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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Cashing in When Stocks Fall: How to Sell Stock Short

A class of investors, called shorts, look for opportunities to take advantage of falling stocks. They search the Internet for news stories about diners getting food poisoning at a restaurant, for instance [more…]

How to Track Short Sellers of Your Online Stocks

You might be interested to find out how many investors are shorting a stock you own, a statistic known as short interest. Some investors even incorporate tracking short interest in their strategies by [more…]

The Types of Stock Message Boards

Although stock message boards have been around essentially since the start of online investing, they've morphed quite a bit through the past bull and bear markets. But currently, they're available on a [more…]

The Ulterior Motives of Some Online Stock Message Board Members

Although many of the people who use online stock message boards might be upstanding individuals just looking to help their fellow man, great caution is warranted. People can abuse online stock message [more…]

General Characteristics You Can Use to Screen Online Stocks

The number of characteristics you can use to screen stocks is virtually unlimited. If you can measure it, you can screen stocks for it. Even so, most investors use the following primary measures in screens [more…]


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