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If you're just planning to buy-and-hold, it is worth considering whether the value of the time you spend on searching for a cheap brokerage will not dwarf the savings. Around here (Denmark) banks don't generally seem to charge fees merely for holding stock for you. They charge a commission for each trade, some fractional percentage of the value which could ...


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There are two types of inquiries: the hard pull, indicating a new account has been applied for, and the soft pull, which is either a consumer reviewing his own info or a bank running scans to find potential new customers. The soft pulls do not affect your FICO score.


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Banks that offer brokerage services tend to charge high commissions and some charge additional account maintenance fees. Therefore, it's possible that your bank may not be the best choice. Best broker depends on what your needs are. If all you want is the ability to buy and sell stocks occasionally, I'd suggest that you look for a reputable broker in a ...


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(All slightly guessing: this is how things are in one or two European countries I know, and chances are your European country works similarly - but things do differ between countries - so please double check how it is actually for you) I'd suggest to start with a broker that operates in your country. Once you know how things work locally, you can explore ...


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What you want is a simple discount brokerage. Brand names here in the US include ETrade, Vanguard, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, and others. Some of them do business in Europe (though Fidelity US split from Fidelity Europe), and there will likely be comparable companies in Europe which do this. Features are generally Buy any major stock, mutual fund, ETF, ...


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Assuming I found the correct calculator, I ran the numbers you provided and also got a result of more than $200 per month .. $2584 to be exact. Upon inspecting the results (click the "Detailed Results" button), what stands out is the "Self-employment tax" of $2515. Because you entered Self Employment income and not W-2 income, you're triggering the self-...


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You're looking for a discount brokerage firm. Discount brokers "charge clients significantly lower fees than traditional brokerage firm but without providing investment advice. Discount brokers typically allow investors to buy and sell securities on-line while offering comparatively fewer services and/or support." To use one of your examples, E-trade ...


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I'm going to go with "ridiculous notion." :) The vast majority of businesses are legitimate, run by honest people trying to earn a living for themselves and their employees. These days, almost all of them accept credit cards. Crooked businesses are a very small minority. When a bad business over charges you, you dispute the charge, and you get your ...


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Blue simply means a higher price than the previous price, red means a lower price than the previous price and black is the same price as the previous price. So for EUR/USD the sell price is lower than the previous sell price, whilst the buy price is the same as the previous buy price. For GBP/USD both the sell and buy prices are higher than the previous ...


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You can buy Amazon.com electronic gift cards using a gift card of any amount. I recently had three gift cards each with a balance of under three dollars. I used them to buy three Amazon.com gift cards in three different transactions. Now I have a consolidated $5 and change to use the next time I order something from Amazon.


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This should be what you seek. Yahoo Euro vs S&P the link shows:


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I can only answer from a US perspective, and you need to check if it is different in your country. You can find a traditional brokerage firm and develop a relationship with a broker in the firm, or you can go to an on-line brokerage firm. Two examples of the latter are e-Trade or Ameritrade, but there are others. You should do a bit of research before ...


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The website is running a series of WebAssembly process. As a computer program, it can do anything. e.g. cryptocurrency mining Use the computer as a proxy to conduct some "profitable task" Use the computer to generate traffics to conduct click fraud Turn the computer into a malware botnet, conduct illegal DDoS against some victim doing some other "...


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REIT's are a different beast than your normal corporate stock (such as $AAPL). Here is a good article to get you started. From there you can do some more research into what you think you will need to truly evaluate an REIT. How To Assess A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Excerpt: When evaluating REITs, you will get a clearer picture by looking at ...


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I have also tried Mvelopes in the past, and my experiences match yours. I currently use the desktop version of YNAB:You Need a Budget (YNAB 4), and I like it much better. Where we failed after a while with Mvelopes, we are succeeding with YNAB, and have been now for the last 3.5 years. I don't want this to sound like a commercial for YNAB (I will give ...


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Backtesting is a good way to check the performance of a trading strategy or idea over various market conditions. By paper trading in current market conditions and backtesting in various past market condition, you should be able to design a robust trading system that is able to perform well under most market conditions. Of course as you said backtesting (as ...


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You shouldn't sign a return that you're not 100% sure to be correct. You're signing the return under penalties of perjury, keep that in mind. Since this is a State return, you can submit the Federal return separately, and wait with the State return until they figure the problem out. Or, you can do it manually on a PDF downloaded from here. You can use form ...


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You should not knowingly submit a false tax return. This would expose you to criminal sanctions in addition to fines and penalties. Obviously, criminal charges would be extremely unlikely in this case given the software you are using. My advice to you is to wait and try to get this resolved to your satisfaction with hrblock.com. If you are unable to do so ...


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I received the same error message and was able to resolve the issue by checking line 7 of my 1040 form( where the total income from wages,tips,etc as stated on the W-2) and deleting the quantity I had placed in either of the gray boxes. If you wrote the sum of your income on the doted lines in either of the gray areas of line 7 (or other such areas on other ...


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Your math shows that you bought an 'at the money' option for .35 and when the stock is $1 above the strike, your $35 (options trade as a contract for 100 shares) is now worth $100. You knew this, just spelling it out for future readers. 1 - Yes 2 - An execute/sell may not be nesesary, the ooption will have time value right until expiration, and most ofter ...


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TD Ameritrade has a feature called "Link Accounts" that lets you manage all of your accounts from a single login. It's been a while since I did it, but I believe you send a link request from your primary account to all of the other accounts you want to link, and then go into the other accounts to approve that. I've got my account, my wife's Roth IRA, and ...


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Power Options is one such example of what you seek, not cheap, but one good trade will recover a year's fee. There's a lot you can do with the stock price alone as most options pricing will follow Black Scholes. Keep in mind, this is a niche, these questions, while interesting to me, generate little response here.


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Backtesting via software always has a variety of limitations and assumptions that the software makes, whether it is in placing the trades, or how realistically you would get filled on the trades, or how the software calculates profits and losses. Another limitation is that in a real world market, you real trade will affect the outcome of that trading day. ...


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Company Distribution is attempting to show a histogram of how many companies fall within a given range so you can visualize the number of companies that meet a certain parameter. For example if you move the "Market Cap" sliders so the minimum slider is just before the large rise in the distribution and move the maximum slider so it is just after the fall ...


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Spreadsheets need not be static, they can pull data from the web. This article describes the method you seek.


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In some stores that is done. When I shop at the Apple store or at the Farmers market the receipt is automatically sent to my email address. Why don't others do it? If the target of the itemized receipt is a credit card company they would be sending data that they spent collecting to another corporation. The grocery store is collecting your data so they can ...


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I believe the site you are referring to is http://www.metalprices.com/ It contains prices and charts for all metals and metal indexes.


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You need to consult a lawyer in your area. Generally speaking though, if you breach the T&C, they don't have to follow them either, which means that whatever they were responsible for in those terms and conditions, they're no longer responsible. So if you get hacked, and they can prove you breached T&C by sharing your credentials, they are ...


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I don't think there is a law against it. For example comdirect offers multi banking so you can access your accounts from other banks through the comdirect website. My guess would be: Germans are very conservative when it comes to their money (preferring cash above cards, using "safe" low interest saving accounts instead of stocks) so there just might be no ...


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I have invested in stocks since 1997. I have never used a broker or advisor. My father in law, a doctor, taught me how to pick stocks. I started with $15,000 in 1998 and now have hundreds of thousands in stocks. Before you invest, read Peter Lynch and Jesse Livermore. Don't risk a dollar / euro until you hear it straight from stock traders that made a ...


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