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Investing is the process of buying assets such as securities, real estate and other items of value that will hopefully increase in value over time, providing a return in the form of income payments or capital gains.

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How could i start an ETF or Mutual fund? [closed]

I want to start a mutual fund and an etf. How would i go about doing this? i would want it to be publicly traded on the market. Thanks for any answers!
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Can I claim exempt on my taxes if I invest what I would pay in tax?

I recently overheard in conversation that I might have the ability to evade Uncle Sam touching my money if I invested what I would pay in taxes for the year into a IRA or ROTH account? Is this true?
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Is it really a good idea to put money in 401(k)? [duplicate]

Assuming your company doesn't have 401(k) match, is it really a good idea to put money in 401(k)? Everyone says it's a good idea but I don't think so. Why not save your money and buy a house/...
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Borrowing money for investment

What do you consider the best way to: Borrow money from private investors against a fixed interest rate Use it to trade, yielding a higher return than the interest rate Pay off the investors with ...
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Why oil, gas and metal ETFs simultanously drop?

As an ETF beginner I have four ETFs like iShares Oil & Gas Exploration & Production UCITS ETF - USD ACC Morningstar Rating Morningstar Rating™ , WKN: A1JKQL, Oil & Gas Exploration & ...
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If I lose money one year, and make them back the 2nd, can I still be at a net loss due to taxes? [closed]

Say I invest 100 dollars and lose 10 dollars in year 1. I then make those 10 dollars back in year 2. If this is taxed, then I will get less than 10 dollars back, therefore currently having less than ...
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Trading other people's money with mine

I have created a computer program that looks at many different stock statistics and informs me of which ones I should buy and when I should sell them. I am trading with about $50k and I am achieving a ...
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Are there ways for me to generate $40k per year in perpetuity from $300k? [closed]

Why or why not? Even if I did get $40k once, how unlikely is it to happen again? Some obvious answer are getting a job paying $40k a year (reasonable, but not what I'm asking) and spending the ...
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Is there such a thing as a closed-end mutual fund?

Some sources indicate that closed-end funds are different from mutual funds, while others include them as a category of mutual funds. For example, on one Investopedia page (http://www.investopedia....
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Custodial account restrictions and limitations

Does anyone know the limitations to a custodial brokerage account? Options Short selling ???
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Do those who invest large amounts of money in stocks pay typical brokerage commissions?

I actually invested $2000 in stocks, and paid brokerage fees of 0.5% to the broker on both sides (buy & bell) or approximately $22.50 ($10 + $12.50 in commissions after a gain of $500). So my ...
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Can stock market gains be better protected under an LLC arrangement?

As I understand it, if one has a business, profits can be reinvested to show zero net profits, so as to avoid tax. (I could be wrong about this, feel free to correct me.) I'm wondering if one can do ...
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What percent of a portfolio should be directed to high risk assets to enable outsized returns?

Over the years, I predicted a few assets that went up in price a ton. However, I never owned any of those assets. Stuff like FAANG, Tesla, Bitcoin. Had I invested in those at a young age by the time I ...
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With 500k in Netherlands, Best path towards regular income, settle mortgage and rent or sell and invest?

Currently I live in Netherlands. I have come to a crossroad and I'm interested to hear other opinions and advice on investment for a regular stable long term income. My ultimate intention is to secure ...
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Is there a general rule on how to most efficiently purchase rental properties? [closed]

The way I see it, there are two general options to acquiring a slew of rental properties. Save up for 20% down, and then buy as a pure rental property. Put <20% down, live in it for a year (while ...
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Just getting started and not sure where to go from here

TLDR; at bottom Hello and thank you ahead of time for any response. I'm 18 and trying to figure out where to go next. I already have an emergency fund (of sorts), no debt, and a few different ...
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What to do with $50,000?

I've been splitting my paycheck into two banks, 80% weighted towards a high yield savings account (0.9% interest) and a local credit union for ATM access to cash. All of my other payments are through ...
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Any Loop Holes for Owner Occupancy?

My Client wants to buy a Fannie Mae property in WA as an owner occupant. He owns another home out of state (in california). He has family that lives here in WA. This particular Fannie house in WA ...
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Day trading definition

When I read the rules I get a little confused regarding the term "same stock in same trading day". If I buy 10 stocks on Monday and sell the same on Tuesday (different trading day) would I be ...
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Does the increasing popularity of index fund investing mean that it will become unprofitable in the future?

Index fund investing has become increasingly popular over the past 20+ years. More and more people seem to be pouring money into stock index funds in hope that future returns would be as good as they ...
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Why do SEC offering circulars say "X Corp is not legally related to X Inc"

Reviewing this offering circular: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1786471/000119312522234216/d283521d253g2.htm - it includes the following language: In this Offering Circular, the term “...
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How does a company’s potential market cap affect share price?

As I understand it, market cap is the perceived worth of a company to the market. It’s derived from share price and shares outstanding, and I’m curious if it can be correlated to what share price a ...
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Why did this company's net income significantly increase in 3rd quarter in 2020?

This is quarterly income statement for this company: I want to know why this company's 3rd quarterly income increased from -4 to 896. and how do I find out about the answer? Thank you in advance.
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Investments for Higher Expected Returns

In general, investments carrying more risk and volatility provide higher expected returns than those with lower risk and volatility. A 1-year T-note will provide a guaranteed return of 2.6%, slightly ...
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How to hire a professional for managing $5 million and above?

I need to hire a professional for managing an investment of $5 million and above. The goal of the investment is growth and wealth protection. I would like to hire a professional that I can fully ...
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Is it smart to take OSAP student loan right now?

I am going to grad school in Canada this September and have a chance to borrow ~$15000 at a rate of prime+1% (provincial loan) and prime+2.5% (federal). I would guess the 15000 is split 50-50 between ...
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Living in my own rental property

I've come to understand that owning a townhome/duplex and living in it while others are also renting from you isn't as sexy as it may seem at first glance. Over and over again I get this from friends ...
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What are my options if an investment that is too good to be true goes bad?

I am pondering on whether I should pursue this investment. I have a guy who wants me to invest only $1,000 dollars with a contract that I'm guaranteed 600% ($6,000) the same year, no questions asked. ...
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How to deal with Cryptocurrencies? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but I figured I'd post here since it's for questions about Money and Investing. Lately I've been looking at cryptocurrencies and I want to speculate ...
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What are "G-secs"?

I am having a slight trouble in understanding this. I seriously do not know what it means by "G-secs". I have heard this word in the article posted below. What does it mean when someone says ...
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How could the earnings come from debt, what does the author mean here?

I'm reading The Intelligent Investor and quote: In sum it appears that a significant part of the 11% being earned on corporate equities as a whole is accomplished by the use of a large amount of new ...
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Why is YTW (Yield-to-Worst) not available for some callable bonds?

E.g., I am looking at 67765QDG8 ("Oh St Wtr Dev Auth REV 5% 06/01/2023") on Schwab. It is callable but the yield to worse isn't indicated: Bond details: https://i.sstatic.net/GNt20.jpg (&...
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Why did most biotech equities lose value on October 6, 2020? [closed]

I noticed that in the first hours of NYSE trading on October 6, 2020, stock prices for most biotech companies went down. Examples include: ABBV, BIIB, BMRN, BMY, BSGM, GILD, GSK, LLY, NBIX, PFE, et al....
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Are there any downside in investing in a municipal money fund instead of purchasing municipal bonds assuming the money fund's yield > muni bond yield?

I wonder whether there exists any downsides in investing in a municipal money fund instead of purchasing municipal bond, assuming the money fund's yield (tax-free) is higher than the muni bond yield (...
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How are ETFs, especially actively-managed ETFs, taxed when changing their portfolio?

For example, let's assume some ETF sell their 1k USD position in stock A, purchase 1k USD of stock B, and sell it two months after. How would this ETF be taxed and how does this impact the investors ...
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Three black crows followed by a three inside up in an uptrend [closed]

I am new to stock trading and is interested in reading trends. Recently, I looked at ANTM with a three black crows trend followed by a three inside up trend on an uptrend. From what I have learned, ...
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Financial advisor is outperforming Vg LifeStrategy 80. Should I keep him?

My financial advisor has my money invested in a range of actively managed funds. In 4 years since July 2011, the portfolio he has created has gained about 50%, while LS 80 Acc has gained about 40%, ...
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How to access the Expert Market as a US citizen?

Supposedly, it's possible to access the Expert Market through full service brokers. However, they require large active accounts trading frequently. I hear Questrade allows any Canadian to for cheap, ...
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How does a motif from Motifinvesting work?

I wondering if anyone here have experience with buying motifs that motifinvesting offers. They are like customization etfs up to 30 different stocks. The minimum requirement to buy a motif is $250. ...
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Borrowing money and then investing it -- smart or nart?

I don't intend to be honest with the lender with what I plan to do, but I seek to borrow ~$250,000.00 with zero collateral and use that in high-yield investing to bank around 10-12% back a year, which ...
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How to best make 100k EUR from 20k EUR within in 18 months [closed]

We will need around 100000 EUR by the end of 2021. We are willing to invest 20000 EUR. So how would we quintuple our funds within 18 months? We are aware that this is a high-risk undertaking and that ...
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How to convince the investors without actually revealing the idea in the first place? [closed]

Let's say I've developed an application and it's all done; nevertheless, it still needs supporting resources and a good marketing and all the other matters that are required for a success; but, I don'...
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What are some 401K alternatives?

If your employer offers a 401K, but you do not like their investment options and fees, what are your alternatives? I know there are Traditional and Roth IRAs. But if your income is too high to ...
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Purpose/benefits of having a large investment portfolio?

I wonder what the real hype is over having a big investment portfolio. I'm not talking about just simply a giant mix of assets, but a big 💰💰💰 portfolio -- purely the overall worth of it. I have ...
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If you buy asset in one country that is 2/3 owned by an investor in another country, what currency do you pay in?

I'm in the US. I want to acquire a UK-registered firm that is 2/3 owned by foreign investors. The UK firm is private. What currency must I use to make the purchase? Where is it written that this is ...
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How much may a 30x increase in SpaceX revenue increase SpaceX stock value? [closed]

I know there is no exact answer to this, but I wonder if one of you readers with experience or education in these sorts financial things could depict what a reasonable outcome could be for SpaceX ...
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What is a share, really? [closed]

According to wikipedia, a share is defined as follows: A single share of the stock represents fractional ownership of the corporation in proportion to the total number of shares. This typically ...
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Stock market fluctuations and when to sell out [duplicate]

I recently bought a medical marijuana stock at its lowest point. It is estimated that it will reach a high price by 2023. How can I know for sure when to sell out?
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Why does buying Treasury bonds on the secondary market make it easier to sell Treasury bonds at a later date?

I read: Buying on the secondary market also makes it easier to sell Treasury bonds at a later date. Why does buying Treasury bonds on the secondary market make it easier to sell Treasury bonds at a ...
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Do I need to invest to become millionaire?

Refering to this question: Can saving investing 15% of your incoming start 25 likely make you a millionaire In France the highest rate I can find is about 2%, with special conditions, while the post ...
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