with this Python annuity function?

I have this python function where I am creating an annuity whose value doubles every 2nd year. I have attempted two approaches, the first is recursive, however I get an error 'maximum recursion depth ...
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Intro to Investment options for a Canadian

I'm a 22 year old Canadian living in Canada. I am about to finish school, paid off my student loan, and I have a good paying job, apart from rent and food (no car or house), I don't have much need for ...
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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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Negative line items under Revenue/Gains in a P&L / Income statement

I'm new to managing a P&L and currently have a document like this... Revenue/Gains/Top-Line --Sales on Product 1: 10,000 --Sales on Product 2: 20,000 --Returns on Investment 1: 10,000 --Returns ...
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Is investing in education and a sustainable life a good alternative to investing in stocks, gold, land etc.?

I have recently read a couple of articles about what are the main ways to invest your money to protect them from being diminished by the inflation (I am living in a non-EUR EU country where inflation ...
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Investing in Canadian Stocks as an American

I've been tracking the cannabis industry for awhile and would love to hop on the canna-stock wagon, but I'm not sure if Americans are allowed to invest in Canadian stocks. The companies I'd like to ...
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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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I've got $100K to invest over the next 2 to 7 years. What are some good options?

I have ~$100K in cash right now that I need to put somewhere. I plan on using the money for a down payment on a home sometime in the next 2 to 7 years (if I were a betting man, I'd say in 3.5 years). ...
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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 ...
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Are there investable securities that grow nonlinearly/exponentially with the underlying asset?

Let's say I'm a commodities trader, and Jesus Christ himself has just told me that gold is about to become much, much more valuable. We'll leave the debate on whether that's insider trading to another ...
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Mutual fund wants to get 1% upfront fee (US). Is that within acceptable ranges for a managed bonds fund?

Mutual fund wants to get 1% upfront fee (US) plus an annual fixed fee. Is that within acceptable ranges for a managed bonds fund?
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How do I invest in index funds in Belgium? [duplicate]

I am a young student in Belgium and after some research work on investing money I end up with Index funds and S&P 500. But these can only be found in the US. for example via Vanguard. I am looking ...
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How to work out acceptable amount of margin loan?

I want to make a better return on my investments. One option is to get a margin loan, borrowing money to buy shares. If the price goes up, I'll multiply the gains. The downside of a margin loan is ...
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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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Investing in USD/JPY when base currency is EUR or GBP

Let's assume you are based in France but you are a UK citizen. We can say you are mostly concerned about EUR (because you currently live and spend in Eurozone) and GBP (because you might at some point ...
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Where do I find learning resources for small accounts (under 25k) to do stock trading? [closed]

As a newbie in the stock market I don't know what I don't know. I am looking to understand the fundamentals and pragmatic rules to successfully engage into stock trading. A correct response will be ...
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Leveraged ETF for long term investment - quantitative analysis

I know the question of why leveraged funds (eg. SPXL 3x) are bad for long term investments has been asked a lot. I have seen general answers saying that because of daily re-balancing and volatility ...
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What does “Sterling Hedged” mean?

In my portfolio I have a number of Equites and Bonds which are “sterling hedged”: What does this mean? I assumed it was related to GBP Sterling, but there’s an S&P which is “sterling hedged”.
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Do physical ETFs possess the same problems as CDOs?

Today Michael Burry explained to Bloomberg that ETFs are comparible to subprime CDOs, in that investors are buying securities that aren't backed by any real value: Passive investing has removed ...
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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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How to enter Return of Capital in ledger-cli

Some background first: I'm using GnuCash for personal finances and am trying to get some reports from ledger-cli. The data is exported using piecash from GnuCash into a ledger file. When running ...
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What is the best asset allocation for a retirement portfolio, and why?

Based on financial conversations I've had with trusted family members, I believe that asset allocation is one of the more critical things to "get right" during retirement savings. Based on an ...
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Is it risky to move from broad geographical diversification into investing mostly in less developed markets?

I currently invest in a handful of index funds that includes U.S. equities, U.K. equities, some emerging markets, and some Asian equities. But I have in mind that the West is eyeball deep in debt, ...
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Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career?

I am young, just started my career, and looking to begin investing so I can make my money work for me. I'm still living like I did in college (occasional purchase on myself, but most of it goes into ...
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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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Is it good if a network marketing company is not asking for an investment? [closed]

And does network marketing include any interest or compound interest? A network marketing company is not ask for any investment, and they have halal certificate. I would like to ask if network ...
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How to calculate portfolio change percentage in periods with buy events?

Im having problems figuring out how to calculate my portfolio profit/loss percentage over longer periods, where buy/sell events are involved. Example: Day 01: I buy shares for $100K Day 30: ...
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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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Working Capital [closed]

To quote this website: https://www.oldschoolvalue.com/blog/valuation-methods/working-capital-free-cash-flow-fcf/ "The operating parts of the asset side of working capital include: Accounts ...
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Short-term Corporate Bond has Higher Yield than Long-term. Why is This?

I looked at the past yields of Sears Holdings (before chapter 11) and the Yield to Maturity (YTM) were all as I would expect. I look at current yields of JCP and they are pretty much as one would ...
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Is it better to invest in US than to invest in India considering inflation rate and devaluation of INR

I am a US resident with Indian nationality. To calculate annual real gain on my investment in mutual funds in India, I am following below mentioned formula: Annual Real Gain = Annualized Return - ...
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What is an ideal number of stock positions that I should have in my portfolio?

Is there a certain number of stock positions that one should keep in a portfolio? For example what makes more sense ? Option 1: $10,000 spread among 5 solid stocks, if you find new stock then remove ...
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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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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)? [closed]

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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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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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 ...