Mutual Funds, What are They? David Cross, US-AM

September 06, 2016
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What is a mutual fund? Mutual funds were invented over 100 years ago to serve the needs of small investors and they are still popular today.  A mutual fund is like a basket of usually 50, 100, 200 or even 500 stocks or bonds.  It is an in

Bonds, what are they? David Cross, US-AM

September 06, 2016
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What is a bond?

A bond is a loan.  How is that for simple?  Bonds are commonly referred to as “fixed-income” securities (remember, people in finance like to come up with fancy names for things like scientists and mathematician

Stock, what is it? David Cross, US-AM

September 06, 2016
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Stock is a share or percentage of ownership in a company. Owners are entitled to a share of the company's assets and earnings.  If you own and buy more, your ownership percentage increases.  You can own 1 singe share, or 10%, 20% or even 100% of a