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What is the NASDAQ Stock Exchange?

What is NASDAQ? NASDAQ is the 2nd largest stock exchange in the world and is focused on technology companies. It is based in New York City, and was created in 1971. NASDAQ is an acronym for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations. What is special or unique about NASDAQ? Originally, stock exchanges had …

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Quiz: Stocks and the Stock Market

Have you ever wondered how much you know about stocks and the stock market – do you think you are a pro, or do you want to learn more about it? Figure out where you stand with this short quiz. You’ll have 5 seconds to choose an answer. Remember to have a pencil and paper …

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Actively Managed Mutual Funds are Horrible

I think Actively Managed Mutual Funds are Horrible. There are many reasons for this, and this article will discuss a few important ones. Now, I know you may not agree with me about this, but hear me out, because there are alternatives to these investment funds that many people prefer – and who knows, maybe …

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What is the S&P 500 (Standard and Poor’s 500)?

What is the S&P 500? The S&P 500 is one of the most popular stock indexes in the world. It was created in 1957 by the company Standard and Poor’s – or S&P – which is how it got its name. The S&P 500 is a way to measure the performance of the stock market …

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Investing with NO MONEY

Investing with No Money – How YOU Can Do It

Some people think you need a lot of money to invest. You need a good salary, a financial advisor, and hundreds or even thousands of dollars just to start investing. Let me tell you something: They’re wrong. What they say may have once been the case: Where you need a ton of money just to …

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Dow Jones Industrial Average or DJIA

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or the Dow 30?

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average? The Dow Jones Industrial Average – or the Dow – is one of the most popular stock indexes in the world. It was created in 1896 by Charles Dow and Edward Jones. It is a way to measure the stock market as a whole by looking at a …

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Dow Jones Industrial Average or DJIA
401k - Employer Match

What is 401k Employer Match or Contribution & Vesting Schedule?

You told me that one of the biggest advantages of a 401k account is the employer match. But can you explain it to me? Employer match means that your employer also contributes money to your 401k account – in addition to the amount you contribute to it yourself. This is essentially like getting free money …

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Investing Directly in Stocks vs Mutual Funds

Comparison: Direct Investment in Stocks vs Mutual Funds – Pros and Cons

If I want to invest in stocks, should I invest directly in individual stocks, or use equity mutual funds instead? And what factors should I consider when making my choice? The biggest factor to consider is diversification. If you invest directly in stocks, you would invest in 5, 10, maybe 20 individual stocks at most. …

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Investing Directly in Stocks vs Mutual Funds
401k Account

What is a 401k Account? How it works, Pros and Cons

Can you tell me about a 401k? A 401k is a tax deferred account offered by employers as a part of their benefits package, through which you can invest money for your retirement. Since these are offered by employers, you can open a 401k account only if your employer offers it. How does a 401k …

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