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How to Calculate the Book Value of a Stock

How to Calculate the Book Value of a Stock
In the world of accounting and finance assets tend to have two different values: book value and market value. Market value is the value of an asset in the market--the price you can reasonably obtain for the asset if you sell it. Book value is the acc

How to Price a Mutual Fund

How to Price a Mutual Fund
If you need to calculate the the price of a mutual fund, the process can take a bit of research, but once you have the information, it's just a matter of making a few calculations. This article will explain the process by which a mutual fund is price

How to Bet on the Stock Market

How to Bet on the Stock Market
Trading stock can be risky, but you can minimize that risk by learning as much as possible about trading and market analysis and by using conservative strategies. Nevertheless, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) determin

How to Trade Online at Schwab

How to Trade Online at Schwab
More and more investors are turning to online trading companies for their investment options. Charles Schwab not only offers investment accounts through their offices and financial advisors, but investors can now open and trade on their own in their

How to Choose a Company to Invest In

How to Choose a Company to Invest In
Understanding your own values and investment philosophy is the first thing you need to do to find a company to invest in.Things You'll NeedList of companiesDetermine investment philosophyAccess to P/E rationsAccess to beta indexKnow your personality

How to Look Up a U.S. Savings Bond by the Serial Number

How to Look Up a U.S. Savings Bond by the Serial Number
U.S. savings bonds may be a suitable method for growing your income if you have the patience for a long-term return on your investment. The federal government will repay your investment with interest when the savings bond matures. Your tax liability

How to Calculate Capital Gains on an Employee Stock Purchase Plan

How to Calculate Capital Gains on an Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employee stock purchase plans, or ESPPs, provide employees with a way to invest in company stock by investing money withheld directly from their paycheck. Investing a percentage of salary on a regular basis like this can eventually lead to a sizable

How to Sell Government Bonds

How to Sell Government Bonds
Government bonds, known in the United States as "Treasury bonds," are monetary or security debts issued by a specific country with the intent to repay the buyer, with interest, over a predetermined period of time. Knowing how to properly sell go

How to Use Range Trading in Day Trading

How to Use Range Trading in Day Trading
A range is a stock's lowest and highest price for a trading period. This period can be a day, a month or a year. A stock that trades within a range is said to be in a channel. Range traders buy stock at the lower end of the channel and sell at the hi

How to Calculate Cash Flow From Assets

How to Calculate Cash Flow From Assets
When you save for retirement or another long term goal, capital appreciation is likely a major goal. But at some point you need to move from accumulating savings to tapping them. As you begin to make that transition, one of your first steps should be

How to Invest in Big Corparations With Little Money

How to Invest in Big Corparations With Little Money
In the past you had to save up several thousand dollars before you could invest in big companies. That's still true if you buy stock through a traditional broker. In recent years an exciting alternative has become popular that lets you invest in big

How to Reduce Investment Risk

How to Reduce Investment Risk
Investors face many different types of risks. However, there are many things that you can do to lower your risk--regardless of what type of investment you own. This article shows you how.Things You'll NeedCommon senseThe main method for reducing inve

How Should Someone in Her 80s Have Her Money Invested?

How Should Someone in Her 80s Have Her Money Invested?
If you are in your 80s, your investments need to reflect that reality. Often investors are reluctant to make changes in an investment portfolio to acknowledge advancing age, the likelihood of increased medical expenses and of approaching mortality. T

How to Purchase Gold and Silver

How to Purchase Gold and Silver
The first question is "Why should I buy gold and / or silver in the first place?" Our government is initiating economic policies that will set a foundation for rising prices and wages by devaluing the dollar. During wholesale currency devaluatio

How to Trade Japanese Stocks

How to Trade Japanese Stocks
Trading Japanese stocks is simple because of the comprehensive inter-linkages between the American and Japanese economies. Many major Japanese stocks are cross-listed on American exchanges, making it possible to trade the securities using dollars wit

How to Read an Investment Account Statement

How to Read an Investment Account Statement
You should receive an account summary at the end of each quarter and fiscal year. You should also be able to view the information in these reports via your brokerage's website. Review your quarterly and annual account summaries to ensure that trades

How to Invest in a Funeral Home

How to Invest in a Funeral Home
The funeral industry is a fascinating mix of new world technology and old world custom. As a result, families are offered a variety of ways to handle a loved one’s remains amid the trappings of perfectly appointed venues that focus on comfort. Your i

How to Calculate a Percent Margin

How to Calculate a Percent Margin
The gross percent margin for a company is an indicator of how efficient a company is in generating profit. The percentage represents the amount per dollar of revenue that the company keeps as profit after the cost of production and sales have been in

How to Buy Direct Stock Without a Broker

How to Buy Direct Stock Without a Broker
Most people who invest in stocks get a better return than with CDs or other bank deposits. However, a lot of people have only limited funds to invest or wish to avoid paying broker's commissions. Fortunately, today it is possible to buy direct stock

How to Value a Portfolio of Call Options

How to Value a Portfolio of Call Options
Call options, or "calls." give the owner the right (but not the obligation) to purchase 100 shares of stock per contract--at a specific price at a future date for a price agreed upon today. As the value of the underlying stock changes, the value
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