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Tip of the Day Consolidate Your Loans

Consolidate Your Loans - No matter how many loans you have, they are generally all sitting at different interest rates, so the trick to saving money is to shop around...

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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 Ahead Of You

Ahead Of You - An ahead of you is a term used to note a specific status, or standing, of a security order to be executed at the same price to another trader, but that will be listed behind the other trader's order in the specialist's book. This book is...

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