Stocks and Your Portfolio

The first thing you should know about stocks before adding them to your portfolio is that they carry a certain amount of risk.

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.

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Cash Flow Statements Explained

The cash flow statement is the newest of the three financial statements; companies have only been required to furnish investors with it since 1988.

Explanation of the Balance Sheet

The second financial statement that you'll encounter in the annual report is the balance sheet.

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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An Explanation of the Various Facets of a 401(k) Plan

A 401(k) plan is a qualified defined contribution retirement plan that is employee-funded and company-sponsored.

Different Types of IRAs

There are several types of IRAs:

  1. The term used to define the regular IRA to participants under age 70 1/2.

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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.

International Stocks

Stocks are obviously not unique to the United States. In fact, the U.S.

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