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Tip of the Day Optimize your 401(k)

Optimize your 401(k) - In order to optimize your 401(k) you should try to get your employer to offer employer matching funds and set your contribution level to the level...

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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 Athens Stock Exchange

Athens Stock Exchange - The Athens Stock Exchange, also known at the ASE, is the major stock market or exchange, which is located in Athens, Greece and is operated by a council utilizing seven administrators. The Athens stock exchange uses a modern electronic system, called OASIS, for trading its trade...

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