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Questions tagged [starting-out-investing]

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Investing small amounts at regular intervals while minimizing fees?

My daughter is about to turn one year old and I'd like to start some sort of investment account for her. The purpose would be to invest her birthday and gift money into the stock market each year. I'd ...
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Compliant investing

After saving for a couple of years, about half a year's salary has accumulated in my savings account and I now want to start investing long term in index funds, however if I open a securities account ...
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When to stop saving and start investing?

Since I started my first job after graduating a few years back, I always saved a certain percentage of my salary each month on an extra savings account my bank offers. At that time, and until recently,...
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Take out a loan to invest

So, maybe a crazy idea. Let's say I take out a personal loan at my credit union with "0" to 4.5% interest with a payment I can afford from my personal income. Repayment over 5 years. I take the ...
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France, started investing, don't know how to proceed long term?

I live in France, I am 24, and recently started being able to invest. To do so I decided to open a "Livret Bleu" with my bank. The Livret Bleu is virtually the same as a Livret A, same interest rate ...
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Why are these 2 Morningstar charts apparently different?

I'm trying to compare two ETFs on www.morningstar.com. I'm not able to understand why the ending of two price charts are different, i.e., in 2019. In the 3-year graph, stock 1 is slightly higher in ...
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Are there any benefits to investing with a group of friends vs. by myself?

Total newbie here... Are there any benefits to setting up an investment group/club between myself and three other friends, as opposed to doing it by myself? I am only talking small amounts, say $25 ...
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Best way to start investing, for a young person just starting their career?

I am young, just started my career, and looking to begin investing so I can make my money work for me. I'm still living like I did in college (occasional purchase on myself, but most of it goes into ...
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How to save and partition money for a University student

I'm about to start my first "professional" internship/job, but I will be getting paid. I will be making around $1100 every 2 weeks and saving around $8800 during the whole summer. This is more money ...
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I have 25,000 in savings and I want to invest, but I don't know where to start [duplicate]

I've been collecting information about the best investment practices, however I'm have very little financial knowledge and was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction. I feel like I ...
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Managing investments for multiple goals

I have been investing towards multiple goals, like Retirement, House, Car, Vacation etc. So I make monthly deposits against each of these goals. But I have a single fidelity account for investing, so ...
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What are some good investment options for a foreigner in France who doesn't have a permanent residence permit or a French citizenship? [closed]

I'm a non EU citizen living in France, with a work permit valid until December 2021. I don't have permanent residence permit yet, but will apply for it soon with a year or two. So I was wondering what ...
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What type of investment is best suited for a 1-year investment on a down payment?

I'm looking to buy a house, but lacking in the capital to make an adequate down payment on said house. My lease expires in a year from now, so I am looking to build up my capital through investment ...
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money investment [closed]

I am trying to invest money because I have around 3218.45 USD which I could invest, and start generating money. I am out of ideas in how can I invest the money to start generating money from my money ...
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How to efficiently invest in ETFs with a monthly contribution?

I am confused when it comes to ETFs. Many state that their main advantage is that they are low cost. I understand that they are traded as stocks. I want to invest my money in 3 index ETFs (USA, ...
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Invest $50,000 in cash or borrow $100,000 and get a mortgage?

I have $50,000 saved and I'm paying $760 on rent right now. All my relatives are telling me to get a mortgage so I don't "throw money away on rent", but I just don't like the idea of getting in debt ...
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How Should I Start a Savings?

I'm 22 and looking to start saving, and having my money work for me. I've got a few options I'm aware of right now: a) Going in with my bank's Mutual Fund plans, b) going safe and using a TFSA-GIC ...
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Buying the dip & Staying invested — how do you follow both at the same time?

Two pieces of advice I read most often in regards to stock market investments are: Stay invested in the market -- time in market is more valuable than timing the market. Buy the dip -- if the market ...
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How to start investing for an immigrant?

All the below description is just to clarify my current situation. I am a 27 y.o. single male immigrant from the third world (in a process of applying for a green card) who works as a developer ...
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Is it a good idea to invest in buy-to-let if rent does not cover mortgage payment?

Background: To benefit from current favourable interest rates in my region (France: ca. 1.5%pa fixed over 20 years), I am considering investing in a buy-to-let property. I consider that interest ...
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Where should a young person living in Switzerland invest their money? [closed]

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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Are bonds worth the investment since they don't compound?

I was talking with my parents and they told me they have been buying 30 year EE bonds at $100 every 2 months with an interest rate of 4%. Because it is an EE bond, it does not pay a monthly coupon. So ...
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How can I get my mother to get to minimally understand the advantages of index investing?

She has a very long investing horizon (several decades according to actuarial life table), so index investing would be perfect for her. I'd like her to read "Little Book of Common Sense Investing" and ...
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How to properly document owner investment into business

Say you have a new business and want to invest your personal income into the business to start. Say you initially just invest $25 to satisfy the bank's requirement for a new account, and say you ...
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How should somebody just starting their career begin investing for short-term goals?

I am young, just started my career and looking to begin investing so I can make my money work for me. I know there are two types of investments: short term and long term. Could anyone provide some ...
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I opened my Roth IRA account. Does it makes sense to diversify my initial contribution of $5500?

This is my first Roth IRA. I am putting $5500 which is the maximum annual contribution I can make. I was planning to apply the 3 fund portfolio technique by investing this money proportionately in ...
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Best way to maximize current income from stock market as a low income person

Due to some health problems it is quite difficult for me to work full time. I get my income from odd jobs and on-line surveys. I was wondering what the best way to maximize some of that income. ...
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CAGR and Dividend Yield

I am brand new to this, but am looking for some guidance when it comes to calculating the estimated FV of an investment in stocks with dividends reinvested in the same company. I'm going to be really ...
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Investing loan amount taken primarily to increase credit rating?

I had been facing very big issue of bad credit score of mine. I was not able take any credit cards and I was constantly kept applying for new credit from different sources. It took my credit score ...
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As a teenager, what's the best way to learn about investing? [closed]

I'm a 16 year old from India who wants to learn the basic principles of investing in order to secure a better future for myself. I've been reading quite a bit on various websites but those that I ...
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How many warrants do I need to exercise to get a stock?

I am getting the following information from the link http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/ipoa.ws Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A Ordinary ...
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I have 10K to invest, what are my options with reasonable risk/income?

So I have 10K to invest. I did not do any sorts of investments before and I am really scared coz I don't know any information and risks and all that. I heard that mutual funds is something to look at, ...
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I'm 18 and have 6 grand. What should I do with it?

I'm 18 and about to go to college. Luckily, I don't have to worry about student loans or most other living expenses. I've been working and have over $6,000 (will probably be about $7,000 by the end of ...
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Asset Allocation and Timing with a Cash Windfall in Q1 2015

Alright so I'm 30 years old. I'm sitting on cash to invest for the long haul. It's decision time. Here is what I have learned from my research over the last few months: Proper asset allocation ...
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Short term (3-4 yr) positions, willing to take higher volatility [closed]

for my fiancé’s birthday I would like to open her an investment or savings account with a small amount of capital (~$500/1000) to be used as a short term investment account. The goal would be to reach ...
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When should non-resident alien investors file IRS taxes?

I am a non-resident alien with a tax residency in my country of origin. I have opened an investment account with a broker in the United States. What (if at all) do I have to file with the IRS?
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Help getting started (I've just opened a trading account) [closed]

I'm new to online trading and to investing. I also don't have a lot of money. I want to start by investing maybe $200 to learn the ropes. I know it's not a lot but it makes me less nervous about ...
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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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Global Small-Cap Index Fund has an annual average rate of return of 14%?

I'm new to learning about investing so this may sound stupid. But I'm from the UK and I looked up different index funds on the Vanguard UK website. And since its inception (in Jan 2010), the annual ...
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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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Invest or save first?

I am in my mid 20s, I have a (quite) good job and I am able to put aside, each month, about $800. I just started this savings process and currently I have just $800 but at the end of the year I'll ...
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Should I invest when in debt?

I have just consolidated my debt and am thinking where I want to be in the future. My payment plan is to be debt-free in three years. It is not an extremely aggressive plan; I still want to have a ...
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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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Whats the best option to increase my net worth, now that I have an income and some money to save?

I am 25 years old software developer with no loans. Before my software developer work I rarely had more than enough money to live by and I was not thinking of savings and such since I didn't any spare ...
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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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When do Commissions get charged?

I'm looking to finally start trading real money, and the broker I used to practice NEVER said anything about commission. Whenever I calculated the expected outcomes, commission did not seem to be ...
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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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Investing on a low budget

Let's say I had 1,000 dollars to start investing, just an example. TSLA is a little over 320 dollars right now as I type. So I decide to buy three shares, for whatever reason. I know have about 40 ...
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Should I withdraw from my annuity now to invest elsewhere?

~8 years ago, when I was in my mid 20's, I wanted to start investing but had no clue what route to take. I researched a little and decided a Roth IRA would be the best place to start. A friend's uncle ...
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Investing 11 grand as a Uni Student

I am currently 18 years old and from part-time work have saved up approximately £11,000. I am soon going to University (Scotland) (no tuition or accommodation costs). I generally have poor control ...