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Employer stock via 401k same risk as personal investment?

Does investing in your employer stock follow the same market risks as investing through your personal investment stock trading account? I don't get why the stock price for my company is like over $100 in the public market but it's $42 in the 401k plan?
by vital
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:12 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Employer stock via 401k same risk as personal investment?
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Where to save money to buy a home?

Where should I put money to buy a house? Will probably save until I have ~$100k for a down payment. Also, my company offers up to 5% matching 401k and 15% discount on our ESPP. I can contribute up to 15% of my salary to the ESSP. Should I maximize my contributions to both 401k and ESPP? Is adding a ...
by vital
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Where to save money to buy a home?
Replies: 5
Views: 624

where to put fun money?

Already have 401k, Roth IRA, emergency fund, and 4k in checking for bills.

Where should I put $20k for purchasing expensive stuff like a car in the future?
by vital
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:28 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: where to put fun money?
Replies: 19
Views: 2441

How do I transfer cash to a Roth IRA?

Someone told me I would need to open a different type of IRA account and then do a roll over contribution to a Roth IRA. Is this the only way to transfer $5500 cash on the spot to a Roth IRA without through paycheck contributions? Can someone give me some details on how to do this? I also have a 401...
by vital
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How do I transfer cash to a Roth IRA?
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Which companies benefit most from these technologies?

So does Microsoft have to pay a particular company royalty fees for the Xbox One's gesture control and voice recognition technology?
by vital
Wed May 22, 2013 2:40 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Which companies benefit most from these technologies?
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Need help w/ my 401k Options

I'm 32. Should I contribute 100% to VANGUARD TARGET 2045?
by vital
Mon May 06, 2013 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need help w/ my 401k Options
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Need help w/ my 401k Options

Need some help in which option to contribute to. Have ~60k rolled over from Vanguard to Fidelity. My current company's 401k plan is managed through Fidelity but why is there Vanguard Target retirement funds as options? Is there a way to opt for the Three-fund portfolio w/ my 401k and choose a total ...
by vital
Fri May 03, 2013 12:34 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Need help w/ my 401k Options
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Which index fund should I put my money in?

Aside from my individual stock picks, I'd also like to invest in an index fund. I currently use TradeKing and Fidelity. Any recommendation for an index fund to put ~$10k in?
by vital
Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Which index fund should I put my money in?
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Which companies benefit most from these technologies?

Which companies should one invest in for these technology? Is there a patent holder?

1) Voice recognition for devices
2) Prediction software (human trend analysis)
3) Gesture control technology
by vital
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Which companies benefit most from these technologies?
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

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