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Tip of the Day If You Don't Understand How An Investment Works, Don't Buy It

If You Don't Understand How An Investment Works, Don't Buy It - One of the most common mistakes made by people is buying things that they don't understand, and that...

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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 Non-Callable

Non-Callable - Non-Callable is the bond or the preferred stock, preference share, redeemed by the issuer before its maturity date, or a date specified in the bond indenture or share prospectus, only on the payment of a penalty. Such call fortifications safeguards the holder from loss of interest income caused...

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