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Advanced Variables for Screening Online Stocks

Just using the basic screening variables for online stock investments is somewhat limiting. If you want to carve the list of stock candidates further, you can use some more advanced variables. Good choices [more…]

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What Is Preferred Stock?

Preferred stocks, commonly called preferreds, try to give investors the best of both worlds. Preferred stock is a special type of stock that's sold by companies and acts more like a bond. Companies pay [more…]

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What the Online Investor Needs to Know About Bonds

If you've ever lent money to someone and set up a repayment program, you already know what a bond is. A bond is an IOU that entitles you to a stream of payments from the borrower. Companies, governments [more…]

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Know Who Issues Debt Before Buying Bonds Online

Before you can buy or sell bonds, you must understand the several types of bonds, based on who sold them. Each type of bond has unique traits and can be bought or sold online differently. The following [more…]

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Online Resources to Find Out More About Bonds

One of the toughest things about bonds is just figuring out the vocabulary. Investors who focus on buying and selling stocks often struggle with the different terms when they enter the brave new world [more…]