January 2008

Doing Business With Friends Makes Enemies

January 31, 2008

Doing Business With Friends Makes Enemies A promissory note is a promise by the borrower to repay the lender on a specific date or dates, usually with interest. These can be difficult to collect, and often the borrower is disinclined to pay the lender back within the given time frame — if at all. Share

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Insider Hints About Art Investment

January 30, 2008

In almost any trade, dealers need working capital. The art investment industry is an example. In addition to the buying season and the large dollar amounts of inventory, there is a slack or no-selling season in the summer. Very many dealers go to Europe every summer to buy and this expense adds to the need […]

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Choosing Between Securities

January 29, 2008

Buying corporation securities is somewhat like buying an automobile. The basic, one-celled form of business life is the individual entrepreneur \emdash the store owner who merchandises goods, the artisan supplying services, the small manufacturer \emdash whose capital needs are met out of savings or through a modest bank loan. Share

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How Preferred Are Preferred Stocks?

January 28, 2008

How Preferred Are Preferred Stocks? In an attempt to combine the most attractive features of bonds and common stock, financial experts created preferred stock. In most cases, it pays more than a bond, but is safer than common stock because of its preferred position. Share

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Sizing Up Your Investments

January 26, 2008

Sizing Up Your Investments Financial planners have a very difficult task: They must invest their clients’ money in diverse portfolios that (hopefully) will increase in value over time, not decline. A broker who has lost money for a client suffers from a damaged reputation and could even face suit if he’s made promises he couldn’t […]

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Doing Business With Friends Makes Enemies

January 23, 2008

Doing Business With Friends Makes Enemies A promissory note is a promise by the borrower to repay the lender on a specific date or dates, usually with interest. These can be difficult to collect, and often the borrower is disinclined to pay the lender back within the given time frame — if at all. Share

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Insider Hints: Capital Appreciation

January 21, 2008

An investor interested in capital appreciation is not interested in dividends, but rather in seeing the market price of his stock increase. This represents nearly seven years’ worth of dividends from the $30 stock yielding a conventional 5 percent. Share

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Insider Hint: Conservative Investments or High-Risk Adventures?

January 21, 2008

The common stockholder has a voice, frequently a loud one, in the affairs of his company. The shareholder is the prime beneficiary of stock splits, rights, and spin-offs, or distribution of assets. The advantages of common stock are several. Share

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Recovering From The Crash

January 21, 2008

Recovering From The Crash The road back to recovery from the great stock crash was long and hard. Principal steps toward recovery were the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934, and the establishment of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a government agency, to administer them. Share

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Devaluation And Exchange Control: Foreign Investment Risks

January 18, 2008

Devaluation And Exchange Control: Foreign Investment Risks Investing in overseas markets can be tempting, especially if the exchange rate works well in your favor. The problem is that markets can change rapidly, and instead of making $100 off of your $75 investment, you might end up with less than $50. Share

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