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Why a bank would propose a depositor to invest part of their money to mutual funds, instead of bank doing it itself?

Banks investing their depositors money is extremely, and systemically, risky. What if those investments lose money, even if just for a little while? The bank could collapse and the depositors could ...
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Is it a good idea to invest in a small-scale solar power plant for income?

Whether any investment makes good financial sense depends on a few factors - let's see how this project lines up: (1) What are the projected revenues from the investment? Looks like you have an ...
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Is it a good idea to invest in a small-scale solar power plant for income?

As usual, Bacon's answer is excellent. I'd like to direct some feedback to the data you specifically provided. Your anticipated cost of the solar power system is 5000€ - 7000€ and you expect to earn ...
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Why a bank would propose a depositor to invest part of their money to mutual funds, instead of bank doing it itself?

There are a few things going on here. First, banks can't just invest all their depositors' money in mutual funds. Banking relies on the idea that when you deposit money today, the bank will definitely ...
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Is it a good idea to invest in a small-scale solar power plant for income?

Another aspect that hasn't been mentioned so far, is that the low voltage system in Greece is not capable of maintaining stability while handling energy injections by distributed generation at ...
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Why a bank would propose a depositor to invest part of their money to mutual funds, instead of bank doing it itself?

Banks are already 90-100% 'invested' in assets, mainly loans and also bonds. They have plenty of ways to attract deposits and to make investments. Often, the bank's referral fee for directing ...
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Is it a good idea to invest in a small-scale solar power plant for income?

Do you think it is a good idea to use this approach, so I can have an income not based upon software engineering? If you think you are better at running a solar plant than you are at being a software ...
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What is the different about a cooperative bank?

With cooperative banks the share-holders are generally people who open accounts and deposit funds. Those deposited funds equate to shares. They are also usually operated as not for profit. In other ...
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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 a good idea to invest in a small-scale solar power plant for income?

Projections are uncertain. Especially when concerning the future. There is no guarantee that the grid owners will pay you in 2 years what they pay now. Many people have the same idea and revenue will ...
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How does dividend tax between countries work?

Why is there a need for the platform to tax the dividends and to whom does the deducted amount go? To ensure that the appropriate government get at least part of the taxes that should be owed on the ...
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How does dividend tax between countries work?

In the US, there's a law that payers have withhold 30% of the dividend value and remit it to the IRS to cover for the receiver's income tax liability. Not familiar with European laws, but would ...
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Can I have a small wage if I establish a non-profit organization/company in Greece?

A non-profit is created and run by a board of directors. Although you would be on the board initially, you would have no absolute right to be on the board, and the board could choose to replace you ...
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