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How to MAXIMIZE Income Taxes Paid by a US Corporation (Controlled foreign corporation)?

Yes, you have read this right: I would like to maximize the taxes paid by a US corporation to make sure that its income tax rate is > 25%. This is a prerequisite to avoid the profits of the US ...
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Is it reasonable to split my money across two banks for security?

I am working to build an emergency fund, so I have money available in case I need it. I have read advice about keeping money split across multiple banks, for security. The idea is: if one of my banks ...
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Invest in an US ETF or fund being a UK citizen

Is it possible to invest in a US ETF or fund being a UK citizen, without having any sort of bank or brokerage account based in the USA? I'm not talking about these ETFs / funds that hold US assets ...
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Legal owner of funds and ETFs underlying assets and risks associated with it

If you invest in a mutual fund, you aren't actually the owner of the assets, the fund is. Is this different in the case of ETFs? Is the investor the legal owner of the corresponding ETF's underlying ...
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How to define the state of “in debt”? [duplicate]

So I was reading on Forbes and it said a 2017 survey showed that 28% of workers making $50,000-$99,999 usually or always live paycheck to paycheck, and 70% are in debt. I wonder what kind of ...
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Transferring proceeds to US of real estate sale abroad

My mom just sold our small weekend house in a non-EU European country for something like US$35K. It was our family property. What would be the most elegant (meaning free of taxes, paperwork and ...
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Small business owner [closed]

Considering the current crude oil negative price situation, I do have available storage for roughly 50,000 barrels. Can be twice that much within a week. Am I in the ballpark of being someone (a small ...
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What is the purpose of raising money through “first lien notes”?

AMC is raising $500 million in "first lien notes", question is, what alternatives are there f"first lien notes"? Why would a company choose to offer "first lien notes" over other type of notes? My ...
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Historical stock price of Anadarko Corporation Jan. 8 and May 26, 1983 [duplicate]

I am looking for the common stock price of Anadarko Corporation for January 8 and May 26, 1983. Can anyone help?
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GnuCash Transaction Import Assistant - Loading Bank Statements

Confused about setting up GnuCash file using the Transaction Import Assistant to load Bank Statements. Is there a GnuCash quickstart tutorial to cover this? Expecting to load the statements and the ...
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Can I reverse an IRA contribution and re-make it later on?

Early this year, I made $5,000 in prior-year contributions to a Roth IRA. (I didn't make any IRA contributions last year.) Some time later, I withdrew $3,000 from the IRA, intending to take advantage ...
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Determining % based property appreciation

Let's say I bought a real estate for $500000 in the year 2020 and is forecasted to appreciate at a rate of 5% per annum. Given the full loan years of 30 years, at the end of 2045, the house price will ...
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Can non-domiciled UK tax residents claim back all tax paid via PAYE?

Suppose I worked in the UK for a couple of months, got paid via the PAYE system but then moved back overseas, to my permanent home. I know that PAYE calculates my due tax as if I will work in the UK ...
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investment (trading) oursourcing

Where can I outsource my investment or trading? I'm asking this question because it takes time from me and I can use my time better in my own field. I know there are some things like mutual funds, but ...
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Will stimulus create an opportunity to raise interest rates? [closed]

I don't know very much about economics myself, but I have noticed two concerns repeated often lately. One is that the recent injection (?) of trillions of dollars of stimulus money into the economy ...
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I was claimed as a dependent in 2018 but not in 2019 [duplicate]

I filed my own taxes in 2019 as a single. In 2018, I was claimed as a dependent by my parents, but they haven’t filed their 2019 taxes. Will I still receive a stimulus check?
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Can a broker make it appear they have executed a 'buy to close' trade but in actual fact they simply have taken your position?

If you wrote a call option, and the underlying spiked up creating a margin call - which was not filled, can your broker make it appear that they executed a 'buy to cover' to close your position but in ...
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Can someone explain me the mechanism behind rolling future contracts and contango influence of my investment when buying a commodity ETF (like USO)?

Why is the return of an oil fund lower than the return on oil price? The contracts have to roll over at the end of the near expiration date. If it won't roll over then the contract oil barrels will be ...
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initial margin calculation for multiple short positions

I've been trying to understand how margin requirements work for short positions (assume Reg-T US) to model for a backtesting software (I don't have direct experience with shorting, yet) I think I ...
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How can I find historic volatilty for a stock? [closed]

I sometimes read someone talking about an option's implied volatility being "high" or "low". I assume this means in relation to the historic volatility, or some rough estimate of what it "usually is ...
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Calculation of YTD return in case of portfolio rebalance

I want to calculate a couple of metrics for portfolio. However, only examples I can find over the internet do not cover portfolio rebalances. Suppose the following scenario: Jan 1st, buy portfolio ...
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Question: “Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet — line 12a” 1040 2019

2019 was not a good year and my taxable income(1040 line 11b) is $3600. I had dividend and LTCG income so Schedule D sends me to this worksheet: Qualified Dividends and Capital Gains (page 33, ...
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If an exchange is closed when does my trade execute and how?

Hi If an exchange (NYSE/LSE) is closed and I place an order, when and how (is price based on brokers users only) is it executed? I know there is pre-market, post market and out of hours periods, so ...
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Why do people buy the stocks of companies that do not pay a dividend and do not have steady growth? [duplicate]

For example, consider an airline company like AIR FRANC KLM. It doesn't manifest steady growth to support the hope that share price would be higher in the future. At the same time it doesn't pay a ...
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Tax on US income for work days spent in India

I moved to US in 30th-May-2019 on work visa and I spent 3 weeks working in India in December (my salary was still generated in the US) Would some of my US income be allocated to India in this case? ...
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I worked last year and went to school. Will I still get a stimulus check if nobody claimed me in 2019 taxes

I worked last year for only 2 weeks. Got paid once but I still filed it on my 2019 taxes and only got back $7 but I also went to school and claimed my school payments. Nobody claimed me as a dependent ...
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Waiting for a refund that was approved 4 months ago. Company stalling and not getting back to me. Can I charge them interest on the sum they owe me?

As the title says, I booked a ticket with an airline (Condor Air) August, 2019. On December, 2019, I was granted a refund because their parent company went bankrupt and the airline stopped operating ...
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Filing taxes for Canada after becoming non-resident

I left Canada for SE Asia in January 2020, and this will be first year that I'm filing to the CRA from outside of the country, so there are a few things that are unclear to me. I'll probably talk to ...
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What is this option strategy called?

Suppose, I want to do following in a single order, what will be the name of the strategy Buy 100 shares of XYZ at $50 Sell 1 Call on XYZ for strike price of $55 Sell 1 Put on XYZ for strike price of $...
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What happens to a short position when a company is nationalized?

The title speaks for itself. Would this be the same as shorting a company that goes bankrupt? So you basically get to keep all your money?
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Where does all the money go during a crisis? [closed]

We are facing a crisis right now. A lot of people are losing their jobs and they are going to have financial problems. I'm curious about what happens with the money. Let's say that the airlines go ...
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Should interest on CFD positions be subtracted from UK capital gains?

The question title says it all. If I open a CFD position and hold it for a while, I will be charged interest. Can that be subtracted from the net gain or loss of the trade?
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Investing in a different european country

Is there any particular risk (other than the normal investment risk) in investing in an european country other than yours? (i.e. if you are French or Italian and you invest in the German stock market, ...
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What are the non current assets in a balance sheet?

In order to know if companies are conservatively financed I query an API that gives me the financial information. Yet when if the information it gives for the current assets, I can't understand what ...
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How market regulations in different countries affect to the investment risk [closed]

There are some countries that have less market freedom than others (see Index of economic freedom by countries. Let's take into account only developed countries (USA, EU, UK, Australia etc.). Do ...
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Are there full price graphs of currently traded stocks? [closed]

If so, where are they? Robinhood limits graphs to 5 years and TD Ameritrade limits them to 3. I am interested in finding full data of stock prices from the start to now. I am investing in the Dow ...
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How do billionaires keep their stakes in other companies safe during economic crises?

The world economy -- and therefore also the world of finance -- is currently facing yet another existential crisis. What solution do the best and most risk averse investors, like Warren Buffet, use to ...
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Sell or keep property just purchased

I bought a house with 2 units in Switzerland recently for $750k mainly for rental income and long term security. The house returns $29,000/annum brutto rental and after deducting interest, ...
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Why are oil price updates delayed over the weekend?

I normally check oilprice.com to find out the current trading prices of crude oil. During the week, the updated quotes are typically delayed by ~10 minutes or so. I am looking today, on a Saturday, ...
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Is there any way to understand all the codes/names/symbols that describe an individual stock?

Disclaimer: I am very new to investing, so please forgive me if my question is too naive and ambiguous. My problem that I don't understand how it is so complex to identify an individual stock. I ...
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To what extent do the big boys and girls use DDM?

I am wondering to which extent versions of the DDM formula(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dividend_discount_model) is used by large banks and institutional investors etc, in some sense anyone who is ...
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Where do I report 1042 S income and tax withheld on form 1040?

I am an F1 student and I am filing joint taxes with my husband, who is a resident alien. We are to fill form 1040. As a non-resident alien when I file 1040-NR, there's space to report the fellowship ...
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Options Contracts During T-Mobile/Sprint Merge

T-Mobile and Sprint are officially merging as of today and tomorrow, changing the stock name from S to TMUS1 as of 4/2/20 According to the paper that OCC published (download here), Until the cash in ...
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Convert SP500 Market Cap and Dividend Yield to Total

There's SP500 Dividend Yield I want to build graph that would show - how much money - including dividends - I would get if I hold 1 "unit" of SP500 over time. So the dividends for every year would ...
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Tax on cash gift to child

Currently there is a $15k/year limit for tax free cash gifts to anybody. If one gifts more than $15k in one year to a child, my understanding is that the excess over $15k is subtracted from the ...
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How does a Forex broker have enough money in every currency?

For example, you open a position: you buy EUR with some amount of GBP (and when you close the position, this amount of EUR is exchanged back to GBP). Your deposit is in USD, and you even can use ...
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What is the effect of closing an account immediately after it is opened?

I applied for a credit card, intending to use an offer for no interest for X months on a purchase from the retailer offering me the card. They accepted the application, but informed me that I couldn't ...
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How to find what exchanges SPY options are traded on?

Searching for "SPY options" on Google gets me to either the CBOE website or option chains websites like Yahoo Finance. So I couldn't find an overview for all exchanges where SPY options are traded on....
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Are ETFs and Mutual Funds considered Institutional owners?

By looking at the institutional ownership of a company I see big players in the ETF/Mutual fund Markets. So my question is, are these holdings due to ETFs or instead "private" investments of public ...
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Increase width between strike prices vs. buying more contracts in a vertical spread

As I understand it, increasing the width between strike prices in a vertical spread increases your risk/reward. Alternatively, you could just buy a greater number of contracts with a small width ...

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