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Common advice given is that if you decide to become an active or passive investor, you should stick with the choice you've made. That you're less likely to be successful if you try to pursue both active and passive investing strategies. Do you have a source for this? That advice is so very wrong. It suggests, that once you make a choice you can never ever ...


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Common advice given is that if you decide to become an active or passive investor, you should stick with the choice you've made. No you shouldn't. It is perfectly fine to supplement an active portfolio by passive index funds, or to supplement an index fund portfolio with several carefully chosen stocks. What is bad advice is to buy lots of various active ...


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With that little amount of money I would consider penny stocks or low priced stocks, under $5. It's a good way to leverage such a low investment amount. There are so many good companies out there trading for pennies or a few dollars. Many people don't know that Apple was once a penny stock.


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Consider an at-the-money Dec Call Option on IWM and that's about $12 * 100-share-contract for a total cost of about $1200. Then IWM is currently about $98 a share so the call option is a position that speculates that IWM will be higher than $98 + $12 per-share in December. The beginning position size is $98 * 100 or $9800 ! In other words a $1200 option ...


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There are many mutual and index funds you can invest in for very small minimums (down to single digit dollars at some brokers). There are also free/hyper discount brokers that allow you to buy ETFs and even individual stocks for no commission, where your only barrier of entry is the cost of a single share of the ETF or stock. You can definitely get started ...


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Since you are asking a lot of questions at once, this answer is a non-exhaustive list of options to consider: Setup an emergency fund first. A usual recommendation runs at 3-9 x your monthly salary. Due to the german social safety net, this multipler can be lower, but as you are a foreign national(?), you might rather err on the higher side. Deal with any ...


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