Bonds have less risk, but stocks potentially provide greater returns.
Looking at this, I should add to it. There are two ways a bond is less risky than a stock.
First is the nature of a bond. It's a loan, and there are two kinds, coupon and zero-coupon. When a company sells a "coupon" bond, they guarantee that on specific dates they will pay interest, and on a specific date in the future they will return the principal. The bond has a number of coupons attached to it, and each is dated. When the date on the coupon arrives, you turn it in and receive your interest payment. The main part of the bond is called the corpus, and it's also dated. (Having said that, there is a market for "stripped" bonds; someone will buy a bond, remove the coupons, and sell the coupons and the corpus separately to people who don't want to invest long-term.) A zero-coupon bond is sold at a discount from its face value, and you hold it till it matures then receive the face value at that time. The bottom line with bonds is, they are obligated to pay you exactly what they say they're going to pay you exactly when they say they will. The downside is, they won't pay you more than that and stocks potentially will pay you far more than that. Ask the investors who bought Apple in 1984 when it was $25 about that. (Also talk to the investors who bought it at $700...right now, it's around $550.)
The other is if the company goes under. Should a corporation have to be liquidated, they are required to make all the bondholders whole before the stockholders receive anything.
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The amount that you could earn from investing in stocks and bonds depends on the stock or bond that you have invested in. You can find out all about them on the website Investopedia.
There are many advantages of investing in stocks.... there are hundreds if not thousands of people working for you a part owner. But are you investing as a speculator? Dividend capturer? Inside trader? Stocks are just a way of investing for profit the same can be done with many other trad-able commodity. Cars, boats, stamps, even realestate. Sometimes why and how are good questions to go along with this one.
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Investing in stocks is always a risk even in the best economy. Never invest more than you can afford to lose and you won't have to worry as much. Get a stock broker to help pick safer stocks.
Mutual Funds are 'pools' made up of individual stocks. Therefore, the risk is spread over a wider base of investments.
Investing in stockes is when people put there money into a company and buy sell and trade stocks of that company for a profit. However you can lose substansial amounts of money or gain substancial amounts.
Commodity futures trading is different from investing in stocks and bonds because it deals with natural resources like gold instead of businesses and companies.
they make money by the company that that they have stocks in making a profit over the finanical year
Stocks are listed alphabetically by an abbreviated form of the corporate name, in this sample, JLJ.
Stock option investment has to do with investing in stocks and with finances. It can be used for both long and short term investing. It is based on stock prices but is bought and paid with your own finances.
corporate stock, municipal stocks, U.S savings bonds, corporate bonds?
In terms of investing, it stands for "due diligence".
Force protection and Enzyme Environment are some company stocks that I might choose for penny stock investing. You can find more information at http://www.coolpennystocks.com/
Supposedly it is. I haven't read it. I think the book just explains basics of investing for beginners. Whether it be stocks or other financial investing.
The books Stock Investing For Dummies and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing provide basic information on stock investing in layman's terms.
what is the difference between stocks,shares and bonds
You can start investing for as little as $50 per month into simple low cost trackers
Yes. Stocks are considered personal property.
Stocks in Wall Street and economics refer to the owning of a share of a corporation. Stocks are a means of investing in someone or some company that one deems worthy.
Investment bankers are different from regular bankers because they work with stocks and investing money whereas a regular banker just works on your personal accounts.
Historically, stocks have provided the greatest appreciation of any income class. On average, stocks have provided about +10% per year. Investing in stocks provides additional risk, however. If a company files for bankruptcy protection, it is likely a shareholder will receive nothing back for the shares of the company that they own. If investing in stocks, be smart and diversify (buy several stocks) or set stop losses to prevent a complete loss of capital.
stocks are stocks and bonds are bonds . flatout -ashes
Speaking to an investment banker at a local bank can provide a person with information about stock investing. The NCA (National Consumer Agency) has a website that offers free learning information regarding investing in stocks.
Information on profitable stocks, such as those in Canada, can be found on the webpage TMX or Bloomberg. Stocks such as Schroder might be considered, but get advice from a financial expert before investing.