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How to estimate the profitability and risk of investing in rental properties?

There was a recent question, Is it a good idea, to buy a flat with a loan, whilst using the rent to pay it off?, which was closed due to asking opinion-based advice. However, the question can be ...
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How are net income and yield calculated for margin trading?

You have purchased 150 shares at 10 each. You expect to sell these at 15 each. You only managed to sell 100. Out of your initial purchase price, 400$ were borrowed. Brokerage fee= 2% for the ...
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When should one book profit in investing? [closed]

I would like to know if there is any theory/strategy behind booking profits when it comes to investing? Many times I have observed the stocks rallied 20-40% in the span of 2-4 months. Since I am ...
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Calculate Markup Percentage From Margin Percentage

Well this is embarrassing, but if I'm aiming to sell a product for e.g. 30% Gross Profit, how do you calculate the markup percentage for it (e.g. 43%), in plain excel formula, taking the GP as an ...
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I am 21 years old and I wish to invest my $15.000 of savings but don't know how to [duplicate]

I have been working for a while now and I realized that I have saved a moderated sum of money that I wish to invest and eventually make it grow. But, it happens that I am new to investment. I ...
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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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Looking for proper terms to differentiate profits

Imagine you’ve invested $1000 into 10 different stocks ($100 for each). One of them grown +50% and you sold it. +50% is ROI, right? And 50% from $100 = $50 which is 5% of the total stack size. What’s ...
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How should I calculate my shares?

Here's context for my question : note that this is a hypothetical I live in Belgium, Europe (if that is any relevant). I own 50% of the company I work in (as a manager). I've been working here 3 ...
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Gnucash: Keeping track of sales and expenses for a specific craft show

My wife is an artist, and is beginning to do craft shows. I want to be able to track the profitability for each show by collecting expenses and sales. Expenses can occur up to a year in advance of the ...
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Paying off with cash or paying off through interest income [duplicate]

I was wondering if I have some cash in-hand which pays me an interest component that can pay off the home in 8 years, I invest in a property in country like India where I get 6% (at least as of today) ...
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How and where should invest poor country's employee to get $1 million in 20 years [closed]

In the poor country, an employee has ~$300 monthly salary and $200 monthly is enough not to die from the hunger. How to use remaining $100 to get rid of his poverty and to start having $2000-$5000 ...
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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 ...
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Are reinvested profits still “profits”?

Let's say I run a restaurant for a quarter and the cost of a served meal includes the ingredients, service labor, and utilities and monthly mortgage payment for the restaurant building, totaling $8.40....
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If stocks are all supply/demand, what figures are reliable for profit predictions? [duplicate]

I've been told that stock/share value is 100% controller by supply/demand -- nothing more/less. Financial history of the company is supposedly zilch -- so is any profitability/etc. Basically, ...
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In this financial table what is the profit margin value?

This table comes from FAME database of information on companies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Looking at profit margins of Apple Inc. in the UK the values hover just around 1%. Is this a typo or ...
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Where can publicly traded profits go but to shareholders via dividends?

Some companies don't pay dividends. Some companies accumulate money like the offshore "exiled" or expatriated cash piles of the likes of Apple and friends. So I suppose that corporate profits can be ...
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Will progressively investing with moderate-to-high risk help secure a future? [closed]

I'm looking to slowly invest and bring up a moderate-to-risky portfolio that's expected to be rebalanced by myself. I don't consider myself a day trader, but will consider making frequent limit-buys ...
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How profit margin can be higher than operating margin?

I was looking at fundamentals for SalesForce (CRM) and noticed that their profit margin higher than operating margin: Profitability Profit Margin 1.48% Operating Margin (ttm) 0.21% In my ...
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Forex trading gone wrong?

I started forex trading a month ago and profits are like very high, I went from 120$ to 2500$! And I am finding it quite easy actually.. People everywhere are saying 90% traders fail etc etc so what ...
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Calculating profits for a private fund

I'm running a small private mini-fund with and for a small group of friends. We pool the money and I use it to trade securities on all our behalf. Profits/losses are realised both from capital gains ...
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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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Does a stock holder profit from a reverse-stock split?

I noticed today, that a couple of the top gainers in the NYSE and the NASDAQ had reverse stock splits yesterday. SGY and DZSI show gains of ~300% and ~400% respectively. Each is associated with a 5 ...
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Is investing a catch 22 for the rich and poor? [closed]

Say I can only afford $100 to put in volatile options per week. I can only build a 5K portfolio per year. I cannot pour that amount in because Billy, my other personality, can invest 500K all at once. ...
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Should one invest in smaller valued shares in higher amounts, or higher valued shares in smaller amounts?

For example, would one be wise to start off with the big guns (like Google, which has shares worth north of $800 U.S.D.) -- or start with the babies (like Monster, Fox, or any others worth < $100)? ...
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Are stock investments less favorable for the smaller investor? [closed]

I believe it's a basic sense of math: more in, more out; less in, less out. If the little guy can't put as much in, he'll get not as much out; if the big guy puts much more in, he could get much more ...
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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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Are marijuana based investments promising, or just another scam?

I have seen countless websites, ads, and have had people trying to sell the idea of investing money in to so-called "lucrative" Cannabis/marijuana stocks. The idea here is that marijuana is a growing ...
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Are social media accounts (e.g. YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) considered assets? [closed]

I thought this would be a relevant question to ask here. I saw other similar questions where it was made clear that things like websites and domains are assets and can be worth huge sums of money. ...
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Is a website/domain name an asset or a liability?

To what extent can one consider a domain name and/or website to be an asset vs. liability? Clearly the people who have websites that do make big profits off of them consider them to be valuable, ...
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Spending wisely & Strategies for earning more money: Where/how to find the value of a service? [closed]

What methods are good to use to intelligently evaluate the value of any given service? How is service price created in the mind(s) of the servicer(s)?
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Profiting on selling physical stocks?

My dad gave me a share of Disney a few years back. The price of a Disney share has barely changed since then, but I'm wondering if I can sell the physical share for more than on an exchange. For ...
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Sell a domain name with equity contracts?

I have a few domain names I want to sell. Because some of them have an extremely high potential to earn the buyer big money when turned into a prosperous, profitable business, I've thought about ...
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Why diversify stocks/investments?

I always hear people telling me things like: Diversifying your stock/investment portfolios helps ensure more profits/success. It's common to diversify portfolios (usually this is said with no ...
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Using Marine Traffic (AIS) to make stock picks?

I don't know anything about Gnuais, but satellite and terrestrial ship tracking? It's all over the place. https://www.ihs.com/products/ais-live-ship-tracker.html (just one example; there are many ...
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Is it financially advantageous and safe to rent out my personal car?

Recently, I have found a job in Downtown Montreal, Canada. I also live in downtown and my new job is a couple of blocks away from my apartment. Hence, it's getting expensive to keep my car. I have to ...
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How to increase chances of profiting from a pyramid scheme/multi-level marketing? [closed]

I know that the top of the pyramid is where 99% of the money is, but some people below are still motivated enough to continue with lower income. Depending on how much money the pyramid makes, I'd ...
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What's the appeal of dividends in investing? [duplicate]

All company shares payout very small amounts in dividends. What is the big interest for an investor to spend tens of thousands of dollars in stocks to possibly earn maybe $1,000 per year or so in ...
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Does investing more money into stocks increase chances of profit?

Assume someone wanted to invest in stocks for the sole purpose of profiting as soon as possible. Given the risky nature of stocks, would investing bigger amounts of money increase the chances of more ...
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Why do some institutions offer what seems like illogically high interest rates?

In the UK at the moment there is a company, Milestone Savings, which is offering a 5 year bond with 3.2% interest. You have to deposit £10,000 - and presumably to get the 3.2% have to keep this in ...
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Can I make money from the mortgage?

I have this question: Let's say I bought a house for $100k. Now after 5 years the value of the house went up from $100k to $150k. Can I go to the bank and ask for the additional $50k added to the ...
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Are there any methods to calculate the % of position size to cover my profits based on achieving expected returns and thereafter?

Perhaps modifying Kelly Criterion to gauge the % of bet size to cover and adjusting to a new expected value? I want to let my profits run without exiting the trade prematurely. (or should I just ...
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How can a soon-to-expire lease at a low rate ruin a business’s profit margins?

Source: p 335, Investing For Canadians For Dummies, 3 Ed (2009) by Tony Martin, Eric Tyson If the company leases its space, what does the lease contract say? ¿ A soon-to-expire lease at a low ...
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How does Fidelity make money off me?

I have an IRA account with Fidelity which I use to buy a handful of Fidelity mutual funds. Since they are Fidelity mutual funds, Fidelity does not charge commission on them. So how then does ...
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How does a portfolio of long stocks and short futures generate profits

When a portfolio manager goes long a basket of stocks (that make up an index) and hedges his market risk by shorting the corresponding index future, what is his source of potential profit? He cannot ...
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Calculation, timing, and taxes related to profit distribution of an S-corp?

My life partner and I opened an S corporation at the start of 2015. My life partner will be employed by the S-corp and we've established a reasonable salary for him. I won't be employed by the S-corp, ...
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Is there any real purpose in purchasing bonds?

I am new to investing, for the most part, and I have learned a decent amount about how bonds work. What I wish to know more of is simple: Is there any real profit to it, and is it worth it? From the ...
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How to calculate taxes for an online business?

I am presently contemplating a small start-up online and am looking into the various pitfalls before getting too invested into it. The website might be hosted on servers in Europe or the US and I ...
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How could a company survive just on operations cash flow, i.e. no earnings?

Is this statement true? A company can usually survive for a time without earnings as long as cash flow from operations covers expenses and provides funds for growth. Doesn't operations profit ...
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Rupee Cost Averaging (SIP) vs. Value Cost Averaging (VIP) in mutual funds?

Which one is a better option while investing in mutual funds? I think that investment via VIP would work only if the investment is target oriented, and if calculated manually.