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Mutual fund, or ETF based on the same mutual fund?

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]
posted by RedOrGreen on Jun 14, 2016 - 19 answers

Structured products in practice

Structured products/notes liquidity IN PRACTICE (kind of technical) [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Mar 3, 2016 - 4 answers

Real Time Stock Market News?

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.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Jan 14, 2016 - 7 answers

Who do I trust with my money?

Which online brokerage service do I open an account with? Who do I use? Scottrade? E-trade? Someone else? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Oct 15, 2015 - 12 answers

Study showing that zero trades is the best?

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?
posted by wnissen on Aug 22, 2015 - 4 answers

Where/how can I find a trader in financial markets with whom to invest?

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]
posted by strekker on Jul 30, 2015 - 10 answers

How is this app profitable?

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]
posted by mippy on May 11, 2015 - 6 answers

A rolling stone gathers no MOSS, EU VAT legislation 2015

As a contributor to microstock sites, would I have to register as a MOSS? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Feb 1, 2015 - 1 answer

Survival strategies for a "Black Swan" event?

My industry has just had a Black Swan event and has entered a period of systemic risk. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2014 - 6 answers

Searching for Remote Trading Posts that are still Active.

Does anyone know of any remote, off the grid (USA or Canada) trading post(s) that are still operational?
posted by mm-ut on Jul 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me learn about commodities trading

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]
posted by tokaidanshi on Feb 23, 2014 - 3 answers

Who is the best "buy and hold" online brokerage (and what should I buy)?

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]
posted by AgentRocket on Mar 13, 2013 - 14 answers

Need intraday stock data for an index

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.
posted by IAmBroom on Mar 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Help find a discontinued bag, or something like it

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.
posted by dstopps on Mar 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Non-counterfeit Disney trading pins on e-bay?

Does anyone know a reliable on-line re-seller of Disney pins? [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on Jan 15, 2013 - 0 answers

A company in China is planning to use my company's trading name online... any advice?

A company in China is planning to use my company's name. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by davemee on Dec 20, 2012 - 5 answers

What is the best way to start trading stock options?

Thinking of stepping foot into Stock Options trading while in college full-time. Any advice on where to start? [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Oct 3, 2012 - 11 answers

How to deal with draconian personal trading restrictions when working in a Wall St bank

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]
posted by kramer1975 on Aug 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Exchanging gift cards I don't need for money I do?

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]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Jul 29, 2012 - 9 answers

What is the best stock trading (broker) pletform?

What is the best platform for trading stocks and receiving alerts? I am using Thinkorswim right now and dissatisfied. [more inside]
posted by locussst on Mar 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Getting rid of 1980s trading cards

I have trading cards from the early to mid 80s that I would like to get rid of. [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Feb 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Cheap but Quality M.S Finance Program in Europe

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]
posted by sawyerrrr on Sep 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Time to buy shares, but how? (UK)

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.
posted by NoiselessPenguin on Aug 8, 2011 - 1 answer

Can a teacher be a trader?

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]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2011 - 33 answers

Swap a Car Lease?

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!
posted by Equiprimordial on Apr 22, 2011 - 1 answer

what do you sell to the folks who sell us everything?

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]
posted by seansbrain on Apr 12, 2011 - 7 answers

What do you mean, "Don't use the checklists as checklists"?

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?
posted by not_on_display on Feb 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Artistic pseudonyms

Artistic pseudonyms and the lies behind them. How far is legal? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Jan 22, 2011 - 25 answers

Step-by-step instructions on exchanging AUD for USD

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]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2011 - 7 answers

I'd buy THAT for a dollar

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]
posted by bunny hugger on Oct 18, 2010 - 8 answers

What does a futures systems trader do next?

I was a futures systems developer, what should my next career be? [more inside]
posted by acheekymonkey on Oct 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me understand finance!

What are the best resources for learning about financial markets, from a business perspective? [more inside]
posted by problemspace on Aug 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Investment adivce for a 39 y/o clueless guy!

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]
posted by Ponderance on Jul 28, 2010 - 18 answers

Automating Sched. D wash sale accounting?

Is there a way to automate wash sale accounting/schedule D preparation for a very active investor? [more inside]
posted by de void on Jul 14, 2010 - 4 answers

How much are my basketball cards worth?

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]
posted by mealticket on May 23, 2010 - 3 answers

I Accidentally Played with the Big Boys and Won

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]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2010 - 36 answers

Can someone explain how selling stock works?

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]
posted by FireStyle on Mar 1, 2010 - 14 answers

How can you place a bet that one stock will outperform another?

Is there a term (like straddle, or strangle) where you bet that an underlying stock will outperform another stock? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Feb 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Financial world post apocalypse

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]
posted by namewithhe1d on Dec 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Does this game genre even have a name?

What are some great computer games for people who enjoy non-linear privateering, combat, and risky missions? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Nov 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Learning C++ or Matlab from scratch

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.
posted by jsmith78 on Oct 20, 2009 - 14 answers

Before Etsy: What was that DIY trading community from way back when?

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]
posted by junkbox on Oct 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Jobs buying low and selling high?

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.)?
posted by shivohum on Jul 22, 2009 - 15 answers

Learning about online shares trading very quickly

What is the fastest way to learn online shares trading very quickly? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jul 19, 2009 - 10 answers

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]
posted by realpseudonym on Jul 17, 2009 - 18 answers

Company goes public, I go...?

What will it mean for me if my new company goes public? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Limit, stop, stop-limit on the TSX with Questrade

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]
posted by omair on Apr 1, 2009 - 3 answers

Is trading round lots tradition or good practice?

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]
posted by Deep Dish on Jan 28, 2009 - 9 answers

How to get started with Pokemon TCG?

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?
posted by felix on Jan 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Queenback to Greenback

Who will tell me when the Canadian dollar rises again? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Jan 2, 2009 - 7 answers

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