Category Archives: Stock 101

What Makes a Successful Stock Trader

I’ll be telling you about 15 characteristics of a very successful trader. Trading in stock isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Some people can do it and some can’t. Even among the some who can, not everybody can be successful at it. While there are no hard and fast rules on what makes or doesn’t make a successful stock trader, those Wall street Wizards that you hear about who made the most in the least amount of time, all appear to have certain characteristics in common. 1. Successful […]

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The Stock Market: A Brief Primer

For most people, the stock market is a scary thought because they have seen the devastating effects it can have when things go wrong. Stock plummeted after Enron, and even when mergers are announced as with the case of Chase and Bank One, the stock market feels the effects. Even DuPont has seen its stock prices drop when negative information is publicized, so the stock market, for the most part, is a fickle entity. How does a new investor avoid the pitfalls of the stock market? Research […]

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The Interesting History Of The Stock Market

Talking about the Stock Market we seem to mean a different dimension, not a physical location. However, the Stock Market does have physical locations. Wall Street, also known as the Dow, or the NYSE, is located in New York Wall Street is the Address(or is it?) Many people think of Wall Street and the Stock Market as one in the same, and indeed, it used to be that way. Dutch settlers initially built a stockade here in 1653 for defense purposes. In 1685 the stockade was torn […]

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An Overview Of The Stock Market

When you are interested in investing in the stock market one of the first things you will need is a reliable and affordable stockbroker. At one point in time, a stockbroker was seen as a very high priced person that was extremely hard to understand. In today’s world, stockbrokers have become much different, they have begun to make their services cheaper to obtain and in such a way that is easier to understand. This is an extremely wonderful change for the simple reason that you will not […]

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Investing in the Stock Market

In the world we live in today there is no shortage of access to investment information. This in itself however, can be an enormous problem. Asking questions about how to invest, where to invest, and what to look for, can bring you many answers from lots of different sources. The trouble is diving through all the clutter to find relevant information to suit your needs. So when looking to invest in the stock market, where should you start? First things first, invest in what you know. If […]

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