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Consider Community College or Online College For Your First Year or Two - If you are finding you need the education but don't have the funds, or want to take...

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Buy and Hold Investing

Buy and Hold Investing Date Added: September, 2000 By Chris Stallman  |  E-mail "A while ago I was talking to my dad about investing. He told me that I should be a buy and hold investor. What is a buy and hold investor? I...

What is Cannibalization?

What is Cannibalization? Date Added: July 19th, 2004 By Chris Stallman  |  E-mail A company I'm invested in recently reported that they're experiencing a lot of cannibalization in their stores? What does this mean and should I be concerned? Good question, ...

What is Cyclicality?

What is Cyclicality? Date Added: July 19th, 2004 By Chris Stallman People on TV are always talking about "cyclicality" and I think I know what they're talking about but can you give me a brief summary? - Thanks for the question. Cyclicality is a pretty commonly recurring theme in the investment world. Cyclicality actually comes in three flavors: cyclicality, non-cyclicality, and countercyclicality. Luckily, they're pretty easy to grasp so it won't take too much explanation. Cyclicality When talking about stocks cyclicality basically means that stocks follow the general macroeconomic conditions. A cyclical stock is one that typically performs well when the economy is good...

Why Do So Many Companies Incorporate in Delaware?

Why Incorporate in Delaware?Date Added: June 8th, 2005 By Chris Stallman Why do so many companies incorporate in Delaware?-Mark Webb, Georgia Tech That's actually a great question because more than half of the Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware. In fact, many companies will incorporate elsewhere and then later reincorporate in Delaware. So what's so appealing about Delaware? Certainly, not all of these companies are located in such a small state, so why are they incorporating their businesses there? Well, here are five reasons: Reason #1: It's Cheap The costs to incorporate in Delaware are some of the cheapest in the country. Currently, only...

What is a FICO Score?

What is a FICO Score?Date Added: March 28th, 2006 By Chris Stallman | E-mail "I was recently told by a friend that credit scores are important and that my "FICO" score can determine if I get an apartment or not. Is this true? And what determines what my score will be?" - Cayna (Plymouth, MI) Yes, your friend was entirely correct--your credit score is important and it can help determine if you qualify for an apartment or not. We'll break this topic down and answer some more specifics about FICO scores and how they're calculated. A FICO score is a credit score that...

How Do I Research a Stock

How Do I Research a Stock? Date Added: June 8th, 2005 By Chris Stallman I don't have a whole lot of time to follow the stock market. So what are some easy ways to research stocks without devoting too much time to it? -Jeffrey H., Western Illinois University Thanks for the great question. This is actually one that I get a lot because it seems that most people don't want to spend their days following the market, which is understandable. But I don't advocate investing blindly. After all, you wouldn't spend thousands of dollars on a car without doing your research, so why...

What is a Reverse/Forward Stock Split?

What is a Reverse/Forward Split? >Date Added: March 28th, 2006 By Chris Stallman | E-mail "A company I recently invested in had a reverse/forward split and they gave me all of my money back.  What did this mean?"  - Marcus (East Lansing, ...

Reading Stock Quotes

Reading Stock Quotes Date Added: June, 2001   By Chris Stallman  |  E-mail   "Hi, I am a young investor. I've been looking around on the Internet a few stocks that I have heard of such as Disney and Nike. But I don't understand what all this confusing information is. Can you help me?" Our Response: Absolutely...of course we can help. We would like to commend you on your decision to start investing at such a young age and we're glad that we can help you. I'm sure most people feel confused when they read a stock quote for the first time but once you get the hang...

When Should I Start Applying For Colleges?

When Should I Start? Date Added: May 1st, 2004 By Chris Stallman  |  E-mail "Hey, I'm 17 and about to start college in the fall.  I'm paying my way through college with scholarships so should I invest the money I had saved?  Or should I...

Why Do Some Companies Pay Dividends?

Why Pay Dividends? Date Added: July 19th, 2004 By Chris Stallman  |  E-mail Why do some companies pay dividends and others don't? -Jill K., Idaho That's a great question, Jill.  As you probably know, investors can earn a ...

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Definition: This is the rate at which a company, economy, earnings, etc. is currently growing at or expected to grow at. TeenAnalyst Advice: As investors, we typically look for companies that are growing quickly.  Companies with rapidly growing earnings are called "growth stocks."Stocks of companies that aren't growing rapidly could still...

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