201 Investing

  • 12b-1 Fees

    12b-1 Fees are fees paid out of fund assets to cover the costs of marketing and selling fund shares. “Distribution fees” include fees to compensate brokers and others who sell…

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  • Advance Fee Fraud

    Advance fee frauds ask for payment up front in order for the deal to go through. The advance payment may be described as a fee, tax, commission, or incidental expense…

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  • Affinity Fraud

    Affinity fraud refers to investment scams that prey upon members of identifiable groups, such as religious or ethnic communities, the elderly, or professional groups. The fraudsters who promote affinity scams…

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  • After-hours Trading

    After-hours trading is stock trading outside the regular hours of major exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market. Regular trading hours are 9:30 a.m.…

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  • Annual Meeting

    Once-a-year meetings where the chief executive officer reports on the year’s results to shareholders. At this meeting, shareholders vote to elect the board of directors and on other corporate business.

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  • Annual Report

    A report filed to the SEC by public companies that includes the company’s history, audited financial statements, a discussion of products and services, a review of the organization and its…

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  • Annual Return

    An annual rate of return is the profit or loss on an investment over a one-year period. There are many ways of calculating the annual rate of return. If the…

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  • Annuity

    An annuity is a contract between an individual and an insurance company where the individual makes a series of payments that are invested by the company and repaid to the…

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  • Ask Price

    In investing and using the over-the-counter market, the term “ask” refers to the lowest price at which a market maker will sell a specific number of shares.

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  • Asset

    What is an Asset? An asset is something of measurable monetary value owned by an individual or an organization. It can be any tangible or intangible item with value in…

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