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 10 Important Investing Tips

Investing
It has been said that one of the most powerful forces in the known universe is compound interest. There is no greater way to create substantial, lasting wealth than to earn compound interest, and there is no better way to earn compound interest than investing. This is why millions of Americans invest in retirement accounts each year. If you are just beginning to invest, or if you are a seasoned pro, here are a few tips to help you on the journey.

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 Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Commodity, Futures
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency of the United States Government, created by Congress in 1974. It is responsible for recording and monitoring the trading of futures contracts on United States futures exchanges. The CFTC has the authority to fine, suspend, or sue the company or individual in a federal court in cases of misconduct, fraud, or if a rulebreaking occurs.

Posted by learninvesting on Saturday, August 05 @ 22:30:56 CDT (6478 reads)
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 Option

Commodity, Futures
In finance, an option is a contract whereby one party (the holder or buyer) has the right but not the obligation to exercise a feature of the contract (the option) on or before a future date (the exercise date or expiry). The other party (the writer or seller) has the obligation to honor the specified feature of the contract. Since the option gives the buyer a right and the seller an obligation, the buyer has received something of value. The amount the buyer pays the seller for the option is called the option premium.

Most often the term "option" refers to a type of derivative which gives the holder of the option the right but not the obligation to purchase (a "call option") or sell (a "put option") a specified amount of a security within a specified time span. (Specific features of options on securities differ by the type of the underlying instrument involved.)

Posted by learninvesting on Sunday, August 20 @ 21:32:44 CDT (10420 reads)
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 Futures exchange

Commodity, Futures
A futures exchange, or futures and options exchange is a corporation or mutual organization which provides the facilities to trade derivatives such as futures contracts and options.

This type of exchange originated from exchanges where future contracts on commodities were traded, so called commodity exchanges. Later, future contracts on other products, such as short term interest rates or bonds, were offered. Nowadays, the contracts traded are not just futures, but also options, options on futures, and other varieties. The method of trading is called exchange trading, as opposed to over-the-counter (OTC) trading. Although strictly speaking derivatives exchange would be a more appropriate name, most exchanges of this type still refer to themselves as a futures or a futures and options exchange. The term derivatives may lead to confusion, as most derivatives are traded OTC, and most derivatives, such as swaps are rarely exchange traded.

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 Fundamental analysis

Fundamental analysis is a security or stock valuation method that uses financial and economic analysis to evaluate businesses or to predict the movement of security prices such as stock prices or bond prices. The fundamental information that is analyzed can include a company's financial reports, and non-finanical information such as estimates of the growth of demand for competing products, industry comparisons, analysis of the effects of new regulations or demographic changes, and economy-wide changes. It is commonly contrasted with so-called technical analysis which analyzes security price movements without reference to factors outside of the market itself.

A potential (or current) investor uses fundamental analysis to examine a company's financial results, its operations and the market(s) in which the company is competing to understand the stability and growth potential of that company. Company factors to consider might include dividends paid, the way a company manages its cash, the amount of debt a company has, and the growth of a company's revenues, expenses and earnings. A fundamental analyst may enter long or short positions based on the result of fundamental analysis.

Posted by learninvesting on Wednesday, August 09 @ 00:40:54 CDT (10418 reads)
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 Fundamental analysis

InvestingFundamental analysis is a security or stock valuation method that uses financial and economic analysis to evaluate businesses or to predict the movement of security prices such as stock prices or bond prices. The fundamental information that is analyzed can include a company's financial reports, and non-finanical information such as estimates of the growth of demand for competing products, industry comparisons, analysis of the effects of new regulations or demographic changes, and economy-wide changes. It is commonly contrasted with so-called technical analysis which analyzes security price movements without reference to factors outside of the market itself.

A potential (or current) investor uses fundamental analysis to examine a company's financial results, its operations and the market(s) in which the company is competing to understand the stability and growth potential of that company. Company factors to consider might include dividends paid, the way a company manages its cash, the amount of debt a company has, and the growth of a company's revenues, expenses and earnings. A fundamental analyst may enter long or short positions based on the result of fundamental analysis.

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 Stock trader

Stocks and BondsA Stock Trader or a Stock Investor is a financial markets professional or firm, who buys and sells financial instruments, such as stocks and bonds. The individuals or firms trading in a principal capacity sometimes call themselves stock traders or simply traders. Many people across the world can call themselves stock traders or part-time stock traders, despite of having another profession in parallel with their regular trading activities in the financial markets. When a stock trader has clients, and acts as a money manager or adviser with the intention of adding value to his clients finances, he is also called a financial adviser or manager. In this case, the financial manager could be an independent professional or a large bank corporation employee. This may include managers dealing with investment funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, and pension funds, or other professionals in equity investment and fund management. A very active stock trader who holds positions for a very short time and makes several trades each day is a day trader. Other broad or specific designations for different kinds of stock traders include the terms: speculator, hedger, arbitrageur and market maker.

Posted by learninvesting on Wednesday, August 09 @ 00:34:21 CDT (6994 reads)
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 Stock valuation

Investing
There are several methods used to value companies and their stocks. They try to give an estimate of their fair value, by using fundamental economic criteria. This theoretical valuation has to be perfected with market criteria, as the final purpose is to determine potential market prices.

Posted by learninvesting on Saturday, August 05 @ 22:50:22 CDT (8041 reads)
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 Preferred stock

Stocks and Bonds
A preferred stock, also known as a preferred share or simply a preferred, is a share of stock carrying additional rights above and beyond those conferred by common stock.

Posted by learninvesting on Saturday, August 05 @ 22:45:01 CDT (14041 reads)
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 Common stock

Stocks and Bonds
Common stock, also referred to as common shares, are, as the name implies, the most usual and commonly held form of stock in a corporation. The other type of shares that the public can hold in a corporation is known as preferred stock. Common stock that has been re-purchased by the corporation is known as treasury stock and is available for a variety of corporate uses.

Posted by learninvesting on Saturday, August 05 @ 22:35:01 CDT (6061 reads)
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 Contango

Commodity, Futures
Contango is a futures market term. It is the situation where, and the amount by which, the price of a commodity for future delivery is higher than the spot price. Or a far future delivery price higher than a nearer future delivery.

Posted by learninvesting on Saturday, August 05 @ 22:27:21 CDT (5514 reads)
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