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There are two primary indices in India, the NIFTY 50 and SENSEX (30). There are many funds that invest in either of these indexes. While these may not be representative of the entire stock market, they would represent a significant percentage. Most total stock market funds are capitalization weighted, so proportionately invest more in the larger market ...


Something close to what you're looking for would be a balanced/tactical allocation fund, like VBIAX. It invests in a fixed mix of 60% stocks, 40% bonds. When the market crashes, to rebalance, it will sell bonds to buy stocks. It will do the same in reverse if the market soars. All while keeping a very low expense ratio and needing no action on your part.


While possible in theory, there is no index-backed shorting available as far as I know, and there's several reasons why they probably won't ever be around. Mainly because it would cater to too small of a client base. What you can do is regular index fund ownership plus regular shorting, which would fully hedge your Facebook position. Here's some ...


Per your link, you own 1.89% FB. Multiply that by $200k and you have $3,780 of FB risk. FB is approximately $175 so you'd short 22 shares for a credit of $3,850. The additional credit of $70 would coincidentally de-risk FB from the additional index purchase. At my broker, the borrow rate for FB is currently 0.25% and the annual borrow fee for this ...


You could accomplish this with any ETF and a limit order. Just decide what price indicates the stock market has crashed and set the limit order to buy at that price or better.


For the money in the beneficiary IRA, you should be able to pick from a group of Investments. This can include stock funds, bond funds, and even individual stocks. Those funds can be mutual funds or Exchange traded funds. It is likely among those lists of options some will be index funds, which are great because of their low costs. If you have earned income ...

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