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Investing is growing money over a longer time frame. When appropriate a specific tag like stocks, mutual funds etc should additionally be used.

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Which formula you use depends on your reason for making the calculation. Return on investment is by definition the return on invested capital. That is, you calculate your returns based on what you in …
answered Dec 26 '18 by Lawrence
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Valuations aside, buyers of good domain names tend not to be repeat customers. After all, they bought a good name, so they’d probably start doing something with it, rather than looking out for the nex …
answered Sep 6 '18 by Lawrence
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When you invest in a non-GBP asset such as S&P (USD) or Developed Markets Gov Bonds (various currencies), you participate in the asset's volatility as well as the currency volatility. Consider the S& …
answered Sep 7 by Lawrence
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The prior exercise to rebalancing is checking whether you still want to hold each share. If you don’t, sell it before the rebalancing exercise. If you do and it’s cheap, that’s a buying opportunity. …
answered Mar 5 by Lawrence
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Modern money is based on promises rather than intrinsic value. A $10 bill (banknote / cash) is a promise that its issuer (bank / government) will provide $10 value on presentation of that note. That …
answered Aug 22 by Lawrence
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Nobody; or at least, no individual counterparty. Let’s use (mostly) @Michael’s labels of borrowing securities from beneficial owner A via broker B, sell high to C and buy back low from D. Note that i …
answered Oct 14 by Lawrence
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The call option writer gets the option premium. If the option is exercised, the option writer gets the agreed price but bears their own cost of acquiring the underlying share. There may be transaction …
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Your principal will last indefinitely if your interest rate (or equivalent) is at least 10%. Otherwise, spreadsheets come in very handy for these sorts of questions. Here are some formulae you can us …
answered Oct 27 '18 by Lawrence
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Asking "Why do investors invest in 'XYZ' style" is often a matter of soliciting opinions, so I don't pretend to be comprehensive in this answer. By way of disclaimer: this answer is also not professio …
answered Sep 19 by Lawrence
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You reference the Great Recession specifically, which was the 2007-2009 recession. The bear market of 2007-2009 lasted 1.3 years and sent the S&P 500 down by 50.9%. - investopedia, A History of …
answered Sep 11 by Lawrence
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It goes something like this: if something worth $10 today will cost $11 next year, then being paid $11 next year should only be counted as earning $10 today. That is, you discount the expected (futur …
answered Jan 28 by Lawrence
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Here are 5 basic asset classes: Cash - money in the bank; Bonds - like term deposits, but these are notes issued by governments or companies (often called "fixed interest" but there are also bonds t …
answered Sep 24 '18 by Lawrence
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Suppose you bought a house for $300k. Then you put in $20k of furniture and $50k of renovations. By the time you’re ready to sell, the CPI has gone up by 5%. And maybe the house itself has deteriorate …
answered May 3 by Lawrence
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To hedge against currency risk, you can convert your base currency to the trading currency first, then set up a forward exchange contract to convert the trading currency back to your base currency. T …
answered Sep 10 by Lawrence
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You ask: Any thoughts on how risky such a loan would be? The simple answer is that it is riskier than whatever you invest in. Other answers have addressed the possibility that the value of your …
answered Sep 17 by Lawrence

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