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Stock Market Basics: Share Classes and Dividends

Last week I discussed stocks that were income-generating and how they pay dividends, but I didn’t explain that these companies sometimes have different levels of shares you can hold. I also didn’t explain what a dividend was. I’ll use today’s post to fill in those gaps. You know that feeling you get when you find… Continue reading Stock Market Basics: Share Classes and Dividends

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Stock Market Basics: Market Capitalization

Just like at a fast food restaurant and the new Verizon data plans, you have small, medium and large options in the stock market. More specifically small capital equities, medium capital equities and large capital equities. Each company on the market is classified by the market capitalization. Market Capitalization = Price/Share  *  Number of Outstanding Shares I’ve… Continue reading Stock Market Basics: Market Capitalization

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Stock Market Basics: Value to the Shareholders

Yesterday, my heart was palpitating as I watched my Patriots take on its NFC nemesis, the NY Giants. That match up has history that doesn’t lend itself in the Patriots favor, but yesterday the Patriots won 27-26 on the foot of the great Steve Gostkowski. The hardest question for a Pats fan to field over the… Continue reading Stock Market Basics: Value to the Shareholders