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Bonds Are Primarily For Income

When you invest in a bond, you are really giving a loan to the issuer – whether government or a corporate entity – which commits to pay you interest at set dates at a rate which may be fixed or variable, and to repay the principal at a specified future date – the maturity date….

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Stock Bonuses and Stock Splits

A bonus issue of shares and a stock split are two different things. Both result in the investor owning more shares determined on the basis of shares already owned. A bonus issue of shares is a distribution the company makes to shareholders. In fact, it is also called a stock dividend. A stock split is…

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Diversification As An Investment Strategy

Diversification is a risk-management technique by which a wide variety of investments is included in an investment portfolio. It is more than just not ‘putting all your eggs into one basket’, is not achieved by random decision-making, and helps to maintain performance, eliminate losses, and make returns more certain. The best results from diversification are…

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Introduction to Ordinary Shares

Ordinary shares are securities which represent ownership in a company. The terms ordinary shares, ordinary stocks, and equities tend to be used interchangeably, and their owners are generally called shareholders and sometimes stockholders. As owners of the company, shareholders have voting privileges and participate in its profits by receiving dividends. They vote at annual general…

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How To Select Ordinary Shares

Investing in ordinary shares is one effective way of increasing wealth over the long-term. There are several strategies for selecting good stocks to increase wealth and for avoiding stocks that may be a drag on an investment portfolio. But there is no fool-proof method of picking stocks to guarantee success. There are several factors which…

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