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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 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 ...
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pros and cons of HSA in Investment account

I have my HSA that is currently in savings or checking account. The Insurance company provides option to keep the money in Investment account. What are the pros and cons of parking HSA fund in ...
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What's is the easiest way to purchase a stock and hold it [closed]

I'd like to invest some cash (just few thousands) that is currently sitting on my bank account. There are few companies I believe will significantly increase their value in the next years (let's say ...
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Investing in REIT vs REIT stock

I'm considering putting money into an REIT (through something like Fundrise or RealtyMogul), but as I'm doing my research, one thing I can't discern is why I should invest in the REIT instead of a ...
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Why all assets seem highly priced?

Thinking about All Weather strategy, I looked at a number of financial asset indexes and their prices over the past year: US Stocks US Medium-term (7-10 year) Treasury Bonds US Long-term (20+ years) ...
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Capital gains on stocks sold to take initial investment off the table

Suppose I have invested $100K in a stock that was trading at $100 per share. The stock has gone up by 10 percent and is now at $110. I sold 909 units at $110, i.e. 909*$110 ≈ $100K, which is ...
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Why not just directly invest in the holdings of an ETF?

Consider an actively-managed ETF with a NAV of $23 and an expense ratio of 0.85 that consists of 30 stocks. Is there a point in buying the ETF, despite the stock picks being very good? The expense ...
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How can I view a portfolio's historical performance? [closed]

I have a premium Morningstar subscription. It provides a wealth of information and is mostly enough for my information needs. I'm able to create portfolios and watchlists, and watch their performance ...
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How inflation affects returns and dividends

How inflation is linked to returns AND dividends? We know that adj returns are (1+return)/(1+inflation) -1 But how do we account for dividends? Suppose: 10% annual return 3% inflation 4% dividend ...
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Why is it hard to find a list of individuals currently on the S&P 500 Index Committee?

All I've managed to find is that David Blitzer is the Chairman, but can't seem to be able to know who are the others, how many, from what industries, how they get elected, etc. Just trying to map out ...
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What is an appropriate metric measure average annualized rate of return for an average investor?

Let us say an investor invests $X per year for N years. Let us say the final portfolio value is $Y. In this scenario, how should I measure a metric that quantifies "average annualized return"? I ...
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How can a stay-at-home parent save for retirement?

With my wife transitioning to a stay-at-home mom role, how can we save so she can retire? She won’t be able to contribute to her 401k and I don’t think we qualify for a Roth IRA based on my income. ...
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Should one save up to purchase a house/condo or maximize their 401(k) first?

On the one hand, it seems like 401k with employee matching is one of the best investments you could possibly make. On the other hand, paying rent to a landlord is an ongoing loss compared to living in ...
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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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Receiving advanced payments to post something on my facebook page

I have a facebook page and recently i am receiving such messages, as context seems valid , its like helping people so their article to be shown and i get money from them. The money is tempting, and my ...
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How to make a CD ladder so you can use funds as they mature

I have some cash in savings that I'll need to draw down over the next few years, monthly. It seems like a CD ladder would be the best way to get a better return, but maintain safety and some ...
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What is a cost basis and how does it help make investment decisions?

Two part question...what is a cost basis and how can it be used to help make investment decisions? I hear cost basis thrown around a lot and I’m not sure what it means.
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Does it make sense to invest in real-estate if you do not have any heir to your investments?

We are an expat couple (< 30 years old) currently living in Germany. We are wondering about the long term benefits of investing in real estate when we do not have a plan to have children of our own ...
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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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How to pick ETFs that hedge against stock market crashes?

If I want to hedge against a stock market crash the advice I often see is “diversify” and “buy bonds.” As a result, my portfolio is primarily Vanguard VTI and Vanguard BLV, the total stock market ...
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How to improve geographical diversification?

Recently realised on my investments' geo distribution map that they are largely (~83%) in NA/EU. Given this, should I diversify by region further? What kind of ETFs/funds in general avoid NA/EU? ...
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How are percentage of investments decided in index fund like VTSAX?

I see that Portfolio composition - has about 20% technology, 19% financials etc - and there is similar composition for companies. This is a general question for index funds - specific example for ...
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I have some savings want to invest in index fund but worried about recession in 2019/2020

I have a dilemma. Should I go all in and invest my savings in Vanguard indexes such as VTSAX? Or should I play it safe and wait for a recession? The market recovered from the December 2018 drop so ...
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Currency neutral investing - How to take the risk of currency out of investing?

I finally decided to get into investing (about 2 weeks ago - so please excuse any lack of knowledge that may be displayed), so I've been doing a load of research. One thing I am unable to find answers ...
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Bond fund vs High interest savings account

If you have some money - lets say 20k USD. Banks such as Ally provide 2.2% interest rate on Fixed deposits. Is investing in bond funds such as VBTLX safe and better than fixed deposit? Understand ...
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Is there a type of investment that doesn't eventually cost the business money for a return?

I have been doing research on types of investing and funding for a startup, but I'm still pretty clueless, so please disregard this question if it's ridiculous. I also apologize if this is the wrong ...
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Money Investment Options

I am looking for Money Investment Advice. I am currently doing a max contribution to Roth IRA (me and my wife) so $6000 a year. I am also planning to open ESA for my two kids and contribute $4000 a ...
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Is there a catch in investing in treasuries close to maturity date?

Is there a catch to invest to treasuries close to maturity date? I don't want to lock the money for a long time, b/c the interest rate probably will go up. But I am concern that it's not that simple. ...
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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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Bonds, interest rates and inflation

I was reading Learn to Earn by Peter Lynch and I came across a paragraph that has confused me to say the least. It is regarding bonds - If you buy a $10,000 ten-year bond and hold it for ten years,...
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Depreciation question from Benjamin Graham book

I am reading The Interpretation of Financial Statements by Benjamin Graham. Ch. VI, Depreciation and Depletion contains the following wording: When property is retired its gross value is deducted ...
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Does Motley Fool offer investment management services?

Does Motley fool do any investing on someone's behalf based on their recommendations? Can investing be done by someone on their website based on their recommendations?
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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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How to diversify across P2P lending platforms?

In the UK there are plenty of peer to peer lending platforms, certainly 20+. Most offer returns of around 5% but a small handful offer above 10%. As far as I'm aware, in the US there are only a small ...
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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 ...