Categories of Stocks

Stocks can also be classified according to a number of other criteria, including company size and company sector.

Initial Public Offerings

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

Splits and Buybacks Explained

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

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Introduction to Trading and Types of Orders

Before you start trading stocks, it's a good idea to understand the process of trading.

What are Dividends?

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

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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.

An Explanation of the Various Facets of a 403(b) Plan

A 403(b) plan is a tax-deferred retirement plan for certain tax-exempt employers, such as non-profit organizations, some hospitals, and public schools.

Keoghs and Their Distribution Options

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

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Portfolio Management

Diversifying Your Portfolio

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

Understanding Asset Allocation While Building a Portfolio

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

Assessing Risk While Building a Portfolio

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

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