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Avoid Fees - When using long-term investments as a money-earning vehicle, it is wise to remember that any returns that are made on that money must deduct any fees paid...

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Whisper Number

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 Quick Ratio

Definition: A ratio that measures a company's ability to meet its current liabilities with its liquid assets. TeenAnalyst Advice: It's important that a company be able to pay their debts and other ...

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