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I can't tell you how many times I've said this to people on similar questions - If you have to ask the question "Is this a scam?" then the answer is almost always YES!!! Always ask yourself why someone who doesn't know that YOU are any more real than you know about THEM would suddenly want to be so amazingly generous for no particular reason. If ...


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You can't verify this person, because anyone can put anything on the internet and (assuming you are not a government agency) you can have NO IDEA whether it is real / legit or not. However, you are right to be suspicious and I'm afraid this is a scam. Think about it - if you were elderly and had no family and plenty of wealth, would you find a stranger on ...


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So first let's clear up some terminology: An index in not a "fund". It is just an abstract list of companies and their relative weights to make up some number. You can't invest in an index directly. Instead, you buy units of an index fund that tries to replicate the returns (changes) of that index, either by fully replicating if they have enough ...


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Basically it depends on the fund. For every fund there is a prospectus that states what the fund is doing, how it will do it and what this will cost your. It is strongly recommended to read this before buying a fund. An index fund typically has a rebalancing interval stated in its papers, often quarterly. This means that it will 4 times a year sell stocks ...


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Is buying an index ETF which contains my company insider trading? If you make the decision to buy based on material, non-public information, then yes. Legally, buying an ETF that contains non-trivial quantities of a company's stock is the same as buying the company's stock for insider trading purposes. If I buy this ETF is it will be considered insider ...


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First of all, insider trading is only illegal when you have material, non-public information that affects your trading decision. So if you do not have any pertinent information that could be considered the reason for your trade (i.e. you're making one-off trades and not part of a systematic trading program) then you'd be fine. As to whether it's a violation ...


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