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During the 2008 crash/crisis, did ETF's track close to their underlying “holdings.”

Did ETF's drop as much as the indices they were supposed to track? Were there any outliers? Did inverse ETF's perform as expected? I have read that inverse ETF's track a bit off from what is ...
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Sold a bullish vertical credit spread and was assigned early. Need information about a margin charge

Recently I was assigned on a short deep in-the-money put. It created a huge margin call. I called the broker the following day to exercise my long put to flatten out the position. He did that ...
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When is margin interest charged?

Let's say that I have a margin account at a major broker like TD Ameritrade or Interactive Brokers. I am trying to calculate what my cost would be to use margin and I would also like to know when it ...
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I have not been invoiced for work done for me back in 2016 - in the UK

I have had various people do work for me, architects, builders and the like. They do work, they send me invoice, I pay, all is good. However, I have had two people who have done different jobs for me,...
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How to deal with my wife spending money recklessly? [migrated]

Some context to begin with: My wife and I have been married for two years now. I earn around 2500€ after taxes, and she used to earn around 1500€ after taxes. We both share one bank account, by the ...
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Put savings in Shares or Superannuation

I am 25 and live in Australia. As such my employer must pay 9.5% of my wage into a superannuation retirement account. I have and continue to save and currently have 18k in a savings account earning ...
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Can I deduct DC Unemployment Insurance on D-20?

Where would,if possible, a D.C.-based for-profit corporation (S-Corp at federal level) be able to deduct Unemployment Insurance on the D-20 for? I've looked at the 2018 D-20 District of Columbia ...
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Can ETF be inefficient?

For ETF, it seems the price is determined by ask/bid and trading price. Can it be inefficient, that the trading price deviates from the underlying tracked index? For example, intentionally buy and ...
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Can ETF be short-squeezed?

Can ETFs be short-squeezed? I'm not familiar with how they work. For ETFs like SPY, it seems it buys and sells stocks in the portfolio. For ETFs like UVXY, it seems it has no real stocks. How does ...
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Accidentally cashed a check twice

I got a loan from a company, it was a paper check that i had received the check in April. I found the check today, un-signed, no void notes. I figured I hadn’t cashed it in considering it wasn’t even ...
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Can I take my name out of a car loan? [duplicate]

I am in the process of buying a house and the bank requires that my name needs to be taken out of the car loan. My son is the cosigner, and my daughter (whom I bought the car for) is making the ...
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Taxes on selling stocks

I want to confirm that I'm right to avoid surprises. If I buy a stock (or group of stocks) at 70 and I sell it (them) when its value is 60... I should not pay any kind of taxes, no? Since I did not ...
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Can you use a small business loan as the down payment on a house?

My wife owns a small business and is looking to purchase a barn or small warehouse to store some of her rental items. We are also looking to purchase a new home for our family. Can she acquire a loan ...
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Should I list all assets on my mortgage application?

I was applying for mortgage, and I understand that I need to list all my liabilities/assets. But I do not want to list all my assets, only giving sufficient information to show down payment and ...
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Are UK pensions taxed twice?

I, like many, have a workplace pension. I pay taxes through PAYE and file a self assessment covering all other income. My understanding is that your personal pension pot is 25% tax free then you pay ...
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double entry bookkeeping loan to myself

I have 3 accounts - savings, outgoing, and loan. I have $100 in savings. I then receive $50 into savings. so far, so good. Then I want to 'borrow' $25 from savings with the intention of paying it ...
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Could the UK be subject to hyperinflation following a No Deal Brexit? [closed]

As I understand it, a No Deal Brexit will see the UK's current trade deals with the EU cut off immediately without a grace period to renegotiate. It's generally accepted that this will cause the value ...
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Why doesn't the UK allow paying income tax as a couple, like the USA?

This is possibly an unanswerable question, but I'm curious as to why the UK doesn't have the concept of paying income tax as a couple, the way the USA does? It occurred to me a few days ago that, ...
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How does technical analysis account for macroeconomic data?

Does technical analysis account for macroeconomic data and debt within a financial system, and if so, how?
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Which Ratios are affected by Capex

A company is doing Capacity expansion. But we look for return ratios and others to understand quality of a company. What ratios are affected by it. Debt can be higher because of investment or equity ...
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Asking bank to reduce APR instead of increasing credit limit

My credit card just notified me that they raised my credit limit (unsolicited). This would do well to my utilization and thus improve my credit scores overall. However, my overall utilization across ...
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Is it possible to change the second (or residual) beneficiary of a CRUT?

A CRUT is a Charitable Remainder Unitrust, which usually has as its first beneficiary the person who set up the CRUT (the settlor), and which may (but is not obliged to) have as a second beneficiary a ...
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When did banks stop allowing minors to open their own bank accounts?

While reading Mother abusing my finances (and others like it in the past) I always remember when I opened my own checking and savings accounts as a 13 year old. No adult involvement at all, except ...
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Currency option case

I am a bit lost with understanding the naming used for holding positions in the currency options and their payoffs. If I want to buy the European option with an amount of x USD (EUR put/ USD call), ...
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What is Tax Return document and where to search for it ONLINE? [closed]

I am wondering whether so called "Tax Return" document for X time period has any alternative definition or form code (form id number)? If yes, what is it? I am trying to find it online for wanted Inc ...
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EU: Receive income in a country and pay taxes in another

There are already 2 similar questions but my case is a bit different so I believe it requires different answers. Other questions: Taxes for citizen of EU country #1 living in EU country #2 and ...
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Looking after a wayward brother in mother's will

My brother has a problem with money; twice personally bankrupt, 3 marriages and 2 kids (from the 2nd marriage). Our mother is getting old and getting worried. She worries that if she wills him money,...
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Which payment methods are available in Google Pay

Is it possible to add to my digital wallet in Google Pay payment methods apart from credit/debit cards such as ideal or trustly?
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Does Google make money from 'Google Pay' for online purchases?

Does Google charge anything for using Google Pay and letting pay through it for online transaction in web of mobile app? According to this guide, merchant, or PSP that would like to enable Google Pay ...
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For a very stable listed company, does the P/E ratio represent how many years the buyer can stand to earn his/her investment back?

I'm looking into a public company that is a very stable one (revenue keeps the same for every year), for example, C (citybank). I find its P/E ratio is about 9.0. That means if I invest $100 into the ...
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Borrowing against 401k for first home - things to watch

There is a general advice that borrowing against 401k is to be avoided. When I was looking at related questions here in SE I found a few discussions where some experts challenged the generality. For ...
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SEC institutional pre-IPO disclosure

All funds/managers with assets above 100M need to file their holdings with the SEC in the form of a 13F. like this one for example : https://sec.report/Document/0001567619-19-011051 There is a column ...
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Valuation of a startup unicorn [on hold]

By all those news reports of privately held startups that are considered unicorns worth more than a billion: I get they reach it by +equity-liability + future earnings. I don't see any way of ...
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Tax rules for investment LLC's

I have a question about how investments managed by an LLC are taxed. For example, say I invest my own money and buy a stock and I sell it for a positive return. If it is sold in less than a year of ...
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When is paying into a UK pension bad tax planning? (LTA)

UK Pensions are great for the tax breaks that they give as you pay into them (up to 45%), and as the pension generates value, but if you exceed the lifetime allowance (LTA = £1,055,000 in 2019-2020) ...
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Is there a different tax rate for non-U.S. resident foreigners on capital gains in the U.S., depending on period of investment?

I'm an Indian citizen, living in the U.A.E. The U.A.E. does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., so, tax treaties don't affect the equation, which makes things simple. I've read that there is a ...
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Why didn't I get avios for every pound I spent using Amex British Airways

I've been using an American Express British Airways credit card. As it is advertised, it gives you one avios per pound you spend. However, I only got 29 avios after spending more than 100 pounds. ...
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Is there a prescription/stipulated time for an invoice to be collected?

Is there a time frame to collect an invoice? I have a client I need to collect a bill from. They are always making excuses. Do I have a time frame to collect the bill? Does the debt have a ...
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Mother abusing my finances

I'm in a bit of a predicament so I want to give some background. I'm a 17-year-old who has a bank account with my mother as an account holder given that as a minor I cannot legally enter into an ...
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Tax rate on miscellaneous income

Where would I find US tax rates on miscellaneous income that does not have an associated W2 or 1099? For example, let's say I start mowing lawns for my neighbors and a make a few thousand dollars for ...
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How can CLDR(NYSE) still be shorted after it dropped more than 10% the previous day?

CLDR is still allowed for shorting after losing ~2% on Friday, probably also because of this, when on Thursday it was dropping ~11%... As far as I know there should be a rule which does not allow ...
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Best strategy to invest in mutual funds with this scenario?

Edit: This question is about investing in mutual funds in India by a resident of India. I have been working for the past 7 years. I have most of my savings in fixed deposits (60%) and stocks (40%). ...
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Approximate cost of making a shell company

Hi. I was thinking about making a company to hide a plane I am thinking of buying. A helpful person suggested to make a shell company since planes can be registered to companies and FAA site doesn't ...
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Strategies to earmark money for large expenses

Like most people, we have several large expenses that we only have to pay once or twice a year like homeowner's insurance, car/home repairs and improvements, and saving money for a vacation. What's a ...
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What to invest if my savings will be used in another currency later, compare to which my countries currency devaluates?

My situation as follow: I'm planning to go abroad to study a semester during my undergrad, and then do my PhD also in abroad. My future plans are also living in abroad. The currency in these ...
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Sprint/T-Mobile merger includes 0.13 cash equivalent [duplicate]

The sprint/tmobile exchange rate is 9.75, but what does the remaining 0.13 cash equivalent mean which is also part of the deal?
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What exactly is an Indirect Cost Ratio?

The Australian Superannuation fund I use has no fixed annual fee, no percentage based management fee, and no investment fee. (The fund is EISS - link to their Product Disclosure Statement here) ...
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Should I replace some parts of my portfolio with an option strategy? [closed]

I want to increase the percentage return of my portfolio even though it's almost meaningless in the total amount, and I don't mind making it a lot more complicated. I have a few brokerage accounts, ...
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why is this UK firm's market capitalization number weird?

https://uk.investing.com/equities/uk-comm-prop-trust Hi, I am gathering UK stocks information through financial numbers. But as I was looking into this firm, I tried to calculate the market ...
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Is it worth fixing a wrong address on my credit report?

I pulled my credit report today and noticed that one of the former addresses doesn't belong to me. It belongs to my aunt and uncle. I've never lived with them or had mail sent to their house, so aside ...

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