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Tip of the Day Save at Least 10% of Your Annual Salary for Retirement

Save at Least 10% of Your Annual Salary for Retirement - No matter what age you are, you should be thinking about your life after retirement. In order to...

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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 Average Daily Volume

Average Daily Volume - The average daily volume is the number of shares that are traded each day on the stock exchange averaged over a certain period of time. The time is generally averaged over a one-year period....

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