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Possible to file W-4P “retroactively” for annuity early withdrawal?

I made an early withdrawal of $25,000 from an annuity account [no surrender fees] and, at the time, it was my understanding (based on conversations with the financial rep) that the taxes would be ...
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Are there are widely accepted criteria on when a fund is under-performing enough to exit it?

I'm told that once I invest in a fund, I should periodically (like annually) monitor the performance of the fund and exit it if it's consistently under-performing its index or the median fund in its ...
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Is it better to have gold cfd contract or real bullion gold bars? [duplicate]

Title says it all, I'd like to know the advantages and disadvantages of both.
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how stock market sale work? [closed]

I don't have experience on stock market. But I heard that people are losing on the stock market. While we look at live graph of stock value we could judge the current value of stock. So why does the ...
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How to find EUR/JPY chart for particular date and time [closed]

Is it possible to find exchange rates for particular date and time. For example can I find EUR/JPY chart on 30th Oct 2015 at 20:31?
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Home Office Rent Expense Payment via C-Corp

I am a 1 person incorporated C-Corp software development company. (Although, I currently usually do not use the C-corp for most checks and contracts which just go straight to me as an individual.) ...
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Webshop - where to pay taxes?

Say I would have a website that sells products and ships them worldwide. Say that I am personally located on a continent that is different from that where my supplier is based. Moreover, assume that ...
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Non-Resident W-8BEN Form reason code

I am an Indian and live in India. I am a graphic designer. I make graphic designs and sell those at a online United State base retail site (like clothing t-shirts and many more merchandise) when my ...
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What's the tax on a hobby crop income? [duplicate]

Say I harvest crop as a hobby on my land, and it's less than an acre. What's the tax on the crop income?
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Fetching technical indicators from yahoo api

I am trying to get RSI indicator from yahoo finance api. so far I can get quote in CSV format, but there seems no api for specific indicator such as RSI. Anyone knows how ? thanks
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Is IRS Form 8938 asking me to double-count foreign assets?

FBAR and Form 8938 require the reporting of the maximum balance/value of a foreign account during a tax year. If, say, I sell $100,000 worth of stock from my (foreign) securities account and desposit ...
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Hong Kong Dollar Options

I would like to bet on a de-pegging of the Hong Kong Dollar from the USD. Even though the volatility is perfect for an options trade, it seems hard to find any for the retail investor. Is anyone aware ...
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Why the stock price is rising when company is growing well [duplicate]

I mean, you have a company with shares of 20 dollars and they have 10 million of it (market cap 0.2 B), not paying dividends. What makes other people buy their stocks, when they see that they were ...
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make international payment on behalf of another company

A relative of mine is a partner in a company in Greece. The company needs to make an international payment to a company in Taiwan (10.000 EUR) for some equipment they purchased. They do have this sum ...
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First time buyers in the UK

Are there currently any grants or interest free loans available to first time buyers in the north of England on a home worth around £145,000? My partner and I are looking to purchase a house in the ...
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Multiple serious delays wiring money to the US from Singapore

I have encountered a number of difficulties wiring money to a relative studying in the US. I have used DBS Singapore, POSB and Maybank Singapore to wire money, but have encountered multiple delays ...
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For what reasons a bank deny basic saving account [duplicate]

I applied to open a basic saving account with Citibank few days back in Malaysia (I'm not a Malaysian citizen, nor I am an American). I work in Malaysia, and one of the strict conditions of the bank ...
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Calculating the rate of return (ROR) when buying and selling bonds that carry cupons?

Suppose I have bought a bond in some price - X, for 10 years. Now I decide to sell it 2 years after the purchase for some price - Y. I would like to calculate the ROR I got from this bond. My real ...
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Pros and cons accepting partial ownership of company as opposed to inheriting

My father owns property (buy to rent) and manages this through a small business in the UK. He probably has assets worth in the region of 750,000 GBP but is also still paying down the mortgages on each ...
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How to Receive US Dollars for my savings account

I'm Planning to open-up a small consulting firm in india. I need to know is there a way to open up an US bank’s account in my name in USA, without being physically present in US or visiting US? I'...
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Mortgage Refinance: What is Yield Spread Premium?

I have a GFE from a broker that contains a hefty (>$8000) Origination Charge that includes a 2% Yield Spread Premium, and a credit for the whole of that amount. The rate is good and the broker insists ...
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Transfer shares to avoid brokerage fees

I like Fidelity better than Vanguard in regards to web interface and customer service. Vanguard has better funds for the way I wish to invest. Since I plan to invest in a dollar/cost averaging manner ...
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Are client meal “gifts” considered income?

I was foolish and never considered that my client would possibly report my meals as my "income". I would like to consider it a gift, but my client personally dispises me and I now expect to have my ...
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Opening Business Bank Account in Europe

I have an online travel agency in USA and I want to open a business account in Europe to reach out to European customers. As an owner, I am not a resident of Europe. I appreciate if someone direct me ...
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Shorting the Shenzen or ChiNext Index

is there any possibility to short the Shenzhen or ChiNext Index as an individual Investor? It seems as there are no options but two ETFs, namely the CSOP SZSE CHINEXT ETF-HKD and the ChinaAMC SME-...
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What to consider when taking out a student loan from a bank?

I am currently in a bit of a pickle as I am taking summer classes at a University (at which I am a student), and my father was denied the parent PLUS loan which I was depending on to pay rent and buy ...
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Does an online business selling across the USA would need to file for foreign qualification in each state?

I have been looking at the rules for an all online transactional company. If I make sales in all US states, do I need to file for foreign qualification if I have a Nevada LLC?
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Lower-cost index funds vs. managed (higher-cost) tax-advantaged IRAs?

If having to choose between a non-retirement lower cost index fund and a managed higher cost IRA (both traditional and Roth), which is less impeded and likely to grow more long-term? Put another way, ...
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Sensitivity Table for IRR Using Purchase Price & Total Synergies

For my DCF I have a line for Synergies to be entered for each of four years How can I create a sensitivity table in Excel for IRR taking into variations in purchase price (enterprise value) and total ...
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How to report a 1099-MISC in a Qualified Joint Venture

"A qualified joint venture is a joint venture involving the conduct of a trade or business, if (1) the only members of the joint venture are a husband and wife, (2) both spouses materially participate ...
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What are pros and cons of volatility trading over directional stock trading

Is it true or just my misconception that pro traders trade volatility while retail readers try to predict stock direction (unsuccessfully most of the time). What are the pros and cons of trading ...
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How to Calculate Annual Return of A Fund When Contribution is Irregular?

I am struggling to calculate the annual return rate for this investment. Initial Investment on 20-May-2010 $2500 Regular contribution of $250 from 12-July-2010 to 10-10-2013. Total units ...
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How the money can be destroyed when some country or corporation defaults [closed]

As far as i know for every dollar/euro/yen in the money supply pool there is a corresponding IOU in a bank or central bank. My question is how the system can track down and withdraw the excessive ...
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Depositing an insurance check made out to a foreign ltd into a personal US account

I own a boat which is registered in the BVI's in an Ltd. name. There is no business and thus no bank account for it. I am a U.S. citizen with a regular U.S. bank account. I incurred boat damage and am ...
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calculation of real inflation rate in india?

How can I figure out the real rate of inflation in india? If I don't believe CPI as real and practical? We get the CPI numbers as inflation rate, but in my views those numbers are not the real one. I ...
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How to consider the effect of margin call risk in a gamma scalping strategy

I am trying to tippy toe into volatility trading and volatility strategies. So I was reading Sheldon Natenberg where he starts off with a portfolio of long ATM call and short 50 shares of stock to ...
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Differences in taxes paid for W2 employee vs. 1099 contractor working on sites like ODesk.com?

Currently, I make about $96000 a year as a W2 employee in the USA. Suppose I were to make the same amount through working on sites like ODesk.com at home. In other words, I would be an independent ...
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Can I become a secondary lessee with no credit history?

I want to rent an apartment with my girlfriend. At the moment I don't have any credit or proof of income, but I am finally earning enough through freelancing to afford the rent. I have an emergency ...
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401k plan employee rights?

Is it legal for my employer to know what I'm doing with my money that is in the 401k, that comes from my employer, without my consent? Is the financial services company that manages my 401k permitted ...
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How to report 1099 Misc income while working for a different employer

I was in a company A, which got acquired in 2012. All the stocks I owned were vested immediately and 10% of the amount was kept by the acquiring company for 18 months. I left the company and joined ...
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How to troubleshoot identity verification issue when requesting credit report?

I have a long credit history (slightly more than 2 years) and so far I have no success in requesting my free credit report. There is a small caveat, I am successfully able to verify my identity at one ...
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Letting someone else pay in a check (made out to me) to their account?

I have a check made out to me (call me John Doe). I'm permanently away from my home country, where I have bank accounts; I'm now in Canada. I'd like to let a friend (call her Jane Doe) pay the check ...
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Why is this option trade considered over the counter

In this article the author says: Since June 24, crude prices halved while CVX has dropped only 20%. SPY has risen slightly less than 3% during that time period. What’s a good options ...
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What is considered high or low when talking about volume?

I was reading this Investopedia article How To Use Volume To Improve Your Trading, which talks about high and low volumes. Does "high volume" mean high compared to itself in the past? Or compared to ...
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Understanding Put Options

I would like to verify that I have a correct understanding of hedging using a put option contract. For stock XYZ, the current price is $12.50. When I look at the options trading table, it appears ...
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Where to find information about taxes in order to compare job offers?

I've been offered a few jobs in the U.S., and being a foreigner I really don't know how to calculate my take-home pay. One is a job offer in NYC with a base salary of 100k, a yearly target bonus of 15%...
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Can an individual investor easily trade options for NASDAQ-CM equities?

When I look at a NASDAQ-CM-listed company on my broker's site (or on Yahoo/Google Finance pages), there are no option prices listed. Is there some way for an individual investor to buy/sell puts/...
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Could e-file rejection rule 1040A-030-01 be due to rounding?

I got the following message when I tried to file my income tax electronically: Issue : Business Rule F1040A-030-01 - Form 1040A, Line 40 'WithholdingTaxAmt' must be equal to the sum of the ...
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Setting up a tax deferring IRA

I work for a small company, so we have like no resources for helping us understanding benefits. My employer is willing to automatically give me 5% of my annual salary if I set up an IRA account. So ...
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How to determine the cost basis on primary home converted to rental (for depreciation)

I would like to know how to calculate the cost basis for a primary residence converted to a rental property. I purchased the home in Oregon for 200k in 2005. I moved out and rented it in May 2013. ...

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