Investing Terms

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  • Pink Sheets

    Pink sheets historically reported pricing stocks not listed on a national exchange. Often referred to as over-the-counter (OTC) or penny stocks.

  • Mutual Funds

    A mutual fund is a fund that pools money from a group of investors to buy financial securities such as bonds and stocks with an aim to minimize costs.

  • Income Stocks

    Income stocks are considered to be stocks that will produce a steady stream of regular income for the duration that the investment is held.

  • GOOG – Alphabet

    Alphabet (GOOG) traces its origins to the creation of its subsidiary Google, a pioneering internet search company that was launched in the late 1990s.

  • System Trading

    The current electronic marketplace is a dynamic, complex arena where infinite possibilities exist at any given time. It is commonplace for individuals new to the financial markets, and to trading in general, to become overwhelmed with both the speed and magnitude of market fluctuations. In an attempt to manage the volatility that is present during the trading of financial instruments, individuals are often inclined to develop a systematic approach of…

  • The History Of Alternative Currencies

    Many items have been used for trade throughout history, including bartered goods and materials. However, currencies can be defined as a medium of exchange with extrinsic, or implied, value that is not necessarily determined by the physical characteristics or utility of the medium itself. While official currencies are those issued by central authorities such as governments, alternative currencies (sometimes called private or parallel currencies) are those normally issued beyond the…

  • Currency Carry Trades

    What Are Currency Carry Trades? A currency carry trade is a method some investors use in an effort to meet their financial objectives. The basic idea behind this strategy is selling a currency with a low interest rate and then using the resulting funds to buy a currency with a higher interest rate. By harnessing this approach, an investor can try to capture the difference in interest rates, or interest-rate…


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