Dividend Yield

What is Dividend Yield?

Howdy Wall St. Willy! Sometime ago when we talked about yield, you said something about dividend yield. But what is dividend yield anyway? Dividend yield is the rate of return you get through dividend payments from a stock at its current market price. It is expressed as a percentage, just like interest rates. Well, how …

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Dividend Yield
Portfolio

What is a Portfolio or Investment Portfolio?

Howdy Wall St. Willy! On TV I heard about a portfolio but, what is portfolio anyway? Everything you invest in, is collectively called your portfolio. For example, if you have invested in stocks, bonds and real estate, together they form your portfolio. But, how do I decide what’s in my portfolio? This depends on your …

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Portfolio
Asset Allocation

What is Asset Allocation?

Howdy Wall St. Willy! Sometime ago, when you talked to me about asset classes, you mentioned asset allocation. But what is asset allocation anyway? Asset allocation is deciding how much of your money to invest in different asset classes. But why do I even need asset allocation? You need asset allocation to achieve diversification so …

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Asset Allocation
Actively Managed Funds

What are Actively Managed Funds or Actively Managed Mutual Fund / MF?

Howdy Wall St. Willy! In an ad on TV, I heard about an Actively Managed Fund. But what is an actively managed fund anyway? Actively managed funds are Mutual Funds in which the investment is made by a fund manager based on their judgement after looking closely at the investment options and performing a detailed …

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Actively Managed Funds
Asset Classes

What are Asset Classes?

Howdy Wall St. Willy! Some time ago, on TV, I heard about an asset class. But what is an asset class anyway? An asset class is a group of assets in which you can invest your money. Everything within a specific asset class also shows similar traits. What do you mean by similar traits? And …

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Asset Classes
Earnings Per Share or EPS

What is EPS (Earnings Per Share)?

Howdy Wall Street Willy. In the newspaper, I read something about EPS. But what is EPS anyway? EPS stands for Earnings Per Share. EPS is the profit, or earnings, of the company for one year, divided by the number of stocks that the company has. Earnings Per Share or EPS = Earnings of the Company …

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Earnings Per Share or EPS
Market Capitalization

What is Market Cap or Market Capitalization?

Howdy Wall Street Willy, I heard that Facebook had a really high market cap, but what is a market cap anyway? Well, market cap, also known as market capitalization, is the market value of a company. It is basically the number of stocks, or shares, in the company, times the stock price. Market Capitalization or …

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Market Capitalization

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