The most challenging aspect of starting to invest is picking the first few stocks to add to a portfolio. Every investor has their own techniques and strategies, but we want to give you the tools you need to place your first trades, and get your portfolio off to a running start.
Understanding what it means to build a diversified portfolio is one of the first concepts a new investor needs to understand. When talking about stocks, diversification means to make sure you don’t “put all of your eggs in one basket.” Read this article to find out how to diversify your portfolio, and why it is important.
A stock quote represents the last price at which a seller and a buyer of a stock agreed on a price to make the trade. Stock quotes also contain information about the volume, high and low prices of the day and year, and more. Read this article to become an expert at reading stock quotes!
A “Ticker Symbol” is a unique one to five letter code used by the stock exchanges to identify a company. Read this article to learn about why we use tickers and how we can find ticker symbols.
This simple answer is when you have money to invest for an extended period of time, the stock market historically has provided the greatest return. Read this post to understand why.
“Wall Street” is a street in New York City, near the southern end of Manhattan Island. It is the home of the New York Stock Exchange, and the biggest center of stock trading and finance in the world. Read this article for a description of its history.
The New York Stock Exchange (or NYSE) is the largest stock exchange in the world, where buyers and sellers come to trade U.S. stocks! Click on this post for an overview of its history, and an explanation of what the NYSE looks like today.
Stocks are a share of ownership of a company. If you own a stock, you are involved in some of its management decisions, and you are entitled to some of the company’s profits. This article describes stocks in greater detail, explains their history, where they come from, the types of stocks that exist, and more!
The most challenging aspect of starting to invest is picking the first few stocks to add to a portfolio. Every investor has their own techniques and strategies, but we want to give you the tools you need to place your first trades, and get your portfolio off to a running start. Click here for those techniques and strategies.
Mutual Funds come in several different “flavors”, but the core concept is always the same: the fund is a pool of money contributed from many different investors that are used to purchase a bundle of securities. They are professionally managed, so you are basically buying a piece of a larger portfolio. This article will explore the types of mutual funds, and what their advantages and disadvantages.