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Tip of the Day Stocks First, Bonds Later

Stocks First, Bonds Later - One of the most common mistakes made by investors today is age. Yep, that is right. You should invest in the stock market...

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    J Curve

    J-curve - It is the theory that an internal rate of return of a fund will be low in its early stages, particularly due to costs that incurred in starting the fund but then as the firm or company becomes more stable and profitable that it internal rate of return will increase. The shape of this theory on a graph looks like a J. The other term for J-Curve is the country?s trade balance after it devaluates its currency. The immediate effect of devaluation is increase in the trade and this will shift into increase in international trades and demands....

    Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSE)

    Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSE) - Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSE) opened in 1912 under Dutch colonial government; it was open in 1977 after several closures during World War I and World War II. After re-opened in 1977, the exchange was under the management of the newly created Capital Market Supervisory Agency, which answered to the Ministry of Finance. Trading activity and market capitalization grew alongside the development of Indonesia's financial markets and private sector, highlighted by a major bull run in 1990. On July 13, 1992 the stock exchange privatized under the ownership of Jakarta. It was renamed Indonesian Stock Exchange...

    January Barometer

    January Barometer - January Barometer is the similar patterns for January. The first five trading days determine the market's return for the entire year ahead. Speculators say that how January performs predicts the direction of the market for the remaining months of the year. The only one that does have validity historically is the performance for the first month with predictive quality for the returns generated between the second and twelfth months. Because of positive bias of the market, this indicator works best when it predicts a bullish scenario for the remaining eleven months of the year. January returns...

    January Effect

    Definition: A stock market oddity that is characterized by a year-end dip in the markets followed by a rally in January.  Investors attribute the reason to end of year selling (for tax reasons).  Once the new year starts, the money is then reinvested. TeenAnalyst Advice: The question of whether or not the January Effect is for...

    Joint Account

    Definition: A joint account is an account owned by more than one person (typically husband and wife). Advice: Joint account offers the benefit of giving two people control over the account.  This means that your spouse can call up your stock ...

    Joint Stock Company

    Joint Stock Company - Joint Stock Company financed with capital invested by the members or stockholders who receive transferable shares, or stock. It is beneath the control of certain specified managers called directors. A multiparty stock company formed of partnership, possessing the element of personal liability where each member remains financially responsible for the acts of the company. It is not an above-board entity separate from its stockholders. A multiparty stock company differs from a partnership in that the latter is composed of a few persons brought together by shared confidence....

    Joint Venture

    Definition: When two or more individuals or corporations cooperate in a business venture and agree to split the profits and management. TeenAnalyst Advice: Joint venture are usually undergone by companies that want to work together but not have to merge.Joint ventures are separate entities created by the companies (or individuals) and are taxed as partnerships.  This means that the profits are "passed-through" to the original companies, and they will then pay taxes on them.  ...

    Jonathan Lebed

    Definition: At the age of 15, Jonathan Lebed was investigated by the SEC for stock manipulation.  He eventually settled, agreeing to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars he made by "pumping and dumping" stocks.Advice: Jonathan Lebed duped investors by going on message boards and recommending stocks.  As investors bought them, the stocks would rise and Lebed would sell his shares.  The reason he got in trouble was because he manipulated investors by giving out false information about these stocks.Our advice: always do your own research and don't trust others' "hot picks."  ...

    Junior Equity

    Junior Equity - Junior Equity is the equity that ranks lower than other equity. More specifically, junior equity is common stock. Junior equity is junior for several purposes. Junior equity lines following preferred stock in its claim on company dividends; the latter are promised and guaranteed, while the junior equity depend on either the profits of the company or a decision handed down from the company's board of directors. In the event of bankruptcy, the holders of junior equity have a lower claim on the company's assets, and are behind bondholders and other debt holders. The term is not applicable...

    Junk Bonds

    Definition: An unsafe bond that pays a high interest rate (sometimes as high as 15-20%!).  If a junk bond defaults, you might not even get your initial investment back. TeenAnalyst Advice: Junk bonds were popular in the 1980's because corporate raiders used these to finance the takeover of large companies.  They're not quite as popular today.Junk bonds carry high rates of return but they're as risky or riskier than stocks are.  There's a chance the company will default and you'll lose your entire investment.  ...

    Justified Price

    Justified Price - Justified Price is the fair market price of an asset. The price an informed buyer will pay for an asset. It is the current fair market price of an asset. The fair market price an informed buyer will pay for an asset, whether it is a stock, a bond, a commodity, or real estate. The amount received on the sale of an asset when willing and financially capable buyers and sellers exist and there are no unusual circumstances such as liquidation, shortages, and emergencies. The fair market assessment for an asset or security, an informed buyer should...

    Just-in-Time (JIT)

    Definition: Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing is a process by which companies don't keep lots of excess inventory; instead, they manufacture a product as an order comes in.Advice: JIT is an important topic for manufacturers.  Companies that employ it effectively can decrease their inventories and increase overall efficiencies.  Decreasing inventory allows companies to decrease waste, which saves lots of money; however, this often comes at the cost of slower completion times to fill orders.  ...

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    Definition of the Day Ticker Symbol

    Definition: The symbol for a company's stock. TeenAnalyst Advice: The symbol can represent either an abbreviation for a company's name ("GE" is General Electric) or it can be something totally different.  For example, Southwest Airlines' symbol is "LUV."The longer you've been investing, you'll find that you can recall the ticker symbols...

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