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 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!
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 […]
Helping to do research for and suggest actions on our stock market investments can make me feel really smart and really dumb all at the same time. I will feel pleased that I finally understand how to glance at the company summary and key statistics at Yahoo! Finance, and know certain things. Then, I will […]
Let’s do ‘Dividends 101’ first, just in case there are some who are wondering ‘what exactly are dividends?’ A dividend is a distribution of real money that is made by a company to the owners of shares of common stock of that company. The company makes sure that you, because you have an ownership stake […]
When I was recently skimming a number of articles about companies on the stock market that we were evaluating, I happened on one about the company that my husband works for. I knew that he had enough exposure to company management to be able to tell me if he agreed with the stock analyst’s conclusions. […]