STOCKS AND BONDS BASICS

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Stock and Bond Market Basics

Are you interested in stocks and bonds but don’t clearly understand the mechanics of the process? These short videos will help you understand the basics in very little time.

Stock Market Basics – what happens when you buy company stock

Short Selling Basics – the basic mechanics of a process that many people find confusing

Shorting Stocks

Short selling tends to be confusing to many investors. How is it possible to “sell” something that you don’t even own? Why would some investors and traders want to do that? In reality, short selling is simply “buy low/sell high” but in reverse. And yes, it is the risk is virtually infinite. Watch these videos to learn more about how this works.

Short Selling Basics – the basic mechanics of a process that many people find confusing

Is Short Selling an Ethical Practice? – two sides of the debate

Risks of Short Selling – what does it mean to take on “infinite” risk?

Short Selling Examples– getting down to a few nitty-gritty examples

Analyzing Company Financials

Unless you rely purely on technical analysis, it helps to know how to analyze a company’s fundamentals. Understanding a company’s financial statements and knowing which metrics to apply is a critical part of the investment evaluation process. Here are a number of short videos to help you get started.

Gross and Operating Profit

Basic Capital Structure Differences

Market Capitalization

Market Value of Assets

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