NYSE ARCA Listing

  Name  Symbol Last Trade Accelerated Return Bear Notes Linked to the S&P 500 Index  ABY $6.30 Accelerated Return Bear Notes Linked to the S&P 500 Index  BSB $8.08 Accelerated Return Bear Notes Linked to the S&P Retail Select Industry Index  SBG $3.47 Accelerated Return Bear Notes- S&P 500 Index…

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What is Financial Analysis?

Financial analysis is the conversion of financial data into useful information for decision making. Therefore, virtually any use of financial statements or other financial data for some purpose is financial analysis and, essentially, is the primary focus of accounting and finance professionals. Financial analysis can be internal (e.g., decision analysis…

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What is Dollar Cost Averaging?

Dollar Cost Averaging  Explained Dollar cost averaging, also known as a constant dollar plan, is an investing technique that can help reduce market risk. A type of formula investing, dollar cost averaging entails adding a fixed amount of money on a regular schedule to an investment account, such as a…

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What is Value Investing?

From Investopedia  What Does Value Investing Mean?The strategy of selecting stocks that trade for less than their intrinsic values. Value investors actively seek stocks of companies that they believe the market has undervalued. They believe the market overreacts to good and bad news, resulting in stock price movements that do not correspond with the company’s…

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What is Compounding?

Compounding occurs when you add your investment earnings or savings account interest to your original investment, forming a larger foundation upon which future earnings may accumulate. As your principal increases in size, your rate of return will apply to a larger sum, enabling your money to grow faster. The longer…

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What is Hedging?

From Scottrade:  Unlike compounding, which can help maximize long-term return, hedging helps limit risk. Even if you believe you know how an investment is going to perform, market movements are generally unpredictable. As a result, some investors hedge to help counter the instability of the markets.   The traditional approach…

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