Vanguard provides this handy chart to explain the difference between ETFs and mutual funds. But are there any circumstances where one should prefer to buy directly into a mutual fund rather than an exchange-traded version of the same fund? [more inside]
Structured products/notes liquidity IN PRACTICE (kind of technical) [more inside]
Could anyone recommend a good site for real time stock market news? Immediate news, if possible. Today the market started out down, then turned around and is heading up like gangbusters. I'd like to find the news that precipitated that turnaround.
Which online brokerage service do I open an account with? Who do I use? Scottrade? E-trade? Someone else? [more inside]
I remember a study of individual investor behavior, where making no trades at all gave the best return. I'm almost certain it was a Vanguard study. But I can't find it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
I've recently been looking into trading financial markets (e.g. forex, shares, etc.) However, my conclusion is that it takes a very long time and a lot of effort to do it right. I could put this effort if need be, but would prefer to focus on my career at this point. I had the thought that it would be nice to find someone who has achieved a degree of success in trading to manage an account for me (i.e. division of labor). But where would one find such a person? [more inside]
I've been seeing a lot lately about an app which lets people buy and sell gift vouchers at a discount. However, I'm curious as to how the company itself can make money.... [more inside]
As a contributor to microstock sites, would I have to register as a MOSS? [more inside]
My industry has just had a Black Swan event and has entered a period of systemic risk. [more inside]
Does anyone know of any remote, off the grid (USA or Canada) trading post(s) that are still operational?
I need to learn more about how commodities markets work for my job. Can you recommend some good sources of information, either on the internet or in print form, to learn the basics of how commodities trading works? [more inside]
My wife and I are going to dip our toes in the stock market. For the foreseeable future, I see us doing nothing other than buying (hopefully) reliable dividend-paying stock and holding it for the long- long-term (like 30 years or more potentially). We won't be doing options or even active trading other than occasional additional purchases. Who of the cheap online brokerages should we use? [more inside]
I've been trying to find what should be simple: intraday data on a large market index (such as the S&P 500). I'm willing to pay, but most sites seem to be interested in selling me collections of N stocks (where N is 12, 50, 100...), often by year, and at that rate, I'd end up paying $100s to get 11+ useless chunks of data, and one useful one (because for my purposes, I really only want to look at a single index). What are some economical sources for what I want? And, FWIW, I already know how to extract intraday (minute-wise) data from Yahoo and Google, but that's only good for about the last 90 days or so.
I finally found the bag to replace my old worn out one, but before I could pull the trigger Duluth stopped selling it. I wanted the postmasters tote (link to old page) picture one, two, three. Does anyone know a third party still carrying it or anywhere that has a similar bag. I really liked the space, and look with the fire-hose and leather materials. I have found one old e-bay sale and no hits on the Chicago area Craigslist. I know the Green does great with bags, please help.
Does anyone know a reliable on-line re-seller of Disney pins? [more inside]
A company in China is planning to use my company's name. What should I do? [more inside]
Thinking of stepping foot into Stock Options trading while in college full-time. Any advice on where to start? [more inside]
I've just accepted a job at a large Wall St bank. I have a large amount of cash to allocate at the moment and don't want to leave it in the bank earning zero interest. However, I am designated a "sensitive person" for compliance purposes in the new job and am subject to very severe restrictions on personal trading. How do people in similar situations manage their personal finances? [more inside]
Is there a place online where (presumably they would have to be nice, I would guess) people would trade money for gift cards to stores at which they shop anyway? Or something similar? [more inside]
What is the best platform for trading stocks and receiving alerts? I am using Thinkorswim right now and dissatisfied. [more inside]
I have trading cards from the early to mid 80s that I would like to get rid of. [more inside]
Looking for "cheap" but high quality masters/finance program in Europe(preferably), that has an emphasis on hedgefunds/quant/derivatives/trading and is taught in English. [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a few dozen shares in a small company that I am fond of. These are not really for investment, although I might buy shares in the future for investment. Can anyone recommend a UK online broker? The company itself is also UK-based.
Should a teacher with summers off and a little bit of savings mess with the Day Trading system to try and make some extra bones? [more inside]
Taking over a car lease- My fiance and I are wanting to take over a car lease. We have searched under leasetrader.com and swapalease.com, but there aren't many options in our area. Are there other websites you know of? Thank you!
I'm headed into Taiwan in a short while. Not to be indelicate, but I want to know what carry-on luggage-sized items I could bring to sell for a couple of bucks. [more inside]
I have approximately 3000-5000 baseball trading cards (and a few hockey and football cards) from 1978 through 1983. What's the best way to sort through them, figure out the quality, identify the more valuable cards, and sell them?
Artistic pseudonyms and the lies behind them. How far is legal? [more inside]
My brother (worried about the economy due to Australia's floods) wants to buy 40-50k in US Dollars. I know nothing about foreign exchange trading, except that apparently banks rip you off. Can anybody please give us some places to look, and some idea of how much this will cost? I pretty much need step-by-step instructions. [more inside]
What's that site or story where a guy keeps trading up and makes a million dollars or something? I recall a story, verrry fuzzy on the details... [more inside]
I was a futures systems developer, what should my next career be? [more inside]
What are the best resources for learning about financial markets, from a business perspective? [more inside]
Financial moron w/kids and no investments needs to think about the future. Help needed, I don't know where to start! (mess described inside). [more inside]
Is there a way to automate wash sale accounting/schedule D preparation for a very active investor? [more inside]
Just came across a bunch of basketball cards, looking for tips on getting proper valuation and the best way to sell these cards. [more inside]
I did something extremely stupid in the stock market and got extremely lucky. Please help me sort through the consequences. I apologize that this is very long. Hopefully it is interesting. [more inside]
I'm interested in exploring the world of investing. After doing some reading on how the markets work, some key terminologies to know etc. there are a couple of questions that elude me regarding the selling of stock, namely, when I sell my stock, who's buying it, and how exactly do I lose money on the market? [more inside]
Is there a term (like straddle, or strangle) where you bet that an underlying stock will outperform another stock? [more inside]
What types of job opportunities exist for people with a skill set derived from 3-5 years as an sector trader on the international trading desk for one of the top private equity investment firms? [more inside]
What are some great computer games for people who enjoy non-linear privateering, combat, and risky missions? [more inside]
Is it possible to learn C++ or matlab for financial engineering without a strong background in math or previous experience in computer science or engineering? Any advice would be appreciated.
Years ago (2002? 2003?), long before Etsy, there was an online community for DIY/crafty blogger types to trade materials and maybe handmade goods as well. What was it called, and what happened to it? [more inside]
What careers mainly involve buying low and selling high by knowing a market in great detail, in part by making contacts and in part by combing through reams of information - and how does a college student get an entry level job in them? NOT interested in entrepreneurial suggestions, or things that require much theory or advanced mathematics (no i-banking/hedge funds) - more emphasis on information-gathering and shrewdness. What reasonably solid jobs might there be and what's the entry path (recommended academic background, internships, etc.)?
What is the fastest way to learn online shares trading very quickly? [more inside]
Assuming that I believe that the U.S. economy will not recover in the near future, what's a relatively simple way to make a bet that would profit from my belief?
Assuming that I believe that the U.S. economy will not recover in the near future, what's a relatively simple way to make a bet that would profit from my belief? [more inside]
What will it mean for me if my new company goes public? [more inside]
I am having trouble contacting Questrade to ask them this question, and am hoping someone familiar with TSX trading rules can answer this for me: [more inside]
I have started dabbling in the stock market again, and I've been trying to figure out why conventional wisdom suggests that trading in round lots (usually of 100) is better than trading odd lots (<100). Can you help? [more inside]
If someone wanted to start out playing the Pokemon trading card game with their 7 year old kid, what is the minimal optimal current per-person set of purchases required to be able to have an interesting and enjoyable time?
Who will tell me when the Canadian dollar rises again? [more inside]
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