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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 starting options to invest for retirement without a 401k

I'm trying to avoid asking a duplicate question, but I feel my situation is more specific than general beginner's saving or investing. I am a university student with a part time job that does not ...
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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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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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Steps to making first share purchase?

I would like to know the steps I can take to buy shares, for a common man having a bank account and PAN card.
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How and Should I Invest (As a college 18 year old with minimal living expenses)?

I'm currently 18 years old and about to head into college. I have about $1K in savings, and have been told that you should get into investment and saving for retirement early. I make around $200 per ...
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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 liabilites ratio and 10 years ...
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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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Is the operating Income or Loss the equivalent to TOtal revenue 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 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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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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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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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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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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How to invest with broker that will still be around in 40 years?

I am fairly young (late twenties), but would like in invest in an index fund or ETF. I will be investing around 700 Euros per month and plan to do so for the next 40 years or so. What happens if I ...
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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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What ways are there to invest in stocks, options, indexes, etc, and where should one start (what funds)?

I have been poking around with investing for a few years now. I have diversified my assets a decent amount, between a home, several IRA's and 401k's, savings and checking accounts, and a little bit of ...
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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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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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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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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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Comparing APY to Money (or time) Weighted Return

I have a savings account with Ally and an investment account with Wealthfront. I'd like to know how the investment is doing, compared to just leaving the money in my savings account. Ally gives me an ...
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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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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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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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How best to invest high income if looking to eventually maximize charitable donations?

I live in the US (Maryland) and make over 140,000 a year (is it bad that after I hit 6 figures I stopped paying attention to exact salary and so can't recall more accurately then that?). I'm lucky ...
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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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Should I buy ~$2200 of a hot stock or invest elsewhere?

Right now I'm 23, decent job ($50k/yr), about $6k in the bank, and about $50k in debt (car loan, student loan, no credit card debt or other 'high interest' debt). I'm about to start putting roughly 8-...
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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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Investment in mutual fund in India for long term goals

I am first time planning to invest in mutual funds. My goal is long term investment. I am 32, married & from India. I would like to invest Rs 10K per month in SIP mode. On reading couple of ...
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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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