American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are stock in foreign companies that are traded in the U.S., just as you would buy and sell stock in America, and are valued in U.S. currency, thereby also paying money in U.S. dollars. American Depositary Receipts represent the acquisition of American Depository Shares, otherwise known as ADSs. Both ADR and ADS are often used interchangeably. What Are American Depositary Receipts? An ADS shows that you own a piece of equity in a company outside the U.S. Therefore, the certificate supplies individuals in the … [Read more...] about What Are American Depositary Receipts?
The stock market has had an amazing run lately, but too much money is still on the sidelines waiting. According to a recent survey conducted by Kiplinger’s magazine, almost half of all Americans do not even know that we have had a fantastic run in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index for the past 15 months. They thought that the stock market had been down in 2012 instead of realizing it was up 13%. And, still others know about the stock market's great and are still sitting on the sidelines waiting to get in the market … [Read more...] about How To Get Off The Sidelines And Start Investing Again – It’s Not Too Late
If you're like me, you're always looking for the best return on investment. Can trading around quadruple witching help you earn more? What is quadruple witching and can you use the phenomenon to your advantage when trading stocks? Should you even bother? Quadruple witching is the expiration of stock options and stock futures at the same time. And, it only takes place only four times throughout the year. When is quadruple witching? Quadruple witching takes place in March, June, September, and December on the 3rd Friday of the … [Read more...] about
Note: The article contains affiliate links. Investing on the stock market is a great way to retire comfortably and make your money work for you. However, there are some risks involved, and it is crucial to learn as much as possible about the stock market before you get started. And, that's where the Wall Street Survivor comes in! Wall Street Survivor teaches investors how to invest in the stock market and how to buy stocks by playing Wall Street Survivor’s stock market game. Their virtual stock market game … [Read more...] about
Investing in the stock market and gambling at a casino are often compared and deemed to be very similar ventures. Both the difference between investment and gambling involve risk and choice in hopes of future profit. Investors and gamblers have to decide how much they are wanting to risk. Some traders typically risk between 2% and 5% of their capital base. Long-term investors often spread their money across different investments in order to try and minimize potential losses as a form of risk-management. Risk-management in … [Read more...] about A Look At The Difference Between Investment And Gambling
There is a right way and a wrong way to begin investing in stocks. But sometimes new investors have to learn the hard way. A coworker recently talked to me about investing in stocks for the first time. He was proud of himself for finally taking the plunge into the market to buy a few shares. And, then I asked him what he had bought. He said that he had bought a couple of shares of Ford Motor Company (Stock Symbol: F). He also bought a few shares of some other well-known blue chip stocks like General Electric, Dow Chemical, Walt Disney, … [Read more...] about You’re Wasting Money Investing In Stocks
Too many people are not investing. It's especially true for millennials. The inertia of inactivity keeps us from investing. People gave sworn off the stick market since the 2008 recession. Millennials are scared to invest. But, that's just an excuse. You shouldn’t be scared. We all know that we should invest for retirement, pay off our debts, and save for our financial goals. Our inaction was an issue before the stock market and housing markets tanked it 2008. Over 90% of millennials say that they distrust the stock market and … [Read more...] about Getting Over The Inertia Of Not Investing In The Stock Market
I asked 12 of the best personal finance bloggers and money experts best way to invest money to get an idea of where to start investing. "What is the best way to invest money for a brand new investor? Where should a brand new investor put $1,000 to work in the market?" And, I was not disappointed by their answers. Here are what they said... The Best Way to Invest Money for a New Stock Investor J Money from Budgets Are Sexy - It's always hard to advise someone the best way to invest money without knowing them at all or their … [Read more...] about Where Should A New Investor Put $1,000 To Work In The Market?
There have been some turbulence in the stock market recently. There are been more days than not that have seen a hundred point swing one way or another. But, you shouldn't fear a falling stock market. So may even think that the US stock market is in a financial crisis. So, what is an investor to do during a turbulent, falling stock market? 3 Things To Do In A Falling Stock Market Tune Out All Of The Noise One thing that I do that many people do not understand is that I don’t watch the news. There is so much negative press out … [Read more...] about Three Things You Should Do In A Turbulent Stock Market
Many investors are drawn to buy penny stocks because they believe they have the potential of obtaining a sizable gain on their investment. Therefore, the term, penny stock, is often synonymous with a micro cap stock. Micro cap stocks are those stocks with a market capitalization which is the total market value of a company’s shares that are outstanding of $50 million to $300 million. Companies with market capitalizations of $50 million or less are very risky and are classified as nano caps. Cap is short for capitalization. Some investors … [Read more...] about Resist The Temptation To Buy Penny Stocks