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Should I stockpile nickels?

Nine years later, we know that pursuing this strategy is a losing proposition. Using the Base Metal Coin Melt Value Calculation at coinflation.com as you suggested, we see that $10.00 of nickels is ...
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Reason for drop in REIT ETFs over last couple weeks

It's hard to give an objective answer to this question. REITs tend to behave more like bonds than like stocks. The expectation of rising interest rates, as well as a general "risk on" mood, could ...
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Why did the price of ASH common stock drop when the market opened on May 15, 2017?

Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (ASH) sold off their ownership in Valvoline Inc. (VVV). Friday, May 12 was the distribution date of the sale; at the end of the day, every stockholder of ASH received 2....
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May 6, 2010 stock market decline/plunge: Why did it drop 9% in a few minutes?

It has been a very long time since this question has been touched, but doing some digging on some of the provided Wikipedia links, it seems that there is a clearer answer in this page on the 2010 ...
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Difference in Ruble prices on Forex vs Moex

The MOEX price has been frozen when the MOEX exchange was last operational. It is not current. Trading there has been suspended to prevent panic runs until the new normal settles in. The FOREX price ...
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Is it possible to trace the source of bills that I've collected in USA by serial number?

Consider the scale of the problem of tracking paper money. Here is the chain of custody that would have to exist for you to get in any trouble at all: The US Federal Reserve shares with Turkey the ...
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Can everyday people profit from unexpected world events?

NASDAQ has Pre and After market : NASDAQ Trading Schedule Regular Trading Session Schedule The NASDAQ Stock Market Trading Sessions (Eastern Time) Pre-Market Trading Hours from 4:00 a.m. to ...
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Can everyday people profit from unexpected world events?

The NYSE is not the only exchange in the world (or even the only one in the USA). Amazingly, the London stock exchange works on London time, the Shanghai exchange works on Shanghai time and the ...
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Dealing with event driven market volatility

If you are worried about an increase in volatility, then go long volatility. Volatility itself can be traded. Here in the US there is an index VIX that is described as tracking volatility. What VIX ...
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Dealing with event driven market volatility

If you're worried about volatility, and you're in mostly long positions, you should be looking to diversify your portfolio (meaning, buying some stocks that will do better in a bear market) if it's ...
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What and which side determine the change in exchange rate

The exchange rate between two currencies is simply the price that the most recent market participants were able to agree on, when trading. ie: if the USDCAD is 1.36, it's because the last trade that ...
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What happens to brokerage accounts during severe financial crises?

What typically happens to brokerage accounts during similar situations? This depends on country, time and situation. Nothing is predictable in such situations. In Greece during the said period the ...
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Is it possible to trace the source of bills that I've collected in USA by serial number?

No, they don't track this information, especially not at the general-public-facing level. Who knows where else that bill has been? Maybe I got it from a bank, spent it at a store, who gave it as ...
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AUDUSD vs. Apple's bad results in China - WHY is this positive correlation (it has nothing to do with AUD!)?

The drop in AAPL on Jan 3, 2019, was enough to affect several major US stock indices. The falling stock market led many investors to move into bonds, increasing US bond prices and reducing US bond ...
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Are there full price graphs of currently traded stocks?

Google "Free Charts Stocks Historical" and you'll find a number of web sites that provide charts of stocks with varying amounts of historical data. They'll usually provide up to 1/2 a dozen time ...
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Can everyday people profit from unexpected world events?

When the Brexit vote was in, it so happened that I had entered a short position on SPY a few days prior. I had a thesis that it was overbought and due for a downdraft, although I was not thinking of ...
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Can everyday people profit from unexpected world events?

Depending on your country (basically, if you're not a US citizen), you can consider using a CFD brokerage. A CFD brokerage allows you to trade commodities, currencies, or stocks without having to ...
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