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Why oil, gas and metal ETFs simultanously drop?

The world is being rocked by a global health issue, even if the danger has passed in many parts of the world, the world economy is still being impacted. Inflation is at historic highs in many parts of ...
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Does 401k contribution to index fund pay dividends?

Although the answer by google-cloud is perfectly satisfactory to the OP, it is nonetheless incorrect in several places. Mutual funds, including index funds, have the choice of paying out the ...
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Does 401k contribution to index fund pay dividends?

Is the S&P 500 index fund a mutual fund? With a mutual fund, dividends a̴r̴e̴ ̴u̴s̴u̴a̴l̴l̴y̴ ̴(̴m̴a̴y̴b̴e̴ ̴a̴l̴w̴a̴y̴s̴?̴)̴ can be automatically reinvested without the dividends showing up on ...
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Does converting a foreign company's profit to US dollars change the PE ratio?

You should be comparing apples to apples. So if you're converting the share price at today's exchange rate, you should convert the earnings at today's exchange rate.
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Is diversification better

As Warren Buffett says: diversification is a protection against ignorance. He says that diversification makes little sense if you know how to analyze and value businesses, because no singe person can ...
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Why is the YTD return for my 401k contributions down 20% but the YTD return on S&P500 is 1.5%?

Does that mean that my 401k portfolio of investments is being managed extremely poorly ? I am only going to focus on this aspect of the question I imagined that my 401k investments must be going to ...
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Why is the YTD return for my 401k contributions down 20% but the YTD return on S&P500 is 1.5%?

The S&P 500 is not up 1.5% YTD. The S&P 500 closed at 4766.18 on 12/31/2021. Today, 6/15/2022, it closed at 3789.99. This represents a 20.5% decline. This does not include dividends, which ...
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What does "haircut" mean here?

In investing and other financial contexts, a haircut means a reduction applied to the value of an asset. This means, in this case, that they reduce the value of accounts receivable and inventory (as ...
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Transfer holdings to different broker w/o paying capital gains?

Yes, it is possible. Brokerages should allow moving in assets from other accounts and have specific forms for that. In this case you don't need to liquidate and repurchase, your portfolio will move as ...
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Can I take profit in option trading if

Option basics: You paid 80 for the right to buy the stock at 2100. If you can sell the option for 85 (which means the bid is 85 - the last traded price is irrelevant), then yes, you could sell your ...
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Why would anyone invest in a stablecoin (e.g. TerraUSD)?

In a vacuum it could function as a currency investment. So if I wanted to invest in indian rupees: I could buy a rupee stablecoin. As opposed to dealing with forex brokers and amassing physical paper.
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How can I invest in gold without taking physical possession?

I personally think John has the best solution (with gold ETFs), BUT here's another solution via crypto I'd like to add. There's an awesome service called PaxGold (which I have used myself) which is a ...
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Why are there fees on international online transactions?

Banks and payment institutions are complex businesses, with lots of regulatory constraints and oversight. They have to check their customers and the origin of funds per anti-money laundering and ...
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Why are there fees on international online transactions?

Banks are businesses, and their reason of existence is to make money, like all businesses. If you know a cheaper way to transfer money around the world, potentially exchanging the currency in the ...
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Why should I hold stocks for the long term when the risk of more companies going bankrupt increases over time?

That's why people usually invest long-term in ETFs instead of individual stocks. I am not saying it is not recommended to invest long-term in any stock. You can do that if you do extensive due ...
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