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Questions tagged [investment-strategies]

Discussions about different investment strategies, and their different outcomes.

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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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Where should a young person living in Switzerland invest their money?

I am an 18 years old student living in Switzerland, doing my apprenticeship as a software developer. In the last few years I saved around 10'000 francs and instead of buying a car I thought to invest ...
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Risk to buy Equity in a new company which is not listing in stock market? [closed]

I want to invest in a company registered in India but I don't want to be involved in the management or operations. I just want my dividend, if any. What will happen if the company commits fraud or ...
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Arbitrage on Libor rate and Swap rate

I must be wrong here, but still want to know where I am wrong. I found the data of Libor rate and swap rate from this link: http://www.interestrateswapstoday.com/libor-rates.html At the time, I read ...
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How do I choose between a sponsored or unsponsored ADR?

I understand the difference between the two, but in which cases would I choose sponsored over unsponsored, and vice versa? I guess a pros/cons analysis is what I'm looking for here. For example, ...
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Does 529 help with no intention to attend college?

QUESTION: Is it better to make a long-term investment in a 529 account or a post-tax account? Assume the terminal use of funds is not a qualified expense. What is the right way to do this analysis? ...
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Does ROE project future returns?

Let's say I have $10,000 to invest and I want to invest all of that money in Apple Inc. (AAPL). Just for the sake of argument, looking at Apple's ROE for as far as 2008, I realize it almost never ...
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What investment strategy is currently being hawked on FM radio commercials?

I've heard similar radio commercials in multiple states now. A guy says he can teach you how to invest where you'll "get the full return in the good years, but be protected from crashes" (paraphrased)....
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Is it a good idea for a 21 year old engineer (or similar) with some lump sum of money and good income to invest? [duplicate]

I am fresh out of university and landed a good graduate job with a decent acceptance bonus. I would like to start investing and not lose any time in doing so, however, it can be intimidating to not ...
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Is investing getting harder?

I've often heard that to make irregular rates of return in the markets, one has to accomplish two things: 1) Bet against the consensus. 2) Be right. This makes sense - roughly speaking. Given that ...
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How to invest in art? [closed]

What are the ways people can/do people invest in art? Or what strategies are there? In company investment, off the top of my head, you can: Invest in index/managed funds Invest in start ups/rising ...
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Waiting to buy the right property: where should I put my money in the interim?

I sold my property and I have moved back to the UK where I plan to buy property in London. The market is currently declining due to uncertainty caused by the Brexit negotiations. I have decided ...
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Profit from a decline in a sector

I know that put options are "safest" bet when anticipating a stock to decline. But what of a sector, say energy, to decline over a long period of time (> 1 year). Are there additional options ...
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Portugal's stock market vs France's stock market [closed]

I am 23 years old and I'm just diving in to the world of investing in stocks and funds. I wonder if it would be worthwhile to invest in French stocks. My father has invested for about 15 years and ...
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Is is good/bad to invest in too many mutual funds at a time?

I am currently investing in 12 mutual funds. 10 out of them are through SIP. Just to make it clear, SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) means buying units of mutual fund each month (or quarterly/yearly) ...
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Do mutual funds book profit?

While directly trading in equity i.e. bypassing mutual fund, a common strategy is to book a profit when market is up and accumulate when market is down. Mutual funds buy and sell in bulk. But, does ...
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Vegan hedge (shorting non-vegan, long vegan)

Edited in response to comments. How could I isolate a bet on veganism? (Assume that most of my wealth is already invested passively in diversified index funds and that for alpha with a different ...
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What strategy to use if I want to sell a stock, and have a lot of time

Let's say I have some securities (stock/bond/index/etc..) that I want to sell in the near future, but it's not urgent to me, and I can wait for a few weeks if it will help me to maximize the profit. ...
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Profit reached faster then expected, what are good sell / hold heuristics?

End of January I got my feet wet into a position and added to that same positions after noticing it was doing well 3 months after. 8 months into holding the value went up by 40%+ (no major news ...
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Day trade one stock per day during one week

I was thinking in ways to make money by trading stocks and one strategy I am considering to test is the following: Every week select one stock based on some type of analysis and trade it daily, ...
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Why is investing in China higher risk than Europe?

This is a fund of Asian tech companies mostly in China. https://select.bestinvest.co.uk/fund-factsheets/fidinemp/fidelity-index-emerging-markets-p/inc#Portfolio and this is a mix of EU investments ...
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How can I figure what fraction of college savings should be in my name vs. my child's name?

I am saving for kids' college expenses and heard (somewhere?) that one's expected contribution for college will be calculated at 100% of the child's assets and 7% of the parents' assets. (I believe it ...
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Investment strategies for an 17/18 year old

Background: I am 17 years old, finishing school and turning 18 in 3/4 years. I'm planning on going to college/university directly after school. I have a private Giro with ~1000€ (0.2% interest) and a ...
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Can a non-profit company make profit? [closed]

My cousin suggested a startup idea to me, I suggested that he could make it a non-profit since it fits all the requirements of an non-profit company and it would be much easier for him to get ...
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Partial investment in a home

Are there well defined ways to purchase stock in a home rather than taking a loan our on the home? For example, imagine I wish to own a home, rather than taking a loan, I find person or business A ...
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safe investment for elderly

I'm helping with choosing investments for an elderly person. They just want to park their money and not be in the market, so something relatively safe for somebody in their nineties. They aren't ...
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When stock falls, wait until it rises for not losing money?

If you buy some stocks and the market prices plummet, does it make any sense to hold the stocks just to see if it goes up again, so you don't lose money? The only advantage I can think of is ...
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Would compound interest work better if all my accounts were combined into one?

My wife and I currently have three retirement accounts from different jobs. The only one currently getting paid into is my TSP account. Would we realize better gains if we combined the other two ...
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Borrowing money from 401k to put into another vehicle

About 15-20 years ago (so late 90s-ish), I had some extra money (a few thousand US dollars) that I was considering putting into a short term investment to at least keep pace with inflation. Something ...
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Home Loan Saver Account

Which one will be better to clear off the home loan ASAP : Paying monthly extra pre-payment Putting pre-payment amount in an Home-loan-saver-account Putting pre-payment amount in SIP/Mutual Fund for ...
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What happens if everyone buys S&P 500 index funds? [closed]

This question came up after reading the question Why isn't everybody rich?, which asks why so many people aren't "rich" when there's such a simple strategy to get there (cut spendings and invest ...
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Is this mixed annuity (part savings and part mutual fund) legitimate?

I heard about a type of annuity where some money is invested (I believe into the S&P 500) and other money is put into something like a CD. The contributor controls how much goes into the mutual ...
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What's a reasonable expected profit on day trading with usd 50,000 initial outlay? [closed]

How much profit can I expect in the Indian day trading market with initial outlay of USD 50,000 to be considered as a moderately successful day trader?
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How to invest with broker that will still be around in 40 years?

I am fairly young (late twenties), but would like in invest in an index fund or ETF. I will be investing around 700 Euros per month and plan to do so for the next 40 years or so. What happens if I ...
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How to ask investment for one saas product of many? [closed]

I have a company that will have many saas products under it . For now if I ask investment, do I have to offer equity of company just for that one product? Is there a way I can offer equity of just ...
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Best Investment Option? [duplicate]

I am 25 years old, employer matches $2,000 a year into 401k. I am putting in close to $4,000 a year. What is best route to go at my age for investments? Blended or stock? High risk or low risk? Any ...
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Roth IRA one year, Traditional IRA another. Sound strategy?

Much of what I've read in the decision between Roth Vs Traditional IRA (simplified) comes down to "depends on your tax situation now & at retirement." So my question is would it be a wise ...
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Savings advice for a 16 year old with £20,000 - convicing my parents that investing this into a property is a bad idea

My younger brother runs a small yet lucrative business in his free time. He has accumulated around £20k in a very short time. My mother wants him to put this money into buying a property, i.e: a ...
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Are social/responsible stock funds pointless? [duplicate]

The ESG funds are becoming more and more popular. (ESG = Environmental, Social and Governance). But I am wondering if it makes sense for stock funds? If you buy a stock fund, the only consequence is ...
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Where is the best place to ask question on US and UK share dealings for newbies? [closed]

I am new to investing. I am reading through the investing for dummies, reading up on terminology and reading forums on shares I am interested in and have shares in. I have started dabbling before ...
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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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Low income level investing - most promising option to start out? [duplicate]

I grew up really poor, my parents were terrible with money and I want to make sure now that I have a family of my own that I don't follow the same path and leave nothing but a life of hard work and ...
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What causes Cryptocurrencies to Exhibit Similar Long Term Behaviour? [closed]

I am developing a cryptocurrency pairs trading strategy. To identify suitable pairs to trade, I looped through thousands of cryptos and tested whether they behaved similarly in the long-run (i.e., ...
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Strategy for investing in ETFs with high brokerage fee

I've been investing in ETFs according to my strategy for almost a year; everything looks good but one thing bothers me. My local stock exchange offers only three ETFs (tracking S&P, DAX and WIG20)....
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Finding the most profitable strategy in hindsight

Is it possible to calculate (in a reasonable amount of time) the maximum profit, and strategy you could have used for history data? So for example buy day 1, sell day 10, buy again day 15, sell day ...
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Loan up to 22k, what to do?

I am a student who recently started working and have a salary of roughly 1.2k euros per month, most of which goes to savings because I live with my parents. Due to my salary, my bank offers me a loan ...
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Santander investment platform [closed]

Santander (the bank) offer an 'investment platform', where you can invest in various funds (albeit, a limited range) for a management fee. Is this a reasonable provider to use? What are the pros and ...
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Which is the Best digital currency to invest for long time? [closed]

I am very much interested to invest in Ripple coin but i don't know how to invest , and Which is preferable is there any idea about it.and also i am from india So i have lot of doubts regarding ...
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Should I take home a profit which is a large part of my equity? [closed]

At my account with my trading platform I have about 10 000 USD in balance and about 17 000 in Equity and an outstanding profit of about 6000 USD. Is it better to sell and take home half the profit now ...
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Is there any advantage or strategy in buying/investing shares of many companies spread-out vs. fewer/more selective ones all-in?

For those seeking high risk and trying to capitalize on rising stock prices -- specifically the potential for sky-rocketing prices (like shares ten-fold or higher within 1 year) -- would one have ...