What Are Dividends and How Do They Work?

What are Dividends?   When companies make money, they give away part of these earnings to their shareholders. These declared earnings are called dividends. They come in the...

Common Stock Vs. Preferred Stock: There’s More than one way to play

There's More Than One Way to Play: Take Risks or Play It Safe? Common Stock vs. Preferred Stock When you invest in a company you become a shareholder and...

Moving Averages – Simple, Exponential and Weighted

It's number crunching time!!!!! One of the basic tools that every trader interested in technical analysis employs is the moving average. I know math can be boring, but if...

What Bill Gates’ Investments Look Like

Bill Gates has come a long way to stake his claim as one of the richest man on Planet Earth. Along with long-time friend Paul Allen, Bill...

What is Buying Power?

Most investors are primarily concerned with the value of their holdings, the potential for their current holdings to increase or decrease in value, and their buying power....

What is Wall Street? A Brief History and Overview

Wall Street represents duality. There is the symbolic notion of Wall Street which invites comparisons to the likes of Gordon Gekko and perhaps even Martha Stewart. There...