October 2009

Using A Stop Order

October 30, 2009

If the stock should drop to this level, your stop automatically becomes a market order to sell, thus preserving seven of your 13 points. If, however, the stock should continue to advance, the stop order can be moved upward, point by point, behind it. At 115, the stop could be pegged at 109.

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Stop Limit Orders And Stopped Stocks

October 28, 2009

A stop limit order specifies the price at which you hope to sell your stock before it falls further. To avoid some of this rigidity, an investor might place a stop limit order specifying one price for the stop and another for the limit order — say, 64 stop, 62 limit.

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Dimensions Of Stock Highs And Lows

October 26, 2009

A stock may be high or low in relation to its own performance over a period of time, in relation to its category, or in relation to the market. A stock that is at its own yearly high must be judged for the possibility of going higher.

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Buying For Income vs. Buying For Capital

October 23, 2009

Buying stocks for income is relatively easy. The indicated stock dividend divided by the current price will give the yield in percentage terms. The average yield of 10 big oils in the first quarter of 1959 was three percent. For five chemicals it was 2.24 percent. For seven steels it was 3.85 percent.

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Sealing the Deal: Traders After Hours

October 19, 2009

The selling broker, furthermore, must arrange to receive the stock certificate, properly endorsed, from his customer, so that it can be transferred to the buyer. It will debit Customer A’s account with the purchase price of his stock and credit Customer B with the selling price of his stock. It can also arrange the delivery […]

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The Basic Principles Of Buying And Selling Stock

October 16, 2009

Stock basics say that ideally, you buy stock at its lowest price and sell at its highest. Timing your stock transactions, therefore, is perhaps the most delicate element of investment, the decision requiring the keenest judgment and the surest touch.

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Finding Safe Stocks

October 14, 2009

Is it safe to buy stock? All sorts of prudent and conservative institutions — colleges, pension funds, foundations, trust departments — invest in stocks.

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So-Called Safe Investments

October 12, 2009

Rate regulation by state power commissions permits — and even maintains — a reasonable return on utility operations, but curbs all chance of runaway profits.

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How Preferred Are Preferred Stocks?

October 9, 2009

In an attempt to combine the most attractive features of bonds and common stock, financial experts created “preferred stock.” Preferred stock generally involves far fewer shares than the common, and far less money than is represented by bonds.

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America’s Shift From Saving And Insurance To Investment

October 5, 2009

Nearly 12,500,000 people in the United States today play the stock market. Only the man of wealth could afford to buy stock in significant amounts. In the minds of most, playing the stock market was a vast trap for the unwary.

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