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Save Enough - When your children are young is the time to start planning for your children's college and/or universities costs and plan to save one-third to one-half of the...

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Risk Arbitrage

Definition: The simultaneous purchase of stock in an acquired company and the sale of stock in a purchasing company.

TeenAnalyst Advice: Usually when a company purchases another company, they see their stock decline slightly.  The company being acquired is purchased at a premium, so their stock usually appreciates.  Risk arbitrageurs are people who try to profit from this transaction.

This usually isn't something to be done by a regular investor because the stocks move right when these acquisitions are announced, so you'd miss the boat.

 

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Definition of the Day Average Down

Average Down - The average down means that the stockholder who is buying additional shares in stock that is already in his/her portfolio, has dropped in price since the he/she purchased of the earlier stock. These stocks are generally owned, a long position, or owed, a short position, by an...

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