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Is this an investment scam?

A foreign investment group cold called me with a 'fantastic investment opportunity'. This is a scam, right? If so, it's a very sophisticated one. How can I find out for sure? [more inside]
posted by A Very Muddled Alpaca on Jul 21, 2015 - 16 answers

When to invest in index funds?

I want to start investing in index funds, but most that I look at have gone up in value quite a lot over the last two years. Would it be smarter to wait for a drop before investing, or just go in now? [more inside]
posted by A Very Muddled Alpaca on Jul 16, 2014 - 14 answers

What should my elderly parents do with their only asset, a liquid $250K?

I'm seeking as many opinions as I can get from people with knowledge of financial advising and/or trusts & estates and/or estate planning, about what my parents (in their 80s) ought to do with their $250,000 in liquid assets. I'm NOT looking for the kind of detailed plan we'd get from an advisor whom we hire; I'm looking for short, quite general, common sense answers (such as "These ONE OR TWO types of instruments are good/bad; all others are to be avoided/considered.") I'm also looking for as many answers as I can get. In order to get that assortment of answers, I want to disclose only a very few specific things about the folks: 1. they currently rent an apartment; they do not own a home. 2. they are in their 80s--relatively healthy and can drive, shop, take care of themselves, but I'm not sure how long that'll last. I'd like to see them in a retirement community within a couple years. 3. Their only income (which doesn't amount to much) is social security. 4. They lose about $2,100 in total expenses every month. That's just about equal to what they take in each month. 5. Their one and only significant asset is a liquid $250,000. Okay, at their age, and considering all the above, WHAT IS/ARE THE MOST PRACTICAL THING(s) THEY SHOULD DO WITH THAT LUMP OF LIQUID MONEY? THANK YOU from their worried adult child with a family of my own!
posted by losdavos on Oct 24, 2013 - 14 answers

How big of a scam is Dean Graziosi

How big of a scam is Dean Graziosi? [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Feb 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Trying to prosper in Masschusetts

How can I use Prosper.com to invest while living in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Sep 27, 2012 - 1 answer

Invest $60000

$60000. How to best invest my money? I recently purchased a home and am thinking about putting most of it towards the principal and using some to pay off my student loans. I'm also thinking about using the money towards investments but don't know much about the investment world. I would love to invest in something safe with a good return. I'm also somewhat young, 34, and feel like I should really be thinking about my family's future. Any suggestions on how to best use/invest my money would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time!
posted by Direwolf on Aug 23, 2012 - 14 answers

The ultimate first-world problem

I'm a young person with no debt and a pile of money to invest. The catch: I'm not real confident about the long-term health of the US economy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2012 - 25 answers

What to do with $20,000

I have $20,000. I want to do something to make this money grow. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Atlantic on May 8, 2012 - 24 answers

Where is the Ubuntu "Invest" Data stored?

Can anyone tell me where the Ubuntu "Invest" applet stores its quote data?
posted by Scoops on Feb 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Investing in an oil spike

I have a good feeling the oil price will go through the roof (+50%) in the next 6-12 months. How can I profit from this in the UK? [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Oct 13, 2011 - 14 answers

I need to find a better place for money than my mattress.

What's the best place for an American to invest around US$50,000 at this time? [more inside]
posted by 5ean on Oct 1, 2011 - 34 answers

Is coin collecting a rational approach to investing in metals?

Is coin collecting a rational approach to investing in metals? Is coin collecting the funnest way to invest in metals? [more inside]
posted by GPF on Aug 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Index fund or term deposit?

Can someone shed some light the differences between term deposits and index funds in Australia? That is, what's best for me? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Jun 14, 2011 - 8 answers

College student new to the world of investing...

Should I go with the stock market? Or perhaps something less risky such as a CD? How much knowledge do I need to thrive in the stock market? Halp! [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Feb 5, 2011 - 24 answers

How do I push traffic to my blog?

How do I drive traffic to my value investing blog? [more inside]
posted by prunes on Dec 11, 2010 - 15 answers

What to do with 100k?

What to do with 100k? My wife and I together have been able to save just over 100k over the last couple of years, which is nominally reserved for the purchase of a house. I am looking at potential alternatives that may be a better short/medium term investment. We already have another 100k reserved for an emergency fund. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2010 - 21 answers

What are the best practices for investing for a non profit?

What are the best practices for investing for a non profit? Details about this particular situation inside. [more inside]
posted by christonabike on Mar 31, 2010 - 3 answers

I Don't Like Money

I honestly have no interest in money, but I'm constantly reminded to invest my money. I've tried learning about it with little success, presumably because of my uncommon beliefs regarding money. So how do I invest this stuff so that I can maximize my joy in life and minimize my reliance on money? [more inside]
posted by Kippersoft on Nov 23, 2009 - 22 answers

Would I be crazy to invest in a money market account now?

I want to invest, but I'm a little wary, is a money market the right choice for me? [more inside]
posted by DrDreidel on Oct 7, 2008 - 10 answers

invest 1 million dollars guaranteed income

Where should one invest 1 million dollars for guaranteed income ? I have been reading that there are Fidelity and Vanguard income funds guaranteed for life. Please suggest how/where to invest 1 million dollars for at least 10% interest per year. Thank You. endless
posted by endlessknot on Aug 19, 2008 - 18 answers

where to invest?

so ive got like $3500 or so that i want to put into either a roth ira and some index funds.....or that id like to put all together in the market. there are these funds ive been reading about a little in the market itself that are labeled as 'safe' bets. they pay anywhere from 10-15% return and are pretty much all in energy, oil, gas, drilling, and that sort of thing. it's buy and hold on a smaller scale. anyway, that's one option and the other option is to just put the minimum in a roth and buy about a grand's worth of fidelity funds. my goals are to be able to help pay rent and to build small amounts of wealth. alright, lemme know what you think.
posted by locoindio on Apr 18, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me budget!

Given that I have no bills to pay, what percentage of my wages should I save and how much should I take as spending money? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Apr 6, 2008 - 19 answers

How do I invest in Euros?

Are there any financial institutions available in the US to buy Euros as a hedge against the falling dollar? [more inside]
posted by pikaboy202 on Mar 4, 2008 - 20 answers

Good news: I've got US$100,000! Bad news: for one year.

Asking for a friend. As the result of a credit card arbitrage scheme, he's going to have a hundred thousand bucks to invest for a period of one year (that is to say, until the 0% APR ends). [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme on Feb 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Which type of ETF to go for

I have $2000AUD to spend on Exchage-Traded Funds and I can't decide what to go for. [more inside]
posted by Jimmeh on Feb 1, 2008 - 2 answers

I live in the UK. How should I invest £20,000?

I live in the UK. How should I invest £20,000? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Rich Dad, Poor Dad: buying out a family home

Is investing in this house a good deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2007 - 21 answers

Searching for low risk, high yield, low timeframe investments.

I'm trying to get some decent, low risk investment income in the short term, as I am in a state where I may need access to my funds as early as 6 months to a year from now. Where should I put my money? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Sep 21, 2006 - 10 answers

Taxation consequences for an expatriate investor?

My friend is a USA citizen permanently residing in Australia. What are the taxation consequences of choosing to invest a windfall in the USA rather than Australia? [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Sep 4, 2006 - 4 answers

Which will be bigger: biodiesel or ethanol fuel?

Should I invest in companies developing biodiesel or ethanol fuel? [more inside]
posted by ykjay on Feb 16, 2006 - 15 answers

When you own stock in a company that is being acquired, how do you know wether to sell the shares or let them be converted?

When you own stock in a company that is being acquired, how do you know wether to sell the shares or let them be converted? [more inside]
posted by quadog on Oct 3, 2005 - 4 answers

Managed Fund, too good to be true?

Managed Fund, too good to be true? [more inside]
posted by amigasteve on Aug 18, 2005 - 13 answers

How do I use my stock options?

Any investors out there? My company gave me some stock options for the last several years, and I haven't a clue how to to use them. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by benjh on Apr 17, 2004 - 12 answers

Google IPO

What is the best way to get in on Google's IPO? I know nothing about investing, other than having a 401k. Can the average Joe get in on it without paying a broker or something like that?
posted by quibx on Jan 6, 2004 - 9 answers

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