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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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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Is this partnership offer for a property I am selling a scam?

I have published an advertisement on a classified website to sell undeveloped land I own in Sri Lanka. Through this, someone contacted me by email saying he wants to "invest" in the property. He ...
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What impact does currency exchange mark-up have on broker fees?

Let's say I held £100,000 in Interactive Investor and wish to add £20,000 to my investment each year in monthly instalments. They charge £10/month for a standard account[1] that offers one free trade ...
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Does an online broker platform with these features exist? [on hold]

I'd like to know if an online broker platform in Europe exists which provides products (of any kind) you can invest in without CFD and without leverage for long positions with reasonably fees. I've ...
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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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Investing 30k Euro as a student with basic financial knowledge but lack of time

Context: I'm a 20-year old student with about 2 years of studies left, and have saved up about 30,000 Euros. A sizeable part of my studies includes finance, at a reputable school. Because of ...
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Are large brokers audited to ensure client funds are ring-fenced?

In the UK we have a Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) that covers investors for up to £85,000 if their broker goes bankrupt. We also have a law stating that brokers must ring fence their ...
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Is it possible, that the global warming will affect the exponential growth of the economy? [migrated]

I am wondering if, in the face of the global warming, the long-term passive investments into ETFs are still a good idea. Right know we benefit from the exponential growth of the economy. I assume (...
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Should I pay down mortgage faster or Invest?

I've a appx 450K mortgage left at 2.49% (5 year term with a 25 year mortgage). I've a few options to pay my mortgage faster Increase principal payment amount once/year Change payment frequency from ...
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What condition might cause Equities to rise, and corporate bond spreads to rise as well? [closed]

I was wondering about this earlier and I'm stumped.
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Why must leveraged ETFs rebalance nightly / Why are there no leveraged ETFs that don't?

From what I understand, investing is leveraged ETFS is generally for short term holders such as day and swing traders because they rebalance nightly and over the long haul don't provide the returns ...
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Two investments with same % returns but different dollar returns

If two investments have returns of 20% and the same amount of risk but: InvestmentA: returns $200 requires more capital InvestmentB: returns $50 requires much less capital than A Is InvestmentA the ...
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What does unit value represent in a mutual fund?

I've been utilizing an app that allows me to manually track all of my portfolios and see how investments are performing individually, per portfolio, and/or as an entire financial asset. I've pulled in ...
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Should I increase my 401(k) contributions, or increase my mortgage payments

I have about $150k remaining to pay on my mortgage. There are 7 years left at a 3% interest rate, then after that the rate goes variable and increases to about 10%+. There's no penalty for paying the ...
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What does “burned through $300 million mean”?

In the book "Antifragility of Islamic Finance: The Risk-Sharing Alternative" by Umar Rafi and Abbas Mirakhor, on page 101 I read the following line: "Pets.com, the poster-child company of the dot ...
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Is it wise to invest money in USD or INR? [closed]

I have both USD and INR, and considering the interest rates are the same, which one is better to maintain the maximum currency in to yield maximum profit?
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What's the equivalent of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Netherlands?

I'm looking for 10-K financial statements and I can't find the SEC.gov equivalent in the Netherlands.
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Negative rates on government bonds

Take the german 10J-Bundesanleihe for example, as far as I know the rates for it went negative recently. Is there any incentive for private investors / or institutional ones to invest now into this ...
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Should i choose Fixed Deposit or “Bank Shares”? [on hold]

Which one should i choose ? FD or "Bank Shares" What is FD: Fixed Deposit How it work : it guaranteed depositor get the incentives (% when u start FD) after 1 years . What is Bank Shares:...
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Which of these ETFs would reduce my diversifiable risk?

ETF1 and ETF2, within the same sector, have a high Sortino ratio together. Swapping ETF2 with ETF3, a well-performing ETF that has diverse holdings (rather than holding stocks within the same ...
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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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Best way to cash-out for passive income

First, my investing knowledge is very limited (still new to this, still learning). Second, my question is somewhat unfocused, sorry about that but I hope that there is a somewhat concrete answer, ...
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Ge 10$ option expired june21 [closed]

What happened to my ge option June 21 $10 I had sold 20 of them and when they expired I was charged an additional $802
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Why should an investor care about a company that never pays a dividend? [duplicate]

If a company never pays a dividend, as a shareholder, why should I care if it's doing great and has positive media coverage and hype? What's in it for me? Is the fact it's reported, and analysed ...
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How should trust payments be arranged to preserve the principal?

Many trust funds are designed to keep principal intact while generating a steady revenue stream. They do this by paying out some percent of net asset value and, assuming the trust fund grows faster ...
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What type of financial instruments can a company with no assets or money use to raise seed/starting capital

Long story short, I have a LOT of experience as a web administrator, and a lot of experience in retail. I want to raise the money to do acquisitions of small ecommerce operations that output enough ...
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What should I invest in other than pension or real estate

I live in South Africa, and the country is not exactly going in a good direction. I am 24 years old. I would like to start investing in something for my future. One option is to get a pension fund. ...
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How to find out where my superannuation is invested

I want to know more about where my superannuation money is being invested. When I log in to my account, it shows me which asset classes my money is invested in, and what percentage of my total ...
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Why does stock go up or down with company earning? [duplicate]

I want to invest in the stock market, but can't get one thing clear. It is seen that as a company's earnings increase, its stock value also increases. Why? The company is earning more money, not the ...
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What caused the Oct-Dec 2018 stock price decline?

Does anyone have anything else to add to this Reddit post asking the same question? S&P500, TSX, and single stocks like Apple and Amazon dropped a lot, but has since soared back. I'm Canadian.
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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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P2P lending sites - What was their history in 2008 and how safe is your money in a recession

I recently read a lot about P2P lending sites and their favourable interest rates but the skeptic in me wants to get more opinion from real people here with experience (and not blogs that get ...
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CAP table for single founder bootstrapped startup

I have bootstrapped my LLC for two years and am now seeking investment. In this case, I'm considering VC. Sequoia pitch deck templates recommends a CAP table. Since I don't have investors currently, ...
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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 purpose of bonds within an investment portfolio?

Are bonds part of an investment portfolio so that you can invest during a dip in the market? (I heard this from a robo-advisor as it allows you flexibility to invest during a downturn) Or do bonds ...
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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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Peter Lynch Style Investing Question

I’m looking to build a portfolio using the following Peter Lynch Style strategy. What I’m wondering is, do you think this is a good approach? Is there anything you’d change about it? Here’s the ...
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Why the Vanguard S&P 500 eur has such a lower price compared to the original US version?

sorry if this is a silly question but I am new to the finance world. I would like to understand better why the Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUSA) has such a different price compared to the Vanguard ...
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Investing in a Roth IRA with a Personal Loan?

Okay this might be a dumb question but here it goes. Does it at all make sense to invest in a Roth IRA contributing the max by taking out a loan? So say I take out a $6k loan at the beginning of the ...
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What does the blue line represent on Yahoo Finance's day range graphics?

The rows of my Yahoo Finance watchlist table have a Day Range graphic like this one: The number labels under the left and right ends of the Day Range are the high and low prices for the day so I ...
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What's to prevent majority shareholders in a company from dilluting a convertible note?

A company issues a convertible bond to an investor. It has a par value of $10,000 and can be converted into 5 shares. The company currently has 50 outstanding shares, so the bond corresponds to ~9% (...
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stop order repetitive definition inconsistencies

I'm writing in regards to my interest in trying to fully understand the STOP ORDER and being aware of this one being a fairly fundamental concept for some. (However as a beginner or not, you might ...
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Building a house during times of economic upturn

Since 2008 the aftermath of the recession, the economic crisis has turned from recession into a rise and better economic times. In some places, in western european cities, this means housing prices ...
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When is paying into a UK pension bad tax planning? (LTA)

UK Pensions are great for the tax breaks that they give as you pay into them (up to 45%), and as the pension generates value, but if you exceed the lifetime allowance (LTA = £1,055,000 in 2019-2020) ...
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How can CLDR(NYSE) still be shorted after it dropped more than 10% the previous day?

CLDR is still allowed for shorting after losing ~2% on Friday, probably also because of this, when on Thursday it was dropping ~11%... As far as I know there should be a rule which does not allow ...
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Best strategy to invest in mutual funds with this scenario?

Edit: This question is about investing in mutual funds in India by a resident of India. I have been working for the past 7 years. I have most of my savings in fixed deposits (60%) and stocks (40%). ...
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What to invest if my savings will be used in another currency later, compare to which my countries currency devaluates?

My situation as follow: I'm planning to go abroad to study a semester during my undergrad, and then do my PhD also in abroad. My future plans are also living in abroad. The currency in these ...
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Iron Condor Profit Probability

I'm trying to see if I understand Iron Condors correctly and how to assess whether or not the risk is worth it for a given set of circumstances. The maximum profit on an IC is realized when all ...
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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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Theoretical gain of a one month investment [closed]

Say you get a million dollars on your account through a mistake by the bank and they don't realise it for a month: how much could you make from clever investing the money before they charge it back a ...