What are value and growth stocks?

Value and growth stocks are two different styles of stock. Growth stocks are anticipated to grow at a rate above the average for the market. Value stocks are those that tend to trade at a lower price relative to their fundamentals. To determine whether a stock is underpriced, market analysts look at a company’s fundamentals […]

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What are small-, mid-, and large-cap stocks?

Small-, mid- and large-cap stocks are ways to categorize market capitalization, which is the total value of all the shares of a company’s stock. Very large companies like Apple and Alphabet (the holding company for Google) are considered large-cap stocks with market capitalizations starting at $10 billion. Stocks from relatively smaller companies are considered mid-cap […]

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Can you sell shares of stock that you do not own?

Yes, when you sell shares of a stock that you do not own, this is referred to as a short sale. You borrow the shares from a lender (like a broker-dealer) and sell in the open market with proceeds from the sale credited to your account. Eventually you must purchase the same number of shares […]

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What are stock quotes?

Stock quotes provide pricing information for a particular stock including the bid and ask, last-traded price, and volume of shares traded. Stock quotes show a moment in time, meaning what the stock is trading for when the stock market is open (which can be moving up or down at any given time), and the last […]

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Apple to close retail stores

Apple (AAPL) is temporarily shuttering stores again in U.S. states where COVID-19 cases have been spiking in recent weeks. The company confirmed the move to Yahoo Finance via an emailed statement saying that the company is closing its retail stores beginning June 20 out of an abundance of caution. The stores to be closed are […]

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