Investing is not magic. Remember that ...
by Matthew R Kratter
It's where shares in companies are traded. The most important ones are:
Every stock has a bid price and an offer (or "ask") price. “You sell to the bid, and you buy from the ask.”
When you are buying a stock, you can use 2 different kinds of ord...
An index is simply a collection (or "basket") of stocks. An ETF allows trading an index just like a stock. The best-known indexes are:
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been
Active investing strategies means picking your own stocks and building and managing a portfolio. It's hard and few people do it well.
Passive investing stra...
A dividend stock will usually make a cash payment into your brokerage account every 3 months. Works well as you can take the cash from a dividend payment and use it to buy more dividend stocks.
Popularized by investors Benjamin Graham & Warren Buffett, value investing is about buying something for less than it is worth. It's based on this idea that you can find undervalued companies (comp...
Let's say that a company's stock trades for $100 and that the company has earnings per share (EPS) of $6.50 over the last 12 months.
We can calculate a trailing ("last 12 months") P/E ratio ...
Great companies that are rapidly growing will always trade at high P/E's (Facebook, Amazon etc). Value investors will always tell you to stay away from companies with high P/E's. Ignore them.
Find stocks with the following characteristics:
Risk no more than 1% of the trading account on each stock trade.
Let’s say that I am trading a $100,000 account. I will risk only 1% of my account, or $1,000. If I enter the stock at 100...
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