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How is an ETF's NAV determined?
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An ETF manager will only allow certain financial organisations to create and redeem ETF shares. These are called Authorised Participants (APs). The APs have the resources to bundled up packages of ...

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Does it make any sense for UK private investors to hold gilts directly and outside of a tax wrapper?
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Your analysis appears to be correct. Equally, your conclusion is correct - currently it does not appear to be attractive for a private investor to hold Gilts whose yields are small and whose prices ...

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CIBC bonds with negative return
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First note that CIBC issued these bonds with a zero coupon, so they do not pay any interest. They were purchased by the market participants at a small premium, paying an average of 100.054 for a ...

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How to read bond yield quotes? What do the time, coupon, price, yield, and time mean?
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The first thing that it is important to note here is that the examples you have given are not individual bond prices. This is what is called the "generic" bond price data, in effect a idealised bond ...

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How can a Canadian individual and / or a business invest in a unmanaged index fund?
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As user quid states in his answer, all you need to do is open an account with a stock broker in order to gain access to the world's stock markets. If you are currently banking with one of the six big ...

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Is this True about Put option
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In addition to the good points made by user Aganju, the popularity of the "Covered Call" option strategy will contribute to the higher open interest found in call options over put options. Not only ...

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What is this type of risk-free investment called?
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This is what is called a Structured Product. The linked page gives an overview of the relative pros and cons. They tend to hold the bulk of funds in bonds and then used equity index futures and ...

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Rent at $1500/month in Toronto or Mortgage even with ≥ 5% interest?
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At the request of the moderator I have deleted my comment and moved it here to an answer. It is important to keep in mind that owning a condo brings with it costs over and above the cost of ...

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Best way to day trade with under $25,000
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The T+3 "rule" relates only to accounting and not to trading. It does not prevent you from day trading. It simply means that the postings in you cash account will not appear until three business ...

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What keeps exchanges in modern time from subsuming the role of brokers?
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This has already happened. However, it is not exchanges subsuming brokers, it is brokers creating their own virtual exchanges. See, for example, Physical and Virtual Exchanges. One example is BATS ...

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What is the stock warrant's expiration date here?
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These warrants do not have a fixed expiration date, rather their expiration date is dependant upon the company completing an acquisition. Thirty days after the acquisition is complete the warrants ...

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What to do if the stock you brought are stopped trading
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The Indian regulator (SEBI) has banned trading in 300 shell companies that it views as being "Shady", including VB Industries. According to Money Control (.com): all these shady companies have ...

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What is the difference between buying USDEUR compared to selling EURUSD?
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The two are not equivalent in terms of net P/L. If you take a bullish view of the dollar against the euro, then there are reasons to buy USDEUR rather than sell EURUSD. For example, suppose you ...

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Which spot Treasury bond is used to calculate this high-yield spread?
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The spot yield curve is not a chart of a single treasury bond yield - e.g., 2year of 10 year. The spot yield curve is a graph of zero-coupon bond yields plotted against time. For example, to obtain ...

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When to buy and sell bonds
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Why does the yield go up if the country is economically unstable? The yield will rise when instability increases because the risk of default increases. If the case of Greece, the instability of ...

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Volume increasing but bid/ask never changed
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Without further context it is hard to be specific, however I suspect that something along these lines is occurring : If the number of shares being offered at the current ask price is greater than ...

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Are index-tracking ETF popular in Japan?
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The Japanese stock market offers a wide selection of popular ETFs tracking the various indices and sub-indices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. See this page from the Japan Exchange Group site for a ...

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How to interpret these explanatory graphs (about option strategies)?
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The blue line is illustrating the net profit or loss the investor will realise according to how the price of the underlying asset settles at expiry. The x-axis represents the underlying asset price. ...

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Is it possible to trade US stock from Europe ?
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Any large stockbroker will offer trading in US securities. As a foreign national you will be required to register with the US tax authorities (IRS) by completing and filing a W-8BEN form and pay US ...

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Trading directly in Japanese market
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Any large stockbroker will offer trading on all major international markets, including Japan. You should be aware that trading international securities will incur larger commission charges than ...

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Market Value vs Book Value of investments
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I see from your profile that you are in Canada. In Canada we are required to use what others are calling the "average". Thus, according to your data, as at April 1, you have paid $800 for 40 shares. ...

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Why are there so many stock exchanges in the world?
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Why are there so many stock exchanges in the world? The simple answer is that there is a lot of money to be made by charging fees to facilitate the trading of securities, but there are other factors ...

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Why are historical prices of stocks different on different websites? Which one should I believe?
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On Monday, the 27th of June 2011, the XIV ETF underwent a 10:1 share split. The Yahoo Finance data correctly shows the historic price data adjusted for this split. The Google Finance data does not ...

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what does "principal plunges" mean in this context?
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I can understand your confusion here. Normally when a borrower, such as a corporation or the government, borrows money by issuing a bond, the amount being borrowed is referred to as the principal. ...

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What are "hard quote" and "instant execution" in Forex?
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The term "hard quote" means that the quote you are being given, either electronically or verbally, will be the price at which your trade is executed once you give instruction to execute the trade. ...

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Possibility to buy index funds and individual funds in a Canadian TFSA
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This page from the CRA website details the types of investments you can hold in a TFSA. You can hold individual shares, including ETFs, traded on any "designated stock exchange" in addition to the ...

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Total beginner starting to invest in oil
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In addition to those points already addressed in the comments: It is important to understand that there is a difference between what we might call the physical oil market and the paper oil market, ...

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Market Cap Calculation Based on Yahoo Financials
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The reporting of financial data in round thousands is applicable only on the tabbed page headed "Financials". The tabbed page headed "Statistics", where you are reading the total shares outstanding, ...

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Difference between CFTC COT report and COT legacy?
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First note that the total and non-reportable numbers agree between the two linked reports. The difference arises when we look at how the two reports break down the market participants into categories....

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Why would one buy a bond with negative rate?
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Why would one buy a bond with a negative rate? Buying a bond with a negative redemption yield can be profitable in real terms in a period deflation. If deflation sends prices down by 4% and you ...

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