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Beware of Scams - You should always beware of scams, fraudulent practices, and these days, especially, there are plenty of them out there. Rule of thumb - if it...

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Long-Short Investing

Definition: A strategy that involves buying shares of stock in one company while shorting another one.  Hedge funds often choose to buy shares in a company that is doing well while shorting its competitor who is doing the worst.

Advice: This strategy creates a situation where the fund has no exposure to the market (as long as shorts and longs are of equal size).  The fund profits if the stocks it buys increase in value more than its shorts.  As long as the fund's best stocks outperform its worst, it'll make money.

 

 

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Definition of the Day Across The Board

Across The Board - Across the board is a stock market action, or movement, that affects most or all of the stocks on the board in the same way. Therefore, if an ?Across the Board? occurs, the majority, or all, the stocks on the stock market will either go up...

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