Articles on Bonds

Investing Series: Is investing partly a crapshoot?

Investing Series: Is investing partly a crapshoot?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- It kind of is. If you take into account the following: Calculations can vary from one firm […]

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Investing Series: What does EPS or Earnings Per Share mean?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- Earnings per share is really as easy as it sounds, it is just how much a company […]

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Investing Series: What is the difference between “Preferred” and “Common” Stock or Shares?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- It is exactly as hierarchical as it sounds: preferred versus common. Think of gentry from way back […]

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Investing Series: What do ‘stock options’ really mean?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- Stock options are what people (mostly executives) are either paid with in lieu of salary, or the […]

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Investing Series: Why do we care who holds the stocks? (Institutional ownership)

This is a part of the Investing Series. ——————————————————- The short answer: You care because others care. The long answer: It doesn’t necessarily mean it is […]

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Investing Series: What is an Initial Public Offering or IPO?

Investing Series: What is an Initial Public Offering or IPO?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ——————————————————- An Initial Public Offering or IPO is kind of like a debutante in high society showing herself […]

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Investing Series: What are operating margins and why do I care?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ——————————————————- OPERATING MARGINS ARE A LOT LIKE PROFIT MARGINS IN THEORY Just a different way of looking at […]

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Investing Series: What are profit margins and why do I care?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- Let’s care about margins today, specifically profit magins. (We’ll talk about operating margins next week.) UNDERSTAND THAT […]

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Investing Series: Where do you find all that juicy financial information on stocks?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- So now that we’re starting to get more into ratios and technical analyses of stocks, you might […]

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Investing Series: What does enterprise value mean?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- Remember how we chatted last week about what a market capitalization (market cap) was? An enterprise value […]

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Investing Series: What does market capitalization (market cap) really mean?

This is a part of the Investing Series. ————————————————- All it means is how big the company is on the stock market. Class dismissed! NO REALLY, […]

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