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What are the benefits and disadvantages of investing $60-70K in the following methods?

I have $60-70K that I'm planning on investing in stocks/ETFs/funds. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of investing this amount of money with a human financial advisor vs an automated "...
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How should I pick an Investment account?

I have recently managed to secure a graduate job and I started think about investing part of my income. I am at the start of my career so I would probably be able to invest around 600/month. I ...
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Investment time horizon: When is it acceptable to withdraw money from investments?

I have received a windfall of 300K dollars. I am 23, have no debt, college educated. I want to have a mini retirement when I am ~40 years old. I plan on managing a diversified portfolio of index ...
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Rebalance or just change allocation of next purchase?

My portfolio only has 3 ETF funds (emerging markets, S&P and STOXX 600). I do not pay any commissions on purchases over 500€ and I usually buy 2000€/month. Since I don't have any costs to buy ...
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Why values within a “Style Box” are discrete and not continuous?

Style Boxes map financial products on a two axes diagram, but instead of using continuous values for the axes, they use discrete values (small/medium/large, value/blend/growth, etc.). (source) How ...
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Any financial advantage of a human portfolio manager over a robo-advisor?

It has been shown time and again that markets are unpredictable and that a buy-and-hold strategy is advantageous ("A random walk down wallstreet" / Malkiel, and many others). Moreover, newer and newer ...
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Where can I find the European equivalent ETFs from a USD superdiversified 10 ETFs portfolio

I have been using this superdiversified 10 ETFs portfolio. To lower the risk it's composed from stocks and bonds across the globe and includes some commodities. Being in USD currency and the Euro ...
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Auto balancing portfolio through new purchases

I'd like to have an investment portfolio with a few items, each having a target proportion (e.g. I want to have stocks of Apple and the total value of those should be 25% of my portfolio's total worth)...
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To rebalance or not to rebalance

I have not been able to understand the concept of rebalancing in investing. To me it's a form of the gambler's fallacy. Let: s_n = stock price at time n s_{n+1} = stock price at time n+1 E[x] is ...
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What is this fund?

I have a 401k account with Fidelity consisting of various funds. For whatever reason Fidelity will display today's +/- % for each ticker symbol, but it does not display overall growth since purchase. ...
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Where are Bogleheadian World ETFs or Index funds?

The term bogleheadian is a bit ambiguous term but its simplification means low-cost, diversified, tax-efficient -- solutions. The slant is ETFs or index funds. William Bernstein wrote in some of his ...
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What to sell when your financial needs change, stocks or bonds?

Say I have a portfolio composed of 80% index funds, and 20% bonds. This portfolio was created under the assumption I would have a relatively large income, and wouldn't need to withdraw any funds for a ...
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How to calculate the return over a period from daily returns?

If I have daily returns of my portfolio over a period (let's say January to December), how do I calculate the total return over the period or per month? What I did now is the following: Calculate ...
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Tracking Equity Portfolio on Morningstar

I am tracking my equity portfoilio using morningstar. However, roughly once a month my platform sells of some of my holdings to pay for platform fees. How can I log this information into morningstar ...
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What should I invest with a spare $5000

Some background info: 23 years old, still schooling in university I have emergency funds, health insurance, 0 debt (Except yearly insurance payments) I am not looking to start into index ETFs as I ...
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Is portfolio beta truly just the weighted average of stock betas? If so, is there a way to distinguish betas based on composition?

For instance, assume you have three portfolios. Portfolio A is 100% invested in a market index with β=1. Portfolio B is a 50/50 mix of two stocks (Stock A β=1.5 and Stock B β=0.5). The weighted ...
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How to Calculate Profit and Loss for trading position?

On my homework problem. I have this scenario below: 12/10/2010 - Long Position in a stock of 800 shares at $4.5 per share. 12/10/2010 - Long Position in the same stock of 200 shares at $4.55 per ...
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What's the best online tool that can track my entire portfolio including gains/losses? [closed]

My broker does a great job of keeping my positions current but has really bad views/reports while other sites do a great job of tracking gains/loss and other reports but they don't keep track of ...
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What is a typical investment portfolio made up of?

I understand the idea behind an investment portfolio (investing one's money in diverse ways), but I'm not sure where to begin. I have a 401k with my current employer and a savings account at a bank, ...
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Return on Portfolio from P&L

Given a set of unrealized, realized and total P&L on my portfolio, how do I calculate the daily return on the portfolio?
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Unrealized Profit & Loss for Non-Stock Securities

I have several records of various transaction types (buy, long, short, cover...) on various asset types (stocks, bonds, options, futures...). I am looking for a way to calculate the unrealized P&...
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$1.44 million in holdings: Help my non-retired, 80-year-old dad invest it [closed]

tl;dr   My 70'ish mother and 80-year-old, non-retired father have combined holdings of ~$1.44 million, haphazardly scattered over a number of instruments; help me help them design an ...
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As a 22-year-old, how risky should I be with my 401(k) investments?

As a 22 year old guy, how should I plan my financial life regarding my 401(k) investments? How much risk should I be taking? Also, is it a good idea to invest in a dynamic portfolio with smart beta ...
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How to rebalance a portfolio without moving money into losing investments

I've read a number of conflicting opinions on whether portfolio rebalancing is a good idea. The question of whether rebalancing is a good idea has been addressed in some questions here, too, such as ...
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standard deviation in long-short portfolio?

I have a simple question though confusing. Does it make sense that the annualized standard deviation of a long-short portfolio is higher than the long leg and the short leg (separately)?
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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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Should I re-allocate my portfolio now or let it balance out over time?

My grandparents have been buying me shares of Home Depot stock for years, and these shares were transferred to me once I graduated college. Currently I have 62 shares of HD, and 4 shares of JNJ (which ...
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Correct term for describing how “interesting” a stock is to buy

When I decide what stocks to place in my portfolio I do a series of technical and fundamental analyses and during each one I give stocks different numbers of "points", and I basically go for the ones ...
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Portfolio diversification for the long run

I have often heard the phrase "nobody beats the index" which made me wonder why so many people, that invest for the long term (say 20-25 years), diversify their positions so much? Why wouldn't ...
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Possible Risks of Publicizing Personal Stock Portfolio

I have been investing in the stock market on a small-to-medium sized personal account for several years now, and I am considering making my investment history publicly available online. My question ...
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What are the possible metrics for evaluating annual performance of a portfolio?

I have been buying stocks and mutual funds in non-US market for about 5 years or so. I have been using the portfolio tracker from Investment Moat for a while, which the tool lets me know whether I am ...
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When the market crashes, should I sell bonds and buy equities for the inevitable recovery? [closed]

I'm told that for my age, I should have about 1/3 of my portfolio in bonds and 2/3 in equities. Suppose I implement that with this portfolio: 100k of SPY 100k of IWM 100k of TLT Now suppose that ...
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What is the difference between fund and portfolio?

I am new to the finance world, and I keep hearing fund and portfolio. What is the meaning of these words and how are they related? Can someone please explain with examples? Is there any difference ...
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How to rebalance a passive portfolio if I speculate a war is coming? [closed]

Is there a theory about what typically happens to some markets when a country goes to war? If yes, should a passive portfolio be rebalanced accordingly? For example industrial metals.
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Cash or Bonds (UK)

I'm currently making my way through Benjamin Graham's book. He mentions that ± %25 of assets should be held in either cash or bonds. Could someone clarify the government bonds situation in the UK? Is ...
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Finding Annualized Mean and Standard Deviation For Portfolio

Say I'm looking at the monthly investment returns of 3 funds: Date Index 1 Index 2 Index 3 7/1/2012 0.19% 1.10% 0.26% 8/1/2012 -0.13% 0.22% 0.13% 9/1/2012 -0.11% -0.12% 0.27%...
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Estimating monthly contributions required to save up to a sum within a year using index funds and bond funds

I'm saving up to pay off a sum of money ($86,000) in about the next year using some index and bond funds through Vanguard in a taxable account. The portfolio for this account is balanced at 40% VFTSX, ...
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Moving from Google Finance to Yahoo Finance

I have used Google Finance for ages and used to like their interface. I also liked that I'd have easy access to their dashboard from my Google Home page. I put my transactions in there and it seems ...
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How can I optimise a portfolio of traditional & alternative assets?

Standard risk optimisation of a traditional assets (like stocks and bonds) is pretty straight forward, I have been optimising and backtesting a stock, bond & REIT portfolio on Swanest. I am ...
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I want two entries for same share in google portfolio

I want to add (and edit occasionally) two separate entries for the same share (with same symbol) in my google portfolio. That is, I want to have ISA and non-ISA holdings of same shares in one ...
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How should residents of smaller economies allocate their portfolio between domestic and foreign assets?

Investment advice is often written from the perspective of a large domestic economy, where global effects have less impact. I live in Australia, where GDP is $1.13 trillion and our stock exchange has ...
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Government or Corporate Bond?

I understand investment is about risk and reward - including risk management of course. I'm trying to build a personal portfolio for growth and or regular income for the next 10-20 years. I'm trying ...
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Unmarried couple, should we open a joint investment account or separate accounts?

My partner and I are unmarried and will be remaining that way. We want to finally start an investment portfolio and taking advantage of things like IRAs etc. I will be managing the portfolio(s) for ...
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How often should one's retirement portfolio be adjusted (rebalanced), and how?

I'm opening my Roth IRA Account. My question is: How often should I adjust my portfolio? I know this depends on a variety of factors: I'm 23, plan to retire when I'm in my 60s (or at least withdraw ...
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How can I retrieve any weights from the portfolio on the EF?

Efficient Frontier image In an efficient frontier build with sample moments, I'd like to retrieve weights from any portfolio on the efficient frontier knowing only the standard deviation and the ...
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Asset allocation software: Application or tool to help me rebalance my investment portfolio? [closed]

I'm looking for an application that can help me rebalance my investment portfolio. I'm not looking for something that will suggest percentages for each asset class. I'm looking for something that, ...
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Simple tool for running what-if analysis on a set of ticker symbols?

There are a lot of heavy-duty portfolio analysis tools out there, but what I'm looking for is (I think) much simpler. I simply want to: Enter a ticker symbol (could be mutual fund or ETF), along with ...
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How does investment on goods impact the risk of portfolio?

I really need good references to see what the impact of SRI (socially responsible investment) is on the portfolio risk. I have searched through a lot of books but nothing I found. Can you please give ...
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How do you calculate the annualised return of your portfolio from the annualised returns of each of your funds?

I've invested in a number of mutual funds, and I've calculated the annualised return of each of them, using a spreadsheet (and the xirr function). I want to calculate the annualised return of the ...
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What fraction of one's portfolio is safe to invest in a single mutual fund?

Is there a limit on the fraction of one's portfolio that is safe to invest in a single mutual fund? The risks I'm concerned about are the fund manager making bad decisions and the fund not generating ...