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Tip of the Day Consolidate Your Loans

Consolidate Your Loans - No matter how many loans you have, they are generally all sitting at different interest rates, so the trick to saving money is to shop around...

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Definition: An unofficial earnings number that stock analysts on Wall Street are looking for when a company releases its earnings.

TeenAnalyst Advice: Whisper numbers are absolute crap.  It's mere speculation.  Basically, an analyst reports an official earnings estimate number.  But sometimes they believe a company should beat that number.

For example, let's say a company has earnings estimates of $0.35/share.  The whisper number might be $0.37/share so everyone starts expecting that to happen.  If the company releases $0.36/share of earnings, their stock will probably fall, even though they've beat their real forecasts!  Investors can be stupid sometimes.

 

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Definition of the Day Margin Trading

Margin Trading - Margin Trading is a brokerage account that allows the investors to buy securities by borrowing a portion of the purchase price. The National Association of Securities Dealers (NADD), in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and the lending brokerage firm, governs margin accounts. Stocks purchased in two...

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