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Common and Preferred Stock

Stocks can be classified into many different categories.

Splits and Buybacks Explained

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

Categories of Stocks

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

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What are Dividends?

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

Analysts and Earnings Estimates

Wall Street investment firms employ thousands of analysts whose job is to issue reports and recommendations on specific stocks.

Explanation of the Income Statement

The income statement (sometimes called the profit-and-loss statement or P&L) is the first financial statement that you'll find in the annual report.

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Roth IRAs: Contributions, Withdrawals, Distributions etc.

The Roth IRA is a traditional IRA that has no tax-deductible contributions but provides other benefits.

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.

Assessing Risk While Building a Portfolio

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

Understanding Asset Allocation While Building a Portfolio

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

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