How the Stock Market Works

Many people who have not experienced investing in the stock market may find it too complicated, that it is meant only for the smart, white-collared geeks, and corporate moguls. But the stock market works quite simply; it serves as a place where people trade stocks or shares of ownership in a desired company and where they [...]

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How Interest Rates Work

If you want to purchase something now but do not have the cash to spend, what you can do is to borrow it. This borrowing does have a cost though, it is called interest. It is an amount that you have to pay on top of the money you have loaned-- the principal amount. The [...]

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Is The Buy And Hold Strategy Dead?

The buy-and-hold strategy of stock investing has long been the mantra of sustainable portfolio growth.  The basis of the strategy is to buy a good company and hold onto it for years until it turns a profit---because it is a good company and the average stock return historically has been 8-10%.  The best investors have [...]

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The Timeline of the Bitcoin Craze

Like any form of money or asset, the bitcoin has its own share of booms and busts. This article walks you through into the timeline of the most prominent and popular virtual currency ever made – the bitcoin. In August 2008, the bitcoin.org domain name was registered. A few months later, a developer or group [...]

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The Inverse Relationship between Bond Prices and Bond Interest Rates

Bonds are considered less risky forms of investments than stocks, as the former does not have the same volatility as the latter has. It represents a promise to pay when the indebted entity, the bond issuer, borrows money from a buyer of the bond, the bondholder. Bonds are used by the government and private companies [...]

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Protect Your 401k From Catastrophe With These Simple Tips

The last several years have done a number to many people's nestegg.  Many people who relied on their 401k for their approaching retirement were no longer able to retire because their 401k lost so much value in the market due to the credit crisis.  If you want to protect your 401k from massive losses, follow these [...]

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How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of our time, bar none. He started out with $90,000 (in 2009 dollars) when he graduated college. His net worth is now at roughly $44 billion. So should he be someone you should be listening to when it comes to investing?  I would say so.  If you want to [...]

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What is a CD Account and How Does it Work?

You've probably heard of a CD account before but you don't really know what it is.  A CD account, also called a certificate of deposit account, is a loan that you make to a bank for a fixed amount of time.  Certificate of Deposit accounts are known to be one of the safest investment vehicles.  In [...]

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