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{"appState":{"pageLoadApiCallsStatus":true},"categoryState":{"relatedCategories":{"headers":{"timestamp":"2025-01-31T04:01:16+00:00"},"categoryId":34298,"data":{"title":"Stocks","slug":"stocks","image":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"breadcrumbs":[{"name":"Business, Careers, & Money","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34224"},"slug":"business-careers-money","categoryId":34224},{"name":"Personal Finance","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34273"},"slug":"personal-finance","categoryId":34273},{"name":"Investing","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34288"},"slug":"investing","categoryId":34288},{"name":"Investment Vehicles","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34290"},"slug":"investment-vehicles","categoryId":34290},{"name":"Stocks","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34298"},"slug":"stocks","categoryId":34298}],"parentCategory":{"categoryId":34290,"title":"Investment Vehicles","slug":"investment-vehicles","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34290"}},"childCategories":[],"description":"Dozens of easily digestible articles on how to make money with stocks. Start with the very basics or jump to advanced topics like options contracts, corporate stock buybacks, using margin, and beyond.","relatedArticles":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/articles?category=34298&offset=0&size=5"},"hasArticle":true,"hasBook":true,"articleCount":312,"bookCount":16},"_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34298"}},"relatedCategoriesLoadedStatus":"success"},"listState":{"list":{"count":10,"total":311,"items":[{"headers":{"creationTime":"2024-08-16T19:38:18+00:00","modifiedTime":"2024-08-17T13:29:08+00:00","timestamp":"2024-08-17T15:01:02+00:00"},"data":{"breadcrumbs":[{"name":"Business, Careers, & Money","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34224"},"slug":"business-careers-money","categoryId":34224},{"name":"Personal Finance","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34273"},"slug":"personal-finance","categoryId":34273},{"name":"Investing","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34288"},"slug":"investing","categoryId":34288},{"name":"Investment Vehicles","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34290"},"slug":"investment-vehicles","categoryId":34290},{"name":"Stocks","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34298"},"slug":"stocks","categoryId":34298}],"title":"Investing in Stocks for Income & Cash Flow","strippedTitle":"investing in stocks for income & cash flow","slug":"investing-in-stocks-for-income-cash-flow","canonicalUrl":"","检目录擎推广":{"metaDescription":"Learn the pros and cons of dividend-paying stocks over other types of stocks, and who is best suited to this type of investment.","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"Stocks are well known for their ability to appreciate (for capital gains potential), but not enough credit is given regarding stocks’ ability to boost your income and cash flow. Given that income will be a primary concern for many in the coming months and years (especially baby boomers and others concerned with retirement, pension issues, and so on), I consider this to be an important consideration.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_300322\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-300322\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/woman-working-laptop-home-adobeStock_339534482.jpg\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©MT-R / Adobe Stock[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe first income feature is the obvious — dividends! I love dividends, and they have excellent features that make them very attractive, such as their ability to meet or exceed the rate of inflation and the fact that they’re subject to lower taxes than, say, regular taxable interest or wages.\r\n\r\nDividend-paying stocks, called <em>income stocks</em>, deserve a spot in a variety of portfolios, especially those of investors at or near retirement. Also, I think that younger folks (such as millennials) can gain long-term financial benefits from having dividends reinvested to compound their growth (such as with dividend reinvestment plans).\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >The basics of income stocks</h2>\r\nI certainly think that dividend-paying stocks are a great consideration for those investors seeking greater income in their portfolios. I especially like stocks with higher-than-average dividends that are known as <em>income stocks.</em> Income stocks take on a dual role: Not only can they appreciate, but they can also provide regular income. The following sections take a closer look at dividends and income stocks.\r\n<h3>Getting a grip on dividends and their rates</h3>\r\nWhen people talk about gaining income from stocks, they’re usually talking about dividends. Dividends are pro rata distributions that treat every stockholder the same. A <em>dividend</em> is nothing more than pro rata periodic distributions of cash (or sometimes stock) to the stock owner. You purchase dividend stocks primarily for income — not for spectacular growth potential.\r\n\r\nDividends are sometimes confused with interest. However, dividends are payouts to owners, whereas <em>interest</em> is a payment to a creditor. A stock investor is considered a part owner of the company they invest in and is entitled to dividends when they’re issued. A bank, on the other hand, considers you a creditor when you open an account; the bank borrows your money and pays you interest on it.\r\n\r\nA dividend is quoted as an annual dollar amount (or percentage yield), but it’s usually paid on a quarterly basis. For example, if a stock pays a dividend of $4 per share, you’re probably paid $1 every quarter. If, in this example, you have 200 shares, you’re paid $800 every year (if the dividend doesn’t change during that period), or $200 per quarter. Getting that regular dividend check every three months (for as long as you hold the stock) can be a nice perk. If the company continues to do well, that dividend can grow over time. A good income stock has a higher-than-average dividend (typically, 4 percent or higher).\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Dividend rates aren’t guaranteed, and they’re subject to the decisions of the stock issuer’s board of directors — they can go up or down, or in some extreme cases, the dividend can be suspended or even discontinued. Fortunately, most companies that issue dividends continue them indefinitely and actually increase dividend payments from time to time. Historically, dividend increases have equaled (or exceeded) the rate of inflation.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Who’s well suited for income stocks?</h2>\r\nWhat type of person is best suited to income stocks? Income stocks can be appropriate for many investors, but they’re an especially good match for the following individuals:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Conservative and novice investors:</strong> Conservative investors like to see a slow but steady approach to growing their money while getting regular dividend checks. <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/business-careers-money/personal-finance/investing/investment-vehicles/stocks/stock-investing-for-beginners-300279/\">Novice investors</a> who want to start slowly also benefit from income stocks.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Retirees:</strong> Growth investing is best suited for long-term needs, whereas income investing is best suited to current needs. Retirees may want some growth in their portfolios, but they’re more concerned with regular income that can keep pace with inflation.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Dividend reinvestment plan (DRP) investors:</strong> For those investors who like to compound their money with DRPs, income stocks are perfect.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nGiven recent economic trends and conditions for the foreseeable future, I think that dividends should be a mandatory part of the stock investor’s wealth-building approach. This is especially true for those in or approaching retirement.\r\n\r\nInvesting in stocks that have a reliable track record of increasing dividends is now easier than ever. In fact, there are exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are focused on stocks with a long and consistent track record of raising dividends (typically on an annual basis).\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Assessing the advantages of income stocks</h2>\r\nIncome stocks tend to be among the least volatile of all stocks, and many investors view them as defensive stocks. <em>Defensive stocks</em> are stocks of companies that sell goods and services that are generally needed no matter what shape the economy is in. (Don’t confuse defensive stocks with <em>defense stocks,</em> which specialize in goods and equipment for the military.) Food, beverage, and utility companies are great examples of defensive stocks.\r\n\r\nEven when the economy is experiencing tough times, people still need to eat, drink, and turn on the lights. Companies that offer relatively high dividends also tend to be large firms in established, stable industries.\r\n\r\nSome industries in particular are known for high-dividend stocks. Utilities (such as electric, gas, and water), real estate investment trusts (REITs), and the energy sector (oil and gas royalty trusts) are places where you definitely find income stocks. Yes, you can find high-dividend stocks in other industries, but you find a higher concentration of them in these industries.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">To learn more about high-dividend stocks, and much more about stock investing, check out my book <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/book/business-careers-money/personal-finance/investing/investment-vehicles/stocks/investing-in-stocks-for-dummies-299991/\"><em>Investing in Stocks For Dummies</em></a>.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Heeding the disadvantages of income stocks</h2>\r\nBefore you say, “Income stocks are great! I’ll get my checkbook and buy a batch right now,” take a look at the following potential disadvantages (ugh!). Income stocks do come with some fine print.\r\n<h3>What goes up …</h3>\r\nIncome stocks can go down as well as up, just as any stock can. The factors that affect stocks in general — politics, megatrends, different kinds of risk, and so on — affect income stocks, too. Fortunately, income stocks don’t get hit as hard as other stocks when the market is declining because high dividends tend to act as a support to the stock price. Therefore, income stocks’ prices usually fall less dramatically than other stocks’ prices in a declining market.\r\n<h3>Interest-rate sensitivity</h3>\r\nIncome stocks can be sensitive to rising interest rates. When interest rates go up, other investments (such as corporate bonds, U.S. Treasury securities, and bank certificates of deposit [CDs]) are more attractive. When your income stock yields 4 percent and interest rates go up to 5 percent, 6 percent, or higher, you may think, “Hmm, why settle for a 4 percent yield when I can get better elsewhere?” As more and more investors sell their low-yield stocks, the prices for those stocks fall.\r\n\r\nAnother point to note is that rising interest rates may hurt the company’s financial strength. If the company has to pay more interest, that may affect the company’s earnings, which, in turn, may affect the company’s ability to continue paying dividends.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Dividend-paying companies that experience consistently falling revenues tend to cut dividends. In this case, <em>consistent</em> means two or more years.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>The effect of inflation</h3>\r\nAlthough many companies raise their dividends on a regular basis, some don’t. Or if they do raise their dividends, the increases may be small. If income is your primary consideration, you want to be aware of this fact. If you’re getting the same dividend year after year and this income is important to you, rising inflation becomes a problem.\r\n\r\nSay that you have XYZ stock at $10 per share with an indicated annual dividend of 30 cents. The yield is 3 percent (30 cents @@ds $10). If you have a yield of 3 percent two years in a row, how do you feel when inflation rises 6 percent one year and 7 percent the next year? Because inflation means your costs are rising, inflation shrinks the value of the dividend income you receive.\r\n\r\nFortunately, studies show that, in general, dividends do better in inflationary environments than bonds and other fixed-rate investments do. Usually, the dividends of companies that provide consumer staples (food, energy, and so on) meet or exceed the rate of inflation. This is why some investment gurus describe companies that pay growing dividends as having stocks that are “better than bonds.”\r\n<h3>Uncle Sam’s cut</h3>\r\nThe government usually taxes dividends as ordinary income. Find out from your tax person whether potentially higher tax rates on dividends are in effect for the current or subsequent tax year.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Stock dividends or company dividends?</h2>\r\nThe term <em>stock dividend</em> is commonly used in financial discussions about the stock market. However, the reality is that dividends are not paid by stocks; they’re paid pro rata distributions of cash by companies. It may sound like I’m splitting hairs, but it’s a fundamental difference.\r\n\r\nStock prices are subject to the whims of market buying and selling — one day the share prices are up nicely; the next day prices go down when that day’s headlines spook the market. Because the dividend isn’t volatile and it’s paid with regularity (quarterly usually), it’s more predictable. I think that investors should be in the business of “collecting cash flows” as opposed to fretting over the ebbs and flows of the market.\r\n\r\nWhat does that mean? If a hundred shares of a given dividend-paying stock provide, say, $100 per year in annual dividends, the income-minded stock investor should keep a running tally of annual dividend amounts. That way, they keep investing until they reach a desired income level (such as $2,000 annual dividend income) and feel confident that this dividend income can be relatively reliable and will keep growing as payouts grow from company operations. Lastly, keep in mind that technically a “stock dividend” is actually a pro rata distribution of stock (and not cash).","description":"Stocks are well known for their ability to appreciate (for capital gains potential), but not enough credit is given regarding stocks’ ability to boost your income and cash flow. Given that income will be a primary concern for many in the coming months and years (especially baby boomers and others concerned with retirement, pension issues, and so on), I consider this to be an important consideration.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_300322\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-300322\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/woman-working-laptop-home-adobeStock_339534482.jpg\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©MT-R / Adobe Stock[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe first income feature is the obvious — dividends! I love dividends, and they have excellent features that make them very attractive, such as their ability to meet or exceed the rate of inflation and the fact that they’re subject to lower taxes than, say, regular taxable interest or wages.\r\n\r\nDividend-paying stocks, called <em>income stocks</em>, deserve a spot in a variety of portfolios, especially those of investors at or near retirement. Also, I think that younger folks (such as millennials) can gain long-term financial benefits from having dividends reinvested to compound their growth (such as with dividend reinvestment plans).\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >The basics of income stocks</h2>\r\nI certainly think that dividend-paying stocks are a great consideration for those investors seeking greater income in their portfolios. I especially like stocks with higher-than-average dividends that are known as <em>income stocks.</em> Income stocks take on a dual role: Not only can they appreciate, but they can also provide regular income. The following sections take a closer look at dividends and income stocks.\r\n<h3>Getting a grip on dividends and their rates</h3>\r\nWhen people talk about gaining income from stocks, they’re usually talking about dividends. Dividends are pro rata distributions that treat every stockholder the same. A <em>dividend</em> is nothing more than pro rata periodic distributions of cash (or sometimes stock) to the stock owner. You purchase dividend stocks primarily for income — not for spectacular growth potential.\r\n\r\nDividends are sometimes confused with interest. However, dividends are payouts to owners, whereas <em>interest</em> is a payment to a creditor. A stock investor is considered a part owner of the company they invest in and is entitled to dividends when they’re issued. A bank, on the other hand, considers you a creditor when you open an account; the bank borrows your money and pays you interest on it.\r\n\r\nA dividend is quoted as an annual dollar amount (or percentage yield), but it’s usually paid on a quarterly basis. For example, if a stock pays a dividend of $4 per share, you’re probably paid $1 every quarter. If, in this example, you have 200 shares, you’re paid $800 every year (if the dividend doesn’t change during that period), or $200 per quarter. Getting that regular dividend check every three months (for as long as you hold the stock) can be a nice perk. If the company continues to do well, that dividend can grow over time. A good income stock has a higher-than-average dividend (typically, 4 percent or higher).\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Dividend rates aren’t guaranteed, and they’re subject to the decisions of the stock issuer’s board of directors — they can go up or down, or in some extreme cases, the dividend can be suspended or even discontinued. Fortunately, most companies that issue dividends continue them indefinitely and actually increase dividend payments from time to time. Historically, dividend increases have equaled (or exceeded) the rate of inflation.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Who’s well suited for income stocks?</h2>\r\nWhat type of person is best suited to income stocks? Income stocks can be appropriate for many investors, but they’re an especially good match for the following individuals:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Conservative and novice investors:</strong> Conservative investors like to see a slow but steady approach to growing their money while getting regular dividend checks. <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/business-careers-money/personal-finance/investing/investment-vehicles/stocks/stock-investing-for-beginners-300279/\">Novice investors</a> who want to start slowly also benefit from income stocks.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Retirees:</strong> Growth investing is best suited for long-term needs, whereas income investing is best suited to current needs. Retirees may want some growth in their portfolios, but they’re more concerned with regular income that can keep pace with inflation.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Dividend reinvestment plan (DRP) investors:</strong> For those investors who like to compound their money with DRPs, income stocks are perfect.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nGiven recent economic trends and conditions for the foreseeable future, I think that dividends should be a mandatory part of the stock investor’s wealth-building approach. This is especially true for those in or approaching retirement.\r\n\r\nInvesting in stocks that have a reliable track record of increasing dividends is now easier than ever. In fact, there are exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are focused on stocks with a long and consistent track record of raising dividends (typically on an annual basis).\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Assessing the advantages of income stocks</h2>\r\nIncome stocks tend to be among the least volatile of all stocks, and many investors view them as defensive stocks. <em>Defensive stocks</em> are stocks of companies that sell goods and services that are generally needed no matter what shape the economy is in. (Don’t confuse defensive stocks with <em>defense stocks,</em> which specialize in goods and equipment for the military.) Food, beverage, and utility companies are great examples of defensive stocks.\r\n\r\nEven when the economy is experiencing tough times, people still need to eat, drink, and turn on the lights. Companies that offer relatively high dividends also tend to be large firms in established, stable industries.\r\n\r\nSome industries in particular are known for high-dividend stocks. Utilities (such as electric, gas, and water), real estate investment trusts (REITs), and the energy sector (oil and gas royalty trusts) are places where you definitely find income stocks. Yes, you can find high-dividend stocks in other industries, but you find a higher concentration of them in these industries.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">To learn more about high-dividend stocks, and much more about stock investing, check out my book <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/book/business-careers-money/personal-finance/investing/investment-vehicles/stocks/investing-in-stocks-for-dummies-299991/\"><em>Investing in Stocks For Dummies</em></a>.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab4\" >Heeding the disadvantages of income stocks</h2>\r\nBefore you say, “Income stocks are great! I’ll get my checkbook and buy a batch right now,” take a look at the following potential disadvantages (ugh!). Income stocks do come with some fine print.\r\n<h3>What goes up …</h3>\r\nIncome stocks can go down as well as up, just as any stock can. The factors that affect stocks in general — politics, megatrends, different kinds of risk, and so on — affect income stocks, too. Fortunately, income stocks don’t get hit as hard as other stocks when the market is declining because high dividends tend to act as a support to the stock price. Therefore, income stocks’ prices usually fall less dramatically than other stocks’ prices in a declining market.\r\n<h3>Interest-rate sensitivity</h3>\r\nIncome stocks can be sensitive to rising interest rates. When interest rates go up, other investments (such as corporate bonds, U.S. Treasury securities, and bank certificates of deposit [CDs]) are more attractive. When your income stock yields 4 percent and interest rates go up to 5 percent, 6 percent, or higher, you may think, “Hmm, why settle for a 4 percent yield when I can get better elsewhere?” As more and more investors sell their low-yield stocks, the prices for those stocks fall.\r\n\r\nAnother point to note is that rising interest rates may hurt the company’s financial strength. If the company has to pay more interest, that may affect the company’s earnings, which, in turn, may affect the company’s ability to continue paying dividends.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Dividend-paying companies that experience consistently falling revenues tend to cut dividends. In this case, <em>consistent</em> means two or more years.</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>The effect of inflation</h3>\r\nAlthough many companies raise their dividends on a regular basis, some don’t. Or if they do raise their dividends, the increases may be small. If income is your primary consideration, you want to be aware of this fact. If you’re getting the same dividend year after year and this income is important to you, rising inflation becomes a problem.\r\n\r\nSay that you have XYZ stock at $10 per share with an indicated annual dividend of 30 cents. The yield is 3 percent (30 cents @@ds $10). If you have a yield of 3 percent two years in a row, how do you feel when inflation rises 6 percent one year and 7 percent the next year? Because inflation means your costs are rising, inflation shrinks the value of the dividend income you receive.\r\n\r\nFortunately, studies show that, in general, dividends do better in inflationary environments than bonds and other fixed-rate investments do. Usually, the dividends of companies that provide consumer staples (food, energy, and so on) meet or exceed the rate of inflation. This is why some investment gurus describe companies that pay growing dividends as having stocks that are “better than bonds.”\r\n<h3>Uncle Sam’s cut</h3>\r\nThe government usually taxes dividends as ordinary income. Find out from your tax person whether potentially higher tax rates on dividends are in effect for the current or subsequent tax year.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab5\" >Stock dividends or company dividends?</h2>\r\nThe term <em>stock dividend</em> is commonly used in financial discussions about the stock market. However, the reality is that dividends are not paid by stocks; they’re paid pro rata distributions of cash by companies. It may sound like I’m splitting hairs, but it’s a fundamental difference.\r\n\r\nStock prices are subject to the whims of market buying and selling — one day the share prices are up nicely; the next day prices go down when that day’s headlines spook the market. Because the dividend isn’t volatile and it’s paid with regularity (quarterly usually), it’s more predictable. I think that investors should be in the business of “collecting cash flows” as opposed to fretting over the ebbs and flows of the market.\r\n\r\nWhat does that mean? If a hundred shares of a given dividend-paying stock provide, say, $100 per year in annual dividends, the income-minded stock investor should keep a running tally of annual dividend amounts. That way, they keep investing until they reach a desired income level (such as $2,000 annual dividend income) and feel confident that this dividend income can be relatively reliable and will keep growing as payouts grow from company operations. 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When you lose track of the basics, you lose track of why you invested to begin with. Here's what's involved in stock market basics:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Knowing the risk and volatility involved:</strong> Perhaps the most fundamental (and, therefore, most important) concept to grasp is the risk you face whenever you put your hard-earned money in an investment such as a stock. Related to risk is the concept of volatility. <em>Volatility</em> refers to a condition in which there is rapid movement in the price of a particular stock (or other security); investors use this term especially when there’s a sudden drop in price in a relatively short period of time.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Assessing your financial situation:</strong> You need a firm awareness of your starting point and where you want to go.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Understanding approaches to investing:</strong> You want to approach investing in a way that works best for you.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Seeing what exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have to offer:</strong> ETFs are like mutual funds, but they can be traded like stocks. I think that every stock investor should consider ETFs as a positive addition to their portfolio strategies.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">For the details on all of these concepts, and much more, check out my book <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/book/business-careers-money/personal-finance/investing/investment-vehicles/stocks/investing-in-stocks-for-dummies-299991/\"><em>Investing in Stocks For Dummies</em></a>.</p>\r\nThe bottom line in stock investing is that you shouldn’t immediately send your money to a brokerage account or go to a website and click a Buy Stock button. The first thing you should do is find out as much as you can about what stocks are and how to use them to achieve your wealth-building goals.\r\n\r\nBefore you continue, I want to clarify exactly what a stock is. <em>Stock</em> is a type of security that indicates ownership in a corporation and represents a defined portion (measured in shares) of that corporation’s future success. The two primary types of stocks are common and preferred:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Common stock:</strong> This type of stock entitles the owner to vote at shareholders’ meetings and receive any dividends that the company issues.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Preferred stock:</strong> This type of stock doesn’t usually confer voting rights, but it does include some rights that exceed those of common stock. Preferred stockholders, for example, have preferential treatment in certain conditions, such as receiving dividends before common stockholders in the event of a corporate liquidation or bankruptcy. Additionally, preferred stock seeks to operate similarly to a bond for investors seeking stable income.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Preparing to buy stocks</h2>\r\nGathering information is critical in your stock-investing pursuits. You should gather information on your stock picks two times: before you invest and after you invest. Obviously, you should become more informed before you invest your first dollar, but you also need to stay informed about what’s happening to the company whose stock you buy, as well as about the industry and the general economy.\r\n\r\nWhen you’re ready to invest, you need to open a brokerage account. After you’ve opened a brokerage account, it pays to get familiar with the types of orders you can implement inside that account.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Knowing how to pick winners</h2>\r\nWhen you get past the basics, you can get to the meat of stock picking. Successful stock picking isn’t mysterious, but it does take some time, effort, and analysis. And the effort is worthwhile because stocks are a convenient and important part of most investors’ portfolios.\r\n<h3>Recognizing stock value</h3>\r\nImagine that you like eggs, and you’re buying them at the grocery store. In this example, the eggs are like companies, and the prices represent the prices that you would pay for the companies’ stock. The grocery store is the stock market. What if two brands of eggs are similar, but one costs $2.99 a carton and the other costs $3.99? Which would you choose? Odds are that you’d look at both brands, judge their quality, and, if they’re indeed similar, take the cheaper eggs. The eggs at $3.99 are overpriced.\r\n\r\nThe same is true of stocks. What if you compare two companies that are similar in every respect but have different share prices? All things being equal, the cheaper price represents a better buy for the investor.\r\n\r\nBut the egg example has another side. What if the quality of the two brands of eggs is significantly different, but their prices are the same? If one brand of eggs is stale, of poor quality, and priced at $2.99 and the other brand is fresh, of superior quality, and also priced at $2.99, which would you get? You would take the good brand because they’re better eggs. Perhaps the lesser eggs are an acceptable purchase at $1.99, but they’re overpriced at $2.99.\r\n\r\nThe same example works with stocks. A poorly run company isn’t a good choice if you can buy a better company in the marketplace at the same — or a better — price.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Comparing the value of eggs may seem overly simplistic, but doing so does cut to the heart of stock investing. Eggs and egg prices can be as varied as companies and stock prices. As an investor, you must make it your job to find the best value for your investment dollars. (Otherwise, you get egg on your face. You saw that one coming, right?)</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Market capitalization and stock value</h3>\r\nYou can determine a company’s value (and, thus, the value of its stock) in many ways. The most basic way is to look at the company’s market value, also known as market capitalization (or market cap). <em>Market capitalization</em> is simply the value you get when you multiply all the outstanding shares of a stock by the price of a single share. Calculating the market cap is easy; for example, if a company has 1 million shares outstanding and its share price is $10, the market cap is $10 million.\r\n\r\n<em>Small cap, mid cap,</em> and <em>large cap</em> aren’t references to headgear; they’re references to how large a company is as measured by its market value. Here are the five basic stock categories of market capitalization:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Micro cap (less than $300 million):</strong> These stocks are the smallest and, hence, the riskiest available. (There’s even a subsection of micro cap called <em>nano cap,</em> which refers to stocks under $50 million, but they’re not appropriate for this article.)</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Small cap ($300 million to $2 billion):</strong> These stocks fare better than the micro caps and still have plenty of growth potential. The key word here is <em>potential.</em></li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mid cap ($2 billion to $10 billion):</strong> For many investors, this category offers a good compromise between small caps and large caps. These stocks have some of the safety of large caps while retaining some of the growth potential of small caps.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Large cap ($10 billion to $200 billion):</strong> This category is usually best reserved for conservative stock investors who want steady appreciation with greater safety. Stocks in this category are frequently referred to as <em>blue chips.</em></li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Ultra cap or mega cap (more than $200 billion):</strong> These stocks obviously refer to companies that are the biggest of the big. Stocks such as Google and Apple are examples.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nFrom a safety point of view, a company’s size and market value do matter. All things being equal, large-cap stocks are considered safer than small-cap stocks. However, small-cap stocks have greater potential for growth.\r\n\r\nCompare these stocks to trees: Which tree is sturdier, a giant California redwood or a small oak tree that’s just a year old? In a great storm, the redwood holds up well, whereas the smaller tree has a rough time. But you also have to ask yourself which tree has more opportunity for growth. The redwood may not have much growth left, but the small oak tree has plenty of growth to look forward to.\r\n\r\nFor beginning investors, comparing market cap to trees isn’t so far-fetched. You want your money to branch out without becoming a sap.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Although market capitalization is important to consider, don’t invest (or not invest) based solely on it. It’s just one measure of value. You need to look at numerous factors that can help you determine whether any given stock is a good investment.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Sharpening your investment skills</h2>\r\nInvestors who analyze a company can better judge the value of its stock and profit from buying and selling it. Your greatest asset in stock investing is knowledge (and a little common sense). To succeed in the world of stock investing, keep in mind these key success factors:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Understand why you want to invest in stocks.</strong> Are you seeking appreciation (capital gains) or income (dividends)?</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Timing your buys and sells does matter.</strong> Terms like <em>overbought</em> and <em>oversold</em> can give you an edge when you’re deciding whether to purchase or sell a stock. <em>Technical analysis</em> is a way to analyze securities through their market activity (past prices and volume) to find patterns that suggest where those investments may be headed in the short term.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Do some research.</strong> Look at the company whose stock you’re considering to see whether it’s a profitable business worthy of your investment dollars.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Understand and identify what’s up with “the big picture.”</strong> It’s a small world after all, and you should be aware of how the world can affect your stock portfolio. Everyone from the bureaucrats in Europe to the politicians in the U.S. Capitol can affect a stock or industry like a match in a dry haystack.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Use investing strategies like the pros do.</strong> I’m very big on strategies such as trailing stops and limit orders, and fortunately, today’s technology gives you even more tools to help you grow or protect your money.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Look outside the U.S. stock market for opportunities.</strong> It’s easier than ever before to profit from stocks offered across the globe! Find out more about investing in international stocks through American depositary receipts (ADRs) and international ETFs.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Consider buying in smaller quantities.</strong> Buying stocks doesn’t always mean that you must buy through a broker and that it must be 100 shares. You can buy stock for as little as $25 using programs such as dividend reinvestment plans.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Do as others do, not as they say.</strong> Sometimes, what people tell you to do with stocks is not as revealing as what people are actually doing. This is why I like to look at company insiders before I buy or sell a particular stock. This includes insider trading done by Congress.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Keep more of the money you earn.</strong> After all your great work in getting the right stocks and making the big bucks, you should know about keeping more of the fruits of your investing.</li>\r\n</ul>","description":"[caption id=\"attachment_300287\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"630\"]<img class=\"size-full wp-image-300287\" src=\"//coursofppt.com/wp-content/uploads/woman-working-laptop-adobeStock_284813549.jpg\" alt=\"\" width=\"630\" height=\"420\" /> ©Pressmaster / Adobe Stock[/caption]\r\n\r\nThe basics of stock investing are so elementary that few people recognize them. When you lose track of the basics, you lose track of why you invested to begin with. Here's what's involved in stock market basics:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Knowing the risk and volatility involved:</strong> Perhaps the most fundamental (and, therefore, most important) concept to grasp is the risk you face whenever you put your hard-earned money in an investment such as a stock. Related to risk is the concept of volatility. <em>Volatility</em> refers to a condition in which there is rapid movement in the price of a particular stock (or other security); investors use this term especially when there’s a sudden drop in price in a relatively short period of time.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Assessing your financial situation:</strong> You need a firm awareness of your starting point and where you want to go.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Understanding approaches to investing:</strong> You want to approach investing in a way that works best for you.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Seeing what exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have to offer:</strong> ETFs are like mutual funds, but they can be traded like stocks. I think that every stock investor should consider ETFs as a positive addition to their portfolio strategies.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"article-tips tip\">For the details on all of these concepts, and much more, check out my book <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/book/business-careers-money/personal-finance/investing/investment-vehicles/stocks/investing-in-stocks-for-dummies-299991/\"><em>Investing in Stocks For Dummies</em></a>.</p>\r\nThe bottom line in stock investing is that you shouldn’t immediately send your money to a brokerage account or go to a website and click a Buy Stock button. The first thing you should do is find out as much as you can about what stocks are and how to use them to achieve your wealth-building goals.\r\n\r\nBefore you continue, I want to clarify exactly what a stock is. <em>Stock</em> is a type of security that indicates ownership in a corporation and represents a defined portion (measured in shares) of that corporation’s future success. The two primary types of stocks are common and preferred:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Common stock:</strong> This type of stock entitles the owner to vote at shareholders’ meetings and receive any dividends that the company issues.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Preferred stock:</strong> This type of stock doesn’t usually confer voting rights, but it does include some rights that exceed those of common stock. Preferred stockholders, for example, have preferential treatment in certain conditions, such as receiving dividends before common stockholders in the event of a corporate liquidation or bankruptcy. Additionally, preferred stock seeks to operate similarly to a bond for investors seeking stable income.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<h2 id=\"tab1\" >Preparing to buy stocks</h2>\r\nGathering information is critical in your stock-investing pursuits. You should gather information on your stock picks two times: before you invest and after you invest. Obviously, you should become more informed before you invest your first dollar, but you also need to stay informed about what’s happening to the company whose stock you buy, as well as about the industry and the general economy.\r\n\r\nWhen you’re ready to invest, you need to open a brokerage account. After you’ve opened a brokerage account, it pays to get familiar with the types of orders you can implement inside that account.\r\n<h2 id=\"tab2\" >Knowing how to pick winners</h2>\r\nWhen you get past the basics, you can get to the meat of stock picking. Successful stock picking isn’t mysterious, but it does take some time, effort, and analysis. And the effort is worthwhile because stocks are a convenient and important part of most investors’ portfolios.\r\n<h3>Recognizing stock value</h3>\r\nImagine that you like eggs, and you’re buying them at the grocery store. In this example, the eggs are like companies, and the prices represent the prices that you would pay for the companies’ stock. The grocery store is the stock market. What if two brands of eggs are similar, but one costs $2.99 a carton and the other costs $3.99? Which would you choose? Odds are that you’d look at both brands, judge their quality, and, if they’re indeed similar, take the cheaper eggs. The eggs at $3.99 are overpriced.\r\n\r\nThe same is true of stocks. What if you compare two companies that are similar in every respect but have different share prices? All things being equal, the cheaper price represents a better buy for the investor.\r\n\r\nBut the egg example has another side. What if the quality of the two brands of eggs is significantly different, but their prices are the same? If one brand of eggs is stale, of poor quality, and priced at $2.99 and the other brand is fresh, of superior quality, and also priced at $2.99, which would you get? You would take the good brand because they’re better eggs. Perhaps the lesser eggs are an acceptable purchase at $1.99, but they’re overpriced at $2.99.\r\n\r\nThe same example works with stocks. A poorly run company isn’t a good choice if you can buy a better company in the marketplace at the same — or a better — price.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Comparing the value of eggs may seem overly simplistic, but doing so does cut to the heart of stock investing. Eggs and egg prices can be as varied as companies and stock prices. As an investor, you must make it your job to find the best value for your investment dollars. (Otherwise, you get egg on your face. You saw that one coming, right?)</p>\r\n\r\n<h3>Market capitalization and stock value</h3>\r\nYou can determine a company’s value (and, thus, the value of its stock) in many ways. The most basic way is to look at the company’s market value, also known as market capitalization (or market cap). <em>Market capitalization</em> is simply the value you get when you multiply all the outstanding shares of a stock by the price of a single share. Calculating the market cap is easy; for example, if a company has 1 million shares outstanding and its share price is $10, the market cap is $10 million.\r\n\r\n<em>Small cap, mid cap,</em> and <em>large cap</em> aren’t references to headgear; they’re references to how large a company is as measured by its market value. Here are the five basic stock categories of market capitalization:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Micro cap (less than $300 million):</strong> These stocks are the smallest and, hence, the riskiest available. (There’s even a subsection of micro cap called <em>nano cap,</em> which refers to stocks under $50 million, but they’re not appropriate for this article.)</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Small cap ($300 million to $2 billion):</strong> These stocks fare better than the micro caps and still have plenty of growth potential. The key word here is <em>potential.</em></li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Mid cap ($2 billion to $10 billion):</strong> For many investors, this category offers a good compromise between small caps and large caps. These stocks have some of the safety of large caps while retaining some of the growth potential of small caps.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Large cap ($10 billion to $200 billion):</strong> This category is usually best reserved for conservative stock investors who want steady appreciation with greater safety. Stocks in this category are frequently referred to as <em>blue chips.</em></li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Ultra cap or mega cap (more than $200 billion):</strong> These stocks obviously refer to companies that are the biggest of the big. Stocks such as Google and Apple are examples.</li>\r\n</ul>\r\nFrom a safety point of view, a company’s size and market value do matter. All things being equal, large-cap stocks are considered safer than small-cap stocks. However, small-cap stocks have greater potential for growth.\r\n\r\nCompare these stocks to trees: Which tree is sturdier, a giant California redwood or a small oak tree that’s just a year old? In a great storm, the redwood holds up well, whereas the smaller tree has a rough time. But you also have to ask yourself which tree has more opportunity for growth. The redwood may not have much growth left, but the small oak tree has plenty of growth to look forward to.\r\n\r\nFor beginning investors, comparing market cap to trees isn’t so far-fetched. You want your money to branch out without becoming a sap.\r\n<p class=\"article-tips remember\">Although market capitalization is important to consider, don’t invest (or not invest) based solely on it. It’s just one measure of value. You need to look at numerous factors that can help you determine whether any given stock is a good investment.</p>\r\n\r\n<h2 id=\"tab3\" >Sharpening your investment skills</h2>\r\nInvestors who analyze a company can better judge the value of its stock and profit from buying and selling it. Your greatest asset in stock investing is knowledge (and a little common sense). To succeed in the world of stock investing, keep in mind these key success factors:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li><strong>Understand why you want to invest in stocks.</strong> Are you seeking appreciation (capital gains) or income (dividends)?</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Timing your buys and sells does matter.</strong> Terms like <em>overbought</em> and <em>oversold</em> can give you an edge when you’re deciding whether to purchase or sell a stock. <em>Technical analysis</em> is a way to analyze securities through their market activity (past prices and volume) to find patterns that suggest where those investments may be headed in the short term.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Do some research.</strong> Look at the company whose stock you’re considering to see whether it’s a profitable business worthy of your investment dollars.</li>\r\n \t<li><strong>Understand and identify what’s up with “the big picture.”</strong> It’s a small world after all, and you should be aware of how the world can affect your stock portfolio. 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When the 50-day SMA line moves from below to above the 100-day SMA line (see the following figure), this is a sign that the short-term trend <em>may</em> be strong enough to trigger an upward shift in the long-term momentum — a buy signal.</p>\r\nHowever, if you look at enough of these moving averages charts, you start to notice that this technique doesn’t always work. You’ll notice plenty of instances where the 50-day SMA line moves from below to above the 100-day SMA line that corresponds with a sell-off. Likewise, you’ll notice plenty of instances where the 50-day SMA line dives down below the 100-day SMA line corresponds to an upward shift in share price. 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After all, stock investing is fun and frightening, sane and crazy-making, complicated and simple — and you may need reminders to stay focused.</p>\n<ol class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">You&#8217;re not buying a stock; you&#8217;re buying a company.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">The primary reason you invest in a stock is because the company is making a profit and you want to participate in its long-term success.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">If you buy a stock when the company isn&#8217;t making a profit, you&#8217;re not investing — you&#8217;re <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/business-careers-money/personal-finance/investing/investment-vehicles/stocks/the-differences-between-investing-trading-and-speculating-in-stock-168303/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">speculating</a>.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">A stock (or stocks in general) should never be 100 percent of your assets.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">In some cases (such as a severe bear market, also known as a market with prolonged price declines), stocks aren&#8217;t a good investment at all. A bear market, however, may offer buying opportunities for profitable companies.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">A stock&#8217;s price is dependent on the company, which in turn is dependent on its environment, which includes its customer base, its industry, the general economy, and the political climate.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Your common sense and logic can be just as important in choosing a good stock as the advice of any investment expert.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Always have well-reasoned answers to questions such as &#8220;Why are you investing in stocks?&#8221; and &#8220;Why are you investing in a particular stock?&#8221;</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">If you have no idea about the prospects of a company (and sometimes even if you think you do), use stop-loss orders or <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/business-careers-money/personal-finance/investing/investment-vehicles/stocks/when-to-use-trailing-stops-for-your-investments-in-the-stock-market-168715/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">trailing stops</a>.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Even if your philosophy is to buy and hold stocks for the long term, continue to monitor your stocks and consider selling them if they&#8217;re not appreciating or if general economic conditions have changed.</p>\n</li>\n</ol>\n"},{"title":"Checking important company fundamentals before investing in a stock","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>Don&#8217;t underestimate the importance of a little detective work! Before you buy stocks, do some research on the companies you&#8217;re thinking of investing in. Pay attention to the following key components when you look at a company&#8217;s main financial statements (the <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/business-careers-money/personal-finance/investing/investment-vehicles/stocks/introduction-to-income-statements-for-stock-investors-168795/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">income statement</a> and the <a href=\"//coursofppt.com/article/business-careers-money/personal-finance/investing/investment-vehicles/stocks/introduction-to-balance-sheets-for-stock-investors-168754/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">balance sheet</a>):</p>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Earnings:</b> This number should be at least 10 percent higher than the year before.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Sales:</b> This number should be higher than the year before.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Debt: </b>This number should be lower than or about the same as the year before. It should also be lower than the company&#8217;s assets.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Equity:</b> This number should be higher than the year before.</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"Financial measures to consider before investing in a stock","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>You&#8217;re thinking of buying stock in a company, but before you invest your hard-earned money in hopes of a profitable return, check out some financial ratios that can help indicate whether the company is on sound financial footing. Here are key measures to consider:</p>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Price-to-earnings ratio (P/E):</b> For large cap stocks, the ratio should be under 20. For all stocks (including growth, small cap, and speculative issues), it shouldn&#8217;t exceed 40.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Price-to-sales ratio (PSR):</b> The PSR should be as close to 1 as possible.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Return on equity (ROE):</b> ROE should be going up by at least 10 percent per year.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Earnings growth:</b> Earnings should be at least 10 percent higher than the year before. This rate should be maintained over several years.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Debt-to-asset ratio:</b> Debt should be half of assets or less.</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"A mandatory reading list for stock investors","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>Before buying stock in a company, you need to do a little light — or not-so-light — reading. Investing in stock without checking out the company beforehand is a recipe for disaster. So before you plunk down your money, be sure to read the following:</p>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">The company&#8217;s annual report</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">The 10K and 10Q reports that the company files with the SEC</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><i>Standard &amp; Poor&#8217;</i><i>s Stock Reports</i></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><i>Value Line Investment Survey</i></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and/or <i>Investor&#8217;</i><i>s Business Daily</i></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Reputable stock investing websites</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"Internet resources for stock investing","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>With the tools available on the internet, you have no excuse for not researching any and every potential stock investment. The following list of resources links you to some of the best financial websites around. Look at what they have to say about a company or an investment before you take the plunge.</p>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><a href=\"//www.bloomberg.com\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Bloomberg</a></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><a href=\"//www.financialsense.com\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Financial Sense</a></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><a href=\"//www.forbes.com\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Forbes</a></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><a href=\"//www.kingworldnews.com\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">King World News</a></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><a href=\"//www.marketwatch.com\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">MarketWatch</a></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><a href=\"//www.mises.org\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">The Ludwig von Mises Institute</a></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><a href=\"//www.nasdaq.com\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Nasdaq</a></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><a href=\"//www.sec.gov\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission</a></p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><a href=\"//www.finance.yahoo.com\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Yahoo! Finance</a></p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"Reassuring points for nervous stock investors","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>With how crazy and volatile the world looks sometimes, it&#8217;s important to note that prudent investing isn&#8217;t just about what you invest <em>in</em> but also <em>how</em> you invest. If you want to build long-term wealth through stock investing and still be able to sleep at night, consider these points:</p>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Invest in stocks of profitable companies that sell goods and services that a growing number of people want. Your stocks will zigzag upward.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">As long as you invest in stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with human &#8220;needs&#8221; (rather than &#8220;wants&#8221;) in mind, your long-term investing success will be more assured.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">If you keep your money diversified broadly across stocks, ETFs, mutual funds, and hard assets (such as real estate and precious metals) and keep adequate cash in the bank, you&#8217;ll be much safer in the long run.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Keeping informed every day about your portfolio, the financial markets, and the general economy will keep you from the fear and anxiety that come from the unknown and the surprises that are inevitable.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Being aware of investing tools and using them regularly (such as stop-loss orders and put options) gives you more control against the downside and more peace of mind.</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\">Keep a tight control on your debt and finances. In turn, this practice will ease the pressure to invest aggressively with a short-term focus and help you focus more on the longer term instead.</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"}],"videoInfo":{"videoId":null,"name":null,"accountId":null,"playerId":null,"thumbnailUrl":null,"description":null,"uploadDate":null}},"sponsorship":{"sponsorshipPage":false,"backgroundImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"brandingLine":"","brandingLink":"","brandingLogo":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0},"sponsorAd":"","sponsorEbookTitle":"","sponsorEbookLink":"","sponsorEbookImage":{"src":null,"width":0,"height":0}},"primaryLearningPath":"Advance","lifeExpectancy":"Six months","lifeExpectancySetFrom":"2022-06-29T00:00:00+00:00","dummiesForKids":"no","sponsoredContent":"no","adInfo":"","adPairKey":[]},"status":"publish","visibility":"public","articleId":208092},{"headers":{"creationTime":"2017-03-26T07:13:33+00:00","modifiedTime":"2023-09-29T19:07:08+00:00","timestamp":"2023-09-29T21:01:03+00:00"},"data":{"breadcrumbs":[{"name":"Business, Careers, & Money","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34224"},"slug":"business-careers-money","categoryId":34224},{"name":"Personal Finance","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34273"},"slug":"personal-finance","categoryId":34273},{"name":"Investing","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34288"},"slug":"investing","categoryId":34288},{"name":"Investment Vehicles","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34290"},"slug":"investment-vehicles","categoryId":34290},{"name":"Stocks","_links":{"self":"//dummies-api.coursofppt.com/v2/categories/34298"},"slug":"stocks","categoryId":34298}],"title":"How Capital Gains Are Taxed","strippedTitle":"how capital gains are taxed","slug":"how-capital-gains-are-taxed","canonicalUrl":"","检目录擎推广":{"metaDescription":"When you sell a stock held in a taxable account that has appreciated in value you usually have taxes to pay. Learn about these capital gains.","noIndex":0,"noFollow":0},"content":"People who invest online are usually do-it-yourself investors. This means they're probably working without a tax consultant. But this can make it hard to understand how the money they earn while investing is taxed. That's where understanding capital gains taxes enters the picture.\r\n\r\nWhen you sell a stock held in a taxable account that has appreciated in value, you usually have taxes to pay. Generally, such capital gains taxes are calculated based on the holding period. There are two holding periods:\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Short-term:</b> That's the type of capital gain you have if you sell a stock after owning it for one year or less. You want to avoid these gains if you can because you're taxed at the ordinary income tax rate, which, as I explain shortly, is one of the highest tax percentages.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Long-term:</b> That's the type of capital gain result you get if you sell a stock after holding it for more than one year. These gains qualify for a special discount on taxes.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"Warning\">You must own a stock for over one year for it to be considered a long-term capital gain. If you buy a stock on March 3, 2019, and sell it on March 3, 2020 for a profit, that is considered a short-term capital gain. Also, an important thing to remember is that the holding-period clock starts the day after you buy the stock and stops the day you sell it. Selling even one day too soon can be a costly mistake.</p>\r\nIf you're interested in cutting your tax bill in a taxable account, you want to reduce, as much as possible, the number of stocks you sell that you've owned for only a year or less because they're taxed at your ordinary income tax levels. You can look up your ordinary income tax bracket at this <a href=\"//www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040tt.pdf?portlet=3\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Internal Revenue Service website</a>.\r\n\r\nNeed an example? Say a stock rose from $10 to $100 a share (for a $90 per share gain). Say that you had $50,000 in taxable income that year and sold the stock after owning it for just three months. Your gain would fall from $90 to $67.50 after paying $22.50 in taxes.\r\n\r\nBy owning stocks for more than a year, gains are taxed at the maximum capital gain rate. The rate you pay on long-term capital gains varies based on your normal tax bracket, but such rates are almost always much lower than your ordinary income tax rate, if not zero.\r\n\r\nYes, zero — some investors' long-term capital gains are tax free! Long-term capital gains rates, though, can change dramatically due to political pressure. The following table shows the maximum capital gain rates for 2009 and 2010 for typical investments such as stocks and bonds.\r\n<table><caption>Maximum Capital Gain Rate</caption>\r\n<tbody>\r\n<tr>\r\n<th>If Your Regular Tax Rate Is</th>\r\n<th>Your Maximum Capital Gain Rate Is</th>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Greater than 35%</td>\r\n<td>20%</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>25% or higher</td>\r\n<td>15%</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Lower than 25%</td>\r\n<td>0%</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n</tbody>\r\n</table>\r\n<i>Source: </i><a href=\"//www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch16.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><i>Internal Revenue Service</i></a>","description":"People who invest online are usually do-it-yourself investors. This means they're probably working without a tax consultant. But this can make it hard to understand how the money they earn while investing is taxed. That's where understanding capital gains taxes enters the picture.\r\n\r\nWhen you sell a stock held in a taxable account that has appreciated in value, you usually have taxes to pay. Generally, such capital gains taxes are calculated based on the holding period. There are two holding periods:\r\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Short-term:</b> That's the type of capital gain you have if you sell a stock after owning it for one year or less. You want to avoid these gains if you can because you're taxed at the ordinary income tax rate, which, as I explain shortly, is one of the highest tax percentages.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n \t<li>\r\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Long-term:</b> That's the type of capital gain result you get if you sell a stock after holding it for more than one year. These gains qualify for a special discount on taxes.</p>\r\n</li>\r\n</ul>\r\n<p class=\"Warning\">You must own a stock for over one year for it to be considered a long-term capital gain. If you buy a stock on March 3, 2019, and sell it on March 3, 2020 for a profit, that is considered a short-term capital gain. Also, an important thing to remember is that the holding-period clock starts the day after you buy the stock and stops the day you sell it. Selling even one day too soon can be a costly mistake.</p>\r\nIf you're interested in cutting your tax bill in a taxable account, you want to reduce, as much as possible, the number of stocks you sell that you've owned for only a year or less because they're taxed at your ordinary income tax levels. You can look up your ordinary income tax bracket at this <a href=\"//www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040tt.pdf?portlet=3\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\">Internal Revenue Service website</a>.\r\n\r\nNeed an example? Say a stock rose from $10 to $100 a share (for a $90 per share gain). Say that you had $50,000 in taxable income that year and sold the stock after owning it for just three months. Your gain would fall from $90 to $67.50 after paying $22.50 in taxes.\r\n\r\nBy owning stocks for more than a year, gains are taxed at the maximum capital gain rate. The rate you pay on long-term capital gains varies based on your normal tax bracket, but such rates are almost always much lower than your ordinary income tax rate, if not zero.\r\n\r\nYes, zero — some investors' long-term capital gains are tax free! Long-term capital gains rates, though, can change dramatically due to political pressure. The following table shows the maximum capital gain rates for 2009 and 2010 for typical investments such as stocks and bonds.\r\n<table><caption>Maximum Capital Gain Rate</caption>\r\n<tbody>\r\n<tr>\r\n<th>If Your Regular Tax Rate Is</th>\r\n<th>Your Maximum Capital Gain Rate Is</th>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Greater than 35%</td>\r\n<td>20%</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>25% or higher</td>\r\n<td>15%</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n<tr>\r\n<td>Lower than 25%</td>\r\n<td>0%</td>\r\n</tr>\r\n</tbody>\r\n</table>\r\n<i>Source: </i><a href=\"//www.irs.gov/publications/p17/ch16.html\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"><i>Internal Revenue Service</i></a>","blurb":"","authors":[{"authorId":8949,"name":"Matt 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Following, are some reasons why, so you don&#8217;t have to blindly accept the premise — and also because understanding why can give you the confident mindset required for successful trading.</p>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>The &#8220;whales&#8221; control the market. </b>The markets are priced-based on an auction model of bids and asks and buyers and sellers, so logically the big fish in the sea (the market participants with the big money — pension plans, mutual funds, banks, hedge funds, insurance companies, and other institutions) create the big moves in the market. This isn&#8217;t implying that they&#8217;re doing anything illegal; it&#8217;s simply a matter that large amounts of money invested in the markets cause them to move. If one market participant has a lot of money, it may be able to move the market by itself. As a group, the big-money players have even more market-moving power.</p>\n<p class=\"child-para\">Trend trading (also known as trend following) is one of the easiest and most reliable ways to make money in the markets because you&#8217;re following the leaders (sometimes called &#8220;the smart money&#8221;).</p>\n</li>\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Trend trading is one of the simplest approaches to trading.</b> The world of trading has become increasingly complex, causing many traders to suffer from information overload. From an endless number of trading systems, indicators, automated computer trading programs, and trading theories (with more being created every day), new traders often feel the need to study everything available. As a result, they become overwhelmed and confused.</p>\n<p class=\"child-para\">Trend trading is a simple approach to the markets that doesn&#8217;t require a lot of fancy technology or an intimate knowledge of mathematics, geometry, or market theory. 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If you get in too early, the market may experience a steep correction against your position before the trend continues. If you enter too late, the trend may be coming to an end. Use a cycle indicator and wave counts to determine the ideal time to enter the trend.</p>\n</li>\n</ul>\n"},{"title":"Managing your risk","thumb":null,"image":null,"content":"<p>All types of trading are risky, including trend trading. No matter what type of trading you do, not employing risk-management techniques in your trading is fiscally irresponsible. Here are few techniques to get you started managing risk:</p>\n<ul class=\"level-one\">\n<li>\n<p class=\"first-para\"><b>Manage leverage responsibly</b>. Leverage is a two-edged sword. It can help you make money faster, but it can also cause you to lose money faster. Consult with your broker regarding the amount of leverage made available to you to help you decide whether you should use leverage. 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