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We created this simple FAQ page for the benefit of those that are just stepping into the world of investing. Some questions will be familiar even to the newcomers. We do hope this is useful to get an idea about this exciting and important function of the economy.

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  • What is a Common Stock or Equity Stock?
  • What is Equity Investing ?
  • What is a Corporation ?
  • Who owns a Public Corporation ?
  • What is a Stock Exchange ?
  • How are Stocks Traded ?
  • Who Determines the Prices of Stocks ?
  • How to Get More Details About a Company ?
  • What is a Capital Market ?
  • What is a Primary Market ?
  • What is a Secondary Market ?
  • What is the Role of a Stock Broker ?
  • What is Commission ?
  • What is Online Equity Investing ?
  • What is Fundamental Analysis ?
  • What is Technical Analysis ?
  • What is an Annual Report ?
  • What is a Prospectus ?
  • What is Ratio Analysis ?
  • What are Technical Analysis Indicators ?
  • What is a Mutual Fund ?
  • How are Mutual Funds Tracked ?
  • What are Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) ?
  • What are Some Popular Exchange Traded Funds in the US Market ?
  • Who are Institutional Investors ?
  • What are Options ?
  • What is a Call Option ?
  • What is a Put Option ?
  • Why are Options Useful ?
  • What is Dividend ?
  • What are Stock Dividends ?
  • What is Price-Earnings Ratio ?
  • What is considered a Bull Market ?
  • What is termed a Bear Market ?
  • What are Stock Splits ?
  • What are Financial Statements ?
  • What is Portfolio Management ?
  • What is an IPO ?
  • Why should one invest in Equity Shares ?
  • What is called Risk in Equity Investment ?
  • Can Risk Be Avoided in Equity Investment ?
  • How is Risk Managed in Equity Investment ?
  • What is a Market Index ?
  • What are Sectors and Industry Groups ?
  • What is a Growth Investing Approach?
  • What is a Value Investing Approach?
  • What is a Benchmark?
  • What is the Difference Between Long Term and Short Term Capital Gain/Loss?
  • What Role Income Taxation Plays in the Investment Process?
  • How to Become an Effective Stock Market Investor?

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