Stock market explained. Learn and understand the basics of Wall Street and the stock market for beginners. What is the Stock Market? The Stock market refers to a group of exchanges that allow stocks and other securities to be bought and sold. The stock market and Wall Street are two terms used in the United … Continue reading What is the Stock Market? How does it work?
Needs and wants, what is the difference? Understanding the difference, between needs and wants, is crucial to good financial decision making. What is a Need? A need is a requirement, or essential item that is considered to be necessary for living. Examples include shelter, food and water, and clothing. These are essential for a person’s … Continue reading Needs and Wants
Owning stocks allows you to be an investor in a public company. Stocks are simply a share of the company’s ownership. It doesn’t matter if you call it stocks, shares, or equity, it all refers to the same thing. A stock is a claim on the earnings and assets of a company. You are … Continue reading What are Stocks?
Investing refers to the act of purchasing assets, which are also called investments, with the expectation or goal that they will increase their value over time or pay you income. It is a way to potentially increase your money. Investing is the purchase of specific investments. This is often done through an investment account. You … Continue reading What is Investing?
Bitcoin is a digital currency that can be bought, sold, and exchanged directly without the need for intermediaries like banks. Satoshi Nakamoto was the original creator of Bitcoin. He stated that he needed an electronic payment system that relied on cryptographic evidence instead of trust. Bitcoin is not only the first cryptocurrency but also one … Continue reading What is the Digital Currency Bitcoin?
Are you losing money day trading stocks? You may have heard the numbers that 95% of traders lost money or that just a couple of percent of traders earn a living at it. The simple fact is many traders will lose money day trading stocks and it can not be easily prevented. All kinds of … Continue reading The Reasons you are Losing Money Day Trading Stocks
The study of world economics (also called international economics) is the study of all of the factors that influence the movement of goods and money around the world, and because it is so intricately tied, the related politics. This includes trade and trade policies, justifications for protection, currency systems and exchange rates, the monetary and … Continue reading World Economics
The term “market” refers to a place or group of places where people can exchange certain goods or services for money. There is, of course, the basic “market” drawn from medieval exchanges wherein buyers and sellers would gather to exchange money for goods. Today, there are all sorts of markets, ranging from the supermarket that … Continue reading The Basics of Financial Markets
Economics has been known as the dismal science ever since Thomas Carlyle coined the phrase to summarize T. R. Malthus’ sad predictions in the 19th century: that the fate of humanity’s economic life would be poverty, hardship and even starvation. In most of the developed world today, this prediction has not been borne out, but … Continue reading Fundamentals of Economics
Publicly traded companies are required by law to publish an annual report to their shareholders. Many companies publish quarterly reports as well. Though there is no government mandated format that an annual report should take or the exact information it should contain, custom has developed some standards, and some professional accounting organizations have required compliance … Continue reading Reading an Annual Report