Stocks

Common and Preferred Stock

Stocks can be classified into many different categories.

Splits and Buybacks Explained

A corporation whose stock is performing well may opt to split its shares, distributing additional shares to existing shareholders.

Initial Public Offerings

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) are the first time a company sells its stock to the public.

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Investing

What are Dividends?

A dividend is a portion of a company's earnings that is returned to shareholders.

Analysts and Earnings Estimates

Wall Street investment firms employ thousands of analysts whose job is to issue reports and recommendations on specific stocks.

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Retirement

Tips on Retirement Planning

  1. Nowadays, people are living longer so retirees are spending 30 years or more in retirement.

Keoghs and Their Distribution Options

Keoghs plans are tax-deferred retirement plans intended for self-employed individuals and their employees.

SEP and SIMPLE Plans

A Simplified Employee Pension Plan is an individual retirement account for a self employed person or a small company with less than 25 employees.

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Portfolio Management

Diversifying Your Portfolio

The goal of diversification is to reduce the risk involved in building a portfolio.

Assessing Risk While Building a Portfolio

When dealing with investments, risk essentially refers to the chance that investments will decline in value.

Understanding Asset Allocation While Building a Portfolio

A portfolio is essentially the sum of all of your different investments.

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