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opportunity cost

The cost of passing up the next best choice when making a decision. For example, if an asset such as capital is used for one purpose, the opportunity cost is the value of the next ... Read more

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A Caution for Mechanical Investing Systems

by Jonathan Steinberg

If you are either a conservative or a very nervous investor, a mechanical system might be smart. It certainly achieves two goals: (1) limiting potential losses and (2) helping you ...

ETFs vs Mutual Funds: Which Is Better?

Both mutual funds and exchange–traded funds (ETFs) provide investors with the opportunity to diversify their portfolios without having to pay the prohibit...

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Everyone wants to invest their money and get the best possible results.  The common thinking here is that more value you can build up now the sooner you ca...

How to Invest in Stocks: 7 Steps to Start Investing

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Market Volatility Risk

Understanding the nature of volatility is essential. When you use options to accompany open stock positions, you eventually realize that volatility is going to ...

Avoiding an Options Call Exercise

If you sell a call on stock originally purchased as a long-term investment, you might want to take steps to avoid exercise. This is not contradictory; as a spec...

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