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Online shopping: order date vs shipping date vs charge date

I’m not sure how long this pattern has been going on but I just noticed certain charges on my credit card statement do not match the order date for my online purchases, particularly with Amazon.com. ...
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Web has multiple contacts for a business or bank; which is real?

"A websearch finds five or six different phone numbers for my bank. Are they all real, or is one or more of them a scam? How do I know for sure?"
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Is there any official/governmental website for cost of living in the US cities? [closed]

I am looking for a website that I can find cost of living in my city in California and refrence to it in my official claim. Is there any one?
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Must all US public companies have an investor relations website?

Are all US public companies required to maintain a website where they publish press releases and financial statements? If so, do such requirements only apply to exchange-listed companies, or are OTC ...
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Is the fundamental data provided by financial websites generally comparable across companies?

On financial websites such as Yahoo Finance, is the fundamental data generally comparable across companies? For example, is it reasonable to compare the net profit of PepsiCo, Inc. to the net profit ...
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How to self educate on securities analysis? [closed]

I am looking resources for self-education on security analysis. I read some books such as Intelligent Investor by Graham and trying to get further knowledge (will be using this knowledge for myself). ...
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Why is the rate of return for website investments so high? Are websites a good investment?

Popular websites can make a lot of money through monetization channels such as ads, but when it comes to buying an existing site, why is the multiple on earnings so low? For example at the moment a ...
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Tool to calculate total returns of a mutual fund over a given time period? [closed]

I am interested in calculating the total returns of a particular mutual fund (GSCGX) over a given time period (feb 12 2010 to feb 12 2020), including reinvestments of dividends and capital gains. I ...
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Where can I invest into S&P500 without leverage

I was willing to invest into S&P500 index but cannot find any platform without a huge leverage (for example iqOption, plus500 have leverage of 1:20 which makes usually safe investment become ...
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Motley Fool US v UK?

Does anyone know the relationship between the Motley Fool US and the Motley Fool UK? A few years ago, fool.co.uk was a lively web site with very active forums. Then it changed into something that ...
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Can owning a static website without advertisements be a source of income in India? [closed]

Suppose I create a static website (just contains some information to read), and assume 1000 visits daily. The website does not contain any advertisements. Can it be a source of (even small) income?
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InitiativeQ - new currency some sort of get rich quick scheme?

I was recently invited to join InitiativeQ via a friend on Facebook. The underlying idea makes rough sense to me (as a non finance expert). However their 'hook' seems to be that early adopters will ...
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Morningstar secId computation or ISIN mapping?

Morningstar seem to have a particular identifier for stocks and funds, which is called a SecId. The Morningstar® SecId is a 10 character alpha numeric code. Each individual investment is ...
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Two similiar music chest web shops with the same products and no impressum - both are a fraud? [closed]

I wanted to buy a tiny litte music box as a present for christmas since I discovered an advertisement of this website on Facebook: https://www.musicchests.com/ This is their facebook page btw: https://...
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Is Amazon's offer of a $50 gift card a scam?

I was about to buy something on amazon.com, and the website showed this: It's from amazon.com, and everything looks okay. But a free $50 looks too good to be true. Should I get this card for the $...
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Is there a resource for knowing when Annual and Quarterly Reports are coming out? [closed]

Is there a current resource - print or online that aggregates Annual Report release schedule for all public traded companies (or at least those traded on the NYSE)? Maybe one that also says when ...
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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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Starting a new online business

I have just started working on an online business mode website. My dream is to make it live and bring revenue from the website. However, the project is in an incubator phase. Can I register it as a ...
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Metal price web site with silver animal on it? [closed]

I remember there is (or was) a web site about mining and metals and had trading prices for all the metals, including base metals. The site had a what looked a steel bear or lion on it as a symbol. ...
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Main source of the shares/stocks data on the web

I was wondering which website or service is the main source of the prices of some shares/stocks. Because I heard that google has a delay of 15 minutes with showing the results of a stock/share. Is ...
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Relative Strength Index: Yahoo vs Google Finance

I'm looking at the RSI for AAPL and noticed an approximate 20 point difference between Google's and Yahoo's RSI. Are they using two slightly different versions of RSI? Or is there some sort of time ...
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Why do corporate financial statistics vary depending on their source?

I see different values for key corporate statistics on different websites (Marketwatch, Yahoo, Finviz, etc). Which source can one trust? Is it possible to get a good read on a company by researching ...
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Personal Loan issuer online service

I have chunk of money that I would like to loan to my brother. I would like to charge him interest same as banks do. Is there a website or online service where I can enter the "loan" amount, ...
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Just want to ask if my bank account is safe by giving out my account number? [duplicate]

Hello good afternoon hope you can help me, Is my bank account is safe? I give my account number to someone whom I don't know as he has to give me money? Now I am wondering because he has stopped ...
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Where to find site with earnings calendar?

Is there a website with a company earnings calendar for exchange-listed equities using symbol look-up? I am not trying to backtest a trading strategy, so I'm not interested in historical data. I just ...
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Is there a website which shows indexes and their corresponding ETFs? [closed]

I am looking for a website which shows a list of indexes and their corresponding ETFs. Specifically, I'm looking for a list where the first column lists indexes from around the world and the second ...
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How to use Mint.com outside US/Canada?

Is it possible to use the mint.com service outside US/Canada? If not (most probably), which similar services also work outside US/Canada? I'm currently using TheBirdy, but it doesn't directly data ...
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Steps/Procedures to open an online stock trading account in the US

I follow the business news regularly and I have an avid interest in markets. However, having said that I have not had any prior stock trading experience, though I have practically seen some trading in ...
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Website for managing personal cash inflow and outflow, applicable to India? [closed]

Is there any website that helps me to manage my Daily Cash Inflow and Cash Outflow. I would like to have the following feature. Periodically I should be able to enter my Cash Inflow (salary, gift, ...
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Are the sellers selling pre-IPO shares over these websites legitimate or fake?

The websites which are selling block of Facebook,Twitter and other companies are given below with the explanation which I think is fake and is not legitimate.However I have contacted both of the firms ...
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How to handle recurring commissions from small business activity from a tax POV?

I'm operating a web-based service in the UK where I receive a commission every time a customer makes a sale through my service. What is the best way to structure a business or record income ...
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Is there a website with options chain charts? [closed]

I would like to see a chart in the change of the bid price of an options chain. For example I'd like to see a daily chart of the bid price of ZNGA at a strike price of $10. Is there a free website ...
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can I find out "set in stone" exact dates for IPOs?

Do companies have to announce an IPO date they have to stick to? If so, what are good resources to find such IPO dates?
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What is a good/reliable source for current and historic gold prices?

In searching for the current and historic price of gold, the kinds of sites I'm finding seem a bit questionable. What is a reputable site for information about current and historic prices for gold?
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Ongoing things to do and read to improve knowledge of finance? [closed]

In this forum, there are a lot of people whose primary job is programming. And yet they are very knowledgeable on a lot of financial topics. Can you please share what you do/read on a regular basis ...
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List of web sites or online forums for stock picking and security analysis [closed]

What are some quality web sites or online forums exclusively devoted to stock picking and security analysis? Paid sites are OK, too. I am looking for a forum, rather than just a web site with analyst ...
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How does Schwab compare to the more modern online brokers like E*Trade?

I started using Schwab because a girl I was dating at the time used them. That was 15 years ago, and I've never thought much about it. I'm highly illiterate (financially) and have mostly left my $50,...
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What is the best resource to research the current state of asset classes for mutual funds?

I have a fairly simple asset allocation as follows: 50% Large Cap stocks 15% Small Cap Stocks 5% REIT 10% International Stocks 20% Bonds What is the best web site to track how each one of these ...
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Can I trust the Motley Fool?

A while back I checked out The Motley Fool while doing some research on mutual funds. I found their educational content to be a great overview of what to look for and started exploring. While The ...
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Sites to obtain historical chart of currency exchange rates?

Besides Yahoo Finance, is there any site where I can obtain history chart of currency exchange, for cross comparison purpose? (As I realize British Pound against my country currency is the lowest ...
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Sources or web sites for longer-term economic and financial forecast information?

I was looking for a source of economic and financial forecast information. I have already checked the IMF and the OECD, but they have forecasts up to 2011. Is there something with forecasts up to 2015?...
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What is the best cross-platform GPL personal finance tool available?

If I want desktop, web and mobile (preferably Android) access to all my accounts and assets, in a personal finance tool, what would you recommend I look at? Until Wesabe cancelled their web dashboard ...
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Is there a (legitimate) website on which I can check to see if I have any unclaimed money from past bank accounts?

It may seem silly, but I wonder if I've got a bank account out there in which I have unclaimed money. Wouldn't that be cool? How can I check?
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How can you be sure you're getting the best prices on airfare and hotels from travel websites?

I know people don't use travel agencies anymore as there are so many do it yourself websites available, but with everyone touting themselves as "discount", how can you be sure you're getting the best ...
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What's the average nest egg (savings) for someone age 26? Website for comparison?

How much money should a 26 year old have saved up? Is there somewhere that I can compare against online?
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Is it legal to hire people to generate traffic on a website?

Why do websites need to do that? It's all written in the title. Thanks in advance for any information on this.
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Which non-bank-specific online money management applications work for Canadian banks?

Mint.com has languished for years (over three now) in not supporting Canadian banks. Given that we only have a few, you would think it to be a small amount of work. Update: Mint.com now supports ...
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What are advantages & disadvantages of using a Peer-to-Peer lending site or network?

If I was looking to consolidate some credit card debt and wanted to use a peer to peer lending service, what things do I need to look out for?
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Do there exist legitimate Work-from-Home job opportunities? Is there a website that lists them?

I'd like the ability to supplement my income when I need to, and a job that I can do remotely from home is ideal. Surely in this era of "going green" and "reducing our carbon footprint" there exist ...
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