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Tip of the Day Beware of Scams

Beware of Scams - You should always beware of scams, fraudulent practices, and these days, especially, there are plenty of them out there. Rule of thumb - if it...

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Capital Gains

Definition: The money gained when a stock appreciates (goes up).  For example, if you owned 10 shares of stock that you paid $15 for and it went up to $30, you would have $150 in capital gains.

TeenAnalyst Advice: Capital gains are where you'll make the majority of your money if you invest in common stock.  Some people think you make most of your money from dividend.html">dividends.  That's wrong.

It's also important to realize that you'll have to pay taxes on the capital gains you receive.  This is called a capital gains tax.  However, if you hold the stock for a while, you might qualify to pay a reduced capital gains tax called the "long-term capital gains tax."  It's yet another benefit of buy and hold investing!

 

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Definition of the Day Friends and Family Offering

Friends and Family Offering - Friends and Family Offering is the recruitment of as many family members when a new company or corporation has begun to operate. By having those closest being the early investors, this helps to build up a cash flow to float the new company through the...

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