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Find Out About Homeowner Taxes - Before purchasing a home find out what the property taxes are going to be on that home. In some cases, the mortgage that you...

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Long-term Capital Management (LTCM)

Definition: A hedge fund that used a risk arbitrage strategy to make very large, leveraged bets on credit spreads.Advice: LTCM was a very high-performing hedge fund for a number of years.  The fund created theoretically "riskless" profits but its incredible leverage and temporary market forces destroyed the hedge fund and lots its investors billions of dollars.  Because of the extreme leverage, the Federal Reserve and Wall Street investment banks had to bail the fund out in order to prevent widespread financial havoc.If you want to read a fantastic story about LTCM, we recommend you check out When Genius Failed.

 

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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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