What is difference between stock and mutual funds?

A stock (also called equity) is a small percentage share in a business whereas a mutual fund is a trust that pools capital from multiple people and is managed by a fund manager that invests according to the fund’s investment objective.

A mutual fund may hold stocks if its investment object is to invest in equities. It may also hold fixed income securities such as government bonds, corporate bonds, fixed deposits, commercial paper, etc.

Advantages of investing in stocks

  1. No fees – A mutual fund charges fees to manage your money. In the case of a stock you are buying a small share of a large business.
  2. More flexibility – If you are directly buying stocks you can tailor your investment strategy to anything you want whereas in a mutual fund you need to pick from the available strategies.

Advantages of investing in a mutual fund

  1. Simple – In the case of stocks you need to first do research on which stock to buy or find an advisor. In the case of a mutual fund you still need to do the research but once you have picked a m

Could a tiny house be powered on Li ion?

DC power is used all the time in the tiny floating houses we call boats.

Many people live on barges, sailboats and power boats of various kinds, either in harbours or in remote locations. Or, of course, travelling between the two. Another off-grid use like this is remote living on land.

Depending on exactly how close you’d like to get to urban life, this lifestyle requires the use of a lot of batteries, big inverters, and consequently plenty of charging capability. Boaters have different approaches to the issue: some use an AC generator and divert some power to battery charging so that the generator does not have to be on all the time; some use a small diesel DC generator to charge the batteries and everything runs off them, using inverters to create AC mains power; many, especially sailboats in transit, use multiple types of small renewable power sources such as solar, wind and towed turbines to charge their batteries, or to assist the main charging device such as a diesel generator of some kind.

The battery banks at this time are mostly variants on the 12 volt battery theme as this is currently the cheapest amps-per-dollar electrical storage system at small scale. Battery banks (groups of batteries connected together) can be 6v or 12v cells, and organised to provide 12, 24 or 48 volts for the inverters. 24 volts is a good solution for up to 3 kW inverters, to run for example a domestic washing machine for clothes.

Li-ion cells are making headway though, and if Tesla’s Powerwall gains a reputation for reliability we might see it (or similar offerings) used for remote marine applications; then, the 12 and 6 volt traction batteries currently the best choice will have a competitor. The lithium cell approach is more compact and much lighter, but at higher cost.

Marine-based users will first want to see a history of 99% reliability with Li-ion packs, as is available with lead-acid. Only the worst cases of bad luck or breakdown wreck lead-acid power banks: a full-on lightning strike or an alternator malfunction that cooks the batteries, for example. These don’t happen often. Battery failure might in the worst case lead to a life or death situation on boats, so going the Li-ion route is a real leap in the dark currently.

I’ve been part of a community that has used small Li-ion power banks extensively since 2010, and the most common feature of that use has been fires and explosions. Progress is quick though, so what applied 5 years ago (never use power banks based on Li-ion or any similar technology, it’s far too dangerous) has changed to: use lithium-associated technology with caution: thermal runaway issues must be very carefully countered by cryogenic or similar cooling plant, and the charge and discharge parameters must be controlled about a million times more carefully than for lead-acid or similar technologies.

It’s not easy to get right. If your lithium power bank is designed by idiots without a clue, like the Boeing Dreamliners’ were, expect numerous fires and failures. You need real expertise to design lithium systems properly and it’s far from universal. They don’t even know how to do it at Boeing, despite the vast funds available, which should give you a clue about the problems.

Practical applications
The two things you’d need to know before going the off-grid route – as this is basically what you’re talking about – are:

  1. Even if you cut back a bit compared to mains electrical power use in a house, a normal urban lifestyle uses a ginormous amount of electricity. Going off-grid in any way, on land or water, demands economies in that area. You just can’t afford to squander power as if it is an endless and infinite resource.
  2. In order to support a battery-powered lifestyle, you need a lot more batteries and more charging capability than you’d think. Generally, a very great deal more. Big charging capability (diesel or solar/wind etc.), big battery banks, and big inverters. Actually a range of inverters, as you want to be running the smallest you can use at any time, as they have an overhead (a small drain current) proportionate to size, whether or not AC is being drawn.

The other thing is the investment cost. Using AC mains has a convenient monthly payment plan. Using DC power takes an investment of hundreds, to thousands when doing it properly.

Does anyone here have a rank between 1 to 4000 on the VITEE 2017?

Of course. A friend of mine got 456 rank last year. There are no errors in the results. The only reason less people in under 4000 rank are seen is because they get good mains and advanced scores as well and they move there. Beyond that there is a tremendous amount of competition for the seats at vit

Who are the best teachers for IPCC?

My answer would be more helpful to a person who is or will do a full time grad., as time will be less. 'Less time and more needs to be done.'
 Accounts – Praveen sharma, I took his coaching for Final. Hands down! He is amazing. So patient and clarity in concept. For him teaching is a passion. I can just go on and on about him. So let me stop here
 Law and Audit- Surbhi bansal. V.K agarwal and gurukripa paduka book itself is a self study book. is good. Although her book you may like it or not.
 Here I would like to add that if you take a non correspondence http://b.com then you can always do these two subjects by yourself.
 I did it so I can say self study is not difficult.
 Taxation- I would suggest T.N manoharan or vinod gupta itself is a self study book.
 Again self study done.
 Cost accounting – Purushottam sir(Aaditya Jain Classes) is best for this . I scored 83 marks .

IT and SM – God! This subject! Horrible. Well courtesy SM I cleared this paper. So this subject also you can do it yourself. Isn't much. Choose any book of your choice.

What do you call a plagiarizing plagiarism addresser?

Plagiarist. Simple as that. They are not necessarly a hypocrite as we do not know what opinions they express on plagiarism. They could, for example, copy another report which says “Plagiarism is a fine thing to do and universities should stop bothering about it.” in which case the spirit of the report tallies perfectly with their actions – but the work is plagiarised and they are a plagiarist.

Can a tenant legally evict a co-tenant?

Generally, no.

A co-tenant is named as one of the tenants on a lease.

Another tenant on the lease can’t kick them out; only the landlord with whom the lease was established can kick them out. In other words their contract is with the landlord, not with the other tenant.

Depending on the specific wording of the contract, the landlord may or may not have the power to evict one co-tenant, but not the others — or the landlord must evict them all — or the landlord can choose to not renew the lease for one or more co-tenants, but not others.

It’s also possible — but unlikely — that the language of the lease would allow one co-tenant to quit before the others do. What can happen, however, is that at least 30 days prior to the end of the lease, a co-tenant can notify the landlord that they do not intended to renew the lease.

So if there are two people, and one of them is a “bad roommate” and the other a “good roommate”, then:

  • The “good roommate” can’t kick the “bad roommate out”
  • The landlord may be able to kick just the “bad roommate” out, if there is cause
  • The landlord may have to kick both of them out, to be rid of one of them
  • The “good roommate” can, with sufficient notice (usually statutorily, 30 days — check your lease agreement to be sure) prior to the end of the lease notify the landlord of intent to not renew and move out on the “bad roommate”

Otherwise: the “good roommate” is stuck with “the bad roommate”.

What is the best strategy for selling freight forwarding services?

Being a freight forwarders, they actually sell organization, coordination, consolidation of various services which aim at the proper movement of our customer’s freight from one location to another. what we need to know is what is actually our customer looking at. What kind of transportation they use, how they perceive such vague notions as “short transit time” and “low freight cost”, what is their understanding of the “quality forwarding services”. And this we can find out only by listening and asking the right questions. We should understand that selling freight forwarding services is not like selling “sneakers”.

The problem faced by freight forwarders is that the Freight Forwarders fight for the cheapest price and everyone has a better price. Big Freight forwarding companies would cut their price at first to get the retention of a customer or give them rates for signing a year contract.

How big will a commercial kitchen that can feed 1000 people in 3 hours be? What equipment will it contain and how many people are required to staff it?

My restaurant serves an average of 3500 guests per day and is open from 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM. We have ten individual stations manned by 20 cooks during our busiest hours. There are about 12 prep cooks and six dishwashers working every shift. All of our food is prepared to order.

I also cooked in the US Navy when I was younger. The largest galley I served food from was the main galley aboard the USS Saratoga CV60. We served over 3000 people during breakfast, lunch and dinner. The galley was set up cafeteria style and a crew of 10 would cook and serve the food from steam tables. If I remember correctly, we would serve for two to three hours.

Those operations were very, very different in every way. The determining factor in how your kitchen will be set up and the number of people it will require is decided by your menu more than time or guest count. Naturally, those are factors, but you won’t be installing banks of steamers and ovens if you plan on serving grilled steaks or fish and chips. Tell me what you’ll be serving and I can better tell you what you need.

What do you feel is a more powerful stopper, .223/5.56 or 7.62 x 39? My maximum shooting distance would be about 250 yards.

A lot of terrible answers here…

5.56 is definitely better.

Proof: The Russians abandoned 7.62×39 in the 1970’s in favor of a smaller, high velocity bullet.

While heavier .30 caliber bullets ARE better than .22 caliber bullets if they are going the same speed, they aren’t going the same speed. And velocity makes a huge difference. Hydrostatic shock (or more properly temporary cavity)? Yeah, that’s all about velocity, not the extra .08″ larger bullet size.

Good 5.56 ammo is devastating when it hits center mass of people. They will fall down and without heroic medical intervention, they are probably going to die.

Why do street dogs not eat the live chickens that roam around the roads?

they do eat live hens or chickens,because street dogs are mostly hungry ,desperately waits infront of houses where chicken roams freely and even tried to jump thewalls,i have seem in my neighbors house creating havoc.This is the reason they aren’t allowing chickens to roam freely and placed in dens ,which is really unhealthy for them and us too.