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
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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