Withholding tax

When an ETF which is based in one country pays out dividends to an investor based in a different country, the company running the ETF may be required to take out a part of the money to pay withholding tax.

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Volatility

Volatility is sort of a "how scary it is"-scale for a rollercoaster. Small volatility – low rises and dips. Bigger volatility – stronger ups and downs. 

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Net income

Running a business costs money. You need to buy services, get stuff and pay salaries and taxes. Net income is the “bottom line” number that tells how much money a business made after all these costs are dealt with.

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Mutual fund

With a mutual fund a lot of people can invest in a lot of things (like real estate and stocks) through one “company”. There’s an investment manager who gets paid for doing all the trading.

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Listed

A company is “listed”, when it is added to a public stock exchange – kind of like a continuous auction. When that happens, the public can buy and sell parts of the company.

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Kickback

When private bankers get money for selling a specific investment, the reward is called a “kickback”. Because of this “bonus”, they might not offer you better alternatives. That’s not good.

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Investing

You can do all kinds of things with money. Spend it, give it away, keep it, gamble it or invest it. When you invest, you put money into something and expect to have more of it back in return...

 

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HFT

High-frequency trading is done by powerful computers and complicated algorithms that analyze and move millions of trading orders very fast – up to milliseconds. 

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Fee

A price paid for a service, such as a haircut or a delivery. Investment fees are often hidden and hard to understand. You might end up with a nasty surprise of paying for things like trading or closing your account.

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ETF

An exchange traded fund is like a package or a bundle. With and ETF you can invest in a bunch of stocks, bonds or other with one simple investment.

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