Understanding Stocks And Market Capitalization

Understanding Stocks And Market Capitalization

When you read financial news, you often see companies or stocks referred to as being large-cap, mid-cap, or small-cap. But what does that mean? Well, those terms are financial shorthand for describing a company’s market capitalization. Market capitalization (market...
What Are Bonds And How Do They Work?

What Are Bonds And How Do They Work?

Stocks, bonds, and real estate are commonly referenced as the three basic pillars of the investment world. We’ve written previously about common stock vs preferred stock, and also about the relative value of real estate vs stock as investment vehicles. But what about...
No, Hedge Funds And Mutual Funds Are Not The Same

No, Hedge Funds And Mutual Funds Are Not The Same

In the world of investing, the idea of investors pooling funds together in order to achieve a higher level of diversification is not new. Pooled funds allow investors who would not otherwise be able to diversify their portfolio to get broader exposure to the market....
15 Complicated Financial Terms Made Simple

15 Complicated Financial Terms Made Simple

There’s a certain amount of jargon that goes with every profession. Whether you’re a steel worker, a computer programmer, or an engineer for NASA, there are certain terms and lingo that are specific to your industry. The financial world is no different. Unfortunately,...