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Investigate Different Types of Mortgages - Before purchasing a new home, after you have enough in the bank to make your 20% down payment, spend some time investigating who is...

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Definition: The ask price is the lowest price you can pay for the stock.  This is because it's the lowest price any seller is offering their shares of stock for.  Although the ask price might be $14, you might pay slightly higher if you put in a large order.

TeenAnalyst Advice: It's important to understand that the price you pay for a stock may not be what it's quoted at.  Always look at what the company's ask price is when you're buying shares of stock.Some companies are very illiquid and have large spreads between the bid and ask prices.  For example, a stock might be quoted at $13.50 but the ask price might actually be $14.00.  If you place an order, you'll pay $14.00.  That means you'll lose 3.5% of your investment immediately!

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Definition of the Day Sell Side

Definition: The sell-side of Wall Street are the investment banks and brokers.  They produce research that is then disseminated to their clients.Advice: Sell-side research is burdened by conflicts of interest and  you should take it with a grain of salt.      ...

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