Saturday, 8 July 2017

The Basics of Trading a Stock: Know Your Orders

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Taking control of your portfolio means knowing what orders to use when buying or selling stocks.

With the growing importance of digital technology and the internet, many investors are opting to buy and sell stocks for themselves rather than pay advisers large commissions for research and advice.

However, before you can start buying and selling stocks, you must know the different types of orders and when they are appropriate. In this article, we'll cover the basic stock orders and how they complement your investing style. Read more...

Source: Investopedia

What are Stocks?

The stock (also capital stock) of a corporation is constituted of the equity stock of its owners. A single share of the stock represents fractional ownership of the corporation in proportion to the total number of shares. In liquidation, the stock represents the residual assets of the company that would be due to stockholders after discharge of all senior claims such as secured and unsecured debt.

Stockholders' equity cannot be withdrawn from the company in a way that is intended to be detrimental to the company's creditors.

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