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Comparison of expected returns from index funds and single shares

I shall start by saying I know little about markets, investing or gambling, but I do know a little bit about probability. This question is prompted by comments to this question, such as "As a ...
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Is a 100% bond allocation wise for people who cannot handle stock market fluctuations?

Consider a person who constantly worries about stock prices, and has a history of severe panic during stock market crashes. This person also happens to hold a diversified portfolio of investment-grade ...
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Health insurance for psychological Skype consultations

I consult with an overseas psychologist via Skype. My current BCBS health insurance pays 80% when I visit my US psychologist. I don't know how to make the international health insurance since this is ...
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Why are some long term investors so concerned about their entry price?

A long term investor is usually defined as someone who enters an investment for, say, 10, 20, 30 years or more. Generally they buy an investment to help meet a certain objective in their lives (e.g. ...
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Is it normal to think of money in different "contexts"?

I find that my opinions on money are very different depending on the context. For example - I've got about $60,000 in my stock portfolio, so that fluctuates considerably (anywhere between several ...
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How to budget or gain control of daily spending if suffering from OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)?

I want to get better at saving money as I am a spendthrift. I am not always able to control myself since I suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I am not able to spend money wisely since ...
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Are stock prices purely (or mostly) only based on human action?

Are stocks directly proportional to supply and demand? If they are, would this mean that stock prices completely depend on HOW the public FEELS/THINKS about the stock instead of what it is actually ...
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