Investing Basics

Insider trading occurs when an individual who has access to non-public information about a security, uses this information to make profits on the stock.
Most of us who are looking for investment advice are looking in all the wrong places. The concept of investing money is a foreign one to many investors out there.
Stock trading has many layers of complexity and begs the question; are great traders born or taught? Unfortunately, for 95% of us, learning to trade successfully is a long, arduous process in which our experiences (good and bad) shape the way we look at the market.
Long-term capital gains are investments that are held for 12 months or longer and then sold. Long-term capital gains are common with long-term investors and are seen as a positive because these investments are in a lower tax bracket.
Put simply, timing the market refers to the activity of predicting the future direction of the stock market using technical analysis or other forms of forward looking data analysis.
A real estate investment trust (REIT) offers significant advantages for investors and typically offers high yields with moderate risk, making it a popular option.
There are five main components of mutual fund expenses: (1) management fees, (2) legal fees, (3) administrative costs, and (4) marketing fees.
An exchange traded fund (ETF) is an investment vehicle which selects a basket of stocks or mutual funds from which to invest. With the recent increase for the demand of oil there have been a number of retail investors looking to profit off the commodity.
Penny stocks are low-priced securities that are currently trading below $5 per share. Often times these stocks have fallen from much higher prices and now trade thinly with low volume.
Preferred stock refers to a class of shares which has a higher ranking than common stock. Preferred stock does not carry any voting rights as do the common shares, however, they command priority over the common stock in the event of bankrupcy or liquidation and as far as dividends are concerned
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