Of all the things Bitcoin is rightfully known forâits range as a payment network, not the security of its protocol, nor the potential for blockchain technology to revolutionize any field that uses a databaseâthereâs one that stands out as itâs most defining feature: its price, and how it goes up. But the price of Bitcoin […]
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The gold-silver ratio is the price of the silver and gold relative to each other. Initially, the gold-silver price relationship was fixed at a certain ratio but over time it began to fluctuate as information traveled faster and external variables weighed on their value. Itâs a measurement thatâs been around for thousands of years. Understanding […]
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The terms value and growth refer to both two categories of stocks and two investment âstylesâ or approaches of investing in stock. Generally speaking, value stocks are shares of companies that have fallen out of favor and are valued less than their actual worth. Growth stocks are shares of companies that demonstrate a strong potential […]
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The U.S. Dollar bears a lot of responsibility when it comes to global finance. Itâs the currency kept on hand by central banks and other major financial institutions around the world to make transactions and investments, and to repay debts overseas. The U.S. Dollar is also the currency in which the world prices and trades […]
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Mega cap or megacap is a term that describes the largest publicly-traded companies, based on their market capitalization. Mega cap stocks typically include industry-leading companies with highly recognizable brands Investing in mega cap stocks, along with companies that have a smaller market capitalization, can help build a diversified investment portfolio. Spreading investment dollars across different […]
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Researching and comparing rates at financial institutions before borrowing money is a typical step when looking for a loan. You may be presented with interest rates and annual percentage rates (APRs) of current loan programs being offered by the institution. On the other hand, when it comes to saving money, you might shop around for […]
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Sector investing simply refers to targeted investing in a particular market sector or industry. Finance, real estate, utilities, and retail are a few examples of common sectors. Many institutional investors use a sector investing strategy, but itâs one that individual investors can use as well, either by selecting individual stocks according to a theme or […]
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Broadly speaking, Class A, Class B, and Class C shares are different categories of company that have different voting rights and different levels of access to distributions and dividends. Companies may use these tiers so that certain key shareholders, such as founders or executives, have more voting power than ordinary shareholders. These shareholders also may […]
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Understanding the differences between stocks and bonds can help an investor build a stronger portfolio.
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Non-fungible tokens (NFT) are cryptographic digital assets that each have uniquely identifiable metadata and codes. Their data is stored on the blockchain, ensuring they canât be replicated or forged. The tokens act as a representation, like an IOU, for either digital or tangible items. For instance, one could create NFTs that stand for digital artwork, […]
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