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Is it true that some “depreciated” capital expenditure is not really expenses?

To invest in companies I need to know more about net income and expenses. For our scenario, let's assume the company gets the item for sale for $2 million and sell it for $3 million. So the "gain" is ...
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Hedging a major sell off

Inspired by What is the relationship between taxes and annual liquidation of the markets?, If a major fund wanted to sell off enough stock to significantly affect market prices, could they hedge the ...
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Total Income tax and self-employment tax

I worked as a full time employee (W4 taxes were deducted by the employer) and I was self-employed (independent contractor - 1099MISC i.e. no taxes were deducted by the employer) for some months of the ...
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Premium to price ratio - Seemingly simple option research not so much

I would like to identify call options with weekly expiration dates that pay the most premiums relative to the underlying stock price. For example: As of 11/12/2019, TSLA has a price of ~350 per ...
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Bonds - Yield to maturity

In bonds, we assume that coupons are reinvested at the same rate as the current yield rate. Where do we go and invest the coupons? Let us say, the YTM is 10% and the Coupon rate is 10% and the par ...
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“Mandatory Reorg Fee” tax deductible?

I was charged a $38 "Mandatory Reorganization Fee" by ETrade when a stock had a reverse split. Is this tax deductible? If not, do I add it to my tax basis?
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2019 FBAR filing deadline missed

This year, I missed FBAR filing deadline of April 25 and also for automatic extension of October 15. It is not because of natural disaster (that's the only relief option I see here on the IRS site. I ...
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About Sell Stop loss order

I put in an entry order of 11.27$, a limit order to sell at 12.49$ and stop loss order of 10.66$ . My trade was executed and two days later, the price dropped to 3.49$ !! What happened to my stock? ...
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What is the relationship between taxes and annual liquidation of the markets?

I read this article on MarketWatch where they outline Elizabeth Warren's plan to tax the wealthy: 2% tax on every dollar above $50 million in assets 6% tax on households crossing the $1 billion ...
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Reasonable Rate of Return on A Pension?

Like a lot of people, I have a string of relatively small pensions, all invested in different funds with a few different providers. I should add that I'm no longer paying into any of the ones I'm ...
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The rule of thumb that if the growth of a company is 20% per year, then the P/E should be 20, what is this rule based on?

I think it was a rule of thumb that came from T. Rowe Price: if year-after-year growth of earning per share (EPS) is 10%, then its P/E ratio could be 10, as expected by people and seen as reasonable. ...
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If cash flow is calculated by net income + depreciation without adding capital expenditures, isn't it potentially very inaccurate?

To invest in companies I need to find out more about cash flow. Sometimes cash flow is defined and calculated by cash flow = net income + depreciation costs - capital expenditures ... (1) ...
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How to get refund with 1040X on amended 1040NR?

I forgot to claim standard deductions of $12000 (nonresident alien, for Indian students) on my 2018 1040NR. So I am filing a 1040X. For the incorrectly filed 1040NR I received a $600 refund, but in ...
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Is there any risk in keeping lots of assets with one broker? [duplicate]

I'm in the USA. Currently, the bulk of my net worth is in accounts with TD Ameritrade. Right now, that's only about $30,000, but I plan to keep contributing; hopefully in a few decades, I'll have a ...
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Car Insurance - Do I need to have comprehensive insurance after I cleared the loan

I live in the Bay Area, California. I had to take comprehensive(Liability and Collision) insurance and pay around 500 USD for six months until I clear the debt on my car. I recollect that I was ...
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Can a bank accept incoming transfers from only one Intermediary Bank?

My (European) bank accepts incoming USD transfers only when a specific Intermediary Bank is used. My friend's (United States) bank doesn't allow to specify Intermediary Bank SWIFT codes, because it ...
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Will I pay taxes twice if I move from eTrade to another platform?

I have vested shares at the company I work at. Somewhere around $40k worth, in an eTrade account. I've paid due taxes through share withholding, but have not sold yet because I believe in the company ...
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Is it true that we typically consider the operating costs, but for a “long lasting item”, we make it a capital expenditure and depreciate it?

When investing in companies, I have to understand what "capital expenditure" is. It seems that we typically consider how much we take in (sales or revenue) and deduct the costs and arrive at net ...
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Is the cost of buying computers, warehouses, and trucks and fixing the roofs all “capital expenditure”?

When investing in companies, I had to understand what "capital expenditure" is. Let's say each year, the company has to buy $200,000 worth of new computers for their employees. Is this capital ...
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Sources to download Historical Fiat currency Data [on hold]

I am beginner in terms of knowledge about sources of financial data. I need to download historical fiat currency data for US Dollars , Japanese Yen , EURO etc. May be i looked at the wrong place. ...
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Getting a refund with different-currency credit card

If I have a US Credit Card and I make a purchase in Canada, I know I won't get the BEST exchange rate. But if I return whatever I purchase and the store initiates the refund process, will I get a full ...
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Why would a life-insurance company agree to a 20-year guaranteed life annuity which is expected to pay out more than the principal?

I'm working through a paper on lifetime annuties, and in the paper, the following example is presented: With an initial purchase of $100,000, and a guarantee period of 20 years, an 80 year-old female ...
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Income too high for a Roth IRA

I now make too much money to invest in a Roth IRA. I get no tax benefit from putting money into a traditional IRA since I already have a 401k plan which I max out. What should I consider investing ...
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HSA and tax free investing

The below is a quote from another HSA question's comment: I agree. To your point the best course of action would be to max out your HSA contributions, not distribute them even if you can, invest ...
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How to accurately evaluate the financial potential of a startup with little understanding of business finance?

TL;DR I have been tasked to reevalute the possible financial potential (and by financial potential I mean possible cash-flow, profit, return of investment) of the startup I work in as an R&D ...
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Calculate percent of goal where start is not zero

How would I calculate the percent to a goal between two numbers where the starting number is not zero? for example: purchase price = $10 target price = $80 current price = $61 What percent to $80 ...
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Given wrong POS machine receipt, should I be worried?

I was shopping today and paid with a local bank debit card (not Visa, MasterCard or some international card, just an ATM card issued by a local bank). Normally there would be 3 identical receipts and ...
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Do LLC Profit Shares follow the same allocation rules as equity options?

I've founded and bootstrapped an LLC and a friend wants to help out with development and not take an hourly contractor rate. He's aligned with the mission and wants compensation in the form of stock ...
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How can I scrap the ATM transaction fee of a major bank in Canada, customer for 20 years, from now on?

I am with a major bank in Canada that charges a particular fee for visa credit card and ATM debit card money withdrawal and probably for deposit also. I pay interest for the credit card. I have been ...
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Practicalities of giving to children and grandchildren

I want to give $15k each to my daughter, her husband, and their two children for a total of $60k/yr. I see this example all over the internet, but no details on what this actually looks like. Since my ...
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What is the correct accounting for purchases made on personal credit card?

I recently started an LLC. The LLC does not have a credit card of its own yet, and I've had to use my personal card to make purchases which I paid through personal funds. (Yes, I know I shouldn't do ...
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Does the stock market provide better long term returns than bonds outside the US?

There is an old saying that stock market provides better long term returns than bonds. The example usually cited is always the US stock market which has had a good bull run and has it doubled in ...
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Can you hold both Series 6 and 7 licenses? [on hold]

Can you hold Series 6 and Series 7 licenses at the same time? Or if you lose 6, get 7?
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Are there companies who you can invest in that invest for you?

I'm wondering about if this sort of thing exists, the idea is that you invest in a company to do investing for you, they check the market, talk to investors about smart choices etc for a small cut of ...
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Should relocation to more expensive area affect home-ownership decision?

I am about to relocate (from outside the US to Massachusetts) for a limited time period (~4 years). Compared to my current job and expenses, both prices and wages should be approximately X1.5 times ...
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What time frame does a candle represent? (MT4)

I'm using MetaTrader 4 and want to understand the specifics of what a candle shows. If a candle represents, on the 1 minute time frame, 21:01 (9:01pm) is this candle showing the price action between: ...
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Will I be Taxed for Switching HSA Providers?

I always thought the HSA provider assigned to me by my employer was my only option, but recently read that I am free to choose my own. If the account has grown beyond the size of my contributions, ...
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Could anyone explain these kinds of transactions on paypal?

From the following transaction history, we could see that Despiau Bruno (Probably fake name) added 229.22 USD to my paypal account. Then he, without my knowledge, use it to buy 225x Kaspersky Internet ...
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I bought a car from a person who is licensed as a dealer and now they are asking me to pay tax days after the purchase [migrated]

I bought a salvaged car from a person with a dealer number. I paid cash in full. He gave me the title and I went went through the process of getting it registered with the DMV. The car is now ...
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Can I use a margin account just to avoid settlement dates?

Was thinking of using something like SureTrader or TradeZero (I'm not an American) just to avoid PDT and the settlement date issue. I'd essentially not be over leveraging my account as I'll only trade ...
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Can a shareholder who makes a tender offer vote for the offer?

Suppose I own 30% of a company and make a tender offer to buy all shares (e.g., at 120% of the current stock price) and thereby make the company private. Also, suppose the board of directors supports ...
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Option implied volatility and 95% losing trades?

I trade options. Whenever I buy puts or calls, I end up breaking even or losing, sometimes losing a HUGE amount of money even though price has gone my direction and time decay (theta) has been ...
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It's not a loss until you sell?

When buying stock, there is a widespread saying, namely It's not a loss until you sell. This implies that the price at which you bought is relevant. However, I think that once I have bought the stock, ...
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Will an administrator exceed the 401K limit?

Suppose a person has a single job with $80K salary for the year and chooses 30% contribution to their 401K. The limit for 2020 contributions is 19.5K. Will the employer or the administrator stop ...
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Is it possible to get reverse life insurance?

So if you die the provider gets x amount from your estate but the provider pays you while you live? For arguments sake say I had a 1% chance to die in a given year I get £100 that year from a reverse ...
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Is there a non-income tax way of my father paying off my house?

My father will soon be moving in with me as he is retiring at the age of 77. We are wanting to pay off my mortgage ($250,000). But we want to do it all in my name because we don't want it to appear as ...
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Coordination of Benefits With Multiple Health Insurance

I would like to understand how two health insurance companies will co-ordinate their payment. Let's take the following example a person with the following coverage: Primary health insurance: (...
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How is interest calculated on a UK type 1 student loan?

On my student loan annual statement it says The Student Loan Company applied interest to my balance every month but only received one lump sum payment at the end of the year from HMRC, even though ...
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On a statement of Dalio and the case for gold

Last night I was watching the following videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVLJRGA5uAk and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhDrvQiNV5M&t I am considering the bet on gold with respect to his ...
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IPO Lock up trade

I have a question regarding how to benefit from major price movements after the end of a lock-up period post IPO. I have seen that in many cases there are no extraordinary movements in the prices in ...

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