July 2009

The Well-Rounded Financial Planner

July 31, 2009

A person’s schooling, background and degree of experience with investments are all factors to consider when learning about the stock market.

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The Benefits Of Mutual Savings Banks

July 27, 2009

Mutual savings banks can be an attractive option for people looking to keep their funds in a safe place. There are more than 500 mutual savings banks in the United States, and these are limited to 17 states.

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The Yin And Yang Of Preference Stocks

July 24, 2009

Investment in preference stocks may have a number of merits. The rate of return on preference stocks is often slightly higher than that which may be obtained on good-quality bonds.

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Preference Stocks: Are You A Preference Member?

July 22, 2009

There are various features of preference stocks. Sometimes there may be a preference issue, which has no stated par value, but the return is definitely stated so that an assumed par value may easily be calculated.

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The History Of The New York Stock Exchange

July 20, 2009

While there are a number of stock exchanges in operation, there is no doubt that the New York Stock Exchange is dominant. On March 8, 1817, the first formal constitution of the New York Stock and Exchange Board, as it was then known, was adopted.

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Buying Common Stocks On The Monthly Investment Plan

July 17, 2009

This Monthly Investment Plan (MIP) was created by members of the New York Stock Exchange for those who wished to buy common stocks on an installment basis. The Monthly Investment Plan offers the modest investor many benefits.

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The Importance of the Stock Market

July 13, 2009

The stock market is a necessary aspect of commerce world-wide. If there were no stock market – no market place where people could sell their securities for cash – capital would soon become sluggish and the financing of new ventures, no matter how promising, would be heavily curtailed.

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Financial Security: Is Your Family Covered?

July 10, 2009

The word “security” has a comfortable connotation, but a large majority of families would be placed in an awkward position if they were asked to define their own relative guarantee.

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Insider Tip: Keep an Eye on Earnings Statements

July 8, 2009

Consequently, the company’s gains per share are of great interest to him. The prime reason for such keen interest in gains is that the dividends per share, as declared by the board of directors, will depend upon the gains; should gains be very poor, there may be no dividend at all; should gains be quite […]

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Saving And Planning For Retirement

July 6, 2009

Everyone knows that they “should” save money for their retirement. These days, many companies have 401(k) plans that allow workers to contribute a portion of their paycheck each month to a retirement fund.

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