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The Investment FAQ is an educational service operated by the compiler, an amateur investor, with considerable assistance from volunteers in the internet community. No part of The Investment FAQ should be construed as professional investment advice. Specific stocks, funds, bonds, or investment services are never promoted in The Investment FAQ, and neither the compiler nor any contributor has any financial interest in whether a reader uses the information offered here. You, the reader and possibly an investor, are responsible for how you use this information. Consult a professional such as a tax advisor or financial planner to get specific advice that is tailored to your needs.

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