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A Stock is an ownership interest in a company. When you buy a stock, you become an owner in the company.
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What is a Stock?

A stock is ownership in a company. When you buy stock in a specific company. You become one of the owners of that company. You are called a Shareholder. You…

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What is Common Stock?

Common stock is the main class of stock. When someone mentions “stock”, they are usually referring to common stock. When you buy common stock, you become an owner of the…

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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?

Preferred Stock, and when you own callable preferred stock, the company has the right buy back their preferred stock at a pre-determined price. The next type of preferred stock is…

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What’s the Difference between Common and Preferred Stock?

What’s the Difference between Common and Preferred Stock? There are five main differences between common stock and preferred stock: Dividends When the Board of Directors declares a dividend, preferred shareholders…

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What is an ETF?

…a mutual fund. Both an ETF and mutual fund are funds that own a portfolio of assets, such as stocks or bonds. So both an ETF and mutual fund offer…

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What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a type of stock index . A stock index is a group of stocks whose performance is suppose to represent all or part of…

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What is the S&P 500 Stock Index?

What is the S&P 500? The S&P 500, also known as the Standard & Poor’s 500, is a type of stock index. A stock index is a group of stocks…

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What are Voting Rights?

of the company, can have on the outcome of the vote. However, not all types of stock have Voting Rights. Usually common stock has Voting Rights and preferred stock does…

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What is Market Capitalization?

…about a company’s stock to calculate its market cap. The first is the Share Price of the stock. The share price is the price where one share of stock trades…