All About Stocks: The Easy Way to Get Started by Esme Faerber

By Esme Faerber

The right way to purchase, what to carry, and while to promote- the consultant to getting all started in shares and coping with your portfolio!Want to develop into a extra entire investor? All approximately shares is filled with the sensible, hands-on information you must decide on your investments correctly, reduce your hazard, and input modern industry with confidence-no subject your point of experience.Providing concise, transparent solutions in your so much urgent stock-market questions, this completely revised variation has been up-to-date to handle such well timed concerns because the position of exchange-traded money, worldwide making an investment, risk-adjusted returns, and the simplest how one can behavior on-line learn and trading.All approximately shares explains in easy-to-understand language: * What shares are, and why you might want to personal them * easy methods to use the web to increase trading options * How primary and technical research may also help locate undervalued shares * What mutual money are, how they paintings, and that are good for you * How shares healthy in the asset allocation framework * uncomplicated suggestions for assembling a high-growth, low-risk, diverse portfolio * Trades to extend your safeguard in the course of turbulent markets

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The preferred stockholder still would not convert because the preferred stock pays a dividend. If the common stock rose above $20 per share, however, the preferred stockholder could share in the capital appreciation of the common stock by converting to common stock. The decision to exercise the conversion option depends on three factors: CHAPTER 1 36 1. The market price of the common stock. It would have to be greater than the conversion price for the holder to share in capital gains. 2. The amount of the preferred dividend.

Thus, the claim on income is an important characteristic for common stockholders. Claim on Assets In the event of the liquidation of a company, the common shareholders have a residual claim on the assets of the company. However, this is only after the claims of the debt-holders have been satisfied. In other words, common shareholders’ claims on assets are third in line behind those of the debt-holders and the preferred stockholders. If there are insufficient assets to fulfill the claims of the debt-holders and preferred stockholders, the common shareholders will come away receiving nothing, as is often the case during bankruptcy.

Figure 2-1 illustrates the continuum of risk tolerance. If you are comfortable with accepting more risks, you would invest a greater percentage of your portfolio in stocks. FIGURE 2-1 Continuum of Risk Tolerance Percentage Allocation to Stocks 0% Nervous Investor 100% Moderate Risk Tolerance Risk Seeker, Speculator 50 CHAPTER 2 Moving along the continuum of greater risk-seeking, if you buy stocks and forget about them until you are reminded about them by someone else, your tolerance for risk is much greater and your portfolio can include a large percentage of stocks.

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