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Investments: Different Types Of Stock

Many first time investors are confused about the different types of stocks. This confusion causes people to shy away from the stock market and any self-managed type of investments altogether. If you want to enter the stock market, and become a successful investor, you’ll need to know what types of stocks are available and what they mean. In addition to the different types of stock, we’ll cover different ways to trade stocks. Not every strategy is

How To Invest In Structured Settlements

The return is good, but the risks are hidden Structured settlements are generally associated with the compensation of injured plaintiffs following a legal hearing. They are more than just a compensation package. One of their main characteristics is that they cover all medical expenses that the injured claimant may be carrying in connection with the injuries sustained. Another characteristic is that if the plaintiff is no longer able to engage in gainful employment because of the

The Storm Leading The Economic Crisis

The US economy is apparently in bad shape. What is less clear is how we came here. Opinions differ as to when and where the story begins, but many experts are tracking the origins of the current economic bubble on the real estate bubble that emerged at the beginning of the decade. Housing prices rose more than 6 percent in 1999, rising rapidly and steadily over the decade, according to a Brookings Institution study. “After the

Investing & Running Your Own Screen Play

Not sold on our tech-stock picks? No problem: The Web offers plenty of ways to find your own candidates. Here are three good ways to research and find the best prospects. 1 Shadow the Fund Managers Why waste time screening and researching if you can get mutual fund managers to do the work for you? Fund managers spend all day researching investment opportunities and have access to more information than you’ll ever see. Although analyst recommendations

Getting Paid What You’re Owed

Are your clients using vendor capital to finance their expenses or businesses? Vendor capital’s only similarity to venture capital is that it comes from outside. When a customer puts off paying your account for 120 days, you are making a four-month interest-free loan you can ill afford. Even worse, it becomes an outright grant if you, the vendor, aren’t able to collect at all. When customers are squeezing extra weeks and months out of their payables,

Online Brokerage Wars Are No Laughing Matter

Online broker Ameritrade has a reputation for entertaining television ads. So, too, has rival E-Trade. But their stocks have turned in less-than-amusing performance. Just look at how these brokerages performed after reporting results that exceeded even the most optimistic expectations. In the first quarter, Ameritrade netted 306,000 new accounts — nearly equal to the 332,000 new accounts it tallied in all of 1999. Still, the stock price dropped — along with the rest of the Nasdaq
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