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How do I evaluate investment policy options rolled out by different companies

I am a techie who has started to learn about investments very recently. A friend of mine who is an agent that sells investment policies has been suggesting different policies for me to purchase. At ...
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What are the options to beat the returns of an index fund, taking more risk?

I am young, and will start my career in about three years. I do NOT live nor have any intention of ever moving to the United States, and I will probably be based in Europe for my career and after (...
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Do all major indexes make sense for regular passive investment?

There are articles that say "buying" an index is a very good approach to investment, that beats most of the active funds. But, looking at the value of FTSE 100 for the past 20 years, it has ...
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If one were to have invested in a 1920 German index fund, when would they have recovered after 1930-40 devaluations?

So I have seen a question recently about safe investments (govt bonds etc), and someone said index funds were safer over a 30 year period, because you would be losing to inflation with the current low ...
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I've heard ETFs have issues for Americans living in the UK - what should I do if I'm looking for similar long-term growth & flexibility?

I am a U.S. citizen living and working in the UK and want to invest some of the income that I currently have sitting in savings. However, my U.S. based income is 0 (I take the Foreign Earned Income ...
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What are expenses that must be kept in mind when investing in the stock market? [closed]

I live in the UK and am gathering information about stock market investment. I am not interested in day trading at this time. I became interested in stocks due to reading about news related to Tesla ...
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Investment choices for 403(b) and 401(k): How to predict future performance?

My wife and I are in our 30s and live in the US. We have several retirement accounts, which include an old 401(k), her current 401(k), and my current 403(b). These 3 all allow us to choose our ...
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How do I know when to quit trading?

I started trading a few months ago, hoping to make even a small profit from the rebound after April. I followed the advice to stick to large, solid companies. I made some profit, but also a lot of ...
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Is it an OK strategy to sell whenever an investment gains value above a threshold?

Let's say I bought 10k worth of stock A and it appreciates to $10,500. Is it OK to sell part of it worth $500 and do this whenever stock appreciates that much? Too often it drops back under $10k if ...
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What are the pros & cons of investing in multiple funds?

I invest in a large 'ethical' fund, that manages around £1b of investments. Now, I make a small monthly contribution to this fund via a Stocks & Shares ISA. Obviously a fund is already spread ...
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Best way to invest as a beginner at 20 year old [duplicate]

I'm 20 year old and I would like to start investing but honestly internet it's full of fake/misleading platform/resources. My budget it's not very big, I would like to start with around 100 euros but ...
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How safe are those online brokers and what to look for?

I am relatively new to the investment world. I know enough about economics & finance and I have bought & sold government bonds through my bank before. I am moving to a new country (Germany) ...
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What percentage of my money should I invest?

I am looking to begin investing some of my money, as I have been fortunate enough thus far to be able to save a decent amount. My trouble is, I don't know how much of it I should invest. I have read a ...
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How To Determine Seller Volume Vs Buyer Voume [duplicate]

Since every trade has a buyer and a seller, I don't understand when people say buyer volume is X or seller volume is Y (if seller volume is different from buyer volume). Where are these numbers coming ...
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How can I weigh profit sharing against STAK/COOP shares?

Currently I work for a company consisting of around 15 people based in Europe. As a full time employee I receive a 1% profit sharing at the end of the year. At the beginning of this year we received ...
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Investment (long-term) plan for an expat [closed]

I want to open an ISA in the UK with Vanguard, however I'm not thinking in staying in this country for the long term (maximum another two/two-and-a-half years). This makes me thing that probably it's ...
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I can't find a desired ETF on the popular UK brokerage firms - how can I find one that does?

If I wanted to put money in a specific ETF, namely ARK invest (ARKK), but it wasn't possible on the top UK brokerage firms - what should I do next? So I looked on hargreaves lansdown, halifax, and 8 ...
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Minimize risk of losing a lot of value for your savings during the corona crisis

Which investment possibilities are there for minimizing the risk that your cash savings (for simplicity let's say 100,000$) will severely lose value during the corona crisis? The focus is on avoiding ...
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What was Graham thinking of leverage? Is it in accordance with the defensive investor profile?

As I am saving money from my first time I want to follow the defensive investor profile Graham defined in the Intelligent investor with the objective of doubling the amount invested before withdrawing ...
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Now that I have all the stocks that respect Graham rules, how should I select the one I want to invest in?

As a preparation to investing, I queried a few APIs to create a list of stocks that respected Graham rules out of 100K tickers on the sales (earnings), assets to liabilities ratio and 10 years ...
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Simple investing strategy for the EU

I have read in some books that a good investment strategy must be simple. Let's assume that this is true. In the case of USA, a simple strategy would be to invest in the S&P 500 or the Wilshire ...
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What are some good platforms & resources to start investing? [closed]

I've been interested in buying and selling stocks/shares for a while, but I don't know which platform to use. There seem to be various options, but it's hard to see which are run by legitimate ...
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Is this the correct way to understand what i have just done

So im quite knew to Investment and Trading and have discovered some applications to start off with...1 of which is Trading212. I decided for obvious reasons to start of with a training account If im ...
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Is the Operating Income or Loss equivalent to Total Revenues for wealthier companies?

I have noticed on yahoo finance that some companies like this one don't have total revenues in their financial table but rather an Operating Income or Loss and a Net Income. Is it the same ? Can I use ...
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How to sell mutual fund shares

I'm currently located in Canada, trying to offload a few hundred mutual fund shares. But in the current market the price fluctuates about 5% per day. My bank requires that same day orders are placed ...
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Why is it a bad idea to combine both active and passive investing strategies?

Common advice given is that if you decide to become an active or passive investor, you should stick with the choice you've made. That you're less likely to be successful if you try to pursue both ...
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First investment opportunity

I've known for years that I need to do some investing of some kind. But I've never been in a position to be able to do it on the level that I'd like to. In fact, right now I probably couldn't even ...
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Taxable brokerage account for retirement?

I'm looking at investing in a taxable brokerage account with the purpose of saving for retirement, as my traditional retirement account options are not available. I'm not quite sure where to start ...
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Can anyone give me an idea about investment scenario in Germany and the services I might need to be better equiped to invest?

I am 24 years old and have recently started working as a software developer in Germany. At the moment I have not commitments for family or kids and I believe this is the right moment for me to ...
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Investing books for the European Union [closed]

I have read 2 books about investing, and they both assume you are US citizen and all the theory and examples they give are about the US market. I have investigated, and I have found that the majority ...
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I don't get the following sentence in The Intelligent Investor book

I'm a newcomer in this "Market thing", and I'm learning from books and videos. I'm currently reading "The Intelligent Investor" and I don't understand the following sentence: In 1925, plowing ...
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Are there Bond ETF’s that don’t go down? [duplicate]

I would like to put some percentage of my money in an investment that only goes up, even if it goes up only by a small amount. One way to do this would be to put my money in a bank account, but I’d ...
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Is Trading 212 fair and legitimate broker for buying ETFs?

I am looking for a way to make an investment into an ETF. Many of the low cost international brokers are unavailable in my country while the local banks have fairly high commissions. I got a ...
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Is putting most of one's one money in dividend ETFs a reasonable long-term strategy?

I'm considering putting most of my savings (about 55,000 €) in an ETF with focus on dividend payments as I want some of the returns accessible to me without having to sell. I'm planning to go with ...
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Where or how to invest short term money

For a short time (about a year or so) I will be able to put away about $2000 a month. I have looked into stocks, played to stock market a while ago and lost a lot of money, yes i was playing in the ...
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Roth IRA vs taxable investment account

I'm new to investing, using M1 Finance, and have been doing some overall research. From what I know, Roth IRA is tax-free income and mostly used as a retirement plan so if I invest in a Roth IRA ...
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How to interpret returns on index funds

I don't quite understand how investing into index funds works, or how to interpret the average historical returns. Let's say that, 10 years ago, I decided to invest $30,000 dollars at the end of each ...
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Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career in Europe? [duplicate]

I'm in my 20's and just starting my career as a data scientist. I live between the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. I have read the answers to this question but it seems to be very US-centered. ...
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Two realtors estimating different price ranges

I'm looking into investing into a specific apartment. It hasn't been publicly listed as for sale yet, I just happen to know the current owner. The owner asked me to do my own research and make him an ...
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Day/swing trading: Making 30 USD per day with 10000 USD capital possible?

Is it possible to make 30 USD per day starting with 10000 USD? How much risk would I have to take to get this return? What knowledge/skills do I need to get this return?
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Advice for an 18 year old about Investing? [duplicate]

I'm currently 18, I already have investments in a variety of conservative mutual funds through the Stash app, however I want to get into actually investing for extra income. I currently have a steady ...
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How to make strategy for diversification between real estate and stocks?

I am living in tier 2 city in India and my father have all investments in real estate in my city. He had brought land earlier(20-25 years ago) when the prices were pretty low. It has given so much ...
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How to contact an investor for a business?

I recently opened a startup and I am preparing a well-crafted presentation of my idea for potential investors. I have to admit that I really don't know how to contact them. Finding them is ...
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If I want to invest as a 19 year old, how should I go about it? [duplicate]

I'm a 19 year old student and I have a part-time job as a programmer. I make 20 euros an hour and I work about 10-15 hours a week, depending on school responsibilities. I earn 800 euros a month, ...
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If the market always goes up then why doesn't everybody invest and become rich? [duplicate]

I'm new to investing and I've heard investors saying that the market always goes up, so in the long term, everybody is going to win. Is it true, if so then why doesn't everybody invest and get rich?
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What are the steps for opening an investment account and starting investing in the UK?

I want to start investing some money I have saved. I have investigated about this but I'm still not secure about what to do. I have called to my bank to ask questions but they didn't help too much ...
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Do I need a brokerage account to invest in ETFs?

I want to start investing in ETFs, but this is my first time doing this and I don't know what do I need to do for buying stocks. I want to buy some ETF that tracks an index such as S&P or FTSE100,...
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Sell rating and how do you use that

When watching the financial news, there is usually the upgrades and downgrades part of the show. At that time they share what companies have been upgraded to buy, but also which ones are downgraded ...
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What to do with tax-free 50k? [duplicate]

Say I'm a federal employee and as far as retirement and healthcare, everything is smooth sailing, I'm well on track to retire comfortably with a pension in lets say 2045. Also consider zero debt, no ...
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How many index funds should I invest in?

I'm new to investing and I recently opened a Roth IRA. I know that index funds are a good choice for investing because they have low expense ratios and are diversified. Also, because track a whole ...

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