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A Share is one unit of ownership in a company or fund.  Usually one stock is one share.
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What is a Stock?

unit of stock is called a Share. The more shares you own, the more of the company you own. The price of a share is called the Share Price. As…

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What is Common Stock?

…company. You are called a Common Shareholder. As a common shareholder, you usually have Voting Rights. That means you can vote on important company issues, such as electing the Board…

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What is Preferred Stock?

Preferred Stock is its own unique type of stock. When you buy preferred stock, you are called a Preferred Shareholder. As a preferred shareholder, you usually do not have Voting…

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What are the Different Types of Preferred Stock?

…to you at a later date. Also, the company usually can’t pay a dividend to other shareholders until it pays you all the missed dividends. The next type is Non-Cumulative…

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What’s the Difference between Common and Preferred Stock?

is any money left after paying its preferred shareholders, it will then pay its common shareholders. This means that common shareholders are the last priority of payments. Risk Common shareholders…

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What is an ETF?

shares is a major difference between an ETF and mutual fund. ETF shares trade on a stock exchange similar to the way shares of individual companies trade. But mutual fund…

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What is a Stock? A Trading Day Concept

…the Share Price. As a shareholder, you want the Share Price to go up! This means the value of the company and your investment goes up! As a shareholder, you…

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What is a Stock Order? A Trading Day Concept

…called an Order. An order will include the direction, such as buy or sell, the specific stock and # of shares to trade. It will also include any restrictions, such…

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What are Long & Short Trading Strategies? A Trading Day Concept

…strategy you can make money when the share price goes up. You first buy a stock and now you have a long position. When the share price goes up, you…

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What is the S&P 500 Stock Index?

…market cap. You calculate market cap by multiplying the company’s share price by the # of shares outstanding. If the company’s market cap is at least $6.1 billion, it’s large…