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  • How Options Work

    How Do Options Actually Work? With a basic understanding of what options are and the risks involved, it is time that we take a deep dive into how options work. In this chapter, we are going to cover an example that is closely modeled to how you would trade options…

  • What Is A Mutual Fund?

    Mutual funds are becoming increasingly popular with investors. The past few years have seen mutual funds taking off as one of the most common forms of long-term investment vehicles. In fact, more than two-thirds of American households have at least some money parked in one or more mutual funds.  …

  • Financial Statement Analysis

    In this short introduction, financial statement analysis will be defined and explained. It is one of the steps used in our review of a company’s potential when considering investment.   Financial Statement Analysis   Financial statement analysis is also referred to as ‘Quantitative Analysis’. It is one of the most…


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  • Penny Stock Scams And Social Media

    Penny stock scams are no longer limited to unsolicited boiler room phone calls. Penny stock scammers lurk everywhere and nowadays, even on social media sites. Penny Stock Scams   In 2010 the SEC obtained an emergency asset freeze against a Montreal-based couple, for fraudulently promoting penny stocks through their website Pennystockchaser.com, on Facebook and Twitter. Boasting that they were No. Continue Reading

  • Penny Stock Trading In Canada – An Overview

    Penny Stock Trading in Canada   For the most part penny stocks have a bad reputation. It really depends on what magnitude of a security you are talking about. Logically a penny stock is a stock that trades under $1.00. Recently the definition has loosely expanded to securities trading under $5.00. In Canada we can find these securities using simple stock Continue Reading

  • Penny Stocks – Buyer Beware

    This article is by no means comprehensive in it’s listing of deceptive practices used in scams involving penny stocks, and we are sure that there are many different ways that people can be deceived. However, it is important to highlight some of the methods that people use to fraudulently promote and profit from penny stocks. Penny Stocks     If Continue Reading





 
 

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  • What Is A Balance Sheet?

      What Is A Balance Sheet?   The following section describes the important elements of the balance sheet.     A Balance Sheet indicates the financial strength of the company at any given point of time. It is a snapshot of what a company owns and owes, or gives the details of the assets and liabilities. But to answer the Continue Reading

  • How To Calculate Compound Interest

      How To Calculate Compound Interest   We prefer to think of compound interest as a reverse credit card. We all know the problem with credit card debt; the interest charged makes it difficult to pay off the original, or principal, debt. Well the benefit of compound interest is that it can help you make money the same way credit Continue Reading

  • Total Asset Turnover Ratio

    Asset ratios measure the efficiency by which a company is using their assets. These include fixed assets, inventory and receivables. Our first ratio is the total asset turnover ratio.   Asset Turnover Ratio   The total asset turnover ratio is generally applied by management to analyze the company’s performance over multiple periods. They serve as benchmarks or warn of operational Continue Reading


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  • What is Day Trading?

    Most new investors run into websites where traders have made hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in a short period of time. The truth behind this is a whole other story we will go into at another time, but you can bet that most of those people are day traders. What is day trading? Read below to find Continue Reading

  • How Options Work

    How Do Options Actually Work? With a basic understanding of what options are and the risks involved, it is time that we take a deep dive into how options work. In this chapter, we are going to cover an example that is closely modeled to how you would trade options in the real financial markets. It is important to note Continue Reading

  • When To Buy Stocks- Entry Positions

    While picking a stock to trade can be quite easy, ticking off a few check boxes and you are quite set to go, entering an actual position in the stock can be a difficult affair. Many people find it hard to pull the trigger when it comes to parting with real money and many others often do not know when Continue Reading