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Investor Facts: What Is Market Capitalization?

Market capitalization is the dollar value of a company represented by its shares owned and traded by the public. Companies can be public or private. If private, the shares are … Read more

Posted on January 19, 2017 by
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Investor Facts: What Is A Hedge?

A hedge is an investment expected to offset a potential loss in another investment in the same portfolio. Investors have a variety of tools available to them to manage the … Read more

Posted on January 11, 2017 by
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Is Chaos Better For Active Investors?

Is it better for active investors, those who think they can outsmart the market as a whole, when things are unpredictable? You couldn’t have gotten more unpredictable than 2016. Brexit, … Read more

Posted on January 8, 2017 by
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Do You Know What Social Security Pays?

Thinking about retirement begins for most people in their 40s or, perhaps, 50s. Yet investing and planning for your retirement has been under way far longer. You begin to save … Read more

Posted on January 6, 2017 by
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Investor Facts: What Is A Security?

Security is a synonym for a financial investment purchased in the markets, be it a stock or bond. The reason we invest is to increase the long-term value of cash. … Read more

Posted on January 4, 2017 by
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The Easiest Resolution You Will Ever Keep

Around this time of year you doubtlessly will find dozens of articles on line proposing resolutions for the New Year — how to lose weight, be active, read more, save … Read more

Posted on December 30, 2016 by
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Investor Facts: What Is A PE Ratio?

The PE ratio, or price-to-earnings ratio, is a way to understand the value of a company by comparing its earnings per share to the current price per share. Investing in a … Read more

Posted on December 29, 2016 by
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Investor Facts: What Is The Risk-Free Rate?

The risk-free rate is the rate of return on an investment that carries no risk of loss. Every investment carries with it some level of risk. Nevertheless, investment managers often … Read more

Posted on December 22, 2016 by
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The Simple Reason Investors Are Leaving Hedge Funds

New data from the hedge fund industry points to a continuing exit from the high-priced trading strategies. Liquidations, the shutting down of hedge funds, are at their highest since the … Read more

Posted on December 16, 2016 by
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Investor Facts: What Is An Index?

An index is a statistical representation of the collective price of a group of investments, such as like-sized companies. A stock or bond index is meant to show investors how … Read more

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