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A History of Stock Market Crashes – What You Need To Know

Stock Market Crashes For as long as there has been trade, there have been lulls and downturns in that trade. The stock market is no stranger to crashes – the global stock market sees a crash roughly once every 10 years, and there have been four historic market crashes in the past century. While many […]

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How Do the Stock and Bond Markets Affect Each Other?

Stocks and bonds are constantly competing for investors’ dollars, and the stock and bond markets can impact each other in complex ways. Understanding the difference between stocks and bonds, and recognizing whether they are likely to move in tandem or in opposite directions, is important for traders who are looking to maximize their profits under […]

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Types of ETFs and How to Trade Them

Introduction To ETFs Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are similar to mutual funds in that they represent a portfolio of stocks and other securities. ETFs have become popular because unlike mutual funds, they can be traded on an exchange just like individual stocks and have commensurately lower commissions and fees. There are a number of different types […]

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Pair Trading – What You Should Know About This Strategy For Hedging Risk

Pair Trading Pair trading is a strategy for hedging risk by opening opposing positions in two related stocks, commodities, or other derivatives. This can be a way to profit no matter what conditions the market is in since profit is determined not by the overall market, but by the relationship between the two positions. While […]

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Understanding Secondary Offerings

An offering occurs when a company makes a public sale of stocks, bonds, or another security. While the term offering is typically used in reference to initial public offerings (IPOs), companies can also make secondary offerings after their IPOs in order to raise additional capital. In general, secondary offerings are made to the public to […]

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How A Company Share Structure Impacts Stock Price

While it often doesn’t come up in determining whether or not to buy shares of a company, not all shares are made the same. A company’s share structure describes not only how many shares a company is divided into, but also the various types of shares that the company is divided into. For example, a […]

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