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Tip of the Day Don't Use Your Credit Card for Cash Advances

Don't Use Your Credit Card for Cash Advances - We all have times where we get into a jam and need a little bit of additional money, but don't use...

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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 Industrial Goods

Industrial Goods – Industrial goods are materials and or supplies that are purchased and utilized by other businesses or industries.  Generally industrial goods are raw materials for use in the production of parts and component parts such as plastics and steel for the automotive business for instance.  However, equipment, machinery,...

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