Simplest, oldest, and most common form of business ownership in which only one individual acquires all the benefits and risks of running an enterprise. In a sole-proprietorship there is no legal distinction between the assets and liabilities of a business and those of its owner. It is by far the most popular business structure for startups because of its ease of formation, least record keeping, minimal regulatory controls, and avoidance of double taxation.
Terms that start with the letters N – T
Retained earnings is calculated by adding net income to (or subtracting any net losses from) the beginning retained earnings and then subtracting the dividends that were paid to shareholders
One of the ways to define a corporation. S Corporations are allowed by the IRS for most companies with less than 75 shareholders.
The total amount that the federal government has borrowed including internal debt (borrowed from national creditors) and external debt (borrowed from foreign creditors).
A Stop Limit is an order that combines the features of stop order with the features of a limit order. A stop limit order executes at a specified price (or better) after a specified stop price is reached. After the stop price is reached, the stop limit order becomes a limit order to buy (or sell) at the limit price or better.
US federal legislation of 1890 that prohibited the creation of monopolies by outlawing direct or indirect attempts to interfere with the free and competitive nature of the production and distribution of goods. Amended by the Clayton Act of 1914. Also called Sherman Act.
Resistance and support levels are widely used by experienced traders to formulate trading strategies. For example, if a stock is approaching a very strong resistance level, a trader may prefer to close the position rather than take the risk of a significant decline if the stock uptrend reverses.
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Stock Picking Software automates the task of identifying the best stocks and the best time to buy those stocks. This software can sometimes be programed by the user and sometimes comes pre-programmed by the manufacturer to identify the right buying opportunities and the right timing.
Order Types offered in our Stock Market Game: Market Orders, Limit Orders, Stop Market Orders, Stop Limit Orders and Trailing Stop Orders
An investor’s instructions to a broker or brokerage firm to purchase or sell a security. Orders are typically placed over the phone or online. Orders fall into different available types which allow investors to place restrictions on their orders affecting the price and time at which the order can be executed.
Penny stocks are stocks with a share price of $5 or less.
An open end mutual fund don’t have limits on the quantity of shares the fund will issue. Provided that demand is requested often, the fund will continue to issue shares no matter the number of investors.
A no-load mutual fund in which shares are sold without a commission or sales fee. The notion for this is that the shares are allocated directly by the investment company, rather than going through a alternate party.
Definition: With stock charts, you can view as much as 20 years of data or as little as a few minutes with a variety of line styles, color pallets and comparison features such as technical indicators. More Detail: Many web sites that offer stock charts offer advanced features. Some of these features offer the Read More…
A stock quote is a list of prices (generally bid, ask and last) for a stock at a particular point during the trading day. Stocks used to be quoted in fractions, but now most exchanges use decimals.
A Trading Halt is the temporary suspension of trading of a security for a specific period of time. Trading Halts typically last for an hour, but can extend into days.
Time Decay is the inclination for options to decrease in worth as the expiration date draws near. The extent of the time decay is inversely connected to the changeability of that option.
A Sharpe Ratio calculates the extra return you make compared to the extra risk you take on.
The basic form of short selling is selling stock that you borrow from an owner and do not own yourself. In essence, you deliver the borrowed shares. Another form is to sell stock that you do not own and are not borrowing from someone. Here you owe the shorted shares to the buyer but “fail to deliver.”