The word options in stock market lingo is similar to the word up in the English language: You think you understand its simple definition until you hear it used in so many different ways that its meanings become more a matter of usage than clear definition. Context becomes very important. When talking about the stock […]
I am a kitchen table investor, wisely guided by my husband who thinks its a great way for me to shop, but he still gets to keep the money; and further educated by my dad, who is a well of information and encouragement. I am by no means an expert and am not giving anyone advice on how to invest. I’m just chronicling my investing adventures!
There is one thing for sure, predictions of economic doom and collapse sell news. There are compelling reasons why it is so. There is plenty of obvious evidence of corruption and violence. Surely, collapse will come soon! Civilizations have collapsed in the past, haven’t they? The real answer seems to be relative, for several […]
If you make any money above and beyond what various persons in government publicly decide is “more than they think absolutely necessary” you will pay taxes. Basically, they will tax you on anything they think they can get away with, and unfortunately they often change the rules about this. Still, there are some concepts that […]
I understand that specific lingo vocabulary can be useful for discussing the details of any specialty. However, for most new investors, dividend has something to do with a mathematical operation learned in grammar school, while yield is street sign. Put them together, and all I could originally conceive of was some magical force that was […]
I have recently had the pleasure of setting up custodial stock market accounts for grandchildren. I knew this could be done because we learned about it when setting up stock market accounts for our (still at that time) minor children. I was also inspired to do it because my dear mother-in-law bought savings certificates for […]